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Southwest England

London – Southern Coast – Dartmoor – Cornwall – Bath

11 days – EUR 1,257.00 pp in dbl-room*

Antique shops and wild ponies, cream tea and fishing villages are some of the things that Devon and Cornwall do best. Those interested in myths and legend will also find plenty to discover on this tour from the windswept plains of Dartmoor to the Lands of King Artus. Sites along the way include mystifying Stonehenge and historical Bath.


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A

Day 1 to 3: London

Rome

Transfer to your hotel
You can take a taxi or the public bus to the city.

Accommodation:
A townhouse near Hyde Park2 Nights | bed & breakfast

The hotel with 20 comfortable rooms stands in a row of a Georgian houses in Upper Berkeley Street. The shops on Oxford Street, Hyde Park, and the Marble Arch underground station are all just a few minuteswalk away. The centerpiece of the hotel is an elegant lounge with an open fireplace. The attentive staff will be glad to assist with the planning of daily activities.

Attractions:

  • London: Multicultural metropolis

B

Day 3 to 5: Sussex

Rental car pick-up
Company: AVIS United Kingdom
Vehicle: Ford Focus 1,6 or similar (CDMR)
Rate: Standard Cover
Location: London Gatwick Airport

From London to Fishbourne76 km | 1 hour 30 minutes

Attractions:

  • Ashdown Forest
  • South Downs National Park

Accommodation:
A country house in Fishbourne2 Nights | bed & breakfast

The guest house is located on the main road on the outskirts of the small village of Fishbourne. It is rated with four AA stars and ideal for exploring the English storybook landscape around Chichester, Goodwood and Bosham. The rooms are spacious and tastefully decorated and a beautiful garden is available to the guests. Good restaurants and pubs are nearby some of them within walking distance. 

Attractions:

  • Sussex: Seaside resorts and quaint forests

C

Day 5 to 7: Dartmoor

From Fishbourne to Dartmoor277 km | 4 hours

Attractions:

  • Salisbury: Town of drapers on Avon and Wylye
  • Isle of Wight
  • Branscombe Village: Historical village on the coast of Devon

Accommodation:
A Devonshire Hall House2 Nights | bed & breakfast

This historical hall house with a thatched roof was built around 1450 and has managed to survive 25 English monarchs and numerous wars. Today the inn is a listed heritage building (one of only 750 structures in Great Britain with the Grade II rating assigned to buildings of particular historical significance). Hosts Sheila and John will gladly offer suggestions for day trips to Dartmoor and vicinity. All three guest rooms are decorated in country style with a view of the gardens. Depending on the weather, guests can cuddle up in front of the granite fireplace or take a dip in the swimming pool.

Attractions:

  • Canonteign Falls
  • Dartmoor: Misty national park with spooky character

D

Day 7 to 9: Cornwall

From Dartmoor to Liskeard76 km | 2 hours

Accommodation:
A farm near Pengover2 Nights | bed & breakfast

The guesthouse is located on a cattle farm, in a quiet valley between the rolling hills of Cornwall. The listed building dates from the 17th Century and is surrounded by a colourful garden surrounded by dry stone walls, where birds twitter in the morning and the bats fly at night. In the neighbouring village, Menheniot, the Country Pub serves a good meal.

Attractions:

  • Cornwall: Rugged coastline, picturesque beaches and subtropical gardens
  • Eden Project
  • Lost Gardens of Haligan
  • King Artus-Bodmin

E

Day 9 to 11: Bath

From Liskeard to Wiltshire298 km | 5 hours

Attractions:

  • Clovelly
  • Exmoor: Moorland ponies and Celtic Saints
  • South West Coast Path
  • Glastonbury: Celtic myth of King Arthur
  • Tintern Abbey: Picturesque ruins on the River Wye

Accommodation:
A Country-House in Wiltshire2 Nights | bed & breakfast

Set in the Wiltshire countryside, this house is the birthplace of Reverend Awdry, a well-known pastor and children's book author. As a child he was lying awake listening to the trains in the distance, wondering what kind of conversations they might have. Many years later these childhood memories were transformed into the worldfamous stories of Thomas the Tankengine. The current owners of the house, Mike and Fran have redecorated it with the help of a designer and turned it into a cozy B&B. Many original features are still about: the oak flooring or individual pieces of furniture. Those who wants to explore the area should seek advice from Mike. Bath is only 15 minutes by car and a bus runs directly from their doorstep.

Attractions:

  • Bath: Beautiful spa town with hot springs
  • Bath
  • Cotswolds: Sheep pastures and idyllic little towns in the heart of England

Day 11: London

From Wiltshire to London149 km | 2 hours

Rental car drop-off
Location: London Heathrow Airport (T1-4)


Vehicle

Company: AVIS United Kingdom
Type: Ford Focus 1.6 or similar.
5 doors, AC/CD

Non waivaible excess: 1000,00 €

Services


The cost is per person based on two people sharing a double room and includes accommodation and meals per itinerary.

USD 1,409.00*
(EUR 1,257.00)*




You can start this tour on any date.
Best Travel Time:
April–Oct.

Upon booking this tour you will receive:
» the names, addresses and telephone numbers of each accommodation
» Your vouchers
» detailed directions to each accommodation

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Ph.: +49 (0)2268 9098-275

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