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Eastbourne and Romantic Railways

5 days - from only £419pp

ABOUT THE TOUR

Eastbourne and Romantic Railways

Take in the great British countryside from a unique perspective on this fantastic holiday! Join us for a scenic ride aboard the beautifully resorted coaches of the Kent and East Sussex Railway, and enjoy a nostalgic journey on the picturesque Bluebell Railway. With other highlights including National Trust’s Sheffield Park Gardens and a trip to Tenterden, this tour promises plenty of memories.

TOUR INCLUDES

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

5 Day Itinerary

  • Day 1:

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

    Included meals: Dinner

  • Day 2: Kent and East Sussex Railway

    Journey on the Kent and East Sussex Railway, passing through the beautiful Wealden scenery. England's finest rural light railway allows visitors to experience travel from a bygone era, aboard beautifully restored coaches and locomotives dating from the Victorian times.

    We will have time in picturesque Tenterden, known as the 'Jewel of the Weald', before returning to Eastbourne.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Kent and East Sussex Railway

    Kent and East Sussex Railway

    Included Highlights

    • Tenterden
    • Kent and East Sussex Railway
  • Day 3: Day at leisure or Brighton

    Relax in Eastbourne and enjoy the fresh air, sandy beaches and Victorian pier.

    Or, why not join our optional excursion to Brighton? This popular seaside resort is busting with attractions, such as the extravagant pavilion and beautiful pebbled beach. The historic Lanes date back to the late 16th century, and this quirky labyrinth of streets is filled with interesting shops, beautiful jewellers, and plenty of places to eat.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Brighton

    Brighton

    Optional Excursions

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

    2024
    • Brighton
    £10.00

    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 4: Bluebell Railway and National Trust’s Sheffield Park Gardens

    Trip on the Bluebell Railway – a beautiful name for a beautiful journey. One of the first preserved heritage lines in the country, a number of the stations were built in the traditional 'Queen Anne' style, and Horsted Keynes has regularly been featured on television and in films including Downton Abbey and Churchill's Secret.

    We continue on to the National Trust’s Sheffield Park Garden. This magnificent garden was laid out in the 18th century by ‘Capability’ Brown.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Bluebell Railway

    Bluebell Railway
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    Included Highlights

    • Bluebell Railway
    • National Trust’s Sheffield Park Gardens
  • Day 5:

    Return home.

    Included meals: Breakfast

Hotels

You will stay for four nights at the 2-Star Majestic Hotel in Eastbourne.

  • Majestic Eastbourne Hotel

    Perched in a prime position on Royal Parade, the Majestic Hotel sits across the road from the beach, close to Redoubt Fort and the world-famous Carpet Gardens. With fantastic views out to sea, the hotel is also within walking distance of the main attractions, including Eastbourne Pier. Guests can unwind in the relaxing lounge and open-fronted bar area, or watch the world go by from the beautiful sun terrace on brighter days. The hotel hosts a variety of entertainment during the holiday season, including comedians, musicians and quizzes, so you can enjoy the sociable atmosphere after a day exploring this delightful coastal resort.

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

Joining points

Travel from most joining points is included within your coach holiday price.

See our full list of our joining points.

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