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Southwest England

11 days – EUR 1,376.00 pp in dbl-room*

This trek to the farthest reaches of England at Land's End will take you through the mysterious plains of Dartmoor, a remote, windswept marshland steeped in myths and legends of headless horsemen and demonic dogs. Sites along the way include mystifying Stonehenge.


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1st day: London

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.

Place to relax: open fireplace in the hotel lounge
Place to relax: open fireplace in the hotel lounge

London

The capital of Great Britain and the Commonwealth is one of the most vibrant and exciting metropolises on earth. The 7.5 million inhabitants within its city limits make London the largest city in the European Union. Ever since it was founded by the Romans 2,000 years ago, the city on the banks of the Thames has been a cosmopolitan mix of cultures and religions. Famous landmarks include the Houses of Parliament, Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace among many others, not to mention such famous institutions as the British Museum, the National Gallery and Madame Tussaud's. London is also one of the music capitals of the world, offering numerous venues for every type of music from classical performances in the Royal Albert Hall to electronic trends presented in the pubs of Soho.

A historical music capital of the world: 1960s London
A historical music capital of the world: 1960s London

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3rd day: South Downs National Park

Rental car pick-up
Type: Ford Focus 1,6 or similar
Pick-up location: London Gatwick Airport

From London to Bosham80 km | 2 hours

Accommodation: A B&B on the waterfront2 Nights | bed & breakfast

The historical landmark built in 1760 first served as a pub, as revealed by many details of the property visible even today. The inn is the only building on the waterfront and commands views that extend across the water to the church steeple of Bosham. A selection of restaurants and pubs can be found in town just a walk along the shore away. A recent renovation earned the B&B a 4-star rating.

Due to the location of the property directly on the waterfront, visitors need to be mindful of the tides: the drive leading to the house is occasionally under water. Should this be the case, the hosts will contact Umfulana.

Registered landmark: A waterfront B&B
Registered landmark: A waterfront B&B

London

The capital of Great Britain and the Commonwealth is one of the most vibrant and exciting metropolises on earth. The 7.5 million inhabitants within its city limits make London the largest city in the European Union. Ever since it was founded by the Romans 2,000 years ago, the city on the banks of the Thames has been a cosmopolitan mix of cultures and religions. Famous landmarks include the Houses of Parliament, Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace among many others, not to mention such famous institutions as the British Museum, the National Gallery and Madame Tussaud's. London is also one of the music capitals of the world, offering numerous venues for every type of music from classical performances in the Royal Albert Hall to electronic trends presented in the pubs of Soho.

A historical music capital of the world: 1960s London
A historical music capital of the world: 1960s London

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5th day: Dartmoor

From Bosham to Dartmoor270 km | 4 hours

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.

Survived 25 monarchs: Devonshire House
Survived 25 monarchs: Devonshire House

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7th day: Land's End

From Dartmoor to St. Hilary161 km | 2 hours 30 minutes

Accommodation: A country house in West Cornwall2 Nights | bed & breakfast

A long drive leads to the 17th century Georgian estate with subtropical gardens and heated swimming pool in sunny West Cornwall. The grounds extend to the River Hayle, whose banks can be explored along a former tow-path. At night the screeches of owls are almost the only sound heard in this remote country setting. The location is perfect for excursions to the numerous attractions on LandEnd. Mount St. Michel is just down the road, as are Penzance and St. Ives with their galleries and excellent seafood restaurants.

Rural delight: A country house in West Cornwall
Rural delight: A country house in West Cornwall

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9th day: Bath

From St. Hilary to Wiltshire341 km | 4 hours

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.

Home of Thomas the Tankengine: Country-House in Wiltshire
Home of Thomas the Tankengine: Country-House in Wiltshire

11th day: London

From Wiltshire to London149 km | 2 hours

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

Departure


Rental car:

AVIS

Rental car company: AVIS (United Kingdom)
Type: Ford Focus 1.6 or similar.
5 doors, AC/CD


Services


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

USD 1,549.00*
(EUR 1,376.00)*




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Best Travel Time:
April–Oct.

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