Weymouth And The Best Of Dorset Weekend
PGWEYEnjoy a relaxing weekend break in glorious Weymouth, one of the UK’s most beautiful seaside resorts with a fine Georgian seafront, esplanade and impressive golden sands. There are soft sandy beaches, a characterful 17th century harbour and excellent shops and restaurants. Take a stroll around the picturesque 17th century harbour and visit Brewer’s Quay which is full of arts, crafts and antique shops. You could also take a bus or taxi to Portland Bill, visit the Sealife Centre or just sit and relax, enjoying the views and watching the world go by.
You'll stay in the heart of Weymouth at the Leam Hotel, with panoramic views out over the sea and towards the cliffs that still protect the Bay, located just a short way from Weymouth's beautiful sandy beach, town centre and harbour.
The hotel also organises a festive Turkey & Tinsel theme with great evening entertainment for you to enjoy, unless you'd prefer to head off into Weymouth on your own or with new friends you have made on the tour.
You can have plenty of time to explore Weymouth but we've also included excursions for great sightseeing to Dorchester, the vibrant county town of Dorset, discovering its connection to Thomas Hardy and some of the best-preserved Roman ruins in the country, along with a day to Bournemouth, the ever-popular all year round resort with a wealth of attractions.
An ideal choice for:
* Lovers of our coastal heritage or a traditional seaside break
* A great value weekend away to do as little or as much as you please
* Anyone who wants a relaxed weekend break with everything taken care of
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1Join your coach this morning at your convenient local pick-up point, and head to the fantastic Dorset resort of Weymouth, and your centrally located hotel. On arrival at the comfortable Leam Hotel you will find yourself in the heart of this popular resort with its beautiful golden beaches and pretty harbour. Enjoy time to settle in and get yourself orientated. Take time to enjoy a stroll along the lovely seafront with its Georgian buildings that became world famous as the backdrop to the sailing events of the 2012 Olympic Games. Perhaps enjoy a drink in the bar before your first included evening meal with your new travel friends.
Days 2 & 3
Your centrally located hotel means you are close to all the great things Weymouth has to offer. So make sure you explore and enjoy every moment. Why not take a walk along the esplanade or the fabulous sands, maybe even enjoy a paddle in the shallow waters. You could enjoy fish & chips as you listen to the gentle waters lap against the golden beach. Visit the harbour and sit back and relax in one of the lovely bars or bistros and watch the luxury yachts, fishing trawlers and even the RNLI Lifeboat as they sail by. Perhaps enjoy a traditional Dorset Cream Tea! Or step out to the bustling town centre with great independent traders selling everything from traditional seaside rock to beachwear, books and fabulous foodie treats from cheese and wine to pasties and pies!
You can spend all of your time in and around Weymouth. Alternatively join our INCLUDED excursions which include Bournemouth where you can enjoy time to explore this lovely resort with beautiful sandy blue flag beaches, museums, galleries, amusement arcades and fabulous shopping opportunities . We also have a visit to the historic market town of Dorchester in the heart of stunning Thomas Hardy country with time to explore its shops and interesting museums which include the Dorset County Museum and the Keep Military Museum.
As well as filling breakfasts and dinners your hotel offers great evening entertainment during your stay too, so you can relax and be entertained after fantastic days exploring.
After a final hearty breakfast it is time to say farewell to Weymouth and the lovely county of Dorset today. Board your comfortable coach for a relaxing journey home full of lovely memories with your newly made friends.
WeymouthINCLUDED 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!
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.
For more information on what to see and do in Bournemouth, please click here (opens in a new window)
Dorchester (half day)INCLUDED Visitor DestinationDorchester 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.
- 3 nights hotel with English breakfast & evening meals
- Festive Turkey & Tinsel theme
- Evening entertainment
- Free time to explore Weymouth
- Visit to historic Dorchester
- Excursion to beautiful Bournemouth
- Direct Coach Travel
- Net Zero Carbon Offset Certificate
Please note: the hotel is a listed building with 5 steps at the front of the hotel to access the lobby so may not be suitable for anyone with severe mobility issues. However, there is a lift to all floors within the hotel. Back to top
The Leam Hotel Weymouth
The Leam Hotel overlooks Weymouth Bay and is situated amid the splendour of Weymouth’s wonderful Esplanade, described as ‘one of the finest marine promenades in the UK. It was built in 1780, originally as a pair of gentlemen’s residences but has been welcomng guests to Weymouth as a hotel since 1926. This elegant Georgian building is just a short distance from the beach and is close to the town centre. It offers comfortable, 3-star accommodation with a lounge bar and restaurant plus free WiFi. All en-suite bedrooms have a wardrobe, a flat-screen TV and tea and coffee making facilities.
Please note: the hotel is a listed building with 5 steps at the front of the hotel to access the lobby so may not be suitable for anyone with severe mobility issues. However, there is a lift to all floors within the hotel.
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