Best of Devon and Cornwall 2017

Tour Type: Country Explorer
Brochure Type: Europe & Britain First Class 2017

Discover smugglers' coves and quaint coastline villages as you trawl westwards towards the river valleys of romantic Devon and Cornwall, with its rich Celtic heritage. Visit the Georgian town of Bath, drive through the unique landscapes of Exmore and rural Wiltshire, and see the ruined Tintagel Castle where, legend has it, King Arthur was born.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • Orientation of Bristol, Bath, Dunster, Lynmouth, Plymouth, Exeter and Salisbury
  • View Windsor Castle, the 'Capability' Brown landscaped parkland at Longleat, Tintagel Castle in Cornwall, the Mayflower Steps in Plymouth and St. Michael's Mount
  • Visit Royal Windsor, the Roman Baths in Bath, stately Longleat House in Warminster, picturesque Lacock village, the ancient seaport of Bideford, the gorgeous artists' colony of St. Ives, the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge, and John Constables Salisbury
Dining Highlights
  • 7 full breakfasts
  • 2 dinners
  • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)
First class travel Highlights
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host at your London hotel
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • London airport transfer service is available to purchase. Conditions apply. See airport transfer page link below for details
  • Pick-up and drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel, booked through Trafalgar, or from the London Reception Centre
  • VIP entry to many sights

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Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
8 Days
Escorted - Yes
Day 1LondonArrive London: Welcome to London. Your day is free to explore this vibrant capital city.
Hilton Kensington
Day 2BristolLondon - Windsor - Bath - Bristol (2 Nights): Travel to Royal Windsor this morning where you will have free time to explore the quaint town or visit the Castle. Later arrive in the Georgian town of Bath. See the beautiful Pulteney Bridge spanning the River Avon and view the impressive Abbey, founded in 1499. Visit the Roman Baths, from which the city takes its name, and see the hot thermal pool of the 'Great Bath'. On arrival in Bristol your orientation includes views of the Clifton Suspension Bridge and Brunel's ss Great Britain, the world's first ocean-going, propeller-driven iron ship.Full Breakfast, Welcome Reception
Hilton Garden Inn
Day 3BristolLongleat Stately Home and Lacock Excursion: This morning a scenic drive through beautiful countryside brings you to the spectacular Longleat Stately Home near Warminster. Experience a Cultural Insight into English heritage when you take an included guided tour through one of the finest stately homes open to the public. Currently home to the 7th Marquess of Bath, Longleat House is set within stunning 'Capability' Brown landscaped parkland and contains priceless antiques. Later stop in the picturesque town of Lacock with its honey-coloured stone cottages and 15th century inns. The village was used as a movie location for 'Pride & Prejudice' and 'Harry Potter', amongst others.Full Breakfast
Day 4BidefordBristol - Dunster - Exmoor National Park - Lynmouth - Bideford: This morning stop in the medieval village of Dunster with its picturesque thatched cottages. Within the village you will find over 200 listed buildings as well as the 17th century yarn market which is where wool and cloth were once traded. Drive through the unique landscape of Exmoor National Park with its moorland, woodland, valleys and coastline which has been shaped by people and nature over thousands of years. Enjoy free time for lunch in the Devonshire village of Lynmouth where you may consider a ride on the famous funicular cliff lift. Later travel to the historic port town of Bideford located on the estuary of the River Torridge.Full Breakfast
Durrant House
Day 5ExeterBideford - Tintagel - Exeter (2 Nights): Drive along the north Cornish coast and stop to enjoy views of the ruined Tintagel Castle steeped in mystery and legend and reputedly the birthplace of King Arthur. Enjoy a light Be My Guest Cornish lunch on a farm with views over nearby Bodmin Moor. Join Trafalgar supports cultural traditions that preserve the unique richness and diversity of people and places. With respect to this, a special private performance of Gregorian chants will take place in the candlelit St. Martin's Church to support The Churches Conservation Trust. The rest of the evening is free to explore Exeter from your centrally located hotel.Full Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining
Mercure Southgate
Day 6ExeterCornish Excursion including Plymouth, St. Ives and Dartmoor National Park: Today set off for a full day to explore picturesque Cornwall. In the maritime city of Plymouth view the historical Mayflower Steps. Drive along the Cornish coast, famous for smugglers' coves and quaint villages. Discover St. Ives, a popular resort with artists and tourists. Enjoy views of St. Michael's Mount near Penzance. Stop in Dartmoor National Park for a Farewell Dinner with your travel companions in a traditional pub.Full Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Day 7LondonExeter - Stonehenge - Salisbury - London: This morning, travel to rural Wiltshire and visit the mystical ancient monoliths at Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain. Visit the town of Salisbury with its Cathedral rising up from the lush green fields famously painted by John Constable. Later return to London.Full Breakfast
Hilton Kensington
Day 8Depart LondonDepart London: Time to say farewell to newfound friends before your return flight home.Full Breakfast

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