Sun 18 Jul

Independent arrival at the 4-star Eastbury Hotel, a boutique Town House Hotel, located in the heart of Sherborne and boasting an award-winning restaurant. Welcome dinner in the hotel.

Mon 19 Jul

Join your guide this morning for a walking tour of historic Sherborne, in which much of the old town, including the abbey and many medieval and Georgian buildings, is built from the distinctive ochre-coloured Ham stone. Our tour will include important sights such as the St John’s Almhouse and Sherborne Abbey, where we will take a guided visit. Early afternoon at leisure before transferring to Bryanston. On arrival enjoy a luxury picnic supper in the Festival marquee. Evening performance.

Tue 20 Jul

Today is at leisure for you to make your own choice of activity. We highly recommend a visit to Sherborne Old Castle, an English Heritage property located 400m from the hotel. Built in the 12th century, it was a Royalist base during the Civil War before falling to Cromwell’s troops in 1645. Alternatively Sherborne New Castle is 15-20 minutes’ walk from the hotel and owned by the Wingfield Digby family. In the late afternoon we transfer to Bryanston for the luxury picnic supper and evening performance.

Wed 21 Jul

Independent departure.



Programme at Bryanston, Blandford Forum

19 Jul 19.00


D: Paul Carr

C: Jeremy Carnall

20 Jul 19.00


D: Christopher Cowell

C: José Miguel Esandi

Casting to be confirmed nearer to the date of departure.

Independent Travel

Hourly direct services from London Waterloo to Sherborne station are available (approx. 2.25 hours) then a 5-minute taxi transfer.

Prices per person

Tour price £1150
Single room supplement £215
Deposit required £400
Tour code DOR1

Tour price includes: Group transfers for included activities where applicable, accommodation, breakfast daily one dinner, two picnic dinners, sightseeing tours as described including guides and entrance fees, first category ticket for each included performance, opera synopses, restaurant guide and city notes, the services of our local representative or tour manager.

“This was a lovely short break. Sherborne was a delight.”

Mr C, Hampshire