Operated by Scenic Car Tours
Tuesday 8th to Monday 14th June 2021
7 Day, 6 Night Package
£649.00 Per Person
MSCC Members price applies to the member plus one guest. All prices are per person and based on 2 persons occupying a car and a twin/double room at the hotel.
Single Supplement - £280.00
The South Coast 250 boasts many iconic locations like Hastings, Eastbourne, Brighton Chichester Portsmouth and the New Forest. This tour starts in Kent where the rolling green hills and beautiful scenery blend in with its abundance of historic buildings and numerous attractions.
Kent is truly the Garden of England, with breath-taking countryside, stunning coastline and world-famous attractions such as; The White Cliffs of Dover, Leeds Castle, Hever Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, The Historic Dockyards Chatham and Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve are all waiting to be explored. Kent is also famous for its award-winning sparkling wine so why not take a tour of one of the many vineyards to sample some English wine, or visit Britain's oldest brewer Shepherd Neame for a taste of proper British beer.
The Heart of Kent Country Tour follows leafy country lanes, through arable farmland and areas of woodland with captivating views of the Greensand Ridge and the North Downs, both are Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Other attractions includes the iconic Kent Villages of Sissinghurst, Biddenden, Tenterden, Pluckley & Yalding.
Hastings - Two points of interest dominate the character of the bustling East Sussex town of Hastings – the sea and 1066. One of the medieval Cinque Ports, Hastings has long had a close relationship with the ocean, and still has Europe's largest beach-launched fishing fleet. Hastings is not the actual location of the famous battle in 1066. That exact spot is just a few miles down the road at Battle Abbey, however, its legacy still colours the entire town.
Eastbourne is nestled between the historic 1066 Country and the magnificent South Downs National Park. Stroll along three miles of pristine palm-lined promenade, admire the views from the iconic Victorian Pier or simply admire the breath-taking beauty of the coastal landmarks at Beachy Head and along the Heritage Coastline to the world-famous Seven Sisters.
Brighton is bursting with attractions: an outlandish Royal Palace, interesting museums, a beautiful beach, Brighton University, superb shopping and an abundance of pubs, cafes and restaurants. Brighton Pavilion was built for King George IV, who had architect John Nash reimagine it into the domed Indian style palace you can see today. Brighton’s colourful network of shopping streets known as The Lanes are awash with vintage gear, antiques and quaint cafes.
Portsmouth - 'Pompey' boasts a seafaring legacy that runs back to Nelson and the Tudors, and has the ships to prove it. Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is the jewel in Portsmouth's crown, home to the world famous historic ships HMS Victory, HMS Warrior and the remains of Henry VIII’s favourite ship The Mary Rose. Take the ferry across the harbour to Gosport, home of HMS Alliance at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum and the Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower. Visit the Spinnaker Tower with its breath-taking panoramic views and glass floor.
The New Forest - There is a wealth of places to visit and explore from award winning gardens, museums, leisure parks and much, more. The only way to reveal The New Forest's hidden gems and truly appreciate the sights, sounds and smells of the forest is to get out there and explore. Beaulieu House and Motor Museum is home to a stunning collection of automobiles telling the history of motoring.
Ashford International Hotel, Ashford, Kent - Located in the heart of Kent within easy reach of most of Kent's attractions. All of the air-conditioned guest rooms have flat-screen TVs, and the hotel also boasts a restaurant, pool and hot tub.
The modern large rooms all have free Wi-Fi, baths and showers and tea/coffee making facilities. The fitness and spa centre has a wealth of amenities including a 20 yards indoor pool and spa area. There is also a rock sauna, steam room and 6 beauty rooms offering a wide variety of spa treatments. The restaurant has a brasserie-style menu and uses locally sourced ingredients. Quench Bar is an informal sports bar showing live sports events and news. Complimentary car parking is available at the hotel
DAY 1 (D) - Following the journey from your home, arrival at theAshford International Hotel in the Kent. Check-in is mid/late afternoon and after some free time to freshen up, we have arranged a welcome group dinner, so that you can meet other members on this tour.
DAY 2 (HB) - At Leisure in Kent
DAY 3 (HB) - Ashford to Brighton via Hastings, Eastbourne and Beachy Head (approx. 80 miles)
DAY 4 (HB) - Brighton to The New Forest via Portsmouth (approx. 90 miles)
DAY 5 & 6 (BB) - At Leisure in the New Forest
DAY 7 - Breakfast followed by check-out from the hotel. Enjoy some free time in the New Forest before heading home.
• 2 Nights at the Ashford International Hotel, Ashford, Kent
• 1 Night at the Mercure Seafront, Brighton
• 3 Nights at the Passford House Hotel,
Lymington New Forest
• 6 Breakfasts & 2 Dinners including a welcome Dinner on the first night
• Detailed MSCC Roadbook featuring Maps, Great Drives & Local Attractions
• Commemorative MSCC Tour Rally Plate
• Car Parking at all the Hotels (charges may apply locally)
Room Upgrades may be available at some of the hotels on this tour
(Please call us to check availability)
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Our South Coast 250 Hotels...
Passford House hotel, Lymington, New Forest - Steeped in history and surrounded by 10 acres of gardens, the hotel lies midway between the New Forest village of Sway and the Georgian town of Lymington. It features a Leisure Centre with a gym, and a poolside sauna. The hotels dining room overlooks the gardens and offers a menu combining traditional and contemporary cuisine. All of the guest rooms feature en suite bathroom, TV and tea/coffee making facilities. Complimentary car parking is available for the use of hotel guests.
Mercure Seafront Hotel, Brighton - This elegant Victorian hotel overlooks the beach, sea and promenade, and has a brasserie restaurant for guests to enjoy. It is half a mile from Churchill Square shopping centre, and has free high-speed Wi-Fi throughout. The Hotel has a bar and 24-hour room service. All of the guest rooms feature a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and an en suite bathroom with toiletries. Some rooms have sea views. A Grade II Listed building, it was built in 1864 and retains traditional features like its original Regency staircase. Guests can dine in the restaurant, which overlooks the sea and offers food 24 hours a day. Car parking is available (charges are payable locally)