Bournemouth, Boats, Trains & Automobiles!

The much loved resort of Bournemouth is the base for our exciting tour of the south coast which features a Poole Harbour cruise, Swanage Steam Railway, Corfe Castle, the Isle of Wight and excellent Beaulieu in the New Forest.
Day 1 Arrival
We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2 Poole Harbour, Swanage Steam Railway & Corfe Castle
This morning, we enjoy a 1 hour boat cruise from Poole harbour down the Jurassic coast to the traditional seaside resort of Swanage, where we spend time at leisure before enjoying a six mile steam train journey with Swanage Steam Railway, through picturesque Purbeck to the idyllic village of Corfe Castle (NT). We return by train to Swanage and sail back to Poole, spending the remainder of the day back in Bournemouth.

Day 3 Isle of Wight
Today, we head to Lymington to catch the ferry to the Isle of Wight, where we enjoy a scenic tour of the island, visiting the famous Needles at Alum Bay. Our tour ends back in the historic port town of Yarmouth, where we have free time to explore before boarding our ferry back to the mainland.

Day 4 New Forest & Beaulieu
Today, we travel through the scenic New Forest to Beaulieu, home of the National Motor Museum, Palace House and Beaulieu Abbey. Surrounded by serene grounds and picturesque gardens there are 800 years of heritage to be discovered at this well established, group friendly venue. Additional attractions include the Secret Army Exhibition, World of Top Gear, a monorail and veteran bus.

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

Chine Hotel

Boscombe, Bournemouth
AAA+ Stunning Views
In a tranquil setting close to the promenade and Boscombe Pier, the traditional Victorian Chine Hotel is just a short walk away from the beach. The 79 bedrooms are mixed in style, with many having sea or garden views, and all include TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. The bright and airy restaurant is stylish and contemporary and offers beautiful sea views, whilst the modern bar offers plenty of comfortable seating. Stunning landscaped gardens also offer a delightful open air space where guests can relax. Free leisure facilities include two swimming pools, a jacuzzi and sauna. Coach parking is off-site (50m away on hotel property) and is free of charge.

Suncliff Hotel

AAA+ Live Entertainment No Single Supplement for Single Rooms Seafront Location
Situated on the town’s East Cliff, the Suncliff hotel’s unique position means many of the rooms have stunning sea views. The 114 lift-accessible, modern bedrooms are tastefully decorated and equipped with TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. There are plenty of public areas where guests can relax, enjoy a pot of tea, cocktail or light lunch. The Atlantis Restaurant is located on the lower ground floor of the hotel (accessible via the lift) and is traditionally designed, offering a warm atmosphere and meals cooked from local fresh produce. The hotel’s leisure complex offers an indoor swimming pool and sauna. Coach parking is off-site & the hotel will cover the cost, with limited availability on-site during weekdays.

The Suncliff Hotel

Bournemouth, Dorset
4 Nights Half Board
Apr & Oct 2019 Twin from £164pp
May, Jun & Sept 2019 Twin from £205pp
Jul & Aug 2019 Twin from £254pp
No Single Supplement (max 6, incl. driver)

• Porterage & welcome tea/coffee
• Choice of menu & tea/coffee after dinner
• Live entertainment on 2 nights

Chine Hotel

Boscombe, Bournemouth
4 Nights Half Board
Apr 2019 Twin from £195pp
May & Sept 2019 Twin from £205pp
Jun & Jul 2019 Twin from £219pp
No Single Supplement (max 5, incl. driver)
Selected Dates Only

• Porterage & welcome tea/coffee
• Choice of menu & tea/coffee after dinner
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£164 for 5 days

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