Air & Land
9 Day Southern England with Stonehenge
Part-Escorted Package Includes
- Round trip flights NYC-London
Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
- Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
- 7 nights accommodations
- Airport transfers ▲
- 7 meals: 7 breakfasts
- Sightseeing per itinerary
- Services of English-speaking driver/guide Days 4-8
▲ London Gatwick Airport transfers available at an additional cost
- Dartmoor National Park
- Arthurian legend country
- Small group tour with a maximum of 16 passengers
This itinerary is performed by a local tour company. It is not an exclusive tour and therefore you may be with passengers from other tour companies; signage may display the local tour company name, but will have your name; tour guides and vehicles may change throughout your tour, and your tour documents/vouchers may be requested to exchange for local bus/theater/hotel/flight/ferry tickets. Luggage tags or name badges are not provided.
DAY 1, Friday - Depart the USA
Depart the USA for Britain. Your flight includes meals, drinks, and in-flight entertainment for the journey
DAY 2, Saturday - Arrive in London
Arrive and transfer to your hotel. The balance of the day is at leisure
DAY 3, Sunday - Day in London at Leisure
Enjoy the day at leisure to explore London, the capital of the United Kingdom and one of the world's premier financial, commercial, and cultural cities. With countless sightseeing opportunities, cosmopolitan London offers more in one place than almost any other city on Earth. Some main attractions include the British Museum, West End Theatre, London Eye, Madame Tussauds, National Gallery, Tate Modern, and Globe Theatre
Optional: Royal London Morning Tour (AM)
DAY 4, Monday - Stonehenge, Devon Coast, Travel to Exeter
After breakfast, check out of your hotel and transfer to meet your driver/guide to begin your guided tour. Depart London and travel out through the old kingdom of Wessex to the most famous Neolithic standing stone circle of Stonehenge. Having explored this mystical place, your tour will continue to the dramatic south Devon Coast, enjoying panoramic views over white sandy beaches and the natural rock arch of Durdle Door. Spend an afternoon here to explore some of the coast before arriving at the historic city of Exeter, Rome’s most south westerly fortified settlement
DAY 5, Tuesday - Dartmoor National Park
Your morning is spent exploring the magnificent wilderness of Dartmoor, the ancient "Clapper Bridge" at Postbridge and the historic market town of Tavistock, home to Francis Drake. Return to Exeter in the early afternoon to explore this Roman town, with its underground passages, ancient walls, Royal Albert Memorial museum and famous 12th century Norman Cathedral
DAY 6, Wednesday - Cornwall, Arthurian legend country
Travel west into the heart of Arthurian legend country and the Celtic kingdom of Cornwall. Tour the ancient capital of Cornwall, Launceston, with its 12th century Norman keep perched overlooking Bodmin moor. Explore Bodmin moor itself, with the wild ponies wandering amongst the pre-historic stones called the Hurlers and the Cheesewring. Legends of piskies and spriggins abound and the resting place of King Arthur’s sword, Excalibur, in Dozmary pool, all combine with mythical tales of the Beast of Bodmin to make this a very special place. View the Golitha falls and St. Neot’s stunning crusader church to add further variety to your day. Continue to the west coast and view the romantic Tintagel Castle, birthplace of King Arthur, before travelling south to the seaside University town of Falmouth
DAY 7, Thursday - Coast of Cornwall
Explore the most westerly tip of England, taking in St. Michael’s mount, the stunning cliff top village of Mousehole, the incredible Minack theatre built into the cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the beautiful National Trust beach at Porthcurno. You may even see some pirates at Penzance! England’s most westerly point beckons at Lands End before following the dramatic coast, with windswept moors and old stone Celtic communities up to the artistic haven of St. Ives. Return to Falmouth for the night
DAY 8, Friday - Travel to London
Before departing Cornwall, you get the opportunity to view the world renowned Eden Project Gardens, before we head back eastwards to London, a city completely removed from the remote country experiences you would have enjoyed in the magical ancient Kingdom of King Arthur, King of Wessex. Return to London in the evening
DAY 9, Saturday - Depart for the USA
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
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Optional tours and gratuities.
Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.
London Gatwick Airport transfers available at an additional cost.
Exeter: Accommodations at the Jurys Inn or similar.
Falmouth: Accommodations at the The Green Lawns Hotel & Restaurant or similar.
Final hotels will be advised in your travel documents prior to departure.
If you are travelling with another reservation, please notify our reservations department in order to accommodate you in the same properties.
The route and program may vary slightly according to weather conditions and seasonal changes. Sturdy shoes are recommended for this program.
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