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Corners of Cornwall (departures Jul - Oct 2019)

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Price: R 36,139.00

6 nights, roundtrip from London visiting Dartmoor / Falmouth / Fowey.

From windswept moors and wild coastlines to historic cities and picture-perfect fishing villages, the county of Cornwall is sure to impress. Discover the maritime heritage, rural beauty and culinary pride of South West England.

The Back-Roads Difference

  • Enjoy lunch at Rick Stein’s signature ‘The Seafood Restaurant’ in Padstow.
  • Get the inside story at Tregothnan Estate, Cornwall’s largest estate, on a private guided tour.
  • Enjoy a two-night stay in Falmouth, a historic port town set in one of the world’s largest natural harbours.

Booking Details for this Small Group Tour

Selected departure dates: Prices per person sharing from:
  • Between 02 - 16 October 2019
R 36,139.00 pps
  • Between 01 July - 26 September 2019
R 37,700.00 pps

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1 LONDON – WELLS – DARTMOOR NATIONAL PARK

From London, we’ll set off on our adventure. Our first stop is the tiny market city of Wells, known for its Gothic cathedral and peaceful Vicars’ Close. From Wells, 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. (D)

Accommodation: (Two Bridges Hotel (or similar))

DAY 2 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 leisurely 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. Afterwards, it's time to take it easy as we travel further west to Falmouth. (B,L)

Accommodation: (Greenbank Hotel (or similar))

DAY 3 FALMOUTH – ST MICHAEL'S 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 brimming with treasures and stories from the past. Next, we’ll visit St Ives, one of England’s prettiest towns, before returning to Falmouth. (B,D)

Please note: we are unable to visit St Michael’s Mount on Saturdays as it is closed to the public. In the event that day 3 of the tour occurs on a Saturday, we will visit an alternative destination.

Accommodation: (Greenbank Hotel (or similar))

DAY 4 FALMOUTH – TREGOTHNAN – FOWEY

There’s a treat 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. You’ll even get the chance to sample some local produce. Afterwards, we’ll make our way to Fowey, a historic town that hugs the steep banks of the Fowey Estuary, before settling into our hotel and enjoying dinner. (B,D)

Accommodation: (The Fowey Hotel (or similar))

DAY 5 FOWEY

We have no set plans today, leaving you free to explore Fowey at your leisure. (B)

Accommodation: (The Fowey Hotel (or similar))

DAY 6 FOWEY – LYME REGIS – HAWKCHURCH

Today we’ll make our way along the south Cornish coast with a stop at the fishing village of Polperro before leaving the countryside behind us. After visiting magnificent Buckfast Abbey in south Devon, our road will take us to Dorset, stopping at Lyme Regis – where you can walk in the footsteps of Jane Austen’s heroines. We’ll take in the sweeping views of the Jurassic Coast before we end in Hawkchurch and enjoy a farewell dinner together. (B,D)

Accommodation: (Fairwater Head Hotel (or similar))

DAY 7 HAWKCHURCH – SALISBURY – LONDON

Our last scenic jaunt takes us along the Old Roman Road to Salisbury, a city set in a landscape of grassy plains and rolling downs. From a town steeped in history to a modern metropolis, we’ll then head back to London, where our tour ends. (B)
 

Validity Various departures between July - October 2019
Currency NB. Our prices are quoted in ZAR, and subject to exchange rate fluctuations.
Tour Identifiers BEHCCLL-9
Inclusions • 6 nights in boutique accommodation.
• Experienced Back-Roads Driver and Tour Leader.
• Premium mini-coach transportation.
• Daily full English breakfast (B), 4 evening meals (D)
• 1 lunch at Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant (L)
• Entrance included to all attractions in the itinerary, including St Michael’s Mount, Salisbury Cathedral and Tregothnan Estate.
Exclusions • Flights and taxes.
• Visas (if required)
• Travel insurance.
• Transfers.
• Anything of a personal nature.
• Driver/tour leader gratuity is at your discretion.
• Lunches (unless otherwise stated), social drinks, meals on free nights.
• Entrance fees when not listed in the schedule of inclusions.
• Occasional optional evening theatre/festival visits and entrances not detailed in the tour inclusions.
• Incidental expenses, such as room service incurred at hotels. All expenses are to be settled prior to leaving the accommodation.
• Laundry costs and any shipping charges for the return of purchases made on tour, or for the return of property lost on tour.
• Pre and post tour accommodation.
T's & C's • Prices per person and subject to change due to availability and exchange rates.
• Deposits: R3000 deposit to secure booking.
• Final Payment: 65 days prior to departure.
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