A Rye Look at 1066 Country

East and West Sussex are rich in history and culture and our tour features visits to Battle Abbey, Pashley Manor Gardens, the Carr Taylor Vineyard and the historic town of Rye as well as two of the most popular seaside resorts in the area, Brighton and Hastings.
Day 1 Arrival
We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2 Battle Abbey & Pashley Manor Gardens
This morning, we visit historic Battle Abbey where we enjoy an audio guided tour of the Abbey ruins, stand on the very spot where the armies of King Harold and William the Conqueror clashed at the Battle of Hastings and discover the Victorian walled garden, visitor centre and Abbey Gatehouse. We spend the afternoon at the sumptuous award
winning Pashley Manor Gardens where we see romantic English landscaping at its best - delight in the sweeping herbaceous borders, elegant rose and historic walled gardens, kitchen garden, woodland paths and tranquil vistas. Late April/May welcomes the spectacular Tulip Festival and a carpet of over 40,000 tulips, whilst mid-June sees the roses at their glorious best.

Day 3 Brighton
We spend today in vibrant Brighton where there are plenty of attractions to see, including the stunning Victorian Brighton Pier, the historic Brighton Bandstand, Madeira Lift, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, the dazzlingly exotic Royal Pavilion, the i360 and, last but not least, Brighton beach!

Day 4 Hastings, Rye & Carr Taylor Vineyard 
This morning, we spend time in Hastings' Old Town, home to the town's still working fishing fleet and historic fishermen's huts, little museums, two funicular lifts, miniature railway, lifeboat station and pirates! From here we travel to the historic port town of Rye where we have free time for lunch in one of the many lovely tea rooms. In the afternoon, we enjoy a 90 minute guided tour and tasting at the Carr Taylor Vineyard, set in the beautiful East Sussex countryside.

Day 5 Departure
After breakfast, we make our way home.

Afton Hotel

Eastbourne, East Sussex
AAA New to Albatross Seafront Location Value Hotel
In a great location on the seafront, opposite Eastbourne's pier, this friendly hotel has all the ingredients for a classic seaside holiday. With easy access to the promenade, you can enjoy the Carpet Gardens, Eastbourne's array of shops or just a pleasant evening stroll after a day sightseeing. Bedrooms are split across three floors, all accessible by lift, and are comfortable and simply furnished. Some have sea views or balconies, whilst others are situated on the ground floor. There is also a large bar and entertainment lounge on the ground floor.

The Langham Hotel

AAA+ New to Albatross
The Langham Hotel is a Victorian style hotel located on the seafront within walking distance of the pier. All 77 bedrooms are decorated in neutral colours with each equipped with a TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. A traditional style restaurant serving fantastic food leads out to the conservatory at the front of the hotel. After dinner enjoy a drink in Langham's Bar, relax and admire the views, or enjoy the sea air on the terraces outside.

The Langham Hotel

Eastbourne, East Sussex
4 Nights Half Board
2020 Twin from £244pp
No Single Supplement (max 7 incl driver) 

• Porterage
• Choice of menu & tea/coffee after dinner
• Live entertainment on at least 3 nights

Afton Hotel

Eastbourne, East Sussex
4 Nights Half Board
2020 Twin from £149pp
No single supplement (max 5 incl driver)

• Porterage & welcome tea/coffee
• Choice of menu & tea/coffee after dinner
• Live entertainment each night

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£149 for 5 days

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