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Best of Devon and Cornwall

8 Days 1 Country 15 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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      Easy Quote View Trip Book Now Please call 866 513 1995

      Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange your flights to arrive on or before day 1.

      Please read our Trip Notes before booking

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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.
      • Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange flights to arrive on or before Day 1.
      • 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 Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.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.
      • Double-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 traveling as part of a family group. 
      • Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange your flights to arrive on or before day 1.

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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.

      Please note: All Preview 2018 itineraries are subject to change. Booked guests will be contacted about any changes to their trip upon the release of the 2018 Europe & Britain brochure.


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      7 Nights

      accommodation

      10 Meals
      • 7 full breakfasts

      • 2 dinners

      • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)

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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

        • 7 full breakfasts

        • 2 dinners

        • 1 lunch
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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 at your 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


       

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      Your Itinerary

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      London – Windsor – Bath – Bristol (2 Nights)

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

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      Exeter – Stonehenge – Salisbury – London

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      Depart London

      Day 1

      Arrive London Day 1 - Arrive London

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

      Hotel

      Hilton Kensington

      Meals

      Hotel

      Hilton Kensington

      Meals

      Day 1

      Day 2

      London – Windsor – Bath – Bristol (2 Nights) Day 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.

      Hotel

      Hilton Garden Inn

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Hilton Garden Inn

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Welcome Reception

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      Day 3

      Longleat Stately Home and Lacock Excursion Day 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.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Bristol – Dunster – Exmoor National Park – Lynmouth – Bideford Day 4 - 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

      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

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      Day 5

      Bideford – Tintagel – Exeter (2 Nights) Day 5 - 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 including 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

      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

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      Cornish Excursion including Plymouth, St. Ives and Dartmoor National Park Day 6 - 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

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Day 6

      Day 7

      Exeter – Stonehenge – Salisbury – London Day 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.

      Hotel

      Hilton Kensington

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      Hilton Kensington

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Day 7

      Day 8

      Depart London Day 8 - Depart London

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

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Day 8

      Available Departures

      Please see http://www.trafalgar.com:80/usa/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 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

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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

        • 7 full breakfasts

        • 2 dinners

        • 1 lunch
          (Be My Guest)


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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 at your 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


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      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.


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      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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        Service rating : From beginning to end the whole experience was earmarked by a high level of professionalism from all staff involved. The tour director was very knowledgeable, witty and thorough with information about places, people and historical events. The coach driver was highly skilled and I

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        Service rating : I thought the whole trip was well planned, the places visited were interesting, the bus driver and tour director were excellent.Product : The itinerary was excellent visiting places of interest. Well organized not having to queue or wait was great.

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        Service rating : tour director and bus drivers were all very experienced and made the whole trip very easyProduct : loved everywhere we went - of course there were some places which we would have liked to have spent more time in!

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        Service rating : The trip was great but one of the hotels was absolutely putrid , the carpets were filthy and I fell in the bathroom due to a loose handle on the bath suffering craked ribs as a result!On the last day I found the hard sell by the director hard to take take ! It may be acceptable

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        Service rating : We are looked after so well, bus drivers and tour guides are great.Product : we just had the best time, fitted so much in to each day, treated so well

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