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Group Travel Tour Operator and DMC for Eastbourne

Elegant Eastbourne

  • Cycling on the seafront at Eastbourne ©Visit Eastbourne

    Cycling on the seafront at Eastbourne ©Visit Eastbourne
  • Eastbourne Seafront © VisitEastbourne

    Eastbourne Seafront © VisitEastbourne
5 day tour
From £289 per person - minimum 20 passengers

Often described as the ‘suntrap of the south’, Eastbourne is an elegant resort situated on the Sussex coast. The long, tree-lined promenade, colourful gardens and Victorian seafront befits a town famous for its charm and dignity. This relaxing short break includes excursions to Herstmonceaux Castle, the towns of Rye and Hastings, and a ride on the Bluebell Railway.


7th May; 4th June; 9th July; 20th August; 24th September; 15th October - 2023

Suggested itinerary by coach

Day 1

Travel to your hotel

Take a leisurely drive to the south coast, perhaps stopping off on the journey for afternoon tea.

Day 2

Herstmonceux Castle Garden and Grounds and the Bluebell Railway

This morning we visit Herstmonceaux Castle, a 15th century moated castle sitting in a 300-acre estate that includes formal themed gardens and woodlands. Here we enjoy a guided castle tour. In the afternoon, we take a relaxing ride on the Bluebell Railway for the 11-mile journey from Sheffield Park to East Grinstead.

Day 3

Discover Rye and Hastings

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 (called Twittens). A funicular railway takes you from the Old Town up to the castle ruins.

Day 4

Explore Eastbourne and the surrounding area

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.

Day 5

Return home

Featured Hotel – Inspected by Greatdays staff 

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. Some of the bedrooms are with sea view. 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

Best Western York House Hotel

Dates 5 days / 4 nights
7th May 2023 From £289.00 per person
4th June 2023 From £289.00 per person
9th July 2023 From £292.00 per person
20th August 2023 From £296.00 per person
24th September 2023 From £289.00 per person
15th October 2023 From £288.00 per person

Single supplement available from £65.00 per person.

All prices are per person based on sharing a double or twin room and with one free place for a coach driver or group organiser in a single room, both are based on a minimum 20 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. Pictures are 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

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