A brand new tour for 2017, visiting beautiful Hampshire staying at a superb 4 star hotel in Hampshire. With its unique mixture of rolling hills, chalk streams, bustling market towns and sleepy villages, Hampshire's countryside epitomises traditional English charm. We include a leisurely canal ride, a ride on the famous Watercress Line and views from the Spinnaker Tower.
The 4 star Solent hotel is ideally located between Southampton and Portsmouth. The hotel has an indoor swimming pool and spa facilities, including a whirlpool and sauna. Each of the en-suite bedrooms have tea and coffee making facilities and there is lift to all floors.
Sunday From your front door to the waiting ‘Club Class’ coach for the drive south through the glorious autumn colours of the Chilterns towards our hotel in Hampshire, making a lunch stop in Windsor, with time to explore before continuing on to our holiday hotel. There is time to settle in and relax before dinner.
Monday After a leisurely breakfast we head out and enjoy some scenery and history of the county before we board a traditional style canal boat on the Basingstoke Canal. Watch the passing scenery on this 2 hour cruise, drinks and refreshments are available on board. Next we continue to ‘Milestones’, a fabulous museum often described as ‘the outdoor museum that’s indoors!’ Wander through the old cobbled streets and explore life in Hampshire in the past. We return to the hotel with time to relax before dinner.
Tuesday After breakfast today we travel to Alton where we join the Mid Hants Railway ‘Watercress Line’ for a 10 mile journey over the ‘Hampshire Alps’ to Alresford. This is the home of the Hampshire Watercress Industry from which the line takes its name. We continue on to Winchester for an afternoon at leisure.
Wednesday Today we have at leisure in nearby Portsmouth. Ideally situated, Portsmouth is the UK’s only island city. We include a visit to the Spinnaker Tower for fabulous views of the Solent from 328ft a.s.l. The city has a rich culture as shown in a visit to any of the museums and galleries. Or spend some time on the miles and miles of beautiful waterfront.
Thursday After breakfast we bid farewell to our hosts at the Solent Hotel, and begin our journey back to our home area.
Fenn Holidays Ltd, Whittlesey Road, March, Cambridgeshire PE15 0AG