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Cruise on Land in Eastbourne

  • Eastbourne Pier at Night ©Visit Eastbourne

    Eastbourne Pier at Night ©Visit Eastbourne
  • Brighton, Sussex - The Brighton Pavilion also known as the Royal Pavilion © VisitBritain, Rod Edwards

    Brighton, Sussex - The Brighton Pavilion also known as the Royal Pavilion © VisitBritain, Rod Edwards EXPIRES 12.12.2019-VB34131465-SocialMediaOk
5 day tour
From £249 per person - minimum 25 passengers

This winter tour allows you the fun of a cruise whilst staying firmly on dry land, in a warm, cosy hotel situated on Eastbourne’s promenade, benefiting from lovely sea views. From the comfort of our hotel we ‘travel’ to China, Italy, America and good ol’ Blighty through special theme nights including dinner and entertainment. Often described as the ‘suntrap of the south’, Eastbourne is an elegant resort on the Sussex coast. There is plenty of time for you to explore the local area and further afield, with suggested day trips to Hastings and Rye and Brighton. or simply stay in the hotel, relax and enjoy the view.


Sunday 8th November 2020

Suggested itinerary by coach

Day 1

Travel to your hotel and Great Britain themed evening

Enjoy a welcome tea and coffee on arrival. There is free time to settle into your hotel.

Tonight we celebrate Great Britain with a ‘Sunday Lunch’ style dinner. Our evening entertainment is a live singer performing music from the ’60s and ’70s.

Day 2

Rye and Hastings & Chinese themed evening

Today we travel along the coast to the fortified hilltop town of Rye. Once surrounded by sea, Rye played an important role in the defence of the south coast of England. There’s an opportunity to explore the enchanting cobbled streets, secret passages and beautifully preserved houses from Medieval, Tudor and Georgian times. In the afternoon we travel the short distance to Hastings, with more passages and narrow streets.

Tonight our cruise takes us to the Orient with a Chinese buffet dinner and ping pong tournament or a martial.

Day 3

Brighton and American themed evening

We travel to bustling Brighton today and visit the famous Royal Pavilion. Built as a seaside pleasure palace for King George IV, it mixed Regency Grandeur with the visual styles of India and China.

Tonight we visit America with a themed menu, and a live singer singing American hits.

Day 4

Explore Eastbourne and Italian themed evening

The last day of this short break is a free day and a chance to explore Eastbourne itself. Perhaps take a boat trip to Beachy Head, visit the Victorian Pier, or simply take it easy, watching the world go by on the Promenade, or in one of the many tea rooms.

Mambo Italiano tonight with an Italian dinner and folk dancing lesson.

Day 5

Travel home

Preferred partner hotel – Inspected by Greatdays staff in August 2019

Best Western York House Hotel ***

Situated on the sea front and close to the town centre and pier. The hotel has restaurant, lounge areas and a bar. There is an indoor swimming pool and lifts. There are 78 comfortable and well-equipped bedrooms. Some of the bedrooms have a sea view which carry a supplement. Coach parking available a short walk from the hotel (charges payable).

3* Best Western York House Hotel Eastbourne

3* Best Western York House Hotel Eastbourne

  5 days
Sunday 8th November 2020 from £249.00 per person

Single supplement available on request.

Please not entertainment schedule is subject to small changes at the hotels discretion.

All prices are per person based on sharing a double or twin room and with 1 free place in a single room, are based on a minimum 25 full fare paying passengers. Prices do not include coach travel or travel insurance. Dates are subject to availability. Smaller groups can be quoted for on request. Pictures are for illustrative purposes only.

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