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Cornwall & the Cotswolds: Small-Group Tour from London (5-days)

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    Day 1: Stonehenge, Salisbury & the Jurassic Coast

    Stop At: Stonehenge, Amesbury SP4 7DE England
    Your adventure begins by departing London and heading towards the first stop, Stonehenge; the most famous stone circle in the world. This monument is thought to be 4,500 years old, yet it’s true meaning is still not truly understood.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Pass By: Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, 6 The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EF England
    Next, you'll visit the medieval city of Salisbury, where there will be time to visit the magnificent Cathedral & see the Magna Carta, wander through the charming city centre and also have some lunch.

    Stop At: Durdle Door, West Lulworth, Wareham BH20 5PU, UK
    This afternoon you’ll travel to Durdle Door; a spectacular limestone arch which is one of the most iconic features of the Jurassic Coast.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight Destination - Exeter

    Day 2: Dartmoor, Polperro & Charlestown

    Stop At: Dartmoor National Park, United Kingdom
    This morning you'll negotiate country lanes and absorb beautiful scenery in Dartmoor National Park; known for its Sherlock Holmes connection, native wild ponies and infamous prison. You'll stop in at the charming town of Tavistock; birthplace of Sir Francis Drake, where you can try a traditional Devonshire Cream Tea.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: 4 Longcoombe Ln, Polperro, Looe PL13 2PL, UK
    By the afternoon you'll be in Cornwall, and you'll start by visiting the quaint community of Polperro; a small fishing village where smuggling once prospered.
    Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

    Stop At: Charlestown Harbour, Charlestown, St Austell PL25 3NJ England
    Next it’s a short trip to the historic port of Charlestown; a place that has remained largely unchanged for over 200 years. Today the harbour is instantly recognisable as a filming location in the TV series Poldark.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight Destination - Falmouth

    Day 3: St Michael's Mount, Minack Theatre, Land's End & Falmouth

    Stop At: St. Michael's Mount, Kings Road, Marazion TR17 0EJ England
    Today will take you to some of the most isolated parts of Cornwall's coastline. You'll start by visiting the iconic St Michaels Mount; an island that’s been home to a monastery since at least the 8th century.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Minack Theatre, Porthcurno, Penzance TR19 6JU England
    Next up is the Minack Theatre; a venue with a spectacular location that would rival any theatre in the world.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Land's End Landmark, Sennen TR19 7AA England
    From here you'll make the short journey to mainland Britain's most westerly point; Lands End, where you can gaze out over the Atlantic Ocean.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Falmouth Seafront Promenade, Castle Drive, Falmouth England
    This afternoon you'll return to Falmouth where you can spend time on the beach, visit Pendennis Castle or the National Maritime Museum Cornwall or simply explore this charming harbour town.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight Destination - Falmouth

    Day 4: St Ives, Tintagel and Port Isaac

    Stop At: St Ives Bay, St Ives England
    This morning your first stop is the popular seaside town, St Ives; an important fishing settlement and now a haven for artists, where you can stroll down cobbled lanes or along the harbour front.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Port Isaac Harbour, Port Isaac PL29, UK
    Next you'll travel to the charming village of Port Isaac; where hit TV series Doc Martin is filmed. Commonly known as 'Portwenn', you'll have plenty of time to see all of the Doc Martin connected places.
    Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

    Stop At: Tintagel Castle Castle Road, Tintagel PL34 0HE England
    This afternoon continue along the coast to Tintagel to explore an island that was once home to an ancient castle legend suggests is the birthplace of King Arthur.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight Destination - Exeter

    Day 5: Bath & the Cotswolds

    Stop At: The Roman Baths, Abbey Church Yard, Bath BA1 1LZ England
    The final day begins by travelling to the beautiful city of Bath where you can visit the Roman Baths, the Jane Austen centre and see the famous Georgian architecture.
    Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

    Stop At: Castle Combe Village, Off the M4, Castle Combe SN14 7HX England
    Then, continue through rural scenery to Castle Combe; possibly the most picture-perfect village in the region.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Mercure London Kensington Hotel, 1a Lexham Gardens, Kensington, London W8 5JJ, UK
    Departure Time
    8:45 AM
    Duration
    5 days
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • 4x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 4 nights
    • 4-nights en-suite accommodation
    • Driver/guide
    • Transportation in air-conditioned minibus
    • Small-group tour (max. 16 passengers)
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities
    • Entry/Admission - Stonehenge
    • Entry/Admission - St. Michael's Mount
    • Entry/Admission - Minack Theatre
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children (aged 10+) must be accompanied by an adult
    • Please bring suitable clothing for various weather conditions
    • Each passenger may bring one suitcase (max. weight 15kg) and one carry on item
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed July 23, 2019 via mobile

    We along with another couple did this tour and thoroughly enjoyed the journey. Kevin our driver and guide was very knowledgeable about the places we visited but also ensured that we all enjoyed all that this amazing area had to offer. A great experience!

    2  Thank B4436FUbriank
    Reviewed July 22, 2019

    My wife and I together with another couple from Australia took this tour recently and were thrilled with the outcome. Kevin was our guide and he did an amazing job. His driving, knowledge of the history and areas visited was first class. We chose to...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank Cedar1944
    Reviewed July 17, 2019 via mobile

    I loved this tour! As a solo female traveller everything was organised and executed perfectly and I felt completely looked after every step of the way. Kevin was a terrific driver and host and has a knack of blending interesting facts with lighthearted humour. I...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    2  Thank Sarah F
    Reviewed July 11, 2019

    Perfect way to get to the main and out of the way places in Devon and Cornwall. Kevin was an excellent driver/guide, full of knowledge and he ensured all our needs were catered for. Our B&B 's were very comfortable. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole tour...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    1  Thank Pattie3764
    Reviewed July 1, 2019

    Here is how you get to see England's back roads and small villages without having to rent your own car. It is everything as advertised, from big attractions like Stonehenge to intimate areas like Polperro to coastal views and small hikes to cities like Falmouth....More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    1  Thank 4carrie3434
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    July 20, 2019|
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    Response from flbigguy | Reviewed this property |
    5:30 or 6. They will drop you at heathrow if you want
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    Susan E
    March 22, 2019|
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    Response from Steve M |
    As with UK hotels, B&Bs normally offer both 'twin' (2 single beds) & 'double' (1 double bed) options. Just specify when booking that you want a 'twin' room.
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