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Devon & Cornwall: A Magical Land of Legends tour

Devon & Cornwall: A Magical Land of Legends

Great Value Vacations
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Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
7 days
From: $ 1,916 $ 274 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Enjoy all the perks of a guided vacation but in a small group with added freedom.
  • During your free time in London, treat yourself to a ride on the London Eye, the world's largest Ferris wheel!
  • Visit the beautiful 7th century Abbey in historic Glastonbury.
  • Explore the romantic clifftop ruins of Tintagel Castle, birthplace of King Arthur.
  • Pick up the perfect souvenir at one of England's iconic markets, from the famous Portobello Road to Camden Stables.

Short Description

Discover Cornwall's lovely coastline, Glastonbury with its ancient connections to King Arthur and take a step back in time at the neolithic site of Stonehenge before returning to London.

Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Trip Type Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Airfare included
Start City London
End City London

Trip Includes

  • Round-trip economy class airfare to London (LHR)
  • Round-trip shared airport transfers
  • 1 night in London at The Bailey's Hotel London or similar
  • Devon & Cornwall 4-night Guided Tour, including:
  • 2 nights in Exeter at the Jurys Inn Exeter, or similar
  • 2 nights in Falmouth at the Grove Hotel, or similar
  • Transportation by private modern 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • Services of a professional driver/guide
  • Service charges & VAT tax
  • 1 night in London at The Bailey's Hotel London or similar
  • Breakfast Daily

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Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to London!

Accommodation: The Bailey's Hotel London

Upon arrival in London you will have an airport transfer escort you to your hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure. Visit the world famous department store Harrods or explore one of the city's many famous markets.

Consider treating yourself to a ride on London's Eye, where you'll have panoramic views of the city below - the perfect way to celebrate your first night in England!

Transfer to London hotel

Day 2: London - Exeter

Accommodation: Jurys Inn Exeter

Today, meet your tour this morning at 8:40am for a 9am departure. Depart London and travel out through the old kingdom of Wessex to its ancient capital - the historic city of Winchester. You'll explore this fascinating old town with its magnificent cathedral and historic Great Hall, before continuing on to your next destination: the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Stonehenge.

You'll then continue on to the historic city of Exeter, an important fortified settlement in Roman times, and your base for two nights.

Day 3: Exeter

Accommodation: The Grove Falmouth

After breakfast, 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.

Day 4: Exeter - Falmouth

Accommodation: The Grove Falmouth

Today you'll continue to the north Cornish coast and the medieval fishing village of Boscastle, with its distinctive harbor.

Nearby are the romantic clifftop 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 nights.

Day 5: Falmouth

Explore the most westerly tip of England today! Take in the stunning clifftop village of Mousehole, the incredible Minack Theater 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 Land’s End before following the dramatic coast, with windswept moors and old stone Celtic communities, up to the artistic haven of St. Ives.

Day 6: Falmouth - Cornwall - London

Accommodation: The Bailey's Hotel 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 your journey north you'll take a break in the market town of Launceston, with its castle that dates from just after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

You'll then 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. Your guided tour ends in London, at approximately 7:30pm, leaving you time to experience the capital city's nightlife or enjoy a pint at a local pub.

Day 7: Depart England

In accordance with your departure flight, enjoy one final transfer from your hotel to the London Heathrow Airport (LHR).

Transfer to London airport

Fly home!

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