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Key Features
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Tour feature: Maximum group size 18 passengers
Starting: Central London
Tour Highlights
  1. Day 1 London Arrival

    Arrive in London this morning and make your way in to the heart of the English Capital. After checking in to your hotel, your afternoon is free for you to spend at your leisure either relaxing after your arrival journey or perhaps getting out to explore the city. London is magnificent metropolis which combines a vibrant modern culture with a rich history and heritage. You may choose to visit a wealth of world renowned sights including Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, St Paul's Cathedral, Trafalgar Square and the London Eye on the banks of the River Thames. By evening, return to the tour hotel where we'll gather as a group with your tour leader and get to know one another over a welcome dinner.

    Overnight: Wellington by Blue Orchid (or similar), London

    Meals: Dinner included.

  2. Day 2 Wells and the Dartmoor National Park

    Departing London, we set off on our adventure to England's eclectic west country. Firstly, 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.

    Overnight: Two Bridges Hotel (or similar), Dartmoor

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner included.

  3. Day 3 The North Cornwall Coast, Port Isaac and Padstow village

    Continuing through the county of Devon 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.

    Overnight: Penmere Manor Hotel (or similar), Falmouth

    Meals: Breakfast and specialty lunch included.

  4. Day 4 St Ives and St Michael's Mount

    This morning we make our way to the furthest corners of Cornwall. First stop will be the enchanting Minack Theatre carved in to the cliffside. Then onwards we'll visit the delightful fishing town of St Ives where we can wander the cobbled streets and harbour of this traditional fishing town. Walk along the sweeping bay or discover art at one of only two Tate galleries outside of London. Later we head to the is the fascinating and historical site at St Michael's Mount. We’ll travel over the sea by boat or cross the causeway to the island from the bustling little Cornish town of Marazion to discover the medieval castle (The castle is closed on selected dates in which case we'll visit St Michael's Mount on day five). Later, we return to Falmouth for an evening at leisure.

    Overnight: Penmere Manor Hotel (or similar), Falmouth

    Meals: Breakfast included.

  5. Day 5 The Tregothnan Estate or Lower Lanner Farm and St Austell

    There’s a treat for the green-fingered today as we set off to explore Tregothnan Estate, a beautiful historic house and grounds, historic seat of the Boscawen family. A member of the gardening team will give us a private tour of the expansive grounds and the tea plantation, where we learn all about tea grown in England and have the opportunity to sample some of the home-grown produce (on selected dates Tregothnan House is closed in which case we'll visit Lower Lanner Farm, also located ont he same estate). We then wind our way through the Cornish countryside passing through the Georgian town of Charlestown before arriving in St Austell, our base for the next two nights.

    Overnight: Carlyon Bay Hotel (or similar), Saint Austell

    Meals: Breakfast included.

  6. Day 6 Freetime in St Austell

    Today is a free day with no group plans allowing you to relax and discover the town of St Austell and it sweeping sandy bays at your leisure. St Austell is a charming Cornish town, bustling with life and an ideal spot to enjoy a traditional Cornish pasty. Nearby attractions include the magnificent Eden Project botanical gardens or the Wheal Martyn Clay Works detailing the china clay mining history of the town.

    Overnight: Carlyon Bay Hotel (or similar), Saint Austell

    Meals: Breakfast included.

  7. Day 7 Dorset and the Jurassic Coast

    Today we'll meander along the South Cornwall Coast and through the country roads of Devon and Dorset. We'll pause in the county’s principal town of Lyme Regis, home to Jane Austen’s heroines from her classics such as the novel Persuasion. We'll then enjoy views of the Jurassic Coast and perhaps pause at one of the many bays to hunt for fossils before making our way to the cathedral city of Salisbury, for a farewell dinner together.

    Overnight: Milford Hall Hotel (or similar), Salisbury

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner included.

  8. Day 8 Salisbury Cathedral

    This morning we take time to admire one of England's finest cathedral cities; we'll wander the cobbled streets to the cathedral itself which boasts England's tallest spire, Europe's oldest working clock and is also home to an original copy of the Magna Carta. After exploring this traditional market town we return East to the metropolis of London, a world away from the sedate Cornish coasts. Tour ends around 5.30pm.

    Meals: Breakfast included.

*Journey times and distances are estimates and are based on the direct route between the start location and end location for each day of the itinerary, where applicable. They do not include detours or stops for sightseeing.

Unique 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.
  • Visit the hrabour towns of Falmouth and Port Isaac.
  • Maximum group-size of 18 passengers for that intimate touring experience.

What's included

  • 7 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:
    • St Michael's Mount
    • Tregothnan Estate
    • Salisbury Cathedral
  • Expert local advice during planning your trip.
  • Postage of your vacation documents pack.

Optional extras

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

Exclusions

  • Trip Insurance – we ask that our guests purchase suitable cover in case planned travel is affected or disrupted due to unforeseen circumstances. More information on the benefits of trip insurance can be found here.
  • Flights – adeo Travel do not book air travel but are happy to offer advice on where to seek competitive airfare.
  • Meals and/or sightseeing other than that outlined above.

Departure Dates

Please select your preferred tour date from the list below.

Start DateEnd DateStatusPrice
(per person)*
 
October 8, 2022
October 15, 2022
Guaranteed departure
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2169
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October 15, 2022
October 22, 2022
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£
2469
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* Prices are per person based on two people sharing either a double room or twin room. A single supplement will apply for those bookings where a single room is required.

Pricing 2022

Single Supplement: from £460.

 

All tours commence in central London (close to Paddington Station) at 8.30am on the Start Day and finish in London at around 5.30pm (approx) on the End Day.

 

Please ask for a quote if you require pre/post tour accommodation in central London.

Pricing 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.
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