Bournemouth and the Isle of Wight
For a taste of the Great British seaside, Bournemouth will not disappoint - a vibrant, cosmopolitan resort, renowned for its seven miles of glorious golden sands, sparkling surf and traditional beach huts. Award winning gardens and Victorian buildings add to the mix. The incomparable New Forest is an idyllic area to immerse yourself in the gentle hills, heathland and river valley, with 220 square miles to appreciate. Designated by William the Conqueror 900 years ago as a royal hunting forest, the National Park remains a protected area to preserve the rich history and roaming wildlife. As part of this coastal break, we include a day trip to the Isle of Wight.
Day 1 Departure: 0900-1000 hrs. Travel southwards making a comfort stop en-route. Hotel check-in. Dinner is included for the next 4 nights.
Days 2 – 4 Tours include:
The New Forest, an everchanging landscape where the famous ponies roam freely among ferns and lush, golden gorse. Spy a monument to William Rufus, a fallen King, killed by an arrow – accident or deed? Lyndhurst, heart of the New Forest, busy with individual shops, antiques and tea rooms. The churchyard is the resting place of Mrs Hargreaves (Alice Liddle), Lewis Carrols’ ‘Alice in Wonderland’. Christchurch takes its name from the 11th century Priory Church, the longest in England. The town boasts an array of pleasant shops, a heritage trail takes in the Red House Museum, which chronicles the towns history from its earliest settlement, including a workhouse, built 1764. The trail leads on to the yacht filled quay and nearby, the world’s only tricycle museum.
Day at leisure in Bournemouth. Visit the colourful esplanade, where delightful beach huts edge the soft sands, and the two piers stretch out from this beautiful coastline. Alternatively, there’s the award-winning Victorian Gardens, world-class attractions, and the Victorian charm of the town centre to entice shoppers.
Isle of Wight Island tour. A tour which completes the break by showing you the charms of the island, promising to delight at every turn. With the island comprising of over 60 miles of coastline, you will see a combination of glistening sandy and shingle beaches, quaint villages and coastal towns.
Day 5 Depart after breakfast, making a comfort stop en-route. Arrive home: mid-afternoon.
• Return coach travel
• Return ferry fares
• 4 nights accommodation
• Hot and cold self-service buffet breakfast
• Served 3 course dinner (3 choices) plus after dinner tea/coffee
• Hotel porter service
• All coach tours
Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth Carlton
Great location with dramatic seafront views, situated close to the heart of the town, within walking distance to popular attractions. Town centre 15 minutes walk.
Bedrooms: En-suite with TV, tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryer, telephone, iron and board.
Facilities: Lounge and bar. Night porter. Sauna, Jacuzzi, indoor swimming pool and spa pool.
Mobility Information: Lift does not serve the mid floor bedrooms. 3 floors. 6 steps at hotel entrance. Limited ground floor bedrooms.
Supplements (subject to availability):
Single room supplement £72.00
Sea view supplement £20.00 per room per night
Sea view balcony supplement £40.00 per room per night
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