Sussex & Bluebell Railway 7 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 - Full Day Brighton
Discover Regency Brighton – bursting with attractions from the extravagant pavilion to the interesting museums and the beautiful beach to the popular, historic shopping streets of the Lanes./n
Day 3 - Day at Leisure
Day 4 - Day at Leisure
Day 5 - Bluebell Railway & Lewes
The Bluebell Railway was one of the first preserved heritage lines in the country resulting in one of the finest collections of vintage steam locomotives and carriages many of which were preserved straight out of service from British Railways./nTravelling on the fine steam Bluebell Railway, we pass through the through the gentle Sussex Weald (fare included in tour cost)./nIts medieval streets, old English churches and tiny twittens (a Sussex word for alleyway) allow visitors a glimpse into the true essence of bygone Lewes./nSurrounded by chalk cliffs, the townscape is dominated by the remains of a Norman castle and is home to the townhouse of Anne of Cleves (closed through much of Dec/Jan)./nLewes also claims host to numerous contemporary art galleries and historic & special interest sites including the once mighty Priory of St. Pancras (entry fees may apply)./n
Day 6 - Rye & Hastings
A medieval citadel, entered through a powerful stone gateway, Rye is home to a myriad of nooks and crannies all with smuggling stories to tell! St Mary’s church tower offers fine viewpoints over the terracotta roofs of the half-timbered houses and the sheer concentration of living history packed into this charming market town makes it the perfect day out!/nOne of the original Cinque Ports, Hastings has a long and varied history from the days of William the Conqueror. Today, wandering through the Old town is still a pleasure or perhaps you could take a trip on the steepest cliff railway in the UK to enjoy wonderful views of the coast and sea!/n
Day 7 - 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.