7 days/ 6 nights
South West of England
Maximum group size 18 passengers.
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Small group tour: Corners of Cornwall tour
Wells and the Dartmoor National Park
Dartmoor National Park, Cornwall
Departing London, we set off on our adventure to England's beautifully eclectic west country. We travel to the tiny market town of Wells, really no larger than a small town, Wells has city status owing to its elegant cathedral and Bishop's Palace. Explore Vicar's close (the oldest continuously inhabited medieval street in Europe) or the local shops and tea rooms before we continue to Dartmoor National Park. As the landscape changes we meander through beautiful country lanes, over ancient stone bridges and through dramatic rolling countryside where wild ponies roam. Tonight we stay in the heart of the arresting Dartmoor National Park where we will enjoy a welcome dinner together.
Accommodation: Two Bridges Hotel (or similar), Dartmoor National Park - dinner included.
Highlights: Wells Cathedral and Bishop's Palace and the Dartmoor National Park.
The North Cornish Coast, Port Isaac and Padstow village
Continuing through the county of Devon in to the Cornish Peninsula, we make our way to the rugged cliffs and bays of the north coast of Cornwall. Here we visit the picturesque fishing village of Port Isaac; better known as Port Wen the town famously featured in the television series Doc Martin and you'll enjoy time to explore the familiar sights of the town. Then onwards along the coast to Padstow to enjoy a true highlight as lunch is served at 'The Seafood Restaurant', the flagship establishment of British television chef Rick Stein which serves a mouth-watering selection of locally sourced seafood and international dishes. Walk-off your food with a stroll around the scenic harbour town afterwards before we make our way to seaside town Falmouth, our base for the next two nights.
Accommodation: Greenbank Hotel (or similar), Falmouth – speciality lunch included today.
Highlights: Port Isaac, Padstow, Rick Stein's Seafood Restaurant and Falmouth.
St Michael's Mount and St Ives
This morning we make our way to the is the fascinating and historical site at St Michael's Mount. We'll travel over the sea by boat to the island from the bustling little Cornish town of Marazion to discover the medieval castle and delve into the island's past. Later we head south to the furthest corners of Cornwall and to the delightful fishing town of St Ives where we can wander the cobbled streets between tiny fishermen's cottages to uncover the legend, history and tradition of this ancient town. Walk along the sweeping bay or discover art at one of only two Tate galleries outside of London. Later, we return to Falmouth for an evening at leisure.
Accommodation: Greenbank Hotel (or similar), Falmouth.
Highlights: St Ives, Tate Gallery and St Michael's Mount.
Falmouth Harbour, Cornwall
The Tregothnan Estate and the Fowey Estuary
There's a treat for the green-fingered as we set off to explore Tregothnan, a beautiful historic house. Set amidst Cornwall's largest estate Tregothnan is the historic seat of the Boscawen family; a member of the gardening team gives us a private tour of the expansive grounds and the tea plantation, where we learn all about tea grown in England. We then wind our way through the Cornish countryside before arriving in the charming town of Fowey, our base for the next two nights.
Accommodation: Fowey Hotel, Fowey – dinner included
Highlights: Tregothan and Fowey.
Freetime in Fowey Village
Today is a free day with no group plans allowing you to relax and discover Fowey village at your leisure. Fowey is a typical Cornish fishing town, a centuries-old settlement nestling on the steep banks of the Fowey estuary. Visit the local museum, aquarium or St Catharine's Castle fort overlooking the harbour before wandering the cobbled streets or taking a boat trip out on the sea. By afternoon why not sit back in one of the coffee-shops and eateries overlooking the quaint harbour to watch the mussel boats sail back into the harbour, or seek out a friendly local pub for a local ale and sample the local delicacy – a Cornish pasty.
Accommodation: The Fowey Hotel (or similar), Fowey.
Highlights: Discover the fishing town of Fowey.
Polperro Village, Buckfast Abbey and Lyme Regis
Leaving Fowey, we make our way along the south Cornish coast, with a stop at Polperro fishing village before we leave the county behind us. Passing back in to Devon we visit the magnificent Buckfast Abbey a site which dates back to the 11th century and is home to Benedictine monks, the impressive abbey itself and beautiful gardens. Then onwards through the green hills of Dorset; to the county's principal town of Lyme Regis, home to Jane Austen's heroines from her classics such as the novel Persuasion. We may have a chance to gain views of the Jurassic Coast before hanging up our hats in Hawkchurch, near Lyme Regis, for a farewell dinner together.
Accommodation: Fairwater Head Hotel (or similar), near Lyme Regis - dinner included.
Highlights: Polperro, Buckfast Abbey, Lyme Regis, the Jurassic Coast and a farewell dinner.
Wiltshire and Salisbury
The final leg of our journey takes us over the county border we follow the old Roman road in to ancient Wiltshire. We'll pass over the grassy plains and rolling downs of before arriving in the eerie landscapes of the Salisbury Plain home to ancient prehistoric sites and features. We'll head for Salisbury itself, home to one of England's finest cathedral cities; the cathedral boasts England's tallest spire, Europe's oldest working clock and is also home to an original copy of the Magna Carta. After exploring the cobbled streets of this ancient market town we return East to the metropolis of London, a world away from the sedate Cornish coasts. Tour ends around 5.30pm.
Highlights: Salisbury and Salisbury Cathedral.
Small group tours: Corners of Cornwall tour
- Enjoy lunch at Rick Stein's 'The Seafood Restaurant' in Padstow.
- Wander through Cornwall's largest private estate accompanied by a member of the estate's gardening team.
- Drive along single-track roads in the heart of Dartmoor National Park.
- Enjoy a two-night stay in Falmouth, located at the entrance to the third largest harbour in the world and a free-day in Fowey fishing village.
- Maximum group-size of 18 passengers for that intimate touring experience.
- 6 nights in charming boutique accommodation
- Transportation by luxury mini-coach
- The services of your professional driver and separate tour leader
- Full English breakfast daily
- 3 x evening meals
- 1 x seafood lunch
- A comprehensive touring programme including the following admissions:
- Wells Cathedral
- St Michael's Mount
- Polperro Heritage Centre
- Private guided tour of Tregothnan Estate
- Harbour Heritage Museum
- Salisbury Cathedral
- Expert local advice during planning your trip.
- Postage of your vacation documents pack.
- Pre or post tour hotel accommodation in London.
- Airport transfers.
Small group tours: Corners of Cornwall tour
DEPARTURE DATES AND PRICING 2017
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DEPARTURE DATES 2018
|ADDITIONAL FEATURES||PRICE PER PERSON
(sharing twin/ double)
|Sun 18 Mar, 2018||Sat 24 Mar, 2018||£ 1,819|
|Sun 15 Apr, 2018||Sat 21 Apr, 2018||£ 1,919|
|Sun 22 Apr, 2018||Sat 28 Apr, 2018||Guaranteed||£ 1,919|
|Wed 25 Apr, 2018||Tue 01 May, 2018||£ 1,919|
|Sun 29 Apr, 2018||Sat 05 May, 2018||Guaranteed||£ 1,919|
|Wed 02 May, 2018||Tue 08 May, 2018||Guaranteed||£ 2,019|
|Sun 06 May, 2018||Sat 12 May, 2018||Guaranteed||£ 2,019|
|Wed 09 May, 2018||Tue 15 May, 2018||£ 2,019|
|Thu 10 May, 2018||Wed 16 May, 2018||Guaranteed||£ 2,019|
|Sun 13 May, 2018||Sat 19 May, 2018||Guaranteed||£ 2,019|
|Wed 16 May, 2018||Tue 22 May, 2018||Guaranteed||£ 2,019|
|Thu 17 May, 2018||Wed 23 May, 2018||£ 2,019|
|Sun 20 May, 2018||Sat 26 May, 2018||£ 2,019|
|Wed 23 May, 2018||Tue 29 May, 2018||£ 2,019|
|Thu 24 May, 2018||Wed 30 May, 2018||Guaranteed||£ 2,019|
|Sun 27 May, 2018||Sat 02 Jun, 2018||Guaranteed||£ 2,019|
|Wed 30 May, 2018||Tue 05 Jun, 2018||Guaranteed||£ 2,019|
|Thu 31 May, 2018||Wed 06 Jun, 2018||Guaranteed||£ 2,019|
|Sun 03 Jun, 2018||Sat 09 Jun, 2018||£ 2,019|
|Wed 06 Jun, 2018||Tue 12 Jun, 2018||£ 2,019|
|Thu 07 Jun, 2018||Wed 13 Jun, 2018||Guaranteed||£ 2,019|
|Sun 10 Jun, 2018||Sat 16 Jun, 2018||Guaranteed||£ 2,019|
|Wed 13 Jun, 2018||Tue 19 Jun, 2018||£ 2,019|
|Thu 14 Jun, 2018||Wed 20 Jun, 2018||Guaranteed||£ 2,019|
|Sun 17 Jun, 2018||Sat 23 Jun, 2018||Guaranteed||£ 2,019|
|Wed 20 Jun, 2018||Tue 26 Jun, 2018||Guaranteed||£ 2,019|
|Thu 21 Jun, 2018||Wed 27 Jun, 2018||Guaranteed||£ 2,019|
|Sun 24 Jun, 2018||Sat 30 Jun, 2018||Guaranteed||£ 2,019|
|Wed 27 Jun, 2018||Tue 03 Jul, 2018||£ 2,019|
|Thu 28 Jun, 2018||Wed 04 Jul, 2018||Guaranteed||£ 2,019|
|Wed 04 Jul, 2018||Tue 10 Jul, 2018||Guaranteed||£ 2,019|
|Sun 08 Jul, 2018||Sat 14 Jul, 2018||Guaranteed||£ 2,019|
|Wed 11 Jul, 2018||Tue 17 Jul, 2018||Guaranteed||£ 2,019|
|Sun 15 Jul, 2018||Sat 21 Jul, 2018||£ 2,019|
|Wed 18 Jul, 2018||Tue 24 Jul, 2018||Guaranteed||£ 2,019|
|Sun 22 Jul, 2018||Sat 28 Jul, 2018||Guaranteed||£ 2,019|
|Wed 25 Jul, 2018||Tue 31 Jul, 2018||£ 2,019|
|Sun 29 Jul, 2018||Sat 04 Aug, 2018||Guaranteed||£ 2,019|
|Wed 01 Aug, 2018||Tue 07 Aug, 2018||Guaranteed||£ 2,019|
|Sun 05 Aug, 2018||Sat 11 Aug, 2018||Guaranteed||£ 2,019|
|Wed 08 Aug, 2018||Tue 14 Aug, 2018||Guaranteed||£ 2,019|
|Fri 10 Aug, 2018||Thu 16 Aug, 2018||£ 2,019|
|Sun 12 Aug, 2018||Sat 18 Aug, 2018||Guaranteed||£ 2,019|
|Wed 15 Aug, 2018||Tue 21 Aug, 2018||Guaranteed||£ 2,019|
|Sun 19 Aug, 2018||Sat 25 Aug, 2018||Guaranteed||£ 2,019|
|Wed 22 Aug, 2018||Tue 28 Aug, 2018||Guaranteed||£ 2,019|
|Fri 24 Aug, 2018||Thu 30 Aug, 2018||£ 2,019|
|Sun 26 Aug, 2018||Sat 01 Sep, 2018||Guaranteed||£ 2,019|
|Wed 29 Aug, 2018||Tue 04 Sep, 2018||£ 2,019|
|Thu 30 Aug, 2018||Wed 05 Sep, 2018||Guaranteed||£ 2,019|
|Sun 02 Sep, 2018||Sat 08 Sep, 2018||Guaranteed||£ 2,019|
|Wed 05 Sep, 2018||Tue 11 Sep, 2018||Guaranteed||£ 2,019|
|Thu 06 Sep, 2018||Wed 12 Sep, 2018||£ 2,019|
|Sun 09 Sep, 2018||Sat 15 Sep, 2018||Guaranteed||£ 2,019|
|Wed 12 Sep, 2018||Tue 18 Sep, 2018||£ 2,019|
|Thu 13 Sep, 2018||Wed 19 Sep, 2018||Guaranteed||£ 2,019|
|Sun 16 Sep, 2018||Sat 22 Sep, 2018||Guaranteed||£ 2,019|
|Wed 19 Sep, 2018||Tue 25 Sep, 2018||Guaranteed||£ 2,019|
|Thu 20 Sep, 2018||Wed 26 Sep, 2018||£ 2,019|
|Sun 23 Sep, 2018||Sat 29 Sep, 2018||Guaranteed||£ 2,019|
|Wed 26 Sep, 2018||Tue 02 Oct, 2018||Guaranteed||£ 2,019|
|Thu 27 Sep, 2018||Wed 03 Oct, 2018||Guaranteed||£ 2,019|
|Sun 30 Sep, 2018||Sat 06 Oct, 2018||£ 2,019|
|Wed 03 Oct, 2018||Tue 09 Oct, 2018||Guaranteed||£ 1,919|
|Sun 07 Oct, 2018||Sat 13 Oct, 2018||£ 1,919|
|Wed 10 Oct, 2018||Tue 16 Oct, 2018||Guaranteed||£ 1,919|
|Sun 14 Oct, 2018||Sat 20 Oct, 2018||£ 1,919|
|Wed 17 Oct, 2018||Tue 23 Oct, 2018||£ 1,919|
Single Supplement: £400.
All tours commence in central London (close to Victoria Station) at 8.30am on the Start Day and finish in London at around 5.30pm (approx) on the End Day.
- 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 British Pounds Sterling (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.