Join us for this very special four day country club break, which offers the opportunity to explore the New Forest - we include visits to Beaulieu, Bucklers Hard & Exbury Gardens. The highlight of this tour has to be a full day excursion to Osborne House on the Isle of Wight, which was Queen Victoria & Prince Albert’s family home.
Tour Highlights To Include -
• Afternoon Tea on arrival at Marriott Meon Valley Hotel & Country Club
• Visit Osborne House on the Isle of Wight
• Visit Beaulieu National Motor Museum, House & Gardens
• Visit Bucklers Hard & The New Forest
• Enjoy a River Cruise along Beaulieu River
• Enjoy Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway
FRIDAY - From your local departure point, we take a leisurely journey to Hampshire where we arrive mid afternoon.
On arrival at your hotel, the Marriott Meon Valley Hotel & Country Club, a traditional english Afternoon Tea will be waiting and you will have time to unwind and relax, whilst the hotel porters deliver your luggage to your room. You may also wish to take advantage of the hotel’s complimentary leisure facilities or a quick round of golf!
This evening, we enjoy dinner in the hotel restaurant.
Meals - Afternoon Tea, Dinner
SATURDAY - This morning following breakfast, we take you on a full day excursion to Osborne House on the Isle of Wight. We catch the mid-morning Red Funnel service to East Cowes and arrive at Osborne House about lunchtime.
Take an intimate glimpse into Queen Victoria’s family life as you tour the nursery and private rooms of Victoria and Albert. Marvel at the magnificence of the Royal Apartments including the sumptuous drawing and dining rooms and the richly decorated Indian-inspired Durbar Room.
Admire the stunning view from the terraces across the Solent – said to remind Prince Albert of the bay of Naples and stroll through Osborne’s extensive grounds.
Late afternoon, we return to Meon Valley in time for dinner.
Meals - Breakfast, Dinner
Mid-afternoon, we depart Bucklers Hard for a drive through the New Forest and return to your hotel. Enjoy some leisure time before dinner in the hotel restaurant this evening and our final night.
Meals - Breakfast, Dinner
MONDAY - Following breakfast, it is time to bid farewell to Meon Valley as we head for home, but not before we have paid a visit to Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway.
The Gardens are a spectacular 200 acre site, world-famous for the Rothschild Collection of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias and rare trees and shrubs. Capture Exbury’s hidden beauty and escape the cares of the world as you explore a myriad of pathways or let the train take the strain on a 20 minute journey.
We depart Exbury after lunch, returning you to your original departure point this evening.
Meals - Breakfast
Set in 225 wooded acres of rolling countryside on England's south coast, this hotel in Southampton, UK – Meon Valley – enjoys a secluded environment. With a ommitment to superior service and amenities, this 4-star hotel lends itself beautifully to exploring the New Forest & surrounding area. The hotel features a championship 18-hole golf course, PGA Rated nine-hole course and golf academy with covered driving range. To unwind, there's a heated indoor pool, fitness center, tennis court and beauty and health spa. Or, retreat to a luxurious guest room offering wireless high-speed Internet access, 32-inch flat-screen TV and mini bars. Enjoy The Zest, a stylish lounge serving food and drinks in a relaxed environment, or Broadstreet Restaurant for upscale, casual dining. This South Coast England hotel is home to a AA Rosette award-winning restaurant, which enjoys views of the golf course.
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