Day 1 BrightonMake your own way to your hotel in Brighton. Whilst checking in, enjoy a welcome tea or coffee and mince pies, then perhaps head out to explore before meeting your fellow travelers over a welcome drink and dinner this evening.
Please note: The Mercure Brighton Seafront Hotel has limited car parking and charges apply. Parking is on a first come first served basis - please see hotel website for more details. If the car park is full, there is alternative chargeable car parking close by. Meals included: D
Day 2 Christmas Eve, Lewes CastleIt's Christmas Eve and after breakfast, we're going to visit medieval Lewes Castle. Originally built in the 11th century, your reward for climbing the zig-zag steps to the top is fabulous panoramic views over the county of Sussex. Inside the castle grounds you'll also find the Museum of Sussex Archaeology, which houses a fine collection of artefacts from the Stone Age and medieval times. After visiting the castle you'll have some free time to explore the pretty town of Lewes. Back at the hotel this evening, we'll get together and enjoy a candlelit dinner. Meals included: B,D
Day 3 Christmas Day, Brighton - at LeisureAfter breakfast, enjoy a relaxing morning before we gather for our festive Christmas lunch. This afternoon, you may wish to take advantage of the hotel's location and walk along the promenade. We will gather again this evening for a light dinner. Meals included: B,L,D
Day 4 Boxing Day, Brighton
This morning we'll set off on a guided tour of Brighton and discover highlights including the famous pier. The pier opened in 1899 and is often described as the finest ever built. Today it is home to an array of fairground rides, restaurants and food kiosks. You'll also get a stunning bird's-eye view of the city as you soar high into the air on the British Airways i360, a glass observation pod which climbs to 450 feet.Meals included: B,D
Day 5 Brighton
After breakfast it's time to check out of the hotel and make your own way home.Meals included: B