Glyndebourne Opera

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1 – Penshurst Place & Eastbourne

Board our private executive coach at your preferred pick up points – stop at a convenient property en route such as Penshurst Place near Tonbridge in Kent – once the property of King Henry VIII, Penshurst Place was given to Anne of Cleves as part of her divorce settlement and was finally gifted by Henry VIII's son, Edward VI, to his loyal steward and tutor, Sir William Sidney in 1552 and a guided tour of the house showcases paintings, tapestries and furniture from the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries, with a unique medieval Baron's Hall and decadent staterooms on show, while the gardens are among the oldest in private ownership with early records dating back to 1346 – check in at the 3* Best Western York House Hotel in Eastbourne – dinner in our hotel.

Day 2 – Brighton Pavilion & Glyndebourne opera

Our Blue Badge guide meets us at our hotel this morning and accompanies us throughout the day – a guided tour of Brighton Pavilion reveals the magnificent royal pleasure palace that was built for the Prince Regent, later King George IV, in stages between 1787 and 1823 and with its exotic oriental appearance both inside and out is still a distinctive landmark today – return to the hotel to freshen up and change before our coach transfer to Glyndebourne – on arrival at Glyndebourne we enjoy the mid-afternoon performance of your choice of opera from that season’s schedule – post-opera dinner at Glyndebourne before we return to the hotel.

Day 3 – Eastbourne & Chartwell

Free time at leisure in Eastbourne – stop at a convenient property en route home such as the National Trust’s Chartwell property in Kent, the family home of Sir Winston Churchill from 1924 until the end of his life and where the rooms and gardens remain much as they were when he lived there and contain personal memorabilia, books and family photographs – after free time for lunch, return to our original departure points with comfort stops en route.

Tour Features

Front stalls Glyndebourne opera tickets

Centrally located Eastbourne hotel

Two dinners included

All excursions & guided tours included

Blue Badge guide on Day 2

Executive coach throughout

One free place per 10 paying passengers 

Penshurst Place


Brighton Pavilion - guided pavilion

Glyndebourne opera (included front stalls tickets & posr-opera dinner)




Two nights at the 3* Best Western York House Hotel. Located on the seafront close to Eastbourne Pier, the hotel has a bar, restaurant and indoor swimming pool and all rooms are en suite. Dinner is included at our hotel on the first evening and a carvery dinner at Glyndebourne after the opera on Day 2.

Tailor-make this tour

Remember that this tour is just our suggestion to provide inspiration and whet your appetite. Every one of our tours is tailor made exclusively for your group and your group alone. So if you like the look of this tour but want to alter it to suit your group, that’s fine. Tell us how you want to change it and we’ll send you a proposal that meets the exact requirements for your group tour. Then, combining our experience with your understanding of the profile and interests of your members, together we can fine tune the itinerary so that you get the perfect tour at the right price for your group.

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020 7064 4970
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Tailor make your group tour

Remember this itinerary is just our suggestion. Tailor make this tour exclusively for your group to suit your members’ budget or preferences. You could:

  • stay at a 4* hotel
  • with fewer dinners included
  • for more (or fewer) days
  • include different excursions
  • bring a specialist lecturer
  • include all entrance fees & gratuities

Call us on
020 7064 4970
to tailor make the perfect tour
for your group