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6 Day Devon, Cornwall and South West England Tour

This truly is a memorable tour encompassing a broad spectrum of the south of England. You will be introduced to a vast array of villages, historic landmarks and places of interest. This tour will enable you to fully immerse yourself in the culture of the English countryside and the beautiful landscapes that define our island. You will take home with you memories which will stay with you forever.




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Tour Highlights

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

Day 1

London, Windsor, Bath and Bristol

Day 2

Longleat Stately Home and Lacock Excursion

Day 3

Bristol, Dunster, Exmoor National Park, Lynmouth and Bideford

Day 4

Bideford, Tintagel and Exeter

Day 5

Cornish Excursion, Plymouth, St.Ives and Dartmoor National park

Day 6

Exeter, Stonehenge, Salisbury and London

Day 1

This morning you will travel to the home of the royals, Windsor. There will be time for you to visit the famous castle or explore the attractive town centre.

In the afternoon, you will visit the city of Bath with its impressive Georgian architecture, Pulteney Bridge which arcs the River Avon and view the magnificent 1499 Abbey.

The Roman Baths are a must see and of such importance the city takes its name from them, see the hot, thermal pool in the ‘Great Bath’.

Arriving next in Bristol your tour includes seeing Brunel’s SS Great Britain and his acclaimed suspension bridge in the quarter of Clifton.

Includes Welcome reception

Day 2

Today you will have a spectacular drive through our ‘green and pleasant’ countryside to the Longleat estate in Wiltshire. You will have a guided tour through Longleat house belonging to Lord Bath, the 7th Marquess, one of the most magnificent stately homes in the area. It is centrally located within landscaped parkland reminiscent of ‘Capability Brown’ and contains an abundance of antiques, some of them priceless.

In the afternoon, you will be taken to the picture postcard town of Lacock, it’s ancient streets are a treat and truly beautiful. It has been used as a backdrop for many movies including ‘Pride and Prejudice’ and the ‘Harry Potter’ films.

To finish perhaps sample some local ales in the 15th century inns and sit back and admire the honey-coloured buildings.

Includes Full Breakfast

Day 3

This morning you will visit the medieval village of Dunster, the thatched cottages epitomising the ‘chocolate box’ image of Britishness. The village contains well over 200 listed buildings including the 17th century yarn market where cloth and wool were sold from makers from miles around.

Next, you will be driven through Exmoor National Park, a place of outstanding natural beauty encompassing English woodland, extensive moorland, valleys and rugged coastline.

Enjoy free time for lunch in the Devonshire village of Lynmouth, wander the town at your leisure and if it tickles you take a ride on the famous funicular cliff lift.

Your last stop will be the port town of Bideford based on the estuary of the River Torridge.

Includes Full breakfast.

Optional Experiences

Clovelly Dinner
Join us for a short drive to the picturesque, privately-owned village of Clovelly, where we’ll enjoy dinner at a charming 18th-century harbour-side restaurant.

Day 4

Today we journey along the north Cornish coast and pause to enjoy views of the ruined Tintagel Castle steeped in mystery and legend and reputedly the birthplace of King Arthur.

Visit a farm with views over Bodmin Moor and enjoy a light Cornish Be My Guest lunch.

A special private performance including Gregorian chants will take place in the candlelit St. Martin’s Church to support The Churches Conservation Trust.

Explore Exeter at your leisure for the rest of the evening from your centrally located hotel.

Includes Full Breakfast and Be My Guest Dining.

Optional Experiences

Dinner By Bristol Harbour
Tonight, why not join your travel director and fellow guests for some fine British dining in one of the most famous pubs in Bristol. It was here that sailors, smugglers and pirates drank and where press-gangs and custom officers came to catch them (don’t worry, there’s a spy hole to warn us). It was here that Daniel Defoe met the real-life Robinson Crusoe, and it’s just around the corner from the finest Georgian square in Bristol housing the very first overseas American Consulate.

SS Great Britain Explorer
Come with us on a trip to Brunel’s famous GWR Temple Meads Station, before you visit what was once the largest ship in the World. Launched in 1843, the SS Great Britain was a world record breaker and one of Britain’s great national treasures.

Day 5

Leave Exeter behind and continue into Cornwall.

First Plymouth, the maritime town and home to the famous Mayflower Steps.

Taking the coastal route along the Cornish coastline seeing tiny Cornish villages and smuggling coves along the way.

You will discover St. Ives a small and very narrow town particularly popular with artists and craftspeople. There are many studios to enjoy and the new Tate gallery is beautiful.

View St. Michael’s Mount near Penzance, the major westerly port.

Head to Dartmoor National Park and enjoy a Farewell Dinner in a traditional pub with your travel companions.

Includes Full Breakfast and Farewell Dinner.

Day 6

On the last day of your tour travel through Wiltshire once again and visit the ancient, mystical, giant monoliths at Stonehenge.

Visit the City of Salisbury to view the cathedral host to the tallest spire in England and situated in ‘Constable’ countryside.

In the late afternoon return to London where your trip of a lifetime will be at an end.

Includes Full Breakfast.


Sightseeing Highlights

  • Join the Kempthorne family for lunch and tales of farming heritage at their homely Cornish farmstead which has been in their family since the early 18th century
  • Enjoy a guided tour in Longleat House, the seat of the Marquesses of Bath and one of the finest stately homes open to the public
  • The Churches Conservation Trust welcome you to enjoy a haunting, candle-lit evening performance of Gregorian chants at St. Martin's Church in Exeter. Discover how your visit supports church conservation.

Dining Highlights

  • 5 Full breakfasts
  • 2 Dinners
  • 1 Lunch (Be My Guest)

Important Information

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing.
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals.
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys).
  • The services of a local host if you stay at our recommended London hotel.
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted.
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences.
  • Optional Experiences and free time.
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities.
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras.
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver.
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes.
  • London airport transfer service is available to purchase. Conditions apply.
  • Pick-up and drop-off if you stay at the recommended London hotel, booked through us or from the London Reception Centre
  • VIP entry to many sights.


FAQ’s

What meals are included?

Breakfast is included on all overnight tours.  Lunches are not included, unless otherwise stated.  Evening meals are included when stated on the tour itinerary.  On tours of seven days or more, generally fifty percent of dinners are included.  Please check the itinerary page for exact details.

Where does the trip depart from?

Each UK trip will have a dedicated pick up point in central London.  Shorter duration trips will normally depart from Victoria Coach Station, with longer duration trips leaving from the London Reception Centre, near to Waterloo train station.  Departure points will be confirmed before booking a tour.

Can I get picked up from my hotel?

Pick up from hotels is not possible.  You will need to make your own way to the departure point.  However some tours do have a designated hotel departure, which you can stay in prior to the trip.  Please ask at time of booking for departure points and we can direct you to local hotels.

Are entrance fees included?

Entrance fees are included where specified on the itinerary.

Can I pay in dollars?

All tours are quoted and charged in pounds sterling, but you can pay using your local card and currency.  We will debit the card in pounds sterling and your bank will use their exchange rate at that time to deduct the amount in your local currency.

What time does the trip leave and return?

Departure times will vary depending on the itinerary.  European tours departing from London will usually leave between 05.00am and 07.00am.  Multi day UK tours will leave between 06.00am and 07:30am.  Day trips will depart between 07.00am and 09.00am.  European and worldwide tours that start in an overseas city will have a welcome reception on day one of the tour which is usually around 18.00pm.

Return times vary depending on the itinerary.  All the full day coach tours should be finished by no later than 19.00pm, traffic permitting.  The train tours return between 20.00pm and 22.00pm.  Longer duration trips will return between 16.00pm and 19.00pm.  All times will be confirmed at time of booking.

Is this a definite/guaranteed departure?

A definite departure is guaranteed to operate for that given departure date.  A trip that is not yet designated a definite departure is not yet guaranteed to operate based on current booking numbers.  If a trip and departure date you are interested in is not yet definite, do not let this discourage you from booking.  The more paid passengers received, the odds of the trip operating increase.  In the slim case that the operator withdraw a trip you are booked on due to a lack of numbers, you are entitled to a full refund of any funds already paid towards the tour, or if flexible with your time, we can move you onto another departure.

Who travels on these tours, who else is booked?

Whilst we can not confirm exactly who else is booked on a tour, we can guarantee you will be travelling with fellow liked minded travelers who share a passion for travel, fun, adventure and discovery.  All tours will be run by English speaking guides and age ranges will vary.  The beauty of taking a guided holiday is you’ll have the opportunity to meet and travel with people from all over the globe.

Are transfers included from the airport?

In general, if you are joining or departing your guided holiday on the first or last day, return transfers between the airport and hotel are included (excludes itineraries starting and/or ending in London).  You’ll find specific information on the itinerary’s page.

What optional excursions can I do and can I book them now?

Optional experiences are available on some tours.  These are activities that are not automatically included, but offered during your trip to enhance your travel experience.  These are all bookable whilst on the tour via your tour guide/travel director.  These are payable by cash or card.



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Why stop there?


The ever-increasing demand and availability for well-organised, safe and reliable trips means that we now go further afield, so while we love taking people on tours of England, Ireland and Scotland we are pleased to offer that little bit more with river tours of Amsterdam, coach tours of Paris and train trips to the chocolate capital of the world, Brussels!

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There are so many and we cater for everyone so it may be a case of a leisurely out of London trip to Stonehenge or you may want the buzz and excitement of a theatre tour of London – all the glitz and glamour is there. Out of London, we offer all sorts of adventures: Roman Baths, Shakespeare country, the Royal Pavilion, Brighton – you name it. Same with London – we don’t just do the round London tours – we can take you to Kew Gardens or we can take you on an expedition on the roof of the O2 Dome to the platform at the top offering spectacular views.

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