5 days - from only £419pp

ABOUT THE TOUR

Eastbourne, Brighton and Bluebell Railway

Eastbourne remains one of the UK’s favourite resorts. With its Victorian buildings, sandy beaches, endless cafés, souvenir shops and pretty gardens, Eastbourne has something for everyone. This delightful tour also includes a visit to Brighton and Beachy Head, a ride on the nostalgic Bluebell Railway, and an optional excursion to explore more of the Sussex coast and 1066 Country.

TOUR INCLUDES

  • 4 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • 2 nights entertainment
  • Welcome tea/coffee and biscuits on arrival
  • Local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel

5 Day Itinerary

  • Day 1:

    Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then to our hotel for four nights.

    Included meals: Dinner

  • Day 2: Brighton and Beachy Head

    Included excursion to Brighton, premier resort of the Sussex coast. Sometimes known as London-by-the-Sea, Brighton has been a popular resort since the days of the Prince Regent, who built the resort’s fairy tale Royal Pavilion.

    See Regency style architecture, best represented by the Royal Pavilion. If you enjoy shopping, then Brighton is a paradise. You can choose from modern malls, Victorian streets lined with little shops, and the fashionable Lanes, where you can browse among antique shops in a village-like area.

    Later, we include a scenic drive along the Sussex Heritage Coast, with a photo stop at Beachy Head to see the spectacular Seven Sisters chalk cliffs.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Beachy Head

    Beachy Head

    Included Highlights

    • Brighton
    • Beachy Head
  • Day 3: Bluebell Railway

    Enjoy a highlight of our tour as we board the famous Bluebell Railway through the delightful Sussex countryside.

    This heritage line runs between Sheffield Park and East Grinstead, and was one of the first preserved standard gauge steam-operated passenger railway in the country to operate a public service. The first train ran in 1960 and the experience will take you back to a bygone era.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Bluebell Railway

    Bluebell Railway

    Included Highlights

    • Bluebell Railway
  • Day 4: Day at leisure or 1066 Country - Rye, Battle and Hastings

    Day at leisure or join our optional excursion as we explore historic 1066 Country. We head first to Cinque Port of Rye, with its cobbled streets and charming alleyways, lined with medieval buildings.

    Our excursion continues with a visit to the abbey town of Battle, scene of William the Conqueror's victory over Harold.

    We end the day in the rejuvenated coastal town of Hastings.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Battle Abbey

    Battle Abbey

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.

    2021
    • 1066 Country - Rye, Battle & Hastings
    TBC

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

    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in cash in Euros (for tours to Europe) or Sterling (for UK tours).

  • Day 5:

    Return home.

    Included meals: Breakfast

Single Room Supplement from £69.00 (5 days).

Hotels

You will stay for four nights at the 3-star York House Hotel in Eastbourne. 

  • York House Hotel

    14-22 Royal Parade, Eastbourne, BN22 7AP

    The hotel enjoys a seafront location, only 400 metres from the pier. Many rooms have sea views and all public areas face the beachfront. An indoor heated swimming pool and a unique open-air sun verandah with comfortable and contemporary lounges makes this the perfect get-away location.

    • Swimming Pool
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

Joining points

Travel from most joining points is included within your coach holiday price; some carry a supplement of £20pp. To find your nearest joining point, search using your postcode below.

See our full list of our joining points.

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