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Best of England and Wales 9 day (Small Group) tour from London

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Overview

At a glance
Category: Tours, Day Trips
Duration: 9 days
Description
Itinerary

Day 1: Heading south

Stop At: Winchester, Winchester, Hampshire, England
Travel via the South Downs National park to Winchester - home to one of the biggest cathedrals in Europe
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Lulworth Cove, Weymouth England
Lulworth is considered one of the best places in the world to study geology with its amazing landforms and five types of rock.
Duration: 30 minutes

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight: Exmouth

Day 2: Ponies and Cream Teas

Stop At: Dartmoor National Park, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, England
Our day starts with a drive through the Dartmoor National Park. Bronze Age stone circles, medieval farmhouse and of course, the famous ponies.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Clapper Bridge, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park England
There will be a stop for photographs at the famous Clapper Bridge. These bridges can be found in moorland places in the UK and are formed by large flat stones supported by piers of stone or resting on the river bank.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Tavistock, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, England
Home of the cream tea and Sir Francis Drake, This will be our lunch stop for the day.Explore the quaint streets and shops
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight: Falmouth

Day 3: Coastal Views

Stop At: St. Michael's Mount, Kings Road, Marazion TR17 0EJ England
There will be a photo opportunity to catch glimpses of the mount
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Mousehole, Mousehole, Cornwall, England
The village was sacked by the Spaniards in July 1595 when the entire village, apart from one house, was burnt to the ground. That house still stands today. Can you find the house?
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Minack Theatre, Porthcurno, Penzance TR19 6JU England
This is a stop not to be missed. The theatre has the most stunning views of the Atlantic. We might be lucky to catch a rehearsal.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Land's End, Land's End, Cornwall, England
Time for that must have photograph at the most westerly point of England
Duration: 45 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight: Falmouth

Day 4: Falmouth to Bristol

Stop At: Port Isaac, Port Isaac, Cornwall, England
Fans of the TV show - Doc Martin will recognise Port Isaac as the location. There will be time to wander through the pretty white washed village.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Tintagel Castle Castle Road, Tintagel PL34 0HE England
The legendary birthplace of King Arthur, time to get lost in the myths of the past
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Boscastle, Boscastle, Cornwall, England
The harbour dates back to 1584 and it is the only significant harbour for over 20 miles along this part of the coast. Time to enjoy a stroll.
Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Clifton Suspension Bridge, Suspension Bridge Road Leigh Woods, Bristol BS8 4AP England
Why not take a walk over the bridge this evening - offering views of the Avon Gorge.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight: Bristol

Day 5: Cotswolds and Romans

Pass By: Cirencester GL7, UK
The town of Cirencester is known as the capital of the Cotwolds

Stop At: Cotswolds, Cotswolds, England
We spend time exploring this area with it quaint villages and thatched roofs
Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Chester, Chester, Cheshire, England
Into Chester for overnight - you can still walk the Roman walls around the city

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight: Chester

Day 6: Wales

Stop At: Conwy, Conwy, Conwy County, North Wales, Wales
The town is home to Conwy Castle and a lovely harbour. There will be time to explore
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Pass By: Llanberis Pass, Caernarfon LL55 4NU, UK
The pass lies within the Snowdonia National park and we will drive through the region today. Wild landscapes and mountains scenery await.

Pass By: Chester, Chester, Cheshire, England
Free time in Chester this afternoon

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight: Chester

Day 7: Peak District

Stop At: Buxton, Buxton, Derbyshire, England
The town is the highest elevated market town in Britain. It is often described as the gateway to the Peak District.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Bakewell DE45, UK
Take the time to visit a traditional bakery and try a Bakewell Pudding.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Chatsworth House, Peak District National Park, Bakewell DE45 1PP England
Chatsworth is home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, and has been passed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish family there will be time to explore
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight: York

Day 8: York

Pass By: York, York, North Yorkshire, England
The day is free to explore York on your own. You driver / guide will offer a walk in the morning if you wish to join. Perhaps enjoy one of the many ghost tours in the evening

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight: York

Day 9: York to London

Stop At: Newark-on-Trent, Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, England
The town stands on the River Trent and has one of the finest Georgian market squares in England. There will be time to explore the town or Newark Castle.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Cambridge, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
This iconic university town is our next stop. Why not enjoy a punt down the River Cam to view the university building from the river.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
Inclusions
8x Breakfast
Accommodation included: 8 nights
Professional driver-guide
Transportation on a mini-caoch with air-conditioning
Free bottle of water
Accommodation: 1 night Exmouth, 2 nights Falmouth, 1 night Bristol, 2 nights Chester, 2 nights York
Food and drinks, unless specified
Gratuities
Entry/Admission - Lulworth Cove
Entry/Admission - Clapper Bridge
Entry/Admission - St. Michael's Mount
Entry/Admission - Minack Theatre
Entry/Admission - Tintagel Castle
Entry/Admission - Chatsworth House

Location

Meeting point
Cacciari's Restaurant, 82 Old Brompton Rd, Kensington, London SW7 3LQ, UK
from
€1,195
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