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  Important Information about your Accommodation on Tour

Your tour does not include accommodation in the price. By giving you a choice of accommodation it allows you to choose your budget, stay in smaller places and get closer to the local people. This also means you help to sustain the communities you visit in the long term. Choose a hotel, B&B or a hostel and we will book it for you.

Typical prices per person per night:
Hostel £15-£20, Guest House B&B £30-£45, Hotels - more.
Based on 2 people sharing (except hostel). Single occupancy will be higher.

The accommodation prices above are for guidance only and we cannot be held responsible for any variation in the cost of accommodation, but we always do our very best to satisfy your personal requirements and have an amazing track record of providing our customers the best value and quality accommodation available. We do advise that single supplements usually apply and at times in peak season double room rates are charged for single occupancy.

Accommodation is dispersed around various towns and villages, rarely more than a 10-15 minute walk from the centre, although on occasions this can be 20-30 minutes. Taxis are available for a small fee if necessary. If you have access needs or specific requirements please let us know when booking. Late bookings and/or peak season may limit the choice and location of available accommodation.

When you go on tour your driver/guide will drop you off at your booked* accommodation and pick you up in the morning so you have no need to worry about shifting luggage or getting lost on tour. It’s a small group tour so we won’t let you get lost in the crowd.

After you’ve stayed at your accommodation you pay for it directly to your host. Cash is preferred amongst smaller B&Bs but don’t worry if you run out. There are plenty of Automatic Cash machines in the places you stay overnight.

We’ve found that this way of touring means you can really get in touch with the locals and your choices can be looked after far more effectively and you can stay in the best and most affordable places.

*Please note that if your accommodation has already been booked by Rabbie’s, as per your initial request, and you change your booking, there will be a charge for amendments. Changes to booked accommodation cannot be guaranteed and are subject to availability.

For more information on accommodation and prices click here...

Devon and Cornwall - A Magical Land of Legends 5 Day Tour

 Highlights:
~ Winchester
~ Durdle Door
~ Dartmoor
~ Exeter
~ Boscastle
~ Tintagel Castle
~ Lands End & St. Ives
~ Cornish beaches
~ Glastonbury
~ Stonehenge


5 days to explore the extreme south west of England. Home to Arthurian legends, Celtic kingdoms, Roman towns, beautiful beaches, wild moorlands with legendary beasts, Norman cathedrals and extraordinary coastlines.

Stay 2 nights in the historic Roman city of Exeter and 2 nights in the Cornish coastal town of Falmouth.


Please phone us if the date you want to travel is unavailable to book online.

Departs: 09.00       Returns: approx. 19.30
Adult prices:  £259 - £319
Discount prices:  £239 - £299
Departing: Saturday (All year) and also Monday (June to September)

Accommodation Info Accommodation Options
 
 
Details & Itinerary Customer Reviews Traveller Photos Full Itinerary (English)
Day 1 Leave the bustle of London behind for the historic city of Winchester – ancient capital of England, then enjoy an afternoon on the Jurassic coast of Dorset, stopping at Durdle Door before staying in the Roman City of Exeter for 2 nights.
Day 2 explore the wilds of Dartmoor and the ancient "Clapper Bridge" at Postbridge. Take time to visit the market town of Tavistock, birthplace of Sir Francis Drake, and spend the afternoon exploring the Roman town of Exeter, its cathedral, ancient walls and harbour.
Day 3 Today you will have the chance to discover some of the North Cornwall coast including the picturesque fishing village of Boscastle and the romantic cliff top ruins of Tintagel Castle, birthplace of King Arthur, before travelling south to the seaside University town of Falmouth for 2 nights.
Day 4 Explore the most westerly tip of England including the stunning cliff top village of Mousehole, the incredible Minack theatre, the beaches around Land's End and finishing on the dramatic west coast with a visit to St. Ives.
Day 5 Travel back through the beautiful countryside of Cornwall and Devon to Glastonbury with its ancient, mythical connections to King Arthur before a final step back in time at the neolithic site of Stonehenge before returning to London.

 

Departure Point
All our London departures leave from Stance 3, Greenline Coach Terminal, Bulleid Way, Victoria, SW1W 9SH.
If coming on foot access is through the building at 4 Fountain Square, 123-151 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 9SH. See Map.


Return
as above

Inclusions:
Transportation by top of the range Mercedes minicoach for a more personal experience with a maximum of 16 passengers on tour.
We believe a small group tour with a maximum of 16 passengers really does make a big difference to your trip. It allows us to give you a more personal service and remain the only 5 Star operator to offer this personal guarantee. Touring with a maximum of 16 passengers you get more for your money, more personal attention, more time with the locals, more time off the bus, more time on the back-roads and just more of an authentic, friendly experience. The smaller groups allow you to meet people from all over the world and make friends for life.
Air Conditioning as standard.
Services of a professional Rabbie's driver/guide

Exclusions:
Meals and refreshments.
All Visitor Attractions.

Accommodation
Your tour does not include accommodation in the price. By giving you a choice of accommodation it allows you to choose your budget, stay in smaller places and get closer to the local people. This also means you help to sustain the communities you visit in the long term. Choose a hotel, B&B or a hostel and we will book it for you.
For more information on accommodation and prices click here

*NB On occasions, when towns we stay in have events on, accommodation can be scarce and expensive so we may use other locations for your accommodation on the tour. We will always inform you of this when this is necessary.

Discount Price
Students, Seniors over 60 and Children between 5 and 16 (we regret we do not carry children under 5 years old)


Important Information
Because we believe in time off the bus and give you opportunities to take nature walks we recommend you bring suitable clothing and footwear for your tour. Accommodation on this tour is dispersed around Exeter and Falmouth. If you have mobility problems or special requirements please let us know when booking.

 

Details & Itinerary Customer Reviews Traveller Photos Full Itinerary (English)
When I decided to go Cornwall with my group of 14 adults, I was prepared to face many difficulties. Kevin made everything so easy! We all have to thank him for great five days in Devon and Cornwall. This definitely won't be Mortimer-English Clubs last travel with Rabbie's!
Posted by Christa Schmidt-Sanetra on 29/06/2014


Our driver-guide, VJ Thompson, was superb. He listened to people's queries and commentary, and tried really hard to answer questions. He's really knowledgeable about the area, and displayed a real affection for some of the places, which was endearing. He is a grand driver, too, thank God, because some of those roads in Cornwall are so narrow! I liked the way he had us change seats often so that we would have the chance to talk to different people along the way.
Posted by Shelagh Jane on 16/05/2014


G,day All from Australia, Sorry for the delay in do the review but have been a smidge busy since i got back and Nancy has reminded me to do this review. What a fantastic Tour we did in September the 5day Cornwall/Devon tour on the 21/9/13, we could not have asked for better company, in our Bus and the tour Guide well what can i say Owen was the best guide i have had on a tour nothing was too much or too little for him, despite my constant nagging in his ear as shotgun on the tour the Man deserves a medal according to Nancy and wishes to say thank you Owen for giving her 5 days of sheer peace and quite. WE had two buses this trip as it was over booked so in our bus we had Owen and in the other bus we had Pete as the tour driver/Guides and i must admit both gentlemen were excellent in their knowledge and tale telling. We saw exactly what was on the brochure but with a spin of Owen's humour, he also showed us places to see that i had wanted to and decided not to go as the site was not what i had expected. The one thing i did not get to see while we were in Scotland was a highland Cow but thanks to Owen we managed to get to see a herd of them on Dartmoor. Again thank you Owen for a remarkable 5days and also to Rabbies team for putting it together would i recommend this tour YES and if we ever come back to the UK I would be looking at Rabbies first and also be recommending them to every one here in Australia.
Posted by Stewart and Nancy on 18/01/2014


The entire 5 day tour was really enjoyable thanks to our great guide, Kevin. He made the tour very fun, friendly and professional from the beginning to the end. I was also lucky to be surrounded by a great group of people (I mean Danielle, Peggy, Raffaele and Thanos). It is hard to choose the most enjoyable part as every moment was great, but if I must, I would say that the local experience Kevin gave us by taking us to local pubs, teaching us about local beer/food and mingling with the people there was the most exceptional and fun part of the trip. You know, as a tourist, it is always hard to choose and enter good local pubs/restaurants as we are foreign to the place. My parents actually said that the food we had at a pub Kevin took us in Falmouth was better than the Zagat rated restaurant I took them in London...Well, the seafood cannot be as fresh in London as this coastal town but we would have missed it if Kevin had not taken us there! Among the places we visited, I personally liked Falmouth the best. The hotel was great. (We stayed at the Greenbank.) The harbor town was very pretty. The view from the Minack Theatre was awesome, too. It was one of the most beautiful views I have ever seen. After all, the 5 day tour with Kevin was very enjoyable and became one of my best trips in life. My parents agreed to it, as well. I believe it was a great gift to my 60+ year old parents. I have to mention that Kevin was very kind and hospitable to my parents who do not speak English much. He is awesome!! We would love to have another tour guided by Kevin in the future:) Thank you!!! 
Posted by Miwa on 01/09/2013


My parents and I took part in this tour and it was a great experience! We were amazed by the beauty of the country and its friendly and open people. We saw everything we've been promised and more! My favourite place was definitely up in Dartmoor with the wild ponies, and on the coasts in Cornwall, standing on the cliffs! We were really lucky with our group constellation and met lots of nice people, but we were even more lucky with our driver and guide Kevin. Even though some streets were very narrow and some other drivers really crazy, we never got scared. Kevin said several times that he's doing this job, because he wants to, not because he has to, and he wouldn't even have to tell us, because you could clearly see it in the way he enjoyed being our guide. He always remained calm and was always open for our questions. So thank you Kevin for being such a great guide and making these 5 days even more enjoyable! We'd take another Rabbies' Tour anytime!
Posted by Lisa Sassik on 16/08/2013


The route Devon & Cornwall is amazing. The landscape all over this trip is brilliant. All accommodation (Bendene in Exeter & Ivanhoe in Falmouth) is really great. The most important thing is that I have to give a big credit to Kevin Jee who's one of the most talentive driver guide I've ever met. He can be everything to the tour members e.g. friend, guide, driver, entertainer. He did a very perfect job.
Posted by Phavit on 04/08/2013


I had a great time last week in Devon&Cornwall Tour! Everything was perfect, starting with our guide Lord Kevin and the nice group we had. The places we visited were very beaufitul and the cities to stay overnight (Exeter and Falmouth) very well chosen. Even the weather was amazing, the only thing Rabbie's can't guarantee:) I'm already thinking about my next Rabbie's destination!
Posted by Jose M. Martin on 22/07/2013


This tour in Cornwall+Devon has been our 6th tour with Rabbie's. It was a well-planned trip, with an excellent and friendly guide (Kevin) and the places were amazingly beautiful. It's been exciting to discover this corner of England, a place full of mistery, myth, history and legends! My husband and I will never forget this experience and we want to thank our guide for making it even more enjoyable and, last but not least, we would like to thank our friends with whom we shared beautiful moments and the excellent local beers and ales. I would recommend this tour to everybody and especially to those who like combining history with nature and stunning scenery.
Posted by Lucia Bellacci on 22/07/2013


15 people on tour - all got on well. Guide Kevin was friendly and helpful. I left my camera on the bus on the last day - that was not enjoyable! However Kevin undertook to return my camera to me. I couldn't have asked for more. He turned a disaster for me into a relief - and his communication during this time was fantastic. Thank you so much Kevin.
Posted by Ruth on 22/07/2013


Relaxed atmosphere, excellent guide/driver - Kevin made the experience so much more fun and enjoyable with his flexibility of time spent at each site. Right about of information about each sites with opportunities to ask more if desired. Kevin also maintained the bus very neat and clean, which made it very pleasant
Posted by Kazue on 18/07/2013


Where shell l start...a big thank you to our tour guide Kevin he really made our holiday very special and a big thank you to all the people who participate to this tour!!l didn't know what to expect from it but it has been one of my enjoyable trip of many that l have done...l leaved in london for about 11years and didn't know how stunning this country is. Kevin took us to many beautiful places around the west coast l absolutely recommended to take this tour you will have a time of your life won't forget it about it!! Stefy
Posted by Stefania Paci on 17/07/2013


St. Ives was the best stop of the tour, but too short. Owen was a very good driver, very conscious of the comfort and interests of the passengers. The B & B in Falmouth was very comfortable and welcoming.
Posted by Joan M on 15/06/2013


I had always wanted to travel to Cornwall - so I achieved a dream. Meeting people from other countries and making friends.
Posted by Kathryn Ronan on 13/10/2012


Thanks to Kevin for a great experience. Lots of laughs,sights and good food along the way. We had a good group of people. This is a nice way for me, a single traveler to see the UK. I know that Rabbies provides qualified guides and safe,comfortable vehicles. You will not be disappointed!
Posted by allison mitchell on 22/09/2012


Coach Captain Kevin made this an unforgettable trip! Personal highlight for me was the Minack theatre.
Posted by Sylvia Persi on 12/09/2012


It turned out we were the 'guinea pig' tour on this 5-day Devon and Cornwall trip. Everything started out very well - even a cake specially baked for us in the shape of a bus with Rabbies on its side! It also turned out that it was a new experience for our driver as a tour bus operator. To cut a long story short, after a very short stop at Stonehenge we never did get to the Jurassic Coast or Durdle Door, and didn't stop for lunch or toilet breaks after Stonehenge. We ended up at the hotel in Exeter a couple of hours before planned after a rather harrowing few hours of no communication from the driver and all of us wondering what we'd signed up for! The next day we had another rough start when the driver couldn't get the bus from the parking lot (not his fault) because of a missing key, so that meant a late start. But after better communication with the driver and letting him know what we expected, things lightened up, he became more relaxed, and the tour turned out to be everything - and more - than I'd hoped for. The driver even made a few stops not on the itinerary to try and make up to us for the disastrous start. The hotel in Exeter (St. Olaves) was wonderful. The hotel some of us stayed at in Falmouth was also really nice, but too far from town and much choice in restaurants, although the restaurant (Ghyllies) we were near was super, a marvellous location on the beach and superb waitstaff. I would definitely travel with Rabbies again but would probably check several details - how experienced the driver, location of hotels, length of time at the different stops.
Posted by Val Baxter on 02/06/2012


Details & Itinerary Customer Reviews Traveller Photos Full Itinerary (English)
Details & Itinerary Customer Reviews Traveller Photos Full Itinerary (English)

Day 1

Depart London and travel out through the old kingdom of Wessex to its ancient capital – the historic city of Winchester. Having explored this fascinating old town with its magnificent cathedral and historic Great Hall, 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. An afternoon here to explore some of the coast before arriving at the historic city of Exeter, an important fortified settlement in Roman times, your base for 2 nights.

Day 2

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 Sir 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 its famous 12th century Norman Cathedral. Your second night is spent here.

Day 3

Travel west into the heart of Arthurian legend country and the Celtic Kingdom of Cornwall. The day’s highlights include the ancient capital of Cornwall, Launceston with its 12th century Norman keep perched overlooking Bodmin Moor. This is an area where legends abound – tales of piskies and spriggins, the Beast of Bodmin and the resting place of King Arthur’s sword Excalibur in Dozmary Pool combine to make this a very special place. Continue to the north Cornish coast and the mediaeval fishing village of Boscastle with its distinctive harbour. Nearby are the romantic cliff top ruins of Tintagel Castle, birthplace of King Arthur which you will have the chance to explore before travelling south to the seaside University town of Falmouth for the next 2 nights.

Day 4

Explore the most westerly tip of England on this magnificent day taking in 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. Returning to Falmouth for the night.

Day 5

This morning you say farewell to Cornwall and travel back through the Devon countryside with stops for photos and refreshments before arriving in the famous little town of Glastonbury for lunch. Glastonbury Tor rises high above the town and has mythical connections with King Arthur and Avalon. From here you will travel back eastwards for the final highlight - the famous Neolithic standing stone circle of Stonehenge before returning to London, a city completely removed from the experiences you have enjoyed in the magical counties of Devon and Cornwall.

Photography Credits:
Visit Britain.
Visit Wiltshire: David Williams, Luke Sheppard.
Britainonview.
Dartmoor Partnership.
Visit Devon.
Mike Hasted, Ingrid Rasmussen, Pawel Libera, Tony Pleavin, Craig Easton, David Angel, Martin Brent, Bob Berry, Paul Watts, Daniel Bosworth