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5 Day South West England and Cornwall Tour

This is an amazing and mystical tour encompassing the King Arthur legend or is it history? In 5 days you will Visit Stonehenge, Newquay, Bath and Land’s End. Reach the south west tip of the UK through tiny villages, deserted moors and breath-taking coastline. Plus ride the waves in Newquay, the UK’s surf capital

Discover the mystical West Country, steeped in Arthurian legends and ancient Roman and Celtic history. Reach the south west tip of the UK through tiny villages, deserted moors and breath-taking coastline. There’s also the chance to ride the waves in Newquay, the UK’s surf capital.


Price: £215
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Stonehenge, Newquay, Bath & Land’s End


Tour Highlights:

Mystic King Arthur Legend
Expert local Guide
Mysterious Stonehenge
Glastonbury Tor’s views across Somerset
Go surfing and optional surfing lesson on Newquay beach
Cliff top Minack Theatre
Tintagel, King Arthur’s birthplace
Georgian Bath and its Roman spa
Party it up in Newquay

Day 1: London to Somerset
We leave the hustle and bustle of London behind and travel west into England's green and pleasant land. We visit one of the oldest monuments of them all, Stonehenge, the UK's most famous and mysterious stone circle. Its then onto Salisbury where you have a chance to explore the magnificent medieval cathedral and home to the original copy of Magna Carta. Glastonbury where the legendary King is said to be buried, then we head to the dramatic Cheddar Gorge, with the chance to walk through this area of outstanding natural beauty

Day 2: Somerset to Newquay
We explore the wilds of Dartmoor and Bodmin National Parks. First, its Canonteign Falls, England's highest waterfall, and then Clapper Bridge where we can lookout for Dartmoor Ponies. Go for a walk and perhaps climb one of the many 'tors' before making our way into Cornwall. We then head to Newquay, the UK's surf capital and our base for two nights. This is your chance to learn how to ride the waves

Day 3: Cornwall
Today is spent in Cornwall travelling around mysterious standing stones, walking the scenic coast, viewing St Michael's Mount. We visit the amazing Minack Theatre perched on the cliffs and overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and stop at the most westerly tip of England, Land's End. We then journey along the Atlantic Highway to St Ives. Back to Newquay for a night out to remember

Day 4: Newquay to Bath
Leave the sand and surf behind for a visit to Tintagel Castle, the birthplace of King Arthur. We then travel east through Devon and Somerset to the mystical town of Glastonbury. We then head to our overnight destination of Bath, the historic and beautiful Georgian city

Day 4: Bath to London
Spend the morning visiting the Roman Baths, the original thermal spas and wander around admiring some of the finest examples of Georgian architecture in the UK. The city is a UNESCO World heritage site and deservedly so. Feel like you have travelled back in time in the village of Lacock and then onward to one of the most impressive standing stone circles at Avebury before our return to London

Departs - 08.30 Every Monday

Where you stay on tour
Quality places to sleep are key to a great tour experience. We are not tied exclusively to any hostel chain, so are free to select the very best places to stay and choose ones packed full of character, from rustic cottages and farms to castles and country houses
All have great facilities, provide free linen, (you don't need a sleeping bag) and have top quality self-catering kitchens, security, and laundry facilities
Dorm accommodation is guaranteed, simply pay as you go. Below is a selection of some of the great places we stay. All are guaranteed (but optional) and range from £18 to £23 per night

Accommodation Upgrades
If you want to treat yourselves or enjoy more privacy, private, twin and double rooms are available in most locations. Please let us know when making your reservation as we cannot guarantee availability. The cost per person is £25 to £45 depending on the season

Additional Information
Free time
Chill out on one of the eleven beaches in Newquay and watch the sun set
Get stuck into Cornish pasties and Scrumpy cider
Check out the elegant Georgian architecture in Bath
Visit the Roman baths, Britain’s original natural thermal spa

Your legendary local Guide and transport
Free surfing lesson on Newquay beach
Free Lonely Planet guidebook

Are there any age restrictions
We are the leading youth travel tour operator in Scotland so the majority of our passengers are in the 18 to 35 age bracket and our style of travel reflects this
The minimum age on all tours is 17. There is no maximum age. As long as you are reasonably fit and have a good sense of fun, we are sure you will have a fantastic time
Will there be people travelling on their own
Whilst we regularly get couples and friends travelling together, every tour has loads of people travelling on their own and down to our style of travel, you'll get to know everyone soon enough

Discover the REAL England.............

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