Key Features
Duration: 7 days / 6 nights
Tour feature: Maximum group size 16 passengers
Starting: London or Salisbury
Ending: Bath or London or Taunton
Tour Highlights
Towns and Cities: Bath
Key attractions: Stonehenge, Tintagel Castle
  1. Day 1 Head to Historic Salisbury

    This morning, using your included rail pass, depart London by train for the short journey to the historic city of Salisbury. After leaving your luggage at the hotel, your afternoon is free to explore this charming destination; wander the cobbled streets to the impressive cathedral which boasts Europe’s oldest operating clock and an original copy of the Magna Carta. By evening, we get together to meet your tour leader and the rest of the group for a welcome meal.

    Overnight: Salisbury

    Meals: Dinner included.

  2. Day 2 Stonehenge and the Dorset Coast

    Departing Salisbury, we’ll make the short journey to nearby Stonehenge. Here we can visit the state of the art visitor centre and exhibition to try to unravel the mysteries of this ancient site before walking the perimeter of the stone-circle itself, an enchanting experience. We’ll then pass south passing in to the coastal county of Dorset whose historic towns have literary connections and whose coastline is renowned for its abundance of prehistoric fossils which can be found on the beaches. We’ll pause in one or more of the charming seaside towns before crossing the county border in to Devon.

    Overnight: Exeter or Dartmoor

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner included.

  3. Day 3 Dartmoor and the Dart Valley Railway

    This morning we explore the rugged beauty of South Devon. Crossing the wilds of the Dartmoor National Park we’ll see desolate landscapes, rocky tors and wild ponies before pausing in one or more of the quaint moorland villages. The charming market town of Tavistock makes for the perfect spot for a Devonshire cream tea. Then it’s onward to explore South Devon where we enjoy a steam railway journey along the scenic valley of the river dart before returning to our overnight base.

    Overnight: Exeter or Dartmoor

    Meals: Breakfast included.

  4. Day 4 Tintagel Castle and Port Isaac

    Today we cross the county border in to Cornwall. Arriving on the North Cornish coast, we’ll visit Tintagel Castle, a dramatic cliffside fort steeped in Arthurian Legend and reputedly home to Merlin’s cave beneath. Then we’ll pass South along the coast to 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. By afternoon, we’ll 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: Falmouth

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner 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 gain views of the island monastery of St Michaels Mount and 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: Falmouth

    Meals: Breakfast included.

  6. Day 6 The Eden Project and Charlestown

    Departing Falmouth, we’ll make our way to the magnificent Eden Project; set in the colossal crater of a former china clay pit the site consists of a collection of diverse contemporary gardens and tropical biodomes. Then it’s to nearby Charlestown for lunch; you may recognise this charming 18th century harbour town from the hit BBC show ”Poldark”. By afternoon, our journey takes us back through the Devonshire countryside to and in to rural Somerset and our final hotel. Tonight we enjoy a farewell dinner together.

    Overnight: Taunton

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner included.

  7. Day 7 Farewell to the West Country

    This morning enjoy a leisurely breakfast before bidding farewell to your group and tour leader. You may choose to explore the town of Taunton before using your included rail pass to make your onward journey by train. You can easily return to London on the direct service or head to the elegant Georgian City of Bath where you can explore independently or join the England’s Rustic Charm tour.

    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

  • Visit the iconic standing stones at Stonehenge.
  • Traverse the country lanes of Dartmoor where wild ponies roam free.
  • Enjoy a steam train ride though the Devonshire countryside.
  • Walk in the footsteps of Doc Martin and Poldark in Cornwall’s fishing towns.
  • 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

  • 6 nights in charming boutique accommodation.
  • Transportation by luxury mini-coach.
  • Rail travel from London to Salisbury and from Taunton to London at the end of your tour.
  • The services of your professional driver / tour leader.
  • Full English breakfast daily.
  • 4 x evening meals.
  • A comprehensive touring programme including the following admissions:
    • Stonehenge
    • Dart Valley Historic Railway
    • Tintagel Castle
    • Guided walk of Port Isaac with a local resident
    • Minack Theatre
    • The Eden Project
  • Expert local advice during planning your trip.
  • Postage of your travel documents pack.

Optional Extras

  • Additional pre-tour accommodation in London.
  • Post-tour accommodation in London or Bath.
  • Additional nights hotel accommodation in London.
  • Private transfers in London.
  • Combine this tour with one of our other England tours “England’s Rustic Charm” or “Enchanting Wales”.


Our tours are fully land inclusive but there are some things we do not include as standard:

  • 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

We are very sorry, there are no available dates for this tour at this time.

Please contact us to discuss similar tours which may still be available or for dates into the 2024 travel season.

Pricing Notes

A single supplement from £500 applies for solo travellers.

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