Chichester & the South Downs
21 Sep — 25 Sep 2020 | Tour Director: Richard Pailthorpe
• Enjoy a short sojourn in the charming cathedral city of Chichester, and explore the wonderful heritage of the surrounding South Downs
• Take in architecture covering over 2000 years of history, from Roman floor mosaics to 20th century art
• Make a special visit to the Weald and Downland Living Museum in the company of its former Director
Director of the Weald & Downland Living Museum
Tour assembles 1330 at the Millstream Hotel, Bosham, for four nights. Excursion to Goodwood (house and stables) followed by walking tour of Bosham including quay and church. Evening introductory lecture.
Morning: Cowdray Castle ruins (early Tudor remains – subject to restoration works) followed by the Weald and Downland Living Museum. Afternoon: West Dean College and Gardens (conservation and creative arts centre and home to the Edward James Foundation).
Morning: excursion to Chichester including cathedral and private visit to St Mary’s Hospital. Afternoon: Pallant House Gallery (20th century art collection) and Fishbourne Roman Palace (floor mosaics and Roman-style gardens).
Morning: Petworth House and Gardens (17th century mansion with masterpieces by Turner, Van Dyck, Reynolds and Blake). Afternoon: Parham House and Gardens (Elizabethan house with stunning Long Gallery).
Morning excursion to Arundel Castle (including gardens, keep and Fitzalan Chapel). Tour disperses Arundel Station c 1245 followed by the hotel.
21 Sep — 25 Sep 2020
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“A very enjoyable and well organised tour”
“I was very pleased to have Richard Pailthorpe leading us. Given his career experiences and his local knowledge, he was a mine of information”
- ACE customers on previous Chichester & the South Downs tours
This tour has a full itinerary and involves a significant amount of walking and standing, so participants must have a good level of fitness. Some of our visits require navigating steps.
Cost of £1295 includes: accommodation based on sharing a classic twin or double bedded room, breakfast, two lunches, dinner with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.
Not included: travel insurance, single room £60, double for single use classic room £145, double for single use premium room £195