Eastbourne & Sussex Towns 8 Days - Queens Hotel
Eastbourne is one of Britain's more elegant resorts, enjoying a glorious location on the South Coast. Because it is sheltered by Beachy Head and the South Downs it has an excellent sunshine record, always coming around the top of the sunshine league. It has a spacious promenade to stroll along and the world-famous Carpet Gardens line the seafront. Eastbourne has clean inviting beaches predominantly of shingle leading to sand at low tide and offering excellent bathing. There's plenty to see and do with first class shops, cinemas, museums, shows, concerts and dancing in the Winter Gardens. There is also a large variety of sporting facilities, whether you want to play or spectate, such as boating, bowls, golf, putting, and walking on the South Downs.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1 - Outward Travel
Day 2 - Battle & CT Vineyard
Battle was the true site of the Battle of Hastings in 1066. /nSt Martin’s Abbey was built by William after his victory./nThe local museum includes a reproduction of the famous Bayeux Tapestry./nCarr Taylor Vineyard is situated in the Sussex countryside at Westfield /nWe are guided on a walk through the vineyard and winery before tasting some of the wines. /nAfter the tour we have tea, or coffee, and cake (included in tour cost). /n
Day 3 - Day at Leisure
Day 4 - Day at Leisure
Day 5 - Rye & Hastings
Rye is an archetypal medieval town, entered through a powerful stone gateway. The narrow streets, many of them cobbled, rise to a fine old church./nMany of the houses on Mermaid Street have interconnecting attics through which smugglers could avoid the excise men./nRye also features a selection of independent boutique shops selling antiques, curios and unique items of furniture./nHastings has undergone extensive regeneration in recent years, the centrepiece of which is the new £15m pier. /nAttractions include the Shipwreck Museum, Castle and Jerwood Gallery. The Old Town features an array of delightful independent shops and a cliff railway./nHastings also has a miniature steam railway (seasonal variations to opening) which has been open since 1948!/n
Day 6 - Brighton
Famous for its graceful Regency buildings including the exotic iron-domed Royal Pavilion. /nThe electric railway is the oldest electric seafront railway in Britain and offers a delightful way to see some of the resort./nBrighton’s enticing series of narrow streets, The Lanes, have many delightful small shops./n
Day 7 - Day at Leisure / Coronation Day 2023
Enjoy a free day to explore your chosen resort at leisure and there will also be the opportunity to celebrate the occasion of the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III./n
Day 8 - Return Travel
Queens Hotel - Eastbourne
This magnificent Victorian hotel is situated in an outstanding position overlooking the pier. All 127 bedrooms have central heating and bath or shower and WC. All rooms have tea/coffee making facilities, intercom, hair dryer and TV with radio channels. With spacious public rooms which include a bar, snooker room, sun lounge and two restaurants, the Queens Hotel has plenty to keep you entertained whilst you’re on your coach holiday to Eastbourne. There are several function rooms; including the Princes Suite with its own bar where entertainment is provided most evenings. In addition, there are two lifts that serve all floors, and a wheelchair lift that is now available between the ground floor’s two levels.