Day Trip to Portsmouth Saturday 27th July 2024. Departing Bicester. pick up points, Kidlington, Oxford, Abingdon and Didcot.


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A city surrounded by the sea, Portsmouth’s history is strongly linked with the Royal Navy. The city houses some superb military and maritime museums including Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and the D-Day Story and Overlord Embroidery. And for some of the best views of Portsmouth, don’t miss the Royal Armouries Fort Nelson on Portsdown Hill near Fareham.

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is the jewel in Portsmouth’s crown, home to the world famous historic ships HMS Victory and HMS Warrior 1860. Take the ferry across the harbour to Gosport, home of HMS Alliance at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum and Explosion! Museum of Naval Firepower.

Together with interactive Action Stations, The National Museum of the Royal Navy and Harbour Tours, plus a fun-packed annual events programme, there truly is something for all ages.

Explore the remains of Henry VIII’s favourite ship at The Mary Rose Museum. The ship was recovered from the seabed in one of the most challenging archaeological excavations of all time. From the large bronze and iron guns to personal items like wooden bowls, tiny dice and nit combs, The Mary Rose recreates life on-board a 16th century warship with an authenticity no other attraction can provide.

Gunwharf Quays is a short walk away from the Dockyard, Gunwharf Quays is a buzzy hotspot and premier waterfront destination, open night and day, with over 95 designer shopping outlets, art gallery, cinema, casino, nightclubs and restaurants with al fresco dining.

The Spinnaker Tower has stunning views over the Solent. On a clear day you can see up to 23 miles over to the Isle of Wight, Chichester and the South Downs. Walk on air on the glass floor if you dare!

Portsmouth’s Old Town

The cobbled streets of Old Portsmouth used to be the haunt of vagabonds, thieves, seafarers and press gangs but life is quieter there now, with traditional pubs, tea rooms and fish markets offering a welcome distraction.

Step back in time and discover the charms of the Old Town and hidden secrets such as Portsmouth’s Anglican Cathedral dating back to 1185.

Food and Drink in Portsmouth

But all that exploring makes you hungry! Whether you like fish and chips, fajitas or fine dining you’re sure to find it in Portsmouth.

Port Solent and Gunwharf Quays are renowned for their night life and shops and here you’ll find a wide choice of cosmopolitan restaurants and bars, many with glorious terraces overlooking the water.

Celebrity chef  Raymond Blanc has chosen to locate one of his restaurants at Gunwharf Quays. Brasserie Blanc offers quality French food in relaxed brasserie style.

  • Price is for coach travel only.
  • Book early to avoid disappointment.
  • Under 16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Departures From:

Pick Up & Drop Off Stops

Abingdon Stratton Way, Bicester P&R, Bicester Pioneer Square, Didcot Parkway Station, Kidlington The Moors, Kidlington, Garden City, Oxford City Beaumont Street

Ticket Type

Adult, Child, Family (2 Adults & 3 Children), Senior Citizen


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