The Isle of Wight
Sussex Coast, South Downs and Isle of Wight
The Sussex Coast and South Downs is home to the UK's newest National Park and has a rich naval history, stunning countryside and dramatic shoreline. Our hotel near Bognor Regis, the UK's sunniest town, is well located for excursions to the popular tourist destinations of Chichester and Brighton, both of which feature in our itinerary. We also include a long, but worthwhile day to the magical Isle of Wight.
Chichester • Ventnor Botanic Gardens • The Needles • Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre
Day 2 Allow free time in the resort of Bognor before travelling to the historic city of Chichester with its spectacular Norman Cathedral, circular walk around the city walls and numerous galleries. Continue for a scenic drive through the South Downs including visits to the region's highlights such as West Wittering beach, Midhurst and Petworth.
Day 3 An early start for journey to Portsmouth for the short crossing to the Isle of Wight. On arrival, head to Ventnor for a short stop at Ventnor Botanic Garden. Continue via Brightstone, where an interesting stop can be made at Isle of Wight Pearl. Next journey to Alum Bay, famous for its multi-coloured sand cliffs and breathtaking views of The Needles and lighthouse. Return to Fishbourne to join late afternoon crossing back to Portsmouth. Tours in Mid June and Mid September should be avoided when festivals are held on the island.
Day 4 Enjoy a half day at Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre. Dedicated to the heritage of the South East, exhibits include a narrow-gauge railway and bus service providing nostalgic travel around the 36 acre site. In addition to a unique collection of listed buildings and ancient monuments, the museum is also home to traditional crafts people. On then to Brighton to explore the traditional shops and arcades in The Lanes historic quarter and don't miss the famous Brighton Pier and the Royal Pavilion (admission to which can be included at an additional cost).
Day 5 Homeward journey.
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Beachcroft Hotel, West Sussex
Located in the village of Felpham near Bognor Regis, the Beachcroft Hotel offers a warm welcome to leisure guests and has an excellent reputation for its food. Many bedrooms have a sea view.
• 3 star • 35 bedrooms
• No lift but several ground floor rooms
• Indoor swimming pool
• Coach parking
Your tour includes:
• 4 nights half board in West Sussex with:
Tea/coffee and cake on arrival
Full English breakfast
3 course dinner with choice and tea/coffee
Sherry Welcome reception
Entertainment on 1 night during stay
Sparkling wine farewell reception
Packed lunch on day of departure
• Admission to Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre
• Return crossings to the Isle of Wight
• Admission to Ventnor Botanic Gardens
While we offer a very wide range of destinations it is impossible to feature everything here. If you cannot see what you are looking for please contact us to discuss your requirements.