6 Nights of the West Country
6 Nights of the West Country
This tour is customisable and private. We can provide a driver-guide with Luxury Sedan (3 PAX) or Van (8 PAX). For larger families and groups we can provide coaches from 16 to 49 seats with driver AND guide.
On route to Cornwall, stop by Salisbury Cathedral, Stourhead, Stonehenge, Montacute and Old Wardour Castle.
With its dramatically beautiful coastline and countryside, Cornwall’s beaches and Devon’s gently rolling moors are heaven for anyone who loves the great outdoors. Artists’ colonies have exploited the extraordinary light for nearly a century.
The Eden Project, King Arthur’s Castle at Tintagel and St Michael’s Mount are just some of the locations that make this part of the country unique. Cornwall is the home of the Cornish pasty.
You can decide whether Devon or Cornwall provides the world’s best cream teas!
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Day 1. Stonehenge, Salisbury and Old Wardour Castle.
Enjoy a private guided tour of the long-standing heritage site of Stonehenge. The ancient temple was built around 5,000 years ago, making it older than the pyramids of Egypt. Explore the visitor centre which has various exhibitions relating to Stonehenge. See the objects discovered in the local areas such as an axes, arrows and domestic objects such as cups.
Salisbury Cathedral is a 13th century Gothic church. The spire is 123 metres in height which contributes to the stunning exterior of the cathedral. One of the most important documents our country owns is the Magna Carta, which was sealed by King John in 1215.
Visit Old Wardour Castle, a real secret tucked away down a narrow series of country lanes, almost forgotten in time. Your driver-guide will take you around the castle rooms and up the circular stairs to see the panoramic landscape of Wiltshire.
Day 2. Stourhead, Montacute and Afternoon Tea.
On the borders of Devon, the view from the front lawn of Montacute House demonstrates Elizabethan Renaissance architecture at its finest. One of the grandest rooms in the house is the library, the ceiling is spectacular. For a breath of fresh air, visit the gardens and surrounding parkland.
Stourhead House is regarded as being one of Europe’s greatest landscaped gardens, featuring grottos, lakes and temples on a grand scale.
Day 3. Dartmoor National Park, Castle Drogo and views of Dartmoor Prison.
Tour Dartmoor National Park, the ‘Hound of the Baskerville’ country. Dartmoor is now the least inhabited part of England. See wild Dartmoor Ponies, wooded valleys with quaint thatched cottages and heather clad moors which glow purple and maroon in the evening sun.
Tour Castle Drogo, which has stunning views of the countryside. Made of granite and built in the 20th Century, the castle has beautiful secluded gardens with fantastic views of Dartmoor. Hear the tales of one of Britain’s most notorious prison. American prisoners were kept here during the 1812 war.
Day 4. Cotehele, Eden Project and Fishing Villages.
Visit Cotehele, a magical Tudor house in the Tamar valley. The wonderful gardens draw people from around the World.
Visit the Eden Project. One of the enormous greenhouse ‘biomes’ at the Eden Project is home to the world’s largest jungle in captivity. The other houses flora from temperate regions of the world, including the Mediterranean and South Africa.
Cornwall’s fishing villages, such as Port Isaac (the film set for TV’s Doc Martin series) and Polperro are for exploring rock pools and picturesque harbours.
Day 5. St Ives, St Michael’s Mount and fishing villages including The Secret Beach.
The Cornish seaside port of St Ives with its beautiful harbour and bustling fishing village dates back to medieval times. The place is busy with artists and art lovers exploring a labyrinth of cobbled pathways to visit the galleries and craft shops. St Michael’s Mount is a granite crag just off shore from the town of Marazion. Low tide reveals a man-made causeway which links the mainland to the mount.
Day 6. Transfer to Bath, via Tintagel and Wells.
Set high on the rugged North Cornwall coast, visit King’s Arthur’s Castle at Tintagel. Learn about the myths and legends which are associated with King Arthur.
The present cathedral of Wells was constructed in the 12th and 13th century and takes on a Gothic architectural style. The west front of the cathedral has over 300 statues. See the ancient Vicar’s Close and the Bishop’s Palace, the home of Bishops for 800 years.
Day 7. Bath, Cotswolds Village and Avebury Stones.
Visit the world heritage city of Bath with its grandiose Georgian architecture, boasting more listed buildings than London. Tour the Roman Baths and visit Bath Abbey, an impressive and historical site.
Avebury is one of the most important Megalithic monuments in Europe. It covers 28 acres of stone circles enclosed by a huge ditch and has stones weighing over 75 tons. Your guide will reveal the mysteries of this lesser known ancient site. Explore the ‘Long Barrow’, a dark Neolithic communal burial chamber and discover its secrets.
Visit the wonderful Cotswolds village of Castle Combe, a real film maker’s dream. The parish church is complete with 15th century clock and the tomb of a Crusader knight.
Return to London.
Our new SUVs are perfect for city and countryside touring. Panoramic roof, large seats and easy access are all key features of our fleet. This vehicle is ideal for long distance touring, especially when including Britain’s National Parks. This vehicle makes easy work of mountain passes, country lanes along with being supremely comfortable. Luggage capacity: 2 medium cases plus 2 small carry-ons.
VW & Mercedes-Benz passenger vans
Our range of passenger vans are suitable to fulfil a number of different roles, depending on the number of people travelling, the amount of luggage and the length of the journey. Our Mercedes vans have 7 passenger seats, plenty of head and leg room. Our VW vans have more space and more luggage capacity and therefore are ideal for extended touring with groups up to 7 people. Luggage capacity: 8 medium suit cases plus 2/3 small carry-ons OR 5 large suit cases plus 2/3 carry-ons.
Our luxury motor coaches can cater for every group size from 21 to 49 passengers. All of our luxury coaches are air-conditioned, have radio/pa systems and are fitted with seat belts. Some have a refrigerator, monitors and washroom facilities. Luggage capacity varies.
BMW Grand Tourer
This vehicle is super comfortable for 2 people, touring the countryside on an extended tour or day trip is a breeze. This Grand Tourer has a long wheel base, which means more leg room than your average sedan, higher seating position making getting in out of the car easier. Another nice feature is a full panoramic roof This BMW also has a smooth and quiet ECO engine and a certain amount of style too! Luggage capacity: 2 medium cases plus 2 handbag sized pieces of luggage.
This vehicle is ideal for small corporate groups or large families. Large windows, cool boxes and quiet modern engines will enhance the touring experience. These vehicles have 15 passenger seats and rear area with tables. Luggage capacity: 15 medium bags plus carry-ons.
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