A wonderful break in the muchloved resort of Bournemouth, with trains, boats and gardens and three nights of entertainment at our hotel.
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 Today we visit Swanage via Sandbanks and enjoy a return heritage train ride on the Swanage Railway to Norden through the Purbeck Hills with views of the ruins of Corfe Castle along the way. We then have some free time to stroll along the promenade at Swanage or visit the shops before we return to Bournemouth.
Day 3 A free day to enjoy Bournemouth.
Day 4 After a leisurely breakfast, we travel to Compton Acres, acknowledged as one of the finest privately-owned gardens in England. In the afternoon we transfer to Poole Quay where we have a 90-minute cruise around the harbour aboard the Dorset Queen, a 1938 vintage motor yacht and enjoy a Dorset cream tea on board.
Day 5 Departing after breakfast, we make our way to Beaulieu, where we have the chance to visit Palace House, Beaulieu Abbey and the National Motor Museum. Mid-afternoon, we continue our journey home
Situated in the beautifully wooded area of Alum Chine, with panoramic sea views across Bournemouth Bay, from its cliff-top position, our threestar hotel has a rear terrace, garden area, indoor swimming pool, spa bath and studio gym. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift, but there are steps throughout.