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Bournemouth Turkey & Tinsel Christmas Lights Special

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TLEI8721

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

5 days


Join us on this great Turkey & Tinsel winter break at the lovely Suncliff Hotel which not only enjoys a fabulous seafront East Cliff location in beautiful Bournemouth, but also offers fabulous leisure facilities including an indoor pool and spa. As well as festive meals you can enjoy some great festive entertainment and an afternoon tea dance!

You'll get lots of time to enjoy Bournemouth and there is nothing quite like wrapping up warm and sitting on the seafront with a nice cup of tea and just watching the world go by. We’ve also included some great excursions with a journey through the scenic New Forest then on to Poole to enjoy the Christmas Maritime Light Festival plus a fabulous festive harbour cruise taking in Brownsea Island and the homes of the rich and famous set on the Sandbanks Peninsula. We also include a day taking in Dorset’s county town of Dorchester along with wonderful Weymouth. 

An ideal choice for:

* Lovers of Bournemouth & the south coast of England
* Anyone who wants a festive winter break with everything taken care of
* People who love a traditional seaside break - no matter what the season!
PRICE FROM ? £329 per person
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Day 1

Join your comfortable coach at your convenient local pick up point this morning, and 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 relax or take a stroll for a breath of fresh air and views across Bournemouth Bay. Perhaps enjoy a drink at the bar to meet your fellow travellers before enjoying your first festive evening meal.

Days 2 to 4

Enjoy tasty full English breakfasts each day, along with festive dinners each evening. You can also enjoy an afternoon tea dance on one day plus entertainment some nights. You can spend all of your time in Bournemouth or join our two INCLUDED excursions.

We drive through the scenic New Forest to the lovely harbour town of Poole where you can spend time at the Christmas Maritime Light Festival, and we include a fabulous festive harbour cruise. We also have a day visiting Dorchester 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.

Poole & Festive Harbour Cruise

INCLUDED Visitor DestinationGet acquainted with the seaside splendour of Poole during a festive cruise around Europe’s largest natural harbour. Take in the fantastic views as you pass picturesque Brownsea Island, homes of the rich and famous at the exclusive Sandbanks Peninsula, Studland Bay and much more.  Enjoy a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie and with live commentary from the Captain you're guaranteed to not miss a thing. Hear how Poole Harbour was formed in the last ice-age and absorb the beauty of the ocean, before returning to Poole Quay where a browse round the shops and boutiques for the perfect Christmas gift awaits!

Weymouth & Dorchester

INCLUDED Visitor DestinationWith beautiful golden sands sprinkled with deckchairs, safe shallow waters, an action packed events programme and pretty harbourside, 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 or evening! In the main season, a visit to the Nothe Fort is a must. 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. From sand sculptures to a magical underwater world of dazzling sea creatures, Weymouth has attractions to delight visitors of all ages!

Dorchester is a vibrant town for sightseeing and shopping. You will find a town with one foot in the past and another firmly in the future, with some of this country's best preserved Roman ruins moments away from a thriving high street. Dorchester is very fortunate in having no less than 8 museums, leafy riverside walks near the centre, dialect trails through the town's shops and cafes and the largest Iron Age hillfort in Europe. The Dorset Museum will give you an insight into the county's Jurassic past through to the life and work of Dorset's famous novelist and poet Thomas Hardy. For more specialist interests you could visit the many themed museums from Teddies to Terracotta Warriors and Tutankhamun, all in this bustling town where there are plenty of individual shops and cafes to browse and watch the world go by for a more sedate visit.


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.

Bournemouth Christmas Tree Wonderland

With its multitude of festive-themed illuminations the centre piece of this year’s Bournemouth Christmas Tree Trail will once again be the 60ft walk-through Bournemouth Wonderland Tree situated in the centre of the Lower Gardens. The traditional Christmas market, Alpine bar and Ice Rink are all making a welcome return for 2023 and, as well as themed replica trees from around the world, the Gardens and the wider town will play host to a variety of lighting features and installations stretching all the way from the Seafront through the Square up to the Triangle, Beale Place, Horseshoe Common and the Lansdowne roundabout. What fun!

NB - Final 2023 programme subject to confirmation

Tour includes

  • 4 nights hotel with full English breakfast and evening meals
  • Festive activities including an afternoon tea dance
  • Festive entertainment on at least 2 evenings
  • Plenty of free time to explore Bournemouth at leisure
  • Drive through the New Forest
  • Visit to Poole with a festive harbour cruise
  • Excursion to Dorchester & Weymouth
  • Direct Coach Travel
  • Net Zero Carbon Offset Certificate
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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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