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BRIGHTON & BEACHY HEAD

Guided day tour from Cambridge

Adult £74.00/Student £69.00/Child £64.00

Maximum 16 passengers

* £5 discount until March 2020.

Britain's Spectacular Coast' - This tour visits Britain's premier seaside resort and the stunning white chalk cliffs of England's south coast.               

            

200 years ago Brighton was the fashionable retreat for royalty and the rich London elite where The Prince Regent built his extraordinary seaside palace, The Royal Pavilion. 1960s youth culture reinvigorated the city and today it is an entertaining, bohemian town with grand buildings, narrow shopping streets and a wonderful pebble beach.  

 

Beachy Head is the highest cliff on England's south coast towering over The Channel below. Behind is the rolling land of the South Downs National Park with expansive views of the spectacular coastline to Brighton. Enjoy the crashing waves, the pebble beach and, if the tide is out, the rockpools below.

NEXT TOUR DATE: 2nd February 2020

 

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PLAN FOR THE DAY

 

0800 We depart from Cambridge for the south coast. The journey takes us to the east of London, across the River Thames and into 'The Garden of England', the county of Kent. We stop for a comfort break before continuing our journey over the wooded hills of The Weald and down to the coast at Eastbourne. It's a steep climb up from there to the clifftop at Beachy Head.

 

1100 If the weather is good, we walk for an hour along the cliffs from Beachy Head down to the beach at Birling Gap. It's an easy walk, mostly on grass and almost all downhill! Time for some beachcombing, browsing the exhibition at the Visitor Centre, or resting with a coffee and cake in the cafe.

               

1245 It's off to Brighton, along the coast road through quaint villages, seaside resorts and small coastal ports.

 

1330 On arrival in Brighton there will be free time for lunch. What better place to try the British favourite, fish and chips! Head over to Brighton Pier for a stroll through the amusement arcades and great views back to the city from the sea.

 

1500 Join your guide for a 75-minute walking tour along the seafront, through The Lanes, a labyrinth of narrow streets of antiques and jewellery shops, to finish outside the Prince Regent's bizarre Royal Pavilion. Time to enter the Pavilion if you wish or head over to North Laine, the bohemian part of the city with its unique independent shops and bustling cafes.

 

1730 Depart from Brighton.

 

2000 Arrive back in Cambridge.

 

 

INCLUDED

 

  • Return travel from your chosen departure point
  • Expert guidance from a passionate, experienced driver-guide
  • Clifftop walk from Beachy Head to Birling Gap
  • Beach visit at Birling Gap
  • Guided walking tour of Brighton
  • Free time in Brighton to explore independently - we will give you a map and our recommendations

NOT INCLUDED

 

  • Meals - you are welcome to bring food and drink to consume on the bus
  • Entry fees to attractions (unless stated)

DEPARTURE POINTS

 

All Brighton & Beachy Head tours depart from the main entrance to Parkside Swimming Pool on Gonville Place at 8am. We return here at 8pm. Departure times and return times for all other departure points will vary - please check your e-ticket for the correct departure time.

 

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