Best of Devon and Cornwall

8 Days 2 Countries 8 Cities

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

"Most amazing holiday I ever had"

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About this trip

City to shore, the creativity and majestic beauty of the west of England come into focus as you journey through the ages, via Bristol, Ilfracombe, Bideford, Plymouth, St. Ives and Exeter.

You'll enjoy Insider moments like… hearing exquisite choral music performed exclusively for you by a local choir in the candlelit 15th century 'gingerbread church' of St. Martin's, Exeter.


Trip type: Country Explorer i

Trip code: BDEVA

7 Nights

accommodation

10 Meals
  • 7 full breakfasts.

  • 1 lunch (Be My Guest).

  • 2 dinners.

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Your Itinerary

1. Arrive London

Welcome to London. Your day is free to explore this vibrant capital city.

Hotel
Hilton Kensington

2. 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.

Meal(s)
Welcome Reception
Hotel
Hilton Garden Inn

3. 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.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast

4. Bristol – Exmoor National Park – Ilfracombe – Bideford

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. Stop in the traditional Devonshire fishing town of Ilfracombe and enjoy free time to explore. Later travel to the historic port town of Bideford located on the estuary of the River Torridge.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast
Hotel
Durrant House

5. Bideford – Tintagel – Plymouth – 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. In the maritime city of Plymouth view the Mayflower Steps before heading to Exeter. TreadRight and Trafalgar Cares support 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.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast
Be My Guest Dining
Hotel
Mercure Southgate

6. Cornish Excursion including Dartmoor National Park

Today set off for a full day to explore picturesque Cornwall. 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.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast
Farewell Dinner

7. 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.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast

8. Depart London

Time to say farewell to newfound friends before your return flight home.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast

The Trafalgar Difference

  • Cultural Insights
    Enjoy a guided tour in one of the finest stately homes open to the public. Home to the 7th Marquess of Bath, Longleat House is set within stunning ‘Capability' Brown landscaped parkland and contains priceless antiques.

  • Be My Guest
    Visit a homely Cornish farmstead and meet a friendly local family who will tell you about generations of farming and their family history in Cornwall.

  • Hidden Treasures
    Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure.

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What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • Orientation of Bath, Bristol, Ilfracombe, Plymouth, Exeter and Salisbury

    • Visit Royal Windsor and quaint Lacock Village, stately Longleat House in Warminster, the Roman Baths in Bath, the fishing village of Ilfracombe, the ancient seaport of Bideford, the gorgeous artists' colony of St. Ives, the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge, and John Constables Salisbury

    • View Windsor Castle, the ‘Capability' Brown landscaped parkland at Longleat, Tintagel Castle in Cornwall, the Mayflower Steps in Plymouth and St. Michaels Mount


What's Included

Dining

    • 7 full breakfasts.

    • 1 lunch (Be My Guest).

    • 2 dinners.


What's Included

Travel Highlights

    • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

    • Hand-picked 4 and 5 star accommodation

    • 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

    • VIP entry to many sights

    • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

    • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host at your London hotel.

    • Use of Trafalgar's London Reception Centre offering a range of services including tickets for day trips and local attractions.


    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 rating : Very good TD did everything she could to make the trip one to remember.Product : Location of the Exeter Hotel meant that actual time spent in Cornwall was limited due to the time taken to get to sites. An equivalent hotel in say Plymouth would have given guests more time to

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    Service rating : Everything was most professionally organised.Product : Information given by our Tour Director gave insight and background to the places visited. Loved all the unique attractions on offer.

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    Service rating : Our tour guide was great. What we saw was great. Bus was great. Only problem was the bedrooms at the Hotel Hilton Kensington in London. Way below par for a Hilton Hotel. All the others on the tour were better.Product : The tour guide was experienced and good. Bus was very nice.

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    Very well run tour of Devon & Cornwall

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    • International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above.
    • Special Rate Solo Rooming: Departures 06 April and 05 October 2017 include 25-100% discount on our standard single supplement.
    • Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange flights to arrive on or before Day 1.
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    • Summer Solstice: Stonehenge will be closed due to Summer Solstice celebrations. On departure 15 June 2017 the Magna Carta will be visited in Salisbury.
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  • Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange your flights to arrive on or before day 1.

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