Vibrant Bournemouth

Resort - Bournemouth

Overview

Bournemouth is superbly situated on the sunny South coast on top of spectacular cliffs which look down upon miles of golden sand. It is probably Britain's most international resort. Stroll through the splendid gardens or browse through the remarkable selection of shops. The town is full of flowers and there are beautifully manicured parks and gardens. The delightful "chines", small valleys in the cliffs, offer shady groves leading to the shore. The Lower Gardens and Central Gardens in particular provide a lush green contrast to the nearby beach. There are many outstanding attractions including museums, an art gallery, two piers and a wealth of evening entertainment ranging from classical music to top name summer shows.

Prices from

£139 per person

Supplements may apply

Tour code: 5170NE

Tour: Vibrant Bournemouth

Resort: Bournemouth

Days: 5

Date Travelling: 25 February 2019

Travelling by: Coach

Hotel: Devon Towers Hotel

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Itinerary

Day 1 - Outward Travel

Day 2 - Lyndhurst & Salisbury

  • William the Conqueror established the New Forest as a royal hunting ground in 1079. Watch out for the wild ponies roaming freely!
  • Known as the capital of the New Forest, Lyndhurst has been visited by many kings and queens staying at the Royal Manor.
  • All Angels Church is the final resting place of Alice Liddell, the inspiration for ‘Alice’ in Lewis Carroll's ‘Alice's Adventures in Wonderland’.
  • Salisbury cathedral has a 400ft spire, the world’s oldest working clock from 1386, and an original copy of the Magna Carta.
  • England's largest Cathedral Close is flanked by the Bishop’s Palace and the National Trust's Mompesson House (entry fee applies).
  • Salisbury has a permanent indoor market and an outdoor market most Tuesdays.

Day 3 - Day at Leisure

  • Today is left free to allow for relaxing in the hotel or exploring the local area.
  • Don't hesitate to enquire with the hotel reception regarding local attractions and travel options.

Day 4 - Weymouth & Portland

  • Made popular by George III whose statue stands on the promenade, Weymouth boasts a lovely curving bay with soft sands.
  • The Tudor ruins of Sandsfoot castle are set in Victorian formal gardens. At the eastern end of Weymouth lies RSPB Lodmoor bird reserve.
  • Weymouth museum is open most days with minimal entry fees, and explores the maritime history of Weymouth and Portland.
  • Portland is an explorer’s island, probably best known for Portland Bill and the famous lighthouse.
  • The remains of Sandsfoot Castle, dating back to 1539, can be seen in the 19th century breakwater of Portland harbour.
  • The Governor’s Garden contains an impressive circular amphitheatre for 200 people and is made from the local stone. 

Day 5 - Return Travel

Clients are permitted to remain on the coach only when the driver is present. Excursion days may be altered to suit circumstances which arise or to take advantage of forecast changes in the weather, local events or drivers’ hours regulations. If it is important you visit somewhere on a specific day, please check in advance with your driver. The itinerary is designed to be a guide to the places encompassed by the tour, and the mention of certain towns or attractions does not necessarily imply that a stop will be made at the town or point of interest, unless specifically indicated in the itinerary or holiday brochure. All details contained in this itinerary were correct at the time of writing however changes may have occurred since printing. Every effort is made to rectify any errors as and when they come to our attention.

Devon Towers Hotel

Ideally situated on the West Cliff, a short walk from the sea front, International Centre, shops and pier. All 60 bedrooms are either centrally heated or provided with electric heating and all have private bath or shower and WC. All rooms have tea/coffee making facilities, hair dryer and TV with radio channels.

Contact Details

Devon Towers Hotel
58-62 St.Michael’s Road

Tel No: 01202 553863

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  • North West Tours – Burtonwood Interchange (M62 near Warrington)
  • Midlands Tours – Tamworth Interchange (M42, Junction 10)
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