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CORNERS OF CORNWALL

Taking in the beautiful West Country of England, this tour has it all, from history and architecture, to breath-taking scenery and fine food. See wild ponies in the Dartmoor National Park, visit Doc Martin's Port Isaac and explore a maritime past in Falmouth. Enjoy regional specialities including Cornish Pasties, cream teas and a meal at Rick Stein's renowned 'The Seafood Restaurant'.

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KEY FEATURES

Duration:
7 days/ 6 nights

Regions visited:
South West of England

Start point:
Central London

End point:
Central London

Customizable:
No

Additional information:
Maximum group size 18 passengers.

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ITINERARY

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DAY ONE

Wells and the Dartmoor National Park

Corners of Cornwall Tour - Dartmoor

Dartmoor National Park, Cornwall

Departing London 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 more 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.

accommodationAccommodation: Two Bridges Hotel (or similar), Dartmoor National Park - dinner included.

attractionsHighlights: Wells City and Dartmoor National Park.

DAY TWO

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 you food with a stroll around the scenic harbour town afterwards before we make our way to seaside town Falmouth, our base for the next three nights.

accommodationAccommodation: Merchant's Manor Hotel (or similar), Falmouth - speciality lunch included today.

attractionsHighlights: Cornish Coastline, Port Isaac, Padstow, Rick Stein's Seafood Restaurant and Falmouth.

DAY THREE

St Ives Village and St Michael's Mount

Today 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. By afternoon 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 return to Falmouth for dinner at our hotel.

accommodationAccommodation: Merchant's Manor Hotel (or similar), Falmouth - dinner included.

attractionsHighlights: St Ives and St Michael's Mount.

DAY FOUR

Corners of Cornwall Tour - Falmouth

Falmouth Harbour, Cornwall

Falmouth free time

Today you are free to explore the historic town of Falmouth at your leisure. There are numerous options to tempt different interests including Cornwall's largest fortress, Pendennis Castle, one of a pair that guarded the entrance to Falmouth Harbour, the National Maritime Museum and Falmouth Art Gallery. You may also choose to take a short ferry ride to St Mawes Castle or alternatively, a short train ride alongside the Restronguet Creek and Fal River to Cornwall's capital city, Truro.

accommodationAccommodation: Merchant's Manor Hotel (or similar), Falmouth

attractionsHighlights: Pendennis Castle, National Maritime Museum and Falmouth Harbour.

DAY FIVE

The Tregothnan Estate and the Fowey Estuary

This morning there's a treat for the green-fingered as we set off to explore the Tregothnan Estate – the historic seat of the Boscawen family, Tregothnan is Cornwall's largest private estate home to an opulent historic manor and beautiful gardens and grounds. We'll benefit from the expertise of a member of the gardening team on a private tour of the grounds and the tea plantation, where we learn all about the only tea grown in England. Later we make our way to Fowey, a centuries-old town nestling on the steep banks of the Fowey estuary. After Settling into your hotel you'll enjoy time to explore – watch the mussel boats sailing back into the harbour, or seek out a friendly local pub for a local ale.

accommodationAccommodation: The Fowey Hotel (or similar), Fowey.

attractionsHighlights: Tregothnan Estate and Fowey.

DAY SIX

Corners of Cornwall Tour - Palperro

Polperro, Cornwall

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; here we visit the principal town of Lyme Regis, home to Jane Austin's heroines; we walk in their footsteps as we climb the historic Cobb, which featured Austen's novel Persuasion, before taking in sweeping views of the Jurassic Coast from the Langmoor and Lister Gardens. Seek out fossils in the local shops, or promenade along the 18th century seafront. Tonight we hang up our hats in Hawkchurch, near Lyme Regis, for a farewell dinner together.

accommodationAccommodation: Fairwater Head Hotel (or similar), Lyme Regis - dinner included.

attractionsHighlights: Polperro, Buckfast Abbey and the Jurassic Coast.

DAY SEVEN

Lyme Regis, the Jurassic Coast 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 in Salisbury itself, one of England's finest cathedral cities; here we can explore the cobbled street and visit the ancient cathedral itself which boasts Britain's tallest spire, Europe's oldest working clock and is also home to an original copy of the Magna Carta. Our fascinating tour ends upon our return to London.

attractionsHighlights: Salisbury and Salisbury Cathedral.

MAP

Corners of Cornwall Tour Map - Small Group Tours of England

INCLUSIONS

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arrowUNIQUE FEATURES

  • 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.
  • A free day in Falmouth, located at the entrance to the third largest harbour in the world
  • Maximum group-size of 18 passengers for that intimate touring experience.

arrowWHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • 6 nights in charming accommodation
  • Transportation by luxury mini-coach
  • The services of your driver/guide companion
  • Full English breakfast daily
  • 3 x evening meals
  • 1 x seafood lunch
  • Entrance Fees Included:
    • St Michael’s Mount
    • Private guided tour of Tregothnan Estate
    • Salisbury Cathedral
  • Expert local advice during planning your trip.
  • Postage of your vacation documents pack.

arrowOPTIONAL EXTRAS

  • Pre or post tour hotel accommodation in London.
  • Airport transfers.

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PRICING

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arrowDEPARTURE DATES 2017

START DAY
(in London)
END DAY
(in London)
ADDITIONAL FEATURES PRICE PER PERSON
(sharing twin/ double)
Sun 03 Sep, 2017 Sat 09 Sep, 2017 Fully booked £  1,715
Wed 06 Sep, 2017 Tue 12 Sep, 2017 Fully booked £  1,715
Sun 10 Sep, 2017 Sat 16 Sep, 2017 Fully booked £  1,715
Wed 13 Sep, 2017 Tue 19 Sep, 2017 Limited availability £  1,715
Thu 14 Sep, 2017 Wed 20 Sep, 2017 Limited availability £  1,715
Sun 17 Sep, 2017 Sat 23 Sep, 2017 Limited availability £  1,715
Wed 20 Sep, 2017 Tue 26 Sep, 2017 Limited availability £  1,715
Thu 21 Sep, 2017 Wed 27 Sep, 2017 Guaranteed departure £  1,715
Sun 24 Sep, 2017 Sat 30 Sep, 2017 Limited availability £  1,715
Wed 27 Sep, 2017 Tue 03 Oct, 2017 Guaranteed departure £  1,715
Thu 28 Sep, 2017 Wed 04 Oct, 2017 Guaranteed departure £  1,715
Sun 01 Oct, 2017 Sat 07 Oct, 2017 Guaranteed departure £  1,645
Wed 04 Oct, 2017 Tue 10 Oct, 2017 Limited availability £  1,645
Sun 08 Oct, 2017 Sat 14 Oct, 2017 Limited availability £  1,645
Wed 11 Oct, 2017 Tue 17 Oct, 2017 Limited availability £  1,645
Sun 15 Oct, 2017 Sat 21 Oct, 2017 Guaranteed departure £  1,645

Single Supplement: £170 April/Oct, £200 May-September.

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.

arrowPRICING NOTES

  • 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.

arrow2018 DEPARTURES AND PRICING

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