Sussex & Scenic Steam 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 - 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 3 - Day at Leisure
Day 4 - Day at Leisure
Day 5 - Kent & East Sussex Railway
Weave between Tenterden and Bodiam on England’s finest rural light railway./nExperience travel from the bygone era on-board this unique collection of coaches and locomotives./n
Day 6 - 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 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.