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7 Days / 6 Nights

Tour Overview:
From windswept moors and wild coastlines to historic cities and picture-perfect fishing villages, the county of Cornwall is sure to impress. Discover the maritime heritage, rural beauty and culinary pride of western England.

Day 1 - London - Wells - Dartmoor National Park
From London, we set off on our adventure where our first stop is the tiny market city of Wells, known for its Gothic cathedral with a quirky clock and peaceful Vicar's Close. From Wells, our path takes us from the quaint country lanes of Somerset to the heather and gorse-clad tors of Dartmoor National Park. Before the day is out, enjoy a welcome dinner together. (D)

​Accommodation: Two Bridges Hotel

Day 2 - Dartmoor National Park - Port Isaac - Padstow - Falmouth
Today we leave Dartmoor for the sheer cliffs of Cornwall's northern coast - a gourmet feast set firmly in our sights. For an appetiser, there's a stroll around Port Isaac, the fishing village made famous by television series, Doc Martin. Next, it's onwards to the main course: a leisurely lunch at 'The Seafood Restaurant' - Rick Stein's flagship restaurant in Padstow. Pick from a menu of fresh-off-the-boat Cornish seafood and international favourites such as Atlantic Crab. Then it's time to take it easy as we travel further west to Falmouth, where our day ends. (B,L)

​Accommodation: Greenbank Hotel

Day 3 - Falmouth - St Michael's Mount - St Ives - Falmouth

After a hearty breakfast, we drive to St Michael's Mount, a tidal island just off the coast from Penzance. Stepping ashore in the buzzing village, we witness life through the eyes of the islanders and explore the medieval castle, brimming with treasures and stories from the past. Next, we visit one of England's prettiest towns, St Ives before we end our day in Falmouth where you can enjoy your evening at leisure. (B)

​Accommodation: Greenbank Hotel

Day 4 - Falmouth - Tregothnan - Fowey
There's a treat for the green-fingered as we set off to explore Tregothnan - Cornwall's largest estate and the historic seat of the Boscawen family. A member of the gardening team gives us a private tour of the grounds and the tea plantation, where we learn all about tea grown in England. We then make our way to Fowey, a historic town that hugs the steep banks of the Fowey estuary, before settling into our hotel and enjoying dinner. (B,D)

​Accommodation: Fowey Hotel

Day 5 - Fowey
We have no set plans today, leaving you free to explore Fowey at your leisure. (B)

​Accommodation: Fowey Hotel

Day 6 - Fowey - Lyme Regis - Hawkchurch
Leaving Fowey, we make our way along the south Cornish coast, with a stop at Polperro fishing village before we leave the county behind us. After visiting magnificent Buckfast Abbey in south Devon, our road takes us to the green hills and golden sandstone cliffs of Dorset, before continuing to Lyme Regis where we walk in the footsteps of Jane Austen's heroines. Tonight we hang up our hats in Hawkchurch for a farewell dinner together. (B,D)

​Accommodation: Fairwater Head Hotel

Day 7 - Hawkchurch - Salisbury - London
The adventure isn't over just yet. Our last scenic jaunt takes us along the Old Roman road to Salisbury, set in ancient landscape of grass plains and rolling downs. From a town steeped in history to a modern metropolis, we arrive back in London, where our tour ends. (B)

Untitled Spreadsheet
  2017      
         
  Departure : April - October, 2017  
Departure Date Dbl Occ Sgl Occ  
  Aug 23, 27, 30, 31 $3,025 $3,590  
  Sep 03, 06, 07, 10, 13, 14, 17, 20, 21, 24, 27, 28 $3,025 $3,590  
  Oct 01, 04, 08, 11, 15, 18 $2,965 $3,410  
 
  2018  
     
  Departure : March - October, 2018  
     
  Departure Dbl Occ Sgl Occ  
  Mar 18 $3,715 $3,125  
  Apr 15, 22, 25 ,29 $3,955 $3,185  
  May 02 ,06 ,09 ,10 ,13 ,16 , 17, 20, 23 ,24, 27, 30 $3,955 $3,185  
  Jun 03, 06, 07, 10, 13, 14, 17, 20, 21, 24, 27, 28 $3,955 $3,185  
  Jul 04, 08, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29 $3,955 $3,185  
  Aug 01, 05, 08, 10, 12, 15, 19, 22, 24, 26, 29, 30 $3,955 $3,185  
  Sep 02, 04, 06, 09, 12, 13, 16, 20, 23, 26, 27, 30 $3,955 $3,185  
  Oct 03, 07, 10, 14, 17 $3,955 $3,185  
Inclusions:
  • 6 nights in boutique accommodation
  • Experienced Back Roads Driver & Tour Leader
  • Premium mini-coach transportation
  • Daily full English breakfast (B) 4 evening meals (D)
  • 1 lunch at Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant (L)
  • Entrance included to: St Michael’s Mount, Salisbury Cathedral entrance donation, private guided tour of Tregothnan Estate, Harbour Heritage Museum, Wells Cathedral, Polperro Heritage Centre

Exclusions:

  • Unless otherwise specified in the listed inclusions, airfares are not included in the tour price.
  • Driver/tour leader gratuity is at your discretion.
  • Lunches (unless otherwise stated), social drinks, meals on free nights,’ items of a personal nature and entrance fees when not listed in the schedule of inclusions.
  • Occasional optional evening theatre/festival visits and entrances not detailed in the tour inclusions.
  • Incidental expenses, such as room service incurred at hotels. All expenses are to be settled prior to leaving the accommodation.
  • Laundry costs and any shipping charges for the return of purchases made on tour, or for the return of property lost on tour.
  • Pre and post tour accommodation.
  • Unless otherwise listed in the inclusions, transfers are not included in the tour price.
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