Monday 10th September

Leaving Devon we will make our way to the National Trust’s beautiful 18th Century house, Mottisfont. A romantic house and gallery built around a medieval priory. You will have time to explore the house and grounds, take refreshments in the cafe and stroll in the gardens.

Mottisfont

Mottisfont

Later in the afternoon we will make our way to Bournemouth where you will be welcomed at The Suncliff Hotel with a hot drink. The hotel is situated in the prestigious East Cliff area of the town, overlooking the Bay. There is a sauna and indoor heated pool for you to relax in, as well as a traditional English pub for that pre dinner drink. You will be served with a 3 course dinner in the restaurant each evening and a full cooked breakfast each morning of your stay.

Suncliff Hotel

Suncliff Hotel

Tuesday 11th September

After breakfast, we will board the coach to explore the beautiful scenery of the New Forest National Park. Discover beautiful landscapes of ancient woodland, heather covered heaths, rivers and pretty villages. The New Forest is home to ponies, deer, pigs and donkeys as well as fascinating birds, plants and fungi.

New Forest National Park

New Forest National Park

Wednesday 12th September

We couldn’t come to Bournemouth without giving you a free day to explore the town. Play on the pier, listen to the band playing in the park, stroll along the beach and have a paddle; there is so much to do. Or perhaps book a spa treatment at the Oceana Resort’s day spa.

bournemouth

Bournemouth Pier

Thursday 13th September

Today we will be visiting the Isle of Wight, so after an early(ish) breakfast, we will board the coach and make our way to Lymington for the ferry.

the-needles-lighthouse

The Needles

 The crossing takes approximately 45 minutes and you will have wonderful views of the Solent from the boat. We will then spend the day exploring the island including The Needles, Shanklin and road closures permitting, the pretty village of Godshill with its thatched cottages and medieval church.

Godshill

Godshill

Friday 14th September

Today we will be visiting the National Trust property, Kingston Lacy en route for home. Built to resemble an Italian Palace in the 18th Century it is full of wonderful paintings by Rubens, Van Dyck, Tintoretto, Titian & Brueghel. Kingston Lacy also houses the largest private collection of ancient Egyptian relics in the UK. The gardens are stunning and definitely worth exploring.

Kingston Lacy

Kingston Lacy

We will leave here for Devon late afternoon and aim to start our drop offs at around 6 p.m.

£345 per person

(£75 single supplement)

Some sea view rooms are available for a £75 per person supplement