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Best of Devon and Cornwall

6 Days 2 Countries 8 Cities

Explore the secrets of Devon and Cornwall on a quest through the Celtic coast. 

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      • Your London Hotel: This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the Hilton Kensington hotel providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

      About this trip

      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 Exmoor and rural Wiltshire, and see the ruined Tintagel Castle where, legend has it, King Arthur was born.


      Trip type: Country Explorer i

      Trip code: BDEV

      5 Nights

      accommodation

      8 Meals
      • 5 full breakfasts

      • 2 dinners

      • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)

      On-trip Transport

      All transport shown.

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • 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


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 5 full breakfasts

        • 2 dinners

        • 1 lunch
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      Travel Highlights

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        • 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 if you stay at Trafalgar's recommended 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

        • Pick-up and drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel, booked through Trafalgar, or from the London Reception Centre

        • London airport transfer service is available to purchase. Conditions apply. See airport transfer page link below for details

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

      Best of Devon and Cornwall

      Your Itinerary

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      Day 1

      London – Windsor – Bath – Bristol (2 Nights)

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      Day 2

      Longleat Stately Home and Lacock Excursion

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      Bristol – Dunster – Exmoor National Park – Lynmouth – Bideford

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      Bideford – Tintagel – Exeter (2 Nights)

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      Day 5

      Cornish Excursion including Plymouth, St. Ives and Dartmoor National Park

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      Day 6

      Exeter – Stonehenge – Salisbury – London

      Day 1

      London – Windsor – Bath – Bristol (2 Nights) Day 1 - London – Windsor – Bath – Bristol (2 Nights)

      Leave the bright lights of the British capital behind and journey through lush landscapes to the historic market town of Windsor, enjoying free time to ramble through its quaint streets and visit the elegant 11th century castle. Journeying west, we arrive in the stately Georgian town of Bath whose beautiful Pulteney Bridge and 15th century Gothic Abbey, provide a picturesque backdrop for the Roman Baths from which the city takes its name. See the steamy thermal pool of the 'Great Bath' before travelling to easy-going Bristol where we'll enjoy an orientation of the city including views of the Clifton Suspension Bridge and Brunel's SS Great Britain, the world's first ocean-going luxury liner.

      Hotel

      Hilton Garden Inn City Centre

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Hilton Garden Inn City Centre

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Longleat Stately Home and Lacock Excursion Day 2 - Longleat Stately Home and Lacock Excursion

      Leaving trendy Bristol behind, we embark on a scenic drive through the English countryside arriving at Longleat Stately Home near Warminster for a fascinating Cultural Insight into English heritage. Delve into centuries of British tradition during a included guided tour of one of the country's finest stately homes, currently home to the 7th Marquess of Bath. Wander through its grand rooms featuring priceless collections of art, antiques and tapestries collected by 15 generations and admire the exquisite surrounding 'Capability' Brown landscaped parkland. Later, we stop in the picturesque village of Lacock - its honey-coloured stone cottages and 15th century inns have served as a picturesque backdrop for such famous films as 'Pride & Prejudice' and 'Harry Potter', among others.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Day 2

      Day 3

      Bristol – Dunster – Exmoor National Park – Lynmouth – Bideford Day 3 - Bristol – Dunster – Exmoor National Park – Lynmouth – Bideford

      Take a step back in time to the medieval village of Dunster with its picturesque thatched cottages, 17th century yarn market and Working Watermill, built on the site of a mill mentioned in the Domesday Survey of c1086. Driving through the dramatic landscapes of Exmoor National Park, we stop in Lynmouth perched along the breathtakingly rugged Devon coast for some time at leisure and perhaps a ride on the famous funicular cliff lift to nearby Lynton. Our home for this evening is the historic port town of Bideford with its imposing 15th century bridge that spans the Torridge River.

      Hotel

      Durrant House

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      Durrant House

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Bideford – Tintagel – Exeter (2 Nights) Day 4 - Bideford – Tintagel – Exeter (2 Nights)

      Tales of knights and medieval myths and legends take centre stage today as we enjoy views of the ruined Tintagel Castle, reputedly the birthplace of King Arthur. We join the Kempthorne family for a light Be My Guest Cornish lunch and tales of farming heritage at their homely Cornish farmstead which has been in their family since the early 18th century. As the day draws to its close, we sit in quiet contemplation with the sounds of Gregorian chants and choral music filling the historic St. Martin's Church as part of a Join Trafalgar initiative to support The Churches Conservation Trust. Spend the rest of the evening exploring the medieval centre of Exeter on your terms.

      Hotel

      Mercure Southgate

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Hotel

      Mercure Southgate

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Cornish Excursion including Plymouth, St. Ives and Dartmoor National Park Day 5 - Cornish Excursion including Plymouth, St. Ives and Dartmoor National Park

      Meandering along the dramatic coastline of Cornwall today, past smugglers' coves and quaint coastal villages, we stop in the maritime city of Plymouth and view the Mayflower Steps from which brave pilgrims are said to have left English shores for an unknown new world. Discover lovely St. Ives, a popular retreat for artists, before enjoying views of St. Michael's Mount with its 17th century castle which sits dramatically atop the tidal island near the seaside town of Penzance. We travel through the brooding landscape of Dartmoor National Park, stopping at a traditional pub for a memorable Farewell Dinner with our travel companions.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Day 5

      Day 6

      Exeter – Stonehenge – Salisbury – London Day 6 - Exeter – Stonehenge – Salisbury – London

      Visit the ancient monoliths at Stonehenge rise up imposingly on Salisbury Plain this morning and see them. Imagine a time when pagans and druids would gather in their mysterious midst. We'll visit the town of Salisbury, home to Britain's tallest spire, before returning to London where our memorable journey through Devon and Cornwall comes to an end.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Day 6

      Available Departures

      Please see http://www.trafalgar.com:80/nz/tours/best-of-devon-and-cornwall for the latest discounts & departure information.

      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Be My Guest
        Join the Kempthorne family for lunch and tales of farming heritage at their homely Cornish farmstead which has been in their family since the early 18th century

      • Cultural Insight
        Enjoy a guided tour in Longleat House, the seat of the Marquesses of Bath and one of the finest stately homes open to the public

      • Hidden Treasure
        Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

      • MAKE A DIFFERENCE
        JoinTrafalgar - The Churches Conservation Trust welcome you to enjoy a moving evening performance of Gregorian chants and choral music at St. Martin's Church in Exeter. Discover how your visit supports church conservation.

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • 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


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 5 full breakfasts

        • 2 dinners

        • 1 lunch
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      Travel Highlights

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        • 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 if you stay at Trafalgar's recommended 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

        • Pick-up and drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel, booked through Trafalgar, or from the London Reception Centre

        • London airport transfer service is available to purchase. Conditions apply. See airport transfer page link below for details

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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      Guest Reviews and Ratings

      • Guest Service Rating from 196 Reviews

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        Service rating : You provided us with an excellent tour leader who gave his all to ensure we enjoyed our tripProduct : W e have had an excellent general coverage of Devon and Cornwall something we will not experience again living so far away. It was great to see in person so much of what we have

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        Service rating : It fulfilled all I hoped for on an introduction to this part of the UK.Product : I would have liked to have seen the Eden project.

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        Service rating : The Best of Devon and Cornwall tour had the perfect number of sites and stops, beautiful scenery, and adequate stops for rest, shopping, and personal time. The tour guide was professional and well-knowledgeable; the driver was helpful and formed a great team with the

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        Service:

        Service rating : Professional and friendly. Took time to explain and share knowledge. Made Trafalgar guests feel secure and valued. Took trouble to ensure we were ok and offered help when necessary.Product : Interesting and well planned. Loved the rides through the country roads. Lots to see and

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        Service rating : Good value for the money.Product : I would havebenjoyed more of Devon and Cornwall without Bath, Winchester and Stonehenge! Also was disappionted that optional Bristol dinner was cancelled due to retaurant being "overbooked" (????? Come on !!).

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