Saturday – Travelling to Weymouth, stopping enroute at Weston-Super-Mare for a break, arriving at the hotel in the afternoon.
Sunday – We travel to Lulworth Cove and visit the iconic Durdle Door. Then we travel to Thomas Hardy Country, born in 1840 he lived and worked in Dorset. Thomas Hardy wrote many novels using the inspiration of the local area in his writing. We visit the town of Wareham where he lived, we then board the Steam Train at Norden and travel to Swanage, where you will have some free time to explore this Victorian seaside resort. The train journey passes he ruins of Corfe Castle.
Monday & Tuesday - Two days of leisure, maybe take a boat trip from the harbour, or visit the Weymouth Sealife Park home to sharks, turtles and stingrays. Enjoy a walk on Chesil Beach, or why not take a day trip to Guernsey or Jersey.
Wednesday - West Bay with its majestic sandstone cliffs, harbour, marinas and beautiful sandy beaches is one of the most stunning seaside towns on the Jurassic Coastline. The whole area was also used recently as the location for filming Broadchurch, starring David Tennent. This afternoon we travel to the historic city of Dorchester a Roman town with a very varied history. The home town of Thomas Hardy who wrote many novels with inspiration from this area. It has a Town Pump located next to an impressive clock tower, as well as the Borough Gardens that have a perfusion of colour and scent.
Thursday – Today we visit Poole, where today is market day. The town has five sheltered beaches, a glorious Old Town, its own museum with free entry and a quayside with tall ships, fishing boats and even some luxury powerboats and yachts. In the afternoon we visit Bournemouth, with free time to explore the many wonderful gardens that it has to offer. Or you can visit the award winning sandy beaches and see the wonderful views.
Friday – In the morning we travel for a half day tour to Isle of Portland, a small island where you will have time to explore its very own museum or castle. Why not visit the Portland Bill Lighthouse, with its iconic red strip it is a functioning lighthouse.
Saturday - Travelling back home with a lunch break enroute at Burnham on Sea, arriving back in the afternoon.