Eastbourne & the Scenic South Downs

Highlights: Rye, Brighton, South Downs, Tenterden, Beachy Head, Alfriston


Sheltered by the chalk cliffs of Beachy Head, Eastbourne enjoys a marvellous position on the edge of the South Downs. There are miles of level promenades, the world famous Carpet Gardens are alive with colour, tea dances are held in the Winter Gardens, and some of the world’s finest military bands play in the Grand Parade Bandstand.

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Included Sightseeing Excursions

Sussex Coast and Country

This morning we ascend Beachy Head, where the South Downs are halted by the sea, before visiting the cosmopolitan city of Brighton with plenty of time to enjoy its great diversity of attractions
from the Royal Pavilion and Palace Pier to the quirky shops in the famous Lanes. This afternoon we meander through the lovely South Downs countryside, on our way back to Eastbourne.

Cinque Ports & Kentish Charm

Today we travel to the medieval town of Rye, considered to be one of the best preserved of the Cinque Ports, with quaint cobbled streets, historic half-timbered buildings and smugglers’ inns.
This afternoon we make a visit to Tenterden, considered by many to be one of the most charming towns in the South East, where the pretty tree-lined main street, adjoined by medieval lanes
full of quirky shops and the lovely 15th century church (5 & 7 day holidays only).

Edge of the South Downs

This lovely half day excursion visits the picturesque South Downs village of Alfriston, famous as a smuggling haunt in the early 19th century.

Eastbourne, East Beach Hotel

Eastbourne, East Beach Hotel

The East Beach Hotel is located directly opposite the magnificent beach in Eastbourne, overlooking the seafront and the pier with far reaching views of the English Channel.

The hotel features a sun lounge ideal for admiring the sea view, a patio garden, two bars and an elegant dining room. 

Bedroom Amenities

All of the non-smoking bedrooms have private facilities, a Clock Radio, Daily Room Service, Tea/Coffee Making, DVD Player, Mini Fridge, Free Wifi, Hairdryer, Television.
• Full breakfast and three course evening dinner with choice of menu plus tea or coffee
• Two nights entertainment
• Lift

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  • All coach travel from selected local departure points
  • Reserved seats on tour coaches
  • Complete luggage handling
  • Half board accommodation with choice of menu
  • Evening entertainment and sightseeing excursions (if stated)
  • The services of the SunriseDirect driver

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