Groups 5 Days from £399
For fans of Michael Portillo’s series, this tour retraces some of his tracks from the “Dover to Porthcurno” series, plus much more! Enjoy the exhilarating Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway, the Kent & East Sussex Railway and the Bluebell Railway, plus vineyards, viaducts and Newhaven Fort, as featured on the programme. And if you like episode 1, why not enjoy the whole series!
■ Dinner, bed & breakfast
■ Hotel accommodation
■ All rooms ensuite
■ Private coach travel
■ Services of an experienced tour driver throughout your stay
■ Included excursions from your resort as detailed in the itinerary
■ Free optional insurance
Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway
We visit the superb Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway, the world's smallest public railway for an exhilarating ride along the line.
Kent & East Sussex Railway & Chapel Down Vineyard
Our next visit is to one of Kent's finest heritage railways, the beautiful Kent & East Sussex Railway, where we take the steam train journey from Tenterden to Bodiam. Our excursion continues to the Chapel Down Vineyard, set within an area of outstanding natural beauty, for a tour and tasting of their still and sparkling wine.
Bluebell Railway, Ouse Valley Viaduct & Newhaven Fort
We include a visit to the Bluebell Railway, Britain's very first standard gauge preserved steam railway and whose historic station at Horsted Keynes has featured many times in films and television period dramas. Our journey continues to view the magnificent Ouse Valley Viaduct, ending at Newhaven Fort, both of which featured on Portillo's Great Railway Journeys programme.
Royal York Hotel, Eastbourne
This elegant Victorian hotel boasts a stunning seafront position just 400 yards from Eastbourne pier, 20 yards from the beach and a 10 minute walk from Eastbourne town centre. The hotel has 78 well appointed guest rooms, many offering panoramic sea views, all with free Wi-Fi. The Verandah Restaurant seats up to 70 diners. There is an indoor heated swimming pool and a unique open-air verandah with comfortable and contemporary lounges makes this hotel a perfect getaway location.
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