Durdle Door

Christmas at the Jurassic Coast 4 Day Break

Date:
Thursday 23rd December 2021
Destination
Jurassic Coast
Duration
4 Days
Price:
£449 (Adult)
£249 (Child)

Itinerary

Day 1

We depart the base early morning and travel to our hotel in the Weymouth area. Spend the rest of the day exploring this wonderful old fishing village.

It is a great place for a slow meander and a snoop into the local life of a thriving seaside town. Start at the pubs along Custom House Quay and collect the local hangouts along the back streets – Fish ‘n’ Fritz is a popular favourite. Then head across the river to see some of the quaint streets and local markets.

The old harbour contains a well-preserved mix of old and new. Old warehouses perched on the sea walls are now cool pubs and hotels. Vintage breweries form the backdrop to charming squares. Fisherman, following a millennia-old lifestyle, chug their boats up and down the waterways backed by colourful houses transformed into fish and chips shops or a bed for the night.

Day 2 – Christmas Eve

We depart our hotel after breakfast and head east along the coast towards the picturesque village of West Lulworth and the stunning beauty of Lulworth Cove.

A beautiful secluded cove whose existence is owed to the collision of continents and the birth of the Alps, from here a walk along the coast to one of the most famous and most photographed  landmarks of the Dorset Coast, Durdle Door, a natural limestone arch carved out of the cliffs by wind and sea.

From here it is a short coach ride to see Corfe Castle, a 1000-year-old castle now run by The National Trust.

Then it is on to Swanage, a coastal town at the very eastern tip of the Jurassic Coast, a nice place to wander and maybe grab a bite to eat. Before we head back to our hotel.  Time-permitting we will go and view Old Harry Rocks.  Old Harry Rocks are three chalk formations, including a stack and a stump, located at Handfast Point, on the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset, southern England.

Day 3 – Christmas Day

Today, after breakfast, we shall head west along the coast towards Charmouth Beach, well known for its numerous fossil finds.  After spending some time exploring, we make a short trip to Lyme Regis, an ancient town featured in the Domesday Book and known as the Pearl of Dorset. After the chance to explore this quintessential English coastal town. We return to our hotel late afternoon in time for our Christmas dinner.

Day 4 – Boxing Day

We depart our hotel after breakfast and head to Dorchester, the county town of Dorset. Dorchester was once home to the great English novelist and poet Thomas Hardy who wrote Tess of the d’Urbervilles and lived in there for 40 years.  The town is full of character with great places to eat and enjoys a rich history dating back as far as the Iron Age.  After lunch we shall make our way back to our drop off points.

Please note admissions to museums and monuments are not included.

Excursions may be weather permitting.

Itinerary Subject to Change.

Includes:

Luxury coach travel

Hand sanitizer on board

3 nights Bed and Breakfast in the Weymouth area

3 Course Christmas dinner with drink on Christmas Day

Free time in Weymouth

Visits to Lulworth Cove & Durdle Door

Free time in Swanage

Visit to Charmouth Beach & Lyme Regis

Free time in Dorchester

Hotel

Alexandra Hotel Weymouth, a family run hotel situated in the best location in Weymouth, with the beach, harbour and town just a few steps away. Alexandra Hotel Weymouth is a Grade II listed building with all rooms en-suite, many with sea views. There are tea and coffee making facilities in each room, and Wi-Fi throughout. The continental breakfast includes croissants, pastries, cereals, yoghurts, fruit, toast, fresh juices, barista coffee and Dorset tea.

Adults: £449
Children 2-11 years: £249
Infants up to 23 months: £75
Single Supplement: £150

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