This tour takes us to enjoy the pleasures of Hampshire and its quaint towns as well as a tasting and tour of the famous Bombay Sapphire Distillery. We have a day in Winchester, as well as Portsmouth and a relaxing visit to the gorgeous gardens at Exbury on the edge of the New Forest
This delightful hotel is located within 54 acres of parkland, only 12 miles from Winchester. Hotel facilities include an indoor swimming pool, a sauna and gym. All bedrooms are en-suite and have a TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. A lift serves all floors.
Sunday We depart our home areas travelling to Hampshire where we arrive late afternoon at the 4 star Norton Park Hotel.
Monday This morning we enjoy a drive to the historic town of Winchester. Here we have the morning at leisure to obtain lunch before we continue to the Bombay Sapphire Gin Distillery for their ‘Self Discovery Experience’. This includes a 15 minute guided tour throughout the Still House and a complimentary drink in the Mill Bar. Note: The Bombay Sapphire Experience is in a working distillery. Passengers must wear appropriate footwear.
Tuesday This morning we head to the town of Lyndhurst which has been known as the capital of the New Forest since the times of William the Conqueror. Lyndhurst offers many shops, cosy tea rooms and old world pubs and cafes, perfect for a morning visit. Later we travel to Lymington in the south of the New Forest. Here we have chance to enjoy lunch and spend some time exploring. This afternoon we continue through the stunning New Forest, to arrive at Exbury Gardens, a spectacular 200 acre woodland garden, famous for the Rothschild collection of rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias. After a good stay we return to the hotel for dinner.
Wednesday Our day begins with a drive through the South Downs where we reach the market town of Petersfield where we can enjoy a stop in the heart of the National Park. The town has a variety of local shops as well as a museum, art gallery and much more. After we head to the coast where the rest of the day is yours to explore the Maritime City of Portsmouth. Why not visit the historic Dockyard or the lovely cathedral.
Thursday After breakfast we bid farewell to our hosts and we make our way home. We arrive to be greeted by our awaiting taxis.
Fenn Holidays Ltd, Whittlesey Road, March, Cambridgeshire PE15 0AG