Day Trips from the Isle of Wight

Day Trips from the Isle of Wight

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  NEW MYSTERY TOUR .       Wednesday 13th  March 2019 .    Price  £47.00pp                Apply for Travel Club discount

Opal Travel Group are proud to announce the return of the  Opal Mystery Tour.  Come and join us as we wander around the country side.   Not knowing where the coach is going to end up is half the fun.  All we will tell you that is  both a NEW destination  and a NEW lunch stop     with a choice of main course and dessert.  Price includes: Return coach and ferry  travel . Main course , dessert and Tea and coffee

  Sunday  24th March.2019.      Price  £20.00 pp    For a small city, Brighton packs a big personality. Londoners and other   English travellers love escaping here for its pretty pebble beach; pier and seaside recreation.  Brighton  has a bohemian and eccentric atmosphere that can’t be found anywhere else in England, offering the perfect mix of heritage and culture, with great shopping and stylish restaurants.  Don’t miss the Royal Pavilion, with its Indian domes and oriental interiors, nor the city’s museums and art galleries. Explore the narrow alleys of the Lanes, a maze of antiques and jewellery, and the bohemian North Laine, full of independent shops. The city has something for everyone from the young, to the young at heart.  Price includes :       Coach and ferry travel

Blanford Forum          Saturday   6th April 2019               Price £21.00     A Georgian gem in the heart of Dorset Blandford Forum is one of England’s undiscovered treasures. Nestled in a wooded valley on the banks of the River Stour, it is surrounded by spectacular scenery .  Blanford Forum was destroyed by fire in 1731 and rebuilt in the succeeding decades by two brothers John and William Bastard. The town’s focal point is its grand market place fringed by outstanding Georgian architecture unrivalled in the South West, which includes the Corn Exchange, the parish church of St Peter & St Paul, the Great Fire Monument and the Old House which survived the fire.              Includes.     Return coach and ferry travel

London Shopper or   West End  Matinee  Performance. London..      Sunday  14th April 2019  For only £25.000( Theatre tickets extra)   Apply for travel club discount

The  heart of London shopping, bustling Oxford Street has more than 300 shops, designer outlets and landmark stores: here you can find some of the best shopping in London. Home to the legendary Selfridges, it also boasts a range of famous department stores such as John Lewis and Debenhams scattered among every well-known high street chain imaginable. Grab some bargain fashion at Primark’s massive flagship store, and check the latest trends at Topshop in Oxford Circus. Get off the beaten track by slipping into a side street, such as St Christopher’s Place and Berwick Street, where you’ll find some real treats. An impressively elegant shopping street, Regent Street offers a good range of mid-priced fashion stores alongside some of the city’s oldest and most famous shops, including Hamleys, Liberty andThe Apple Store.f its not shopping you want then why not see a matinee show.  West End is to London what Broadway is to New  York; a jubilant celebration of the performing arts in all   its glory. Exuberant production design, stunning . performances by famous screen actors, and catchy music are   staples of a typical West End production. London’s primary theatre   district is dubbed “Theatreland”. The majority of West End Theatres are    clustered around Leicester  Square, Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, Oxford Circus, and Charing Cross. Includes.   Return coach and ferry travel. ( Please enquire availabilty of Theatre tickets and prices )

  Laverstoke Mill    Wednesday 8th May  2019    Price    £66.00 pp     

The Gin Cocktail Masterclass is an interactive session on cocktail culture providing the opportunity to learn and create cocktails with our specially-trained Gin Experts. First, uncover the history and versatility of Gin and Bombay Sapphire. Then enjoy a short explanation of the vital tools of the bar trade that can all be purchased in the Gin Shop. You will learn tricks of the trade that will help you create your own cocktails easily at home. Our Gin Experts will entertain you with tales of the history of various cocktails as they make examples live in front of you. Then it’s your turn! Take your place behind the bar to make a cocktail or two then savour the fruits of your labour. The Self-Discovery Experience is also included in the cost of the Cocktail Masterclass so you can explore the Distillery and uncover what makes Bombay Sapphire so unique. Please allow around 2 – 3 hours for the whole experience.         What is included?   Return coach and ferry travel,    Admission to Laverstoke Mill,  1 hour Cocktail Masterclass with cocktail sampling during the session. Self-discovery experience with an interactive map.  Complimentary drink in th  Mill Bar. Important: Laverstoke Mill is a working distillery so we insist that guests wear suitable footwear. Please do not wear open-toed shoes or high heels on the experience.

 Bowood House and Gardens  and Cream tea.     Sunday 12th May 2019    Price £42.00   Apply for  Travel Club discount     Discover the rich and fascinating history of Bowood House  and the Lansdowne family, set within 100 acres of   beautifully landscaped ‘Capability Brown’ Parkland.    Surrounding the Georgian House is the Italian-inspired Terrace Garden, the Private Walled Gardens and the herbaceous border, all radiating colour throughout the seasons.  Explore the arboretum with its vast collection of trees incuding 11 champion trees and the largest cedar in Europe leading down to the magnificent mile long lake.Discover the rich and fascinating history of Bowood House . Experience nature’s ever changing seasons  unfold in  the Italian-inspired Terrace Garden, the Private Walled Gardens and the herbaceous border, all radiating colour throughout the seasons. enjoy a cream tea in the café.  Includes     Return coach and ferry .  Admission to Bowood House and Gardens.

Salisbury Market  and Wilton Shopping Village          Tuesday 28th May 2019    Price £21.00

Known as ‘the city in the countryside’, Salisbury is surrounded by a landscape so quintessentially English it’s almost too good to be true. If you pause on the edge of the water-meadows to take in the awesome sight of the Cathedral rising up from these lush green fields, it’s easy to understand why Salisbury was named as one of the world’s Top 10 Cities to visit in 2015 by Lonely Planet. Along with it being Market Day, Salisbury has a strong tradition of supporting and nurturing small independent businesses and is lucky to have an active community of thriving independent shops.  You can discover some of the city’s independents on Milford Street, Winchester Street, Fisherton Street and the High Street plus many other locations around the city

Visit Wilton Shopping Village  and enjoy a great day out in a relaxed riverside setting where you’ll discover a historic courtyard, shops, restaurants and an antique centre. After shopping relax and enjoy the rural conservation area which is surrounded by shallow chalk-bedded rivers. These provide a home to wildlife such as ducks, salmon, trout, water voles and a variety of insect life.The oldest building in the complex is on the southern side of the courtyard and was erected in 1710 on the foundation of a 1655 building which was destroyed by fire. Earlier, the site is said to have been used as a tannery and a Tudor grist mill. The central lawn was used for rolling out and inspecting large and special carpets and the yew tree is thought to be over 300 years old! Included : return coach and ferry travel

SATURDAY 12th OCTOBER 2019        Adult £60.50    Child  £52.50                                                                   A £20.00 deposit required for this excursion.

       DISCOVER THE  FILM MAKING MAGIC. Walk in the footsteps of Harry Potter  and explore the wonders of the Wizarding World. The Harry Potter film series made Leavesden its home for more than ten years. As the books were still being released while the films were being made, the production crew saved many of the iconic sets, props and costumes that were created especially for the films – just in case they were ever needed later on in the series. Once filming wrapped on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 in 2010, the production crew were left with a treasure trove of thousands of intricate and beautifully-made artefacts, many of which wouldn’t have been saved on a typical production. The team behind Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter wanted to preserve and showcase these iconic props, costumes and sets so that Harry Potter fans could experience the magic of filmmaking first-hand. Many of the original cast and crew returned to reassemble the sets and record their memories from filming, and on 31st March 2012, the Studio Tour opened its doors. Set adjacent to the working film studios where all eight Harry Potter films were made, the Studio Tour offers visitors the unique opportunity to explore two soundstages and a backlot filled with original sets, animatronic creatures and breathtaking special effects. Included in your Day Excursion :  Admission to the Harry Potter Studio Tour.  Return coach and ferry

For further details on any of the above day excursions please contact Opal Travel Group Ltd on 01983 404381

 

 

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