An early visit to the beautiful seaside resort town of Bournemouth. We have a fascinating tour of the RNLI Training College in Poole, where our courageous volunteer lifesavers train for sea rescue. We also delve into Dorset with a local guide and have three included lunches and an evening drinks package to enjoy.
Day 1 Making our way through Hampshire and the New Forest, we have a stop in Lyndhurst where you will be able to get lunch. Keep your eyes open for the wild New Forest ponies as we continue to our hotel in Bournemouth.
Day 2 After a leisurely breakfast, we travel the short distance to Poole and have free time to explore Poole’s old town – a picturesque, bustling area featuring cobbled streets, historic buildings and a range of independent shops. We have a packed lunch with us from our hotel, and in the afternoon we visit the RNLI college. Here we enjoy a 90-minute Discovery Tour of the college and its training facilities, including the worldclass Sea Survival Centre, which hosts the wave tank and Lifeboat Simulator.
Day 3 A free day to enjoy Bournemouth, and an included buﬀet lunch at your hotel.
Day 4 After breakfast we begin our drive into Dorset and Hardy country. A local guide will join us for the day and give us some insight into the history of the area and some of the beautiful little villages. We will have a stop in Shaftesbury during our day and have a packed lunch prepared by our hotel.
Day 5 Departing mid-morning, we travel the short distance to Wimborne, before making our way back to the local area and meeting our taxis.
Situated on the seafront, overlooking Bournemouth Bay, the Suncliﬀ has a restaurant, bar, lounges and oﬀers two nights of entertainment during our stay. Leisure facilities open to you at the sister hotels (located next door) include indoor swimming pool, sauna, day spa and mini gym. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift.