Welcome on a student tour to Isle of Wight & Portsmouth
Student Top Attractions in Isle of Wight & Portsmouth
Portsmouth is a very old historic city on the south coast of England and has been the home of the Royal Navy for over 500 years. On arrival in Portsmouth your guide will show you some of the oldest parts of the city along with some of the newest. Your guide will take you to the old historic dockyard and tell you about some of the historic ships that you can see, entrance to the ships is not included. After the dock yard you will see one of the newest structures in the city, the Spinnaker Tower which is 550 feet tall.
From Portsmouth ferry port we will cross the part of the English Channel called "The Solent" and make the 45 minute journey to the Isle of Wight.
This small island off the south coast of England is a beautiful place to visit. After a short ferry journey from Portsmouth to Fishbourne we will drive through the centre of the island to Godshill village. At this village you will be able to see a lovely typical island scene of old thatched cottages and tea shops. There is also a famous church with a legend that makes it very special. There is also a fantastic model village attraction to visit at a discounted price with us. You will have time for lunch here and to do the model village attraction if you wish.
After this we will travel along the south coast road with magnificent views of the white chalk cliffs and the sea which takes us to the most westerly point at Alum Bay. This has the islands most famous landmark - The Needles. There is also amusements, the multi-coloured beach sands on display and other attractions here to visit.
We will be departing on the ferry from nearby Alum Bay at Yarmouth over to Lymington and the New Forest where we will be able to see the wild ponies and horses roaming free before taking you home.
(All times are approximate and may vary on the day depending on circumstances and are given as a guideline)
Portsmouth (for ferry port) arrival: 10:00
Departure on ferry to Isle of Wight at 11:00 - 11:45 arrival on the island.
Isle of Wight stops as advertised and departure on ferry at 17:20 - 18:00 arrival back to mainland.
Return to Bournemouth by 19:00
Return to Oxford 20:00 approx depending on traffic
Return to other locations (such as London or Brighton): late evening
This information shows example itineraries to use as a guideline, please note that the order we visit various attractions may change depending on circumstances or time of year.
Please follow the advice of your tour manager and make sure that you are at the various pick up points and departures at the correct times.
Optional extras are also available, but they are not included in the tour price.