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Holiday Overview

Once an exclusive seaside retreat for Victorian royalty, Bournemouth has since been embraced by the wider public to become one of the nation’s favourite holiday hotspots. While its beautiful beaches are rightly heralded as amongst the best in Europe, the town itself boasts a diverse array of museums and galleries, some of the best restaurants and cafes in the country, and a wonderful, paved promenade that benefits from an enjoyable land train and several accessible cliff lifts.

While your first full day on holiday will be enjoyed exploring Bournemouth seafront and town centre, the second day we will take you over to Swanage, nestled in the Dorset Coastline this quaint town offers many charming delights. We will then board an accessible steam train for a memorable journey through the rolling Dorset countryside.

Finally, your disabled holiday in Dorset also includes a day trip to the Isle of Wight. There, you’ll see the island’s famous jagged rocks, known as the Needles, tour the breathtaking coastline, and have the opportunity to pick up some mementoes to remember your holiday. Your disabled-friendly Bournemouth hotel has been hand-picked by the Limitless Team for its superb location and excellent disabled facilities. A Limitless Travel representative will accompany the tour group throughout the holiday, providing assistance whenever required and ensuring you receive the support you need.

The Holiday

What's Included?

  • Enjoy Bournemouth’s famous pier and Oceanarium
  • Take a memorable ride on an accessible steam train through the rolling Dorset countryside
  • Visit the beautiful Isle of Wight where you'll get to see the Needles
  • Stay in fully accessible accommodation that's just minutes from the seafront and city centre
  • Travel via an accessible coach equipped with a hydraulic lift or ramp
  • Group Support & Holiday Assistance included as standard and provided by our experienced care team
  • Supplementary care packages available for travellers who require additional assistance
  • We’ll also help to arrange any specialist equipment you need while on holiday
  • Every holiday led by a Limitless Tour Manager to ensure a problem-free trip
  • Luxury Cream Tea

From booking your holiday to returning home after a wonderful trip, the Limitless Team is on-hand to provide you with the support you need. If you have any questions regarding the holiday, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

The Itinerary

Coach tours

Day 1 - Travel and Settling In

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After boarding the coach at one of our UK meeting points, we’ll make our way to the south coast and sunny Bournemouth. Travellers in wheelchairs can choose to remain in their chair, which will be safely secured into place throughout the journey, or transfer to a standard seat. On arrival at the hotel, you’ll be able to refresh with complimentary tea and coffee, then the Limitless Team will help you check-in and get your bags to your room. There will be time to settle in and make yourself comfortable before your delicious three-course dinner is served!

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Day 2 - Exploring Bournemouth

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For your first full day on holiday, we’ll explore Bournemouth and enjoy its spectacular seafront. The town’s beach has been voted the best in the UK several times and regularly appears in the top 10 for all of Europe - so you’re in for a treat! We’ll start the day with a hearty breakfast at the hotel, then head over to the Oceanarium located on the seafront, where you can see extraordinary marine life, including turtles. There are also feeding sessions and an underwater tunnel for an immersive experience.

Afterwards, you’ll have plenty of time to explore Bournemouth’s award-winning beach, bustling town centre and beautiful public gardens. In the afternoon, you’ll have free time to explore the seafront, pier, arcades and gardens at your own pace. As always, the Limitless Team will be on-hand should you require any assistance.

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Day 3 - Accessible Steam Train Ride

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Day Three of your Bournemouth & IOW tour takes us to Swanage, a beautiful seaside town on the Dorset Coast. There will be chance to explore this quaint town and perhaps pick up a souvenir or two. After lunch we will enjoy an accessible steam train ride through the stunning isle of Purbeck., make sure to charge up your camera!

Day 4 - Isle of Wight

Day 4 - Isle of Wight

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Today, we’ll be crossing the Solent to visit the stunning Isle of Wight. Your tour of the island includes a visit to the iconic Needles, a unique rock formation on the islands western-most point and one of its most famous landmarks. There are plenty of places to stop and cool off with an ice cream or grab a bit of lunch along the way and you’ll also have the opportunity to visit a sand shop, watch artisan glass blowing, have a look around a sweet factory and grab some souvenirs. In the afternoon, you’ll be able to explore the Isle of Wight at your leisure, with the Limitless Team able to offer any assistance you may need.

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Cream Tea at Sea View Hotel

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Today we'll head over to Knoll House Hotel, which overlooks Studland beach and its surrounding areas. The historic hotel was built around the turn of the 20th century,

After the outbreak of the Second World War, the hotel was requisitioned for troops erecting beach defences during 1943-44, soldiers used the beach and hinterlands to rehearse the D-Day landings. Winston Churchill also famously stayed at the hotel. In 1946 the hotel was re opened to the public. We'll enjoy a delightful cream tea relaxing and soaking up the coastline, before heading back to the hotel.

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Visit to Beaulieu

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Today we will visit the fascinating Beaulieu Motor Museum, which offers a wonderful day out for all. Home to over 500 cars spanning over many decades, it truly is a journey back through time. Take your time to marvel at the impressive machinery and learn about the different vehicles.

There is plenty more to Beaulieu than just cars, there's also a Palace House with stunning grounds and gardens, a model village, an army exhibition, an abbey, and a mono rail - it really has got it all! There will also be time to get some lunch and refreshments too as we explore Beaulieu for our final day on holiday.

Bournemouth

Day 7 - Until Next Time

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Today, your accessible Bournemouth & IOW Tour comes to an end. After a hearty breakfast, our accessible coach will depart the hotel for our various UK drop-off locations. Relax, take in the views of Dorset, and enjoy a little commentary from your Tour Manager. Now, all that’s left to do is say farewell to new friends and plan your next Limitless adventure!

Accommodation

Bournemouth Disabled Friendly Hotel

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Located just a few minutes from the seafront and within easy reach of the town's main attractions, your accessible Bournemouth hotel has been hand-picked for its excellent disabled facilities. All of the hotel's public areas are wheelchair accessible throughout, wet room bathrooms are available on request and bedrooms are spacious and comfortable. A delicious three-course dinner is served every evening in the hotel restaurant.

  • Three-star hotel
  • Only five minutes from the seafront
  • Wheelchair accessible public areas and facilities
  • Wet rooms available on request
  • Assistance with specialist equipment hire
  • Serves three-course evening meals
  • Complimentary tea and coffee on arrival

Half board: breakfast and evening meals are included in the price of your holiday. Look forward to fresh and delicious meals to both begin and round off the day. Meal selection will vary depending on where you’re staying. For breakfast you can expect either table service or a buffet style, with complimentary teas, coffees and juices included. In the evening, you’ll be served dinner for every night of your stay.

Transport:

Luxury Wheelchair Accessible Coach

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All of our vehicles are 100% accessible for wheelchair users and those with limited mobility. They are fitted with either a ramp or a hydraulic lift and wheelchairs can be clamped into place, so there's no need to transfer out of your wheelchair if that's where you're more comfortable. Travellers who do not use a wheelchair are also welcome to use the ramp or lift to access the coach.

  • Hydraulic lift or ramp.
  • Safety clamps to secure wheelchairs into place.
  • No need to transfer from your wheelchair.
  • Hold space for manual wheelchairs.

Testimonials

Amazing holiday! All of our vehicles are 100% accessible for wheelchair users and those with limited mobility. They are fitted with either a ramp or a hydraulic lift and wheelchairs can be clamped into place, so there's no need to transfer out of your wheelchair if that's where you're more comfortable.

Dates and Prices

Start Date Days Price From Solo Traveller Price*
2nd September 2024 7 Was £2,299 Now from £2199 Was £2,599 Now from £2499
23rd September 2024 7 Was £2,299 Now from £2199 Was £2,599 Now from £2499
26th May 2025 7 From £2,325 From £2,655
4th August 2025 7 From £2,325 From £2,655
* Solo spaces are limited.

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