Door 2 Tour

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Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm

Brighton And The Bluebell Line

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TEDW7142

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

Come with us on a journey through Sussex country and discover a landscape that epitomizes rural England. With two thirds designated an area of outstanding natural beauty you are assured of breath taking scenery wherever you turn. An abundance of castles, gardens, museums, cathedrals and country houses set amid stunning southern coastline, the beautiful South Downs, picturesque market towns and traditional English villages.

Old Ship Hotel * * * *

Situated right in the heart of Brighton on the Promenade • En-suite bedrooms • Hairdryer • Free Wi-Fi • Television • Radio • Trouser press • Telephone • Tea, Coffee-making facilities • Gym • Brasserie Restaurant • Redz bar • Alfresco Terrace • Lift.

PRICE FROM ? £399 per person
Plan My Trip

Day 1
Travel to Brighton.

Day 2
A day at leisure. Brighton and Hove have everything you could want - a royal palace, elegant Regency architecture, museums, laid-back beach life and superb shopping. The Royal Pavilion, home of King George IV, is probably the most exotic, extravagant royal palace in Europe. Stroll along the Victorian Pier and the beach front, where stylish bars and cafés spill out onto the curved paving. For shopping, try the Lanes, smart and chic, and the Bohemian North Lane, both good for antiques and designer clothes.

Day 3
Situated high above the valley of the River Ouse, the little Saxon town of Lewes boasts one of the best preserved castle Barbican’s in England. We include a visit to Anne of Cleves House, a 15th century timber-framed Wealden house that formed part of Anne’s divorce settlement from Henry VIII in 1541. The house contains wide-ranging collections of Sussex interest with bedroom and kitchen furnished to reflect an earlier period.

Day 4
Today we travel to Sheffield Park Station to board the Bluebell Line steam train for a round trip. The Bluebell Railway was the first preserved standard gauge passenger line in the world, everything here has a wonderfully genuine feel of the past, from the period carriages to the splendid stations decked out with nostalgic advertisements. Sheffield Park Gardens are an internationally renowned landscape garden containing many thousands of mature trees and shrubs planted for their visual effect with its centrepiece featuring the original four lakes linked by cascades and waterfalls.

Day 5
Return home.

Other Information

Executive coach travel

Dinner, bed and breakfast

Welcome tea, coffee on arrival

Entry to Anne of Cleves House

Single journey on the Bluebell Line

Entry to Sheffield Park Gardens

Excursions as described in the itinerary

Entry fees not included unless otherwise stated

Departure Dates

10th Jun 4 nights £409 Flyer

15th Jul 4 nights £409

9th Sep 4 nights £409

21st Oct 4 nights £399

Single room supplement £100

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