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South West Experience 5 day (Small Group) tour from London

Day 1Begin your journey through the South Downs National Park to Winchester, home to one of the biggest cathedrals in Europe. Then continue through the New Forest to Corfe Castle*. Next, we visit one of England’s most impressive natural wonders, Lulworth Cove. Remember to bring comfortable shoes so you can enjoy a coastal walk to take in the unforgettable views. Our overnight stop is Exmouth**, a traditional coastal resort. With two miles of golden sandy beach and some delicious seafood available, this is a wonderful place to rest. **Please note if Exmouth is exceptionally busy we may move our overnight stop to Exeter. Day 2We will journey to Dartmoor National Park. With stunning views, deep wooded valleys, medieval farmhouses and Bronze Age stone circles, this is an incredible park to spend a few hours exploring. We’ll make a stop at the Clapper Bridge at Postbridge for pictures! We’ll enjoy a lunch stop in the market town of Tavistock. Sir Francis Drake, the famous sea captain, was born here. The old streets radiate from Bedford Square and offer shops for every taste. Venture behind the Town Hall and you will discover the historic Pannier Market. Your day will continue through Bodmin Moor, one of Cornwall’s designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, as we make our way to the coastal town of Falmouth, where we’ll spend the next 2 nights.Day 3 After a night in Falmouth, we’ll make our way to Mousehole where you’ll have a chance to explore this village, which has retained its original character and charm. We then continue to Porthcurno and the Minack Theatre*. We’ll then continue west to Land’s End, England’s most westerly point. You can enjoy a cliff-top walk here and take in the views. Our final stop of the day is in St Ives, before we return to Falmouth.Day 4 This morning we make our way to Port Isaac, the filming location for Doc Martin. Next, we visit Tintagel, birthplace of King Arthur, and a place to get lost in the myths of the past. Then it’s on to Boscastle for lunch, home to an harbour village! We continue to Ilfracombe for more impressive coastal views. Our overnight stop is Bristol**, home to Clifton’s iconic suspension bridge – free to walk and offering views of the Avon Gorge. This bustling city is a perfect overnight stop with numerous restaurants and bars. **Please note if Bristol is exceptionally busy we may move our overnight stop to the city of Bath.Day 5 Our final day takes us into the Cotswolds, first to Cirencester. We will also visit some of the smaller Cotswold villages. You’ll spend the afternoon in Oxford, aptly nicknamed the ‘City of Dreaming Spires’ by poet Matthew Arnold. This city is bustling and beautiful yet still holds clusters of tranquillity amongst the 38 colleges that you can explore here. We’ll enjoy an afternoon here to take in the buildings this city has to offer before we return to London. *Optional Extra Subject to Availability.

$18.38 Shows, Concerts & Sports

Standard Flight

Visit: British Airways i360, Brighton, East Sussex, EnglandTake to the skies to see Brighton and the beautiful south coast as you have never seen them before. Glide up gently to 138 meters (450 ft) in our futuristic glass viewing pod, which was conceived and designed by Marks Barfield Architects, creators of the London Eye.Admire 360-degree views across Brighton & Hove, the South Downs National Park, the UNESCO Biosphere and, on the clearest days, all the way along the coast to the Isle of Wight (49 miles away).

$117.28 Cultural & Theme Tours

Seven Sisters & South Downs Food & Drink Tour - People, Place & Produce

Your driver guide will meet you at the entrance to the IBIS Hotel on Queens Road, Brighton, in front of the main train station. After welcoming you aboard we will then begin our journey in to the South Downs to experience its vies, stories and especially some of its fine produce. Our first stop on the tour will be Devil's Dyke. Devil's Dyke sits high up on the South Downs and offers far reaching views along the ridge of hills and also north over the low lying Weald. Devil's dyke is a great place to truly understand what makes the South Downs so special and your guide will lead you through it's natural history. Whilst we are here your guide will also tell you the story of the legend as to why this place is called Devil's Dyke. Our next stop on the tour is a short 25 minute journey to Middle Farm, a traditional Sussex Farm that has been run by the same family for generations. Middle Farm is a very well known foodie stop in Sussex with many products from the farm and other local producers but at it's heart is the National Cider Collection, all housed in a collection of traditional flint stoned barns. The collection has been built up over the last 25 years and it's custodian Rod will talk you through the different types of ciders along with tastings.  We carry on with the theme of drink and make our way through the beautiful Cuckmere Valley towards the award winning Longman Brewery. On our way to the brewery we will make a stop at the Longman, a chalk carving of the human figure that has dominated the valley for centuries. Nearby is the Longman Brewery, again housed in traditional flint stone barns, the brewery is part of Church Farm that owns a lot of the farmland in the valley and they produce their own barley and the water comes from under the farm itself. Once at the brewery there will be a tour led by one of the brewers taking you through the whole process that leads to the award winning beers that are produced. At the end of the tour there will be a tasting of four beers in the visitor centre. After all that drink it's time for some food, we make the short journey in to the picturesque South Downs village of, Litlington where we will find the traditional country pub,  One of the highlights of the South Downs National Park are the iconic white cliffs of the Seven Sisters, and it is the views of the cliffs that will finish our day out. Once everyone has finished their meals we will take the 20 minute journey to Seaford Head. We will spend about 45 minutes walking around the headland enjoying the cliffs from various angles. On returning to the bus we will then make our way back to Brighton Station, a journey of about 40 minutes. As we drive through the centre of Brighton we can make a stop at Brighton Pier so if anyone would like to enjoy the sights and sounds of Britain's favourite seaside city you can.

$1258.45 Day Trips & Excursions

Best of England and Wales 9 day (Small Group) tour from London

• Begin the journey south west through the South Downs National Park to Winchester. Then continue through the New Forest to Corfe Castle*. Next, we visit Lulworth Cove. Remember to bring comfortable shoes so you can enjoy a coastal walk. Our overnight stop is Exmouth. • After a leisurely start, we will journey to Dartmoor National Park. Look out for the famous Dartmoor ponies! We’ll make a stop at the famous Clapper Bridge at Postbridge for pictures! We’ll enjoy a lunch stop in the market town of Tavistock. The old streets radiate from Bedford Square and offer shops for every taste and need. Your day will continue through Bodmin Moor, one of Cornwall’s designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, as we make our way to the coastal town of Falmouth, where we’ll spend the next 2 nights. • Today we make our way to Mousehole where you’ll have a chance to explore this beautiful little fishing village. We then continue to Porthcurno and the Minack Theatre*. We’ll then continue west to Land’s End, England’s most westerly point. Our final stop of the day is in St Ives, before we return to Falmouth. • This morning we make our way to Port Isaac, the filming location for Doc Martin. Next, we visit Tintagel, legendary birthplace of King Arthur. Then it’s on to Boscastle for lunch, home to an unspoiled harbour village. We continue to Ilfracombe for more coastal views. Our overnight stop is Bristol**. This bustling city is a perfect overnight stop with numerous restaurants and bars to enjoy in the evening. • Day five takes us into the Cotswolds, first to Cirencester, then on to some of the smaller villages. We’ll continue on to Ironbridge, a village perched on the River Severn. Our overnight stop is the pretty English city of Chester.  • After a leisurely start in Chester, we’ll then head west to Wales to drive the Llanberis Pass and revel in the mountainous scenery. Snowdonia National Park is full of wild landscapes. We’ll also visit Conwy, a walled market town home to Conwy Castle*. You can explore narrow cobbled streets and take in views of the Thomas Telford Suspension Bridge that leads up to the Castle before we return to Chester. • Today is The Peak District National Park. We’ll stop in the town of Buxton, then make our way to Bakewell. Another highlight is the stately home of Chatsworth House - set in idyllic gardens. We’ll spend our third evening in York. • A day to explore York. You can choose what you‘d like to visit, perhaps York Minster*, or the Shambles. The day is free for you to do as you please with an optional walking tour. • After a second evening in York, we’ll head south to Newark-on-Trent, which you’ll have ample time to explore. We’ll continue south to Cambridge, a famous University city. You can even enjoy an iconic punt down the River Cam, and view the University buildings from the river. We then return to London.

$1910.73 Day Trips & Excursions

Ultimate UK Experience 12 day (Small Group) tour from London

• Start the journey through South Downs National Park to Winchester. Continue on through the New Forest to Corfe Castle, then to Lulworth Cove. Overnight in Exmouth. • We visit Dartmoor National Park before stopping at Clapper Bridge. Lunch in Tavistock before continuing through Bodmin Moor and arriving in Falmouth, where you spend 2 nights. • Visit Mousehole before continuing on to Porthcurno and visiting Minack Theatre. Then we visit Lands End and St Ives before returning to Falmouth. • Making our way to Port Isaac before visiting Tintagel we will then arrive in Boscastle for lunch. We then continue on to Ilfracombe before arriving in Bristol where we spend the ngiht.

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