Portsmouth, the UK only island city, has been a significant naval port for centuries and is home to some of the most famous ships, including HMS Warrior, Lord Nelson’s HMS Victory, and Henry VIII favourite ship the Mary Rose. The Spinnaker Tower, standing 170 metres tall, dominates the skyline and allows visitors to go to the top and see the city and the Solent. Portsmouth is also a busy ferry port which transports passengers to nearby islands and France and Spain. Portsmouth is also the birthplace of Charles Dickens and some of his most famous works were born here.
The Isle of Wight is the largest island of England and located in the English Channel. Its outstanding natural beauty makes it a popular destination for day trips from nearby Portsmouth. Queen Victoria even built her much-loved summer residence on the island. Each year, the island hosts popular music festivals which attract thousands to the island. There are many things to see and do on the island such as The Needles ( three distinctive stack of chalk rising out of the sea), Osbourne House (Queen Victoria’s house), and many museums to name just a few.Ask a Question Get a Quote
Morning: Departure from school and travel to Portsmouth. Start of walking tour heading towards the naval yard. See HMS Warrior, HMS Victory, The Spinnaker Tower, and more.
Afternoon: After spending the morning visiting Portsmouth, travel by ferry to Isle of Wight. Spend the afternoon enjoying the wonderful nature of the isle and charming villages.
Evening: Early evening ferry back to Portsmouth and travel back to school. End of Tour.