Eastbourne

and Sussex Coast and Countryside

Eastbourne is one of England’s premier seaside resorts. It has a magnificent Victorian seafront and there are beautiful parks and gardens to enjoy.


Eastbourne is one of England’s premier seaside resorts. It has a magnificent Victorian seafront and there are beautiful parks and gardens to enjoy.

First Day We head to the South Coast and a stop at Gunwharf Quay in Portsmouth where you can enjoy spectacular views across the harbor. There is also the Spinnaker Tower (entry not included).

Tours whilst at resort
a Via Beachy Head to vibrant and colourful Brighton where you’ll find a treasure trove of things to do from seaside fun on the pier to the stunning heritage of the Royal Pavilion. Plus great shops! We then make an afternoon stop in the small village of Alfriston in the Cuckmere Valley, an ancient village full of history, before enjoying a spectacular drive across Beachy Head.

b We travel to Rye, an unspoilt town rising above the surrounding countryside with good views across the Marshes. Then we make a short stop in Tenterden, one of the most charming towns in the South East, before our final stop in the charming market town of Battle that grew up around the Abbey and has history dating back to 1066. A packed and enjoyable day!

c [8-day tour only] Today we head inland and visit East Grinstead, an ancient market town with a wealth of architectural history. There will be the opportunity to travel some of the return route on the Bluebell Line Steam Railway (cost not included).

d [8-day tour only] We visit the resort of Worthing.

e [8-day tour only] Inland and we travel via Frant Hartfield, home to the Winnie the Pooh author, to visit Royal Tunbridge Wells. We return on a different route through Ashdown Forest with a stop at the famous Duddleswell Tea Rooms.

Last Day We return home with a stop in Royal Windsor.

Price includes:

  • Return coach travel
  • Tours as indicated
  • Hotel accommodation of bed, breakfast and evening meal

 

Imperial Hotel (Sat 29 Jul, 2017; Mon 2 Oct, 2017)
An impressive Victorian Hotel on a tree lined boulevard running off the seafront with spacious lounges and great customer service.
LIFT | BAR
Hotel 01983 861111 www.holdsworthhotels.co.uk/the-imperial-hotel

New Wilmington Hotel (Thu 26 Oct, 2017)
A fine family-run 3 star hotel just off the seafront.
LIFT | BAR
Hotel 01323 721219 www.new-wilmington-hotel.co.uk

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