Key Features
Duration: 5 days / 4 nights
Tour feature: Maximum group size 16 passengers
Starting: Central London
Tour Highlights
  1. Day 1 Historic Winchester and Stonehenge

    Departing London, we travel out in to the English countryside and through the ancient kingdom of Wessex to its age-old capital the historic city of Winchester where we take time to explore the fascinating old town with its magnificent cathedral and historic Great Hall. We then pass in to Wiltshire and the eerie Salisbury Plain to visit an icon of England; Stonehenge is a magnificent prehistoric site, and is now a UNESCO world heritage site, that is instantly recognized the world over but remains shrouded in mystery dating back to 3000 BC. And baffling experts as to its possible purpose. Later, we enjoy the scenic drive through Dorset and Devon arriving in Exeter, an important fortified settlement in Roman times and our base for two nights.

    Overnight: Exeter (or Torquay on selected dates)

  2. Day 2 Dartmoor, Tavistock town and Exeter

    This morning set off to explore the magnificent wilderness of Dartmoor, setting of Hound of the Baskervilles, where we can spot wild ponies roaming on the hillsides and where we view the ancient "Clapper Bridge" at Postbridge. Then on to the historic market town of Tavistock, once home to the English sea-farer Sir Francis Drake. Returning to Exeter in the early afternoon, we have time to explore this charming Roman town, with its underground passages, ancient city walls, Royal Albert Memorial museum and its famous 12th century Norman Cathedral.

    Overnight: Exeter (or Torquay on selected dates)

    Meals: Breakfast included

  3. Day 3 North Cornwall, Bodmin Moor and Tintagel

    Continuing West in to the Celtic kingdom of Cornwall we'll visit the ancient capital of Cornwall, Launceston, with its 12th century Norman keep. Then to the Elizabethan fishing village of Boscastle, an ideal spot to indulge in a cream tea or take a stroll out to the dramatic headland. We'll hear tales of King Arthur at Tintagel Castle, reputedley his Birthplace before we visit the beautiful & tiny port town of Port Isaac; you may recognize this quintessential fishing village as the stomping ground of television’s fictional character Doc Martin. Finally, we make our way south to the seaside town of Falmouth, our base for the next two nights.

    Overnight: Falmouth

    Meals: Breakfast included

  4. Day 4 The Cornish Coast, Penzance, Land's End and St Ives

    Today explore the most westerly tip of England and the beautiful Cornish Peninsula. Enjoy views of St. Michael’s mount, an off-shore island and hill-top monastery, before heading for the incredible Minack Theatre; this unique site ses an amphiteatre carved into the cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the beautiful National Trust beach at Porthcurno. Following a stop at England’s most westerly point, Lands End, we'll see dramatic coasts and relics of Cornwall's tin-mining history before arriving in the artistic haven of St. Ives. Later we return to Falmouth for the night.

    Overnight: Falmouth

    Meals: Breakfast included

  5. Day 5 Devonshire Countryside and King Arthur's Glastonbury

    This morning we say farewell to Cornwall and travel back through the Devonshire countryside and moors with occasional stops for photos and refreshments. We cross the barren Bodmin Moor, renowned for its own beast and where you can spot the pre-historic stones called the Hurlers and the Cheesewring. Passing in to the rural country of Somerset we visit the charming little town of Glastonbury, renowned as the spiritual capital of England. Here both Glastonbury Abbey and Glastonbury Tor, rising high above the town, have mythical connections with King Arthur and the Isle of Avalon. From here we continue back to the city of London, a world away from the sunny West Country.

    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 18 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.


  • 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 2019

We have 2019 tour dates and pricing available and are in the process of updating our website. This tour departs frequently from April to October 2019 - please contact us with your preferred dates and we will send you a tour proposal and quotation.

Pricing 2019

Single supplements apply for single occupancy rooms, 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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