1. United Kingdom
  2. South East England
  3. London
  4. Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Portsmouth Historic Dockyards & HMS Victory Day Tour

Product ID: 43245
This full-day private tour takes you on a scenic drive to Portsmouth Historic Dockyards. Tour significant ships, including HMS Victory and HMS Warrior. Visit the Mary Rose and the Navy Museums. Enjoy a harbor tour by boat, and lunch with drinks.
About this activity
Duration: 1 day
Starting time 9:00 AM
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide

Pickup included

Pickup is available from any hotel in Central London Zone 1 (pickup from other hotels is subject to confirmation)
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Enjoy a private drive through the scenic English countryside and the New Forest
  • Tour HMS Victory, Lord Nelson’s flagship during the Battle of Trafalgar
  • See the Mary Rose, the pride and joy of King Henry VIII
  • Take a cruise around Portsmouth Harbour and see what Royal Navy ships and freighters are visiting
Full description
This full-day tour from the London area takes you on a scenic drive to the historic naval dockyards of Portsmouth.

Not only does the harbor feature a number of museums, you’ll see the famous ships that attract visitors from around the world as well.

On your tour of several historic Royal Navy ships, the highlight will undoubtedly be HMS Victory, Nelson’s flagship during the famous Battle of Trafalgar. Learn what life was like for these brave sailors, climb the decks, and see where Nelson lived and died.

Another highlight is the Mary Rose, the flagship of King Henry VIII. The ship sank on its maiden voyage, just outside the harbor wall. It was raised from the seabed in the 1980s and is now housed in a brand-new museum along with thousands of artifacts.

You’ll also see HMS Warrior, the most powerful ship of its time in the 19th century.

If weather allows the trip also includes a harbor tour by boat, so you can see actual modern-day Royal Navy vessels in dock and many others visiting the huge natural harbor.

Enjoy a complimentary packed lunch and drinks. You may also like to treat yourself to some fish and chips by the harbor!
  • Drive to Portsmouth by private car
  • Private guided tour of the historic dockyard
  • Admission to HMS Victory, HMS Warrior, the Mary Rose, and the Royal Navy Museum
  • Harbor tour by boat
What’s Not Included
  • Shop and restaurant purchases

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
Sensible footwear is advised for this tour. Please note that you will be climbing some stairs on HMS Victory and HMS Warrior. You might find a light jacket useful if there is a wind on the harbor.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 11 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    5 / 5
  • Safety
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The highlight of my trip, it was absolutely brilliant

The day was exceeded my expectations, Steve Liddell was inspirational and made the day very special. He could not have looked after me any better than he did, and he was like a walking encyclopaedia. It was by far the best trip of my holiday and would highly recommend this tour.

7 February 2017

Excellent day all around!

The trip to Portsmouth was excellent, I had no trouble meeting with Stephen Liddell at our arranged location. The trip to Portsmouth went well, and he was quite good at recommending what to go see and do. I loved the sights at the Dockyard, and got couple unexpected surprises with a ship returning from deployment and a car rally for veterans that morning. The trip has also given me ideas for further trips to Portsmouth in he future, thank you very much for the opportunity to take this trip. Many thanks to Stephen for his guidance and help that day!

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26 September 2016

Highly recommend

Stephen Liddell runs a very top-notch operation, from the moment of booking all the way thru the tour itself. We heard personally from Stephen as soon as we completed our booking, and he stayed in touch with us as our tour date approached. At all times, I felt we were in the hands of a professional. On the day of the tour, Stephen proved himself an outstanding guide. He's an excellent conversationalist with a very wide base of knowledge. He's kind, considerate, courteous and above all, he knows his business. I highly recommend.

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19 April 2014

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Ye Olde England Tours

Product ID: 43245