Isle of Portland & The Jurassic Coast

Isle of Portland & The Jurassic Coast

Based at the HEIGHTS HOTEL

DEPARTS SATURDAY 11TH MAY

RETURNS THURSDAY 16TH MAY

 

6 DAYS FROM £480

 

Joined only to the mainland by a thin strip at the southern end of the sweeping arc of Chesil Beach, the ‘Isle of Portland’ is the Jurassic Coast’s most southerly point. Just 4 miles long and 1 ½ miles wide at its broadest point, this plate of limestone enjoys an isolated location with stunning views across the Chesil, Portland Harbour & the Dorset coast whilst the comparatively mild climate enables a wide variety of flora and fauna to thrive.

 

Our base here is the very comfortable HEIGHTS HOTEL which enjoys a spectacular location at the summit of the Isle of Portland. Features of the hotel include a restaurant, bar and coffee shop all of which are located on the first floor with magnificent panoramic views. All of the en suite bedrooms (which are situated on the ground and first floor) have tv, telephone, hairdryers and hospitality tray. Please note – whilst a passenger lift serves the restaurant, bar and coffee shop bedrooms on the first floor are accessible by stairs only.

BRIEF ITINERARY

Saturday 11th May
Departing Newark early morning, we travel southwards via Oxford and Salisbury Plain, so to the coast and the Isle of Portland.

Sunday 12th – Wednesday 15th May
Scheduled excursions during our stay will include the following:
• Full day tour including a ride aboard the award-winning Swanage standard gauge preserved steam railway where you can experience a unique journey through six miles of beautiful scenery passing the magnificent ruins of Corfe Castle, travelling down to the blue flag beach at Swanage. Here we are met by our coach and return via the millionaires paradise of Sandbanks and Poole Harbour.
• Full day tour calling at the vibrant market town of Bridport known for its’ arts, culture and food. We return via West Bay, a charming fishing village which has enjoyed a surge in popularity in recent years as the set location for the TV series Broadchurch.
• Full day tour including free time in Dorchester – the county town of Dorset famed for its association with Thomas Hardy. We will then return via free time in Weymouth where you can enjoy its beautiful golden sands, safe shallow waters and pretty harbourside.
• Half day tour around the Isle of Portland calling at the famous Portland Bill lighthouse and the opportunity to climb all 153 steps to the top!!

Thursday 16th May
Departing Portland after breakfast, we retrace our steps, so home to Newark for teatime.

B, D

B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

PRICE £ 480 per person sharing an en suite twin/double bedded room

 

SUPPLEMENTS

Twin room for sole occupancy £75

Please see page 20 of our brochure for details of optional travel insurance

Pick ups over 10 miles radius of Newark

*Please see inside front cover of brochure for details of early booking and pick up supplements

 

PRICE INCLUDES

Travel Wright air conditioned executive specification coach throughout including excursions as detailed in the tour itinerary.

5 nights dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation at the Heights Hotel

Ride aboard Swanage Steam Railway

 

NOT INCLUDED

Meals other than stated above or drinks with meals

Admission to other attractions (where applicable) eg Portland Bill Lighthouse

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
APU/O Briar Road, Ollerton
Asda Asda, Newark Road, North Hykeham
Barbican Barbican Hotel, Lincoln
Bingham Market Place Bingham Market Place
Bingham Nottingham Road Bingham Bus Stop oppo White Lion, Nottingham Road
Gonerby Recruiting Sergeant, Great Gonerby
Grantham Grantham Bus Station
Holiday Feeder Averham Averham Flash Layby
Holiday Feeder Bingham Bingham Layby
Holiday Feeder Chatsworth Chatsworth House
Holiday Feeder Gonerby Gonerby Services
Holiday Feeder Long Benn Long Bennington
Holiday Feeder Ollerton Ollerton Bus Lane
Holiday Feeder Tuxford Tuxford Sun Inn
Ollerton Police Station Ollerton Police Station
TBA TBA
TW Travel Wright Depot, Jessop Close, Newark
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11 May
2019
£480.00

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