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Key Features
Duration: 5 days / 4 nights
Tour feature: Maximum group size 16 passengers
Starting: Central London
  1. Day 1 Salisbury, Stonehenge and the Jurassic Coast

    Departing London, we head West on to the Salisbury Plain to the ancient and mysterious site of Stonehenge, one of England's most iconic landmarks. After attempting to unravel the mysteries of its extimated 4000 year history we’ll make the short journey to the medieval city of Salisbury, whose elegant cathedral boasts England’s tallest spire and an original copy of the Magna Carta. By afternoon we arrive in Dorset and England’s South coast to visit Durdle Door, a beautiful limestone arch reaching out in to the English Channel. This is just one of many features of the "Jurassic Coast" whose geological history dates back some 185 million years. Later we continue west towards the Roman city of Exeter, our overnight destination.

    Overnight: Mercure Southgate Hotel (or similar), Exeter

  2. Day 2 Dartmoor, Polperro and Poldark’s Charlestown

    Today we ascend into the higher grounds of the scenic Dartmoor National Park where we’ll traverse narrow lanes and spot the native wild ponies who roam freely on the moors. Then we descend in to the port town of Plymouth; in 2020 the town celebrates the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrim Fathers setting sail for the "New World" - we'll explore the harbour and find the famous ‘Mayflower Steps’. By afternoon, we cross the border into Cornwall; a county with a unique Celtic heritage including their own language and flag. We'll pause at the traditional fishing village of Polperro to explore the tangle of narrow streets and the harbour where smuggling once thrived. Then onwards to Charlestown, whose port remains largely unchanged since the late 18th and which you might recognise from the popular TV show Poldark. Our final stop is in Falmouth, our overnight base for the next two nights.

    Overnight: St Michaels Hotel (or similar), Falmouth

    Meals: Breakfast included

  3. Day 3 St Michael’s Mount, Minack Theatre and Land’s End

    Today we’ll discover some of the most isolated parts of Cornwall’s coastline. First stop is the iconic St Michaels Mount an off-shore island whose famous monastery has its origins as far back as the 8th century. We’ll hear tales of pirates as we pass through Penzance before making our way to the renowned Minack Theatre, a stunning open-air amphitheatre carved in to the cliffs; hear the inspiring story of dedication and English eccentricity which resulted in its creation. Finally, we head for Lands End, the most Westerly point of Britain where nothing but ocean separates you from the Americas. Later, we return to Falmouth where you’ll enjoy free time to explore this historic harbour town; perhaps visit Henry VIIIs Pendennis castle or the local Maritime Museum.

    Overnight: St Michaels Hotel (or similar), Falmouth

    Meals: Breakfast included

  4. Day 4 St Ives, Port Isaac and Tintagel

    Today is dedicated to Cornwall’s north coast. Our first stop is the popular seaside town of St Ives; once a thriving fishing town today the town is a haven for budding artists and art-lovers alike. Stroll along the cobbled lanes, pop your head into a local art gallery or walk along the front of one of the golden beaches for inspiration. Next, we’ll meander around the Camel Estuary to reach the secluded fishing village of Port Isaac; this bustling port may already be familiar to you as the primary filming location of the popular TV series Doc Martin. Better known as ‘Portwen’ we’ll have time to explore the village and spot the landmarks including the schoolhouse and even Doc Martin’s house! After lunch we’ll continue along the coast to the dramatic ruins of Tintagel Castle, legendary birthplace of King Arthur. The site is shrouded in history, mystery and myth but also offers spectacular panoramas of the rugged Cornish coast. By late afternoon, we make our way back to Exeter for the final night of our tour.

    Overnight: Mercure Southgate Hotel (or similar), Exeter

    Meals: Breakfast included

  5. Day 5 Bath and Cotswolds villages

    Returning North through the county of Somerset our first stop this morning is the one of most beautiful cities in Britain; Bath. With its origins in Roman times the city boomed in the Georgian period resulting in a city whose Roman Baths are a centrepiece set amidst elegant Regency architecture. Here you’ll have ample time to explore including the Roman Baths themselves, the Abbey, Jane Austen Centre or architectural highlights such as the Royal Crescent and the Circus. After lunch we make our way into The Cotswolds, a designated area of outstanding natural beauty. As we pass through the classic English countryside we’ll stop at one or more of the quintessential Cotswold villages such as Castle Combe arguably the most picture-perfect village in England. By afternoon we make our way back to London where our tour ends.

    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.

What's Included?

  • 4 nights in Hotel accommodation (minimum 3* standard).
  • Full English breakfast each morning.
  • All transportation by luxury mini-coach.
  • Maximum group-size of 16 passengers for that intimate touring experience.
  • Services of a professional driver/guide (one person).
  • Expert local advice during the planning of your trip.
  • Postage of your vacation documents pack.

Excludes

  • Attraction entry / attraction admission (this tour focuses on providing free time in various locations and allows you to choose which sites/attractions you may want to see during your visit).

Optional Extras

  • Pre or post tour hotel accommodation in London.
  • Airport transfers or transport to/from London before/after your tour.


Please Note:
All accommodation is minimum 3* rated and guarantees private / en-suite bathroom facilities.  Specific accommodation is selected and allocated after confirmation of your booking. As tour accommodation is allocated after confirmation of the tour booking not all tour participants stay in the same establishment. Please advise if you are travelling with other guests under a different reference and we can confirm accommodation together in the same property.

Departure Dates 2021

Please select your preferred tour date from the list below.

Start DateEnd DateStatusPrice
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January 4, 2021
January 8, 2021
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January 11, 2021
January 15, 2021
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January 18, 2021
January 22, 2021
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January 25, 2021
January 29, 2021
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February 1, 2021
February 5, 2021
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February 8, 2021
February 12, 2021
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February 15, 2021
February 19, 2021
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February 22, 2021
February 26, 2021
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March 1, 2021
March 5, 2021
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March 8, 2021
March 12, 2021
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935
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March 15, 2021
March 19, 2021
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935
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March 22, 2021
March 26, 2021
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935
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March 29, 2021
April 2, 2021
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935
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April 5, 2021
April 9, 2021
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975
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April 12, 2021
April 16, 2021
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975
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April 19, 2021
April 23, 2021
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975
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April 26, 2021
April 30, 2021
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975
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May 3, 2021
May 7, 2021
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975
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May 10, 2021
May 14, 2021
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1035
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May 17, 2021
May 21, 2021
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1035
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May 24, 2021
May 28, 2021
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May 31, 2021
June 4, 2021
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1035
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June 7, 2021
June 11, 2021
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June 14, 2021
June 18, 2021
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June 21, 2021
June 25, 2021
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June 28, 2021
July 2, 2021
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July 5, 2021
July 9, 2021
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1075
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July 12, 2021
July 16, 2021
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1075
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July 19, 2021
July 23, 2021
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1075
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July 26, 2021
July 30, 2021
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1075
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August 2, 2021
August 6, 2021
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1075
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August 9, 2021
August 13, 2021
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1075
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August 16, 2021
August 20, 2021
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1075
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August 23, 2021
August 27, 2021
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1075
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August 30, 2021
September 3, 2021
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1075
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September 6, 2021
September 10, 2021
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1075
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September 13, 2021
September 17, 2021
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1035
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September 20, 2021
September 24, 2021
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1035
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September 27, 2021
October 1, 2021
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1035
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October 4, 2021
October 8, 2021
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975
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October 11, 2021
October 15, 2021
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975
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October 18, 2021
October 22, 2021
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975
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October 25, 2021
October 29, 2021
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975
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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 2020/21

Single supplements apply for single occupancy rooms and are subject to availability at the time of booking, please ask for a quotation for details.

 

This tour starts at 9.15am on the first day of travel and returns around 7.30pm on the final day of travel. We recommend arriving in your city of departure at least one day prior to the start of your tour. If you require pre or post tour accommodation in central London, please let us know.

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 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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