Devon and Cornwall 6 day tour
prices from £1,200
Shorter breaks in Devon and Cornwall also available from £560
Pick up at Pre arranged West Country Rail/ bus station/ airport (Suggested Exeter). Drive to Coastal villages of East Devon calling at Seaton, Beer, Sidmouth and Budleigh Salterton. This is picture postcard Devon with villages of thatched cottages set in the World Heritage site known as the Jurassic Coast. We can enjoy a lunch of local fish or perhaps a pasty at one of the many pubs en route. We then head Westward towards our base in The South Hams via the car ferry to Dartmouth and on to the accommodation near to or within the ancient town of Kingsbridge.
After breakfast we will head for Dartmoor where we will spend the whole day exploring some wonderful ancient monuments including Merrivale; stone rows, circle, and Bronze Age hut remains. Princetown where the interpretative centre is worth a visit and we can find lunch in one of the many cafes. We will visit Grimspound a wonderfully preserved Bronze Age settlement and may have time to visit Fernworthy stone circle.
After a day on the Moor we return again to Kingsbridge.
We leave Devon and travel to Cornwall. We drive south to Bodmin Moor where we can see the Hurlers Stone Circle and Trevethy Quoit cromlech We will search out other ancient sites as we wend our way south through the county town of Truro where we can visit the Cathedral We will base ourselves on the Lizard Peninsula
We set off from Mullion area and explore the southern tip of Cornwall. We will visit Penzance, Mousehole, and St Ives. The scenery in this part of Cornwall is stunning so is the archaeology and today we will visit Men an tol Stones as well as Chysauster ancient village and Lanyon quoit. If yo would like to stand on the southernmost tip then we can visit Landsend. The stretch of coast around Zennor is spectacular and good to watch for rare birds among the ancient coastal tin mines . After a long but exciting day will stay somewhere in the Landsend region
We leave Sennen and travel up the North Cornwall coast via Newquay (famous surfing beaches) Padstow, Port Isaac Tintagel and Boscastle.
Padstow is a quaint fishing port made famous by chef Rick Stien who has a restaurant there. Port Isaac is a picturesque fishing village with narrow streets often used as a backdrop to films and television series Tintagel is famous for its Castle and legends of Arthurian connections and Boscastle is a coastal village with a museum and a museum of Witchcraft.
We will meander through splendid coastal scenery and stop for lunch and coffee when we find somewhere nice. Our journey ends in Bude where we stay in a seaside hotel near to the fine surfing beaches
We leave Bude today and travel to your drop off point we can travel via Hartland point
and Bideford as we bid farewell at Exeter