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South West Experience

Tintagel, England

Tour Details

Visit: London, Winchester, Lulworth Cove, Exmouth, Mousehole, Porthcurno, Land’s End, St Ives, Falmouth, Port Isaac, Tintagel, Boscastle, Ilfracombe, Bristol, Cotswolds, Oxford, London

Day 1: London - Winchester - Lulworth Cove - Exmouth

Meet the rest of your small group and begin the journey south west through the South Downs National Park to Winchester, home to one of the biggest cathedrals in Europe. We will then continue through the New Forest to one of England’s most impressive natural wonders, Lulworth Cove. This area is world famous for its unique geology and crystal clear water. 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 after a day exploring England's South West.

Please note: If Exmouth is exceptionally busy, our overnight stay will be in Exeter.

Day 2: Dartmoor National Park - Tavistock - Falmouth

After a leisurely start 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. Look out for the famous Dartmoor ponies! We’ll make a stop at the famous Clapper Bridge at Postbridge for pictures! We’ll enjoy a lunch stop in the market town of Tavistock, which historians have discovered is the birthplace of the cream tea! Sir Francis Drake, the famous sea captain, was also born here. The old streets radiate from Bedford Square and offer shops for every taste and need. Venture behind the Town Hall and you will discover the award-winning and 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.

Please note: If Falmouth is exceptionally busy our overnight stay will be in Newquay.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Mousehole - Porthcurno - Land’s End - St Ives - Falmouth

After a restful night in Falmouth, we’ll make our way to Mousehole where you’ll have a chance to explore this beautiful little fishing village, which has retained its original character and charm. We then continue to Porthcurno and the Minack Theatre - an unforgettable stop, the open-air theatre has breath-taking views of the Atlantic Ocean. 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 striking views. Our final stop of the day is in St Ives, before we return to Falmouth.

Please note: If Falmouth is exceptionally busy our overnight stay will be in Newquay.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: Port Isaac - Tintagel - Boscastle - Ilfracombe - Bristol

This morning you’ll say goodbye to Falmouth as we make our way to Port Isaac, the filming location for Doc Martin. Even if you’re not a fan of the show you’ll love this stunning village with its picturesque whitewashed cottages. Next, we visit Tintagel, legendary 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 unspoilt harbour village and the perfect place to enjoy a Cornish pasty! 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 stunning views of the Avon Gorge. This bustling city is a perfect overnight stop with numerous restaurants and bars to enjoy in the evening.

Please note: If Bristol is exceptionally busy we may move our overnight stop to the city of Bath.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Cotswolds - Oxford - London

Our final day takes us into the Cotswolds, first to Cirencester, the largest town in the Cotswold District. We will also visit some of the smaller Cotswold villages, so you have a chance to immerse yourself in the sleepy beauty of these limestone villages. You’ll spend the afternoon in Oxford, aptly nicknamed the ‘City of Dreaming Spires’ by poet Matthew Arnold. This handsome city is bustling and beautiful yet still holds clusters of tranquillity amongst the 38 colleges that you can explore here. Famous literary figures, such as JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis and Oscar Wilde once walked the cobbled streets here. We’ll enjoy an afternoon here to take in the stunning buildings this city has to offer before we return to London.

Meals: Breakfast

 

Small Group Package Includes:

  • Professional driver-guide
  • Transportation on a luxury midi-coach (air-conditioning)
  • Bottle of water
  • Accommodation: 1 night Exmouth, 2 nights Falmouth, 1 night Bristol
  • 4 breakfasts
  • Guaranteed small group (16 passengers or less)

 

Not Included:

  • Lunch, Dinner and refreshments
  • Anything not mentioned in the program
  • Any entrance fees

 

Highlights:

  • Lulworth Cove & The Jurassic Coast – Impressive natural wonders
  • Dartmoor National Park – Dartmoor ponies!
  • Cornwall villages & Land’s End – Coastal beauty
  • Cotswolds Villages – Cirencester and sleepy villages
  • Oxford - One of our most stunning University cities

 

Tour Prices are per person twin share in Australian Dollars. Conditions apply and escorted tours are subject to change and availability. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations. (ab)

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