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  New tour for 2021  

Key Features
Duration: 7 days / 6 nights
Tour feature: Maximum group size 16 passengers
Starting: Bath
Ending: Bath
Tour Highlights
Towns and Cities: Bath
  1. Day 1 Arrival in Bath and Roman Baths

    Arriving in the UK, use your complimentary rail passes to make your way to the Georgian city of Bath. The journey from London is an easy direct rail trip which takes less than 1hr 30mins. After arriving in Bath, check-in to your hotel and the afternoon is yours to explore the city at your leisure. Marvel at the city’s elegant Regency architecture at the Circus, Pulteney Bridge and the Royal Crescent or make your way to the 16th century Bath Abbey. Using your complimentary tickets, visit the magnificent Roman Baths which date back to Roman times. By evening, meet with your tour leader and the rest of the group to dine together at a local restaurant.

    Overnight: Bird Bath Hotel (or similar), Bath.

    Meals: Dinner included at a local restaurant

  2. Day 2 Longleat House, Stonehenge and Historic Salisbury

    This morning we set out from Bath to gain a taste of English Aristocracy at the nearby Longleat House. One of England’s finest country estates, we’ll see the manicured gardens and enjoy a private tour of the opulent interiors and living quarters of the ancestral seat of the Marquess of Bath. We’ll then traverse the Salisbury Plain pausing to visit the enigmatic Stone Circle at Stonehenge to try to unravel its secrets. Later, we arrive in the historic city of Salisbury where we enjoy free-time to explore; wander the cobbled streets to the impressive cathedral which boasts Europe’s oldest operating clock and an original copy of the Magna Carta. Your evening is free to dine independently.

    Overnight: Milford Hall Hotel (or similar), Salisbury

    Meals: Breakfast included.

  3. Day 3 Dorset and the Jurassic Coast

    Leaving Salisbury we'll meander our way to England's picturesque South Coast. We'll pause to see the famous cobbles of Gold Hill in Shaftesbury before arriving at the cliffs and bays of the Dorset; this area is known as the Jurassic Coast owing to its abundance of prehistoric fossils which can be found on the beaches. We’ll spot some of the impressive geological features such as the sea arch at Durdle Door before following the coast to one of Dorset’s elegant seaside resorts at Dorchester. By afternoon we'll stop at Lyme Regis, known as the "Pearl of Dorset" this town is connected with literary works by Jane Austen and Thomas Hardy. Later we cross the county border in to Devon and make our way to our overnight hotel in Dartmoor where we dine together as a group.

    Overnight: Moorland Hotel (or similar), Dartmoor.

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner included.

  4. Day 4 Dartmoor, Port Isaac and Tintagel Castle

    This morning we’ll spot wild ponies and rocky tors as we cross the eerie landscapes of the Dartmoor National Park. Arriving on the North Cornwall coast, we’ll visit the charming fishing village of Port Isaac, better known as Port Wen, the stomping ground of television’s Doc Martin. Here we’ll enjoy a brief walk through the village before free-time to explore and take lunch. By afternoon, we’ll visit Tintagel Castle, a cliff side fort steeped in Arthurian Legend and home to Merlin’s cave. Then we cross the Cornish Peninsula to the South heading for the seaside resort of Falmouth home to sweeping sandy bays and our overnight base for the next two nights.

    Overnight: St Michaels Hotel (or similar), Falmouth

    Meals: Breakfast included.

  5. Day 5 The Cornish Peninsula

    Today we embark on an epic excursion to explore the farthest reaches of the Cornish Peninsula. We’ll explore craggy coastlines and fishing villages such as the charming seaside town of St Ives where we’ll enjoy free-time to wander the harbour or visit the renowned Tate Art Gallery. We’ll pause at Land's End, the most south-westerly point in Britain where only water separates you from the Americas and gain views of the island monastery of St Michael's Mount from the seaside town of Marazion. By afternoon we'll visit the enchanting Minack Theatre – an amphitheatre carved in to the Cornish cliffs over-looking the churning waters of the Atlantic Ocean. After our enjoyable day we’ll return to Falmouth where your evening is free to dine at your leisure.

    Overnight: St Michaels Hotel (or similar), Falmouth

    Meals: Breakfast included.

  6. Day 6 Plymouth and the Dart Valley Railway

    Departing Falmouth, we'll return North pausing to experience some more of Cornwall's charming fishing towns including Looe and Charlestown whose Georgian harbour you may recognise from television's Poldark. Crossing back over the county border in to Devon, we’ll stop in Plymouth to wander the famous Plymouth Hoe and see the Mayflower Steps where the Pilgrim Fathers departed for the New World. Then it’s onward to explore South Devon where we enjoy a steam railway journey along the scenic valley of the River Dart. Our final journey takes us along the English Riviera and over the county border in to Somerset and our final hotel where we enjoy a farewell dinner.

    Overnight: Castle Hotel Taunton (or similar), Taunton

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner included.

  7. Day 7 Glastonbury and Wells

    Our final day takes us through the mellow landscapes of the Somerset hills. First stop takes us to Glastonbury, home to an elegant abbey and a town steeped in Arthurian myth - could Glastonbury Tor be the legendary Avalon. Our final stop will be England’s smallest “city” Wells where we’ll have free-time to explore the ancient market-place, Vicars Close and the elegant cathedral and green. After an enchanting journey through England's West Country we return to Bath by mid-afternoon where are tour ends. Here you can use your included rail passes to board the train back to London.

    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 Experiences

  • Enjoy a private tour at one of England’s finest country estates.
  • Tour the country lanes of Dartmoor.
  • Walk in the footsteps of television's of Doc Martin and Poldark in the fishing towns of Port Isaac and Charlestown.
  • See the southern-most tip of England as you tour the Cornish Peninsula.
  • Maximum group-size of 16 passengers for that intimate touring experience.

What's Included

  • Round trip rail from London to tour start in Bath
  • 6 nights in charming boutique accommodation
  • Transportation by luxury mini-coach
  • The services of your professional driver / tour leader.
  • Full English breakfast daily
  • 3 x evening meals
  • A comprehensive touring programme including the following admissions:
    • Roman Baths
    • Longleat House
    • Stonehenge
    • Tintagel Castle
    • Minack Theatre
    • Dart Valley Historic Railway
  • Expert local advice during planning your trip.
  • Postage of your travel documents pack.

Optional Extras

  • Additional pre-tour or post-tour accommodation in Bath.
  • Additional nights hotel accommodation in London before or after your tour.
  • London Airport transfers or sightseeing packages.

Departure Dates 2021

Please select your preferred tour date from the list below.

Start DateEnd DateStatusPrice
(per person)*
 
April 6, 2021
April 12, 2021
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£
1995
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May 4, 2021
May 10, 2021
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£
2095
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June 8, 2021
June 14, 2021
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£
2095
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July 6, 2021
July 12, 2021
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£
2095
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August 3, 2021
August 9, 2021
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£
2195

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September 7, 2021
September 13, 2021
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£
2095
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October 5, 2021
October 11, 2021
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£
1995
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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.

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