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DEVON AND CORNWALL

Enjoy five days exploring the south west peninsula of England, a region steeped in myth and mystery; Devon and Cornwall are home to Arthurian legend, Celtic kingdoms, beautiful coastlines and wild moorlands with legendary beasts. Spend two nights in charming Exeter and two nights in the beautiful coastal town of Falmouth.

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KEY FEATURES

Duration:
5 days/ 4 nights

Regions visited:
South West of England

Start point:
Central London

End point:
Central London

Customizable:
No

Additional information:
Maximum group size 16 passengers.

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CONTACT US

UK international:
+44 (0)2921 660 747

US toll-free:
1-866-209-4554

Email:
[email protected]

 

ITINERARY

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DAY ONE

Historic Winchester and Stonehenge

Devon and Cornwall Tour - Stonehenge

Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England

Departing London, we travel out in to the English countryside and through the ancient kingdom of Wessex to its age-old capital the historic city of Winchester where we take time to explore the fascinating old town with its magnificent cathedral and historic Great Hall. We then pass in to Wiltshire and the eerie Salisbury Plain to visit an icon of England; Stonehenge is a magnificent prehistoric site that is instantly recognized the world over but remains shrouded in mystery dating back to 3000 BC. And baffling experts as to its possible purpose. Later, we enjoy the scenic drive through Dorset and Devon perhaps with time to enjoy the panoramic views of the Jurassic Coast, before arriving in Exeter, an important fortified settlement in Roman times and our base for two nights.

accommodationAccommodation: Overnight Exeter.

attractionsHighlights: historic city of Winchester, Salisbury Plain, iconic Stonehenge and the Jurassic Coast.

DAY TWO

Dartmoor, Tavistock town and Exeter

This morning set off to explore the magnificent wilderness of Dartmoor, setting of Hound of the Baskervilles, where we can spot wild ponies roaming on the hillsdies and where we view the ancient "Clapper Bridge" at Postbridge. Then on to the historic market town of Tavistock, once home to the English sea-farer Sir Francis Drake. Returning to Exeter in the early afternoon, we have time to explore this charming Roman town, with its underground passages, ancient city walls, Royal Albert Memorial museum and its famous 12th century Norman Cathedral.

accommodationAccommodation: Overnight Exeter.

attractionsHighlights: wilderness of Dartmoor, Clapper Bridge, market town of Tavistock and the roman town of Exeter.

DAY THREE

North Cornwall, Bodmin Moor and Tintagel

Devon and Cornwall tour - Tintagel Castle

Tintagel Castle, Cornwall, England

Continuing West in to the Celtic kingdom of Cornwall you'll visit the ancient capital of Cornwall, Launceston with its 12th century Norman keep. Then cross the barren Bodmin Moor, renowned for its own beast and where you can spot the pre-historic stones called the Hurlers and the Cheesewring. Legends of piskies and spriggins abound and the resting place of King Arthur's sword Excalibur in Dozmary Pool all combine with mythical tales to make this a very special corner of England. Continuing to the north Cornish coast we visit the mediaeval fishing village of Boscastle with its distinctive harbour before exploring the romantic cliff top ruins of Tintagel Castle, birthplace of King Arthur. Finally, we make our way south to the beautiful seaside University town of Falmouth, our base for the next two nights.

accommodationAccommodation: Falmouth.

attractionsHighlights: Launceston, the barren Bodmin Moor and Tintagel Castle.

DAY FOUR

The Cornish Coast, Penzance, Land's End and St Ives

Devon and Cornwall Tour - St Michaels Mount

St Michael's Mount, Cornwall, England

Today explore the most westerly tip of England and the Cornish Peninsula. Enjoy views of St. Michael's mount, visit the stunning cliff-top village of Mousehole, see the incredible Minack Theatre carved into the cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and visit the beautiful National Trust beach at Porthcurno. We may even see some pirates at Penzance! England's most westerly point beckons at Lands End before following the dramatic coast, with windswept moors and old stone Celtic communities up to the artistic haven of St. Ives. Later we return to Falmouth for the night.

accommodationAccommodation: Overnight Falmouth.

attractionsHighlights: views of St. Michael's mount, the cliff-top village of Mousehole, Minack Theatre, Lands End and the artistic haven of St. Ives.

DAY FIVE

Devonshire Countryside and King Arthur's Glastonbury

This morning we say farewell to Cornwall and travel back through the Devonshire countryside and moors with occasional stops for photos and refreshments. On our journey north we take a break in the market town of Launceston, with its castle that dates from just after the Norman Conquest in 1066. Passing in to the rural country of Somerset we visit the charming little town of Glastonbury, renowned as the spiritual capital of England. Here both Glastonbury Abbey and Glastonbury Tor, rising high above the town, have mythical connections with King Arthur and the Isle of Avalon. From here we continue back to the city of London, a world away from the sunny West Country.

attractionsHighlights: Launceston, Somerset and the charming town of Glastonbury.

MAP

Devon and Cornwall Tour Map - Small Group Tours of England

INCLUSIONS

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arrowWHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 4 nights accommodation (choice of B&B/Guest House or Hotel*).
  • Full English breakfast each morning.
  • All transportation by luxury mini-coach.
  • Maximum group-size of 18 passengers for that intimate touring experience.
  • Services of a professional driver/guide.
  • Expert local advice during the planning of your trip.
  • Postage of your vacation documents pack.

arrowEXCLUDES

  • Attraction entry / attraction admission (this tour focuses on providing free time in various locations and allows you to choose which sites/attractions you may want to see during your visit).

arrowOPTIONAL EXTRAS

  • Pre or post tour hotel accommodation in London.
  • Airport transfers or transport to/from London before/after your tour.

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PRICING

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arrowDEPARTURE DATES 2017

START DAY
(in London)
END DAY
(in London)
B&B OPTION
(per person, sharing twin/ double)
HOTEL OPTION
(per person, sharing twin/ double)
Mon 14 Aug, 2017 Fri 18 Aug, 2017 £615 £635
Wed 16 Aug, 2017 Sun 20 Aug, 2017 £615 £635
Fri 18 Aug, 2017 Tue 22 Aug, 2017 £615 £635
Sat 19 Aug, 2017 Wed 23 Aug, 2017 £615 £635
Mon 21 Aug, 2017 Fri 25 Aug, 2017 £615 £635
Wed 23 Aug, 2017 Sun 27 Aug, 2017 £615 £635
Fri 25 Aug, 2017 Tue 29 Aug, 2017 £615 £635
Sat 26 Aug, 2017 Wed 30 Aug, 2017 £615 £635
Mon 28 Aug, 2017 Fri 01 Sep, 2017 £615 £635
Wed 30 Aug, 2017 Sun 03 Sep, 2017 £615 £635
Fri 01 Sep, 2017 Tue 05 Sep, 2017 £615 £635
Sat 02 Sep, 2017 Wed 06 Sep, 2017 £615 £635
Mon 04 Sep, 2017 Fri 08 Sep, 2017 £615 £635
Wed 06 Sep, 2017 Sun 10 Sep, 2017 £615 £635
Fri 08 Sep, 2017 Tue 12 Sep, 2017 £615 £635
Sat 09 Sep, 2017 Wed 13 Sep, 2017 £615 £635
Mon 11 Sep, 2017 Fri 15 Sep, 2017 £615 £635
Wed 13 Sep, 2017 Sun 17 Sep, 2017 £615 £635
Fri 15 Sep, 2017 Tue 19 Sep, 2017 £615 £635
Sat 16 Sep, 2017 Wed 20 Sep, 2017 £615 £635
Mon 18 Sep, 2017 Fri 22 Sep, 2017 £615 £635
Wed 20 Sep, 2017 Sun 24 Sep, 2017 £615 £635
Fri 22 Sep, 2017 Tue 26 Sep, 2017 £615 £635
Sat 23 Sep, 2017 Wed 27 Sep, 2017 £615 £635
Mon 25 Sep, 2017 Fri 29 Sep, 2017 £615 £635
Wed 27 Sep, 2017 Sun 01 Oct, 2017 £615 £635
Sat 30 Sep, 2017 Wed 04 Oct, 2017 £615 £635
Mon 02 Oct, 2017 Fri 06 Oct, 2017 £575 £625
Sat 07 Oct, 2017 Wed 11 Oct, 2017 £575 £625
Mon 09 Oct, 2017 Fri 13 Oct, 2017 £575 £625
Sat 14 Oct, 2017 Wed 18 Oct, 2017 £575 £625
Mon 16 Oct, 2017 Fri 20 Oct, 2017 £575 £625
Sat 21 Oct, 2017 Wed 25 Oct, 2017 £575 £625
Mon 23 Oct, 2017 Fri 27 Oct, 2017 £575 £625
Sat 28 Oct, 2017 Wed 01 Nov, 2017 £575 £625

Single supplements apply for single occupancy rooms, please ask for a quotation for details.

This tour starts at 9.15am on the first day of travel and returns around 7.30pm 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 GBP£ currency for approximate amounts in other currencies please contact us.
  • All trip details are correct at time of publishing to website however due to the nature of small group tours the itinerary is flexible and is subject to change based on a variety of factors.

arrow2018 DEPARTURES AND PRICING

We have 2018 tour dates and pricing available and are in the process of updating our website. Please contact us with your preferred dates and we will send you a quotation.

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