To plan and arrange your tour, call Tracey on: 01306 873 571
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‘Pompey’, a fortress, a safe haven, a fleet anchorage, a logistics base and a dockyard: Portsmouth is a city that will always be associated with the development and growth of the Royal Navy as protectors of these shores and as ‘policemen’ of the British Empire. This tour discovers the sites associated with this great seafaring past. Other aspects of the area take us from Roman times to the 21st Century.
The tour, based in the Solent area, can be tailored to your requirements, from two to four days and can visit a selection of the sites listed below, or any others in the area that you would like to visit – perhaps a day on the Isle of Wight?
The final cost of the tour would depend on your choice of visits added to the tour. An optional guide can be provided throughout.
Including HMS Victory, HMS Warrior, The Mary Rose, The Naval museum and much more.
In the old Officers’ mess, learn about its history from 1664 to the present day.
A massive man-made fort built in the sea one mile from Portsmouth harbour.
An 18th Century fort protecting Langstone harbour.
This includes a walk through tour of HMS Alliance, the only surviving example of a Royal Navy A-Class submarine.
Visit underground and overground sites on Portsdown Hill.
Learn about Romans, Normans and Saxons at this beautiful site on the water’s edge.
This museum features the Overlord embroidery.
A Tudor castle and 20th century seaplane base.
Dating from AD43, this was rediscovered in the 1960s.
An 18th century house, famous as the home of Lord Louis Mountbatten.
Learn about the RAF in the Battle of Britain at this historic airfield.
Henry VIII and an exhibition of the military history of Portsmouth.
History from Henry VIII to the Second World War.
General Dwight D Eisenhower’s Headquarters prior to the D-Day invasion.
Nine hundred years of British history.
A historic shipbuilding village near Beaulieu.
A walking tour round Old Portsmouth (Cathedral, Garrison Church, Round Tower and Spice Island) or a walk along Southsea common with its many Memorials and historic pier.
All tours can be tailor-made to suit your needs. Some groups have specific sites that they wish to visit including graves, where they may wish to lay a wreath. Others like to combine a history tour with some leisure time, such as a day visit to Bruges, a visit to Bellewaerde Theme Park outside Ypres or add on a visit to Disneyland® Paris.Download and print brochure page
- Pick-up and drop-off at your school or chosen pick-up point
- Executive class coach travel (subject to availability)
- Return travel on Eurotunnel (or P&O Ferries, if you prefer)
- Entrance to all museums throughout the tour
- Full board accommodation for tours lasting two days or more
- Exclusive Teachers’ Information Booklet and Pupil Worksheets
- Personal Battlefields Tours Executive to assist with tour planning