Best of Devon & Cornwall - Leisure Holidays

Best of Devon & CornwallUnited Kingdom

From RM5,549 / per person for 5 nights
Explore the secrets of Devon and Cornwall on a quest through the Celtic coast.

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Summary

Discover smugglers' coves and quaint coastline villages as you trawl westwards towards the river valleys of romantic Devon and Cornwall, with its rich Celtic heritage. Visit the Georgian town of Bath, drive through the unique landscapes of Exmoor and rural Wiltshire, and see the ruined Tintagel Castle where, legend has it, King Arthur was born.

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Accommodation

Day 1 & 2: Hotel Hilton Garden Inn City Centre

Day 3: Hotel Durant House

Day 4 & 5: Hotel Mercure Southgate

Day 6: Depart London

Best Of Devon & Cornwall

Day 1: London - Windsor - Bath - Bristol (2 Nights)
Journey through lush landscape to the historic market town of Windsor, enjoying free time to ramble through its quaint streets and visit the elegant 11th century castle. 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 travelling to easy-going Bristol where we'll enjoy an orientation of the city including views of the Clifton Suspension Bridge and Brunnel's SS Great Britain, the world's first ocean-going luxury line


Day 2: Longleat Stately Home & Lacock Excursion
Leaving trendy Bristol behind, we embark on a scenic drive through the English countryside arriving at Longleat Stately Home near Warminster for a fascinating Cultural Insight into English heritage. Delve into centuries of British tradition during a included guided tour of one of the country's finest stately homes, currently home to the 7th Marquess of Bath. Later, we stop in the picturesque village of Lacock - it's honey-colored stone cottages and th 15th century inns have served as a picturesque backdrop for films as "Pride & Pejudice' and 'Harry Potter', among others. 


Day 3: Bristol - Dunster - Exmoor National Park - Lynmouth - Bideford
Take a step back in time to the medieval village of Dunster with its picturesque thatched cottages, 17th century yarn market and Working Watermill, built on the site of a mill mentioned in the Domesday Survey of c1086. Driving through the dramatic landscapes of Exmoor National Park, we stop in Lynmouth perched along the breathtakingly rugged Devon coast for some time at leisure. 


Day 4: Bideford - Tintagel - Exeter (2 Nights)

Enjoy views of the ruined Tintagel Castle, reputedly the birthplace of King Arthur. We join the Kempthorne family for a light Be My Guest Cornnish lunch and tales of farming heritage at their homely Cornish farmstead which has been in their family since the early 18th century. Later, we will sit quietly and listen to the sound of Gregorian chants and choral music filling the historic St. Martin's Church. 


Day 5: Cornish Excursion Including Plymouth, St. Ives & Dartmoor National Park
Meandering along the dramatic coastline of Cornwall today, past smugglers' coves and quaint coastal villages, we stop in the maritime city of Plymouth and view the Mayflower Steps from which brave pilgrims are said to have left English shores for an unknown new world. Discover lovely St. Ives, a popular retreat for artists, before enjoying views of St. Michael's Mount with its 17th century castle which sits dramatically atop the tidal island near the seaside town of Penzance. We travel through the brooding landscape of Dartmoor National Park, stopping at a traditional pub for a memorable Farewell Dinner with our travel companions.


Day 6: Exeter - Stonehedge - Salisbury - London
Visit the ancient monoliths at Stonehenge rise up imposingly on Salisbury Plain this morning and see them. Imagine a time when pagans and druids would gather in their mysterious midst. We'll visit the town of Salisbury, home to Britain's tallest spire, before returning to London where our memorable journey through Devon and Cornwall comes to an end.

Extras

Included Extras

Please find below a selection of extras that are included within the price of your tour.

On-Trip Transport

Luxury air-conditioned coach

Meals

8 Meals as per itinerary - 5 full breakfast, 1 lunch (Be My Guest), 2 dinner

Local Specialist

Local specialist to bring locations alive

Travel Director

An expert Tour Director & separate driver

Hotel Charges & Local Taxes

All baggage handling, hotel charges & local taxes

Connect with Locals

Join the Kempthorne family for a Be My Guest lunch and tales of farming heritage at their homely Cornish farmstead which has been in their family since the early 18th-century. (Day 4)

Dive into Culture

Enjoy a guided tour of Longleat House, the seat of the Marquesses of Bath and one of the finest stately homes open to the public.

Optional Extras

All of the below extras are additional to the price of your tour, and can be selected on the next stage.

Airport Transfer

Per single trip to/from Heathrow Airport

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