was on Wednesday 16 May 2018
Do YOU love a mystery?
Be sure to watch for our
2019 Mystery Tour!
WHERE WE HAVE BEEN SO FAR:
May 2015 – Bibery, Broadway, Cheltenham/Toddington with Meg Rivers Lunch & Steam Train journey with Cream Tea
May 2016 – Following in the footsteps of the Downton Abbey locations with Oxford river boat cruise, Carvery Lunch & Afternoon Tea
Jun 2017 – South Downs, North Downs, Steyning, Shipley Windmill & church, Bramber and the Sussex Prairie Secret Gardens – with breakfast treats, morning coffee, 2-course carvery lunch & afternoon tea at the Secret Garden!
May 2018 – The Jurassic Coast of Dorset – Poole, Swanage Ferry, Swanage, Langton Travers, Corfe Castle, Etches Fossil Collection, Moreton, Lawrence of Arabia grave & The Walled Garden
Our 2018 MYSTERY TOUR was a great success despite the rather unsettled weather. It was definitely not as hot as we had previously been used to, but everyone enjoyed their ‘mystery’ day and were surprised at how beautiful the JURASSIC COAST in Dorset really is!
With an early start to avoid the traffic and a light breakfast snack on board the coach, our first stop, for coffee and to meet our guide for the day, Andy of Jurassic Jaunts, was at the lovely Sandbanks hotel, The Haven, overlooking Poole Harbour and Old Harry Rocks.
Folliwin…g coffee, our next mystery adventure was on the chain ferry to the Isle of Purbeck and tours through Swanage, Langton Matravers, Corfe Castle and many other picturesque villages and scenery.
A delicious 2-course Carvery lunch was taken with owner Matt, at the impressive olde worlde New Inn at Church Knowle, but the one of the best surprises was still to come …… at the nearby Etches Fossil Collection museum, where top fossil expert and collector, Steve Etches, was there to help us understand the importance of his fantastic collection, right on our doorstep, from over 150 million years ago! You may have seen the TV coverage recently.
Our final mystery stop was to visit the grave of Lawrence of Arabia at moreton, along with St Nicholas church (known for its 13 spectacular windows engraved by poet and artist, Sir Laurence Whistler) and a walk through the beautiful Walled Garden nearby.
And a the end of the winding path … hey presto …. was a Tea Shop … where of course we just happened to have arranged a light Afternoon Tea of finger sandwiches and fresh cream Dorset scones, for the perfect end to a perfect day!
Congratulations to long standing Privilege club member, Chris Irving, who guessed Corfe Castle correctly in our fun ‘Where are we Going’? Quiz, winning gifts and a £20 voucher.
So where will we go next year? Your guess is as good as mine at the moment!!
ARE YOU INTERESTED FOR OUR MYSTERY IN 2019?
SAME PRICE FOR TWO YEARS!
Luxury Coach Travel
All entry fees
– if there are any!
– if there is any!
Only FOUR local pick-ups
Gosport, Lee on the Solent
Stubbington & Fareham
(plus coach depot, West End,
Preferred seating on coach
On Coach Guess Where We’re Going
competition – with prize
Complimentary wine & nibbles
Solent Events Tour Manager
View the Itinerary
Provisional Mystery Tour Timings 2018:
THE START TIME MAY BE BROUGHT FORWARD
DEPENDING ON CURRENT TRAFFIC TRENDS
0715 Coach leaves Coliseum Coach Depot
0800 Coach leaves Stokes Bay– – Sailing Club Bus Shelter by Pebbles
0810 Pick-up at Lee on the Solent – Bus stop opposite seafront shops
0820 Pick up at Stubbington – Red Lion
0830 Pick up at Fareham – Peak Lane
Complimentary wine & nibbles served
1900 Arrive in home area
The above itinerary is only provisional, but will give you an idea of the time schedule expected.
Coach seats are allocated on a first come first served basis, after Privilege Club Members.
Couples & friends will always be seated together. Large parties will be seated together as far as possible.
Preferred choice of seating area will be taken into consideration, but cannot be guaranteed.
Solent Events & Leisure reserve the right to alter the final tour itinerary as necessary if circumstances change beyond their control.
NB. Please do not ask us to pick-up or drop-off at stops not specifically listed above, as unfortunately we are unable to do so.
What Our Customers Are Saying
Don’t just take it from us, let our customers do the talking!
We so enjoyed ourselves on Tuesday Lin, and it was a “mystery” right up until 3pm – well done. I’m so glad I found Solent Events. It’s so much more fun going with other like-minded people & takes the responsibility out of driving.Maureen Colyer
Dear Lin, Thank you for sending the photographs from ‘Collabro’ at the BIC. We had a lovely first outing with Solent Events. Thanks for all the hard work you put into it.Linda Hunt
Hi Lin, Just a quick thank you from us both for arranging such a brilliant day yesterday. We had such a lovely time and the hi-light for us was the steam train trip! Looking forward to the next Mystery TourSue & Bert Barnes