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Hiking and Kayaking in the South Downs - Detour Mini Adventure

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Tour Itinerary

When he wrote about ‘England’s green and pleasant land’ in the famous hymn Jerusalem, the poet William Blake was describing beautiful East Sussex, location of this guided walking and kayak adventure through the South Downs National Park. Here’s your chance to de-stress in a timeless natural world of smugglers’ tales, quaint villages and dazzling coastal views. Discover iconic landmarks and stunning landscapes, enjoy local eats, escape into nature – and let your spirits soar.

Countries Visited

England , England

Cities Visited

Dover , Eastbourne , Southease , Southease , Winchester

  1. Day 1
    Start Southease
    Let’s switch off real life as we meet for a welcome dinner in the local pub in the pretty village of Southease. A collection of idyllic cottages, grouped around a church dating from the time of William the Conqueror, it’s right on the South Downs Way, which stretches 100 tranquil miles across Hampshire, East and West Sussex to Winchester in the west.Accommodation: YHA Southease
    Meals:   Dinner
  2. Day 2
    Southease
    After breakfast today we’ll begin exploring the South Downs National Park, established in 2009, yet covering some of England’s oldest and most beautiful countryside. Think green pastures, ancient woodlands, river valleys and dramatic coastline. A half day hike with our local expert guide, will take us from the River Ouse through the rolling hills, coasting ridges that offer tantalising views of the sea. We’ll pause for a picnic lunch and appreciate the opportunity to properly get away from it all.The afternoon is free to explore the beautiful county town of Lewes where medieval streets, ancient churches and tiny twittens (a Sussex word for alleyways!) will give us a glimpse of past times. The town is dominated by the remains of a Norman castle and is also home to the townhouse of Anne of Cleves (fourth wife of Henry VIII and one of those lucky enough to keep her head!) Browse in cute bookshops, boutiques and craft workshops, then take your pick of the many pubs and restaurants serving delicious local produce.Accommodation: YHA Southease
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  3. Day 3
    Southease
    The cliffs of Dover might be England’s most famous, but the Seven Sisters, a series of white chalk cliffs meandering along the Sussex coastline, are one of the country’s most striking landscapes. Today we’ll explore part of the undulating trail from Seaford to Eastbourne. Cuckmere Haven offers the most impressive view of the glimmering white cliffs, whilst along the way we’ll pass the historic coastal cottages of Birling Gap and the candy-striped lighthouse of Beachy Head. We’ll be rewarded with a locally-sourced picnic of cheese, fruit and home-made pies, washed down with a flight of four locally-produced wines. Learn about the grapes and varieties from a local grower; roll them on your tongue and feel your cares roll away too.This afternoon we’ll kayak the River Cuckmere, paddling our way towards the sea with our guide. As the river meaders along into the village of Litlington, we’ll pass woodlands rich in bird life, meadows of wild flowers and give a wave to the giant white chalk horse that overlooks the valley. Tonight we'll enjoy our final night together with a pub dinner. We’ll raise a glass to new friendships before returning to our lives relaxed, refreshed and replete with good memories.Accommodation: YHA Southease
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  4. Day 4
    End Southease
    One last breakfast together and then it’s time to check out. Say goodbye to your new friends, exchange contact details and then start planning your next adventure!
    Meals:   Breakfast

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Inclusions

Start Southease

  • Included Welcome Dinner in Local Pub

Southease

  • Half Day Tour Manager Guided Hike through South Downs with Picnic Lunch

Southease

  • Half Day Guided Walk through Seven Sisters
  • Picnic Lunch with South Downs Wine Tasting

Food

  • Included meals: 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners

Health and Safety Protocols for Contiki Tours

Contiki has introduced these enhanced hygiene protocols – for you and team members.

You can travel with Contiki and be assured that their team has put numerous new measures in place to elevate their hygiene standards and protocols. The well-being of guests and team has always been, and always will be, their primary concern.

In this new, fast changing Covid-19 era, Contiki is doing all they can to adapt to new requirements and expectations. Here are some important new steps and procedures that they have implemented to enhance hygiene protocols, to comply with physical distancing requirements by relevant government authorities and to give you the peace of mind when you are traveling during these new times.

Expertly Trained Travel Directors

Travel Director training equips them with enhanced hygiene and physical distancing procedures. During your trip, they will operate with a duty of care and monitor the hygiene etiquette of the guests, reacting and advising as needed, to ensure high standards are maintained. Before you travel, Contiki will also keep you well informed about new protocols required in these areas, and ask that you cooperate with and heed the advice and direction of Travel Directors while on your trip. The Travel Directors have preventative measures in place to try and ensure your well-being and in the event that any unexpected issues arise on trip, they will activate additional protocols.

Stringent On-the-Road Protocols

The customized luxury coaches are sanitised before the start of your trip and have always been kept to very high standards. Following the outbreak of COVID-19, Contiki have taken additional measures to elevate hygiene and sanitary practices in accordance with guidance from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and as required, applicable government regulations. The Driver training provides them with the latest hygiene protocols. They will clean and disinfect all surfaces including handrails, door handles, tables, seats, air-conditioning filters and overhead lockers on a daily basis. All the guests are asked to follow hygiene practices recommended by the World Health Organisation including the thorough and regular washing of hands and sanitising when required. Hand sanitiser is freely available on board for your use throughout the day. Please bring your own washable face mask and gloves with you, and additional hand sanitiser to make you feel comfortable, as these will be required to be worn in public in some countries. Should an unexpected situation arise, additional face masks, rubber gloves, antiviral sprays and wipes will be available for guest distribution on all trips.

A Full Team of Support 24/7

It’s not just your Travel Director and Driver who will be taking care of you. Behind the scenes, the operations and guest support teams are in contact with them and on call 24/7, so you can rest assured that you’re in good hands.

Physical Distancing

Adapting to the right size groups, based on government distancing requirements, you can rest assured that you will travel with the comfort of your own personal space. Have peace of mind that all of the experiences, hotels and restaurants you’ll enjoy on your trip have been vetted to ensure they adhere to physical distancing and hygiene guidelines.

Trusted Partners, Exceptional Standards

Contiki is very selective in who they work with and choose to only use hotels, restaurants, ground handlers and venues that take the well-being of the guests as seriously as Contiki does and agrees to meet expected guidelines and specifications. Contiki only works with establishments that they are confident will consistently adhere to their high standards.

Always in the Know

As part of The Travel Corporation (TTC) , Contiki is kept up to date with all government advisories and travel alerts on a daily basis and is continually in touch with all of the partners on the ground in each destination. Also, rest assured that during your trip, the teams work to ensure the supplier partners (hotels, restaurants, museums and other venues) are also applying the same standard to these new hygiene and distancing protocols, to the extent possible.

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Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

Contiki Tours Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
3.9
Accommodations
3.7
Itinerary
3.9
Professional Staff
4.1
Repeat with Operator
3.9
Value for Money
3.7

Ratings based off 62 reviews about Contiki Tours - currently showing 4 reviews with comments only

Prepare to spend more than usual on a Contiki tour.

We were lucky that the group of people with were good, but it was a large group tour and did have some of the downfalls of a trip of that nature, like frequent breaks for the bathroom, difficulty when eating out together, and getting things on and off the coach. The trip was still great and a good value for the money.

It was a good value and the experiences included were worth it. The only part that wasn't the best were the accommodations as it was hit and miss. Half of the hotels on the trip were okay, and the other half were really nice.

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