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Best of Devon and Cornwall

6 Days 1 Country 11 Cities

Visit places the area is famous for, including Stonehenge and spots captured in the Harry Potter movies.

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


Trip type: Country Explorer i

Trip code: BDEVA

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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Your Itinerary

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Day 1

London – Windsor – Bath – Bristol (2 Nights)

Day 2

Longleat Stately Home and Lacock Excursion

Day 3

Bristol – Dunster – Exmoor National Park – Lynmouth – Bideford

Day 4

Bideford – Tintagel – Exeter (2 Nights)

Day 5

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

Day 6

Exeter – Stonehenge – Salisbury – London

Day 1

London – Windsor – Bath – Bristol (2 Nights)

Travel to Royal Windsor this morning where you will have free time to explore the quaint town or visit the Castle. Later arrive in the Georgian town of Bath. See the beautiful Pulteney Bridge spanning the River Avon and view the impressive Abbey, founded in 1499. Visit the Roman Baths, from which the city takes its name, and see the hot thermal pool of the 'Great Bath'. On arrival in Bristol your orientation includes views of the Clifton Suspension Bridge and Brunel's ss Great Britain, the world's first ocean-going, propeller-driven iron ship.

Hotel

Hilton Garden Inn

Meals

  • Welcome Reception

Day 1

Day 2

Longleat Stately Home and Lacock Excursion

This morning a scenic drive through beautiful countryside brings you to the spectacular Longleat Stately Home near Warminster. Experience a Cultural Insight into English heritage when you take an included guided tour through one of the finest stately homes open to the public. Currently home to the 7th Marquess of Bath, Longleat House is set within stunning 'Capability' Brown landscaped parkland and contains priceless antiques. Later stop in the picturesque town of Lacock with its honey-coloured stone cottages and 15th century inns. The village was used as a movie location for 'Pride & Prejudice' and 'Harry Potter', amongst others.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Day 2

Day 3

Bristol – Dunster – Exmoor National Park – Lynmouth – Bideford

This morning stop in the medieval village of Dunster with its picturesque thatched cottages. Within the village you will find over 200 listed buildings as well as the 17th century yarn market which is where wool and cloth were once traded. Drive through the unique landscape of Exmoor National Park with its moorland, woodland, valleys and coastline which has been shaped by people and nature over thousands of years. Enjoy free time for lunch in the Devonshire village of Lynmouth where you may consider a ride on the famous funicular cliff lift. Later travel to the historic port town of Bideford located on the estuary of the River Torridge.

Hotel

Durrant House

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Clovelly Dinner

Join us for a short drive to the picturesque, privately-owned village of Clovelly, where we'll enjoy dinner at a charming 18th-century harbourside restaurant.

Adult Price: £38.00

Day 3

Day 4

Bideford – Tintagel – Exeter (2 Nights)

Drive along the north Cornish coast and stop to enjoy views of the ruined Tintagel Castle steeped in mystery and legend and reputedly the birthplace of King Arthur. Enjoy a light Be My Guest Cornish lunch on a farm with views over nearby Bodmin Moor. Join Trafalgar supports cultural traditions that preserve the unique richness and diversity of people and places. With respect to this, a special private performance of Gregorian chants will take place in the candlelit St. Martin's Church to support The Churches Conservation Trust. The rest of the evening is free to explore Exeter from your centrally located hotel.

Hotel

Mercure Southgate

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Be My Guest Dining

Optional Experiences

Dinner By Bristol Harbour

Tonight, why not join your travel director and fellow guests for some fine British dining in one of the most famous pubs in Bristol. It was here that sailors, smugglers and pirates drank and where press-gangs and custom officers came to catch them (don't worry, there's a spy hole to warn us). It was here that Daniel Defoe met the real-life Robinson Crusoe, and it's just around the corner from the finest Georgian square in Bristol housing the very first overseas American Consulate.

Adult Price: £31.00

SS Great Britain Explorer

Come with us on a trip to Brunel's famous GWR Temple Meads Station, before you visit what was once the largest ship in the World. Launched in 1843, the SS Great Britain was a world record breaker and one of Britain's great national treasures.

Adult Price: £17.50

Day 4

Day 5

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

Today set off for a full day to explore picturesque Cornwall. In the maritime city of Plymouth view the historical Mayflower Steps. Drive along the Cornish coast, famous for smugglers' coves and quaint villages. Discover St. Ives, a popular resort with artists and tourists. Enjoy views of St. Michael's Mount near Penzance. Stop in Dartmoor National Park for a Farewell Dinner with your travel companions in a traditional pub.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner

Day 5

Day 6

Exeter – Stonehenge – Salisbury – London

This morning, travel to rural Wiltshire and visit the mystical ancient monoliths at Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain. Visit the town of Salisbury with its Cathedral rising up from the lush green fields famously painted by John Constable. Later return to London where your memorable trip comes to an end.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Day 6

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 Insights
    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 Treasures
    Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

  • Join Trafalgar
    Travel Today, Sustain Tomorrow - The Churches Conservation Trust welcome you to enjoy a haunting, candle-lit evening performance of Gregorian chants at St. Martin's Church in Exeter. Discover how your visit supports church conservation.

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What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • 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
      (Be My Guest)


What's Included

Travel Highlights

    • 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

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

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

    • VIP entry to many sights


    Airport Transfers

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


Why Trafalgar?

The Trafalgar Experience

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Enjoy the wonder of travel, crisscrossing the globe through the seasons. On effortless adventures in breathtaking new horizons, forge lifelong friendships and memories. Our lovingly crafted itineraries are a fascinating mosaic of cultures, flavours, festivals and local stories. We’re with you all the way, guiding you and ensuring you experience the real thing: the sheer love of travel, entirely hassle-free.


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Meet

Meet warm-hearted locals and like-minded travellers. Along your journey of discovery, stop to share stories and flavours with local farmers, chefs and winemakers. Pause to admire the handicrafts and rich traditions of amazing artisans. Explore the essence of Europe through captivating accounts shared by expert historians and savvy local guides.


Taste

Travelling with your tastebuds, treating them to new flavours, spices and textures along the way. From the very first breakfast to the last nightcap, travelling through Europe indulges your palate, with every meal an opportunity to discover regional fare. Savour each new flavour, try the local tipple and take home fresh culinary inspiration. Let us share our love for food and hospitality with you.


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Once you've packed your suitcase, we take care of the rest, removing all your concerns so that you can be secure in the knowledge that an award-winning global company with an impeccable reputation has taken care of every little detail. We arrange everything you'll need along your journey - meals, accommodation and travel logistics, because we are with you all the way. Travel the world with peace of mind, knowing you’re in the hands of Trafalgar.


Guest Reviews and Ratings

  • Guest Service Rating from 41 Reviews

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    Service:

    Service rating : Always pleased with Trafalgar Tours and this one was no exception. Tour Director was only average, though.Product : Right combination of scheduled activities and "free time". The "Be My Guest" experience was a highlight of the trip. I think Stonehenge could be omitted, though, as

  • Trip:

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    Service rating : Both the Travel Director, Matt, and driver, Ian were friendly and approachable. They worked very well together. As a solo, female traveler, I felt very safe in their care.The tour itself was very good, I had originally thought if doing this tour in 2015 and was somewhat

  • Trip:

    Service:

    Service rating : Matthew our guide and Ian our driver were both excellent. They went above and beyond to help and fulfill requests and always with a smile.Product : There were a few driving stretches which were too long. Prefer to spend less time on be my guest visit and pop into a few little

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    SEE ALSO MY REVIEW PREPARED AT THE END OF THE TRIP. GUIDE $ DRIVER WERE OUTSTANDING. ALONG WITH ADMINISTRATIVE SCREW-UPS AND SEATS IN BUS(I WAS MISERABLE BECAUSE THEY WERE OLD & HARD). I WILL NOT USE OR REFER TRAFALGAR AGAIN--LARRY A ZOODSMA

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    Service rating : Both tours were well organised and the tour directors and drivers went above and beyond to make the tours as informative and pleasureable as possible. We thought the accommodation and optional tours were excellent value and would Guly recommend these tours.Product : Excellent

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    • Special Rate Solo Rooming: Departures 07 April and 06 October 2017 include 25-100% discount on our standard single supplement.
    • 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.
    • Summer Solstice: Stonehenge will be closed due to Summer Solstice celebrations. On departure 16 June 2017 the Magna Carta will be visited in Salisbury.
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  • 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).  
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