Winchester & Portsmouth Sleepover Sunday 17th June for 3 days

Sunday: En route to Portsmouth, meet the Blue Badge guide in Winchester where we visit the Cathedral, the longest mediaeval building in the world. This is a Cathedral tour with a difference – a people’s tour – more folk than fabric. From a King rotten to the core, to the brave diver (yes diver!) who saved the Cathedral and pick out the Jane Austen links in the city where the author died 200 years ago this year. We follow this with a scenic drive through the Meon Valley to the  Royal Maritime Hotel Portsmouth to check in for dinner.
Monday: After breakfast we depart the hotel in the company of our local Blue Badge guide . We are going to start the day with panoramic tour to tell the story of Portsmouth. You are never far from the sea here – it is the only UK city to be built on an island.  Alfred the Great founded the first English Navy in Portsmouth and King Henry VIII set up the Royal Dockyard – Portsmouth continues to be the home of the Royal Navy today.
We will visit Palmerston’s Nelson Fort up on the hill overlooking the city and call in at the quirky early Victorian Southwick Brewhouse which last saw active service in 1957 when master brewer Dick Olding hung up his keys for the last time.  We take a very pleasant flat walk through Old Portsmouth before taking a break to buy a light lunch at Gunwharf Quay. The afternoon is devoted to the Mary Rose Museum in the Historic Royal Dockyard. Your ticket also includes the option of a harbour tour.  On returning to our centrally located hotel  to the hotel, the rest of the afternoon is yours before your three course dinner is served in the hotel.
Tuesday: Check out after breakfast and leave your bags with the hotel concierge. We have a free morning to enjoy Portsmouth – perhaps a spot of shopping at Gunwharf Quay or visit the Spinnaker Tower before making tracks for home.
2 nights Dinner Bed & Breakfast at the Royal Maritime Hotel
Cooked & Continental Breakfast •  3 course , 3 choice dinner each night •
Blue Badge Guide Days 1 & 2 • All entrances Day 1 & 2 •
10 single rooms free of supplement •
100% Passenger Payment Protection
Timings: Leave Leominster 7:00am., Hereford at 7:30am., Ross on Wye at 8:00am.
Depart Tuesday at 3pm and travel back to Ross at 6:30pm, Hereford at 7pm and then Leominster at 7:30pm.
Costs: Including travel costs and all listed above  £379.00 per person
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