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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.

 

THE SOLENT HOTEL, FAREHAM****

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

Porterage

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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D=Dinner, B=Breakfast

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