Best of Devon and Cornwall

Best of Devon and Cornwall

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Best of Devon and Cornwall

6 Days Starting and ending in London

Visiting: Stonehenge, Penzance, Dartmoor National Park, Bath, Longleat, Windsor

Tour operator:

Trafalgar

Tour code:

BDEVAZM19

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

15 - 52

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

5-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:

English

Trip Styles:

UK tours by Coach

Interests:

Art, History

Activities:

Shopping, Sightseeing, Walking

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Tour Overview

Embark on a captivating journey through the heart of England with the "Best of Devon and Cornwall" tour. This meticulously crafted adventure invites you to discover the rich tapestry of history, culture, and breathtaking landscapes that define this enchanting region. From the mystical stone circles of Stonehenge to the artistic haven of St. Ives, and from the historic maritime city of Plymouth to the Roman Baths of Bath, every step of this tour is designed to enchant and inspire. Marvel at the majestic St. Michael's Mount, wander through the landscaped parkland of Longleat, and conclude your journey with a visit to the royal Windsor Castle. Travel in comfort aboard a luxury air-conditioned coach, complete with Wi-Fi, and enjoy cherry-picked hotels known for their quality and hospitality. With expert guidance, exclusive insights, and a host of unforgettable experiences, this tour promises a journey through Devon and Cornwall that will linger in your memory long after you return home.

Highlights

  • Discover Stonehenge, St. Ives, Plymouth, Bath, Bristol and Windsor

  • Visit the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge, Exeter Cathedral, the artists' colony of St. Ives, Buckfast Abbey, the Roman Baths and Royal Windsor.

  • View St. Michael's Mount, the Mayflower Steps in Plymouth, Capability Brown landscaped parkland at Longleat and Windsor Castle.

Places You'll See

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Explore Stonehenge, Exeter And Plymouth

Location: Stonehenge

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Moxy Plymouth

Meals Included: Dinner

Leave the bright lights of the British capital behind and journey through the rolling landscape of Wiltshire to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the ancient monoliths at Stonehenge, which rise imposingly on Salisbury Plain, imagining a time when pagans and druids would gather in their mysterious midst. Next, visit the 15th-century Cathedral Church of Saint Peter in Exeter. Continuing to Plymouth, Britain's Ocean City known for its maritime heritage, where pilgrims once left English shores for an unknown new world. Join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Dinner this evening, at a local restaurant.

Day 2 : Penzance And St. Ives

Location: Penzance

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Moxy Plymouth

Meals Included: Breakfast

Journey to Penzance and enjoy views of one of Cornwall's iconic landmarks, St Michael's Mount with its 17th-century castle, perched dramatically atop the tidal island, an ancient market town and historic port. Explore the lovely St. Ives, one of the most picturesque towns in Cornwall and a popular retreat for artists, surfers and sun-worshippers.

Day 3 : Enjoy A Visit To Buckfast Abbey And A Dartmoor Scenic Drive

Location: Dartmoor National Park

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Moxy Plymouth

Meals Included: Breakfast

This morning, consider an optional cruise around Plymouth's dramatic coastline or enjoy some free time exploring Plymouth your way. Continue to Buckfast Abbey where you’ll Dive Into Culture and gain insights into how Benedictine monks have lived and prayed for nearly 1,000 years. Next, enjoy Dartmoor National Park on a scenic drive across the mysterious moors.

Day 4 : Journey To Bath And Bristol

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Location: Bath

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hilton Garden Inn Bristol City Centre

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Head to Stowford Manor Farm, and Connect With Locals at a Be My Guest experience where High Tea will be served by the owner. This family run farm, located in the Frome Valley, has a diverse range of interests from Jersey milking cows to a community of workshops used by local craftsmen. Next, we arrive at the double-inscribed UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of the Great Spa Towns of Europe, Bath, whose beautiful Pulteney Bridge and 15th century Gothic Abbey provide a picturesque backdrop for the Roman Baths from which the city takes its name. Join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience, and see the steamy thermal pool of the 'Great Bath' and learn how this hub of culture is pioneering new educational investments to benefit the community. Continuing to Bristol, England's urban art capital, home to graffiti artist, Banksy.

Day 5 : Experience A Stately Home And British Village Life

Location: Longleat

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hilton Garden Inn Bristol City Centre

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Today we embark on a scenic drive through the English countryside, arriving at Longleat Stately Home where we’ll Dive Into Culture and gain insights into centuries of British tradition. Embark on an included guided tour one of the country's finest stately homes,  home to the former 7th Marquess of Bath. Wander through its grand rooms featuring priceless collections of art, antiques and tapestries collected by 15 generations and admire the exquisite Capability Brown landscaped parkland.

Later, we stop in the picturesque village of Lacock – its honey-coloured stone cottages and 15th-century inns have served as an iconic backdrop for such famous films as 'Pride & Prejudice', 'Harry Potter' and 'Downton Abbey'.

This evening we'll enjoy a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant.

Day 6 : Onwards To Windsor And London

Location: Windsor

Meals Included: Breakfast

This morning, journey through lush landscapes to the historic market town of Windsor, home to Windsor Castle, a residence of the British Royal Family before returning to London where our memorable journey through Devon and Cornwall comes to an end.

What's Included

  • Travel Director

    An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

  • Local Host

    The services of a Trafalgar Local Host when you stay at Trafalgar's recommended London hotel

  • Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off

    Pick-up and drop-off when you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel, booked through Trafalgar

  • Meals

    Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals

  • Must-see Sightseeing

    Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

  • Audio Headsets

    Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing

  • Free Time

    Optional Experiences and free time

  • Hotel Charges

    All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

  • Porterage and Restaurant Gratuities

    All porterage and restaurant gratuities

What's Not Included

  • Airfare

    International airfare to/from the start/end of your trip

  • Visas

    Visas and other travel documentation

  • Insurance

    Travel insurance

  • Optional Experiences

    Costs associated with Optional Experiences

  • Incidentals

    Incidental expenses, such as room service, laundry, phone calls, and internet access

Mode of Transport

Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

Accommodation

Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

Check out our Q&As

  • Are there any exclusions I should be aware of?

    Exclusions include international airfare to/from the start/end of your trip, visas and other travel documentation, travel insurance, costs associated with Optional Experiences, and incidental expenses such as room service, laundry, phone calls, and internet access.

  • What meals are included in the tour?

    Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals are included in the tour.

  • What are the pick-up and drop-off times?

    Please refer to your travel documents for specific pick-up and drop-off information.

  • What type of transportation will be used?

    The tour will use a luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys).

  • What countries will I visit on the Best of Devon and Cornwall tour?

    You will visit England on the Best of Devon and Cornwall tour.

  • What type of accommodation is included?

    The tour includes cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted.

  • What are some highlights of the tour?

    Highlights of the tour include discovering Stonehenge, St. Ives, Plymouth, Bath, Bristol, and Windsor, visiting the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge, Exeter Cathedral, the artists' colony of St. Ives, Buckfast Abbey, the Roman Baths, and Royal Windsor, and viewing St. Michael's Mount, the Mayflower Steps in Plymouth, Capability Brown landscaped parkland at Longleat, and Windsor Castle.

  • Where does the tour start and end?

    The tour starts and ends in London, UK.

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    The beauty of taking a guided holiday with us is that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and travel with people from all over the globe.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Vaccination against Covid-19 is not mandatory to travel with Trafalgar. However, we strongly recommend that guests are vaccinated before travelling. Please note that airlines and/or other authorities may have different requirements. It is the guest's responsibility to comply with these requirements at all times.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1947

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Trafalgar is a founding partner of the TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation established in 2008. So far, the charity has donated more than US$2 million to help underprivileged communities and support sustainable tourism around the world.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

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Very well planned trip with timely breaks during the coach ride..

08-Nov-2021

It was a well organized tour group and we hit lots of interesting and beautiful scenes. Like our previous trips with Trafalgar, tourists were treated with well manner and professional tour guide/director, making our trip very enjoyable and delightful!

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  • Low Deposit

    Trafalgar requires a minimum deposit of 200 GBP per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 90 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of trafalgar charges.

    Up to 60 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

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