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The Jurassic Coast

Dorset is one of the most quintessentially English counties – an ancient region with no highways or cities, scattered with very quiet villages, charming pubs, warm tearooms, lively streams and hedgerows sprinkeld with wildflowers. Dorset has a spectacular and enchanting coastline, part of the famous Jurassic Coast, England’s only natural World Heritage Site. It is here that fossils are abundant documenting life’s evolution and here where the first evidence was found to support Darwin’s famous theory. Archaeological remains litter the countryside: Bronze Age mounds, Iron Age hill-forts and Roman sites are an integral part of the beauty of Dorset. Castles, abbeys and medieval churches continue to delight of visitors. However this trip will focus on the Jurassic Coast. Join Robert Westwood, geologist and connoisseur of the region, to explore the Jurassic Coast.

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Price:

From CHF 940.–

Length of holiday:

6 or 9 days

Departure dates:

From June to September

Features of the holiday

Destination: England, Europe, United Kingdom
Season: Autumn, Spring, Summer
Responsible travel: Accommodation, Economy, Environmentally-friendly transportation, Food, Local food, Micro-economy, Possible without flight, Small organization, Transportation
Travel type: Active holidays
Traveller type: Couple, Family, More mature, Small group, Solo, Student
Activities: Observation, Tour, Walk
Accommodation: Bed & Breakfast, Guesthouse, Small hotel
Natural environment: Cliff, Geology, Seaside
Culture: Archeology, Art, History, Vernacular architecture
Climate: Oceanic, Temperate
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Itinerary of the holiday

  • Day 1 : Travel by train from Switzerland to Wareham, then by bus to the sea-side town of Swanage. Overnight in a B&B in Swanage.
  • Day 2 : Walk from Swanage on the cliff-tops as far as Corfe Castle. Return to Swanage, free for evening meal and overnight in Swanage in your B&B.
  • Day 3 : Walk through the hills towards Ballard Down and along the Handfast Point cliff for the a view towards the famous “Old Harry Rocks”. Return to Swanage, free for evening meal and overnight in Swanage in your B&B.
  • Day 4 : We leave Swannage for the west along the coast to Perbeck near Worth maltravers and Kinston. Free for evening meal and overnight in a B&B in Kingston.
  • Day 5 : From Kingston we walk to Swyre Head then onto Kimmeridge. Free for evening meal and overnight in a B&B in Kingston.
  • Day 6 : Return to Wareham by bus then by train to London then train onto Switzerland.

Extension:

  • Day 6 : Travel by bus to Lyme Regis.
  • Day 7 : Explore Lyme Regis and neighboring Charmouth.
  • Day 8 : Bus to the seaside town of Sidmouth.
  • Day 9 : Travel by bus to the city of Exeter then travel by train to London then train onto Switzerland.

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Length of the holiday

6 or 9 days

Departure dates

From June to September

Price

Price per person in a double or twin room:

Itinerary 6 days: CHF 1060.– (4 pers.), CHF 1025.– (6 pers.), CHF 980.– (8 pers.), CHF 940.– (10 pers.)

Itinerary 9 days: CHF 1620.– (4 pers.), CHF 1545.– (6 pers.), CHF 1480.– (8 pers.), CHF 1445.– (10 pers.)

Group size: minimum 4, maximum 10 persons

Included with the holiday

  • 5 or 8 nights in a Bed & Breakfast or equivalent
  • breakfast, mineral-water
  • activities described in the itinerary
  • transfers and transport during the guided part of the travel
  • An English speaking geologist-guide

Not included with the holiday

  • holiday insurance
  • travel by train to and from Dorset
    (not included in the price, but we are happy to make these arrangements for you)
  • lunch and dinner, afternoon teas and snacks
  • alcoholic drinks
  • laundry
  • tips

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