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Best of Devon and Cornwall


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Best of Devon and Cornwall

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Sign up for a whirlwind adventure on this popular England trip through Devon and Cornwall. Learn how the monks of Buckfast Abbey have lived for centuries, before indulging in a traditional cream tea or Cornish pasty.

6 Days from £1,350 per passenger

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Day 1 : Explore Stonehenge, Exeter and Plymouth

Leave the bright lights of the British capital behind and journey through the rolling landscape of Wiltshire to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the ancient monoliths at Stonehenge, which rise imposingly on Salisbury Plain, imagining a time when pagans and druids would gather in their mysterious midst. Next, visit the 15th-century Cathedral Church of Saint Peter in Exeter. Continuing to Plymouth, Britain's Ocean City known for its maritime heritage, where pilgrims once left English shores for an unknown new world. Join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Dinner this evening, at a local restaurant.

Accommodation : Moxy Plymouth

Day 2 : Penzance and St. Ives

Journey to Penzance and enjoy views of one of Cornwall's iconic landmarks, St Michael's Mount with its 17th-century castle, perched dramatically atop the tidal island, an ancient market town and historic port. Explore the lovely St. Ives, one of the most picturesque towns in Cornwall and a popular retreat for artists, surfers and sun-worshippers.

Accommodation : Moxy Plymouth

Day 3 : Enjoy a visit to Buckfast Abbey and a Dartmoor Scenic Drive Dive Into Culture

This morning, consider an optional cruise around Plymouth's dramatic coastline or enjoy some free time exploring Plymouth your way. Continue to Buckfast Abbey where you’ll Dive Into Culture and gain insights into how Benedictine monks have lived and prayed for nearly 1,000 years. Next, enjoy Dartmoor National Park on a scenic drive across the mysterious moors.

Accommodation : Moxy Plymouth

Day 4 : Journey to Bristol Connect with Locals Make Travel Matter

Head to Stowford Manor Farm, and Connect With Locals at a Be My Guest experience where Cream Tea will be served by the owner. This family run farm, located in the Frome Valley, has a diverse range of interests from Jersey milking cows to a community of workshops used by local craftsmen. Continuing to Bristol, England's urban art capital, home to graffiti artist, Banksy.

Accommodation : Hilton Garden Inn City Centre

Day 5 : Experience a Stately Home and British Village Life Dive Into Culture

Today we embark on a scenic drive through the English countryside, arriving at Longleat Stately Home where we’ll Dive Into Culture and gain insights into centuries of British tradition. Embark on an included guided tour one of the country's finest stately homes,  home to the former 7th Marquess of Bath. Wander through its grand rooms featuring priceless collections of art, antiques and tapestries collected by 15 generations and admire the exquisite Capability Brown landscaped parkland. Later, we stop in the picturesque village of Lacock – its honey-coloured stone cottages and 15th century inns have served as an iconic backdrop for such famous films as 'Pride & Prejudice', 'Harry Potter' and 'Downton Abbey'. This evening we'll enjoy a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant.

Accommodation : Hilton Garden Inn City Centre

Day 6 : Onwards to Windsor and London

We arrive at the double-inscribed UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of the Great Spa Towns of Europe, Bath, whose beautiful Pulteney Bridge and 15th century Gothic Abbey provide a picturesque backdrop for the Roman Baths from which the city takes its name. Join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience, and see the steamy thermal pool of the 'Great Bath' and learn how this hub of culture is pioneering new educational investments to benefit the community. Journey through lush landscapes to the historic market town of Windsor, home to Windsor Castle, a residence of the British Royal Family before returning to London where our memorable journey through Devon and Cornwall comes to an end.


Whats Included

  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • London: The services of a Trafalgar Local Host when you stay at Trafalgar's recommended London hotel
  • London: Pick-up and drop-off when you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel, booked through Trafalgar
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilised.

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