Solent Events is a small, privately owned company, with over 28 years of leisure experience.
Solo travellers are especially welcome for a safe, hassle-free experience with friendly
local companions. Sharer service available on all holidays.
A variety of trips are on offer, but we like to keep the business small, friendly and unique
Our Theatre trips allow time for shopping & eating before and/or after a show
In 2013, owner Lin Wilson, was awarded the coveted Group Travel Organiser of the Year Award
We aim to provide a completely personal, professional service with a top class quality that you can always rely upon
Drop off points in London are always convenient for your chosen theatre, shops, restaurants, & museums
Our Tours always include Travel Treats & many include an Airport Lounge to set you up for a great holiday.
Owner of Solent Events & Leisure and Solent Events on Tour
Collecting my Group Organiser of the Year Award from Martin Bayfield (former policeman,
England Rugby player, actor & presenter) and Colin WIison of Travelsphere
TRAVEL has been my absolute passion for as long as I can remember. After living in numerous places around the UK during my childhood, an Educational Cruise on the SS Nevasa in 1967/68 with Fareham Girls Grammar School, was definitely the birth of a travel bug!
I was so lucky to visit such wonderful places at a time when holidays were mainly taken at Butlins! During the cruise I vividly remember visiting the eastern port of Tarragona in Spain; Itea in Greece and then Rome, Naples and Venice in Italy. I never imagined this would take me to escorting like-minded friends and clients to the same places, and even further afield, 35 years later! After attending the Portsmouth Hotel College and working my way through various areas of the Leisure Industry in London, Ibiza and locally, life has miraculously brought me to where I am today – which I think must be the best job in the world!
I had experienced some rather horrendous holidays & day-excursions in the past, so with my personally organised and escorted Away-Days and Tours, I intended to go that extra mile to ensure MY customers have wonderful experiences which are reliable, friendly, stress-free, hassle-free and most of all relaxing. By providing a complete and professional service with a quality that you can rely upon, solo travellers can enjoy a safe experience with friendly local companions. Whether you’re travelling on your own or with someone, I guarantee you will be well looked after from the start of your trip to the finish! My mantra: you will never be alone, unless you want to be!
Solent Events is about affordable Luxury London Theatre Trips, Exciting Away-Days and Memorable Short Breaks & Holidays in the UK, Europe and Worldwide. Comfort and convenience are paramount, so we only pick-up from FOUR easy locations in the Southampton, Gosport & Fareham area, but to save disappointment, non-local clients are always welcome to meet us at the airport – normally London Heathrow or Gatwick. Most importantly, for peace of mind and financial protection, our Short Breaks and Holidays are fully bonded with our carefully selected Tour Operators.
Discovering new and varied places to visit is always a challenge, but it’s also great fun! Roaming the Travel Exhibitions, swapping ideas with like-minded travel colleagues and being invited to sample hotels, cruises, locations and attractions with Tour Operator Familiarisation & Educational Trips, is my idea of heaven. My clients tend to return time and time again, so I’m delighted that new customers have been recommended to Solent Events by their family, friends or colleagues; which is probably why we have so many lovely, friendly adults travelling with us.
Winning Group Travel Organiser of the Year Award in 2013 was a very proud moment. The very tall Martin Bayfield presented the very short me with a wonderful glass trophy and framed certificate at the Awards Evening in Birmingham in September 2013. It was a magical evening and the realisation that all the hard work put into building Solent Events., was truly worth it – and to this day in 2019, it still is!
I am always asked when I intend to retire. My reply – ‘not until I’m unable to get up the steps of a coach or airplane’
We’re going to see the world whilst we’re all still fit enough and with our recent long-haul tours to South Africa, Cuba and the Galapagos Islands and future tours to India, Switzerland and Mexico, we’re hoping to test our travelling stamina to the bitter end!
You might even rub shoulders with some top celebrities I have been lucky to meet over the years…..
George Clooney & wife Alana; Princess Anne; Prince William & Kate; Travel experts, Simon Reeve; Simon Calder & Kate Humble; Julie Peasegood; Martin Bayfield; Michael, Jamie, Matthew & Thomas of Collabro; Philip Scholfield; The Hollies; Celia Imrie; Bill Nighy; Olympic medalists, Ben Ainslie & Iain Percey; Single Handed Round-the-World yachtsman, Alex Thomson ……… and I’m still trying to remember the rest!
So, if you’re on my wavelength, please join us!
‘INDEPENDENT’ TRAVEL with Solent Events on Tour
If you prefer to travel under your own steam, why not take advantage of our
hassle-free, Independent Travel service:
HOLIDAYS & SHORT BREAKS:
GREAT DISCOUNTS with a PERSONAL BOOKING SERVICE
if you book through us at Solent Events
WENDY WU HOLIDAYS, SWITZERLAND TRAVEL CENTRE & FRED OLSEN CRUISES
DID YOU KNOW?
OUR VERY FIRST COACH TOUR WAS IN MAY 1992 TO
THE BRAND NEW ‘EURO DISNEY’ PARIS
On 12 April 1992, Disney magic came to Europe with the opening of Euro Disney, a theme park that would grow to become
today’s Disneyland® Paris. The last 20 years have seen more than 250 million visitors step through the
gates and many believe it’s just as magical today as it was back then …..
Rest assured, it’s not Solent Events’ intention to grow as BIG!
OUR VERY FIRST LONDON THEATRE TRIP IN 1995
WAS TO THE NEW TOP SHOWS OF THE TIME:
LES MISERABLES & MISS SAIGON
Browse the WHAT’S ON & HOLIDAYS tab to see details of the amazing places you can join us in 2019 & 2020
but please don’t keep us to yourselves. Tell your family & friends about us!