Optional Excursions

Not included in the cost of any of the Festival packages

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British Airways i360 Viewing Experience

British Airways i360 is the pride of Brighton and the best way to add some wow-factor to your stay in this charming seaside town. Designed and built by the same people who gave the world the iconic London Eye and the beautiful treetop walkway in Kew Gardens, British Airways i360 is a state-of-the-art observation tower that has transformed Brighton's seaside into something remarkable.

Prepare to see the twinkling shores of the English channel, coastal wind farms, and the pretty rooftops of Brighton shrink to miniature as you're lifted skyward in a luxurious viewing pod.

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Brighton City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Discover Brighton — the vibrant English seaside town famed for its quirky shopping lanes, bustling arts scene and Pride celebrations —with a City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off bus tour. Travel around the city by open-top, double-decker bus and enjoy the freedom to hop on and off as many times as you like with your 1- or 2-day ticket. Visit Brighton Pier, SEA LIFE Brighton, Churchill Square and the Royal Pavilion, and listen to the onboard audio commentary as you ride.

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Full-Day London Tour From Brighton by Train

Travel from coast to capital by train on this full-day tour to London from Brighton, including a 1.5-hour guided walking tour of London’s landmarks. Marvel at the opulent Buckingham Palace and St James Park; gaze up at Big Ben and Westminster Abbey; and get an insight into British politics as you pass the Houses of Parliament and Downing Street. After visting Trafalger Square take in the sights of London with a river cruise along the Thames, enjoy free time to ride the London Eye (own expense), browse the shops of Covent Garden or visit attractions like the Tower of London.

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Rathfinny Wine Estate Tour and Alfriston Historical Village

The south of England is renowned for its world-class sparking wines, and on this small-group tour, you’ll visit one Sussex’s most esteemed wineries. Admire the region’s characterful scenery as you go, and enjoy tours, talks, and tastings at the winery. The tour also includes a visit  to the historical village of Alfriston with traditional English HIgh Tea. Round-trip transportation from Brighton is provided via comfortable mini-coach.