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I.O.W Hovercraft, Arundel Castle & Portsmouth I.O.W Hovercraft, Arundel Castle & Portsmouth

I.O.W Hovercraft, Arundel Castle & Portsmouth

I.O.W Hovercraft, Arundel Castle & Portsmouth

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Join us as we head to Hayling Island, a haven for wildlife and our base for our Isle of Wight Hovercraft, Arundel Castle and Portsmouth Tour.  Stay in the relaxing surroundings of the beautiful 4-star Langstone Hotel on the Langstone Quays Resort, with views overlooking the estuary and harbour. This delightful tour to the South Coast features a Hovercraft trip across the Solent to The Isle of Wight. The crossing features special manoeuvrers including exciting 360 degree turns and sightseeing around local landmarks. Enjoy a visit to seaside resort of Ryde with a two-course lunch included at the Ryde Castle Pub. The tour also includes a visit to the seat of the Duke of Norfolk, Arundel Castle and free time to explore the cities of Portsmouth and Chichester.


Your Holiday Includes:

Door to door service


Tea/Coffee and biscuits on arrival

Dinner, bed and breakfast

En-suite bedrooms

Return Hover Travel Southsea to Ryde – including Hovercraft Experience

2 course lunch at Ryde Castle Pub

Admission to Arundel Castle


Executive Coach Travel Throughout




Single room supplement – £100.00


Depart Leyland at 08.00hrs for our journey to the Langstone Quays Resort, Hayling Island with a suitable lunch stop en-route. Arrive to a warm welcome with tea/coffee and biscuits while your luggage is taken care of.

Following breakfast we make our way to Chichester with its magnificent cathedral, Roman walls and a medieval heart. This compact city abounds with history from the Tudor Market Cross to the magnificent Georgian Terraces, take time to explore, allowing time for lunch. This afternoon we visit Arundel Castle, seat of the Dukes of Norfolk. Built in the 11th century over the years the castle has been added to and restored to the superb castle we see today. Enjoy this ancient castle, stately home and delightful gardens.

Following a leisurely breakfast we make the short journey to Southsea for the highlight of our tour, take a wonderful Hovercraft flight across the Solent to the Isle of Wight seaside resort of Ryde. The short crossing features a hovercraft experience where you will have chance to meet the pilot and crew who will talk you through the workings of the craft before showcasing its abilities including 360 degree turns, deflating the skirt to 'float like a boat' and a flight around local landmarks including forts used in world wars. On arrival in Ryde enjoy a 2-course lunch at The Ryde Castle Pub followed by free time for you to explore Ryde at your own leisure, return back to Southsea by hover crossing later in the day.

Following breakfast we take the short journey to maritime Portsmouth where lots of things to see and so awaits. Perhaps take a Portsmouth Harbour Cruise, visit the historic Dockyard, home of 'Victory and 'Mary Rose', or wander the Old Town and visit the cathedral as well as Spice Island, former haunt of smugglers and press gangs. A visit to Gunwharf Quays is a must with an array of excellent shops, bars, and restaurants. You could take a trip up the awesome Spinaker Tower for breathtaking views along the South Coast, today the choice is yours. Return to the hotel mid-afternoon to relax and take the opportunity to use the hotels leisure facilities.

Check out of our hotel following breakfast for our return journey home.

Single room supplement


For Sole Use










 The Langstone Hotel, Hayling Island







Hotel Star Rating

 4 Star







Hotel Website







Hotel Contact

 023 9246 5011





About the hotel

     Located in the Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Langstone Quays Resort is a beautiful, modern, low-rise hotel (just ground and first floor) located in a stunning harbour-side setting, perfect for getaways, offering a wonderful place to stay and relax, a great, convenient location from which to explore surrounding areas. Guest bedrooms are contemporary, well-equipped, comfortable rooms.










Upper floor accessible by stairs only





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Ava Travel, based in Leyland, is a relatively new company specialising in the creation and operation of coach tour holidays throughout the UK and Europe.

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Ava Travel (Leyland) Ltd
41 Hough Lane
Leyland, PR25 2SB
Office Opening Hours
Monday to Friday - 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 14:00, Sunday - Closed