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Corners of Cornwall: London to London

Duration
9 Days
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US$ 2,643

Shrouded in myth and natural beauty, the moors and coastal towns of southwest England are ready to enchant and inspire you. Get out of London and explore the green and rugged landscapes of this delightful country.


Join one of our unique small group touring experiences (maximum 18 participants) that includes specially selected accommodations, transportation in purpose built Mercedes Benz Sprinters, sightseeing, special culinary experiences and a knowledgeable Tour Leader.

This 7-day round trip from London takes you to some of England’s most enchanting regions, including Dartmoor National Park and Cornwall.

Dartmoor National Park feels much like the rural England of storybooks. Ancient bridges, rocky tors, and wild horses define the countryside, which serves as the gateway to rugged Cornwall. Follow the north coast to Port Isaac – also known as Potwenn in the BBC series Doc Martin – among other local villages, with lunch at Rick Stein’s famous ‘The Seafood Restaurant’ in Padstow.

Visit the cliff-face Minack Theatre en route to Falmouth, your home for the next few days. This beautiful town may have lost some of its significance to naval trade, but it has certainly lost none of its appeal to visitors. With a full day to explore, walk in the footsteps of Wind in the Willows creator Kenneth Grahame and other literary figures, or delve into Falmouth’s rich naval history at the National Maritime Museum. If you wish, take the ferry back to the 16th century at St Mawes Castle, or a boat ride along the Fal River.

You’ll spend the next two days enjoying the high life of Cornwall, visiting the Tregothnan Estate – home to the viscounts of Falmouth – and Buckfast Abbey. Enjoy a farewell dinner in Hawkchurch and explore historic Lyme Regis, before going on to Salisbury, home to the original Magna Carta.

Return to London for departure.

 


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Duration
9 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,643

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Day 1

London Heathrow to London Central Hotel Zone 1

Duration1 Hour

Hilton Paddington

Hilton London Paddington is one of London's grandest Victorian hotels, and offers a full range of modern facilities in a fantastic location. The world's first palatial terminus hotel, this was the vision of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, a 19th century versatile, audacious engineer whose designs revolutionized public transport and modern engineering. With four London Underground lines at its doorstep - Circle, Hammersmith and City, District, and Bakerloo - this is one of London's best-connected hotels. With the capital, and the south and west of England conveniently accessible by rail and road, Hilton London Paddington is ideally positioned to connect those staying for business or leisure.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration1 Night
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Hilton Paddington

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    Hilton Paddington



    Hilton London Paddington is one of London's grandest Victorian hotels, and offers a full range of modern facilities in a fantastic location. The world's first palatial terminus hotel, this was the vision of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, a 19th century versatile, audacious engineer whose designs revolutionized ...

    Hilton London Paddington is one of London's grandest Victorian hotels, and offers a full range of modern facilities in a fantastic location. The world's first palatial terminus hotel, this was the vision of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, a 19th century versatile, audacious engineer whose designs revolutionized public transport and modern engineering. With four London Underground lines at its doorstep - Circle, Hammersmith and City, District, and Bakerloo - this is one of London's best-connected hotels. With the capital, and the south and west of England conveniently accessible by rail and road, Hilton London Paddington is ideally positioned to connect those staying for business or leisure.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Business Centre
    • Elevator
    • Fitness Centre
    • Foreign Exchange
    • Lounge
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Room Service
    • Safety Deposit Box

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Day 2

London - Wells - Dartmoor National Park

After departing from London, our first stop will be the tiny market city of Wells known for its Gothic cathedral and peaceful Vicars' Close. After we've spent some time exploring the cobbled streets and medieval buildings, our path will take us from the quaint country lanes of Somerset to the heather and gorse-clad tors of Dartmoor National Park.

Tonight, we'll enjoy a welcome dinner together.

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration1 Night
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Two Bridges Hotel

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    Two Bridges Hotel



    The Two Bridges Hotel is located in a stunning riverside location, within its own 60 acres of private grounds, right in the middle of the barren expanse of Dartmoor National Park. The 33 beautiful bedrooms have views across the peaceful moor and the hotel's award-winning ...

    The Two Bridges Hotel is located in a stunning riverside location, within its own 60 acres of private grounds, right in the middle of the barren expanse of Dartmoor National Park. The 33 beautiful bedrooms have views across the peaceful moor and the hotel's award-winning restaurant serves wonderful cuisine with an emphasis on using seasonal, local and fresh produce. Relax in the lounge, which has deep leather chairs or enjoy a drink in the cosy bar, which serves its own ale.

    Facilities

    • Disabled Friendly
    • Internet Access - Wireless
    • Pets Allowed
    • Restaurant

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Day 3

Dartmoor National Park - Port Isaac - Padstow - Falmouth

Today, we'll leave Dartmoor for Cornwall's northern coast starting with a stroll around Port Isaac, the fishing village made famous by the Doc Martin television series.

Next, we'll enjoy a delicious lunch at The Seafood Restaurant, Rick Stein's flagship restaurant in Padstow. Here, you can take your pick from a menu of fresh-off-the-boat Cornish seafood and international favourites.

Then: we'll take it easy as we travel further west to Falmouth.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Duration2 Nights
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Greenbank Hotel

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    Greenbank Hotel



    Float away in stylish surroundings. Submerge yourself in characterful history. Dive into delicious food and drink. Breathe in fresh sea air. Drink in the view. Nestled on Falmouth harbour, the Greenbank Hotel blends the best of coastal living with the finest in contemporary comfort, so ...

    Float away in stylish surroundings. Submerge yourself in characterful history. Dive into delicious food and drink. Breathe in fresh sea air. Drink in the view. Nestled on Falmouth harbour, the Greenbank Hotel blends the best of coastal living with the finest in contemporary comfort, so you can experience life - on the water's edge. Whether you're paddling at the shoreline, strolling the bustling cobbled streets or lounging on our terrace, we know you'll be captivated by Falmouth and what it has to offer. This hotel is within 3km of National Maritime Museum, Gyllyngvase Beach, and Pendinnis Castle.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Business Centre
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Elevator
    • Laundry Service
    • Lounge Bar
    • Luggage Storage
    • Non Smoking Property
    • Porter Service
    • Restaurant
    • Turkish Bath
    • WIFI- Charge

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Day 4

Falmouth - St Michaels Mount - St Ives - Falmouth

After a hearty breakfast, we'll set off for St Michael's Mount, a tidal island just off the coast of Penzance. Here, we'll explore the village and the medieval castle and gardens which are full of treasures and stories from the past.

Next, we'll visit St Ives, one of England's prettiest towns, before returning to Falmouth for the evening.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Day 5

Falmouth - St Austell

There's a treat in store for the green-fingered today: We're off to explore Tregothnan, Cornwall's largest estate (and the historic seat of the Boscawen family). A member of the gardening team will give us a private tour of the grounds and the tea plantation, where we'll learn all about the only tea grown in England with a chance to sample some of it for ourselves.

Afterwards, we'll make our way to St Austell passing by the quaint Georgian village of Charlestown along the way.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration2 Days
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Carlyon Bay Hotel

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    Carlyon Bay Hotel



    Discover the finest luxury hotel in Cornwall, with an amazing cliff top setting overlooking St Austell Bay. Imagine sumptuous dining, a heavenly spa, championship golf course and 250 acres of private grounds. Savour award-winning AA Rosette cuisine and take in the spectacular sea views that ...

    Discover the finest luxury hotel in Cornwall, with an amazing cliff top setting overlooking St Austell Bay. Imagine sumptuous dining, a heavenly spa, championship golf course and 250 acres of private grounds. Savour award-winning AA Rosette cuisine and take in the spectacular sea views that complete this 4-star hotel experience.

    At the Carlyon Bay Hotel they offer all types of breaks, from couples escapes to week-long family stays. Whatever your perfect Cornwall holiday is, discover it here.

    All breaks include a complimentary round of golf daily on our 18 hole championship course and full use of the spa and leisure facilities, including both the indoor and outdoor heated pools.

    Facilities

    • 9- hole Golf Course
    • Bar
    • Events and Banquets Facilities
    • Fitness Centre
    • Free Parking
    • Free WiFi
    • Indoor heated pool
    • Outdoor Pool (Heated)
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service
    • Tennis Court
    • Wedding venue

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Day 6

St Austell

We have no set plans today, leaving you free to explore the sandy beaches and boutique shops of St Austell at your leisure.

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Day 7

St Austell - Antony Estate - Lyme Regis - Hawkchurch

Today, we'll make our way along the south Cornish coast, stopping at the beautiful Antony Woodland Garden before our road takes us to Dorset. We'll have plenty of time to walk in the footsteps of Jane Austen's heroines and take in sweeping views of the Jurassic Coast at Lyme Regis before we move on to Hawkchurch where a farewell dinner awaits.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration1 Night
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The Fairwater Head Hotel

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    The Fairwater Head Hotel



    Set in the picturesque Devonshire countryside, the Fairwater Head is an Edwardian country house hotel, located just 5 miles from Lyme Regis and the Jurassic Coast. Each of the 16 well-appointed bedrooms has views across the hotel's two acres of gardens and the award-winning restaurant ...

    Set in the picturesque Devonshire countryside, the Fairwater Head is an Edwardian country house hotel, located just 5 miles from Lyme Regis and the Jurassic Coast. Each of the 16 well-appointed bedrooms has views across the hotel's two acres of gardens and the award-winning restaurant offers views of the spectacular Axe Valley. Only local ingredients are used in the hotel's kitchen to ensure the utmost freshness and quality from breakfast through to dinner.

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    • Restaurant
    • Restaurant

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Day 8

Hawkchurch - Salisbury - London

Our last scenic journey will take us along the Old Roman Road to Salisbury, a city set in a landscape of grassy plains and rolling downs. After exploring the magnificent Cathedral, we'll return to London.

Meal Plan Breakfast

Hilton Paddington

Hilton London Paddington is one of London's grandest Victorian hotels, and offers a full range of modern facilities in a fantastic location. The world's first palatial terminus hotel, this was the vision of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, a 19th century versatile, audacious engineer whose designs revolutionized public transport and modern engineering. With four London Underground lines at its doorstep - Circle, Hammersmith and City, District, and Bakerloo - this is one of London's best-connected hotels. With the capital, and the south and west of England conveniently accessible by rail and road, Hilton London Paddington is ideally positioned to connect those staying for business or leisure.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration1 Night
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Hilton Paddington

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    Hilton Paddington



    Hilton London Paddington is one of London's grandest Victorian hotels, and offers a full range of modern facilities in a fantastic location. The world's first palatial terminus hotel, this was the vision of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, a 19th century versatile, audacious engineer whose designs revolutionized ...

    Hilton London Paddington is one of London's grandest Victorian hotels, and offers a full range of modern facilities in a fantastic location. The world's first palatial terminus hotel, this was the vision of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, a 19th century versatile, audacious engineer whose designs revolutionized public transport and modern engineering. With four London Underground lines at its doorstep - Circle, Hammersmith and City, District, and Bakerloo - this is one of London's best-connected hotels. With the capital, and the south and west of England conveniently accessible by rail and road, Hilton London Paddington is ideally positioned to connect those staying for business or leisure.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Business Centre
    • Elevator
    • Fitness Centre
    • Foreign Exchange
    • Lounge
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Room Service
    • Safety Deposit Box

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Day 9

London Central Hotel Zone 1 to London Heathrow

Duration1 Hour

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DEPARTURES:

2019:Aug 3, 6, 8, 10, 13, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 28, 31; Sep 2, 3, 4, 7, 10, 12, 14, 17, 18, 21, 24, 25, 28; Oct 1, 5, 8, 12, 15
2020: Mar  4, 18, 29; Apr 1, 4, 9, 11, 15, 22, 27, 29; May 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 11, 15, 17, 21, 23, 25, 28, 30; Jun 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 19, 22, 24, 27, 29; Jul 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 15, 26, 29, 31; AUg 2, 5, 7, 12, 19, 27, 29, 31; Sep 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30; Oct 14,19, 21

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • 8 night's boutique accommodation
  • Driver/tour leader & mini-coach transportation
  • Full English breakfast daily (excluding day 1)
  • 3 evening meals
  • 1 lunch
  • Entrance fees to Minack Theatre, St Michael's Mount and the Gardens of Trebah, private guided tour of Tegothnan Estate, Salisbury Cathedral donation

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

OTHER INFORMATION:

Back-Roads Touring have hand-picked an extensive portfolio of quality properties across Europe and to ensure the very best experience on each of our tours, hotels may vary to those listed in this itinerary.

Mobility: All of our tours involve walking and require our guests to board and disembark our vehicles several times a day making this tour unsuitable for those with reduced mobility.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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