Splendid Sussex & D-Day Story 7 Day -Royal Norfolk
Bognor Regis has been a seaside fishing settlement since Anglo Saxon times. It became a fashionable resort in the reign of George III and has been frequented by royalty on numerous occasions. The resort is flat and has an excellent promenade walk. There is a pier and a delightful park, Hotham Park, which boasts a narrow gauge railway, putting green, crazy golf, tennis court and boating lake. On the beach between Bognor Regis and Aldwick lies the wreck of a floating pontoon - part of the Mulberry Harbour which was destined to be towed across to Normandy on D-Day June 6, 1944 and was washed up on the beach shortly after D-Day. The beach is predominantly pebbly but the water is clean and the quality of the light often remarkable. Inland the scenery is quintessentially English with the splendour of the South Downs, England's newest National Park, very close at hand.
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 - Brighton & Worthing
Bursting with Regency heritage, Brighton is home to interesting museums, a beautiful beach and, of course, the extravagant pavilion. The historic Lanes have attracted visitors for centuries, and this labyrinth of alleyways, squares and streets is a delight to explore with its wide range of independent shops, sparkling jewellers and charming antique stores. Later in the day, we’ll continue to seaside Worthing – a lovely coastal resort with a long pier and award-winning beaches./n
Day 3 - Day at Leisure
Day 4 - Day at Leisure
Day 5 - Portsmouth & D-Day Story
Discover the waterfront city of Portsmouth, home to the British Royal Navy for over 500 years and boasting a wealth of maritime history. Enjoy some free time to explore at leisure before visiting the interesting D-Day Story – solely focussed on the liberation of Europe the tale is told using personal possessions and the words of the people who took part. Stunning imagery, audio-visual presentations and authentic displays tell the story of ordinary people who worked together to achieve the extraordinary./n
Day 6 - Arundel Half Day
Visit Arundel – an historic market town that is overlooked by the impressive castle which towers over the beautiful listed buildings, ancient streets and surrounding countryside. Take a stroll around the shops, embark on a riverside walk or learn more about the fascinating history of the town in one of the museums – Arundel will have something for you!/n
Day 7 - Return Travel
Royal Norfolk Hotel
Situated in a delightfully sunny spot on the sea front with extensive lawns and superb Channel views, this exceptional Georgian building dates from the 1830’s and has been visited by the Emperor Napoleon III of France and various descendants of Queen Victoria. The Royal Norfolk hotel in Bognor Regis is just a short walk from the pier and shops. All 67 rooms are centrally heated with private bath or shower and WC, television, trouser press, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. There is an attractive lobby bar with television, a split level restaurant, two conference rooms and a bar lounge with small dance floor. Lift serves most rooms (some rooms accessed via several stairs). Entertainment is provided most evenings. It is not surprising this grand hotel is popular among holidaymakers who enjoy coach holidays to Bognor Regis.