We return to the Hotel Rex in the seaside resort of Weymouth, with its beautiful beaches and idyllic leisure harbour, which nestles perfectly alongside the rugged Isle of Portland. We visit Weymouth, Bournemouth and Shaftesbury, Bovington Tank Museum, Sherborne Castle and the swans at Abbotsbury.
Day 1 After your taxi pick up, we make our way west to Bovington Tank Museum, where we find a unique collection of over 300 vehicles over six halls, with the personal touch of first-hand accounts of those who fought in them. We continue our journey to Weymouth and our hotel.
Day 2 In the morning we visit Abbotsbury Swannery, the only place in the world were you are able to walk through the heart of a colony of nesting Mute Swans. The rest of the day is free in Weymouth, or join your driver on a scenic drive around Portland Bill.
Day 3 After breakfast, we travel to Sherborne, to visit the magnificent castle. This historic Digby stately home was built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594, and we enjoy a private tour to view the staterooms, Raleigh’s kitchen and the museum in the Castle’s cellars. Explore 42 acres of ‘Capability’ Brown landscape and discover the lake, herbaceous borders, magnificent trees and sweeping vistas. Our house tour is followed by a light lunch in the Tea Room. In the afternoon we head out across the Dorset countryside to Shaftesbury. Walk down the famous ‘Hovis’ Gold Hill if you dare, or take in the glorious views from Park Walk.
Day 4 We leave our hotel after breakfast and travel via Bournemouth with a stop for refreshments. We arrive in the local area in the afternoon, where your taxi will be waiting to take you home.
A very warm welcome awaits you at the Hotel Rex, which offers the comforts and luxuries of a modern hotel yet still retains its original character and splendour. This three-star hotel is situated on the Esplanade overlooking the stunning golden sands of Weymouth Beach and the Jurassic Coastline beyond. All bedrooms are en-suite and have TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has WiFi, a lift to some rooms and there are some steps at the entrance.