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Winchester Exbury Gardens, Gin & the New Forest 5 Days 7 – 11 June 2020

  • HISTORIC WINCHESTER
  • BOMBAY SAPPHIRE DISTILLERY TOUR
  • LYNDHURST & THE NEW FOREST
  • EXBURY GARDENS & RAILWAY
  • MARITIME PORTSMOUTH
  • PETERSFIELD – MARKET DAY

This tour takes us to enjoy the pleasures of the Hampshire and its quaint towns as well as a tasting and tour of the famous Bombay Sapphire Distillery time in Winchester, Portsmouth and a relaxing visit to the gorgeous gardens at Exbury on the edge of the New Forest.

YOUR HOTEL The Norton Park Hotel is located within 54 acres of parkland, only 12 miles from Winchester. Hotel facilities include indoor swimming pool, sauna and gym. All bedrooms are en suite and have television, telephone, hairdryer and tea & coffee making facilities. The hotel has a lift.

SUNDAY Depart from your home area travelling to Hampshire, arriving late afternoon at the Norton Park Hotel.

MONDAY
This morning we enjoy a driver to the historic town of Winchester. Here we can visit the cities cathedral and enjoy the remainder of the day in Winchester exploring its high street or perhaps the many museums in the town. Later, we visit the Bombay Sapphire Gin Distillery for their ‘Self Discovery Experience’. This includes a 15-minute guided tour throughout the Still House and complimentary drink in the Mill Bar. The Self-Discovery Experience showcases the very best of Bombay Sapphire gin and the beautiful, historic distillery.

The Bombay Sapphire Experience is in a working distillery, passengers must wear suitable footwear (e.g. No open-toe shoes or high heels).

TUESDAY This morning we head to the town of Lyndhurst, known as the capital of The New Forest since the times of William the Conqueror. Lyndhurst offers a wide range of shops, cosy tea rooms, old world pubs and cafes. In the afternoon, we continue through the stunning New Forest, arriving at Exbury Gardens, a spectacular 200-acre woodland garden famous for the Rothschild collection of rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias.

WEDNESDAY Our day begins with a ride through the South Downs, reaching the market-town of Petersfield where we can enjoy a stop in the heart of the National Park. The town has a variety of local shops, as well as a museum, Psychic Garden and art gallery. Today is also market day! Afterwards, we head to the coast where the rest of the day is yours in the Maritime City of Portsmouth, perhaps visit the Historic Dockyard, home of ‘Victory’ and ‘Mary Rose’, or visit the lovely Cathedral.

THURSDAY After breakfast we leave and head for home.

PRICE PER PERSON £450

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £100 4 AVAILBLE

PRICE INCLUDES: Pick up from local area or car parking our premises (please state when booking as this is less time on the coach). Executive air-conditioned coach travel with toilet. Half board accommodation. Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway & Bombay Sapphire Distillery “Self-Discovery Experience.

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