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Bournemouth & Delightful Dorset 2023

  • Duration: 5 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TLEI8660

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

5 days

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If you love the south coast of England, you’re really going to love this tour! You’ll stay at the delightful Suncliff Hotel which not only enjoys a wonderful seafront East Cliff location but also offers leisure facilities including an indoor pool and spa facilities. Breakfast and Dinner is covered and they'll even lay on great entertainment on some evenings too. And the views are fabulous!

You can have the choice of spending all of your time in Bournemouth or head out on some great days of sightseeing. Our included excursions include  wonderful Weymouth and Swanage, full of seaside nostalgia. PLus sit back and watch the highlights of the New Forest roll by as we take you to the pretty Saxon town of Christchurch and then on to one of the UK’s great yachting centres, Lymington. Enjoy time to roam on your own in both.

An ideal choice for:

* Lovers of Bournemouth & the south coast of England
* Anyone who wants a relaxed midweek break with everything taken care of
* People who love a traditional seaside break

PRICE FROM ? £329 per person
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Itinerary

Day 1

Join your coach at your convenient local pick up point this morning and sit back and relax as we head to the south coast and your lovely resort of Bournemouth. On arrival at your hotel on the scenic sea-facing East Cliff, there will be time to settle in and perhaps take a stroll for a breath of fresh air and views across Bournemouth Bay. Make sure you have time for a drink in the bar to meet new friends before enjoying your first evening meal.

Days 2 to 4

Enjoy time to explore your lovely resort including beautiful sandy blue flag beaches, museums, galleries, amusement arcades and fabulous shopping opportunities. You can choose to either spend all your time in Bournemouth or join our INCLUDED excursions.

Enjoy a day in the wonderful New Forest exploring the stunning scenery, amazing wildlife including its famous ponies, and the beautiful coastal towns of Lymington and Christchurch where the forest and rivers meet the sea. Plus a stunning coastal day exploring the lovely towns of Swanage and Weymouth.

Day 5

After a final hearty breakfast, it is time to say farewell to Bournemouth today. Board your comfortable coach for a relaxing journey home full of lovely memories.

Tour includes

  • 4 nights hotel with English breakfast & evening meals
  • Evening entertainment on at least 2 nights
  • Plenty of free time to explore Bournemouth at leisure
  • Excursion to the New Forest with time to explore Christchurch & Lymington
  • Excursion to Weymouth and Swanage
  • Direct Coach Travel
  • Net Zero Carbon Offset Certificate

Christchurch, The New Forest & Lymington

INCLUDED Visitor DestinationWild horses won’t be able to drag you away from the New Forest once you’ve experienced its peace and fallen in love with the forest’s idyllic glades, ancient woodland, open moors, heathland and cliff top walks. Proclaimed a royal forest by William the Conqueror, this beautiful and natural area covers over 71,000 acres of the south coast. An amazing holiday destination in itself, escape to a world where ponies, cattle, donkeys and deer roam free in this stunning natural habitat.

The pretty Saxon town of Christchurch is peacefully placed between two rivers, with glistening golden sands on one side and the green vistas of the New Forest on the other. Cobbled streets lead to the historic ruins of the town’s castle overlooking the river, while beautiful parks and glades open to life upon the water at the quayside.  Church Street and Wick Lane have some wonderful and unique little gift shops if you are looking for something special. With its postcard-like harbour and quayside you might enjoy a boat trip for wonderful riverside views. 

Situated on the west bank of the Lymington River, in the heart of the New Forest, Lymington is a major yachting centre with three marinas. We recommend a wander through the pretty cobbled streets of the old town and on to The Quay to watch the luxury yachts and fishing boats come and go. The High Street is made up of an eclectic mix of Georgian, Victorian, Art Deco and Medieval architecture, and a hive of activity with great shopping and tasty treats waiting to be discovered.

Weymouth and Swanage

INCLUDED Visitor DesitnationWith beautiful golden sands sprinkled with deckchairs, safe shallow waters, an action packed events programme, pretty harbourside and attractions to delight visitors of all ages, you certainly won’t be lost for things to do in wonderful Weymouth! The world was introduced to the Georgian grandeur of Weymouth during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, when its fine seafront provided an impressive backdrop to the sailing events and captured the hearts of many! Sit back and relax with a glass of fizz or a Dorset Cream Tea from one of the harbourside bars or bistros...a great way to spend an afternoon! In the main season, you can visit Nothe Fort. Built by the Victorians to protect Portland Harbour, this unique attraction is a network of underground passages and is steeped in history, and it provides stunning views out towards Portland and over Weymouth Bay.

The coastal town of Swanage on the Isle of Purbeck is pure seaside nostalgia, served by a traditonal steam train, take a walk along the Victorian pier or enjoy a coastal walk with stunning views and amazing wildlife. Many artists have made their home in this beautiful town, and you can browse and buy their unique wares from the many studios, gift shops, galleries and workshops the town has to offer. Enjoy some of the delicious local produce, or sit down with an ice cream and watch the pretty town view.

Bournemouth

Bournemouth is the largest resort in Dorset and along with seven miles of sandy beaches also has beautiful parks and gardens. You’re sure to find plenty of things to do while exploring this coastal town, with lots of attractions, activities, entertainment and adventure to keep all ages entertained. With great shopping and dining experiences there really is something for all ages and budgets.

Beneath the magnificent cliffs you’ll find Bournemouth’s award winning beaches and world-class seafront. From family attractions and a historic house museum to picturesque walks and outdoor activities – as well as restaurants and bars – Bournemouth’s coastline is the jewel in its crown.  Beach huts are a very British tradition that actually originated in Bournemouth in 1908 - you can even rent the world’s oldest beach hut! The beach huts and funky beach pods are available for hire and are ideal for taking in the stunning views and watching the world go by.

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Accommodation

Suncliff Hotel Bournemouth

A traditional English seaside hotel, filled to the brim with character, fabulous facilities, friendly staff and live entertainment on most evenings. The Suncliff Hotel by Oceana enjoys a superb location, overlooking the seafront in the prestigious East Cliff neighbourhood of Bournemouth. Enjoy seven miles of sandy beaches just 5 minutes walk from the hotel or just relax at the hotel and check out the range of top rated facilities including an indoor heated swimming pool, mini cardio gym, squash court, dance studio and spa facilities*. There is a lift to all floors and free wifi throughout the hotel. Rooms are fully equipped with comfortable furnishings, television, hairdryer, freeview tv and tea/coffee making facilities.

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