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Dorset Delights - Sandbanks, Highcliffe & Purbeck

Dorset Delights - Sandbanks, Highcliffe & Purbeck

See some of the best of Dorset on this tour as we explore the towns, resorts and attractions that line the coastline of this ever popular holiday destination. Our excellent programme of excursions include a harbour cruise and an afternoon tea in affluent Sandbanks, guided tour of Highcliffe Castle, a visit to historic Wareham and a steam train ride to the the idyllic seaside town of Swanage on the Isle of Purbeck. Our base for this tour will be the popular seaside town of Bournemouth, with its seven miles of sandy beaches, traditional seaside pier and promenade plus an excellent town centre, Bournemouth is regarded as one of England’s finest seaside resorts.




The modern Hilton Bournemouth is well positioned, only a few minutes walk from the beach and Bournemouth town centre. All the luxurious bedrooms are equipped with air conditioning, television, radio, telephone, Wi-Fi, hairdryer, iron/ironing board, safe and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel also features a restaurant and bar area, Level8ight sky bar overlooking Bournemouth and a leisure club with indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room and full spa facilities. Lift to all floors.




  • Accommodation with breakfast (Half board upgrade available)

  • Sandbanks Harbour Cruise

  • Afternoon tea with glass of Prosecco at the Haven hotel in Sandbanks

  • Single Journey on the Swanage railway from Norden to Swanage

  • Admission and guided tour of Highcliffe Castle

  • Excursions as described in the tour itinerary

  • Return coach travel from your local pick up point

Day One

We travel south via the motorway network to Dorset and check in to our hotel, the Hilton Bournemouth.

Day Two

We travel to nearby Poole where we board a City Cruises boat for a Sandbanks Harbour cruise. Relax and enjoy the views as we sail along the Golden Mile, passing the multimillion pound houses that line the golden beaches of the Sandbanks Peninsula. During the cruise the captain will provide live commentary and information about Poole Harbour, Europe's largest natural harbour and the historic Brownsea Island. This afternoon we continue to the nearby Haven Hotel, a luxury seaside property perched at the tip of the Exclusive Sandbanks peninsula where we have included a delicious afternoon tea with a glass of Prosecco and some stunning views.


Day Three

We visit the Georgian market town of Lymington this morning. Famous for its sailing history, the town's narrow streets are lined with pretty period cottages and houses, as well several independent shops. At the bottom of the High Street, a cobbled road leads down to the old town quay, from here you can take a stroll along the waters edge and soak up the atmosphere of this renowned sailing resort. After some time to look around we trace our steps and travel to Highcliffe Castle, a beautiful and historical building commissioned by Lord Stuart de Rothesay in the 1830's. Enjoy a tour with a knowledgeable guide detailing the history of the building including access to some unrestored areas of the Castle not normally open to the public. We finish the day with some free time to explore Christchurch, a bustling and attractive town with olde world charm.


Day Four

This morning we travel to Wareham, a pretty riverside town where the rivers Frome and Piddle meet and one of the few remaining Saxon walled towns in England. Explore some of the town's 2000 year history, browse the interesting and unique shops, go for a walk by the river or relax by the quay. and surround yourself with rolling hills and beautiful views. This afternoon we continue to Norden for a journey on the Swanage Railway, passing Corfe Castle onto the Isle of Purbeck and the popular seaside town of Swanage where we spend the remainder of the afternoon.


Day Five

This morning after breakfast, we check out of our hotel and begin our return journey home.

B=Breakfast Included

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Abergele Abergele, Bowling Green Bus Stop
Bangor, Nelson Pub Bangor, Bus Stop Opposite Nelson Pub
Bangor, Pontio Centre Bangor, Pontio Centre Bus Stop
Bethel Bethel, Primary School Bus Stop
Bontnewydd Bontnewydd, Bus Stop Near Chip Shop
Bryngwran Bryngwran, School Entrance
Caergeiliog Caergeiliog, Outside Sportsmans Pub
Caernarfon, Campbell Road Caernarfon, Bus Stop Bottom of Campbell Road
Caernarfon, Leisure Cent. Caernarfon, Bus Stop opposite Leisure Centre
Caernarfon, Morrisons Caernarfon, Morrisons Bus Stop
Caernarfon, Waterloo Port Caernarfon, Waterloo Port Bus Stop
Caernarfon, Y Glyn Caernarfon, Y Glyn Bethel Road
Chester Chester, Holiday Inn South Hotel Bus Stop
Chirk Chirk, Moreton Park Garden Centre
Colwyn Bay Colwyn Bay, Railway Station Bus Stop
Criccieth, Medical Centre Criccieth, Medical Centre Bus Stop
Ewloe Ewloe, Outside St David's Park Hotel
Gaerwen Gaerwen, Stermat Car Park
Gwalchmai Gwalchmai, Opposite Clock
Holyhead Holyhead, Bus Stop Outside Ferry Terminal Entrance
Llanberis, Maes Padarn Llanberis, Bus Stop Opposite Maes Padarn
Llanberis, Spar Llanberis, Outside Spar Shop
Llandudno Llandudno, Mostyn Broadway Coach Park Bus Stop
Llandudno Jct. Station Llandudno Junction, Station Hotel Bus Stop
Llandygai Llandygai, Penrhyn Castle Entrance
Llanfairfechan Llanfairfechan, Castle Bridge Bus Stop
Llanfairpwll Llanfairpwll, Pringles Car Park
(Parking not permitted at Pringles car park)
Llanfairpwll Park & Ride Llanfairpwll, Park & Ride
Llangefni Llangefni, Church Street Bus Stop
Llanrug Llanrug, Arvonia Garage
Menai Bridge Menai Bridge, Library Bus Stop
Northop Northop, Red Lion Pub Bus Stop
Oswestry Oswestry, Mile End Services Coach Park
Penrhyn Bay Penrhyn Bay, Post Office
Penygroes Penygroes, Crossroads (Outside Victoria Hotel)
Porthmadog Porthmadog, Tesco Bus Stop
Pwllheli Pwllheli, Bus Station
Rhos on Sea, Cayley Arms Rhos on Sea, Bus Stop Opposite Cayley Arms
Rhos on Sea, Hickorys Rhos on Sea, Bus Stop Opposite Hickorys Restaurant
St. Asaph St. Asaph, Bus Stop Outside Petrol Station
Valley Valley, Opposite Valley Hotel
Wrexham Wrexham, Bus Stand Lord Street
Y Felinheli, St. Marys Y Felinheli, St Mary's Church Bus Stop
Y Felinheli, Victoria Y Felinheli, Victoria Hotel Bus Stop

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