Itinerary ideas: South West England Discovery
Off the shelf, flexible tours of the UK and Ireland
South West England Discovery
What's it all about?
This diverse 7 day tour will provide a week you will never forget in one of the most beautiful and fascinating corners of the globe. The sites included in this tour range from the prehistoric Stonehenge, to the Jurrasic coastline to the quaint fishing villages and surf beaches of Cornwall. A little bit for everyone to enjoy, this fast paced self-drive tour will be a week you can never forget.
Region: South West England
Length: 7 days / 6 nights
Transport options: Vehicle hire
Start and End: Flexible
Price: Please enquire
Inclusions: 6 nights B&B and hotel, car hire with insurance, Entrance fees, Info Pack, maps, taxes, fees and financial protection.
Exclusions: GPS system, meals other than breakfast, optional activities unless stated, Flights, Tips, Visa's
South West England Discovery Itinerary
Day 1: Stonehenge & Salisbury
From London you will collect your car and travel to Stonehenge to explore the ancient and unique stone circle. From here you will travel south to the city of Salisbury for lunch followed by a visit to Salisbury Cathedral.
Day 2: Salisbury & New Forest
Today will start with a guided walking tour of Salisbury, including visit to Monpesson House. From here you will head into the New Forest which includes large areas of lowland habitats, including bogs and heath land which provide for a wealth of flora and fauna, wild ponies and thatch cottage villages. You will also have a stop at the Beaulieu National Motor Museum. You will spend the evening in the seaside town of Bournemouth where you will stay the night.
Day 3: Jurassic Coat & Dorset
You will head along the magnificent Jurassic coastline which covers 95 miles of truly stunning coastline, with rocks recording 185 million years of the Earth's history. The site shows excellent examples of landforms, including the natural arch at Durdle Door, the cove and limestone folding at Lulworth Cove. You will also head through Dartmoor National Park, before arriving in Plymouth where you will stay the night.
Day 4: Cornwall
In the morning you will head into Cornwall to visit some of the delightful Cornish villages that make up the coastline including Looe and Polperro with its tiny houses and enchanting narrow lanes cling to the steep hillsides surrounding the picture perfect harbour. After lunch there will be a visit to the Eden Project. After this you will head to the idyllic harbour town of Falmouth, where you will stay the night.
Day 5: Cornwall
First you will visit Pendennis Castle – one of King Henry VIII's finest fortresses built to defend the country from invasion by France and Spain. From here you will travel to St Michael's Mount – an iconic island which rises gracefully to the church and castle at its summit. After lunch we you will visit the coastal village of Mousehole - a typical Cornish village, once famed for its pilchard fishing. From here you will go to St Ives, where there will be free time to sample its world class beaches, narrow alleyways and cobbled lanes, as well as craft shops and a number of art galleries.
Day 6: Bristol
Today you will leave Cornwall as you travel back to Bristol. On the way you will take a stop off at Tintagel Castle, the birthplace of King Arthur – so legend has it. From here you will take a journey through the Exmoor National Park and reach Bristol early afternoon. In Bristol there will be free time to walk around the city or explore attractions or alternatively take a guided walking tour of Britol's historic harbourside.
Day 7: Bath
Today you will head first to Bath to explore the famous Roman Baths followed by a walking tour of this historic Roman city. In the afternoon you will return to London.