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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 May 27, 2019

    Went in May with tour guide Kevin. He is an excellent driver and knowledgeable guide. Size of group being small (14) was nice and small bus enabled us to go where bigger tours can't. Hotels provided were up scale and good. Saw a lot and...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
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    Reviewed May 23, 2019

    I signed up for the tour as a singles woman. I stayed the previous night at the Mercure, the bus departed from there the next morning. The bus held 16 people and we had 13. A great mix of Australians and Canadians. Our fantastic, knowledgeable...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    1  Thank Susan B
    Reviewed May 17, 2019

    Had a great trip with Kevin as our very knowledgeable driver, and historical facts of the areas visited. Bus pick up times and drop offs were always on time. The fishing villages, i loved ,so much character and history. We had some lovely cream teas...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    1  Thank SueW2914
    Reviewed May 17, 2019 via mobile

    Highly recommended! Very well organized tour. Visited many places in comfortable minibus. The bus was clean and in good condition. Our guide, Glenn was professional, polite and fun. Especially his selection of music. The hotels were also nice and beyond our expectations. Very pleased have...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    1  Thank JudyHkl
    Reviewed May 13, 2019

    Just home from London where I was part of a 5 day tour of Cornwall & Cotswolds'. The small group made this tour most enjoyable. Our guide/driver Kevin did an outstanding job with recommending high points along the way, sites to visit, and places to...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
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    Quest80796
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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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