Portsdown Travel

(Formerly Hospice Travel) Tours and Cruises to raise funds for Rowans Hospice

Tours and Holidays

Since 1995 we have taken travelers by air, sea and land to many of Europe’s best destinations including the Mediterranean, the Baltic and beyond.  Whether your interests lie in art, culture, heritage or architecture, our holidays and tours have something to offer everyone.

A journey with Portsdown Travel is a chance to explore your imagination. Previously we have taken travellers from the historic grandeur of Prague to the tranquil gardens of Madeira; from the ancient splendour of Rome to the rustic charm of Provence and majestic fjords of Norway.

Our tours and holidays are a fantastic way to support The Rowans Hospice because every booking you make with us attracts a contribution to the hospice. To help you make the most of your holiday we endeavour to give you an opportunity to visit some of the most notable sights.

In addition to our holidays, tours and cruises, details of which can be found in the ‘EVENTS’ page, (under  ‘Community Events’ ), we also have available the following breaks:


A wide choice of Themed weekends across the UK provided by Travel Editions,  from historic aircraft of the Battle of Britain, to the bridges of Isambard Brunel and the Brontes in Haworth. For further details please contact 020 7251 0045 and ensure that you always quote ‘Rowans Hospice‘ whenever you contact Travel Editions and when making any direct bookings.


We can arrange Short Breaks, Week-Ends and Family Holidays in the tranquil, rolling countryside of rural Normandy. On a self-catering, B&B or fully catered basis throughout the year. Transport to and from the Port can be arranged if you wish.


We have a range of carefully chosen RHS holidays in Europe and around the world. From keen gardeners to experienced horticulturists, these holidays are designed to inspire you with visits to exceptional public and private gardens and a chance to see plants in their natural habitat.


We can also provide a family run Property Finding Service to help find a home in Normandy. For further information please call Liz Chavasse on 00, or email rowanstravel@yahoo.co.uk