East Sussex - Eastbourne
5 or 6 Days - Tour number AB1039 & AB1040
Eastbourne enjoys a glorious location sheltered by the rolling South Downs. Long flowered promenades, beaches, pier and band stand.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
ItineraryRye (1066 Country)
Day 1 Morning departure for the journey to Arundel’s Wetland Centre for a coffee stop, (NOT 21st June departure) before continuing on to Eastbourne for a four/five night stay.
Day 2 Today a visit to Great Dixter for a private tour of the house and an exclusive chance to wander round the superb renowned gardens, designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and the home of the late Christopher Lloyd OBE, who devoted his lifetime to creating one of the most experimental gardens of our time. Depart at 13.30 hours for a short trip by your coach to the nearby Kent & East Sussex Railway station at Northiam, to catch the steam train to Bodiam, which then returns to Tenterden at 15.10 hours. You will enjoy a cream tea on the return trip from Bodiam, whilst viewing the superb scenery of the Rother Valley and High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Day 3 A free day in Eastbourne (NB. On the 6 day tour there will be a 2nd free day at leisure) explore the museums and art galleries, shop, stroll along the promenade and visit the lovely Victorian pier with its new walkway and facilities.
Day 4 A drive into1066 country, with a combination of coast and countryside. Visiting Hastings, with ancient churches, buildings, unique fishing quarter, museums, antique shops, narrow streets and tea rooms. Continue on to Rye, with its quaint cobbled streets and historic halftimbered buildings for free time before returning to the charming market town of Battle, with its Battle Abbey and Battlefield.
Day 5/6 After breakfast, you will follow the coastal road through Newhaven and Peacehaven to Brighton for a lunch stop before continuing the homeward journey.
Included In CostIncluded in Cost
● Coach travel ● porterage
● 4 or 5 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
● entrance to Great Dixter House and Gardens
● return train journey including cream tea
● entertainment on some evenings
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Brighton Pavillion by Jessica ShannonBrighton Pavillion by Jessica Shannon
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Your holiday hotel The Oban Hotel
A wonderful Victorian property situated on the seafront where you will enjoy breath-taking views. All bedrooms are ensuite with TV and tea/coffee making facilities. Lift, bar, restaurant, lounge and front terrace. NB: There are 8 steps to the entrance.
Tour No AB1039: 5 single rooms available with no supplement, Holiday insurance £21.50 (70 years and over £34.00)
Tour No AB1040: 5 single rooms available with no supplement, Holiday insurance £22.00 (70 years and over £34.50)