Bournemouth, Vintage Cruise and Cream Tea

Admire the beautiful South Coast of England with a cruise aboard the Dorset Queen – a vintage motor yacht. Enjoy a cream tea on board as we sail by Millionaires Row, Brownsea Castle and the five islands of Poole Harbour. We also visit the beautiful, medieval city of Salisbury, soak up the tranquil scenery of the New Forest National Park and have the chance to discover delightful Dorchester.

5 days from £399pp

Single Room Supplement from £49pp

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Your Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel

Itinerary

Please choose your preferred 5 day itinerary

Local departure by coach or Home Connect service then on to Bournemouth for a four-night stay.

Included Meals

  • Dinner

We visit nearby Poole, home to a historic quayside which hosts visiting tall ships, fishing vessels and luxury motor yachts.

Explore the pretty streets and seaside shops before boarding the Dorset Queen – a vintage motor yacht which takes us on a delightful cruise around the harbour and coast. See Millionaires Row, Brownsea Castle and the five islands within Poole Harbour. Weather permitting, the cruise will venture outside the harbour to view Old Harry Rocks and the beginning of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Jurassic Coast. There will be live commentary on board so you won’t miss a thing and we’ll also enjoy a delicious cream tea as we sail.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Poole
  • Vintage Cruise

Enjoy a day at leisure in seaside Bournemouth. Relax at the hotel, wander into town, or enjoy a stroll along the level seafront.

Or, why not join our optional excursion to Dorchester, Dorset’s county town and the birthplace of author Thomas Hardy? With leafy riverside walks, a Roman Amphitheatre, no less than 8 museums and plenty of shops, cafés and restaurants to enjoy, there is plenty to see and do here.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Optional Excursions

  • Dorchester

The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in sterling (cash payments only).

Visit the beautiful, medieval city of Salisbury where there is an abundance of historic buildings to explore, including the majestic cathedral which boasts Britain’s tallest spire. Captivating visitors since 1227, the splendid cathedral (entrance not included) is a popular attraction and is also home to the best preserved of the four surviving Magna Carta documents which is on display.

The remainder of the city is compact and easy to get around, retaining much of its medieval centre with a delightful market square and traditional shopping streets.

Later in the day we return to Bournemouth via the tranquil scenery of the beautiful New Forest National Park.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • New Forest National Park
  • Salisbury

Return home.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast

Accommodation

You will stay for four nights at either the 3-star West Cliff Hotel or Suncliff Hotel in Bournemouth.

Bournemouth West Cliff Hotel

Bournemouth West Cliff Hotel

This lovely spa hotel in central Bournemouth has two pools and is within easy reach of the town’s renowned sandy beaches, some of the loveliest on the south coast. The hotel has a restaurant and in warmer weather why not eat al fresco on the outdoor terrace. All 83 bedrooms have light pastel and bold decor with complimentary toiletries, freeview TV, tea and coffee making facilities and WiFi.

Location: 7 Durley Chine Rd Westbourne, Bournemouth, BH2 5JS

Hotel Facilities

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General
  • 3 Star
  • English Speaking Staff
  • Restaurant
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Lift
  • Sauna or Steam Room
Room
  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower or Bath
  • Free Wifi
  • Iron or Trouser Press
Service
  • Room Service Available
Hotel
  • Swimming Pool
  • English Speaking Staff
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • WiFi Available
Suncliff Hotel

Suncliff Hotel

Located on the seafront in the prestigious East Cliff neighbourhood of Bournemouth, the Suncliff Hotel is just a five-minute stroll from seven miles of sandy beach. This seaside hotel offers comfortable and versatile bedrooms, as well as excellent leisure facilities including an indoor swimming pool and gym. The Atlantis Restaurant provides a wide range of delicious breakfast and evening meals, with an exceptional waiting team on hand to ensure you enjoy every meal. After a day of exploring, unwind in the Tropicana Lounge, which boasts cosy sofas, stylish décor and breathtaking views over the sea. Guests can also enjoy an authentic British pub experience in the Overcliff Pub, which offers panoramic views of Hengistbury Head – the perfect backdrop whilst savouring a well-deserved drink.

Location: 29 East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth , BH1 3AG

Hotel Facilities

Need further information? Fill in our enquiry form and we'll get back to you as soon as we can

General
  • 3 Star
  • Bar
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Lift
  • Central Location
  • Sauna or Steam Room
Room
  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Telephone
Accessibility
  • Fridge Available for Medical Requirements
  • Disabled Rooms Available
Food & Drink
  • Vegetarian Meals
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Lactose or Dairy Free Menu
  • Vegan Menu
Service
  • Iron at Reception
  • Gym
  • Dogs Allowed on Request
Hotel
  • Swimming Pool
  • Bar
  • Lift

Single Room Supplements

Single Room Supplement from £49.00

Reviews

3.6 Out of 5 ( 10 Reviews )

Reviews

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Great
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Average
10%
Poor
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Bad
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Quality

3.9 / 5

Value for Money

3.7 / 5

Mrs Thomas, 11 months ago

Normally I would give Shearings 5 stars, but this recent holiday was not the best I've been on. The actual content of the holiday, trips out, hotel, food, cleanliness etc were very good, as I have come to expect. However, there were hold ups with the coach, missing luggage, air condition unit failures and above all no porterage at the hotel. I go on these coach trips so that I don't have to worry about carrying my luggage, but there were no staff at the hotel to assist and many of the passengers were elderly or had walking difficulties. Most of us had to manage our own cases, and the same applied to going home. The coach was changed right at the end, to an even worse one, cramped, uncomfortable seats, (some passengers had to have taxis to take them home) no foot rests and no air conditioning! Not the drivers fault, he tried to do everything possible to ensure we had a good holiday - I can only blame Shearings Management. As I say, the actual holiday was excellent and I hope this is simply a hiccough as I do have further holidays booked.

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Wendy Bicknell, 11 months ago

The trip was good. We had a very good driver, but he was not a good communicator! Consequently some folk didn't get times and places right. This caused some worry and aggravation amongst the passengers. The hotel was excellent and also the food, especially the evening meal choices. I have no photos.

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Mrs Ann Shepherd, 11 months ago

I felt for the driver. He was a lovely man who was made to do the tour when he was expecting the week off. Anyhow, he was friendly and helpful.The holiday itself was lovely. The cream tea cruise was the highlight of the trip. It was charming and Poole harbour has much to offer. The hotel is probably the best I have ever stayed in with Shearings. They dealt with my coeliac disease and veganism without batting an eye. It is a lovely hotel with a swimming pool which customers can use all day. All in all a really great week. One of the best we have been on.

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Mrs Annette Cummings, 11 months ago

Absolutely fabulous

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