Cornwall, Devon & Stonehenge
4 day tour

  • Durdle Door
  • Tintagel Castle
  • Stonehenge
  • St Ives
  • Minack Theatre

From Minack Theatre to Durdle Door, Stonehenge to St Ives, you won't believe the beauty of Cornwall and Devon.

Tour map

Tour Highlights

Castles
National Parks
Beaches
UNESCO Heritage Sites
Prehistoric Sites

Exmoor National Park - Moorland, woodland, coast, rivers… you get the best of it all driving through this stunning protected landscape.

Tintagel Castle - History and myth converge in this beautiful ruin that sits snug on a clifftop in North Cornwall, linked to the legend of King Arthur.

St Ives - Get in touch with your inner seaside dweller in one of Cornwall’s most loved destinations.

Land's End - Snap your own iconic photo at one of Britain's best-loved landmarks.

Minack Theatre - What started off as one woman’s passion turned into this stunning open-air theatre perched atop rugged cliffs.

Dartmoor National Park - Journey through this stunning landscape filled with forests, rivers, wetlands, and tors.

Durdle Door - This limestone arch on the Jurassic Coast is one of Dorset’s most photographed landmarks.

Stonehenge - Aliens, Merlin or the Romans? There are many stories to believe. No matter which one you're drawn to, Stonehenge is worth marvelling at.

 

Your journey
 

Trust us, the minute you finally see Cornwall and Devon, you'll wonder how you spent your whole life never having visited.

The beauty in this part of Great Britain truly is something to marvel at. From the peaceful seaside town of St Ives to the intriuging mystery that is Stonehenge, you're going to love this this part of the world steeped in myths and legends. 

You get a bit of everything on this tour. Small, beautiful towns. Stunning coastlines. Dramatic castles. Fascinating history. Unfathomable structures - both natural and man (and woman) made. 

What are you waiting for? Join us on this four day tour and see what you've been missing. 

 

Tour Details

Starts
Check-in closes at 08:00 (tour departs at 08:15) - Bristol Pick-Up, DoubleTree by Hilton, Redcliffe Way, Bristol, BS16NJ
Finishes (approx.)
18:45 - Bristol Drop Off, DoubleTree by Hilton, Redcliffe Way, Bristol, BS16NJ
Luggage
You're restricted to 20kg (44lbs) of luggage per person. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) and a small bag for onboard personal items. You can find details about luggage storage options here.
Discounts

Students, seniors over 60, and children between 5 and 15 (unfortunately, we don't carry children under 5 years old).

Important information
  • Pack your waterproof clothing and walking shoes
  • Some attraction tickets can be purchased in advance when you book your tour. You’ll have the option to add at check-out. Other attractions will not be available to book beforehand, instead you can purchase those while on tour.
Tour inclusions
  • Transportation by a 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • Air conditioning as standard
  • The stories and services of an English-speaking driver-guide
Tour exclusions
  • Tour accommodation
  • Attraction entry tickets

Itinerary

Day 1

  • The Arthurian Legends awaits you in Tintagel Castle
  • Discover the beauty, landscape and villages of Exmoor

Leaving Bristol bright and early, you begin your journey down into the south-west of England.

You’ll stop in at cute villages and enjoy a scenic drive through Exmoor National Park, a beautiful mix of moorland, woodland, coast and rivers. We like to keep things flexible this morning, so your driver-guide will touch base with you throughout the day. We stop in at Dunster, which we think you'll just love. This medieval village is dominated by its Norman Castle, which you can view as you wander the village.

After lunch, you visit the incredible ruins of Tintagel Castle. Sitting snug on the clifftops of North Cornwall, this historic 13th-century castle is believed to be the birthplace of King Arthur. If you enjoy a sheer drop and incredible views, this is the stop for you. It might just turn your stomach to walk out to the castle, but we promise it’s well worth it for the views, photos, and history.

The time is yours to explore this wonderful site and to learn all about its links to the Arthurian Legend. We depart Tintagel and head for the coastal city of Falmouth, our overnight base for the next two nights.

Day 2

  • Get a breath of fresh air in the fishing town of St Ives
  • Step back in time at (and up the many steps of) Minack Theatre

The day begins with a visit to one of Cornwall’s most loved destinations: the fishing town of St Ives. Get in touch with your inner seaside dweller as you wander this idyllic harbour town. If cobbled streets, cottages, and sandy beaches are your thing; you’ll love St Ives.

Your next destination is a must in our opinion. Land’s End is a legendary spot that has inspired people since ancient Greek times when it was referred to as ‘Belerion’, or ‘Place of the Sun’. If you’re looking for that epic viewpoint for the perfect photo, this is it.

Onwards for a lunch break in perhaps one of the strangest places for a meal you could go to: an open-air theatre perched atop rugged cliffs. Yes, we’re talking about the incredible Minack Theatre. Please note that due to availability, we may be unable to visit this theatre. Your guide will let you know as you go.

Last stop of the day is in Marazion, where you’ll get a chance for a photo of the jaw-dropping St Michael’s Mount. This rocky island is home to a medieval church and castle, and is England’s very own Mont Saint-Michel.

You head back to Falmouth tonight to enjoy a meal and the memories of the day.

 

Day 3

  • Try cream tea in the ancient market town of Tavistock
  • Explore many beautiful sites that Dartmoor and Devon have to offer

This morning we keep things flexible, with possible stops as we start heading north again. Maybe you’ll see a waterfall. Perhaps a stone circle. Who knows where the day will take you.

You then arrive in Tavistock, an ancient stannary (tin-mining district) and market town. You have free time to explore the only town in Devon to hold world heritage status. You’ll find the fascinating mining landscape of west Devon and Cornwall is often said to begin in Tavistock, the ‘eastern gate’ to this World Heritage Site.

The time is yours for lunch and to explore, and there’s plenty to see. It’s also the home of the cream tea, just saying.

Your journey continues east into Dartmoor National Park, a stunningly craggy landscape filled with forests, rivers, wetlands and tors. You’ll stop in the picturesque village of Widecombe-in-the-Moor, where the folk song of “Widecombe Fair” has been immortalized. They host an annual fair to honour the song and its tale of Tom Pearce and the death of his horse at the famous fair.

Your adventure in Dartmoor National Park continues with a visit to the rocky granite outcrops of Haytor before you head to Exeter for the evening.

Day 4

  • Visit one of Dorset’s most photographed landmarks, Durdle Door
  • Marvel at the incredible stone circle at Stonehenge

The last day of your tour doesn’t pull any punches and for those of you who love the seaside, you’ll adore today’s stops, such as Durdle Door, one of Dorset’s most photographed landmarks, and the uniqueness of Lulworth Cove.

Then you’re off to Shaftesbury, which is the epitome of a quaint English market town. It also has a fascinating history going back to Saxon times.

The final stop of the day is the iconic and mind-boggling Stonehenge. It’s been around for around 5,000 years and to this day, people still flock to it in wonder. You among them? There are plenty of legends surrounding these massive stones and how they ended in such a formation. Some believe aliens were involved, while others imagine the likes of the wizard Merlin having something to do with it. Whatever you believe, you’re sure to be in awe.

Your adventure ends with a lovely drive back towards Bristol, where you arrive that evening.

Attractions

Tour Attractions

You are able to pre-purchase entrance tickets to the following attractions at the time of booking:

  • Stonehenge
  • Tintagel Castle

Other attractions may be booked and paid locally during the tour.

Accommodation

Where does this tour stay overnight?

You stay two nights in Falmouth and one night in Exeter.

 

How can I book accommodation?

Accommodation is not included in the price of your tour. To book accommodation, there are two options: either Rabbie’s Tours can book it for you, or you can book your own. For information on how to do this, please see the ‘Accommodation’ tab on FAQ page HERE.

Alternatively, please email us your questions at tours@rabbies.com or call us on +44(0)131 226 3133.

Information you can find on the FAQ page, under the ‘Accommodation’ tab: types of accommodation, room types, the booking process, getting to and from your accommodation, and cancellation terms.

How much will the accommodation cost?

We book accommodation with third-party providers on your behalf and each property sets their own rates. Rates vary considerably depending on the accommodation standard, facilities, location, and local demand. We therefore can’t tell you exactly how much your accommodation will cost until your request has been allocated to a specific property.

As a guide, you can expect to pay the following prices, per person per night:

 

Approximate prices, per person per night

Overnight Location

 

Sole Occupancy

Multiple Occupancy

 

(1 person per room)

(2+ people per room)

B&B Standard

£60 - £90

£40 - £60

UK & Northern Ireland

€65 - €95

€45 - €70

Ireland

B&B En-suite

£80 - £120

£45 - £85

UK & Northern Ireland

€80 - €130

€50 - €95

Ireland

Hotel

£90 - £170

£75 - £150

UK & Northern Ireland

€100 - €215

€75 - €130

Ireland

NOTE: Prices quoted are for guidance only and may be higher on some occasions, especially for last-minute bookings and when demand is high (E.g. peak season, weekends, holidays, special events etc)

Breakfast will be included unless otherwise noted. The type of breakfast provided will vary from place to place so you may receive either a full cooked breakfast, a continental style breakfast (E.g., toast, fruit, cereal), or a packed breakfast bag or tray (E.g., porridge pot, fruit, granola bar).

FAQs

How much time do I get off the bus?

We want you to enjoy Britain and Ireland. And we believe the best way to do this is to get you off the mini-coach and out exploring. So, we give you plenty of time to take photos, go walking, and explore ancient ruins.

 

Why do you exclude visitor attractions?

We exclude visitor attractions in your tour price because it lets you travel your way. It means you can pamper yourself with a luxury lunch or skip an attraction whenever you feel like it.

 

Do we need to bring our own lunch?

You don't need to. We stop in small towns, villages, and rural eateries where you can choose whatever meal pleases both your taste buds and your budget.

 

Should I tip the driver-guide?

Let's be honest, our driver-guides would never refuse a cheeky bonus. But it's up to you, and the amount is entirely at your discretion.

 

What about travel insurance?

We advise you take out travel insurance. You can click here for excellent rates.


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