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Delightful Dorset & The New Forest

Delightful Dorset & The New Forest

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Join us as we head to Bournemouth for our Delightful Dorset and the New Forest Tour.  Nestled on Dorset’s picturesque coast, there is much to do in the resort of Bournemouth with museums, galleries, amusement arcades and an oceanarium to name but a few along with seven miles of sandy beach for you to enjoy from a conveniently positioned hotel just a five minutes’ walk into town. This tour includes wonderful attractions for you to visit, travel through beautiful Dorset countryside the visit Athlehampton House and Gardens, a magnificent example of Tudor architecture. Fall in love with the breathtaking New Forest, surrounded by nature and wildlife, visit two of its 5-star attractions as we discover Bucklers Hard Museum, take a trip back in time to the 18th century in the heart of the New Forest with a tranquil river cruise down the Beaulieu River included followed by a visit to Beaulieu Estate, uncover 800 years of heritage on this wonderful site that includes a a stately home, the world famous motor museum and 13th century abbey all surrounded by magnificent gardens that change with the seasons. Don’t miss out on this fantastic tour with wonderful 5-star attractions to enhance your visit to Dorset and The New Forest.


Your Holiday Includes:

Door to door service


Welcome tea/coffee on arrival

Dinner, bed and breakfast

En-suite bedrooms

Admission to Athelhampton House and Gardens

Admission to Bucklers Hard

30-minute River Beaulieu cruise

Admission to Beaulieu


Executive coach travel throughout.



Single Room Supplement - £95.00


Depart Leyland at 09.00hrs for our journey to Bournemouth with a suitable lunch stop en-route.

Morning visit to Athlehampton House and Gardens, nestled in the Piddle Valley, the ancient manor is mentioned in the Domesday Book, the current house was constructed largely in Tudor times although there has been a dwelling on this site since Saxon times, considered one of the finest examples of Tudor architecture in England. In the afternoon we continue our journey through beautiful Dorset countryside to the county town of Dorset, historic Dorchester, birthplace of the famous poet and author Thomas Hardy, explore the town with a heritage dating back to the Iron Age.

Take time to enjoy a day of leisure in the resort today, relax and explore, see what Bournemouth has to offer.

Today we travel to the New Forest to visit the 18th century ship building village of Bucklers Hard with a 30min River Beaulieu cruise included and the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu, not just for fans of the motor Beulieu offers something for everyone from the Abbey and Palace, to the hundreds of stunning sculptures showcased throughout the Victorian gardens, grounds and the Palace House, enjoy unlimited rides around the site on the open top veteran bus and Britain's oldest monorail complete with spectacular views and commentary.

Check out of our hotel following breakfast for the return journey home with a suitable lunch stop en-route.

Single room supplement


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Bournemouth East Cliff Hotel, East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth, BH1 3AN







Hotel Star Rating

 3 Star







Hotel Website







Hotel Contact

 0330 028 3412





About the hotel

The Bournemouth East Cliff Hotel is in Bournemouth’s East Cliff area, set in gardens and conveniently situated just 5-minutes’ walk from the town centre, close to the beach and pier. Relax in comfortable guest lounge areas. Guest bedrooms are beautifully appointed, comfortable rooms, designed with comfort in mind.















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About Us

Ava Travel, based in Leyland, is a relatively new company specialising in the creation and operation of coach tour holidays throughout the UK and Europe.

Contact Us

Ava Travel (Leyland) Ltd
41 Hough Lane
Leyland, PR25 2SB
Office Opening Hours
Monday to Friday - 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 14:00, Sunday - Closed