South West Experience

5 DAY TOUR

Tour Only Price from £195

Tour with Hotel Price from £325


Tour Description

Day 1

Meet the rest of your small group and begin the journey south west through the South Downs National Park to Winchester, home to one of the biggest cathedrals in Europe. We will then continue through the New Forest to Corfe Castle*, an impressive 1,000 year old ruin. Next, we visit one of England’s most impressive
natural wonders, Lulworth Cove. This area is world famous for its unique geology and crystal clear water. Remember to bring comfortable shoes so you can enjoy a coastal walk to take in the unforgettable views. Our overnight stop is Exmouth**, a traditional coastal resort. With two miles of golden sandy beach and some delicious seafood available, this is a wonderful place to rest after a day exploring South West England.

**Please note if Exmouth is exceptionally busy we may move our overnight stop to Exeter.

Day 2

After a leisurely start we will journey to Dartmoor National Park. With stunning views, deep wooded valleys, medieval farmhouses and Bronze Age stone circles, this is an incredible park to spend a few hours exploring. Look out for the famous Dartmoor ponies! We’ll make a stop at the famous Clapper Bridge at Postbridge for pictures! We’ll enjoy a lunch stop in the market town of Tavistock, which historians have discovered is the birthplace of the cream tea! Sir Francis Drake, the famous sea captain, was also born here. The old streets radiate from Bedford Square and offer shops for every taste and need. Venture behind the Town Hall and you will discover the award winning and historic Pannier Market. Your day will continue through Bodmin Moor, one of Cornwall’s designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, as we make our way to the coastal town of Falmouth, where we’ll spend the next 2 nights.

Day 3

After a restful night in Falmouth, we’ll make our way to Mousehole where you’ll have a chance to explore this beautiful little fishing village, which has retained its original character and charm. We then continue to Porthcurno and the Minack Theatre* - an unforgettable stop, the open-air theatre has breath-taking views of the Atlantic Ocean. We’ll then continue west to Land’s End, England’s most westerly point. You can enjoy a cliff-top walk here and take in the striking views. Our final stop of the day is in St Ives, before we return to Falmouth.

Day 4

This morning you’ll say goodbye to Falmouth as we make our way to Port Isaac, the filming location for Doc Martin. Even if you’re not a fan of the show you’ll love this stunning village with its picturesque white washed cottages. Next, we visit Tintagel, legendary birthplace of King Arthur, and a place to get lost in the myths of the past. Then it’s on to Boscastle for lunch, home to an unspoilt harbour village and the perfect place to enjoy a Cornish pasty! We continue to Ilfracombe for more impressive coastal views. Our overnight stop is Bristol**, home to Clifton’s iconic suspension bridge – free to walk and offering stunning views of the Avon Gorge. This bustling city is a perfect overnight stop with numerous restaurants and bars to enjoy in the evening.

**Please note if Bristol is exceptionally busy we may move our overnight stop to the city of Bath.

Day 5

Our final day takes us into the Cotswolds, first to Cirencester, the largest town in the Cotswold District. We will also visit some of the smaller Cotswold villages, so you have a chance to immerse yourself in the sleepy beauty of these limestone villages. You’ll spend the afternoon in Oxford, aptly nicknamed the ‘City of Dreaming Spires’ by poet Matthew Arnold. This handsome city is bustling and beautiful yet still holds clusters of tranquillity amongst the 38 colleges that you can explore here. Famous literary figures, such as JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis and Oscar Wilde once walked the cobbled streets here. We’ll enjoy an afternoon here to take in the stunning buildings this city has to offer before we return to London.

Inclusions: 

  • Professional driver-guide 
  • Transportation on a luxury midi-coach (air-conditioning) 
  • Bottle of water
  • Accommodation: 1 night Exmouth, 2 nights Falmouth, 1 night Bristol
  • 4 breakfasts
  • Guaranteed small group (16 passengers or less) 

Optional Extras: 

  • Bath Roman Baths: £15.00 
  • Exeter Cathedral: £7.50 
  • Glastonbury Abbey: £7.60
Luggage limit 15KGMAX 15kg 55 x 40 x 20cm

South West Experience Route Map

Tour Highlights

StonehengeStonehenge

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site


The Jurassic Coast and Lulworth CoveThe Jurassic Coast and Lulworth Cove

Stunning coastal scenery


Dartmoor National Park  Dartmoor National Park

Wild land of contrasts


Exmouth Exmouth

Seaside town where you'll be staying for two nights


BathBath

Known for stunning Georgian architecture



Tour Details

Availability:
Summer
Departure Days:
Alternate Thursdays from 12th of April
Departs/Returns:
09:00 / 19:00
Reference:
Tour 106

   Check-in Closes 15 mins prior to departure at pick-up point



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