DEVON AND CORNWALL - a Magical Land of Legends

8-day/6-nts with 5-day of touring with 2 independent nts in London (pre/post)


Highlights

Devon and Cornwall

Two (2) independent days in London (pre/post) with five (5) days to explore the extreme south west of England. Home to Arthurian legends, Celtic kingdoms, Roman towns, beautiful beaches, wild moorlands with legendary beasts, Norman cathedrals and extraordinary coastlines.

Tour Highlights

  • Visits to: Winchester, Dartmoor, Exeter, Boscastle.
  • Includes Durdle Door, Tintagel Castle, Lands End, St. Ives, Cornish beaches and Stonehenge.

Devon and Cornwall Tour Includes

  • Six (6) nights accommodations; two (2) nights in London (pre/post) at pre-booked mid-ranged 3-4 * hotel in London. To be advised at time of booking (subject to availability).
  • Two (2) nights at your choice of B&B or Hotel in Exeter.
  • Two (2) nights at your choice of B&B or Hotel in Falmouth.
  • Breakfast daily (except for morning of arrival).
  • Arrival and departure transfers in London.
  • Five (5) days of custom touring.
  • All service charges and hotel taxes.

Itinerary

Day 01, U.S. - London

Depart the U.S. on overnight flight to London.

Day 02, London

Arrive London; Shared transfer to your hotel is included. You are free to enjoy London on your own. (Please note, hotel check-in is generally between 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm. If you are arriving into London early - the hotel should be happy to hold your luggage until your room is ready).

Day 03, London - Touring Begins - Exeter

Make your way independently to the the the London departure point 8:45 am(unless optional transfer was purchased at time of booking). 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 UNESCO World Heritage Site of Stonehenge, before arriving at the historic city of Exeter, an important fortified settlement in Roman times and your base for two (2) nights.

Day 04, Touring

Our 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’s underground passages, ancient walls, Royal Albert Memorial Museum and its famous 12th century Norman cathedral. Your second night is spent here.

Day 05, Touring

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 medieval fishing village of Boscastle with its distinctive harbor. Nearby are the romantic cliff top ruins of Tintagel Castle, birthplace of King Arthur which you will have the chance to explore before traveling south to the seaside University town of Falmouth for the next two (2) nights.

Day 06, Touring

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 07, Touring - back to London

This morning you say farewell to Cornwall and travel across Bodmin Moor, a wild moorland now designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty. On our journey north we take a break in the market town of Launceston, with its castle that dates from just after the Norman Conquest in 1066. We continue through the Devon countryside before arriving in the town of Glastonbury. Here you can take time to visit the 7th century Abbey, relax in the local bars or restaurants or climb Glastonbury Tor, the hill that rises high above the town and has mythical connections with King Arthur and Avalon. From here you will travel back to London, a city completely removed from the experiences you have enjoyed in the magical counties of Devon and Cornwall. Return time approx 7:30 pm. Make your way to your pre-booked hotel, where your evening is free to enjoy London independently.

Day 08, London - U.S.

After breakfast, check out of your London hotel, with a shared transfer included back to the airport.

Optionals

Rates & Hotels

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2017Land Only
May 4; 6; 11; 13; 18; 20; 27; 29 (Sold Out)   1549
Jun 1   1629
Jun 3 (Sold Out)   1629
Jun 5; 7; 8   1629
Jun 10; 12 (Sold Out)   1629
Jun 14; 15   1629
Jun 17 (Sold Out)   1629
Jun 19; 21; 22   1629
Jun 24 (Sold Out)   1629
Jun 26; 28; 29   1629
Jul 1; 3; 5 (Sold Out)   1629
Jul 6; 8; 10   1629
Jul 12 (Sold Out)   1629
Jul 13; 15; 17; 19; 20; 22; 24; 26; 27; 29   1629
Jul 31; Aug 2 (Sold Out)   1629
Aug 3   1629
Aug 5 (Sold Out)   1629
Aug 7; 9; 10; 12; 14; 16; 17; 19; 21; 23; 26   1629
Aug 28 (Sold Out)   1629
Aug 30; 31; Sep 2   1629
Sep 4 (Sold Out)   1629
Sep 6; 7   1629
Sep 9; 11 (Sold Out)   1629
Sep 13; 14; 16; 18; 20; 21; 23; 25; 28   1629
Sep 30; Oct 5; 7; 12; 14; 19; 21; 26   1549
Nov 2; 9; 16; 23; 30   1469

Pricing

Your tour land price is per person based on two (2) people sharing a twin or double room. When a single room is booked, a single supplement will apply. There are no triple rooms for this tour.

Discount rate applies to children aged 5-15 years. Tours are not suitable for children under the age of 5.

Pre and post nights are based on Grange Hotels / Park City or or similar. Hotel is on a request basis. If necessary, a hotel upgrade may be necessary. Your booking agent can advise this at time of booking. Property in Cirencester will be advised once confirmed by our UK supplier.

This tour does not include:

  • Items not noted on itinerary
  • Lunches
  • Dinners
  • Tips to driver/guide
  • Visitor attractions

Airfare

Airfare is additional. Once you select your date, you will be given the opportunity to search our system for the best available airfare from your home city. The dates shown will be the start / end date of your tour. However, you can alter these dates to arrive earlier or extend your stay as needed.

Our system will search for the best possible airfare during your booking process. Note: airfare cannot be booked sooner than eleven (11) month from date of departure.

Departures & Transfers

Departure date is the date one would depart from the US. Tour begins in UK one day later.

 
Hotels featured on this tour
Devon and Cornwall - B&B Package - [details] 
Devon and Corwall - Hotel Package - [details] 

 

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