Depart London and travel out through the old kingdom of Wessex to its ancient capital – the historic city of Winchester. Having explored this fascinating old town with its magnificent cathedral and historic Great Hall, your tour will continue to the dramatic south Devon Coast enjoying panoramic views over white sandy beaches and the natural rock arch of Durdle Door. An afternoon here to explore some of the coast before arriving at the historic city of Exeter, an important fortified settlement in Roman times, your base for 2 nights.
Day 2 DARTMOOR/EXETER
Your morning is spent exploring the magnificent wilderness of Dartmoor, the ancient "Clapper Bridge" at Postbridge and the historic market town of Tavistock, home to Sir Francis Drake. Return to Exeter in the early afternoon to explore this Roman town, with its underground passages, ancient walls, Royal Albert Memorial museum and its famous 12th century Norman Cathedral. Your second night is spent here.
Day 3 BODMIN MOOR/TINTAGEL
Travel west into the heart of Arthurian legend country and the Celtic Kingdom of Cornwall. The day’s highlights include the ancient capital of Cornwall, Launceston with its 12th century Norman keep perched overlooking Bodmin Moor. This is an area where legends abound – tales of piskies and spriggins, the Beast of Bodmin and the resting place of King Arthur’s sword Excalibur in Dozmary Pool combine to make this a very special place. Continue to the north Cornish coast and the mediaeval fishing village of Boscastle with its distinctive harbour. Nearby are the romantic cliff top ruins of Tintagel Castle, birthplace of King Arthur which you will have the chance to explore before travelling south to the seaside University town of Falmouth for the next 2 nights.
Day 4 MOUSEHOLE/PENZANCE/ST. IVES/FALMOUTH
Explore the most westerly tip of England on this magnificent day taking in the stunning cliff top village of Mousehole, the incredible Minack theatre built into the cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the beautiful National Trust beach at Porthcurno. You may even see some pirates at Penzance! England’s most westerly point beckons at Lands End before following the dramatic coast, with windswept moors and old stone Celtic communities up to the artistic haven of St. Ives. Returning to Falmouth for the night.
Day 5 GLASTONBURY/LONDON
This morning you say farewell to Cornwall and travel back through the Devon countryside with stops for photos and refreshments before arriving in the famous little town of Glastonbury for lunch. Glastonbury Tor rises high above the town and has mythical connections with King Arthur and Avalon. From here you will travel back eastwards for the final highlight - the famous Neolithic standing stone circle of Stonehenge before returning to London, a city completely removed from the experiences you have enjoyed in the magical counties of Devon and Cornwall.
|Exeter||B&B: Exeter Townhouse, The Bendene||Hotels: St Olaves, Mercure Southgate|
|Falmouth||Westcott, Headlands, Ivanhoe Guest House, The Grove||Merchants Manor, Greenbank Hotel|
|5 Day||Devon and Cornwall||B&B||$1,082||$865|
|- A Magical Land of Legends||single||$1,200|
|Saturday||28/MAR - 31/OCT/15 (Except 4/APR/15 and 29/8/15)|
|Also (low season dates)||14/NOV/, 28/NOV/, 19/DEC/, 27/DEC/15 (Sunday)|
|6/FEB/16, 20/FEB/16, 5/MAR/16, 19/MAR/16|
|Monday||4/MAY/15 - 28/SEP/15|
|Wednesday||3/JUN/15 - 19/AUG/15|
DEPARTS 9.00 RETURNS 19.30
Transportation by top of the range Mercedes minicoach for a more personal experience with a maximum of 16 passengers on tour.
We believe a small group tour with a maximum of 16 passengers really does make a big difference to your trip. It allows us to give you a more personal service and remain the only 5 Star operator to offer this personal guarantee. Touring with a maximum of 16 passengers you get more for your money, more personal attention, more time with the locals, more time off the bus, more time on the back-roads and just more of an authentic, friendly experience. The smaller groups allow you to meet people from all over the world and make friends for life.
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Private tour to Devon and Cornwall 5 days.
Whether its browsing the antique or craft shops, ambling along the cobbled pedestrian areas or hiring a small boat and drifting along the river, there are many things to do in Devon and Cornwall. Cornwall, where the melodic voices of fishermen singing sea shanties still reverberates around quaint fishing villages. The popular legend of King Arthur has many of its roots here in the West Country, too.
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Day 1 - London Oxford Bath Bristol This morning , we make our way to the first stop of our day, Oxford. Here we will visit one of the University's Colleges and we continue on a scenic drive through the Southern Cotswolds, to Bath. We will admire its Georgian architecture and stop to visit the Roman Baths. Next we're off to nearby Bristol.
Day 2 - Bristol Plymouth (2 nights) This morning after a drive to admire the rugged beauty of Cheddar Gorge, we continue on to Glastonbury the legendary burial site of King Arthur, with its Abbey ruins. From here we drive into Devon taking us by the wild and rugged Dartmoor National Park, and to the historic naval port of Plymouth, where the Mayflower sailed from. The boggy moorland of Dartmoor contrasts with the genteel towns of the coastal areas. The Remains of the Day was filmed Powderham Castle, Devon, and Corsham Court in Devon, and Bath. Anthony Hopkins as a butler comes to realize that his loyalty and respect for his employers has been misplaced.
Day 3 - Cornish Excursion We enjoy a delightful day touring this beautiful area and rugged coastline. We will visit the artists' colony of St. Ives, Land's End, and St. Michael's Mount near Penzance. Lands End will also provide spectacular views this time across the Atlantic Ocean as, at this point you are standing on the most westerly point of the English mainland. The rugged coastline, colored by the setting sun and seagulls and terns circling overhead will provide one of the most everlasting memories of your visit. St. Ives, an old fishing port and an artists colony full of character. Its also the home of the Tate Gallery, a superb building that offers a unique introduction to modern art and the stunning Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden.
|Doc Martin is a comedy drama and is filmed on location in and around the fishing village of Port Isaac, Cornwall, with filming of most interior scenes and production carried out in a converted barn at a local farm.|
|RATE PER PERSON MAY-SEP IN USD||2 persons||4 persons||6 Persons|
|Totnes is ancient town with a weekly market in Elizabethan
dress. There are 66 houses in Totnes that date to before 1700.
Markets Totnes has regular outdoor markets on Fridays and Saturdays. During the main season, between May and September, there is an Elizabethan market each Tuesday morning, where local people and traders go about their daily business dressed in Elizabethan costume. The Elizabethan market runs alongside the all-day craft market in the town.
The Ancient Leech Wells The Leech Wells can be found at the top of the town in an area known as the 'Narrows' a collection of claustrophobically narrow streets echoing back to Totnes' past. If you follow the High Street up to the top of the town, it levels out and curves round to the left. If you walk along Leechwell Street, you will come to Totnes' oldest pub the 17th century Kingsbridge Inn. Adjacent to the pub, you will find the narrow passage known as Leechwell Lane, leading back down the hill. The passage leads you to the site of Totnes' three ancient wells, where water flows from springs into three granite troughs. The waters in the wells were believed to have medicinal properties and as such, were administered by specially appointed Town Wardens. The healing waters in the Leech Wells were for a long time a point of pilgrimage for Lepers, in an attempt to cleanse themselves of their terrible affliction.
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