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Historic Hampshire

Historic Hampshire

On this new tour we enjoy visits to some of England’s true tourist gems, such as the author Jane Austen’s House.

On this new tour we enjoy visits to some of England’s true tourist gems, such as the author Jane Austen’s House, take a ride on the famous Watercress Railway Line, visit the inspiring D Day story museum in Southsea and travel to one of Europe’s best known prehistoric monuments – Stonehenge!

Day 1

We leave from your joining points and travel towards Hampshire with a lunch stop en route before arriving at our hotel in time for our evening meal.


Day 2

After breakfast we travel to Jane Austen house near Alton. This is where she lived for the last eight years of her life and where she wrote "Mansfield Park", "Emma" and "Persuasion". Afterwards we travel, the short journey to Mid Hants Railway known - affectionately as the "Watercress Line",where we enjoy a journey through picturesque countryside.

B, D

Day 3

Today after breakfast we travel to the seaside resort of Southsea and its D Day story museum. The museum was opened in 1984 by Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother and it tells the story of operation overlord during the Normandy D Day landings. In the afternoon we travel the short distance to Old Portsmouth, where we visit the Spinakker tower and take the high speed lift up 100 metres to the viewing platform. Here you will experience the south coast's most spectacular view and enjoy a high tea with a selection of sandwiches, sweet treats and tea or coffee. On our return to terra firma we join the coach for the journey back to our hotel.

B, D

Day 4

Today after breakfast we travel to one of Europe's best known prehistoric monuments - Stonehenge. Although not in Hampshire but in neighbouring county of Wiltshire. We include admission to its new visitor centre which will give you an insight into the stones. After our visit we travel back into Hampshire and its Milestone Living History Museum. Inside the museum there is a recreated a Victorian town with cobbled streets, village green, pub, costumed characters and a large collection of commercial vehicles.

B, D

Day 5

After breakfast we leave Hampshire and our hotel and make our journey home, arriving back late afternoon.


B=Breakfast Included, D =Dinner Included

Hotel Details - The Hampshire Court Hotel, Basingstoke.

This four star hotel is built around a central courtyard and has a restaurant, a bar and lounge area. Its facilities also include an indoor swimming pool and other leisure facilities, some with an extra cost.

The bedrooms are en suite with hairdryer, television and tea/coffee making facilities. The rooms are served by a lift.


Price Includes:>


  • Four nights hotel accommodation.

  • Meals are on a half board Basis (Breakfast & Evening meal)

  • An excursion to the historic site of Stonehenge.

  • A ride on a steam train along the Watercress line.

  • A visit to the "Milestones" history museum in Basingstoke.

  • A visit to Jane Austen's house in Chawton.

  • Services of our coach and driver.



Extra Costs:>


  • Single room supplement £80.00 per person.

  • Personal Travel Insurance if required.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Bromyard Bus Stop, Pump Street, Bromyard
Cheltenham Royal Well Bus Station, Cheltenham
Evesham Bus Stop, The Northwick Hotel, Waterside,
Evesham, WR11 1BT
Gloucester Bus Stop, Westgate Street, Gloucester,
Great Malvern Barnards Green Clock Bus Shelter, Gt Malvern
Hereford Bus Station Stand 1 or 2, Commercial Road Bus Station,
Hereford Three Elms Bakers Lane, Off Three Elms Road, Hereford
Hereford Three Elms Inn Bus Stop/Layby, op Three Elms Inn, Three Elms Road
Hereford Whitecross Whitecross Roundabout, Co-op Bus Stop, Hereford
Joining at the Hotel Joining at the Hotel.
Ledbury Market House, Ledbury
Leominster Stand 2, Bus Station, Leominster
Ludlow Smithfield Car Park, Lower Galdeford, Ludlow,
Shropshire, SY8 1RN
Malvern Link Bus Stop, Co-op Store, Malvern Link
Pershore The Royal Arcade, Broad St, Pershore
Ross On Wye Bus Stop 4, Cantilupe Road, Ross On Wye
Tenbury Wells Bus Stop, TSB Bank, Teme Street, Tenbury Wells
Worcester Centre Croft Road Coach Park, Worcester, Worcs.
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