Southern England for Vectis, Magnus Portus, Fishbourne and Bignor
3 days/2 nights
As mentioned by Diodorus, Pliny the Elder, Ptolemy, Tacitus and Suetonius, Vectis and its environs featured strongly in the Claudian Invasion. Eventually subdued by the Second Legion Augusta under Vespasian, the area became an important agricultural and import/export centre and offers a wealth of evidence for the Romanisation of southern Britannica.
Visits must be pre-booked but all Roman venues can include bespoke guided tours, colour presentations, workshops on costume, spinning, mosaics, tabula and stylus use, geography and biology. Artefact handling sessions are also available.
Travel by coach to Bignor Roman Villa before a short ferry journey from Portsmouth to Fishbourne on the Isle of Wight.
Full day coach trip to Brading Roman Villa and Newport Roman Villa. Optional excursions to Osborne House or Appuldurcombe House, Owl and Falconry Centre and Rare
Return to the mainland by ferry and coach for Magnus Portus (Bosham) and Fishbourne Roman ‘Palace’. Return to school.
Feel free to contact us to tailor your own tour. 01342 324727