Group Travel Tour Operator and DMC for Eastbourne
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
Travel to your hotel
Take a leisurely drive to the south coast, perhaps stopping off on the journey for afternoon tea.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.