About the tour: Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and Beautiful Bournemouth

Immerse yourself in maritime and naval history on this fantastic 5-day coach holiday as we explore Portsmouth Historic Dockyard – home to historic ships, museums, artefacts and exhibitions. We will also discover the charming town of Christchurch, situated in Dorset, with its fantastic beaches and historic centre, and you can join our optional excursion to the New Forest, visiting Lyndhurst with its royal and literary connections. With time to enjoy the traditional seaside delights of Bournemouth from one of our centrally located hotels, you're sure to leave with treasured memories!

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel

Departure Dates

Once you have booked your tour either online, or by telephone ( 1300 811 500 ), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can:

  • Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
  • Send payments via online banking.
  • Send payments via cheque.
  • Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.

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Tour Itinerary

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    For your convenience, you may choose to start this tour in the UK or at the first city in Europe.

    • Included meals: Dinner

    Today we take a trip to medieval Christchurch. This quaint Dorset town combines award-winning beaches, a pretty harbour and a historic centre.

    Explore the Priory Church and castle ruins, stroll through the bustling town centre with its range of independent shops, or admire the waters of Solent.

    We return via Poole.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Christchurch

    Relax with a day at leisure in Bournemouth to explore at your own pace, or join our optional excursion to the New Forest.

    We call at Lyndhurst, often referred to as the 'Capital of the New Forest' and has been visited by Kings and Queens for centuries to hunt. As well as a royal connection, Lyndhurst has a literary connection, being the home to the real Alice who was the inspiration for Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    New Forest
    New Forest

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    • New Forest
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.

    Today we visit Portsmouth where we explore the Historic Dockyard.

    Historic ships, museums, artefacts and exhibitions showcase the rich maritime history of the city and the Royal Navy. Your ticket allows entry to any of the 11 attractions including HMS Warrior, HMS Victory, Boathouse 4 and Dockyard Apprentice.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
    • Portsmouth

    If you are leaving the tour in Europe, you will say farewell to the group after breakfast this morning. If you joined the tour in the UK, today you will return and continue to your original joining point.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and Beautiful Bournemouth

    Book online OR call our friendly travel advisers on:
    1300 811 500


    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 1300 811 500.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 1300 811 500 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 1300 811 500.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

    You will stay for four nights at an Oceana Collection Hotel in Bournemouth. This will be at either the Mayfair, the Suncliff, the Trouville or the Ocean Beach Hotel and Spa and will be advised on your travel documents. Each hotel offers its own unique charm but all are equally comfortable and make for a great base to explore Bournemouth.