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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 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. 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, and walk to the coastguard cottages to appreciate the area's beauty in full. Go for a stroll in Rudyard Kipling's gardens in Rottingdean, and then get some free time in Brighton or catch the train back to London straight away.

From Brighton: Seven Sisters and South Downs Tour

2. From Brighton: Seven Sisters and South Downs Tour

Meet your friendly and local driver-guide at the Brighton pick-up point. This ancient landscape is characterized by the rolling chalk hills, created over thousands of years by farmers grazing their animals.  Stop at the eerily named Devil's Dyke with views of up to 30 miles across the lowland Weald. Learn how this landscape was created and see the unique Devil's Dyke, the largest dry valley in the UK. Head to Middle Farm, a traditional Sussex farm that has been in the same family for over 200 years, offering the largest selection of Sussex produce in its farm shop. Stop for 30 minutes to have a good look around and grab a snack. Continue to the Seven Sisters Country Park and the white cliffs, passing 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. Stop at Seaford Head for the iconic view of The Seven Sisters.  Before returning to Brighton, stop in the village of Rottingdean. Stroll through the gardens of Rudyard Kipling, author of The Jungle Book, before transferring back to the city center, arriving back in Brighton at 5:00 PM.

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What people are saying about Eastbourne

Today my husband and I have just finished our day tour to South Downs and Seven Sisters Cliff. The tour is worth going to in terms of the beauty and natural landscape as well as the price. This tour is very well organized with a staff taking us to Brighton and a very professional as well as knowledgeable tour guide all through the tour. The itinerary is very well planned. We can enjoy the most from the wonderful scenery and know more about the cultural as well as historic stories of the scenic spots/towns we passed by. The great sense of humor and heedful sense of responsibility of Lawrence, our tour guide, has made our tour more enjoyable and most pleasant. Lastly, I would like to express my sincere gratitude and thanks to Lawrence. We owed much to his kind assistance in picking us up at another spot when we lost our way when we lost our way in returning to the minibus. Thank you, Lawrence, for his contingency arrangement and the support giving to us when we called him for help!

Lawrence was a superb tour organiser and driver. A very informative and enjoyable day. One of us had slight mobility problems and he couldn't have been more helpful. A good way of seeing places of interest in the South Downs. Can highly recommend.

Really love the sights! Definitely you will love the host. Great sense of humor, enjoyed the stops along the way! Definitely recommend! Please go if you are on the fence! You will not regret!

Well organised and interesting! I’ve been to Brighton dozens of time, but never seen this side. Would recommend.

We really enjoyed our day trip. Would definitely recommend it to anyone.