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: London, Penzance, Dartmoor National Park, Bath, Longleat, Windsor

Tour operator:

Trafalgar

Tour code:

BDEVZM20

Activities:

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 the southwestern tip of England. From the mystical stone circles of Stonehenge to the artistic haven of St. Ives. Enjoy the comfort of luxury air-conditioned coach travel, complete with Wi-Fi, and rest each night in cherry-picked hotels known for their trusted quality. With the inclusion of expert travel direction, professional driving, and a host of meals, this tour promises a seamless and enriching travel experience. Highlights include visits to Exeter Cathedral, Buckfast Abbey, and the Roman Baths, with optional experiences to personalize your journey. Whether you're drawn to the allure of historic sites or the serene beauty of the English countryside, this tour offers a blend of sightseeing and free time to explore at your own pace.

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.

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Itinerary

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Day 1 : Explore Stonehenge, Exeter And Plymouth
Location: London
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Moxy Plymouth
Meals Included: Dinner

Leave the bright lights of the British capital behind and journey through lush landscapes to the historic market town of Windsor. Journeying west, we arrive in the stately Georgian town of 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. See the steamy thermal pool of the 'Great Bath' before traveling to Bideford, where we'll enjoy an orientation of the city. Join your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Dinner this evening, at a local restaurant.

Day 2 : Penzance And St. Ives
Location: Penzance
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 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 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 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

  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

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

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

  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals

  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing

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

What's Not Included

  • Airfare

    International airfare to/from start/end of tour

  • Travel Insurance

    Travel insurance is not included and is recommended

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

  • 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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Best tour I joined so far

14-Jan-2023

My first time with Trafalgar and I see no reason why I should not join them again.

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King Ng, Lafayette, California  

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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  • 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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