Experience the Solent the ‘Gem of the South Coast’ and the Isle of Wight on this extended explorer cruise. Visit Yarmouth, Lymington, The Needles, Hurst Castle, Alum Bay and the New Forest. Departing from Portsmouth or the River Hamble, cruise along the New Forest coastline past Cowes and the Regatta races on route to the gem of the Solent, the ancient picturesque town of Yarmouth. Settled over 1000 years ago, the town is the smallest borough in England, built on a small island.
Yarmouth boasts a Henry the eighth castle, a working pier, a historic church, excellent pubs, wine bars & restaurants and a number of small unique tourist shops. Carnivals often fill the square with music, market stalls and festivals. Take the chair lift to Alum Bay and/or visit Yarmouth Castle. Stay on board overnight and soak up the small village atmosphere. Cruise past the Needles and discover Hurst Castle. Visit the New Forest town of Lymington – a Georgian market town surrounded by outstanding natural beauty and cobblestone roads. A local market is held every Saturday, dating back to the 13th century.
A truly British experience.