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We meet our private executive coach at our designated pick up points. En route to our hotel we visit Folkington Manor, built in 1843 by the architect William John Donthorn, near the site of a manor that was recorded in the Domesday Book in 1086. Nestled in the South Downs National Park, this beautiful Grade II listed historic house has a romantic history and a long association with the arts, music and dance. After our guided tour we enjoy included tea and coffee. We continue to the 4* Hydro Hotel at Eastbourne for a two night stay. Dinner is included in our hotel this evening.
Our Blue Badge guide meets us at our hotel this morning and accompanies us throughout the day. This morning we enjoy a guided tour of Brighton Pavilion. Built for the Prince Regent, later King George IV, in stages between 1787 and 1823, the Royal Pavilion is remarkable for its exotic oriental appearance both inside and out. This magnificent royal pleasure palace was revered by fashionable Regency society and is still a distinctive landmark for Brighton today. On returning to our hotel, we have time to freshen up and change before our coach transfer to Glyndebourne. On arrival at Glyndebourne we enjoy an included dinner at one of the excellent restaurants in the opera complex. We then take our seats for the 6.30pm performance of Mozart’s ‘The Magic Flute’
This morning we have a guided tour of Charleston House, the home of the artists Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell (sister of Virginia Woolf) that became the country meeting place for the group of writers, artists and intellectuals known as the Bloomsbury Group. We then spend some time at leisure for lunch in Lewes. Taking carefully selected comfort stops en route we return back to our original pick up points.
NB: Please note we reserve the right to alter the above itinerary if required for operational reasons. Given the historic nature of the places visited, a certain degree of walking will be involved, and this holiday may not be suitable for those with mobility problems. Price based on double/twin share. Minimum numbers required. Normal booking conditions apply.
Your tour includes reserved seats for the Glyndebourne performance of ‘The Magic Flute’. More details of the performance can be found at www.glyndebourne.com
Glyndebourne opera tickets
4* Eastbourne hotel
Two dinners included
All excursion travel, entrance fees & guided tours included
Executive coach throughout
Glyndebourne’s ‘The Magic Flute’
Folkington Manor – guided tour with included tea & coffee
Brighton Pavilion – guided tour
Charleston House – guided tour
We stay two nights at the 4* Hydro Hotel in Eastbourne (www.hydrohotel.com). Facilities at the hotel include a restaurant and bar, and all rooms are en suite and feature a hairdryer, television, telephone, an in-room safe, and tea & coffee making facilities. Dinner is included at our hotel on the first evening, and we enjoy a carvery dinner at Glyndebourne before the opera on Day 2.
Single room supplement £49
All excursion travel & guided tours included