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Eastbourne Turkey & Tinsel With Brighton Christmas Festival

  • Duration: 5 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TLEI8732

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

5 days

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Why not join us on this great festive getaway to ever-popular Eastbourne where we experience all that this super corner of Southern England has to offer and celebrate the festive season early.

From our fabulous seafront base at the beautiful Burlington Hotel you will have plenty of free time to explore or join us on our included excursions to discover some other fabulous East Sussex towns, from the traditional seaside town of Hastings and the historic port town of Rye to the lovely historic town of Lewes and the wonderful regency resort of Brighton, where the annual Christmas Festival will be taking place with a traditional Christmas Market and lots of festive fun. Back at the hotel, we enjoy a wonderful Turkey & Tinsel themed package including festive dinners and entertainment on two nights!

An ideal choice for:

* Value-conscious festive fans
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People who love a traditional seaside break - no matter what the season!
* Couples and friends who fancy a fun-filled pre-Christmas break
PRICE FROM ? £299 per person
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Itinerary

Day 1

Join your coach this morning, and head towards the wonderful East Sussex coast and our lovely resort of Eastbourne with convenient coffee/lunch stops along the way. On arrival at the Burlington Hotel, have time to settle in and perhaps take a stroll along the prom before enjoying our first delicious dinner in the evening.

Days 2-4

Enjoy tasty full English breakfasts each day, along with festive dinners each evening plus 2 evenings of live entertainment. We also include a cream tea at the hotel on one afternoon. Enjoy time at leisure to explore Eastbourne or join us on our INCLUDED excursions to experience some of the other highlight towns in East Sussex.

Eastbourne has earned the title of ‘Sunniest Place in Britain’. Whilst we cannot guarantee the weather for these festive visits, it remains a popular holiday destination at any time of the year and has always had a reputation for being a place to come for quiet relaxation. Situated on the South Coast of England, its old-fashioned sweet shops and prominent Victorian buildings will leave you with a nostalgic feeling, whilst its serene coastal views are simply beautiful. Experience all this charming seaside resort has to offer and enjoy its stunning beaches, delightful seafront cafés and pretty gardens plus the iconic 150-year-old pier can’t be missed! 

We include a morning visit to the lovely historic county town of Lewes, then on to the fabulous regency resort of Brighton. Take a stroll through ‘The Lanes’, the famous twisting alleyways full of jewellers, antiques and designer boutiques. Brighton Pier brings back days of yesteryear or take a flight 135 metres above the ground on the Brighton i360. Our visit also coincides with the Christmas Festival event which includes a traditional Christmas Market.

We also travel to the historic port town of Rye with a mazy mix of medieval half-timbered houses and cobbled lanes with art galleries and collectable
shops. Then along the coast to the traditional seaside town of Hastings, home to the remains of the first castle in England to be built by William the Conqueror, and today and there is an abundance of history to be discovered in the meandering alleyways in the old town.

Day 5

After a final hearty breakfast it is time to say farewell to the Burlington Hotel and Eastbourne. Board your comfortable coach for a relaxing journey home with a coffee/lunch break on the way.

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with English breakfast and Evening Meals
  • Tea, Coffee or Mulled Wine on arrival with a festive treat
  • 2 nights live entertainment
  • Traditional Christmas Dinner with a complimentary glass of wine one evening
  • Cream Tea one afternoon at the hotel
  • Free time to explore Eastbourne
  • Excursion to Lewes & Brighton
  • Excursion to Rye & Hastings
  • Direct Coach Travel
  • Net Zero Carbon Offset Certificate

Eastbourne

INCLUDED Visitor DestinationOften described as the ‘suntrap of the south’, Eastbourne is an elegant resort situated on the Sussex coast. The pleasant long, tree-lined promenade, colourful gardens and Victorian seafront with its 19th century pier befits a town famous for its charm and dignity. The Towner Art Gallery contains world-class exhibitions of modern and contemporary art or browse the shops on the quaint Victorian streets of Little Chelsea. Alternatively simply take it easy, watching the world go by on the prom or in one of the many tea rooms.

Lewes

With its medieval streets, old English churches and tiny twittens (a Sussex word for alleyway) visitors are allowed a glimpse into the true essence of bygone Lewes. Although surrounded by chalk cliffs, the townscape is dominated by the remains of a Norman castle. Lewes also claims host to numerous contemporary art galleries and historic & special interest sites including the once mighty Priory of St. Pancras - a casualty of the dissolution of the monasteries.

Lewes is a market town of small, specialist, independent retailers and on certain days, the subtle aromas wafting from Harvey’s Brewery will attract any visitor to Cliffe High Street. Bookshops, boutiques and antique centres sit alongside individual craft workshops, and the restaurants, cafes, and pubs offer delicious choices all year round with real emphasis on local produce.

Brighton

INCLUDED Visitor DestinationAlso known as ‘Doctor Brighton’ and ‘London by the Sea’, the unique blend of outrageous architecture and quaint streets has made Brighton England’s most fashionable resort for over 200 years. Wander ‘The Lanes’, the oldest quarter filled with unique shopping opportunities, lined with 17th century fishermen’s cottages. Take a stroll along the famous pier for some traditional fun. Brighton's famous pebble beach is a great place to enjoy your fish & chips, and for the more adventurous try a ride on the newest attraction, Brighton i360 which takes you on a gentle journey 162 metres above the town for a stunning birds eye view for miles. If history and architecture are your thing the lovely Royal Pavilion is a must see - the Prince Regent's original pleasure palace made for entertaining. Brighton has something for everyone, and the fun never stops!

Rye & Hastings

INCLUDED Visitor DestinationsA medieval citadel huddled against invaders and the sea, Rye reveals its history  gently. Today it’s home to a myriad of art, curiosities and cosy pubs, as well as contemporary restaurants serving the best Sussex has to offer, from land and sea. Built on smuggled secrets and timeless tales, Rye has nooks and crannies to explore and distant views across Romney Marsh to ponder.

Set between hills that reach to the sea, Hastings is an oyster that comes with its own grit, where the smooth bustle of modern life rubs along with the rough edges of tradition. Look up and you’ll see the castle ruins watching over the town, as they have in one guise or another for nearly a thousand years. The three-mile seafront stretches from the fishing fleet at the eastern end through the hustle and bustle of the arcades and funfair rides, to the pier and unique double-decker promenade bottle alley, arriving finally at peaceful Grosvenor Gardens. Back to top

Accommodation

Burlington Hotel Eastbourne

This impressive Victorian hotel is ideally situated on Eastbourne's picturesque seafront, just minutes walk from the beach. Set in a Grade 2 listed building, it hosts 159 ensuite bedrooms all including flat screen TV, tea and coffee making facilities, desk, daily housekeeping and free WiFi throughout. There is lift access to all floors. There is also a restaurant, bar and lounge on site for you to indulge in whilst you enjoy the picturesque views. Everything you need for a superb stay.

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