NEW DATES 3-day trip to Portsmouth and its Historic Dockyard

Thursday, 16 August 2018 to Saturday, 18 August 2018

As at end March 2018 everyone who has paid a deposit should have been contacted in the last week or two by the trip organisers. If you have not been contacted, then please phone
Letchworth Tourist Information Centre 01462 487868 as soon as possible.

NOTE NEW DATES - the trip has been postponed slightly due to circumstances beyond our control. The booking deadline has also been extended.

Three-Day Trip To Portsmouth and its Historic Dockyard – August 2018

All 11 attractions at the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard in one day? Not possible – so we have arranged a three day trip so you can explore at your leisure, visit other attractions such as the Spinnaker Tower, soak up the sea air in Southsea, visit the Isle of Wight or just indulge in some retail therapy. The possibilities are endless!

The basics:- Dates Thursday 16 to Saturday 18 August 2018

Accommodation Portsmouth University – Rees Halls, Southsea – in a comfortable, modern single en-suite room. Some double bedded rooms are also available. Breakfast is included and evening meals can be provided at extra cost.

Cost Travel, Accommodation and All Attraction Dockyard ticket – £160 per person for a single room, £250 per couple for a double room. For non-LALG members these costs are £180 and £275 respectively.

The details

Travel The coach will leave Baldock (outside Templars’ Restaurant) at 8.30 am on Thursday 16 August, and Letchworth (opposite Barclays Bank) at 9.00 am. We will leave from Rees Halls at 5.00 pm on Saturday 18 August. Left Luggage facilities will be available.

What to do (a brief guide – further information can be found on the Visit Portsmouth website or from Letchworth Tourist Office, 01462 487868).

Portsmouth – The All Attraction Portsmouth Dockyard ticket (valid for one year) includes the following exhibitions:- Mary Rose, Jutland 1916, HMS Victory, HMS Warrior 1860, HMS M33, National Museum of the Royal Navy, Action Stations, Harbour Tours, Boathouse 4, Women and the Royal Navy and the off-site exhibitions of the Royal Navy Submarine Museum and the Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower. Entry to other attractions is extra.

The Spinnaker Tower – an imposing structure which stretches 170 metres above Gunwharf Quays, making it taller than Big Ben, the London Eye and Blackpool Tower. On a good day, visitors can see 360 degree panoramas stretching up to 23 miles. Charles Dickens Birthplace Museum, Isle of Wight Passenger Ferry

Southsea – Decidedly more independent than Portsmouth, Southsea is a thriving cultural resort which has been a popular destination since the Victorian era. Its many attractions include:- Southsea Castle, from which Henry VIII watched his beloved Mary Rose sink to the bottom of the Solent. The D Day Museum, home of the Overlord Embroidery, Blue Reef Aquarium.

Booking Please book in person at Letchworth Tourist Office. The non-returnable first payment of £60 per person, or £114 per couple is payable on booking. Cheques should be made payable to LALG. The balance should be paid by Tuesday 2 May.

NEW BOOKING DEADLINE Bookings will close on 23 January 2018.

Contact Details: 

See Group Contact.