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WEST COUNTRY LEGENDS

An ancient land shrouded in legend and myth from King Arthur and Merlin to the Pirates of Penzance.  The sunny West Country gave England our beloved cider, fish and chips and jam and scones.  This tour takes you from the majestic city of Bath to the fishing towns of the Cornish coast and Devonshire Moors.

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KEY FEATURES

Duration:
7 days / 6 nights

Regions visited:
South West of England, Devon and Cornwall

Start point:
Central London or London Airport

End point:
Central London or London Airport

Customizable:
Yes

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ITINERARY

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DAY ONE

Bath and the Roman Baths

West Country Legends Tour - Bath

Roman Spa, Bath, England

Departing London, travel west to the stunning UNESCO World Heritage city of Bath. The city oozes Georgian opulence with grand regency architecture, sweeping terraces and cobbled market places. Architectural highlights include the Elizabethan Abbey, the Royal Crescent and the romantic Pulteney Bridge as well as several quality museums and. Round off your day with a visit to the city's magnificently preserved Roman Temple and Baths.

accommodationOvernight: Bath.

distanceJourney details: 100 miles / 160 km, 2 hours 15 minutes (approx.), if starting at Heathrow Airport*.

attractionsHighlights: Bath City and Roman Baths.

DAY TWO

Lacock Abbey, Glastonbury and Wells Cathedral

A short drive from Bath you'll find the tiny village of Lackock, steeped in history and home to the stunning Lackock Abbey, this village has been used in TV and film productions of Pride and Prejudice and Harry Potter. On route through Somerset's Mendip Hills you may stop at 14th century Farleigh Hungerford Castle or the town of Wells, home to a stunning Cathedral and Bishops Palace. Lastly to Glastonbury, spiritual capital of England shrouded in Myth; both Glastonbury Abbey and Glastonbury Tor hold connections with Arthurian Legend and the Holy Grail.

accommodationOvernight: Taunton.

distanceJourney details: 70 miles / 115 km, 1 hour 35 minutes (approx.)*.

attractionsHighlights: Lacock Abbey, Wells Cathedral and Glastonbury.

DAY THREE

Dartmoor, Devonshire Castles, Tintagel and the Cornish Coast

West Country Legends Tour - Watermouth Cove Devon

Watermouth Cove, Devon, England

Continuing in to Devon you pass through the eerie and remote landscapes of Dartmoor with an opportunity to stop at some Devon's finest and contrasting castles such as Tiverton Castle, Okehampton Castle and Launceston Castle. Passing in to Cornwall make your way to King Arthur's Tintagel and Merlin's Cave before exploring the dramatic Cornish coast of craggy clifftops, fishing villages such as Padstow and sweeping sandy bays at Newquay and Perranporth.

accommodationOvernight: Falmouth.

distanceJourney details: 130 miles / 210 km, 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)*.

attractionsHighlights: Dartmoor, Cornwall and Tintagel.

DAY FOUR

Land's End, Penzance and St Michael's Mount

Begin day four in Falmouth with a relaxing stroll along the harbour, one of town's four picturesque beaches or by exploring the Tudor Fortress of Pendennis Castle. Then head for the tiny village of St Ives, a hippy hangout for artists and poets before visiting the very tip of Britain, Land's End and Penzance where you can wander Trengwainton Gardens or venture across the causeway to the island of St Michael's Mount home to a medieval castle and celtic monastry.

accommodationOvernight: Falmouth.

distanceJourney details: Land's End, Penzance and St Michael's Mount are within a short drive from Falmouth.

attractionsHighlights: Land's End and St Michael's Mount.

DAY FIVE

Eden Project, Buckland Abbey and The East Devon Coast

West Country Legends Tour - Eden Project

Eden Project, Cornwall, England

Returning north, stop at the Eden Project in St Austell, a disused tin-mine which now houses a stunning botanical gardens and plants from around the globe. Crossing back in to Devon discover a wealth of hidden gems including the 13th century cistercian Buckland Abbey, and some of East Devon's Victorian beach resorts such as Paignton, Torquay and Dawlish each home to painted beach huts, seafront promenades and grandiose piers. Totnes Castle, Berry Pomeroy Castle and Kent's Cavern are all worth a visit.

accommodationOvernight: Exeter or Exmouth.

distanceJourney details: 100 miles / 160 km, 2 hours (approx.)*.

attractionsHighlights: Eden Project, Buckland Abbey and Paignton.

DAY SIX

Hardy's Dorchester and Salisbury Cathedral

Following the south coast in to Dorset and Dorchester you can discover the town that inspired Thomas Hardy including Tess of the D'urbervilles perhaps making a visit to the Dorset Museum and Hardy's Cottage or alternatively heading south to Weymouth and Henry VIII's coastal fortress of Portland Castle. From here make your way to Salisbury to discover the historic city of Salisbury home to cobbled streets, market squares and Britain's tallest cathedral spire.

accommodationOvernight: Salisbury.

distanceJourney details: 100 miles / 160 km, 2 hours (approx.)*.

attractionsHighlights: Portland Castle and Wells Cathedral.

DAY SEVEN

Stonehenge, Avebury and Old Sarum

West Country Legends Tour - Stonehenge

Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England

On your final day explore mysterious stone circles and prehistoric ruins such as the Neolithic Old Sarum the iconic Stonehenge and the lesser known but equally enigmatic stone circle at Avebury and the Avebury Museum. Returning East towards London you may choose to visit the stunning Windsor Castle.

distanceJourney details: 70 miles / 115 km, 1 hour 50 minutes (approx.), based on a route to Heathrow Airport*.

attractionsHighlights: Avebury, Stonehenge and Windsor Castle.

Return your vehicle.

MAP

West Country Legends Tour Map - self drive tour of England

INCLUSIONS

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arrowWHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 6 nights accommodation (suggested accommodations listed below).
  • Full cooked regional breakfast each morning.
  • 7 days car rental inclusive of all mandatory taxes, insurances and charges.
  • adeo Travel suggested driving itinerary and travel documents pack.
  • Toll-free calls to your Britain vacation specialist whilst planning your trip .
  • Expert assistance during the planning of your trip and local number for advice during travel.

arrowSUGGESTED ACCOMMODATIONS

  • Limpley Stoke Hotel, near Bath x 1 night
  • Shrubbery Hotel, near Taunton, Somerset x 1 night
  • Penventon Park Hotel, Falmouth, Cornwall x 2 nights
  • Buckerell Lodge Hotel, Exeter x 1 night
  • Grasmere House Hotel, Salisbury x 1 night

As our self-drive tours are fully customizable we can tailor the suggested accommodations for your particular quotation based on your preferences, budget etc. Read more about the accommodation we offer by clicking here.

arrowOPTIONAL EXTRAS

  • Enjoy a City Sightseeing open-top bus tour of Bath or Exeter.
  • Purchase the English Heritage and/or National Trust overseas visitor passes for entry to a number of sites and historic attractions on route.
  • Add pre/post tour accommodation in London before or after your trip.

arrowCUSTOMIZE THIS TOUR!

  • Add extra nights in any of your destinations to explore further.
  • Add a night in the Cotswolds between London and Bath.
  • Have your very own private driver-guide chauffeur your tour.
  • Combine this tour with one of our other Britain self-tours.
  • Stay in quaint family run B&Bs throughout your tour or on selected nights.
  • Enjoy an upgrade to a luxury castle or manor hotel on one or more nights of your stay.

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PRICING

selfdriveSelf drive tour: West Country Legends

arrowDEPARTURE DATES 2017/18

This self-guided tour is customizable and can be taken at any time throughout the year and starting and ending on any day of the week - simply let us know your preferred dates of travel!

arrowPRICING 2017/18

From GBP £499 per person (based on two people travelling).

Representative pricing above based on travel in shoulder season (May/September) with two people sharing a twin/double room, staying in sample accommodations as listed and sharing a compact automatic vehicle. For a direct quote for your preferred dates of travel please contact us.

arrowPRICING NOTES

  • As this tour can be taken at any time pricing will vary dependent on departure day, date of travel, selected accommodations etc.
  • Your quotation will be based on the suggested accommodations listed however please note that we may tailor your specific quote to accommodate your budget and preferences. Please indicate these when you contact us.
  • Prices are calculated as per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room and one vehicle.
  • Prices are for land only travel and do not include flights.
  • Prices are in GBP£ currency, for approximate amounts in other currencies please contact us.

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