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Bournemouth, Dorchester and Jurassic Cruise

  • Swanage Railway, Dorset © Andrew P.M. Wright

    Swanage Railway, Dorset © Andrew P.M. Wright
  • Swanage Railway, Dorset The Dorsetman © Andrew P.M. Wright

    Swanage Railway, Dorset The Dorsetman © Andrew P.M. Wright
  • Swanage Railway, Dorset The Dorsetman© Andrew P.M. Wright

    Swanage Railway, Dorset -The Dorsetman© Andrew P.M. Wright
  • Athelhampton House, Dorchester, Dorset - Drone view of the House and Gardens © Neil Newey

    Athelhampton House, Dorchester, Dorset - Drone view of the House and Gardens © Neil Newey
  • Athelhampton House, Dorchester, Dorset

    Athelhampton House, Dorchester, Dorset
5 day tour
From £242 per person

In this ever-popular Bournemouth tour we combine visits to Bournemouth, Dorchester, Blandford Forum, Swanage, Corfe Castle and Wareham. All of this, in addition to a boat cruise along the Jurassic Coast and a ride on the Swanage Railway!

In Bournemouth enjoy a boat cruise along the world famous Jurassic Coast; to view Old Harry Rocks and Studland Bay, before exploring the pretty town and its sandy beaches. Enjoy the delights of Dorset and wander through the beautiful market town of Dorchester. Ride on the Swanage Railway and discover the lively seaside resort before returning to Bournemouth via the picturesque market town of Wareham.

 

 

 


Dates

April-October 2019


Suggested itinerary by coach

Day 1

Travel to your hotel

Depending on time and where you are travelling from why not stop off on the journey and make your day more interesting. Speak to a member of the Greatdays team who will be happy to offer suggestions.  On arrival at your hotel late afternoon you will have ample time to settle in before enjoying dinner.

Day 2

Dorset Coast Cruise and Bournemouth

This morning we enjoy a relaxing boat cruise from Bournemouth along part of the world famous Jurassic Coast. During the journey you’ll see the famous Old Harry Rocks and Studland Bay, as well as Brownsea Island with its castle and waterside village. Returning to Bournemouth, there’s free time to explore the town, the pier, the gardens and the seven miles of sandy beaches.

Day 3

Blandford, Dorchester and Athelhampton House

We head off into the Dorset countryside this morning, driving through Blandford Forum, the most complete, small Georgian town in England, rebuilt after a devastating fire in 1731. We arrive in the county town of Dorchester, a beautiful market town steeped in history and culture. In the afternoon we visit Althelhampton House, a 15th century manor house with stunning interiors and Grade I listed gardens.

Day 4

Steam train ride to Corfe Castle and Swanage

Today we travel to the Isle of Purbeck to join our steam-hauled train for a ride on the Swanage Railway. The seaside resort of Swanage is a popular holiday destination, retaining much of its original character. There’s also time to visit the delightful village of Corfe and its famous castle. Returning to Bournemouth we stop in Wareham, a picturesque market town where you can walk the Saxon walls and see the historic quay.

Day 5

Travel home

Saying farewell to your hosts this morning start your homeward journey with various comfort stops enroute.


Preferred Partner Hotel – Inspected by Greatdays  June 2018

Trouville Hotel Bournemouth ***

Situated just a short walk from the sea front and the town centre. The hotel is situated on quite a steep hill, but it’s possible to enter the hotel on a lower level and take the lift up to the main hotel level to avoid the hill.
The hotel is on 4 floors, with a lift serving all floors, there is a restaurant, bar and lounge areas. The hotel has a small leisure centre with pool, sauna, Jacuzzi and gym. Free Wi-Fi available throughout. The hotel offers an entertainment programme on some nights.  The 80 well equipped bedrooms are with en-suite with bath and shower, and with tea & coffee making facilities, flat-screen TV and hairdryer. The hotel has a few rooms with shower, 1 x adapted room with lowered bath, and also some rooms which are true singles. Some bedrooms require a few steps to access.  There is on site coach parking available.



Dates 5 days
April-October 2019 from £242.00
All prices are per person based on sharing a double or twin room and with free place in a single room both are based on a minimum 25 full fare paying passengers. Prices do not include coach hire or travel insurance. Dates are subject to availability. Smaller groups can be quoted for on request. Picture is for illustrative purposes only. Our website policy is to use only copyright free images or images which have been authorised to us for free use by the owner. If you consider an image to be unauthorised or to be your property, please contact us immediately and if invalid we will have the image removed. If your image requires crediting or is missing a copyright statement then we will be pleased to add this to the webpage, contact us at info@greatdays.co.uk.

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