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Secret Suffolk & The Sunrise Coast, Alderburgh

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Mon 24 to Fri 28 October 2022: A 5 Day Coach Holiday to Secret Suffolk and The Sunrise Coast with Johnsons Coaches

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Monday 24th to Friday 28th October 2022

 

Suffolk is a place you can unwind in. Situated on the east coast of England, Suffolk is a county filled with natural beauty, bordered by 60 miles of glorious coastline and topped with breathtaking skies. It is the perfect holiday destination, full of charming villages and medieval towns which draw in artists and writers, and its bounty of great produce and restaurants make it a special spot for foodies.

 

Look What's Included:

  • Door to Door Service

  • Our own courier service

  • Luxury Traveller Coach with ‘First Class’ seating & legroom

  • Fully reclining seats with calf supports

  • Complimentary on board hot and cold drinks

  • Free WiFi and USB charging points

  • Complimentary gift bag

  • 4 nights half board

  • Welcome drinks reception

  • Cream Tea

  • Entrance to Sutton Hoo

  • 2-Hr Deben River Cruise

  • Otley Hall

 

Not included: All lunches

 

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Monday

We travel towards Suffolk with a stop en-route in the market town of Bury St Edmunds. Visit the ancient abbey dating back to the Magna Carta, or pop into the Angel Hotel of Dickens and Mrs Pickwick fame, before continuing in the afternoon to Aldeburgh and our 4-night stay at the Wentworth Hotel.

Tuesday

Enjoy a scenic morning drive to the beautiful seaside town of Southwold on the Suffolk Heritage Coast, an elegant town with an award-winning pier and wonderful sandy beach. Enjoy an English seaside resort as it used to be – absent are the arcades and candy floss, the fun fair and big wheel. Instead, you’ll discover a quirky cinema, an iconic lighthouse, a splendid pier, a lovely sandy beach and a pleasant whiff of malt from the wonderful Adnams brewery. We return to our hotel in the afternoon where we will be treated to a delightful Cream Tea.

Wednesday

Today we visit Sutton Hoo - Now featured in the 2021 British drama ‘The Dig’ starring Carey Mulligan & Ralph Fiennes, Sutton Hoo is home to one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time. Walk around the ancient burial mounds and discover the incredible story of the ship burial of an Anglo-Saxon king and his treasured possessions. Come face to face with your ancestors and explore award-winning exhibitions, the full-size reconstruction of the burial chamber and the stunning replica treasures and original finds from one of the mounds, including a prince’s sword. From here, we enjoy a 2-hour cruise with tea/coffee and freshly baked scones along the river Deben, one of the most beautiful and scenic spots on the east coast.

Thursday

Our first visit today is Otley Hall - a 15th Century moated hall of outstanding beauty, set in 10 acres of gardens. The house is an excellent example of late medieval architecture, with a profusion of chimneys, and a multi-levelled tiled roof. The half-timbering of the original house can be seen in places, though much has been covered with later brick and plaster. The oldest part of the house showcases a striking two-storey kitchen, complete with a gallery. The hall features the remains of an early wooden screen, mullioned wooden windows, and massive, shaped wooden beams. Linen-fold panelling graces the dining room, which looks out over the Rose Garden. On our return we visit Snape Maltings, home of the Aldeburgh Festival and founded by Benjamin Britten in 1948 and today plays host to many concerts and workshops throughout the year. The Snape Maltings complex consists of houses art galleries, restaurants, cafés and up-market shops.

Friday

Departing our hotel we return to Lavenham, one of the UK’s best preserved timber framed villages dating back to Saxon times - the main street was used in scenes of Harry Potter’s Deathly Hallows. In the afternoon we continue our journey back to the Midlands.

Your Hotel

 

4* The Wentworth Hotel

One of our clients’ favourites and for over 50 years under the direct and careful management of its owners, the Seward family. The hotel enjoys a superb seafront location on the Esplanade with excellent sea views. Two sea view lounges and attractive dining room. Mobility Grade: 5 – Resort: On the level. Hotel: On the level. Few steps. Lift to most floors. Steps to some bedrooms.

 

Duration, Departure Dates & Price

 

Mon 24 - Fri 28 Oct 2022

Luxury Traveller

4 Nights

£849

 

Departs 8.30am

Returns 6.00pm

 

Supplements

Single Room: £60 | Single Sea View: £130 | Sea View: £70 | Darfield House Rooms: £60

Holiday Insurance: £31

 

Deposit: £75 per person for all coach holidays in Britain, payable at time of booking. 

 

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