DATE & TIME:Saturday 19 June 2021 @ 08:25
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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 £36.00 . If you book at least 10 days early then there's a small discount.
This includes the well-organised trip with all of the logistics and route planned, 2-way transport, and some awesome travel buddies to make good friends.
EXTRA ACTIVITY COSTS:Entry to the Spinnaker Tower costs £13 (or £12 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:– 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 industry. – Go to the top of the Spinnaker Tower, walk on the glass floor, and admire the breathtaking panoramas. – Hike along the beautiful coastline. – 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:Wasabi sushi shop, Victoria Station
Map & directions: https://goo.gl/maps/K1fWoYfT6PkVyvfS9
ITINERARY:# 8.25am – We’re meeting outside the Wasabi sushi shop inside Victoria rail station. It’s just by the ticket office. The address is: Wasabi, Unit 31, Victoria Station, Buckingham Palace Rd, London, SW1V 1JU. Here’s a map: https://goo.gl/maps/K1fWoYfT6PkVyvfS9 . # 8.30am – We’ll leave the meeting point to board the train. You must arrive before this time. # 11.05am – 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, and take a lunch break, then we’ll go on our hike along the coast where we’ll see more historic sights. # 5.45pm – Meet outside The Lady Hamilton pub, 21 The Hard, Portsmouth, PO1 3DT. Here’s a map: https://goo.gl/maps/TMDRiS7UmHWPaMEk9 . Please arrive here early so you have time to find it. # 5.50pm We’ll head to Portsmouth Harbour station to get the train. # 6.11pm Train departs. # 8.15pm – We’ll arrive back at Victoria station in London.
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