Enjoy the best of Sussex with this five night tour: relax in our hotels and spas, explore the county, visit award-winning vineyards and delight in an exclusive opera experience at Glyndebourne opera house.
Day One – You will be greeted by taxi and whisked off to Ockenden Manor to settle in, indulge in a delicious supper in the hotel’s award-winning restaurant, followed by a deeply comfortable overnight stay in a contemporary Spa Suite with views over Cuckfield Park
Day Two – Fuelled by a delicious English breakfast, select your first vineyard experience visiting two Sussex wineries of your choice for a guided tour and tasting. Options include: Wiston Estate, Ridgeview and Bluebell Vineyard. Return to Ockenden Manor for an isopod floatation treatment to combat any jet lag or tiredness before dinner and an overnight stay
Day Three – Start the day with an invigorating Nordic Walk to Bolney Estate, taking in the sights and sounds of the Sussex countryside, return to Ockenden Manor to disappear into the spa for a moment of indulgence. Refreshed and relaxed, an unforgettable evening at Glyndebourne awaits. Greeted by personal concierge, you will be welcomed with a glass of Nyetimber sparkling wine and pre-performance canapés, an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the theatre itself and Glyndebourne’s famous programme book before taking to your seats – the very best in the house. During the long dining interval, choose from a three-course meal in the fine dining restaurant or romantic picnic with waiter service** – both served with house wine. Full of the joys of the opera, it’s off to Rathfinny Estate for a late-night pudding and cheese plate, before settling down for the night in the beautifully restored Flint Barns
Day Four – Wake amidst the vines for a tour, tasting and lunch at Rathfinny Estate, before heading to Bailiffscourt to explore the grounds, stroll along Climping Beach or disappear into the award-winning spa to enjoy a well-earned spa treatment – ending the day with a delicious three course supper in the beautiful candlelit Tapestry Restaurant
Day Five – Sussex is home to some of the quaintest villages and secluded hamlets, castles, nature reserves and protected National Trust buildings. A morning at leisure will give you time to explore before heading to Tinwood Estate for the final wine tour and tasting. The experience will end in style with a night in a luxury vineyard lodges overlooking the vines…
Day Six – Enjoy a delicious breakfast before setting off on your next adventure..
Taxi collection from London Gatwick or Haywards Heath train station to Ockenden Manor
Two night’s accommodation in a Spa Suite at Ockenden Manor including full English breakfast and a delicious three course dinner created using the finest locally sourced ingredients
One night’s accommodation in the Flint Barns at Rathfinny including full English breakfast
One night’s accommodation in a Feature Four Poster Room at Bailiffscourt including full English breakfast and a delicious three course dinner created using the finest locally sourced ingredients
One night’s accommodation in a Lodge at Tinwood Estate including continental breakfast
Two x Tour & tasting at a local Sussex vineyard of your choice*
Guided Nordic Walk to Bolney Estate for tour & tasting
Lunch, tour & tasting at Rathfinny***
Tour & tasting at Tinwood
An exclusive Glyndebourne Experience: a glass of Nyetimber on arrival, pre-performance canapés, an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the theatre and Glyndebourne’s famous programme book before taking to your seats – the very best in the house. During the long dining interval, choose from a three-course meal in the fine dining restaurant or romantic picnic with waiter service** – both served with house wine
Two x 30-minute Isopod treatment at Ockenden Manor
Two x 25-minute spa treatment at Bailiffscourt
Terms and restrictions
Subject to accommodation and ticket availability
Terms and conditions
Price is based on two people sharing a Spa Suite at Ockenden Manor and a Four Poster Feature Room at Bailiffscourt, single occupancy rates available on request.
Sparkling Sussex tour is available from 18 May to 25 Aug 2019 to arrive on a Monday.
Please note this package needs to be booked in advance and is subject to availability at Ockenden Manor, Bailiffscourt, Glyndebourne, Rathfinny Wine Estate and Tinwood Estate. Please note there may be some ‘dark’ days when Glyndebourne does not hold performances.
If any element of the tour is not available we will do our best to supply alternative suggestions.
Day Two *Choose a visit to one of the following vineyards: Ridgeview Wine Estate, Bluebell Vineyard or Wiston Estate
Day Three *Supplement applies to upgrade dining option to a picnic with waiter service at Glyndebourne
Day Four ***Lunch at Rathfinny restaurant does not include wine
Please note transfers are not included and are available on request: Option 1 self-drive car; option 2 car with driver; option 3 vintage car with driver; option 4 vintage car with driver & guide. Helicopter transfer available on request from Rathfinny to Bailiffscourt.
All bookings must be paid in full at the time of booking and are non-refundable in the case of cancellation, we do recommend you take out travel insurance to cover this eventuality.