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Best of Devon and Cornwall

Sign up for a whirlwind adventure on this popular England trip through Devon and Cornwall. Learn how the monks of Buckfast Abbey have lived for centuries, before indulging in a traditional cream tea or Cornish pasty.
Sightseeing highlights
  • Discover Stonehenge, St. Ives, Plymouth, Bath, Bristol and Windsor
  • Visit the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge, Exeter Cathedral, the artists' colony of St. Ives, Buckfast Abbey, the Roman Baths and Royal Windsor.
  • View St. Michael's Mount, the Mayflower Steps in Plymouth, Capability Brown landscaped parkland at Longleat and Windsor Castle.
Iconic Experience
  • Stonehenge: Walk around the strange and awe-inspiring monoliths that have reputedly stood for 5,000 years.
  • Exeter: Visit the 15th-century Cathedral Church of Saint Peter in Exeter. With a history spanning more than one thousand years, marvel at the complexity of the building's design and decoration.
  • Lacock: Admire the charming honey-coloured stone cottages of Lacock.
  • Bath: Admire UNESCO-listed Bath, with its elegant Georgian façades and the bimillenial Roman Baths from which the city takes its name.
  • St. Ives: Visit St. Ives, one of the United Kingdom's most popular seaside resorts.
  • Bath: Admire UNESCO-listed Bath, with its elegant Georgian façades and the bimillenial Roman Baths from which the city takes its name.
  • Bristol: See some of Bristol's highlights on an orientation drive with your Travel Director.
Dive Into Culture
  • Warminster: Enjoy a guided tour of Longleat House, the former seat of the Marquesses of Bath and one of the finest stately homes open to the public.
  • Buckfastleigh: Visit Buckfast Abbey, a Benedictine monastery built on the site where monks have lived and prayed for over 1,000 years.
Tour details
Tour Provider Trafalgar
Price From
$2,762
Number of Days
6
Start Location
London, United Kingdom
End Location
London, United Kingdom
Age Range
Avg. 45+
Group Size
20 to 45
Tour Style
Comfort
Tour Themes
No specific theme
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Itinerary Open all
Explore Stonehenge, Exeter and Plymouth
Leave the bright lights of the British capital behind and journey through the rolling landscape of Wiltshire to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the ancient monoliths at Stonehenge, which rise imposingly on Salisbury Plain, imagining a time when pagans and druids would gather in their mysterious midst. Next, visit the 15th-century Cathedral Church of Saint Peter in Exeter. Continuing to Plymouth, Britain's Ocean City known for its maritime heritage, where pilgrims once left English shores for an unknown new world. Join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Dinner this evening, at a local restaurant.
Penzance and St. Ives
Journey to Penzance and enjoy views of one of Cornwall's iconic landmarks, St Michael's Mount with its 17th-century castle, perched dramatically atop the tidal island, an ancient market town and historic port. Explore the lovely St. Ives, one of the most picturesque towns in Cornwall and a popular retreat for artists, surfers and sun-worshippers.
Enjoy a visit to Buckfast Abbey and a Dartmoor Scenic Drive Dive Into Culture
This morning, consider an optional cruise around Plymouth's dramatic coastline or enjoy some free time exploring Plymouth your way. Continue to Buckfast Abbey where you’ll Dive Into Culture and gain insights into how Benedictine monks have lived and prayed for nearly 1,000 years. Next, enjoy Dartmoor National Park on a scenic drive across the mysterious moors.
Journey to Bristol Connect with Locals Make Travel Matter
Head to Stowford Manor Farm, and Connect With Locals at a Be My Guest experience where Cream Tea will be served by the owner. This family run farm, located in the Frome Valley, has a diverse range of interests from Jersey milking cows to a community of workshops used by local craftsmen. Continuing to Bristol, England's urban art capital, home to graffiti artist, Banksy.
Experience a Stately Home and British Village Life Dive Into Culture
Today we embark on a scenic drive through the English countryside, arriving at Longleat Stately Home where we’ll Dive Into Culture and gain insights into centuries of British tradition. Embark on an included guided tour one of the country's finest stately homes,  home to the former 7th Marquess of Bath. Wander through its grand rooms featuring priceless collections of art, antiques and tapestries collected by 15 generations and admire the exquisite Capability Brown landscaped parkland. Later, we stop in the picturesque village of Lacock – its honey-coloured stone cottages and 15th century inns have served as an iconic backdrop for such famous films as 'Pride & Prejudice', 'Harry Potter' and 'Downton Abbey'. This evening we'll enjoy a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant.
Onwards to Windsor and London
We arrive at the double-inscribed UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of the Great Spa Towns of Europe, Bath, whose beautiful Pulteney Bridge and 15th century Gothic Abbey provide a picturesque backdrop for the Roman Baths from which the city takes its name. Join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience, and see the steamy thermal pool of the 'Great Bath' and learn how this hub of culture is pioneering new educational investments to benefit the community. Journey through lush landscapes to the historic market town of Windsor, home to Windsor Castle, a residence of the British Royal Family before returning to London where our memorable journey through Devon and Cornwall comes to an end.
Inclusions
  • 2 Dinner (D)
  • 5 Breakfast (B)
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • London: The services of a Trafalgar Local Host when you stay at Trafalgar's recommended London hotel
  • London: Pick-up and drop-off when you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel, booked through Trafalgar
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilised.
Departure dates
Start End Availability Price NZD
09 Jul 2024 14 Jul 2024 Available $2,886
13 Aug 2024 18 Aug 2024 onRequest $2,886
03 Sep 2024 08 Sep 2024 Available $3,395
10 Sep 2024 15 Sep 2024 Available $2,886
17 Sep 2024 22 Sep 2024 Available $2,848
01 Oct 2024 06 Oct 2024 Available $3,250
08 Oct 2024 13 Oct 2024 Available $2,763
15 Apr 2025 20 Apr 2025 Available $3,350
29 Apr 2025 04 May 2025 Available $3,375
13 May 2025 18 May 2025 Available $3,375
20 May 2025 25 May 2025 Available $3,375
03 Jun 2025 08 Jun 2025 Available $3,525
17 Jun 2025 22 Jun 2025 Available $3,525
01 Jul 2025 06 Jul 2025 Available $3,525
15 Jul 2025 20 Jul 2025 Available $3,525
29 Jul 2025 03 Aug 2025 Available $3,525
12 Aug 2025 17 Aug 2025 Available $3,525
26 Aug 2025 31 Aug 2025 Available $3,525
09 Sep 2025 14 Sep 2025 Available $3,525
23 Sep 2025 28 Sep 2025 Available $3,475
07 Oct 2025 12 Oct 2025 Available $3,350