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Weymouth, Subtropical Abbotsbury and Dorset Charms

8 days - from only £679pp

ABOUT THE TOUR

Weymouth, Subtropical Abbotsbury and Dorset Charms

Set on a breathtaking Georgian bay with sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters, Weymouth is a firm-favourite holiday destination and the perfect base for this relaxing tour. From here, discover the beautiful displays of Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, the spectacular vista of Lulworth Cove and the pretty resort of Lyme Regis, with the chance to also explore Blandford Forum and popular Bournemouth.

TOUR INCLUDES

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

8 Day Itinerary

  • Day 1:

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

    Included meals: Dinner

  • Day 2: Day at leisure or Blandford Forum

    Enjoy a day to relax in delightful Weymouth or join our optional excursion to Blandford Forum, the most complete, small Georgian town in England.

    Surrounding the attractive market place is a variety of independent shops and boutiques, cafés, restaurants and pubs. For a local 'tipple', pay a visit to the Hall and Woodhouse Brewery and shop where you can buy bottles of famous Badger Beer. There are also a number of indoor and outdoor markets in the town throughout the week.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Blandford Forum

    Blandford Forum

    Optional Excursions

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

    2023
    • Blandford Forum
    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 3: Dorchester and Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens

    We call at Dorchester, Dorset’s county town and the birthplace of Thomas Hardy.

    After some free time we continue to Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens – a splendid garden filled with rare and exotic plants from all over the world. The Sunken Garden and nature trail are worth exploring, alternatively enjoy a cup of tea in the colonial style teahouse.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens

    Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens
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    Included Highlights

    • Dorchester
    • Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens
    • Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens
    • Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens
  • Day 4: Bridport, West Bay and Lyme Regis

    Today we explore the Jurassic Coast. We visit Bridport and West Bay; renowned for fossil hunting and the famous sandstone East Cliff that exposes 185 million years of history.

    We continue to Lyme Regis, a pretty seaside resort that offers breathtaking scenery, beautiful beaches and a fascinating history.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    West Bay

    West Bay
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    Included Highlights

    • Lyme Regis
    • West Bay
    • Bridport
  • Day 5: Day at leisure

    Day at leisure to explore Weymouth at your own pace. A small harbour town in the 12th century, Weymouth is now a popular holiday destination with beautiful beaches, spectacular scenery and an historic fishing harbour.

    Custom House Quay is on the Melcombe Regis side of the river estuary and the Old Harbour is on the Weymouth side. The two harbours often opposed each other, but were officially united in the reign of Elizabeth I by a bridge built in 1597. The present bridge dates from 1930, and raises every two hours to allow ships to pass through.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 6: Day at leisure or Poole and Bournemouth

    Enjoy another day in seaside Weymouth today, or alternatively join our optional excursion to Poole, a bustling resort and known for being the home of Europe’s largest natural harbour.

    We continue on to visit the popular seaside resort of Bournemouth. This stylish resort offers everything you would expect from a British seaside holiday town, including a Victorian Pier, golden beaches and beautiful gardens.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Poole Quay

    Poole Quay

    Optional Excursions

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

    2023
    • Poole and Bournemouth
    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 7: Swanage and Lulworth Cove

    A scenic journey awaits today as we pass through the quaint village of Corfe Castle to visit the seaside town of Swanage.

    We return to Weymouth via a stop at beautiful Lulworth Cove. Tiny Main Road leads through the charming village to the panoramic view of the cove. A pebbled beach and crystal-clear waters make this one of the most popular spots on the Dorset Coast.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Lulworth Cove

    Lulworth Cove
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    Included Highlights

    • Swanage
    • Lulworth Cove
  • Day 8:

    Return home.

    Included meals: Breakfast

Single Room Supplement from £139.00 (8 days).

Hotels

You will stay for seven nights at the 3-star Royal Hotel in Weymouth.

  • Royal Hotel Weymouth

    The Royal Hotel is a Grade II listed building, commanding an unrivalled position right on Weymouth’s seafront. This beautiful late-Victorian hotel is just a short walk away from a wealth of shops, independent cafés, bars and quality restaurants. After a day in Weymouth, enjoy a drink in the inviting bar or cosy lounge and admire the brilliant views of the promenade, ideal for watching the world go by. If you’d rather have a night in, head to the hotel restaurant where you will be greeted with a warm and friendly atmosphere, as well as seasonal menus that are sure to delight!

    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
    • Hairdryer
    • Telephone

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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