Swanage Gala & Isle of Wight Steam Beer & Buses

Swanage Gala & Isle of Wight Steam Beer & Buses

Last October Dave disappeared down to the Isle of Wight for the weekend and returned to Leek with this beauty! Imagine a weekend of 'Classic Buses & Beer', with 60 vintage buses shuttling between 62 real ale pubs on the island, plus Isle of Wight Steam, the Swanage Steam Gala in delightful Dorset, and tour and tasting at the Ringwood Brewery. We hope this tour is as appealing to you as it is to us!

5 Days From Only £495.00

 

DEPARTS

Thursday 12 October 2017

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Tour & Tasting at the Ringwood Brewery

  • Dinner at the Inn on the Furlong

  • Full Day Rover at the Swanage Railway Autumn Steam Gala

  • 2 Day Rover Ticket for the ‘Isle of Wight Classic Buses & Beer Weekend

  • Isle of Wight World War Two Museum

  • Isle of Wight Steam Railway

  • Services of a Tour Manager who lives on the Isle of Wight

 

Also included in your Tour Fare:

  • Rail travel & seat reservations from your Home Station to Tour Base (Standard or First Class)

  • Services of experienced Isle of Wight-based Railtrail Tour Manager

DAY 1

For those travelling with us by train, arrive at Poole for the short walk to our hotel, the Travelodge. After check-in a coach awaits to whisk us to the Ringwood Brewery for a tour and tasting, followed by dinner at the brewery's Inn on the Furlong.

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DAY 2

We head westwards through Dorset today to enjoy the Autumn Steam Gala at the nostalgic Swanage Railway, which operates along six miles of track from Swanage past the magnificent ruins of Corfe Castle. Details are yet to be announced but the 2016 gala featured the home fleet of three, plus two visiting locos, with passenger and freight trains. The Purbeck Mineral & Mining Museum should be open next to Norden station, as well as the Goods Shed at Corfe Castle station. Our included Full Day Rover ticket allows you to explore the line as you wish, hopping on and off at the individual stations

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DAY 3

Leaving Poole, we travel to Lymington Pier by train for the ferry to Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight. Transferring to our hotel, the Travelodge Newport Isle of Wight, the remainder of the day is free to use your 2-Day Rover Ticket on the 'Isle of Wight Classic Buses, Beer & Walks' festival, with 60 vintage buses shuttling between 62 real ale pubs on the island. You can either do your own thing or travel with our Isle of Wight-based Tour Manager. You might even bump into Dave on your travels!

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DAY 4

Your 2-Day Rover ticket allows you to explore further today, however, we have also arranged to visit both the Wight Military History Museum near Cowes and, of course, no visit to the island would be complete without riding the Isle of Wight Steam Railway.

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DAY 5

We bid farewell to Newport and take the ferry from Ryde to Portsmouth. Bidding farewell to our local Tour Manager, those booking rail with us return home from Portsmouth

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B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

HOTELS

Travelodge Poole & Travelodge Newport Isle of Wight

We have chosen Travelodge hotels as they offer affordable, good standard accommodation. The Poole hotel is close to the railway station, just a short walk away from the sea, whereas the Travelodge Newport Isle of Wight puts you at the centre of one of the island’s small towns. Both hotels have a café bar. Rooms come equipped with a double bed, shower and tea/coffee making facilities. Single accommodation is in a double room.

 

FARES

Fare Region

First

Standard

RC (-)

London: Terminal

£635

£565

-£10

Greater London

£665

£585

-£10

South of England

£665

£585

-£10

East Anglia

£625

£575

-£10

South West

£650

£590

-£10

Heart of England

£550

£530

-£5

Midlands

£735

£615

-£15

Yorkshire

£705

£610

-£15

North East

£735

£630

-£15

North West

£775

£645

-£20

South Wales

N/A

£575

-£10

North Wales

£775

£645

-£20

Scotland

£760

£645

-£20



 

Join & Leave at Hotel £495

 

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £150 per person

 

4 nights’ bed, breakfast & one evening meal

Rail travel & seat reservations from your Home Station to Tour Base (Standard or First Class)

Rail & coach travel, with transfers as described

All excursions and admissions as detailed

Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

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