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Brighton: Brighton i360 Ticket

1. Brighton: Brighton i360 Ticket

Enjoy views across Brighton, the South Downs and the Sussex coastline from a fully enclosed futuristic glass pod. Learn about the many area landmarks seen from Brighton i360. Enjoy a drink at the Nyetimber Sky Bar, serving a range of local drinks including Nyetimber, an award-winning sparkling wine. Visit the beach building for the Brighton i360: How it Was Built exhibition. Enjoy a hot drink or bite to eat at our café with beach views, or browse the Brighton i360 shop for a range of gifts and souvenirs, many created by local Brighton artists.

London: South Downs White Cliffs Day Trip with Train Tickets

2. London: South Downs White Cliffs Day Trip with Train Tickets

Embark on a day tour to South Downs National Park from London and admire the beauty of England's stunning southern coast and sprawling green hills. Visit notable landmarks including the Devil's Dyke, Seven Sisters Country Park, and Beachy Head on a guided tour.  In the morning, meet your guide at London Bridge station and catch the train to Brighton, using your pre-booked return train tickets. Upon arrival in Brighton, climb aboard the luxury minibus for your adventure for the day. Arrive in the South Downs National Park and first visit Devil's Dyke to admire the views across the lowland weald. Learn from your guide about how the landscape was formed over thousands of years, as well as how Devil's Dyke got its name. Make your way to Middle Farm, where you can buy cheeses, sparkling wines, or cider from Sussex. Middle Farm will be the lunch stop where the quaint tea rooms serve light lunches, snacks, coffee, and tea. Continue along quiet country lanes to the Seven Sisters Country Park. Make a short stop to visit the Neolithic carving known as the Longman of Wilmington. Next, enjoy a guided walk along Beachy Head and take stunning photos of the white chalk cliffs. Travel to Birling Gap and see the results of accelerated coastal erosion. Arrive at Seaford Head to enjoy the iconic view of the Seven Sisters, one of the most famous viewpoints along England's southern coast. Your guide will then take you on a leisurely walk around the headland to get the best views of the cliffs. Finally, hop back on the bus and be returned to Brighton where you will catch the train back to Central London.

Brighton: Royal Pavilion Admission Ticket

3. Brighton: Royal Pavilion Admission Ticket

Join a tour of Brighton's Royal Pavilion, the most iconic building with an admission ticket. Learn about its colorful history stretching back 200 years while visiting the preserved rooms, gardens, hospital, and more. Immerse yourself in history at the Brighton Royal Pavilion. Tour a landmark that has served as a civic building, a First World War hospital, and more. Take a stroll in the landscaped gardens, walk-in royal footsteps in the many preserved rooms, and admire a huge number of royal artifacts. Make your way through the lavish staterooms on the ground floor including the banqueting room, the music room, the magnificent recently restored saloon, and the great kitchen. Explore further rooms upstairs, including Queen Victoria's bedroom. Learn about the use of the building as a military hospital for Indian soldiers during the first world war.

Brighton: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

4. Brighton: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Brighton is one of the south-coast's most popular resorts, with something for all the family. Take a 1 or 2-day hop-on hop-off bus tour to discover the flavor of this city. The Brighton City Sightseeing Tour has a thoroughly entertaining commentary with fascinating facts and figures that even some of the locals don't know. The tour takes in many highlights including the Pier, Brighton i360, Royal Pavilion, Marina and the main shopping areas. Tour Stops: 1) Brighton Palace Pier 2) Brighton i360 3) Grand Avenue 4) Hove, Palmeira Square 5) Seven Dials 6) Brighton Station (Stop B) 7) Clock Tower (Stop N) 8) Royal Pavilion (Stop F) 9) Pepper Pot 10) Brighton Racecourse 11) Brighton Marina 12) Paston Place

From Brighton: Seven Sisters and South Downs Tour

5. 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. If Middle Farm is very busy we will take our lunch stop at the nearby village of Alfriston, with a variety of cafes and 14th century pubs.  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.

Sea Life Brighton Admission Ticket

6. Sea Life Brighton Admission Ticket

Discover the ocean by day and night and see the UK’s largest selection of sharks and rays under one roof. Dance along the bio-florescent tropical shore and marvel at the beauty of coral reefs. Explore the caves of the deep and imagine yourself as a lionfish. Journey through the underwater tunnel or marvel at the floor to ceiling viewing window! Also, see amazing Black Tip Reef Sharks, Zebra Sharks, Bloch Tail Sting Rays as well as many other tropical fish species.

From London: Brighton & Seven Sisters Small-Group Tour

7. From London: Brighton & Seven Sisters Small-Group Tour

Leave the city crowds behind and indulge in a relaxing experience through the southeastern coast of England. Drive out of London and into lush beachside landscapes on a scenic route. Visit the famous Seven Sisters cliffs, then enjoy plenty of free time in the picturesque town of Brighton. Begin the day by departing London and traveling through the beautiful scenery of South Downs National Park. Make a stop in Alfriston, one of the prettiest villages in the region, before arriving at the seaside to visit one of the most recognizable sights of Britain’s coastline: the Seven Sisters. Admire a stunning sequence of seven undulating chalk cliffs. Absorb the breathtaking sea views, take a bracing walk along the coastal path, and stop for incredible photo opportunities along the way. Get back on the road on the way to Brighton. Reach the charming town by early afternoon and have some free time to explore. Wander along The Lanes, a collection of quirky narrow streets home to a variety of shopping and eateries. Grab a bite or head over to the famous Royal Pavilion, once the exotic seaside residence of King George IV. Take a relaxing stroll along the waterfront to unwind after a long day and discover the vibrant Palace Pier. Finally, get back on board for the return trip to London.

From Brighton: Seven Sisters Boat Tour

8. From Brighton: Seven Sisters Boat Tour

Experience an unforgettable 1.5 hour boat journey along the stunning Sussex Coast to marvel at the majestic Seven Sisters Cliffs from the sea! Located a short drive from Brighton or Eastbourne, you'll embark from Newhaven Marina and explore centuries-old sites, hearing captivating tales from the past. Soak up the breathtaking views of the eroding cliffs and look out for local wildlife like seals, porpoises and a kittiwake colony. Making the most of the journey we will listen to music as we return to Newhaven in a blaze of glory! An unforgettable experience not to be missed!

Brighton: Jetski Ride

9. Brighton: Jetski Ride

Enjoy a high speed jet ski adventure off the Brighton coastline on a powerful, state of the art personal watercraft. No license is required as you will be with a Personal Watercraft Instructor who will be leading the session on another jet ski or powerboat. Deluxe powerful Jet ski’s offer lots of seating space, advanced controls and incredible power and maneuverability. There are three jets skis and each jet ski can take up to two people. If you have a group bigger than four, you can rotate from a high speed RIB and two jet skis. First you will have a briefing on the jet ski that will include: the controls, the driving and personal safety. Next you will be fitted out with impact vests, wetsuit and a kill cord. Departure will entail a short, slow ride out of Brighton Marina. Once out on the open ocean with the fast RIB to follow, you will be powering up and sprinting toward Brighton Piers and beyond!

Brighton: i360 and Upside Down House Explorer Pass

10. Brighton: i360 and Upside Down House Explorer Pass

Admire sweeping views from a height of 450 feet across Brighton from the Brighton i360, and walk on the ceiling and reach for the furniture at a family attraction that allows you to take mind-bending photos at Brighton's Upside Down House with this Explorer Pass. Enjoy a fun-filled day out in Brighton with combo tickets to two side-by-side on Brighton seafront. At Brighton's Upside Down House, enjoy priority entrance with your ticket and get an exclusive souvenir – an Upside Down House fridge magnet or key ring. With your ticket for Brighton i360, step into a doughnut-shaped glass pod that acts as both a lift and a viewing platform, carrying you up and down the tower while providing unobstructed panoramic views. Also, get access to the Nyetimber Sky Bar.

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Tour was amazing. Thom was kind & made sure we arrived at Brighton safely. Adam took us the entire day with his deep knowledge about the area & outstanding hospitality. More importantly the beauty of the nature was legit. Overall highly recommended!

Paul was such a great guide. We learned so much and appreciated his demeanor and dedication. Without a doubt the very best guided tour we've ever booked. Thank you, we truly fell in love with the East Sussex/ South Downs region thanks to this trip.

Our guide Adam was one of the most passionate tour guides and he gave us so much of interesting information at each place and plenty of time for us to go around by ourselves too! 10/10 would recommend!

We got lucky, the people in harnesses who payed to go on top of the pod were there the same time we were meaning our ride was extra long. You get a good view of the beach and the park, would recommend.

It was a very pleasant activity. Sarah was an incredibly host, highly recommended.