DATE & TIME:Sunday 22 March 2020 @ 08:30
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CATEGORIES:Beach,Boat trip,Castle,Cathedral,Church,City,City walls,Coast,Cobbled streets,Exhibition,Gatehouse,Guided tour,Hike,History,Island,Lighthouse,Monument,Museums,Panoramic views,Park,Pier,Sea,Ships,Shopping,Statues,Tower
COST:This amazing trip costs £ 35.00 . If you book at least 10 days early then there's a small discount.
This includes the well-organised trip, 2-way transport, guided walking tour, and some awesome travel buddies to make good friends.
EXTRA ACTIVITY COSTS:Entry to the Spinnaker Tower costs £12 (or £11 with a student card). Please bring exact cash and we’ll collect it in the morning.
DESTINATION INFO:Portsmouth is the UK’s only island city. As a significant naval port for centuries, Portsmouth has the world’s oldest dry dock and is home to famous ships, including HMS Warrior, the Mary Rose, and Lord Nelson’s flagship HMS Victory (the world’s oldest naval ship still in commission). The naval base remains a major dockyard with the headquarters of the Royal Marine Commandos. There is also a thriving commercial cruise ship and ferry port serving destinations on the continent for freight and passenger traffic. We’ll see many sights in the city and along the island’s coast, including the historic shipyard, the Spinnaker Tower which is 170 metres high and has a glass panel in the floor for amazing views, the beaches and piers, the sea forts that surround Portsmouth to protect from French invasion, Southsea Castle from where King Henry VIII watch the Mary Rose sink, the birthplace of Charles Dickens, and more.
HIGHLIGHTS:– Guided walking tour of Portsmouth & the Historic Dockyard. – See and learn about the historic battleships that allowed England to command the seas. – See Lord Nelson’s flagship HMS Victory that won the battle of Trafalgar. – See the castles and sea forts that protected England’s shipbuilding dockyard. – Go to the top of the Spinnaker Tower, stand on the glass floor, and admire the breathtaking panoramas. – Hike along the beautiful coastline from Old Portsmouth to Southsea Castle. – Relax on the beach, dip your toes in the water, and watch the ships sailing to France. – Enjoy some good food and do some shopping at the outlets in Gunwharf Quays.
DEPARTURE:Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith, London
Map & directions: https://goo.gl/maps/3RF2wXF9ge5VQKre6
ITINERARY:# 8.30am – We’re meeting outside the Eventim Apollo building. The address is: 45 Queen Caroline St, Hammersmith, London, W6 9QH. It’s just outside Hammersmith tube station. Here’s a map: http://goo.gl/maps/tEk28 . You should arrive early here so we can check you off the guest list, and you have time to get a coffee, meet everyone, and board the coach before it leaves. # 8.40am – Coach departs. # 10.45am – When we arrive in Portsmouth we’ll explore the historic battleships in the naval dock yard, go up to the top of the Spinnaker Tower to see the spectacular views and walk on the glass floor, take a short break to get some lunch, then we’ll go on our hike along the coast where we’ll see more historic sights. # 5.30pm – Meet outside the City Museum, on Museum Road. Here’s a map: http://goo.gl/maps/stBRY . This is where the coach will pick us up from. Please arrive here early so you have time to find it and board the coach before it leaves. # 5.45pm Coach departs. # 7.45pm – We’ll arrive back by Hammersmith station in London. Then we’ll go for food and drinks nearby. Bring your photo ID for entry into the venue.
TRIP UPDATES:No updates.
NOTE:– Check the Transport For London website (https://tfl.gov.uk) for details of any issues on the public transport network on this date, and use the journey planner to find the best way to arrive at our morning meeting point on time.
– This is an informal trip and you are free to go wherever you want. Just ensure that in the afternoon you arrive early to our meeting point to go back to London together.
– You are responsible for your personal safety and your belongings at all times.
– Details of our trip may be changed to ensure that our trip runs smoothly, so you should check this event description and the updates section regularly, before and during the trip.
– You should buy your own travel insurance.
– There are no refunds unless we cancel the trip, and places are non-transferable.