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From London: Seven Sisters and South Downs Full-Day Tour

1. From London: Seven Sisters and South Downs Full-Day Tour

Catch the train to Brighton from London (all transport included) and climb aboard a luxury minibus on arrival. Journey to the beautiful South Downs and marvel at the rolling hills created over thousands of years by grazing animals. Visit Devil's Dyke to appreciate the view across the lowland weald, and learn how the landscape was formed before making your way to Middle Farm, where you can buy cheeses, sparkling wines or cider from Sussex. Middle Farm will be our lunch stop where the quaint tea rooms serve light lunches and snacks, you can also get a coffee or tea on us. Continue along country lanes to Seven Sisters Country Park to see the Neolithic carving of the Longman of Wilmington. Go for a walk to Beachy Head and take stunning photos of the white cliffs before traveling to Birling Gap to look at the dramatic coastal erosion and to get your first glimpse of the Seven Sisters cliffs. Stop at Seaford Head to enjoy an iconic view of the Seven Sisters. Your Guide will take you on a walk around the headland to get the best views of the cliffs and stunning scenery.

From Brighton: Seven Sisters and South Downs Tour

2. From Brighton: Seven Sisters and South Downs Tour

Meet your guide at the conveniently-located Brighton pick-up point. Board an airconditioned vehicle with plenty of space. Relax as you take in views of rolling chalk hills that were created over thousands of years by farmers grazing their animals.  Stop at Devil's Dyke, the largest dry valley in the UK. Admire stunning views of up to 30 miles across the lowland Weald. Learn how this landscape was created from your guide. Visit Middle Farm, a traditional farm that has been in the same family for over 200 years.  Continue to the Seven Sisters Country Park and the white cliffs. Pass through old country lanes to see the mysterious and ancient Longman of Wilmington, a huge Neolithic carving on the side of the Downs.  Walk to the top of England's highest chalk cliff, measuring 530 feet. Head to Seaford Head for the iconic views of the Seven Sisters. Before stopping in the village of Rottingdean.  Stroll through the gardens of Rudyard Kipling, author of 'The Jungle Book,' before transferring back to the city center of Brighton in the evening. 

Seven Sisters: E-Biking Tour

3. Seven Sisters: E-Biking Tour

A bike tour adapted to your preferences. Ride modern mountain bikes along the Sussex coastline from Seaford train station along the Cuckmere River to the historic village of Alfriston, or choose the Rathfinny Winery Route out to the top of the South Downs to take in the views of the distant North Downs, before riding downhill for a well deserved lunch break in the historic village of Alfriston. After lunch you can take either the Friston Forest route to see some World War II bomb craters located in the heart of the forest, you can even choose to ride down them! The second option is the easier route along the road to the Seaford Cliffs to view the famous Seven Sisters, before a short ride back to Seaford train station taking in views of Seaford and the surrounding views from the top of the Seaford Cliffs. Ride time is around 3 hours (not including travel time), you are able to do as much or as little riding as you like as everyone has different levels of ability. Allow at least 5 hours or more for the total ride and train, with the trip from Brighton to Seaford taking 30 minutes by train and costing £3.30 return.

Sussex: Small-Group Wine Tours

4. Sussex: Small-Group Wine Tours

Enjoy visiting two or three different wine estates which are set in the beautiful East Sussex or Kent countryside. You will join a tour to learn about the winemaking process and will be able to sample some of their wines. At some of the wineries you will be able to enjoy a self guided tour of the vineyard together with a tasting of a selection of their wines. Lunch is provided at one of the vineyards. Depending upon timings there might be the opportunity to visit a brewery or coffee roastery.

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 477 reviews

Our tour was excellent! Adam, our guide, was very knowledgeable of the area, engaging, caring and funny and made sure all of us were well taken care of and had a good experience. It was really lovely to experience the English Seaside communities, pastoral views through back roads and books and crannies we would have never found on our own and of course the cliffs are uniquely beautiful. We had a major setback that day with our flights out of England to Norway for the next leg of our trip having been unceremoniously cancelled by Heathrow as the travel nightmare continues, so much of my day was consumed with desperately trying to find alternative travel options which proved to be a nightmare- but Adam was very sympathetic, pulsed other travelers for chargers for my phone since the web searches were draining my batteries, was caring, and supportive. My (grown) children and I felt we were in good hands and would not hesitate to book another tour with this tour group.

Had a fabulous time on this day-trip and tour! Our guide Adam was amazing, had a lot of energy, fun, and very knowledgeable :) It was a very efficient, well-planned tour that took us to wonderful sights. The sites and views were stunning and probably one of my favorite places in England. Would definitely recommend for friends and other travelers!

The trip was run smoothly by "Brighton & Beyond". Our guide Adam is super funny and knows all the little gems in this area throughout! The spots he chose for the group were all amazing for photograghs and packed with funny stories. We had a great time! Highly recommended!

Adam was a great tour guide and showed us a hidden spot with a view of The Seven Sisters. Took some great pictures. Simply had a lovely day and learned a lot!

Our guide, Adam, was outstanding! A great trip for nature lovers!