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London and the Corners of Cornwall

Duration
11 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,419

Pairing a small-group adventure with a stay in the English capital, this is the ideal way to discover southwestern England. Begin your trip with 2 days in London, then set off to explore a countryside rich in history and offering gorgeous landscapes. Discover historic port towns like Falmouth and indulge in fresh seafood along the way. Travel like the locals do and traverse through the lesser-known pockets of southwestern England.


On this 11 day adventure travelling throughout southwestern England, you’ll discover both its largest city and several beautiful coastal towns. Settle in for the next 2 days as you arrive into London. Explore the city’s highlights on a double decker bus and cruise along the River Thames. 
 
After getting familiar with the capital, join a small group tour experience (maximum 18 travellers) for the next 7 days. Round trip from London you’ll visit some of England’s most enchanting regions, including Dartmoor National Park and Cornwall. This tour also includes specially selected accommodations, transportation in purpose built Mercedes Benz Sprinters, sightseeing, special culinary experiences and a knowledgeable Tour Leader.
 
Visit the famous fishing village of Port Isaac and feast on a delicious Cornish seafood lunch that is fresh off the boat. Onwards to Falmouth for the next 2 nights as you explore its surroundings including medieval castles, gardens and St Ives which is one of England’s most charming towns.
 
Learn about the history and production of only tea grown in England during your visit to the Tregothnan Estate. Pass by the quaint village of Charlestown before spending your next 2 nights in St Austell. Experience the breathtaking views of the Jurassic Coast and enjoy your last night of this tour and a farewell dinner in Hawkchurch and explore historic Lyme Regis, before going on to Salisbury.
 
Your final 2 nights will be back in London where you started and the time is free for you to explore.

 


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Duration
11 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,419

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Day 1

London Heathrow to London Central Hotel Zone 1

Duration1 Hour

Amba Hotel Grosvenor

As of December 2019, The Grosvenor Hotel will opens its doors for the first time as the Amba Hotel Grosvenor. With a brand new look and feel the result of a momentous refurbishment the hotel is still housed in a stunning Grade II listed building dating back to 1862 and features a blend of exquisite Victorian style combined with modern opulence. From the dramatic entrance hall to lavish staircases, ornate period features and beautiful modern rooms, you'll find it to be the ideal place to stay in London. Simply step outside to join the hustle and bustle of the capital. Found just steps from Victoria Station, the hotel is within walking distance of many world-famous landmarks. Stroll down to Buckingham Palace, take in a show at the Victoria Palace Theatre or see the sites in St James Park. You'll find all this and more within easy distance of the all new Amba Hotel Grosvenor.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Amba Hotel Grosvenor

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    Amba Hotel Grosvenor



    As of December 2019, The Grosvenor Hotel will opens its doors for the first time as the Amba Hotel Grosvenor. With a brand new look and feel the result of a momentous refurbishment the hotel is still housed in a stunning Grade II listed building …

    As of December 2019, The Grosvenor Hotel will opens its doors for the first time as the Amba Hotel Grosvenor. With a brand new look and feel the result of a momentous refurbishment the hotel is still housed in a stunning Grade II listed building dating back to 1862 and features a blend of exquisite Victorian style combined with modern opulence. From the dramatic entrance hall to lavish staircases, ornate period features and beautiful modern rooms, you'll find it to be the ideal place to stay in London. Simply step outside to join the hustle and bustle of the capital. Found just steps from Victoria Station, the hotel is within walking distance of many world-famous landmarks. Stroll down to Buckingham Palace, take in a show at the Victoria Palace Theatre or see the sites in St James Park. You'll find all this and more within easy distance of the all new Amba Hotel Grosvenor.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Concierge
    • Bar
    • Gym
    • Limousine Services
    • Restaurant(s)
    • WiFi

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Day 2

The Original London Sightseeing Tour (Hop On and Hop Off)

The Original London Sightseeing Tour provides more than just a great way to travel around London. Founded in 1951 it has now become established as the essential introduction to London. It is the only sightseeing tour to offer you total choice and flexibility. The Hop-on Hop-off service allows you to board any of our tour routes at over 80 different stops with a commentary in English or a wide choice of other languages. The Kids' Club provides an educational but fun alternative for 5-12 year olds. The services are frequent and reliable with tours running daily, every 15-20 minutes. The Original Tour allows you to experience all the magical sights and sounds of London in a comfortable and secure environment. Sit back, relax and take in the sights, sounds and iconic views of the city, both ancient and modern. The fantastic value 24-hour ticket offers a truly comprehensive London sightseeing experience: on foot, by boat and on board a marvellous fleet of London’s famous red buses.

Duration3 Hours

The Coca-Cola London Eye (Fast Track Entry)

Enjoy the benefits of getting your tickets just 15 minutes before your experience and bypassing the majority of the queue. At 135m, Coca-Cola London Eye is the world's largest cantilevered observation wheel. It was conceived and designed by Marks Barfield Architects and was launched in 2000. It has already won over 85 awards for national and international tourism, outstanding architectural quality and engineering achievement. The observation wheel turns slow enough for people to embark while it is moving. A complete turn takes about thirty minutes. Thanks to the construction of the glass capsules on the outer side of the rim, you will have a great 360 degree view over London. Many famous landmarks are clearly visible, including Buckingham Palace, St. Paul's Cathedral and the Houses of Parliament. On a clear day you can see as far as forty kilometers (25 miles). Make sure you get your tickets in advance, lines can be very long, both the lines for embarking and for ticket purchases. It's less crowded at night when the views are even more spectacular.

Duration30 Minutes
Day 3

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
Accommodation

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 4

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
Accommodation

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 5

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 6

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
Accommodation

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 7

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.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 8

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
Accommodation

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.

    Facilities

    • Restaurant
    • Restaurant

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Day 9

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

Amba Hotel Grosvenor

As of December 2019, The Grosvenor Hotel will opens its doors for the first time as the Amba Hotel Grosvenor. With a brand new look and feel the result of a momentous refurbishment the hotel is still housed in a stunning Grade II listed building dating back to 1862 and features a blend of exquisite Victorian style combined with modern opulence. From the dramatic entrance hall to lavish staircases, ornate period features and beautiful modern rooms, you'll find it to be the ideal place to stay in London. Simply step outside to join the hustle and bustle of the capital. Found just steps from Victoria Station, the hotel is within walking distance of many world-famous landmarks. Stroll down to Buckingham Palace, take in a show at the Victoria Palace Theatre or see the sites in St James Park. You'll find all this and more within easy distance of the all new Amba Hotel Grosvenor.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Amba Hotel Grosvenor

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    Amba Hotel Grosvenor



    As of December 2019, The Grosvenor Hotel will opens its doors for the first time as the Amba Hotel Grosvenor. With a brand new look and feel the result of a momentous refurbishment the hotel is still housed in a stunning Grade II listed building …

    As of December 2019, The Grosvenor Hotel will opens its doors for the first time as the Amba Hotel Grosvenor. With a brand new look and feel the result of a momentous refurbishment the hotel is still housed in a stunning Grade II listed building dating back to 1862 and features a blend of exquisite Victorian style combined with modern opulence. From the dramatic entrance hall to lavish staircases, ornate period features and beautiful modern rooms, you'll find it to be the ideal place to stay in London. Simply step outside to join the hustle and bustle of the capital. Found just steps from Victoria Station, the hotel is within walking distance of many world-famous landmarks. Stroll down to Buckingham Palace, take in a show at the Victoria Palace Theatre or see the sites in St James Park. You'll find all this and more within easy distance of the all new Amba Hotel Grosvenor.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Concierge
    • Bar
    • Gym
    • Limousine Services
    • Restaurant(s)
    • WiFi

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Day 10

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 11

London Central Hotel Zone 1 to London Heathrow

Duration1 Hour

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DEPARTURES:

2020: Aug 30; Sep 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 15, 17, 24; Oct 13, 20
2021: Apr 10, 17; May 1, 5, 8, 15, 20, 27, 29; Jun 5, 8, 14, 19, 21, 26;
Jul 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Aug 7, 14, 23, 30; Sep 2, 6, 9, 11, 13, 18, 20, 21, 27, 29 Oct 4, 11 

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • 10 nights’ accommodation
  • Double decker bus tour with cruise
  • Driver/tour leader & mini-coach transportation (days 3-9)
  • Full English breakfast daily (excluding day 1)
  • 4 evening meals
  • 1 lunch

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:

Blue-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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