Chinnor & Princes Risborough Heritage Railway
Southern Counties Explorer
With a new itinerary, this tour showcases the best of the Southern Counties. Included are a variety of carefully selected excursions including a heritage railway journey and vineyard visit, which will undoubtedly suit all tastes. Tours are based on Thursday departures.
South Downs • Vineyard Visit • Heritage Railway • Polesdon Lacey • North Downs
Day 1 Travel to the hotel in Hampshire.
Day 2 Denbies Vineyard is today’s first stop for a vineyard train tour with a glass of bubbly. The tour with commentary, takes visitors at a leisurely pace to some of the most beautiful viewing points in the vineyard and the North Downs. On then to the honeymoon spot of the late Queen Mother and the future King George VI, the National Trust’s Edwardian retreat, Polesdon Lacey.
Day 3 Head north this morning to Chinnor and a ride on the award winning Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway. Travel along the foot of the Chiltern Hills and pass attractive countryside with some outstanding views across the Vale of Whiteleaf. Enjoy free time this afternoon in the pretty town of Henley-on-Thames where it is possible, for an additional cost, to include a boat trip.
Day 4 The Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre (open Weds to Sun) provides this morning’s fascinating excursion. Home to traditional craftspeople, the museum is dedicated to the industrial heritage of the south east. The 36 acre site is set in the heart of the South Downs National Park and can be explored using the narrow-gauge railway or vintage bus. This afternoon is at leisure in Portsmouth.
Day 5 Homeward journey.
All tours are tailored to your requirements and can be adapted for travel by coach and/or air as you prefer
Hampshire Court Hotel, Basingstoke
This is a very well-presented hotel built around a central courtyard. It offers a high standard of accommodation with spacious guest bedrooms, welcoming restaurant and separate bar and lounge areas. Its location on the outskirts of Basingstoke make this an ideal location for touring the region.
• 4 star • 90 bedrooms • Lift
• Leisure facilities • Indoor swimming pool
• Courtyard • Coach parking
Your tour includes:
• 4 nights half board in Hampshire with:
Full English Breakfast
3 course dinner with choice and tea/coffee
• Denbies Vineyard sparkling
outdoor train tour
• Admission to National Trust Polesdon Lacey
• Journey on the Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway
• Admission to Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre
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