Winchester has some amazing old pubs. From 17th century coaching inns, to back street boozers, to gastropubs and friendly locals this city has the lot.
Join me on a tour as we visit 4 of Winchester's traditional pubs while learning a little about the brewing history of this wonderful city.
Discover the backstreets where there used to be an abundance of pubs and breweries, now converted in to private houses.
In each pub a half pint of beer or soft drink is included in the price of the tour.
Discover the Welsh capital on a day trip from Bournemouth, and see all the main sights including the Millennium Centre and the National Assembly of Wales. The coastal port city is rich in cultural heritage and you'll hear its stories as you explore with a guide. Check out local landmarks such as Cardiff Castle and Bute Park with its landscaped parkland and a mini Stonehenge. After a tour, you'll have ample free time to explore, or shop for souvenirs in the Victorian arcades.
Tick off two UNESCO-listed treasures in one trip on this full-day tour of Bath and Stonehenge from Bournemouth. First, uncover the mysteries of ancient Stonehenge as you walk around the legendary stone circle. Then, enjoy a guided tour of Bath, stopping to peek into Bath Abbey, admire the Georgian buildings along the Royal Crescent and see the famous Roman Baths complex.
Few cities are as iconic as London and this full-day tour from Bournemouth offers an ideal introduction to the British capital. Enjoy round-trip coach transport, a 1.5-hour walking tour, and free time to explore independently, and marvel at landmarks including Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, and the London Eye.
Swap Bournemouth for a day at UNESCO-listed Blenheim Palace and the Cotswolds with a guide. Allowing you to visit two of England’s must-see sites in one convenient trip, the excursion includes transport from central Bournemouth plus your palace admission fee to save you time when you get there. Visit Blenheim, the family home of Sir. Winston Churchill, at your own pace, then travel to Bourton-on-the-Water, one of the prettiest Cotswold villages, for lunch and free time to explore.
Forget about public transport and instead opt for a full-day excursion to the beautiful city of Bath, complete with round-trip transportation and onboard commentary from your driver-guide. Upon arrival, benefit from a brief guided tour before enjoying the opportunity to sightsee further at your own pace, ideal for travelers looking for a more laidback, customizable experience.
Save time compared to the coach and money compared to the train on this cost-effective day trip to Oxford, the “City of Dreaming Spires”. Travel directly to the heart of Oxford, then soak up the history on a walking tour of the city’s signature attractions. Enjoy time to explore museums, historic colleges, and parks before returning to Bournemouth.
A trip to France doesn't need to cost the earth. Discover Paris and the Palace of Versailles in just a weekend on this cost-effective coach tour. Travel to Paris overnight on Friday then see the Louvre and Notre Dame Cathedral before an optional evening illumination tour. Spend the night in a hotel then transfer to Versailles after breakfast and travel back to Bournemouth. Please note: entrance fees are at your own expense.
Private transportation takes you from Bournemouth to post Windsor and Winchester on a full-day trip. Follow your guide as they lead you through hundreds of years of English history. The tour strikes the perfect balance between guided and independent. Your guide will always be on hand to answer your questions, but you also get the freedom to visit the Castle and city center at your own pace.
Swap the sights of Bournemouth for the history of Cambridge with a day trip to the elegant university city. With a guide, you'll tour some of the most interesting university buildings along with several churches and museums. Watch the punters as you stroll along the River Cam and learn about football history with a visit to Parker's Piece, before enjoying free time to explore.
UNESCO–listed Bath lies within easy reach of Bournemouth, but organizing transportation independently takes up valuable sightseeing time. On this tour, begin with pickup in central Bournemouth and reach Bath in comfort by air-conditioned vehicle. Follow your guide on a walking tour and hear the histories of top attractions including Bath Abbey, the Roman Baths, and the Royal Crescent, and enjoy panoramic views from Pulteney Bridge.
We will meet inside The Westgate Pub! Then see the Westgate, the 12th Century gateway to Winchester. After that we will see The Great Hall and hear of the Legend of King Arthur.
Then we will walk the High Street, before arriving at the world-famous, Winchester Cathederal. Here will begin our discussion of the lady who left her mark on Winchester and the World-Jane Austen. Our second pub stop will be The Eclipse Inn.
After we will walk the banks of the River Itchen which inspired the works of poet John Keats. And finally we will see the somber Jane Austen House. Saving the best for last we will end our walk at The Wykeham Arm
Visit Warwick Castle and William Shakespeare’s hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon on a convenient day trip from Bournemouth. After leaving from the center of town, you’ll travel by coach to the medieval castle and then onto the market town where Shakespeare was born. On a tour, you’ll find the places linked to the famous playwright and visit the Shakespeare Exhibition to see scenes from his plays recreated by actors as you explore.
What do King Arthur, Sherlock Holmes, Thomas Hardy, John Keats, and Jane Austen, all have in common? They all have literary connections to Winchester.
Literary walk of the literary richness of Winchester.
A student budget needn’t mean missing out on travel. Check off two classic European cities—Amsterdam and Bruges—in one action-packed weekend on this cost-effective coach tour. Travel to Amsterdam overnight on Friday, then enjoy a walking tour of the key sights plus free time to explore independently. Spend Saturday night in a hotel, then stop at a windmill, a clog factory, and a cheesemaker before a walking tour of Bruges.