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The Jurassic Coast By Steam

5 Days from £399per

No Solo Supplement subject to availability on selected departures. 

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(Tour code: 20DJS)

Immerse yourself in the scenery and history of the Jurassic Coast

From your base in Bournemouth, discover the charms of Dorset and Hampshire, including the fascinating eras of natural and cultural history on display here.

  • Bournemouth
  • Corfe Castle
  • Journey on the Swanage Railway
  • Winchester
  • Journey on the Watercress Line
  • The Jurassic Coast
What’s Included
  • Standard Class Rail
    Journey on the Swanage Railway
    Journey on the Watercress Line
  • 3* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Evening Meals

The Jurassic Coast By Steam 2020Tour Details

Print Itinerary
Day 1 Bournemouth


Arrive at your hotel to meet your Tour Manager. Once settled in, you are perfectly located to explore Bournemouth's long sandy beaches or take a stroll down the pier, which offers fantastic views of the bay.

  • Dinner
Day 2 Corfe Castle
Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle and Swanage Railway

This morning, travel to Corfe Castle, a village dating back to the pre-historic era. Explore the remains of its 1000-year-old castle, or venture to the model village which shows the castle and village as it would have been in the 17th century. Later, take a ride on the heritage Swanage Railway to Swanage, a small seaside town located at the eastern end of the Jurassic coast. Here you have free time to explore the town - perhaps take a stroll down the Grade II listed pier.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 Winchester Cathedral
Winchester Cathedral

Winchester and the Watercress Line

Take a tour of the Winchester Cathedral today. The cathedral, one of the largest in Europe, was founded in the 11th century, before being modified over the next 5 centuries. In the afternoon, take a journey on the Mid Hants Railway, better known as the 'Watercress Line'. This steam locomotive takes you on a round trip through the fantastic scenery between Winchester and Alton.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 Lulworth Cove
Lulworth Cove

The Jurassic Coast

Enjoy a sightseeing tour, by coach and on foot, of the beautiful Jurassic coastline. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage site, the landscapes of the Jurassic Coast showcase a number of incredible geological wonders, some of them millions of years old. Travel along the coast to West Bay, stopping en route at viewing points, including Lulworth Cove, to admire the stunning scenery. At West Bay, you have free time to explore the harbour and promenade, before returning to Bournemouth via the historic market town of Dorchester.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5 Jurassic Coast
Jurassic Coast

Homeward bound

After breakfast, you are free to depart at your leisure. Before you head home, perhaps discover more of the 95-mile stretch of the Jurassic Coast.

  • Breakfast

Departure Times

On many of our UK & Ireland tours, you may check in at the first hotel on your itinerary anytime after 14:00; your Tour Manager will be available between 16:00 and 18:00. However, if you are arriving later, you can meet your Tour Manager before dinner from 19:00.

What’s included
  • Fully escorted by a UK Tour Manager from start to finish
  • All rail and coach travel throughout your tour 
  • 4 nights' hotel accommodation with breakfast and dinner each day
  • Explore Corfe Castle
  • Guided tour of Winchester Cathedral
  • Journey on the Swanage Railway
  • Journey on the Watercress Line
  • Sightseeing tour of the Jurassic Coast

Not Included

  • Cancellation & Travel Insurance is not included in the price of the tour but can be arranged.

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular holiday with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.

Luke Simpson
Helen Laverack
The Jurassic Coast By Steam

Immerse yourself in the scenery and history of the Jurassic Coast


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