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South West Experience 5 day (Small Group) tour from London

Highlights
  • Stay overnight in vibrant towns such as Falmouth, Bristol, and Exmouth
  • Travel in a small group of just eight people for a more personalized tour
  • Opt to enjoy extras such as a visit to the open-air cliffside Minack Theatre
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South West Experience 5 day (Small Group) tour from London
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Overview
Discover a pocket of southwest England that’s all seaside villages, coastlines, and cream teas over five full days. Making it easy to explore the rugged region, the small-group experience packages round-trip transport from London and hotel accommodation with a wide-ranging itinerary that covers the unmissable spots. Stonehenge, Dartmoor, the Cotswolds, and the picture-perfect village of Mousehole in Cornwall are among the highlights.
What to Expect
Day 1
Begin your journey through the South Downs National Park to Winchester, home to one of the biggest cathedrals in Europe. Then continue through the New Forest to Corfe Castle*. Next, we visit one of England’s most impressive natural wonders, Lulworth Cove. Remember to bring comfortable shoes so you can enjoy a coastal walk to take in the unforgettable views. Our overnight stop is Exmouth**, a traditional coastal resort. With two miles of golden sandy beach and some delicious seafood available, this is a wonderful place to rest. **Please note if Exmouth is exceptionally busy we may move our overnight stop to Exeter.
Day 2
We will journey to Dartmoor National Park. With stunning views, deep wooded valleys, medieval farmhouses and Bronze Age stone circles, this is an incredible park to spend a few hours exploring. We’ll make a stop at the Clapper Bridge at Postbridge for pictures! We’ll enjoy a lunch stop in the market town of Tavistock. Sir Francis Drake, the famous sea captain, was born here. The old streets radiate from Bedford Square and offer shops for every taste. Venture behind the Town Hall and you will discover the historic Pannier Market. Your day will continue through Bodmin Moor, one of Cornwall’s designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, as we make our way to the coastal town of Falmouth, where we’ll spend the next 2 nights.
Day 3
After a night in Falmouth, we’ll make our way to Mousehole where you’ll have a chance to explore this village, which has retained its original character and charm. We then continue to Porthcurno and the Minack Theatre*. We’ll then continue west to Land’s End, England’s most westerly point. You can enjoy a cliff-top walk here and take in the views. Our final stop of the day is in St Ives, before we return to Falmouth.
Day 4
This morning we make our way to Port Isaac, the filming location for Doc Martin. Next, we visit Tintagel, birthplace of King Arthur, and a place to get lost in the myths of the past. Then it’s on to Boscastle for lunch, home to an harbour village! We continue to Ilfracombe for more impressive coastal views. Our overnight stop is Bristol**, home to Clifton’s iconic
suspension bridge – free to walk and offering views of the Avon Gorge. This bustling city is a perfect overnight stop with numerous restaurants and bars.
**Please note if Bristol is exceptionally busy we may move our overnight stop to the city of Bath.
Day 5
Our final day takes us into the Cotswolds, first to Cirencester. We will also visit some of the smaller Cotswold villages. You’ll spend the afternoon in Oxford, aptly nicknamed the ‘City of Dreaming Spires’ by poet Matthew Arnold. This city is bustling and beautiful yet still holds clusters of tranquillity amongst the 38 colleges that you can explore here. We’ll enjoy an afternoon here to take in the buildings this city has to offer before we return to London.
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Reviews (11)
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Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile
Claire from Canada

Great tour. So much beautiful architecture to see and the crystal turquoise water and cliffs so pristine. Paul our driver and guide was so awesome. A great historian. He kept us safe also. Itinary was flexible and Paul conversed with the group about it and...More

3  Thank Companion788690
Ms-ClareD, Guest Relations Manager at England Experience Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2018

Hi Claire, Thanks for taking the time to review your tour, we appreciate your feedback on the accommodation, this allows us to improve our services! We're glad to hear you had a great time travelling around England with Paul. Kind regards, Erin

Reviewed September 28, 2018
Beautiful and relaxing tour

We had a lovely time on this low key trip to the beautiful south west area of England. The drive was amazingly beautiful and the small villages and tourist areas we visited were charming. Our guide, Aileen, was wonderful. She was amusing, knowledgeable and flexible....More

Date of experience: September 2018
4  Thank Plant_sing_bird
Reviewed September 21, 2018
South West England Tour

I had a great time. It was a small group and Steve, our guide/driver was very accommodating and knowledge. I highly recommend this tour. Small group touring is best as we all got to know each other.

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank br3nd444griff
Reviewed September 14, 2018
Coastal Villages

I took this tour early Sept 2018-----The tour director acts as guide and driver--the coach holds appox 12 people. This is the proper way to explore these small villages---no big bus crowded---hurry up and look type of tour. The tour itself is very nice--exploring the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
4  Thank kbaird715
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile
South West Experience

Excellent tour made more enjoyable by driver/guide Paul who went out of his way to make sure everyone had a great time. The use of smaller coaches in this location is definitely a bonus as it allows access to areas that larger coaches cannot reach....More

3  Thank ral49
Ms-ClareD, Guest Relations Manager at England Experience Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2018

Hello! Thanks for taking the time to review your tour with us. Very happy to hear you had a wonderful time with Paul and that you enjoyed the small-group aspect of our tour! Kind Regards, Clare

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