A Cruise, Steam & Botanical Dream

Dates Available:

Monday 20th May to Friday 24th May 2024

5 Days, 4 Nights - Half Board

Based at a stunning forest retreat with Beaulieu village on the doorstep, the hotel provides the perfect base for a true New Forest experience. Our packaged tour includes visits to Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway, created by the Rothschild family and home to a host of exotic plants. As well as Buckler’s Hard, step back in time to the 18th century with a guided tour of this historic naval shipbuilding centre, Mottisfont and the coastal town of Lymington.


Your comfort is our priority and all travel arrangements have been made with this in mind. Comfort stops will always be planned en route for lunch/refreshments. We will arrive at the hotel in the late afternoon, where your luggage will be taken to your room (unless otherwise specified) and you will have plenty of time to freshen up before the evening meal. Return travel will follow a similar schedule.

Your Hotel: Beaulieu Inn, Brockenhurst

Set in the heart of the forest, Beaulieu Inn is a former coaching inn surrounded by stunning open heathland and just a few minutes from both the picturesque village of Beaulieu and Lyndhurst, the ‘capital’ of the New Forest. Designed with a country home-from-home feel which aims to bring you closer to nature, the quaint hotel boasts 35 bedrooms with a stylish, warming, and welcoming atmosphere from the moment you arrive.

Please note single supplements are applicable.

Itinerary and What's Included

  • Luxury coach travel to and from destination
  • Comfort stop in both directions
  • Dinner, Bed & Breakfast


All of our excursions are included in the holiday price unless otherwise specified. In addition to the planned activities, most excursions will allow plenty of free time for you to explore our well-chosen destinations. If you prefer to make other arrangements or just relax at the hotel instead of any of the excursions, you are welcome to do so. If so, we kindly ask you to please inform your driver. We will depart after breakfast and return in the late afternoon or early evening, to enable you to freshen up before your evening meal.

Excursions Include: 

  • Entrance into Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway
  • Entrance into Mottisfont Abbey Garden, House and Estate
  • Buckler's Hard including a River Cruise

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Forthcoming availability

If you would like to book this holiday, simply click on your preferred date below to start the booking process. If you don't see a date that suits your requirements, contact a member of our Day Breaks & Holidays team and we will be more than happy to help.

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Local pick up points throughout East Kent

Check out the following pick up locations available, times will be confirmed at the time of booking.


Cheriton Tesco




Opposite Esso Garage


Bus Stop on South Street


Opposite Sholden Primary School


Bus Stop opposite Malcolm Waite


Railway Station


Bus Stop in Westwood Cross outside Primark


Bus Stop Opposite Crown Bingo...


Birchington Square

Herne Bay

Railway Station


The Long Reach

Other ways you can book

You can also book this day trip/holiday at any one of the following locations:

Tourist Information Centres

Ramsgate, Harbour Parade
Margate, Droit House, Pier Head
Deal, Town Hall
Dover, Market Square

Astor Community Theatre

Stanhope Road, Deal, Kent CT14 6AB

Sandwich Cars

2 Cattle Market, Sandwich, Kent CT13 9AG

Age Concern Sandwich

Sneller House, 19-21 Cattle Market, Sandwich

Sholden Village Store

1 The Street, Sholden, Kent, CT14 0AL

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