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Southwest England:
A country filled with legend

London – Southern Coast – Dartmoor – Cornwall – Bath

11 days | from EUR 1,373.00 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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Day 1 to 3: Eastbourne

Rental car pick-up
Broker: Sunny Cars
Vehicle: Mietwagen Sunnycars
Rate: Sunnycars (Stand: 24.05.2019): AB – Vauxhall Corsa /AC/2dr oder ähnlich, All-in/FF/AD
Location: London Heathrow

To Eastbourne130 km | 2 hours 30 minutes

Accommodation:
A manor house near Eastbourne2 Nights | Bed & Breakfast

This piece of property originally belonged to a chivalric order and was later enclosed by a high wall. The manor house was built 300 years ago and is among the oldest of its kind in the Eastbourne area. Mabel Lucie Attwell, the artist and illustrator of “Peter Pan,” lived here for a time. Today, guests come from around the world to enjoy the house and the gardens. Wendy, a garden enthusiast, purchased the property and turned it into a B&B that has quite appropriately been given a five-star rating. She will take your wishes into consideration when she prepares the English breakfast and is happy to give you ideas for excursions into the surrounding area. 

Eastbourne

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Sussex
The name of the former county means “Südsachsen” and points out that Sussex was a small Anglo-Saxon kingdom from the 5th century. In the east it shares borders with Kent, in the north with Surrey and in the west with Wessex. The landscape is mostly flat, with the hills of the South Downs and the Weald being the highest elevations. The rivers are short and of little importance. The coast is the major economic factor. Besides Brighton, Bognor Regis and Eastbourne are major seaside resorts. Inland, fruit growing and cattle breeding are of great importance. The South Downs Foopath reveals some particularly nice locations.

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Day 3 to 5: Yarner

From Eastbourne to Yarner389 km | 5 hours

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Accommodation:
A country estate near Newton Abbot2 Nights | Bed & Breakfast

At the end of a long private road lies the imposing country estate in Tudor style, with its crenellated roof reminiscent of a castle. Due to its exposed location on a hill on the edge of the moor, it offers sweeping views over the surrounding countryside with gardens, forests and the Wray Valley. The interior of the house convinces with a harmonious mixture of modern and traditional elements – a style that is also continued in the seven guest rooms, which are spread over two floors. On the ground floor there is the kitchen with breakfast room, the dining room and a fireplace room, on the upper floor there are three guest rooms, a fully equipped kitchen and a living room. In the garden with a pond, fruit trees and a thatched pavilion you can take nice walks or simply relax. In total, the property, which also includes farmed land, covers about 100 hectares. Hostess Lily does not live in the house herself, but her mother does, taking care of the guests' questions and wishes.

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Day 5 to 7: St. Austell

From Yarner to St. Austell126 km | 2 hours 30 minutes

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Bodmin Moor
This upland moor in the northeastern part of Cornwall covers over 200 square kilometers. Granite lies at the bottom of the moor, which is why water has difficulty draining. Imposing rock formations called the “Gates” rise over this desolate, treeless landscape. Prehistoric burial mounds and stone circles indicate that the moorland must have been heavily populated during the Bronze Age. Bodmin Moor has been declared an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Its highest point is Brown Willy (420 m), which is also the highest point in Cornwall. 

Accommodation:
A hideaway near St. Austell2 Nights | Bed & Breakfast

This award-winning hideaway near St. Austell is surrounded by a beautiful swath of the southern English landscape near the Roseland Peninsula. The rooms are located in cottages surrounding a central lawn. The interior furnishings eschew Victorian embellishment in favor of a skillful combination of fabrics, colors and patterns. The lounge, where you can chat with guests or with your friendly hosts next to a crackling fire, is a great place to visit on cold days.

  

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Day 7 to 9: Wiltshire

From St. Austell to Wiltshire299 km | 4 hours

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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.

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Day 9 to 11: London

From Wiltshire to London169 km | 2 hours 30 minutes

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Rental car drop-off
Location: London Heathrow

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.

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Additional Services

Climate Compensation
In order to compensate part of the CO2 emissions caused by your travels, we raise a voluntary donation, which is being transfered in its entirety to the Klima-Kollekte GmbH in Berlin or Wildlands South Africa. 

With your donation CO2-saving projects are supported; one example being solar cookers for Lesotho. Further information can be found at www.umfulana.com/about-umfulana/projects/climate-compensation
www.klima-kollekte.de and www.wildlands.co.za

If you wish to opt out of the Umfulana climate initiative, please note this on your booking form.


Vehicle

Company: Sunny Cars
Rate: Sunnycars (Stand: 24.05.2019): AB - Vauxhall Corsa /AC/2dr oder ähnlich, All-in/FF/AD

Services


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

from USD 1,519.00*
(from EUR 1,373.00)*




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 92298-57

Jessica Parkin
Ph.: +49 (0)2268 92298-23

Leslie Jalowiecki
Ph.: +49 (0)2268 92298-67

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1. Your Tour Specifications
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2. Consulting + Itinerary
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5. Tour
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*) The price is per person based on two people sharing a double room. Prices may vary by season and due to differences in available services.
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