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DAY ONE

Depart from your home area in the morning travelling to Bournemouth, arriving in the afternoon at Durley Dean Hotel. 4 nights stay – dinner, bed and breakfast. Enjoy Tea/Coffee & biscuits on arrival and afterwards relax and settle in to your new surroundings. Entertainment is provided each evening during your stay.

DAY TWO

After a leisurely breakfast the day is free to explore Bournemouth at leisure.  As England’s most popular tourist resort, you can enjoy 7 miles of beaches, Victorian architecture and the Bournemouth Pier. Perhaps visit the 2-mile-long Bournemouth Gardens or enjoy lunch on the seafront. Return to the hotel on the afternoon to, Tea & Christmas cake. Tonight, Traditional Christmas Dinner is served, and afterwards festive entertainment and dancing.

DAY THREE

This morning we journey West to Dorchester, the county town of Dorset.  The town is the fictional ‘Casterbridge’ of Hardy’s novels. Today is market day where traders will be showcasing local produce and gifts for you to browse amongst. After time here we head off to Weymouth. Weymouth is a resort with lots of character – take a stroll along the Esplanade or explore the interesting harbour area.  Enjoy a Dorset Cream Tea in the hotel this afternoon and dinner tonight is followed by music and dancing to see in the ‘New Year.

DAY FOUR

We begin the day with a scenic drive through the New Forest National Park taking in the autumn colours on route, as we head to the town of Lyndhurst, known as the capital of The New Forest since the times of William the Conqueror. Lyndhurst offers a wide range of shops, cosy tea rooms, old world pubs and cafes. Later, we travel to the market town of Lymington, in the south of the New Forest. On return to the hotel Tea/Coffee & biscuits will be served. This evening we have Chef’s Special dinner and the evening ends with Grand End of Year Quiz.

 

 

DAY FIVE

Leaving the hotel after breakfast we head for home.

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