Simply Southend, Seaside, secrets & Surprises

5 Days Half Board by Coach

Roll back the years and re-live those wonderful childhood memories of long lazy summer days at the seaside! Traditional seaside fun is still in fashion at Southend, together with some lovely parks and gardens, lovely promenade walks, the world’s longest pier – at over one mile in length it even has its own train! – and some excellent modern shopping facilities.

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Holiday Inn, Southend

This modern hotel is situated three miles from the centre of Southend.

★★★★ (AA) • Dining room, rooftop restaurant and bar, coffee shop • En-suite bedrooms • Free Wi-Fi • Gym • Full buffet breakfast and dinner plus tea or coffee • Lift


Full day: A full day excursion to the seaside resort of Clacton-on-Sea, on Essex’s Sunshine Coast. This bustling resort offers plenty of seaside charm, seaside walks, a busy pier and a compact town centre.

Full day: A day of revealing secrets in the heart of Essex today. First to Tiptree to visit the famous Tiptree Jam Museum, where visitors can see how village life used to be alongside how the art of preserve-making has evolved over time. In contrast this afternoon we enter the era of the Cold War as we head underground at the Kelvedon Hatch secret nuclear bunker, designed to house up to 600 personnel in time of nuclear attack. Explore the living, working and governmental environments below ground, ready to plan and organise the aftermath of an attack and the secret world that was being prepared deep in the Essex countryside.

Free Day to Explore: On this holiday you have a free day to enjoy Southend at your own pace and enjoy all the fun of this traditional English seaside resort. Take a stroll along the famously long pier (or take the pier train as it’s over a mile long!), discover the expansive Cliff Gardens, ancient Prittlewell Priory or simply sit back and enjoy the sea air.

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  • Free local joining points
  • Collect Coach Miles™
  • All coach travel
  • Reserved seats on tour coaches
  • Tour Manager escorted
  • Hotel accomodation and board as stated
  • No single room supplement
  • Excursions/itinerary as stated
  • Admission fees and entertainment if stated
  • Complete luggage handling
  • Price-Back Insurance Offer

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Why you should travel with us

  • local departure

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  • single room supplement

    No Single
    Room Supplement*

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*On mainland UK holidays only

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Grand UK Holidays
The Old Bakery
113 Queens Road
Norwich, Norfolk
United Kingdom
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