Elegant Eastbourne

Originally opened in 1895, the 4-star Hydro Hotel boasts a spectacular clifftop position with awe-inspiring views of Eastbourne’s seafront and the cliffs of Beachy Head. Renowned for its exceptional cuisine and friendly service, enjoy the best of both traditional hospitality and modern facilities during your stay. From here, we’ll step back in time with a nostalgic journey along the Bluebell Steam Railway, admire the impressive landscaped gardens of Sheffield Park Garden, and uncover the history of magnificent Herstmonceux Castle. With other highlights including visits to vibrant Brighton, charming Hastings, and the delightful Carr Taylor Wines, plenty of exciting sightseeing experiences await.

Your Tour Includes

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

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

Included Meals

  • Dinner

This morning, we’ll enjoy a fun-filled journey on the Bluebell Steam Railway, soaking up the beautiful Sussex scenery along the way. One of the first preserved heritage lines in the country, the railway allows visitors to experience travel from a bygone era aboard beautifully restored coaches and locomotives dating from the Victorian times. It has regularly been featured in TV programmes and films including Downton Abbey and Churchill's Secret.

We depart at Sheffield Park Station to visit National Trust’s internationally renowned gardens. View acres of Grade I listed landscaped gardens and lakes, surrounded by historic parkland and woodland with influences of ‘Capability’ Brown, before returning to Eastbourne.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Bluebell Railway
  • Sheffield Park Garden

This morning, we enjoy a tour of Leeds Castle – This historic Grade I listed estate is a must see. A castle has existed on the site since 857. In the 13th century, it came into the hands of King Edward I, for whom it became a favourite residence. A guided tour is included.

From here, we visit popular Brighton. This popular seaside resort is bursting with attractions, such as the extravagant pavilion and gorgeous 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

Included Highlights

  • Brighton

Today, we travel along the coast to Hastings – the largest seaside town in East Sussex and one of the old medieval Cinque Ports. Famous for the battle of Hastings that took place 8 miles north of the current town, admire the medieval walls and explore the old town with its independent shops.

We continue to Carr Taylor Wines, where we sample the delightful produce and enjoy refreshments with local cakes to round off the day.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Hastings
  • Carr Taylor Wine Tasting

Return home.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast

Accommodation

You will stay for four nights at the 4-star Hydro Hotel in Eastbourne.

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