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Take a journey through the south west of England to learn of the dramatic history and to admire some of the most incredible scenery this part of the country has to offer. Travel through the South Downs National Park to Winchester. Continue to Lulworth Cove, famous for its unique geology and crystal clear water. Admire the stunning views, medieval farmhouses, Bronze Age stone circles and stop at the Clapper Bridge, in the Dartmoor National Park.
Enjoy a cliff-top walk at Land’s End and take in the beautiful vistas. Stop at Port Isaac the filming location for Doc Martin. Visit the birthplace of King Arthur at Tintagel. Discover the lively city of Bristol and see the Clifton suspension bridge. Explore the quaint villages through the Cotswolds area, before arriving at the university city of Oxford.
• 4 nights 3-star hotel accommodation
• Breakfast daily
• Tranportation by air-conditioned mini-coach
• Small group touring maximum 16 passengers
Selected Thursdays, 25 Apr – 26 Sep 19
unless sold out prior. Availability is limited.
DAY 1: LONDON - EXMOUTH
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. You will then continue through the New Forest to 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. Your 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.
DAY 2: EXMOUTH - FALMOUTH
After a leisurely start you 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! You'll make a stop at the famous Clapper Bridge at Postbridge for pictures! You'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 you make your way to the coastal town of Falmouth, where you will spend the next 2 nights.
Overnight: Falmouth^ (B)
DAY 3: FALMOUTH
After a restful night, you will make your way to Mousehole where you'll have a chance to explore this beautiful little fishing village, which has retained its original character and charm. You'll then continue to Porthcurno and the Minack Theatre* - an unforgettable stop, the open-air theatre has breath-taking views of the Atlantic Ocean. You'll then continue west to Lands End, England's most westerly point. You can enjoy a cliff-top walk here and take in the striking views. Your final stop of the day is in St Ives, before you return to Falmouth.
Overnight: Falmouth^ (B)
DAY 4: FALMOUTH - BRISTOL
This morning you'll say goodbye to Falmouth as you make your 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, you'll 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, home to an unspoilt harbour village. Your overnight stop is Bristol**, home to Cliftons 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.
Overnight: Bristol^ (B)
DAY 5: BATH - COTSWOLDS - LONDON
Your final day takes you into the Cotswolds, first to Cirencester, known as the capital of The Cotswolds. You will also visit some of the smaller Cotswold villages, so you have a chance to immerse yourself in the sleepy beauty of these limestone viallges. 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. You'll enjoy an afternoon here to take in the stunning buildings this city has to offer before the return to London. (B)
* Optional extra (additional cost and subject to availability)
^ Please note if city is exceptionally busy your overnight stop may move to an alternate location.
*Conditions apply. Prices correct as at 12 Nov 18 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Offers subject to availability. Agents may charge service fees, rates vary. Payments by credit card will incur a surcharge. Airfare not included unless otherwise stated. All savings and bonus nights (if applicable) are included in the advertised price. Offers may be withdrawn without notice and are not combinable with any other offers unless stated. Please check all prices, availability and other information before booking. Viva! Holidays and Helloworld Travel booking terms and conditions apply, see in store for details.
*Conditions apply. Prices correct as at 12 Nov 18 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Offers subject to availability. Agents may charge service fees, rates vary. Payments by credit card will incur a surcharge. Airfare not included unless otherwise stated. All savings and bonus nights (if applicable) are included in the advertised price. Offers may be withdrawn without notice and are not combinable with any other offers unless stated. Please check all prices, availability and other information before booking. Viva! Holidays and Helloworld Travel booking terms and conditions apply, see in store for details.Read more