Prices

  • £10.50 Adult
  • £8.50 Child (3-16)
  • £9.50 Senior/Student
  • £34.00 Family (2 Adults + 2 Children)
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The Emirates Spinnaker Tower Unlimited Ticket

Soaring proudly above Portsmouth’s historic harbour, the Emirates Spinnaker Tower is one of the South coast’s ‘must-see’ attractions, commanding the attention of all who encounter it with its stunning architecture.  The iconic 170m tall viewing tower has proved to be an overwhelming success, having welcomed over 3 million visitors since opening in October 2005.




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Tour Highlights

  • Three view decks to explore; experience the WOW of the stunning panoramic views
  • Be brave and walk across the glass floor Sky Walk, 100m up above sea level
  • Use the i-VIEW touch screens and audio guides, to help you discover 1700 years of history
  • Relax in one of our two cafes, including Cafe in the Clouds at 105 metres up
  • Visit again for free on the same day - as many times as you want
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Soaring proudly above Portsmouth’s historic harbour, the Emirates Spinnaker Tower is one of the South coast’s ‘must-see’ attractions, commanding the attention of all who encounter it with its stunning architecture.  The iconic 170m tall viewing tower has proved to be an overwhelming success, having welcomed over 3 million visitors since opening in October 2005.

The Emirates Spinnaker Tower Experience starts on the ground floor with our brand new animated film show which explores the stories and personalities.  You then travel to the first of its three viewing decks in a high-speed internal lift, reaching 100 metres above sea level in just 28 seconds.  Prepare for the wow factor as stunning 350 degree views envelop visitors with views stretching out for up to 23 miles, out across Portsmouth harbour, the south coast and beyond.  Those who are brave enough can test their nerve and venture across the glass floor Sky Walk, exploring more of the tower’s striking construction as well as taking the chance to appreciate the 330 foot drop below!

The elevated position above the Solent makes the Tower the perfect location to enjoy the stunning shows that the weather can create from crisp bright sunny days which makes the water below glisten like glass, to the rolling clouds and storm sequences which make for dramatic viewing.

View Deck Two hosts Café in the Clouds, offering visitors the opportunity to savour the views with a selection of hot drinks and sweet treats available.

Just a short climb from View Deck 3, 30 stairs to be exact, is the Sky Deck.  Open to the elements, visitors can feel the wind in their hair or the rain on their heads as they enjoy the highest point of the tower, 110 metres up.  Then having soaked up the endless views, visitors are whisked smoothly down to ground level.



Important Information

  • Disabled guests must pre-book their visit

Tour Inclusions

  • Free audio guides in multiple languages
  • Free i-VIEW interactive screens
  • Free animated film show on arrival
  • Free day return

Venue Information

Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth PO1 3TT
Nearest Train Station: Portsmouth Harbour

Schedule

Daily from 10.00am- 18.00pm. Last entry is at 17.30pm.

Amended opening hours will apply over the Christmas period and the Tower is closed on Christmas Day.



FAQ’s

Will the tour pick-up from my hotel?

Not unless you are staying at a hotel that is a designated pick-up (you will see options for these before you pay).  This is because of Government actions to help prevent pollution, no tour operators have been allowed to make individual hotel pick-ups since 1st April 2017.

Are there toilets on the coaches?

Some coaches have toilets, some do not, but on all tours there are regular comfort stops of no longer than 2 hours apart, plus all places visited have toilets on site.

Will we have time for a full lunch stop whilst on tour?

Unless you book a tour that includes a specific lunch stop then no.  Most tours are targeted at seeing as much as possible in one day and do not have time for a full stop.  There are options to buy food and snacks at all sites visited, but these can be expensive and most people prefer to bring food and drink with them.  Supermarkets, e.g. Tesco Express offer excellent and great value, pre-prepared food that is ideal for this.  Here is a store finder link.

Will the tour return to for example London at the time stated or can it be late?

Most tours return at the expected time, but this is always subject to traffic and it is possible there could be a delay and so it is always wise to allow plenty of spare time if you are planning on booking theatre shows, trains or flights etc. after your tour.

What clothes should I wear?

It is always wise to check the weather forecast before setting out.  It is good to plan in case of rain, with perhaps a shower coat and umbrella.  There will likely be quite a bit of walking on tours and comfy shoes are a must and if any of the tour is on grass e.g. Stonehenge Inner Circle tours then waterproof shoes are sensible.  It is often colder out of London than in London particularly if windy and a jumper or fleece in summer are wise and a warm coat in winter.

If visiting London how much time will it take to see all the main sites, will we have time for more than one out of London tour if we only have a week? How long in advance should I book tours?

It is a common mistake that people think it may take six days to see London and only allow a day for out of London tours.  However there is so much to see out of London that four days to go out of London will be an amazing experience to see maybe all these locations, Dover, Canterbury, Leeds Castle, Hampton Court, Windsor, Winchester, Glastonbury, Stonehenge, Avebury, Bath, Stratford, Oxford and Warwick.

There are excellent day tours of London that see all of the main attractions in one day and then perhaps allow a further two days to see the Making of Harry Potter Warner Bros. Tour and other London attractions not included on the main tours and do not forget to book your show/theatre tickets well in advance too.

These are all very popular tours, most sell out well in advance and it is wise to book your tours, theatre and attractions several months in advance and you will find good planning in advance will optimise your holiday.

Is it better value to tour sites of London and out of London sites on our own, perhaps hiring a car?

No, fixed tours of both London and out of London are much better value than visiting sites individually and you will find going individually entrance costs alone will add up to more than the fixed tours, even before you factor in travel costs.

Do tours pick-up from any of the London airports?

Sorry no tours depart or return from any UK airports.  There are however excellent rapid express trains for example the Heathrow Express.

Can you help me find a discounted best value hotel? Plus theatre/shows and other attractions?

Yes we certainly can and here are some useful links.



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