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Bournemouth & The Isle Of Wight By Hovercraft

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TJUS9028

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

5 days

UK 2021/22

PRICE FROM ? £284 per person
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Itinerary

Description

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

Itinerary

Included Excursions
Dorchester Market & Weymouth (full day)
Our first excursion takes us to the charming county town of Dorchester, where we have time to browse the stalls of its traditional and charming market. There is a range of products on offer from 200 traders.

We continue to wander down the memory lane of seaside resorts with a visit to Weymouth, crowned with a bustling 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 golden sand and pretty esplanade. There is plenty of time to take a relaxing stroll along the famous pier (the oldest in England), 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
Salisbury – £12pp (full day)
Join us on an optional excursion which takes us to Salisbury. Set in a quintessentially English landscape, this stunning city has a rich heritage with hundreds of buildings listed for their historical merit including the medieval cathedral which boasts the tallest spire in Britain. Explore the patchwork of streets which boast a picturesque jumble of architectural styles, ranging from medieval walls and half-timbered Tudor town houses to Georgian mansions and Victorian villas. There’s still time for a well-deserved rest at one of the many cosy tea rooms dotted along the side streets.

JG2

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

JG2+

JG2+ rated hotels offer a higher standard of hospitality, often by the friendly owner or manager and often with good home cooking plus enhanced décor, facilities and services. Food may be buffet style in some of the larger hotels. These hotels have proven to deliver a higher level of satisfaction according to our customer feedback surveys.

JG3

Hotels with a JG3 rating tend to be a more formal style of hotel, often part of a hotel chain, with a greater range of facilities and services. Bedrooms are a little more spacious and have additional features. Public areas are larger and include lounge seating, a bar and restaurant with good quality food served either buffet style or with waiter service.

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  • Return coach travel
  • 4 nights at a selected hotel, Bournemouth with dinner & breakfast
  • Excursions to Dorchester Market, Weymouth & the Isle of Wight
  • Return hovercraft journey to Ryde, Isle of Wight

    Optional excursion to Salisbury (£12pp)

Search Bullets

  • 4 nights at a selected hotel, Bournemouth with dinner & breakfast
  • Excursions to Dorchester Market, Weymouth & the Isle of Wight
  • Return hovercraft journey to Ryde, Isle of Wight

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  • 4 nights at a selected hotel, Bournemouth with dinner & breakfast
  • Excursions to Dorchester Market, Weymouth & the Isle of Wight
  • Return hovercraft journey to Ryde, Isle of Wight

    Optional excursion to Salisbury (£12pp)

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Accommodation

Accommodation

We stay at one of two hotels in Bournemouth:

The Carrington House Hotel is situated on a quiet, tree-lined street on the East Cliff of Bournemouth, just a short walk from the town centre and beaches. The hotel offers a bar, restaurant and an indoor swimming pool. The en-suite rooms feature satellite TV and tea and coffee-making facilities. Meals are buffet style. (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. (JG2 rating)

Upgrade to the Royal Bath Hotel for £40pp on selected dates:
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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