Bournemouth - Seaside, Steam & The Blue Pool

Suncliff Hotel

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No. of Days:

5 days

£359.00 pp

Seafront hotel, indoor & outdoor pools PLUS Entertainment and porterage included!

Fabulous excursions for 2020 plus a delicious Devon Cream Tea

Bournemouth is famous for its golden sand, sea views, tropical gardens, outdoor adventure and tons of festivals and events. So, if you’re a beach loving, water splashing, Victorian architecture, riviera seeking, show stopping kind of person or family, then this is the place for you. Centrally located on Bournemouth's beautiful seafront, the 3* Suncliff Hotel is a perfect base in which to explore the town and beach.

We've also included some great excursions including Exbury Gardens & Steam Rail and a visit to delightful Weymouth PLUS a visit to the gorgeous Blue Pool AND a delightful Devon Cream Tea!

Famous for its golden sand, sea views, tropical gardens, outdoor adventure and tons of festivals and events, Bournemouth is a fabulous base for this holiday. So, if you’re a beach loving, water splashing, Victorian architecture, riviera seeking, show stopping kind of person or family, then Bournemouth is the place for you. The jewel of Britain’s South Coast has miles of sandy beaches and panoramic views of the coastline, as well as a cosmopolitan and cultural town centre with hundreds of restaurants and bars that come alive long after the sun has gone down.

Suncliff Hotel

Located on the seafront overlooking Bournemouth Bay in the prestigious East Cliff neighbourhood of town, the Suncliff hotel Bournemouth is a five-minute stroll from seven miles of sandy beach. A traditional English seaside hotel offering comfortable and versatile bedrooms, as well as indoor leisure facilities. Boasting various bars and lounges from which to enjoy the entertainment or just have a good natter!

Day 1

After joining the coach at one of our convenient local pick up points, we head south towards beautiful Bournemouth with convenient coffee/lunch stops en route. We expect to arrive on Bournemouth's seafront and at our hotel, the Suncliff, late afternoon. Time then to relax, unpack and get ready for a delicious dinner and the opportunity to start making new friends of your fellow travellers.

Days 2 - 4

Enjoy hearty traditional English breakfasts every day along with some free time for you to explore Bournemouth on your own. Make sure that you join us on our INCLUDED  excursions to Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway, Weymouth and the Blue Pool plus our tasty Devon Cream Tea. Return to the hotel for more great food at dinner and entertainment every evening. 

Day 5

After a final tasty breakfast, we make our way home. After stopping for a coffee/lunch break, we continue homewards to South Wales.

Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway

Exbury Gardens is a spectacular 200-acre site, world-famous for the Rothschild Collection of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias and rare trees and shrubs. This earthly paradise offers a riot of colour in spring, an oasis of tranquillity in summer followed by a splendid show as the leaves change in the autumn. Capture Exbury’s hidden beauty and escape the cares of the world as you explore a myriad of pathways at your own pace. Exbury Gardens celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2019. To celebrate, Exbury unveiled a new Centenary Garden, spring pathway of 100,000 bulbs and history exhibition, plus an expanded events calendar.

You will also enjoy a ride on Exbury's mini (12.25 inch gauge) steam railway and discover wildlife in its natural habitat. Top your visit off with an ice-cream or tea and cake in the newly refurbished Mr Eddy’s Restaurant and Café!


With beautiful golden sands, safe shallow waters, an action packed events programme and pretty harbourside you certainly won’t be disappointed! Weymouth Beach was also rated as #1 beach in the UK in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards for 2017 and is also ranked 9th best beach in Europe! You will never be short of things to do in Weymouth, with an abundance of natural and themed attractions for everyone to enjoy! Make sure you stroll round to Weymouth’s beautiful harbour during your visit. This is a great place to while away the hours and watch all the comings and goings... luxury yachts, fishing trawlers and sometimes even tall ships, you’ll be able to watch it all!

The Blue Pool & Cream Tea

The Blue Pool at Furzebrook  constantly varies in colour. Very fine clay in suspension in the water diffracts light in different ways, producing a spectrum of colour sometimes green sometimes turquoise.

Set in a deep clay bowl, steps lead down to the waters edge or up to views of the Purbeck Hills. The Pool is surrounded by 25 acres of heath, woodland and gorse interlaced with sandy paths  that seem to take you to another world.

You will then enjoy a traditional Devon Cream Tea at the Blue Pool Tea Rooms. The Tea Rooms were built in 1935 of sand and lime bricks from the local Beacon Hill brickworks with a Canadian cedarwood shingle roof, allowing the building to blend in with its surroundings. Many of the fixtures and fittings are original including the pine floors. Great views and a lovely atmosphere will make this a visit to remember...

  • Reserved coach travel throughout
  • 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
  • Staying on the seafront at the Suncliff Hotel
  • Porterage at the hotel
  • Regular entertainment
  • Excursion Exbury Gardens including Steam Railway Ride
  • Excursion to Weymouth
  • Excursion to the Blue Pool including Devon Cream Tea

This tour picks up at the following points:

  • Bridgend
  • Bristol Aztec West
  • Cardiff Central
  • Cardiff Gate
  • Cardiff West
  • Gorseinon
  • Llanelli
  • Magor
  • Morriston
  • Neath
  • Newport
  • Port Talbot
  • Pyle
  • Sarn
  • Skewen
  • Swansea Central
  • Swansea West

Don't see your pickup? Don't worry, we have a great fixed rate transfer with Premier Taxi's . Check out the details here.

Find out more about our pickups on our pickup list page here.


Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing. Single rooms may carry a supplement. You will find what rooms and prices are available in the booking process.


Holiday bookings are subject to our Terms & Conditions which you must be familiar with prior to booking. We recommend Travel Insurance for this holiday. If you do not already have cover, please contact us.

Please be aware that coach trips can include lengthy periods of travel and always require some degree of walking. There are steps onto the coach and some hotels/venues will have steps.

Limited number of singles without supplement - Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a standard room.

Other Dates

Departure Date: Monday 31 Aug 2020
Duration: 5 Days

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