Day 5: Falmouth –Trebah Gardens – Tregothnan – Fowey
Our first visit today is to the 26 acre sub-tropical Gardens of Trebah, leading down to the banks of the beautiful Helford River. Later we drive to Tregothnan Estate, internationally recognised as the home of English tea. Accompanied by a member of the estate's gardening team we will exploreCornwall’s largest private botanical gardens, as well as the tea plantation, before continuing to our hotel in Fowey. (B) Overnight: The Fowey Hotel (or similar)
Day 6: Fowey – Bosue Vineyard – Hawkchurch
We start our day at Bosue Vineyard. This family run vineyard produces award-winning white, rosé and sparkling wines made wholly from Cornish grown grapes. After a tour and tasting, our journey continues along the south Cornish coast to the quaint fishing village of Polperro. This afternoon we will visit the magnificent Buckfast Abbey before continuing to our hotel in Hawkchurch near Lyme Regis, where we will enjoy a farewell dinner together. (B, D) Overnight: Fairwater Head Hotel (or similar)
Day 7: Hawkchurch – Salisbury – London
Explore the historic port town of Lyme Regis, where Jane Austen based parts of her novel 'Persuasion' and which was also the setting for John Fowles’ 'The French Lieutenant's Woman’. Take in the panoramic vista of the Jurassic Coast from the Langmoor and Lister Gardens, wander along its 18th century promenade and see its famous Cobb and ancient harbour that continues to inspire writers and artists today. Continue to the prehistoric settlement of Maiden Hill, the largest of its kind in Britain. Following the old Roman road we travel to Salisbury, home to one of England’s most magnificent cathedrals, which has the tallest spire in Britain. Here is where we have the opportunity to see the original Magna Carta. Our fascinating tour ends upon our return to London. (B)
- 6 nights' accommodation
- Driver/tour leader
- Mini-coach transportation
- Full English breakfast daily
- 3 x evening meals
- 1 x seafood lunch
- Wine tasting
- Included Entrances: St Michael's Mount, The Gardens of Trebah, Private guided tour of Tregothnan Estate & Salisbury Cathedral donation.
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
The tour commences from the Grange Wellington Hotel, 71-72 Vincent Square, London, SW1P 2PA at 8:30am. Please ensure you are at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to departure.
Drop-off 5:30pm at Grange Wellington Hotel, 71-72 Vincent Square, London, SW1P 2PA. Please bear in mind that drop-off time is an estimate only – traffic can be unpredictable!
Additional Information We have hand-picked an extensive portfolio of quality properties across Europe and to ensure the very best experience on each of our tours, hotels may vary to those listed in this itinerary.
Mobility: All of our tours involve walking and require our guests to board and disembark our vehicles several times a day making this tour unsuitable for those with reduced mobility.
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