Skip to content

Autumn Colours & the South Downs

Compton Acres

4* Solent Hotel, Fareham. Winchester, Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway, Lyndhurst, Portsmouth, Chichester Cathedral, Petersfield & RHS Wisley Gardens

Autumn Colours at The Solent Hotel


We stay at the 4* Solent Hotel in Fareham. Enjoy a visit to the Cathedral city of Winchester, explore the beautiful Compton Acres Gardens, take a scenic drive through the New Forest National Park and visit Lyndhurst. We visit Historic Portsmouth, take a guided tour of Chichester Cathedral & enjoy a scenic drive through the South Downs National Park with a stop of at Petersfield. We finish this tour with a visit to RHS Wisley gardens with the Autumn Colours on full show.



Sunday 7 November 2021

5 Days

£450 per person sharing a twin/double room

£60 single supplement

£11 RHS member discount

Home pick up/set down from £25 per person

Front seat supplement £12.50 for the duration of the tour


Price includes:

All coach travel


4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

Admission to Compton Acres

Chichester Cathedral guided tour

Admission to RHS Wisley



Hotel rooms are in the Lodge accommodation block adjacent to the main hotel building.



Sunday 7 November

We depart the local area and make a stop at Winchester before arriving at The 4* Solent Hotel mid-afternoon ready to settle in and get acquainted with the facilities on site.


Monday 8 November

This morning we enjoy a visit to Compton Acres Gardens, recognised as one of the most important ornamental gardens in England. This afternoon we travel through the New Forest National Park to the charming town of Lyndhurst.

D, B

Tuesday 9 November

Today we travel to Portsmouth where we spend time at leisure. You can visit the historic dockyard and explore Henry VIII's favourite ship Mary Rose, Nelson's HMS Victory and Queen Victoria's HMS Warrior. Visit Gunwharf Quays shopping centre and ascend to the top of the 170 metre Emirates Spinnaker Tower to see the views from miles around, and enjoy a coffee in the clouds.

D, B

Wednesday 8 November

Today we enjoy a guided tour of Chichester Cathedral encompasses all aspects of the Cathedral including its history, art and architecture. We then enjoy time at leisure in the historic city before enjoying a scenic drive through the South Downs National Park to Petersfield. With time in Petersfield to explore the towns many antique shops.

D, B

Thursday 9 November

After breakfast we depart the hotel and travel to RHS Wisley Gardens, to enjoy the magnificent autumn colours. We return home late afternoon.


D=Dinner, B=Breakfast

It is not possible to display the home pick-ups map because JavaScript is disabled in your web browser.

More Information

The map below can be used to check the price of a home pick-up. The map shows the price bands for each area we service. To check the price from your address either click your street on the map or enter your postcode or city/town and click the 'Check Price' button.

Check Price
Home Pick-up Pricing Key:

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour. Please note some pick up points may not be served on all departure dates.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour. Please note some pick up points may not be served on all departure dates.

Name Address Contact Details Times
Baldock Market Place N/S BALDOCK Bus Shelter, Bus Stop next to Comm Centre
Bishops Stortford Dane St BISHOP'S STD DANE ST BUS STOP K
Opposite Elements Home & Garden
Buntingford The Crown PH BUNTINGFORD The Crown PH Bus Stop
Cambridge Trumpington P&R TRUMPINGTON Park and Ride
Centre Lane Coach Bays 5-7
Great Shelford S GT SHELFORD Ldn Rd/Station Rd Bus Stop Southbound
Harlow Bus Stn Stop 14 HARLOW Bus Station Stop 14
HERTFORD - Tesco Stop 12 HERTFORD - Mill Road Tesco Bus Stop 12
Hitchin S HITCHIN St Mary's Square. Opposite Car Park
HODDESDON - Clock Tower HODDESDON - Clock Tower - Amwell St Bus Stop B
Letchworth Station Rd S LETCHWORTH Bus Stop, Station Road next to Arcade
Newport Stn Rd Bus Stop S NEWPORT ESSEX High St - Bus Stop before Station Rd
Near R & R Saggers shop
Royston Bus Station ROYSTON Bus Station
Saffron Walden High St S SAFFRON WALDEN High St Bus Stop By Goddards Elect
Sawbridgeworth White L. S SAWBRIDGEWORTH White Lion Bus Stop
Bus Stop outside Budgens before White Lion
Sawston War Memorial S SAWSTON Next to War Memorial Bus Stop
South Mimms South Mimms Services, Coach Bays
Stansted Mountfit Har S STANSTED MOUNTFITCHET Three Colts/Hargrave Cls
Bus Stop (BP Petrol Station)
Stevenage Danestrete K STEVENAGE Danestrete Excursions Bus Stop K
WARE - Station Rd WARE - Station Road Bus Stop F

If you wish to make an online booking please select the number of passengers below before selecting the trolley icon.

From Price Book Now Call Back Telephone Favourites

Keyword Search

Availability Search


2021 Holiday Brochure 2021 Holiday Brochure

Last Few Seats...

London Kensington Museums or Shopping

From Price: £22.00
Departure Date: 27/10/2021

Kensington Palace

From Price: £42.00
Departure Date: 28/10/2021

Ely Cathedral Christmas Gift & Food Fair

From Price: £25.00
Departure Date: 18/11/2021

Sandringham Christmas Craft, Food & Gift Fair

From Price: £31.00
Departure Date: 19/11/2021