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Bournemouth & The Isle Of Wight By Hovercraft - Jg Explorer

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TJUS9778

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Luxury Coach

5 days

UK 2024

PRICE FROM ? £389 per person
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Travel in deluxe style on this holiday aboard a JG Explorer coach! 

Oh we do like to be beside the seaside!
The bustling resort of Bournemouth is home to seven miles of golden sands and a historic pier, offering a traditional and friendly coastal ambience. From our base here, we explore the charming Dorchester Market and the harbourside town of Weymouth. We also discover popular Ryde after taking a fabulous journey to the Isle of Wight by hovercraft, and have the chance to visit picturesque Poole and Swanage to complete a lovely few days away.


Included Excursions

Dorchester Market & Weymouth (full day)

Our first included excursion takes us to the charming county town of Dorchester, where we have time to browse the stalls of its beloved market. With a range of products on offer from 200 traders, it’s perfect for bargain hunting!

We continue to wander down the memory lane of seaside resorts with a visit to Weymouth, crowned with a lively harbour and fine Georgian seafront. The resort boasts a long sandy beach peppered with candy-stripe kiosks, plus fantastic views across the bay taking in the World Heritage Jurassic coastline.

Hovercraft to Ryde, Isle of Wight (full day)

We travel by coach to the popular resort of Southsea, where we then take a memorable journey as foot passengers by hovercraft to the Isle of Wight. Easily the fastest Isle of Wight ferry service across the Solent, it takes just ten minutes as we ‘fly’ on a cushion of air!

We disembark in the seaside town of Ryde with its long stretch of sandy beach and pretty esplanade. There is plenty of time to take a relaxing stroll along the famous pier (the oldest in the UK), admire the boats moored in the town’s harbour or explore the boutique shops, bars and restaurants before we head back, via hovercraft then coach, to the hotel.

Optional Excursion

Poole & Swanage – £14pp (full day)

On our optional excursion we head first to Poole, a bustling resort with a lively quayside, stunning natural harbour, some of the finest beaches in England and a historic Old Town which still shows evidence of its medieval past. Next stop is the resort of Swanage with its seaside attractions, sandy beach, promenade, Victorian pier and colourful beach huts.


Hotels with a JG2 rating are a mixture of larger hotels and privately owned properties. Décor and furnishings may be simple but are clean and well maintained. All bedrooms have en-suite facilities, TV and may have tea/coffee making facilities. Food may be buffet style in some of the larger hotels. Services may be limited but efficient.


Hotels with a JG3 rating tend to be a more formal style of hotel, often part of a hotel chain, or are very-welcoming family-owned properties. Generally, they offer a greater range of facilities and services, and bedrooms tend to be a little more spacious with additional features. Public areas are larger and include lounge seating, bar and restaurant with good quality food served either buffet style or waiter service.

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  • Return coach travel on a JG Explorer Coach (see Helpful Information below)
  • 4 nights at the Heathlands Hotel, Bournemouth (JG2 rating) with dinner & breakfast
  • Excursions to Dorchester Market, Weymouth & the Isle of Wight
  • Return hovercraft journey to Ryde, Isle of Wight


Optional excursion to Poole & Swanage (£14pp)

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  • 4 nights at the Heathlands Hotel, Bournemouth (JG2 rating) with dinner & breakfast
  • Excursions to Dorchester Market, Weymouth & the Isle of Wight
  • Return hovercraft journey to Ryde, Isle of Wight

Optional excursion to Poole & Swanage (£14pp)





Helpful info

JG Explorer Coaches 

We are pleased to introduce JG Explorer – a brand-new deluxe coach, thoughtfully designed to provide an elevated coach experience and ensure your journey is special and memorable.

Exclusive to the JG Travel Group, the design of these coaches has been meticulously thought through with your comfort in mind – with only 44 seats meaning more room on board and padded seats. There’s improved legroom and a footrest, making certain that wherever you sit, you’ll be able to relax and enjoy your journey. We know it’s the small things that make a big difference in terms of ease and added convenience, so our Explorer coaches feature a floor-level, rear-mounted toilet, accessible to all customers.

On-board entertainment throughout your journey is easy to find on the JG Explorer, with access to Azimut, our wireless media system, providing films and quizzes. Simply bring along your smartphone or iPad and enjoy this entertainment interruption-free, with the use of our extra reliable Wi-Fi, free to all passengers and a handy USB port at each seat.

The layout of the JG Explorer includes a floor-level, rear-mounted kitchen with a sink, an espresso machine to purchase delicious Nespresso coffee, dispensed by your driver during comfort breaks, and a fridge stocked with cold drinks and milk. Customers are welcome to help themselves to complimentary JG bottles, that can be used for refill at the built-in cold-water filter, cutting down on the need for disposable plastic bottles and doing our part for the environment. 

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Hotel (JG2 rating)

Set in its own landscaped gardens, the Heathlands Hotel is located in the heart of Bournemouth just a short walk from the sandy beaches. The hotel offers comfortable en-suite rooms, a lounge bar and restaurant. Meals are buffet style.

Upgrade to the Royal Bath Hotel

The Royal Bath Hotel is nestled in secluded grounds on Bournemouth’s seafront. Opened on Queen Victoria’s Coronation Day in 1838, it was the first hotel in Bournemouth. Leisure facilities include an indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, steam room and gym (small charge applies). Meals are buffet style. (JG3 rating)

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