NEW: Weymouth Summer Seaside Special
Friday 28th June - Monday 1st July 2019
4 daysDeposit: £75pp
Travel Insurance: £21.75pp
No Single Supplement
It is not easy to get a booking at the friendly Hotel Rex in Weymouth, but we have been able to secure rooms there for a long weekend break. Hopefully the sun will be shining so that we can enjoy the resort, home to the sailing events in the 2012 Olympics, and the beautiful coast of Dorset.
Your Holiday Hotel
The Hotel Rex was built as a summer residence for the Duke of Clarence when King George III held his Royal Court in Weymouth. It is situated at one end of the seafront, overlooking the beach and Jurassic coast, and just a short stroll from the shops and harbour. Facilities include a residents’ lounge, bar and Wi-Fi. There is a lift, although there are a few stairs to some of the bedrooms.
(DAY 1) Friday 28th June
Taxi pick up from your home to the coach to join your friendly driver and fellow passengers. We will drive through the New Forest and visit the Dorset town of Wareham. Here there will be time to enjoy a stroll and find lunch before we continue to Weymouth.
(DAY 2) Saturday 29th June
After breakfast we will enjoy the World Heritage Dorset coastline and views of Chesil Beach, travelling to the village of Abbotsbury. We will visit the famous Subtropical Gardens. Abbotsbury has been described as 'Probably one of the best gardens of its type in the world.' The magnificent Victorian walled garden is set in 20 acres of woodland valley, where the unique micro-climate enables rare and exotic species from all over the world to thrive. Enjoy the sunken gardens with golden pheasants, the colonial style teahouse, and visit the plant centre and gift shop.
(DAY 3) Sunday 30th June
No excursion today, allowing plenty of time to explore Weymouth itself. The long sandy beach is dotted with colourful beach huts and Georgian houses line the elegant promenade. There are excellent views of the harbour from Jurassic Skyline, a revolving viewing tower, and Victorian Nothe Fort. You may also like to pay a visit to the Sealife Park with its variety of amazing sea creatures.
(DAY 4) Monday 1st July
We leave Weymouth and make our way to Swanage on the Isle of Purbeck, passing ruined Corfe Castle on the way. After a brief stop we will take the chain ferry across the mouth of Poole Harbour and drive to Bournemouth where there will be time for lunch. Later we head for home, meeting the waiting taxis late afternoon.