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Boon’s Calibre Travel 2020

Springtime in Eastbourne & the South Coast

Departs Friday 8th May 2020 for 4 days, half-board

 

A relaxing Spring break at one our client’s favourite locations and at one of our most popular hotels. Close to home, and boasting a fine Victorian seafront, level promenade, pier and a comprehensive shopping centre, the elegant south coast resort of Eastbourne is always a perfect holiday destination. Our lovely tour includes excursions to Regency Brighton, half-timbered Alfriston and enchanting Herstmonceux Castle & Gardens, time at leisure in the seaside resort of Eastbourne, and visits to Royal Greenwich, popular Polhill, and the historic market town of Rye.

 

The AA 3* Best Western Lansdowne, is a traditional, seafront hotel, enjoying an enviable position, at the quieter end of the promenade, in the elegant, Victorian resort of Eastbourne. All well equipped, attractively furnished bedrooms have en-suite facilities; many have sea views. Public rooms include the attractive Regency Bar, the elegant Devonshire Restaurant, and well-furnished sea-facing lounges. There are two lifts, some rooms have a walk-in shower and two rooms are equipped for the disabled.

Best Western Lansdowne Hotel, King Edward's Parade, Eastbourne BN21 4EE Tel: 01323-725 174

www.bw-lansdownehotel.co.uk

 

Day 1: On leaving our local boarding points, we visit the popular Polhill Garden Centre and shopping village, where morning refreshments may be taken. Continuing on, via the pretty villages of Frant, Wadhurst, Ticehurst, Flimwell, Hawkhurst and Sandhurst, we reach the attractive, hill-top town of Rye, a former trading port and smugglers haunt, with its timbered houses, specialty shops, tearooms and restaurants. After lunch, we complete our journey to Eastbourne, arriving at our hotel in good time for dinner.

 

Day 2:  Following breakfast, we make our way to enchanting Herstmonceux, a 15th century red-brick castle, one of the finest in Britain, sitting within a beautiful 300 acre estate. Surrounding the fairy-tail moated castle are superb themed and formal gardens; Elizabethan, Magic, Shakespeare, Sundial and Rose, to name just a few. After a lovely morning, we return to Eastbourne for time at leisure.

 

Day 3: After breakfast today, we visit the Regency resort of Brighton, a bustling seaside town with a stunning Royal Pavilion-the seaside palace of Prince Regent George IV, extensive shopping areas-including the chic “Lanes”, a pier, the i360 observation tower and a busy marina. We return to Eastbourne via the attractive, half-timbered, market village of Alfriston, situated in the Cuckmere Valley, famous for its Grade I listed, 14th Century, St Andrew’s church (known as “the Cathedral of the Downs”) and its thatched clergy house (NT).

 

Day 4: On leaving our hotel, we head for Royal Greenwich with its many shops, eating places and attractions, including the National Maritime Museum, the grand Palladian Queen’s House, the celebrated tea clipper, Cutty Sark, Greenwich Market and of course the Royal Observatory, which stands on the Greenwich Meridian. Ample time to explore, before completing our journey home.

 

Includes: 3 nights half-board in en-suite bedrooms, lift, porterage, 2 included excursions with visits on outward & return journeys. Evening entertainment one night. Entrance to Herstmonceux Castle & Gardens.

 

Price per person: £375, Single Room Supplement: £NIL (7 rooms only)

Guaranteed sea view supplement: £25 per person (on request)

 

Terms: £50 per person on booking, balance 6 weeks prior to departure