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'Fasten Your Seat Belts' Aviation Tour from Southampton

You will be met at your hotel or cruise ship in Southampton and then, whilst travelling to Salisbury, you will pass by the New Forest which dates back to the time of William the Conqueror who used it to pursue his love of hunting.The New Forest is also home to 3,000 wild ponies that roam freely alongside pigs and cattle.As you head over Pepperbox Hill, the Salisbury Cathedral Spire comes into view just as it did for the medieval pilgrims.Your first stop is The Museum of Army Flying.Its collection covers the five main branches of Army Aviation: Royal Engineers (1878 – 1912), The Royal Flying Corps (1912-1918), Air Observation Post Squadrons (1941 – 1957), the Glider Pilot Regiment (1942 – 1957) and the current Army Air Corps (1957- to date).With over 40 aircraft on display, this is a must see.The collection also contains smaller items such as uniforms, medals and equipment which are used tell inspiring stories about the people involved in Army aviation.The museum has a range of historic aircraft on display including a Auster Mk9, a Scout, a Gazelle and even a Cobra Attack Helicopter, all of which have played an important role in military aviation.After your guided tour,  you can take a few minutes to view the Memorial in remembrance to those who have lost there life's whilst flying for the army.Before you leave, you can have a bite to eat and drink at The Apache Cafe, with its excellent views across the active Army Air Corps airfield adjacent to the Museum.You will now be transported to Old Sarum Airfield the best-preserved flying field of the World War I period which is home to The Boscombe Down Aviation Centre.This is a working museum with hundreds of historic aircraft on display, most of which you are able to climb in and out off, this collection is a must see for the true aviation enthusiast.Your museum guide will be on hand to talk to you and show you around the exhibits.You will even be able to talk to the volunteers that are tirelessly restoring aircraft and engines to their former glory.Whether you're a serious aviation enthusiast or a kid who wants to sit in fast jet cockpits, this is for you!This collection of aircraft, cockpits, replicas, models weapons and trials equipment tells the story of flight and flight test in the UK. On completion of your tour, we will then transport you back to your cruise ship or hotel in Southampton.  Included in the package : Entrance fees to the Museum of Army Flying and Boscombe Down Aviation Collection included • Bottled water • Driver\guide • Live commentary on board • Small-group tour • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle             

$59.71 Cultural & Theme Tours

Isle of Wight from Bournemouth Full-Day Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Godshill Model Village, Godshill, Isle of Wight, EnglandVisit to Godshill ModelDuration: 1 hour

$59.71 Cultural & Theme Tours

Isle of Wight from Oxford Full-Day Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Godshill Model Village, Godshill, Isle of Wight, EnglandSee the impressive model village at Godshill.Pass By: East Cowes Heritage Centre, East Cowes, Isle of Wight, EnglandSee the East Cowes village on the Isle of Wight

$656.80 Shore Excursions

New Forest & Salisbury Day Tour from Southampton

What places will we get to see? • Brockenhurst • Beaulieu • Lyndhurst • Burley • Salisbury • Salisbury Cathedral Paint me a picture:Meet your professional driver guide on arrival at Southampton Cruise Terminal at 8am and relax in the comfort of an air-conditional vehicle.  You’ll start the day by travelling to the New Forest and we will begin with a visit to Beaulieu which means “Beautiful Place” and that is exactly what it is.  The town is located on the stunning Beaulieu River which attracts a wealth of wild birds.Our next stop is Lyndhurst affectionately known by locals as the capital of the Forest.  Lyndhurst has been visited by kings and queens staying at the Royal Manor throughout the centuries. The local church contains the grave of Alice Liddell, who was the inspiration for Lewis Carol’s “Alice in Wonderland”.From here we continue our journey through the New Forest to Brockenhurst which has been officially declared ‘Britain’s Most Beautiful Place to Live’.  The area is home to ponies, deer, donkeys and cows – all of which are known to roam the main street.The last New Forest village that we visit is Burley which is most famous for its witchcraft having been home to a coven of White Witches and a haunt of Smugglers.We now leave the New Forest and travel to Salisbury a historic city that grew up around its impressive cathedral.  Upon arrival, you enjoy a walking tour of the city with its many charming timber framed houses and different areas which were dedicated to specific trades, such as Fish Row, Butcher Row and Poultry Cross.After your walking tour of the city you explore over 800 years of history at Salisbury Cathedral, one of the UK’s most iconic medieval buildings.  The Cathedral is a magnificent example of early English Gothic architecture with fascinating treasures including the original 1215 Magna Carta, one of only four in the world. Also you get to see Britain’s tallest spire and the world’s oldest working mechanical clock.We then drive back to your Southampton cruise in plenty of time for your departure.  Alternatively, if you have finished your cruise then we are happy to drop you off at your London hotel or Heathrow Airport for an extra fee of £75.

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