Sunny South Downs

Bognor Regis enjoys higher than average sunshine so what better reason to join us on our new packaged tour of the sunny Sussex South Downs! Based at our new hotel in Bognor Regis, the Best Western Beachcroft Hotel, we take in glorious Goodwood House, magnificent Arundel Castle and its beautiful gardens, serene Parham House and its stunning gardens, the popular cities of Chichester and Brighton, and a tranquil cruise on the Wey and Arun Canal.
PACKAGED ITINERARY
Day 1 Arrival
We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2 Goodwood House & Chichester
This morning, we make our way to the glorious Goodwood estate in the heart of the Sussex Downs, where we enjoy a guided tour of stunning Goodwood House (Sunday/Mondays only). After enjoying tea/coffee and biscuits in the Front Hall on arrival, our tour will provide us with a unique opportunity to see the magnificent art collection, the richly coloured State Apartments, the novelty of the Egyptian Dining Room and the glamour of the Yellow Drawing Room. In the afternoon, we spend free time in Chichester with time to explore this Roman city and its attractions. Highlights include magnificent Chichester Cathedral, renowned for its unique architecture, world-famous artwork and medieval carvings, and the award-winning Novium Museum. Built over the remains of a Roman bathhouse, the museum tells the story of Chichester’s rich heritage.

Day 3 Arundel Castle & Brighton
We start our day with a visit to Arundel Castle, set high on a hill commanding superb views across the South Downs and the River Arun. Famous not only for its finely preserved interior, fascinating furniture, tapestries and rare collection of paintings, the castle also has wonderful gardens. We start our visit by exploring the gardens which feature a colourful rose garden, quirky Stumpery, kitchen gardens and the architectural splendour of the Earl’s Garden before visiting the castle, its magnificent rooms and impressive private chapel. In the afternoon, we make our way to Brighton where we spend time at leisure visiting its famous attractions.

Day 4 Canal Cruise & Parham House
We enjoy a delightful 90 minute cruise on the Wey and Arun Canal this morning, cruising along the idyllic Loxwood Link section of the canal on the Surrey/West Sussex border. Departing from the Canal Centre in Loxwood, we enjoy a tranquil cruise taking in the picturesque scenery along the way. In the afternoon, we visit Parham House and Gardens, one of the country’s finest Elizabethan houses, complete with a Great Hall and Long Gallery. Set in 875 acres in the South Downs, the house is home to many rare and precious collections of paintings, furniture, needlework and antiquities. The spectacular gardens feature pleasure grounds, a four acre walled garden, stunning herbaceous borders, a glasshouse, vegetable garden, orchard and a 1920’s Wendy House.

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

Best Western Beachcroft Hotel

Bognor Regis, West Sussex
AAA Seafront Location
Located in a residential area on the seafront, the Best Western Beachcroft Hotel is just a short walk from the impressive beach and a 15 minute stroll along the promenade to the town centre. All 38 traditional bedrooms are decorated in neutral shades and equipped with a TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. There is no lift but there are some ground floor rooms. The restaurant faces the seafront and there is a traditional, cosy bar as well as an outside terrace with views of the coastline. There is also an indoor swimming pool.

Best Western Beachcroft Hotel

Bognor Regis, West Sussex

4 Nights Half Board
Twin from £312pp
Double for Sole Use Supplement from £95
Based on Sunday arrivals

Inclusions
• Porterage
• Welcome tea/coffee
• Choice of menu
• Tea/coffee after dinner
• Live entertainment on 2 nights
• Guided tour of Goodwood House with tea/coffee
• Entrance to Arundel Castle & Gardens
• 90 minute cruise Wey & Arun Canal
• Entrance to Parham House & Gardens

Dates available
19/04/20
31/05/20
18/10/20


For Monday arrivals, Goodwood House will be substituted for Tangmere Aviation Museum.
Tangmere is located in a corner of the old Tangmere airfield, famed as an RAF fighter station from 1918 until Fighter Command left in 1958. Opened by aviation enthusiasts in 1982 to promote public awareness of the UK’s military aviation heritage, the museum is now one of the UK’s leading aviation museums, with an impressive display of historic aircraft and a unique collection of aviation memorabilia stretching from WWI through to the Cold War. Amongst the many attractions, there are numerous interactive displays, aircraft cockpits and simulators to experience.

4 Nights Half Board
Twin from £299pp
Double for Sole Use Supplement from £95
Based on Monday arrivals

Inclusions
• Porterage
• Welcome tea/coffee
• Choice of menu
• Tea/coffee after dinner
• Live entertainment on 2 nights
• Entrance to Tangmere Military Aviation Museum
• Entrance to Arundel Castle
• 90 minute circular cruise Wey & Arun Canal
• Entrance to Parham House & Gardens

Dates available
04/05/20
21/09/20

Other packages are also available! Call us for more details!


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4 Nights Half Board
Twin from £149pp

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4 Nights Half Board

Twin from £164pp

Dates Available
16/11/20
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£299 for 5 days

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