Join us for a fabulous mini-break to Essex, where you’ll have the chance to explore amid history and culture, as well as enjoying the glorious beaches of Southend-on-Sea! Over 5 days, you’ll visit 3 wonderful locations, from ancient Colchester to sunny Southend and the newly minted city of Chelmsford!
After a morning departure from your local pick-up point, you’ll head to Southend-on-Sea, where you’ll check into your hotel. You’ll have the rest of the day to explore a little, so why not wander along the beach and take in some of the sights?
After breakfast, you’ll head to Colchester – Britain’s oldest recorded town, with a history dating back over 2000 years! It was once the Roman capital of Britain, and has weathered the changing cultures of the ages, from the Celts to the invading Normans, the Civil War and the social upheaval of the Victorians; the past is at the heart of Colchester, and just waiting for you to discover it! If history doesn’t interest you, why not head to Colchester Zoo, where you can spend the day meeting exotic animals and even join in at feeding time with the Elephants and Giraffes.
You’ll be heading off to Chelmsford, the UK’s newest city! Packed with history, outdoor activities and adventures, shopping experiences and brilliant attractions. You might want to visit the Chelmsford Museum, which has displays focusing on local, industrial and social history, spanning from the pre-history eras to the present day. There are some gorgeous parks and gardens which you can explore, as well fabulous shopping on Bond Street.
You’ll have the entire day to enjoy all the fun of the seaside – from the glorious beaches to the fabulous pier, you’ll be able to take your time and enjoy the day as you like, whether that’s playing on the sands, swimming in the sea, or just exploring, you’ll be able to experience the best of Southend-on-Sea. Why not visit the Sea-Life Adventure Aquarium, and see the denizens of the deeps, or maybe take a trip to the stars at the Central Museum and Planetarium? Whatever you choose to do, you’re bound to have endless fun in this wonderful seaside-resort.
After breakfast, you’ll check out of the hotel and re-join the coach for the journey home.
A charming Victorian hotel, close to the seafront with spectacular views over the Thames Estuary, the Westcliff Mutha hotel offers individually decorated rooms with plenty of Victorian character, surrounded by all the comforts of a modern hotel. Each of the 55 rooms offer wonderful comfort with stylish elegance, and all rooms include free Wi-Fi, flat screen TV, tea/coffee facilities and 24-hour room service.
Return coach travel
4 nights at Westcliff Mutha, half-board
Excursions to Colchester and Chelmsford
Leisure time in Southend-on-Sea
The price shown is per person based on two adults sharing a twin/double room.
Child (12 years and under) prices are based on sharing with two full fare paying passengers. Therefore, if one adult and one child share a room the child will pay the adult price.
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