Highlights:Lyndhurst, New Forest, Salisbury, Poole Harbour Cruise, Poole, Weymouth, Dorchester
Beautifully built amid the pinewoods, Bournemouth is so much more than just a seaside resort and an impressive array of attractions, it is one of the premier holiday centres in the country. There are two piers, two thousand acres of parks and gardens, seven miles of clean golden beaches, traffic free shopping areas, regular military band concerts, star-studded evening entertainment and, of course, the beautiful Dorset coast and countryside is close by too.
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FULL DAY: This marvellous full day excursion heads off via the back roads and lanes of the New Forest, with its famous ponies and elusive deer, to Lyndhurst. Here there is time to browse through the many antique shops before continuing on to Salisbury. Famous for its magnificent Gothic Cathedral and tallest spire in England, the grid-like streets, with their black and white half-timbered houses, are a joy to explore.
FULL DAY: We soon reach the handsome county town of Dorchester. This delightful town is famous as the home of Thomas Hardy and depicted in his novels as ‘Casterbridge’. This afternoon we make our way to the coast and the seaside resort of Weymouth, with its lovely sandy beach, miles of level promenade and colourful working harbour.
HALF DAY: Today we start at Poole where we include a harbour cruise before enjoying free time in the resort itself. This lovely town combines as a ferry port and departure point for the National Trust’s Brownsea Island, with its role as an affluent residential town and holiday centre. The quay is a delight to explore and a visit to the Poole Maritime Museum is well worthwhile.
7 DAY HOLIDAY BONUS!
HALF DAY: As an added bonus on 7 day holidays, you’ll also enjoy an extra excursion. We begin with the drive to the Isle of Purbeck and the resort of Swanage. Here we include a ride on the famous Swanage Railway past the local landmark of Corfe Castle.
- Free local joining points
- Collect Coach Miles
- All coach travel
- Reserved seats on tour coaches
- Tour Manager escorted
- Hotel accommodation and board as stated
- No single room supplement
- Excursions/itinerary as stated
- Admission fees and entertainment if stated
- Complete luggage handling
- Price-Back Insurance Offer
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Riviera Hotel Bournemouth
The Riviera in Bournemouth is located in the Alum Chine area and offers fabulous views across Poole Bay.
- Lounge bar with dance floor, sea view restaurant
- En-suite bedrooms
- Free Wi-Fi
- Indoor pool, spa bath, and games room
- Leisure Garden
- Full breakfast and three course evening dinner plus tea or coffee
- Three nights entertainment