4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
Hot drink and mince pies on arrival
Excursions to Brighton, Rye and Hastings
Free time in Eastbourne
During your stay
Day 1 - ‘Christmas Eve’ Today we travel making suitable comfort stops en route to our hotel where a warm festive welcome awaits with hot drinks and mince pies on arrival. After dinner this evening enjoy entertainment in the company of your hosts.
Day 2 - ‘Christmas Day’ A full day at leisure in Eastbourne – take the opportunity to do some shopping at the town’s traditional Christmas market where you’ll find over 30 stalls selling locally made crafts, handmade gifts, local produce and delicious seasonal food, together creating a fabulous feast of festive aromas, sights and sounds to delight the senses. This evening during dinner there will be a visit from Father Christmas followed by musical entertainment.
Day 3 - ‘Boxing Day’ Today we include an excursion exploring 1066 country calling firstly at Hastings - location for TV series "Foyles War”. From here we continue on to the old Cinque Port of Rye, a quaint, old fashioned town straight out of Dickens where you’ll find individual shops all decorated for the season. Another evening of fun and games is in store after dinner this evening.
Day 4 – ‘New Years Eve’ This morning we take a trip along the coast to Brighton, where the town’s Royal Pavilion outdoor ice rink conjures up the very essence of Christmas - visit the antique shops, enjoy the many restaurants or enjoy a pleasant stroll along the sea front in this lovely seaside town bedecked in all its seasonal glory at this time of year. After lunch we return for the rest of the afternoon at leisure in Eastbourne. Our entertainment after dinner this evening includes an optional fancy dress competition for those who really what to get into the spirit of the occasion.
Day 5 - We bid our hosts a fond farewell and begin our homeward journey.