On this 5-day trip of Cornwall and Devon from London, tick off some of England’s most iconic and picturesque attractions. Visit a few of the region’s most beautiful towns and renowned landmarks while traveling in a top-of-the-line, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach. Unravel the mystery surrounding Stonehenge; see Exeter and Dartmoor; tour Cornwall’s castles, cathedrals, and beyond; learn about Glastonbury’s link to King Arthur; and much more. Numbers are restricted to 16 to offer a more customized experience.
Tour itinerary Day 1: London – Winchester – Stonehenge – Exeter Winchester:
You journey across Wessex, one of England’s historic kingdoms, after leaving downtown London. On your route to the medieval city of Winchester, you travel through this millennium-old landscape. The historic capital of Anglo-Saxon England is associated with Alfred the Great and is home to a beautiful cathedral as well as the Norman Great Hall.
*As of April 1, 2023, admission to Stonehenge is included in the tour fee. Prior to April 1, 2023, visits are optional, and tickets may be bought on the tour. You go from this busy metropolis to a calmer but equally meaningful location: Stonehenge’s standing stone circles. Stonehenge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has been well protected. Hundreds of ancient objects from the Stonehenge collection are on display in the award-winning visitor centre. You may get to the world-famous stone circles by using the land train shuttle.
Travel to Exeter, a Roman walled colony that will serve as your base for the next two nights.
Day 2: Exeter – Dartmoor – Tavistock Dartmoor National Park:
Dartmoor is a wild windswept beauty where you may witness strings of native ponies grazing near to the magnificent cliff formations. Dartmoor is also home to a vast array of flora and wildlife, so take in the sights, sounds, and fragrances of the moor’s remote splendor.
Cross the old Clapper Bridge at Postbridge before continuing on to Tavistock, the birthplace of Sir Francis Drake.
Returning to Exeter in the early afternoon allows you to explore the city’s old treasures at your leisure. The city walls, Norman cathedral, Royal Albert Memorial, and Quayside are all waiting for you.
Day 3: Boscastle – Tintagel – Falmouth Boscastle Harbour:
The ancient port and its lovely fishing boats are a delight to witness as one of the few surviving unspoiled harbour communities in the British Isles. Enjoy a cream tea, walk out to the stunning headland, or learn a spell or two at the Museum of Witchcraft.
*As of April 1, 2023, admission to Tintagel Castle is included in the trip ticket. Prior to April 1, 2023, visits are optional, and tickets may be bought on the tour. Visit Tintagel and the remnants of its headland Castle, whose breathtaking cliff top site is said to be the birthplace of King Arthur.
Get your Doc Martin’s dose at Port Isaac and fall in love with this charming fishing community. You next travel south for the following two nights to the lively port town of Falmouth.
Day 4: Minack – Lands End – St Ives – Falmouth St. Michael’s Mount:
Admire St Michael’s Mount’s magnificent island world and learn about tales, myths, and over a thousand years of fascinating history – picture stop only.
The Minack Theatre is Cornwall’s world-famous open-air theatre, built into a granite cliff and nestled in beautiful gardens overlooking Porthcurno Bay. There are two possibilities for drop off. The first is to get off a little earlier and take a cliff walk to the theatre, which is accessible from the shore. Steep trek across beautiful beach and rocks, not for the faint of heart. Then go with the group to Minack Theatre.
Visit Land’s End before continuing on to a landscape littered with vestiges of Cornwall’s tin mine past, which is now a shooting setting for the Poldark series.
St Ives is the day’s last visit, with its labyrinth of small, harbour-side alleys lined with artist galleries. You spend the night in Falmouth.
Day 5: Launceston – Glastonbury- London Bodmin Moor:
Leave Cornwall behind and journey over Bodmin Moor, a wild moorland designated as an area of exceptional natural beauty.
A prominent religious and spiritual location rich in early Christian, Arthurian mythology, and pagan cultural tales. You may see the remnants of a 7th century Abbey, relax over lunch, or climb Glastonbury Tor for panoramic views of five counties.
Travel In A Luxury 5 Star Minicoach With A Small Friendly Group
Traveling in a luxury 5 star minicoach with a small friendly group offers the perfect experience for those seeking an escape. Setting off on an unforgettable journey to explore and discover hidden gems, this day tour from London is sure to make lasting memories.
The beauty of traveling in such comfort brings the freedom desired by so many, allowing each passenger to do as they please during their time away from home. From enjoying picturesque landscapes while listening to your favorite music, to simply watching the world go by through large panoramic windows – there’s something that will appeal to everyone.
This type of mini-break also grants travelers the chance to meet like minded individuals and build relationships which may last beyond the duration of the trip. As you travel together, it is easy to engage in conversations about places being visited or stories shared about previous travels; creating unique opportunities for learning and personal growth.
Allowing yourself these moments of exploration can be liberating, providing insight into new cultures and ways of life.
Visit Famous Historical Landmarks, Such As Stonehenge And Tintagel Castle
The British Isles are home to some of the world’s most iconic historical landmarks. On a tour from London, it is possible to experience two of these sites in one day – Stonehenge and Tintagel Castle.
Stonehenge is an ancient stone circle located near Salisbury, England that has been standing for over 5,000 years. It was built by prehistoric people and remains largely a mystery as to why or how it was constructed. Visitors can explore the site and learn about its fascinating history through various interactive displays located throughout the area.
Tintagel Castle is perched atop rugged cliffs on the North Cornwall coast in southwestern England. The castle dates back to the 12th century when it served as part of an important defensive system against invaders coming from Ireland and Wales. Today, visitors can explore both the ruins of this magnificent structure and take in breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean below them.
Whether you’re looking for adventure or simply want to soak up some culture while taking in stunning scenery, touring Stonehenge and Tintagel Castle promises a truly unforgettable day out from London.
Explore The Natural Beauty Of Dartmoor And Lands End
After taking in the historic wonders of Stonehenge and Tintagel Castle, it’s time to explore some of England’s natural beauty.
Dartmoor National Park offers a stunningly diverse landscape for travelers looking to escape from everyday life. From pristine rivers and streams to rolling hills and rugged tors, there is something for everyone here.
At 954 square kilometers, Dartmoor is one of the largest parks in southern Britain. It is home to an abundance of wildlife – including rare birds like the Peregrine Falcon – as well as some fantastic walking trails for those who want to take their time exploring this amazing park.
The moorland has been shaped by centuries of human activity, with its unique mix of Bronze Age monuments and medieval settlements offering plenty of opportunities for discovery.
Lands End is another must-see destination on any day tour from London. Located at the very southwestern tip of Cornwall, Lands End provides spectacular views out over the Atlantic Ocean – providing a sense of freedom that can only be found when standing on such a remote part of England’s coastline.
On clear days you may even spot dolphins playing in the surf below! With a wealth of coastal walks and activities available, Lands End makes an ideal place to end your journey before heading back to London refreshed and recharged after experiencing all that these beautiful places have to offer.
Discover The Roman City Of Exeter And The Pretty Coastal Villages Of Cornwall
Just an hour and a half away from the hustle and bustle of London lies Exeter, one of England’s most treasured cities. Since its founding by the Romans almost two thousand years ago, this city has retained much of its historical charm.
Despite being compact in size, it offers plenty to explore with winding cobbled streets leading you past some of Britain’s oldest buildings like the Royal Albert Memorial Museum or the 11th century Cathedral.
For those who want to experience traditional British seaside life, Cornwall holds many secrets that are just waiting to be discovered. From fishing ports such as Padstow and Looe to picturesque villages such as Fowey and St Ives, each destination is unique and full of character.
Take a boat tour around the coast for panoramic views over the English Channel or simply sit back on the beach with a good book — whatever your preference may be there’s something here for everyone!
No matter how short or long your stay might be, this day trip out of London gives visitors an opportunity to see some incredible sights while getting a taste of local culture along the way. With so much history and beauty at every turn, make sure not to miss out on these once-in-a-lifetime experiences!
Book this tour. Travel Through The Landscapes Made Famous In The Books By Rosamunde Pilcher
Leaving behind the bustling city of Exeter and the charming Cornish villages, a journey across the English countryside awaits. The rolling hills and lush green fields of Devon and Cornwall are home to some of the most beautiful landscapes in England, made famous by author Rosamunde Pilcher.
Driving along narrow country roads, visitors can experience stunning views of ancient woodlands, vibrant wildflowers, and picturesque rivers lined with weeping willows – all inspiration for Pilcher’s romantic novels. Taking time to explore these hidden corners allows one to appreciate the beauty that has been captured within her books.
With its breathtaking scenes and captivating stories, it is easy to see why this part of Britain continues to attract people from around the world. From quaint seaside towns surrounded by dramatic cliffs and sheltered coves to stately homes filled with history, there is no shortage of places waiting to be discovered on this magical day tour from London.