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BEST OF DEVON AND CORNWALL

A tour to England's sunny South West and the charming regions of Devon and Cornwall. Discover historic locations such as Stonehenge, Plymouth's Mayflower Steps and Bath's Roman Baths not to mention the dramatic landscapes of the Devonshire moors and the seascapes and craggy coastlines of Cornish Peninsular. Highlights include Tintagel Castle and the historic village of Lacock.

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KEY FEATURES

Duration:
6 days / 5 nights

Regions visited:
South West of England

Start point:
Central London

End point:
Central London

Customizable:
No

Additional information:
Tour Style - First Class

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UK international:
+44 (0)2921 660 747

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1-866-209-4554

Email:
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ITINERARY

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DAY ONE

Windsor Castle and Bath City

Best of Devon and Cornwall - Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle, London, England

Departing London, we make a short drive to Royal Windsor to enjoy free time to explore the historic town or visit the magnificent Windsor Castle, the largest inhabited fortress in Europe. We then continue to the UNESCO World Heritage City of Bath to admire the regency architecture such as the elegant Pulteney Bridge and Royal Crescent. Then experience 2000 years of history on a visit to the magnificently preserved Roman Baths, from which the city takes its name. On arrival in Bristol your orientation includes views of the Clifton Suspension Bridge and Brunel's SS Great Britain, the world's first ocean-going, propeller driven iron ship.

accommodationAccommodation: Hilton Garden Inn, Bristol – Welcome Reception Dinner Included.

attractionsHighlights: Royal Windsor and the UNESCO World Heritage City of Bath.

DAY TWO

Longleat Stately Home and Lacock Village Excursion

Today we take an excursion from Bristol to nearby attractions; a scenic drive through the Somerset hills brings us to Longleat House where we enjoy a Cultural Insight into English heritage on a guided tour through the magnificent stately manor. Currently home to the 7th Marquess of Bath, Longleat is set within stunning 'Capability' Brown landscaped parkland and contains priceless antiques. We then continue to the village of Lacock; home to stunningly preserved honey-coloured stone cottages and 15th century inns the village has been used in TV and film productions such as 'Pride & Prejudice' and 'Harry Potter' amongst others.

accommodationAccommodation: Hilton Garden Inn, Bristol.

attractionsHighlights: Longleat Country House and the village of Lacock.

DAY THREE

Exmoor National Park and North Devon

Best of Devon and Cornwall - Dartmoor

Dartmoor National Park, Devon, England

This morning we head South through the Somerset Hills and in to scenic North Devon; we pause in the medieval village of Dunster home to picturesque thatched cottages amongst more than 200 listed historic buildings which includes the 17th century yarn market which is where wool and cloth were once traded. We then pass through the unique landscape of Exmoor National Park with its barren moorlands, wooded hills, valleys and coastline. We'll enjoy a lunch stop in the charming Devonshire village of Lynmouth where you may consider a ride on the famous water-powered funicular cliff lift. Later we continue to the historic port town of Bideford located on the estuary of the River Torridge.

accommodationAccommodation: Durrant House Hotel, Bideford.

attractionsHighlights: Scenic Devon, Dunster village, Exmoor National Park, Lynmouth and Bideford.

DAY FOUR

Tintagel, the North Cornish Coast and Exeter

Today we drive along the north Cornish coast and stop to enjoy views of the ruined Tintagel Castle steeped in mystery and legend and reputedly the birthplace of King Arthur. We then enjoy a light Be My Guest lunch on a working farm with views over nearby Bodmin Moor. Continuing South, we make our way to Devon's principle city, Exeter; here we enjoy an entirely unique experience with a special private performance from the local choir; hear the Gregorian chants in the candlelit St Martin's Church before an evening free to explore Exeter at leisure from your centrally located hotel.

accommodationAccommodation: Mercure Southgate Hotel, Exeter (lunch included today).

attractionsHighlights: Cornish Coast, Tintagel, Exeter City and St Martin's Church.

DAY FIVE

Cornwall Excursion: Plymouth, St Ives and Dartmoor

Best of Devon and Cornwall - St Micheals Mount

St Micheal's Mount, Cornwall, England

Today we set off for a full day to explore picturesque county of Cornwall and the Cornish Peninsula. Our first stop is the maritime city of Plymouth where we view the historical Mayflower Steps. Then onwards along the Cornish coast, famous for smugglers' coves and quaint fishing villages which we'll spot on the way to St. Ives, a popular resort with artists and tourists and home to one of only two Tate Galleries outside of London. We enjoy stunning views of the tidal island at St. Michael's Mount near Penzance where we'll hear tales of the pirates and smuggling history before returning north through the barren Dartmoor National Park where wild ponies roam the hillsides – here we enjoy a Farewell Dinner with our travel companions in a traditional pub.

accommodationAccommodation: Mercure Southgate Hotel, Exeter (Farewell Dinner included).

attractionsHighlights: St Ives, St Michael's Mount and Dartmoor.

DAY SIX

Stonehenge and Salisbury

Best of Devon and Cornwall - Stonehenge

Stonehenge, Wiltshir, England

Returning East, we travel to rural Wiltshire where we visit the mystical ancient monoliths of Stonehenge high up on the Salisbury Plain – we explore the history and mystery of the site in the visitor centre before making our way to see the stones themselves. Then onward to nearby Salisbury, a charming historic city whose Cathedral was famously painted by John Constable, has the tallest spire in England and houses Europe's oldest working clock. Later return to London where your memorable trip comes to an end.

attractionsHighlights: Stonehenge and Salisbury.

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Best of Devon and Cornwall - Britain escorted coach tour

INCLUSIONS

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arrowUNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Visit a homely Cornish farmstead and meet a friendly local family who will tell you about generations of farming and their family history in Cornwall.
  • Enjoy a haunting, candle-lit evening performance of Gregorian chants at St. Martin's Church, and discover how your visit supports church conservation.
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Longleat House, home of the 7th Marquess of Bath and one of the finest English stately homes open to the public.

arrowSIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS

  • Orientation of Bristol, Bath, Dunster, Lynmouth, Plymouth, Exeter and Salisbury.
  • Visit Royal Windsor, the Roman Baths in Bath, stately Longleat House in Warminster and quaint Lacock Village, the ancient seaport of Bideford, the picturesque artists' colony of St. Ives, the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge, and John Constables Salisbury.
  • View Windsor Castle, the 'Capability' Brown landscaped parkland at Longleat House, Tintagel Castle in Cornwall, the Mayflower Steps in Plymouth and St. Michaels Mount

arrowDINING

  • 5 x full breakfasts.
  • 1 x Be My Guest lunch.
  • 2 x evening meals including a Welcome Reception and Farewell Dinner.

arrowTRAVEL HIGHLIGHTS

  • Pick-up and drop-off from the London Reception Centre (central London near Waterloo Station).
  • All overnight hotel accommodation in quality hotels as per the tour itinerary, featuring twin rooms and private facilities.
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.
  • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom.
  • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.
  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your tour to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.
  • A travel wallet with your documentation.

arrowOPTIONAL EXTRAS

  • Pre or post tour hotel accommodation in London – hotel pick-up available.
  • Airport transfers.
  • Rail travel to/from London before/after your tour.
  • Your tour already includes a comprehensive sightseeing program however some additional excursions may be available to enhance your trip further - these are fully optional and bookable during your tour.

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PRICING

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arrowDEPARTURE DATES 2017

START DAY
(in London)
END DAY
(in London)
ADDITIONAL FEATURES PRICE PER PERSON
(sharing twin/ double)
Fri 02 Jun, 2017 Wed 07 Jun, 2017 Limited availability £     945
Fri 09 Jun, 2017 Wed 14 Jun, 2017 Guaranteed £     945
Fri 16 Jun, 2017 Wed 21 Jun, 2017 Fully booked £     945
Fri 23 Jun, 2017 Wed 28 Jun, 2017 Guaranteed £     945
Fri 30 Jun, 2017 Wed 05 Jul, 2017 Guaranteed £     970
Fri 07 Jul, 2017 Wed 12 Jul, 2017 Guaranteed £     970
Fri 14 Jul, 2017 Wed 19 Jul, 2017 Fully booked £     970
Fri 21 Jul, 2017 Wed 26 Jul, 2017 Fully booked £     970
Fri 28 Jul, 2017 Wed 02 Aug, 2017 Limited availability £     970
Fri 04 Aug, 2017 Wed 09 Aug, 2017 Fully booked £     970
Fri 11 Aug, 2017 Wed 16 Aug, 2017 Guaranteed £     970
Fri 18 Aug, 2017 Wed 23 Aug, 2017 Guaranteed £     970
Fri 25 Aug, 2017 Wed 30 Aug, 2017 Guaranteed £     970
Fri 01 Sep, 2017 Wed 06 Sep, 2017 Fully booked £     945
Fri 08 Sep, 2017 Wed 13 Sep, 2017 Guaranteed £     945
Fri 15 Sep, 2017 Wed 20 Sep, 2017 Guaranteed £     945
Fri 22 Sep, 2017 Wed 27 Sep, 2017 Fully booked £     945
Fri 29 Sep, 2017 Wed 04 Oct, 2017 Guaranteed £     945
Fri 06 Oct, 2017 Wed 11 Oct, 2017 Fully booked £     945

Single Supplement: £200.

This tour starts early morning (around 7am) on the first day of travel and returns around 6pm on the final day of travel. If you require pre or post tour accommodation in central London please let us know.

arrowPRICING NOTES

  • Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room.
  • Prices are for land only tours and all tours are subject to availability.
  • Prices are correct at the time of publishing to website but are subject to confirmation at time of booking.
  • Prices are in British Pounds Sterling (GBP£) for approximate costs in other currencies please contact us.
  • All trip details are correct at time of publishing to website however are subject to change.

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