Highlights
  • On expert-led walks, discover quaint Cotswold villages and wildlife-rich sandy bays and the dramatic coastline of Cornwall.
  • Learn about the Cotswolds’ designation as an “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty” from a Countryside Ranger.
  • Meet a local Cornwall expert to hear about the spectacular coastline and its wildlife.

Thanks to thousands of miles of public and ancient footpaths, walking is an integral part of the British way of life. With rolling hills, scattered stone villages and a wealth of historic monuments and buildings from prehistoric times to the present day, there is no better countryside to roam than that of the Cotswolds and the Duchy of Cornwall.

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Walking the English Countryside: the Cotswolds and Cornwall

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Road Scholar Owes My Mom A Huge Apology and Refund. Highly advise AGAINST using them. May 2018

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Let me preface this story with some background about myself: I backpacked through most of Europe by myself when I was studying abroad in Ireland. I suffered through horrendous bus rides, getting kicked out of seats on trains, sleeping in questionable hostels, and going weeks without being able to really do laundry. I know how crappy it can be to actually get from one place to another, and how worth it is to suffer through all of that just to lay eyes on something magnificent.

And yet, Road Scholar has, without a doubt, managed to give me the single worst travel experience I've ever had in my entire life, and we didn't even make it off the ground. I would never, ever, EVER recommend them to anyone looking to go anywhere, and as far as I'm concerned, Road Scholar needs to seriously reconsider their travel-making procedures and give my mother a huge apology and refund. (Also, I'm only in my twenties, so I have a lot of years ahead of me to make referrals.)

It all started with Road Scholar not getting us flights. We claimed our spot on a trip to the Lake region in Northern Italy, but no one ever called us back about any travel arrangements. It appeared we were on the trip IN Italy, but no one had bothered to make any arrangements to get us there. My mother called and left messages, emailed people, and the only response we got was that our flight should be booked at some point in early May (when our trip was set to start on May 22). Road Scholar urges people to book their flights through their preferred travel agency, which is who didn't call us back. Road Scholar, to market themselves as educational tourism rather than shallow "I just want to see things" tourism, partners up with different educational institutions, and ours was through Trinity College. The director of the Italian programs called us asking for our travel information, since she didn't have it yet. Interesting news to us. We were then told that we could make travel arrangements of our own (even though we were paying Road Scholar to do it for us) and then inform the program of our travel plans and how we were getting to our hotel. So we started to investigate making our own plans, when someone finally called us back saying that they were taking care of our travel arrangements, and they "didn't know why we hadn't had them made for us already." The director of the program was happy to hear this, because the Lake region of Italy is not as easily accessible as other areas.

We asked for upgraded seats because my mom has had both of her knees replaced, and while that doesn't inhibit her in the slightest from being active, it limits where she can sit on planes. In a cramped regular economy seat with no leg room on an international flight that was going to last 8-10 hours, she wouldn't have been able to walk off the plane because of how her knees would cramp up. But they said they could make the arrangements (which is also advertised on their website) so that was that. We got our itinerary, accommodations, and were all set. We were booked through United and Lufthansa (neither of which either of us will EVER book through again), so I downloaded the United app onto my iPhone so I could check us in and make sure we had mobile copies of our boarding passes in addition to the paper ones my mom printed out. We were all set to fly from Cincinnati to Washington D.C., from D.C. to Frankfurt, and from Frankfurt down to Verona where we would be meeting up with the group -- which, by the way, we never received any information regarding where the group was meeting, the transportation to the lake resort, etc. Nothing. Just "after you get there" stuff.

Then this morning, I woke up to a notification from United Airlines (and a text message alert that I had set up) saying that our flight to D.C. had been cancelled due to weather. Obviously I'm not blaming Road Scholar for that. What I am holding Road Scholar accountable for is what happened next: my mom called the Emergency Hotline (which is a recording -- and I HIGHLY recommend that they change this, because when I studied abroad, we had two emergency hotlines, both of which were always answered by real human beings, one for anything happening in the United States, and the other for the program, which was a different number for each location and a direct line to one of the program directors on the ground in the country you were actually in). We left a voicemail, someone named Mike called us back, and he was an absolute asshole. When you book your flight through a travel agency/group travel organization, if anything happens to your flight, it is the THEIR responsibility to take care of it. We were told by Road Scholar, and it's available on their website: "When you book your airfare through Road Scholar, we're there to help you in case of any emergencies." When Mike called us back and we told him that our flight to D.C. had been cancelled, he told us that he couldn't look up any other flights (on both United and any other airlines) for us to potentially get on to get to D.C for our transatlantic flight. Instead, he told us to call United ourselves and to go to the airport and talk to the desk agent. I then ended up on the phone (and on hold) the entire drive to the airport, which resulted in nothing because tons of flights had been cancelled due to airline politics and weather. We finally got to the desk agent at the airport, had a hell of a time getting rebooked on another flight, and weren't able to get the upgraded seats that we paid extra money for. When we called Road Scholar and Mike back to ask if during the course of our day when we would be traveling (and unable to make phone calls) he would call Lufthansa to at least make the airline aware of our need for better seating due to my mother's knee replacements, he was unhelpful and rude, at first attempting to refuse calling on our behalf and finally agreeing to, but only after repeatedly telling us "there's no guarantee of those seats" (something we definitely understood because we're not stupid).

Our rebooked flight wasn't set to leave until 7:45 PM tonight, putting us in Verona at 4:05 PM the next day (4 hours after the group transfer to the hotel), so we returned home instead of waiting around the airport for 12 hours. We got on both United and Lufthansa's websites and discovered that not only had our original itineraries not been removed, we had been double booked, one for a flight out of North Carolina to Munich through Delta, and another out of D.C. (the 7:45 PM flight) which had a 23 hour layover in Munich. A call to Road Scholar resulted in us being told that we had to contact the airlines. My mother was on the phone, talking to either United representatives or Lufthansa representatives, from about 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM. We were told we had reservations but no tickets, told we had tickets but couldn't see the numbers, told there were seats available for us to get upgraded to but we would have to try to get the desk agent in D.C. to arrange that for us, told that there was no guarantee we could get those seats, and more. It was incredible the amount of bureaucratic bullshit we had to put up with, especially since each airline wouldn't take any responsibility for us getting the seats we paid for and on a new flight, telling us "we'd have to talk to the other company about that." We finally called Road Scholar to see if there was anything more they could do, who encountered the same mess we already had, and all they did was eventually advise us to go back to the airport (a 45 minute drive) and talk to the desk agent to see IF they could put us in the upgraded seats -- ones we had already paid for and my mom couldn't make the trip without!

Then when asked how they would be getting us to our destination in the Lake region (which is not an easy place to get to, as I looked up the train and bus schedules myself, because - remember - I have tons of experience at this point traveling on the ground across Europe), they wouldn't outright say what our plans would be, which could've been anything from picking us up in the airport in a car, giving us a damn rental to drive ourselves, or simply paying for tickets and expecting us to haul all our luggage from the airport to the shuttle to the train station in Verona, take the 2+ hour train to a town an hour away from our destination, have to catch a bus to the actual town we were supposed to be in, and then walk the rest of the way there. Seeing what all happened, I would bet it would've been the latter, which isn't a problem for someone like me, but is an issue for someone like my mom.

The moral of the story here is that my mom and I shouldn't have had to be on the phone with anyone other than Road Scholar, PERIOD. Seeing as we paid well over $10,000 for this trip, the minute the flight was cancelled, Road Scholar should've called us to let us know that they would be making other arrangements for us to get to our trip in the Lake region of Italy. THEY should've been the ones on the phone, dealing with the airline bureaucrats, working their hardest to get us any combination of flights to get us to Italy in the seats that we paid for. Or, if it really came down to it, they should've made arrangements for us to be on this trip at another point in time, offered us another excursion in its place, or simply given us a refund. Instead, they didn't want to do the jobs that we paid them to do, and we were the ones that had to take time out of our day, which was already scheduled to be a hectic and stressful time because traveling is simply just that, to do Road Scholar's job. They didn't look out for us one single bit and completely and utterly RUINED what was supposed to have been a wonderful trip for me and my mom.

My mother has an adventurous and curious soul and hasn't gotten to go to Europe the way she always wanted to. Since I graduated college, my mother suggested taking a mother-daughter trip. This was supposed to be incredibly special for the both of us, getting to go somewhere new together (I hadn't explored Northern Italy much and that's where we decided to go), learning about the food and the culture, and bonding over all the amazing things we were going to be able to do. I think my mom was even more excited about this trip than I was, voraciously reading all the required/recommended reading, practicing Italian in her room so she could order correctly at restaurants, not giving up when we hit little bumps in the road along the way. Instead, we have been nothing but doubtful at best in the entire planning of this trip, and deeply disappointed and angered at worst. I will never again recommend Road Scholars to anyone looking to go on group trips. Instead, I will steer people away and recommend that they either find a better travel agency, book the trip themselves, or go through Rick Steve's program.

Road Scholar should issue my mother a refund and an apology or risk being sued.
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Does Not Recommend

They take advantage of the elderly May 2018

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  • Activities 1.0
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  • Meals 1.0
I had high hopes for Road scholar. However, when I was diagnosed with cancer I got no sympathy from Road Scholar. The agents and management kept saying you should have purchased insurance. But the insurance was extremely expensive and would not have covered the cancellation fee either. I ended up attending anyways because I didn't want to lose my money. I felt sick the entire time and could barely complete the activities. The group leader was wonderful. But the program was very strict and I felt that they over charged for everything. They demonstrated shocking behavior for a non profit that is supposed to be all about education and supporting the elderly. Yet they constantly are sending catalogs and pushing expensive programs. I highly recommend taking your money elsewhere. They do not respect their customers and only care about money. They took advantage of a cancer patient and according to the others on my trip this is common.
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Does Not Recommend

A BIG DISAPPOINTMENT August 2017

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  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 3.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 2.0
  • Meals 3.0
I would have enjoyed this trip much more if I felt I was being treated as an adult, the educated, enthusiastic traveler that I am.
Unfortunately, I took a fall and broke my arm near the end of the trip. I was shocked at the very insolent, uncaring attitude of Road Scholar. I received two calls from the insurance program my husband was encouraged to pay for for the trip (we usually use Travel Guard who is great). Both calls were very negative. Neither expressed concern about my condition and both apparently had called to state that ROAD SCHOLAR
WOULD NOT PAY FOR ANYTHING! WOW! A WAKEUP CALL FROM HELL. I WILL BE SHOUTING THIS FROM THE ROOFTOPS SO NO ONE ELSE
HAS THIS EXPERIENCE. DO NOT PURCHASE ROAD SCHOLAR INSURANCE -- IT IS A BOONDOGGLE!
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LG

Does Not Recommend

Don't go! March 2017

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I took a four day bridge class at Jekyll Island Club Hotel. The class was mediocre. And I came home with over 50 BED BUG BITES! Please beware.

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Recommends

Excellent coverage of major cities and Guizhou Province January 2017

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  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
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  • Meals 5.0
Road Scholar (also known as Elderhostel) offers hundreds of tours worldwide, using local tour companies, sometimes universities. I have taken RS tours to Africa, China, and France and look forward to more. This was my first "tour" of China, but my 20th visit, with the rest on business. Our guide, Mei Mei, was one of the finest I've seen on tours. We started with Beijing and continued to Xian and then to Guizhou Province for a week in this fascinating area, which was new to me. We were able to meet the people in the villages, thanks to our guide, and enjoyed the chance to see and photograph such a variety of places in China. Hotels were excellent and appropriate to this type of tour (usually centrally located and very fine). Meals were family style and always good. Road Scholar makes its tours educational and doesn't push shopping as so many commercial ones do. Touring in China is very safe. You do have a lot of walking and RS tells you this in the tour, but it seems that a great deal of the walking is in those huge airports! I recommend Road Scholar and always turn to their catalogs to choose my next trip.
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Itinerary

Day 1: In Transit to Program

In Flight

Day 2: Arrival Day, Mickleton

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: Three Ways House Hotel

Activity note: The walk to Hidcote Gardens is approximately one mile each way.

Lunch: On your own to enjoy what you like.

Afternoon: Arrivals continue, with free time for those who have already arrived. You may wish to take an optional walk to nearby Hidcote Gardens – your Group Leader will help you with directions. At 5pm we will have an Orientation in the hotel. The Group Leader will greet everyone and lead introductions. We will review the program theme, the up-to-date Daily Schedule and any changes, discuss safety guidelines, emergency procedures, roles and responsibilities and answer any questions you may have. We have set aside some free time in the schedule for your personal independent exploration. Please note that program activities, schedules and personnel may need to change due to local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding. Please also note that the distance and duration of walks may change due to local conditions.

Dinner: A seated Welcome Dinner will be taken in the hotel dining room with coffee, tea and water. Other beverages are available for purchase.

Evening: Free time to unpack, relax and prepare for the program ahead.

Day 3: Chipping Camden, Broadway, Mickleton

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Three Ways House Hotel

Activity note: The walk from Chipping Camden to Broadway is approximately 5.5 miles, with two steady hill climbs totalling 200 metres of ascent.

Breakfast: In the hotel dining room. A breakfast buffet with a range of hot and cold items, as well as coffee, tea, water and fruit juices.

Morning: We'll enjoy the morning in the delightful town of Chipping Campden. Here you will have two options to choose from: Either enjoy a guided walk and a visit to Hart’s Silversmith with your Group Leader, or set out on your own for independent exploration. Your Group Leader will provide you with maps and suggestions for places to see.

Lunch: This meal has been excluded from the program cost and is on your own to enjoy what you like. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions and give directions.

Afternoon: This morning we walk from Chipping Camden to the village of Broadway, via the iconic Broadway Tower. We’ll navigate spectacular hills and be rewarded, weather permitting, with glorious views out across the Cotswolds. Broadway Tower itself stands like a monolith atop Dover’s Hill, the second highest point in the Cotswolds and is an example of what the English affectionately refer to as a “folly” – an extravagant building constructed for no real practical purpose.

Dinner: In the hotel.

Evening: Enjoy a presentation by a Cotswold AONB Ranger on “The History of Farming in the Cotswolds & Countryside Conservation”.

Day 4: Oxford, Christ Church, Mickleton

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Three Ways House Hotel

Activity note: The Oxford city walk is approximately 1.2 miles on flat ground.

Breakfast: In the hotel.

Morning: We board the motor coach and travel to Oxford, the City of Dreaming Spires. We’ll enjoy an informative and educational stroll through the city to Christ Church Meadow, a flower-filled water meadow beside the River Thames, before a local expert takes us behind the scenes and reveals the grandeur of Henry VIII’s Christ Church. Founded in 1546 and one of the largest of the Oxford’s 38 colleges, Henry’s Lord Chancellor Thomas Wolsey planned the impressive Great Quadrangle, the Tudor Kitchen and the Great Hall. Christ Church is, uniquely, the Cathedral seat of Oxford and occupies a 150 acre site in the centre of the city. Please note that, due to examination timetables, Christ Church may not be available on every departure. If this is the case, you will be able to enjoy an expert-led exploration of New College, first founded in 1379.

Lunch: Lunch will be served in Oxford.

Afternoon: Free time. You will receive an information pack with maps, directions, historical notes and suggestions for things to do.

Dinner: In the hotel.

Evening: Free time.

Day 5: Bourton-on-the-Water, The Slaughters, Mickleton

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Three Ways House Hotel

Activity note: The Naunton to Bourton walk is approximately 6 miles with a moderate 333 metre ascent.

Breakfast: In the hotel.

Morning: Explore some beautiful British pastures and riversides as we walk from Naunton to Bourton-on-the-Water. On the way we’ll pass through Upper and Lower Slaughter, an interestingly named pair of villages that have been inhabited for over 1,000 years.

Lunch: A packed lunch of sandwiches, fruit and a drink or similar will be provided en-route.

Afternoon: Free time to explore Bourton-on-the-Water. Nestled inside the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Bourton has been described as “the Venice of the Cotswolds”.

Dinner: In the hotel.

Evening: Free time.

Day 6: Coln St Aldwyn, Bibury, Kelmscott Manor, Mickleton

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Three Ways House Hotel

Activity note: The Coln St Aldwyn to Bibury walk is approximately 6 miles on largely flat ground.

Breakfast: In the hotel.

Morning: To begin today we’ll take a gentle walk through the picturesque village of Kelmscott to Kelmscott Manor – home to both William Morris and the hugely influential Arts & Crafts movement – where we’ll enjoy an expertly guided tour of the house and gardens.

Lunch: On your own to enjoy what you like.

Afternoon: We begin our walk this afternoon in Coln St Aldwyn, a charming hamlet on the banks of the River Coln. Our route will take us through the many picturesque villages of the Coln Valley, passing peaceful and unspoilt riverside, before ending in the Cotswold village of Bibury, once described by William Morris as “the most beautiful village in England”.

Dinner: In the hotel.

Evening: Free time.

Day 7: The Duntisbourne Valley, Cirencester, Mickleton

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Three Ways House Hotel

Activity note: The Duntisbourne Valley walk is approximately 6 miles on largely flat ground.

Breakfast: In the hotel.

Morning: This morning we explore the Duntisbourne Valley, home to numerous beautiful small villages and some wonderful views. Our final destination is Cirencester, stopping en-route at Cirencester Park, home to a beautiful 16th Century manor house.

Lunch: On your own to enjoy what you like.

Afternoon: We’ll take an expert-led walk of Cirencester, a quaint market town and an important early Roman fort. Here you will be able to visit the Corinium Museum, which has excellent exhibits detailing Cirencester’s Roman history.

Dinner: In the hotel. A special treat tonight as we enjoy a light main course, followed by a famous Pudding Club with a selection of traditional British puddings.

Evening: Free time.

Day 8: Transfer to Cornwall, The Cathedral City of Wells, Camelford, North Cornwall

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Lanteglos Country House Hotel.

Breakfast: In the hotel.

Morning: Today we transfer by motor coach to Cornwall, in the South East of England. En-route we will pay a visit to the Cathedral City of Wells. One of the smallest cities in England, Wells is packed with fascinating history and architectural splendour. Your Group Leader will orientate you to the area before you have some free time to explore at your own pace.

Lunch: On your own to enjoy what you like.

Afternoon: The transfer to Cornwall continues.

Dinner: In the hotel.

Evening: Relax after dinner as a local expert gives you an introduction to the local area.

Day 9: Pentire Head, The Coastal Path, Camelford, North Cornwall

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Lanteglos Country House Hotel.

Activity note: The walk from Pentire Farm to St Enodoc Church is approximately 6.5 miles. There are several short, but sharp ascents and descents.

Breakfast: In the hotel.

Morning: A walk through the stunning Cornish landscapes today as we make our way along the coast from Pentire Farm to St Enodoc Church. Marvel at the breathtaking views across the Camel estuary, followed by sandy beaches and wildlife-rich dunes. Laurence Binyon wrote “For The Fallen” whilst sat along this route, and Sir John Betjeman is buried in the churchyard at St Enodoc.

Lunch: A packed lunch with local specialities, including saffron cake.

Afternoon: This afternoon we take a field trip to Cornwall’s largest vineyard, Camel Valley. Explore local wine making tradition and maybe even sample a glass for yourself!

Dinner: In the hotel.

Evening: Some of Sir John Betjeman’s most celebrated works were inspired by the Cornish coast, and tonight we’ll be treated to a reading of his poems by the Camhayle Theatre Group.

Day 10: St. Ives, Blue Hills Tin Streams, Camelford, North Cornwall

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Lanteglos Country House Hotel.

Activity note: The walk from St. Ives to Clodgy Point and back is approximately 3 miles, with a gradual ascent of 100 metres.

Breakfast: In the hotel.

Morning: We depart by motor coach for the seaside town of St. Ives, where you will have two options for this morning. You can enjoy a guided walk around the harbour, before striking out to Clodgy Point to admire the wild Atlantic Ocean and making your way back through Bronze Age field systems. Should you want a more relaxed day, you may wish to stay behind and explore St. Ives independently. Its cobbled streets are full of history, legend and tradition and also house the Tate Gallery, the Cornish arm of this world famous London gallery.

Lunch: On your own to enjoy what you like.

Afternoon: After our time in St. Ives, we’ll board the motor coach for a field trip to Blue Hills Tin Streams. Cornish tin has been produced since 2000 BC, and we’ll be able to experience how Blue Hills keeps this rich tradition alive with a local expert.

Dinner: In the hotel.

Evening: Free time.

Day 11: Padstow, Port Isaac, Camelford, North Cornwall

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Lanteglos Country House Hotel.

Activity note: The walk from Harlyn to Padstow is approximately 7 miles, with an ascent of 140 metres and several short, sharp descents.

Breakfast: In the hotel.

Morning: Today’s field trip takes us by motor coach to Padstow, where you will have two options. You may wish to join your Group Leader for a guided walk from Harlyn Bay to Padstow, via Trevone Head and Hawker’s Cove – a magnificent stretch of rugged coastline and a stunning tidal estuary. If you’d like a quieter morning, you will be able to stay behind in Padstow for fuller exploration of its charms.

Lunch: On your own to enjoy what you like.

Afternoon: Take the Blacktor Ferry from Padstow to Rock, then travel onwards to Port Isaac for a free afternoon of independent exploration. Port Isaac is a busy coastal port first established in the Middle Ages, where narrow, winding streets bordered by picturesque cottages give way to a delightful marina stretching out into the sea. Eagle eyed fans of British television will also be able to spot the home of popular character Doc Martin, perfectly positioned above the village looking out over the bay.

Dinner: In the hotel.

Evening: Free time.

Day 12: The Cornish Riviera, Camelford, North Cornwall

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Lanteglos Country House Hotel.

Activity note: The walk from Dodman Point to Mevagissey is approximately 6.5 miles, with ascents totalling 300 metres over three main climbs.

Breakfast: In the hotel.

Morning: Today we explore the Cornish Riviera, with several options for you to enjoy this picturesque part of the county. You may wish to pay a visit to the Lost Gardens of Heligan, a world renowned botanical garden, for an expert led-tour of the North Garden and time for independent exploration. For those wishing for something more strenuous, you can join your Group Leader for a walk from Dodman Point to Mevagissey – a superb promontory with sweeping views along the coast in both directions, picturesque fishing villages and sandy coves.

Lunch: On your own to enjoy what you like.

Afternoon: We’ll all meet in Mevagissey this afternoon to explore this bustling fishing village, packed full of history, crafts and – of course – fresh fish!

Dinner: In the hotel.

Evening: Free time.

Day 13: Tintagel, Camelford, North Cornwall

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Lanteglos Country House Hotel.

Activity note: The walk from Boscastle to Tintagel is approximately 4.5 miles, with an elevation gain of 335 metres split across three climbs. The extension to Trebarwith Strand is a further 2.5 miles.

Breakfast: In the hotel.

Morning: This morning we negotiate the spectacular Rocky Valley as we walk from Boscastle to Tintagel. Follow a wild coastline with imposing cliffs and ancient rock formations, before taking in a dose of English mythology at Tintagel. Set high on the rugged North Cornwall coast, Tintagel Castle is said to be the birthplace of King Arthur.

Lunch: On your own to enjoy what you like.

Afternoon: The day continues, with an opportunity to explore Tintagel or continue your walk onwards to Trebarwith Strand. We will then return to the hotel and take some time to reminisce on your walking adventures in Cornwall.

Dinner: In the hotel.

Evening: Free time.

Day 14: Transfer to London, The Roman City of Bath, London Heathrow Airport

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Radisson Blu Heathrow Hotel.

Breakfast: In the hotel.

Morning: We board the coach for our transfer to the London airport hotel, with a visit to the Roman spa city of Bath en-route. You’ll have time to independently explore this ancient city, home to one of the most complete surviving Roman Baths in Britain. Around Britain’s only hot spring, the Romans built a magnificent temple and building complex that still flows with natural hot water and was regarded as the beating heart of Bath for centuries.

Lunch: On your own to enjoy what you like.

Afternoon: The transfer continues.

Dinner: In the hotel.

Evening: Free time.

Day 15: Program Concludes, London Heathrow Airport

Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast: In the hotel. Some participants may depart prior to breakfast.

Morning: Shuttle bus to Heathrow Airport for onward flights. This concludes our program. If you are returning home, safe travels. If you are staying on independently, have a wonderful time. If you are transferring to another Road Scholar program, detailed instructions are included in your Information Packet for that program. We hope you enjoy Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future.

Dates & Pricing

Price From

$ 4,699

Price Per Day:

$ 313 per day
 
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Details
Trip Includes
  • 13 nights of accommodations
  • 4 expert-led lectures
  • 16 expert-led field trips
  • 2 hands-on experiences
  • 1 performance
  • An experienced Group Leader
  • Customary gratuities throughout the program
  • The Road Scholar Travel Protection Plan, 24-hour-a-day emergency assistance coverage
  • Taxes
Meals Included:

13 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 13 Dinners

Flights & Transport
Only ground transport
Group Size:
Small Group - 24 max
Maximum Number of People in Group: 24
Accomodations

Three Ways House Hotel: 6 nights  Chipping Campden

Traditional Cotswolds hotel with honey coloured stone built in 1870. Home to the "Pudding Club".          


Lanteglos Country House Hotel: 6 nights  Camelford

The setting is idyllic, with 15 acres of enchanting gardens and woodlands. Built by Pugin in 1847 as a parsonage, this country house hotel has a wealth of period character and traditional style. Adjacent to main house are luxury chalets.

 

Radisson Blu Heathrow Hotel: 1 night  Hayes, Middlesex.

Close to Heathrow Airport.

Start City
Mickleton
End City
London

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