Devon e Cornovaglia, la magica terra delle leggende
5 giorni

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  • Tintagel Castle
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  • Stonehenge tour good
  • Winchester Abbey
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Cinque giorni per esplorare l'estrema parte sud-occidentale dell'Inghilterra. È qui che si trovano le leggende di re Artù, i regni celtici, le città romane.

Mappa del tour

Highlights

Beaches
UNESCO Heritage Sites
Prehistoric Sites
National Parks
Castles

Posti che esplorerai


- Winchester

- Stonehenge

- Dartmoor

- Exeter

- Boscastle

- Tintagel Castle*

- Lands End & St. Ives

- Glastonbury



Il tuo viaggio

Cinque giorni per esplorare l'estrema parte sud-occidentale dell'Inghilterra. È qui che si trovano le leggende di re Artù, i regni celtici, le città romane, le bellissime spiagge, le steppe selvagge abitate da bestie leggendarie, le cattedrali normanne e straordinari giardini.

Soggiornate due notti nella storica città di origine romana di Exeter e due notti nella città universitaria di Falmouth, sulla costa della Cornovaglia.


Dettagli del Tour

Andata
09:15 - Stance 3, Greenline Coach Terminal, Bulleid Way, Victoria, London, SW1W 9SH
Ritorno
19:30
Bagagli
Il bagaglio a mano è limitato a 14kg a persona. Le dimensioni sono simili ad un bagaglio a mano della compagnia aerea(circa 55 cm x 45 cm x 25 cm / 22 pollici x 17 pollici x 10 pollici) e una piccola borsa per gli oggetti personali a bordo.
Discounts

Studenti, persone che abbiano compiuto i 60 anni, bambini e ragazzi tra i 5 e i 15 anni

Important information
  • Metti in valigia scarpe comode e indumenti impermeabili
Tour inclusions
  • Trasporto su un minibus Mercedes a 16 posti
  • Aria condizionata
  • Servizio guida professionale in inglese
Tour exclusions
  • Biglietti di ingresso alle attrazioni turistiche
  • Alloggio

Itinerario

Giorno 1

Lasciando il centro di Londra, viaggiate a ovest attraverso Wessex, uno dei regni più antichi dell'Inghilterra. Si passa attraverso questo millennio-vecchio ambiente sulla strada per la città storica di Winchester. L'ex capitale dell'Inghilterra offre la sua storica storia, dalla magnifica cattedrale e dalla splendida Sala Grande al luogo di sepoltura di re Alfredo il Grande, ritenuto una delle figure chiave della formazione dell'Inghilterra come nazione.

Da questa complessa città ci si dirige verso uno spazio più tranquillo ma altrettanto profondo: i cerchi in pietra in piedi di Stonehenge. Un patrimonio mondiale dell'UNESCO, Stonehenge è stato conservato e restaurato con sapore e abilità superbi. Accolti nel centro visitatori premiato, hai la possibilità di vedere centinaia di oggetti preistorici della collezione Stonehenge. Entrando nella navetta del treno della terra, si prosegue verso il sito favoloso dei Cerchi in Pietra. Si percorre quindi la breve distanza a Exeter, importante insediamento fortificato in epoca romana e la base per due notti.

Giorno 2

Le magnifiche baracche selvagge di Dartmoor sono aperte oggi. Prendi un assaggio dei pony nativi tra le forti formazioni rocciose. Qui esiste un'incredibile varietà di flora e fauna, in modo da godere le attrazioni, i suoni e gli odori della bellezza isolata del bruco. Attraversare l'antico ponticello di Clapper a Postbridge prima di andare alla storica città natale di Sir Francis Drake, Tavistock.

Ritorni a Exeter nel primo pomeriggio per esplorare questa città romana ed è incredibile le pareti in pietra, il Royal Albert Memorial Museum e l'architettura Norman del XII secolo. Vi aspetta un emozionante mix di architettura e storia, dalla stupenda cattedrale gotica fino ai tortuosi Underground Passages che si snodano sotto il centro della città. Originariamente il più fortilizzato insediamento fortificato dell'Impero Romano, offre ottimi scorci nel passato a fianco di un ambiente drammatico.

Giorno 3

La leggenda arturiana si mescola con la genuina storia celtica della Cornovaglia, la contea più occidentale dell'Inghilterra. Oggi esplorerai l'antica capitale della Cornovaglia di Launceston e il suo castello normanno del XII secolo.

Dirigetevi a ovest verso la costa nord della Cornovaglia e il villaggio di pescatori elisabettiano di Boscastle. Concediti un tè alla crema, fai una passeggiata nel drammatico promontorio o impara due o due incantesimi nel Museo della Stregoneria.

Si viaggia verso il villaggio di Tintagel e le rovine del suo promontorio Castle, la cui romantica posizione in cima alla scogliera è presumibilmente il luogo di nascita di King Arthur. Dopo pranzo, ti dirigerai a Port Isaac dove potrai trovare il tuo fix da Doc Martin e innamorarti di questo pittoresco villaggio di pescatori. Quindi dirigiti a sud verso la vivace città portuale di Falmouth per le prossime due notti.


*Si prega di notare che il castello di Tintagel è ora chiuso fino all'estate del 2019 per la costruzione di una nuova passerella. Durante la costruzione non ci sarà accesso al castello, alla spiaggia, al bar e al centro visitatori.

Giorno 4

Facendo la tua strada alla punta ovest dell'Inghilterra, questo giorno è pieno di spettacolo visivo. Si inizia nel fantastico villaggio di Mousehole, il cui favoloso porto è racchiuso da strade strette e da case lichene brillanti abbozzate insieme.

Proseguirete poi verso il superbo Minack Theatre, un teatro scavato nelle scogliere granitiche del litorale. Guardando al mare drammatico, questa è un'esperienza veramente indimenticabile per qualsiasi visitatore del Regno Unito. In direzione di un terreno più basso, si passa alla tranquilla spiaggia di National Trust a Porthcurno, nei pressi dei vecchi nascondigli dei famosi pirati di Penzance. Poi si dirige verso il punto estremo più estremo dell'Inghilterra a Land's End e ai suoi famosi segni di destinazione.

Da qui segui le baracche avvolte dal vento e gli insediamenti celtici in pietra invecchiata al rifugio artistico di San Ives. Popolare con lo scultore Sir Henry Moore, questa deliziosa città portuale dispone di una flotta da pesca e di calde sabbie dorate, senza dubbio un motivo per il suo appoggio e patrocinio entusiastico della comunità artistica.

Giorno 5

Questa mattina si fa la tua strada verso una delle parti più miticamente affascinanti dell'Inghilterra, Bodmin Moor. Conosciuto per la sua bellezza spaventosa e sconvolgente, è la base di molte delle più popolose in Inghilterra, come la bestia di Bodmin Moor, presumibilmente un gatto selvatico grande e raramente visto. Godetevi la ricerca della bestia, ma ricordatevi di godervi il paesaggio visibile, designato di un'area di straordinaria bellezza naturale.

Lasciando addio ai miti affascinanti dell'Occidente, percorrerai a nord per ammirarvi nella città di mercato di Launceston, il cui castello risale al 1066 dopo la Conquista Normanna. Proseguiamo nella campagna di Devon prima di arrivare nella città di Glastonbury, sede del mondo Rinomato Festival Glastonbury, un pellegrinaggio intrapreso da musiche e artisti da ogni angolo del mondo ogni anno. Arrampichi il rinomato Glastonbury Tor, lungo associato con il leggendario governatore dei Britannici, King Arthur. Offrendo una vista spettacolare dalla cima di tre diverse contee, questa è veramente un'esperienza regale. Tornate quindi a Londra.

Itinerario (English)

Day 1

  • Explore the ancient Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Wessex, the epicentre of England’s most enduring myths and legends
  • Gaze in wonder at Stonehenge, the powerful stone circle tribute to our ancestors’ beliefs

Leaving central London, you travel westerly through Wessex, one of England’s most ancient kingdoms. You pass through this millennia-old setting on the way to the historic city of Winchester. The former capital of England offers its storied history to you, from the magnificent cathedral and splendid Great Hall to the burial place of King Alfred the Great, considered as one of the key figures in the formation of England as a nation.

From this complex city you head to a quieter but equally profound space: the standing stone circles of Stonehenge. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Stonehenge has been preserved and restored with superb taste and skill. Welcomed at the award winning visitor centre, you have the opportunity to view hundreds of prehistoric items from the Stonehenge collection. Joining the land train shuttle, you then make your way to the fabled site of the Stone Circles. You then travel the short distance to Exeter, an important fortified settlement in Roman times and your base for two nights.

Day 2

  • Explore the fierce beauty of the wilderness at Dartmoor, where ponies play amongst the striking Tor rock formations
  • Delve into Tavistock, birthplace of Sir Francis Drake, the famed British naval explorer
  • Cross the time-trodden granite of the attractive Clapper Bridge
  • View the impressive spires of Exeter’s Gothic cathedral before descending to the depths of its fascinating underground passages

The magnificent wild moors of Dartmoor are open to you today. Catch a glimpse of the pretty native ponies amongst the powerful rock formations. An incredible variety of flora and fauna exists here, so enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the moor’s isolated beauty. Cross the ancient Clapper Bridge at Postbridge before heading to the historic market town birthplace of Sir Francis Drake, Tavistock.

You return to Exeter in the early afternoon to explore this Roman town and it’s amazing stone walls, Royal Albert Memorial Museum and 12th century Norman architecture. An exciting mix of architecture and history awaits you here, from the towering Gothic cathedral to the winding Underground Passages that snake beneath the city centre. Originally the most westerly fortified settlement in the Roman Empire, it offers excellent glimpses into the past alongside a dramatic setting.

Day 3

  • Rove into the heart of Arthurian legend and the Celtic Kingdom of Cornwall
  • Relax in the charming Elizabethan fishing village of Boscastle
  • Wander the cliff top ruins of Tintagel Castle, legendary birthplace of King Arthur

Arthurian legend mixes with genuine Celtic history in Cornwall, England’s most western county. Today, you explore the ancient Cornish capital of Launceston and its 12th century Norman castle.

You head west to the North Cornish coast and the Elizabethan fishing village of Boscastle. Indulge in a cream tea, take a stroll out to the dramatic headland, or learn a spell or two in the Museum of Witchcraft.

You travel to the village of Tintagel and the ruins of its headland Castle, whose romantic cliff top setting is purportedly the birthplace of King Arthur. After lunch, you head to Port Isaac where you can get your Doc Martin’s fix and fall in love with this picturesque fishing village. You then head south to the bustling port town of Falmouth for the next two nights.


*Please note that Tintagel Castle is now closed until summer 2019 for the construction of a new footbridge. Throughout the build there will be no access to the castle, beach, cafe and visitor centre.

Day 4

  • Rise to the stunning cliff top village of Mousehole, known for its authentic original Cornish housing
  • Feel the grandeur of the world famous Minack Theatre, carved from a granite cliff face overlooking the sea
  • Mark the final point of the British Isles at the iconic Land’s End

Making your way to the westerly tip of England, this day is full of visual spectacle. You begin in the stunning cliff top village of Mousehole, whose fabulous harbour is enclosed by narrow streets and bright lichened houses huddled close together.

You then proceed to the superb Minack Theatre, a theatre carved into the towering granite cliffs of the coastline. Looking out over the dramatic sea, this is a truly unforgettable experience for any visitor to the UK. Heading to lower ground, you travel to the serene National Trust beach at Porthcurno, near to the old hideouts of the famous pirates of Penzance. You then head to the most extreme western point of England at Land’s End and its famous destination signs.

From here, you follow the windswept moors and aged stone Celtic settlements to the artistic haven of St. Ives. Popular with the sculptor Sir Henry Moore, this delightful harbour town has a working fishing fleet and warm golden sands, no doubt a reason for its enthusiastic support and patronage from the artistic community.

Day 5

  • Plunge to the heart of Bodmin Moor, famous for its feared Beast and haunting beauty
  • Explore the world famous site of Glastonbury, known for its association with King Arthur and it’s huge music festival

This morning you make your way to one of the most mythically fascinating parts of England, Bodmin Moor. Known for its sprawling, haunting beauty, it is the basis of many of England’s most enduring folktales, such as the Beast of Bodmin Moor, supposedly a large and rarely seen wildcat. Enjoy searching for the Beast but remember to enjoy the sightly landscape, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Saying farewell to the west’s charming myths, you journey north to luxuriate in the market town of Launceston, whose castle dates from just after the Norman Conquest in 1066. We continue through the Devon countryside before arriving in the town of Glastonbury, home of the world renowned Glastonbury Festival, a pilgrimage undertaken by music and art lovers from every corner of the globe annually. You climb the renowned Glastonbury Tor, long associated with the legendary ruler of the Britons, King Arthur. Offering a spectacular view from its summit of three different counties, this is truly a regal experience. You then head back to London.

Recensioni

Great tour, Great driver/guide

Tracy Posted on 03/07/2019

This is a great tour through some beautiful areas, and Dave is a great driver/tour guide. He knows a great deal about the Devon and Cornwall areas and has interesting facts and stories not just about the sites we visited, but also about a lot of what was around us as we drove to our destinations. Very friendly and very professional, he made sure we saw everything we signed up for and as much of anything extra that we wanted to see as he could get us to. The small group atmosphere is a nice way to travel and really gave us all a chance to spend as much, or as little, time as we wanted at a site and really let Dave tailor our experience to us. I would definitely be happy to take another Rabbies tour, and I would be happy to have Dave as my guide again

Wonderful Experience

Deb Klein Posted on 03/06/2019

We had two Debras in our tour group. The first two photos is the braver Debra greeting the braver Dartmoor pony. The sheep were more bothered by the lady with the camera phone (me) than the cyclists. We ran into them filming Doc Martin on our visit to Port Isaac. I was in the right spot at the right time to get a little video of Martin Clunes.

Thoroughly Enjoyable Trip

Peggy Muise Posted on 19/04/2019

Thanks to our wonderful driver guide, Christo McCracken, who is so informative and fun to listen to ! Just a sweetheart ! We will definitely be using Rabbies again. Thanks.

Great Trip July 2018

Anne and Frank Posted on 23/11/2018

This was our first Rabbies Tour. With only 6 passengers on board ,of various age groups the coach was very comfortable. Russell, our guide/ driver was very friendly informative. When arriving at each town he would give recommendations of what to visit or where to eat. In Tavistock, Russell took us to experience the art of cream tea. At Lands End he took us to visit a favourite place of his, a church from 520 AD . Experiences like this made the tour unique. We travelled to Exeter,Dartmoor National Park, Tavistock, Boscastle,St Ives,Port Isaac, Falmouth, The Mimack Theatre Launceston. Special thanks to Russ for allowing me extra time in Launceston of particular interest to us, Anne and Frank , Australia

Siri Jarrett Posted on 08/09/2018

Our Rabbies 5-day Tour of Devon and Cornwall, taken August 15 - 19, 2018, met all our expectations. We have high praise for Dean, our driver and tour guide, who was skilled and professional in every way. His knowledgeable and entertaining explanations and anecdotes added so much to our enjoyment. He always gave us useful tips and advice at each destination. We highly recommend this tour with Rabbies. Siri, Greg, and Paul from Canada

Devon and Cornwall Review

Siri Jarrett Posted on 08/09/2018

Our Rabbies 5-day Tour of Devon and Cornwall, taken August 15 - 19, 2018, met all our expectations. We have high praise for Dean, our driver and tour guide, who was skilled and professional in every way. His knowledgeable and entertaining explanations and anecdotes added so much to our enjoyment. He always gave us useful tips and advice at each destination. We highly recommend this tour with Rabbies. Siri, Greg, and Paul from Canada

Awesome

Hilda Macukic Posted on 24/07/2018

Experienced my very first solo mature mini tour with Rabbies 5 Day Devon Cornwall and I thoroughly enjoyed every day of it. Our wonderful guide/driver DEAN is an absolute gem with a wonderful sense of humour and knowledge sky high. It was also my very first Brit journey so everything was exciting for me! Hoping to do another mini tour real soon and would recommend it totally! Thank you Rabbies and Dean.

Tour Experience

Catherine and Barry Mitchell Posted on 23/06/2018

We toured Devon and Cornwall with Tony Crompton from May 9th to May 13th. He is an excellent tour guide/driver. Tony is a charming gentleman who had a deep understanding of the areas that he was showing us. He seemed to know all of the back ways to get us from one destination to another. He made a point of walking us from the coach to the major attraction which Im sure had much to do with ensuring none of us got run over by looking the wrong direction when we crossed the road. He made the tour extra special.

What a Great Trip

Jack and Barbara Tovey Posted on 11/10/2017

We just finished a great 5 day tour of England visiting places in Devon and Cornwall. Our tour guide Kevin was great getting us to our destinations, educating us about our surroundings, and entertaining us with stories and insights. Kevin ensured that we knew what our options were and how to maximize our time. We visited Winchester,Stonehenge,Dartmoor Landscape, Tavistock, Exeter, Boscastle, Tintagel Castle,St.Michaels Mount, a Tin Mine, Lands End, St. Ives, Launceston, and Glastonbury. Our 2 night accommodations at Exeter at Jury’s Inn and Falmouth at The Grove, were excellent. The entire trip was a great experience.

My review on this 5 day Tour in Devon Cornwall

Evelyne Posted on 21/06/2016

Thoroughly enjoyed this tour and very much appreciated our guide Kevin. I normally do not go for tours as I do not enjoy being held by rigid timetables and part of a huge group. But there it was different as it was a small group and there was a certain amount of freedom. It is an experience which I will with pleasure renew once again and I would very much like to recommend it. Certainly I will do it with all my friends and close family. Once again, our guide Kevin was very good and experienced. Even if the weather was not really very nice, it was a very easy going tour and I believe all participants enjoyed themselves. Certainly I did and the scenery was spectacular.

Alloggio

Da dove viene questo tour pernottamento?

Tu rimani due notti nella storica città romana di Exeter e due notti in Cornovaglia città costiera di Falmouth.


Please note this tour will stay in Torquay instead of Exeter on 15/07/19, 17/07/19, 19/07/2019, 20/07/2019, 13/09/19, 16/09/19, 18/09/19, 20/09/19 and 21/09/19.


Come funziona la sistemazione?

Il tuo tour esclude la sistemazione; ma quando prenoti, puoi chiederci di prenotare un alloggio locale per te, oppure puoi scegliere di prenotare il tuo alloggio nei luoghi notturni.


Voglio che Rabbie's prenoti il mio alloggio, cosa succede ora?

Una volta prenotato il tour, prenoteremo tutto il tuo alloggio e il tuo autista ti lascerà con i padroni di casa. Pagherai direttamente il tuo alloggio. La maggior parte non accetta carte di credito, quindi preparati a pagare in contanti.


Che cosa succede se desidero modificare la prenotazione dell'alloggio con Rabbie's?

Le modifiche all'alloggio non possono essere garantite e sono soggette a disponibilità. Si applicherà una tassa di modifica.


Ho prenotato il mio alloggio c'è qualcosa che devo fare?

Dovrai contattarci con i dettagli della tua sistemazione. Si prega di prenotare solo l'alloggio all'interno delle città durante la notte in cui il tour si ferma. L'autista ti lascerà all'alloggio prescelto purché sia relativamente centrale. Puoi trovare una selezione di hotel a hotels.rabbies.com .


Cosa succede se cancello il mio tour con un breve preavviso?

Se annulli meno di tre giorni prima della partenza, potresti essere responsabile per il costo della sistemazione della prima notte. E occasionalmente potresti essere responsabile per tutte le spese di alloggio.


Quali sono i tipi di alloggio?

Cerchiamo di prenotare un alloggio che si trova a non più di 20 minuti a piedi dal centro della città. Controlliamo regolarmente i nostri fornitori di alloggi per garantire che raggiungano un certo standard. I prezzi sottostanti sono solo indicativi.

Standard B & B (Bed & Breakfast)

Il bagno e la doccia sono condivisi con almeno un'altra stanza della casa e il prezzo include la colazione. Il costo è di £35 - £40 a persona a notte. Una camera singola standard costa £40 - £60 a notte.

B & B En suite

Le docce e i servizi igienici sono privati e la colazione è inclusa nel prezzo. Il costo è di £45 - £55 a persona a notte. Un singolo con bagno privato è di £60 - £80 a notte.

Hotel

Gli hotel hanno un bar o un ristorante e offrono pasti serali. La colazione è inclusa nel prezzo. Il costo è di £70 - £85 a persona a notte. Una singola è £85 - £130 a notte.

Ostelli

Un ostello è composto da dormitori con da 4 a 16 letti a castello. I bagni sono a breve distanza dalla stanza del dormitorio. Le attrezzature della cucina sono attrezzate in modo da poter preparare i propri pasti. Il costo in base ai letti del dormitorio è di £19 - £25 a persona a notte.

Alcuni ostelli indipendenti offriranno stanze miste (maschi e femmine insieme).


Ho altre domande, chi può aiutarmi?

Se hai altre domande, puoi leggere le nostre Domande frequenti , chiamaci su + 44 (0) 131 226 3133 o e-mail rooms@rabbies.com .


Domande Frequenti

Do you offer hotel pickups in the departure cities?

The UK and Ireland's historic city centres are full of narrow streets and winding roads. So, to speed up your departure, we only pick up from our central meeting points. What's more is leaving the city using the most direct route also reduces the carbon footprint of our tours.

Is there parking close to the departure point?

We don't recommend bringing your car into the centre of our departure cities. It can be hard to find parking, and there are excellent public transportation services.

When should I get to the departure point?

Arrive 15 minutes before your departure time. Due to waiting restrictions, we can't wait for you if you're late.

What happens if I'm late or miss the tour?

If you're late for your tour, our cancellation policy applies.

What are your cancellation policies?

We have a cancellation period of three days for our one day tours, and 21 days for longer tours. If cancelled outside this period, we'll give you a full refund minus a 10% admin charge. If you cancel inside this period, refunds are at our discretion. Click here to view full terms and conditions.

What is a guaranteed departure?

It's simple: you book, you go. This means we'll never cancel your tour because of a minimum numbers policy.

Can I pre-book a specific seat?

Due to logistical reasons, we're unable to let you pre-book a seat on the bus. But our comfortable 16-seat mini-coaches have huge windows. So, you'll always get a good view.

Are there toilets on the bus?

Unfortunately, we have no on-board toilet facilities, but you'll have regular comfort breaks.

How do you cater for people with accessibility needs?

We aim to accommodate everyone. To read more information on how we do this, click here to go to our accessibility guide.

Do you take children on your tours?

We regret we don't carry children under the age of five on our scheduled tours.

You can ask us about the tours we recommend for younger children. And if your child is less than 1.35m tall, you should let us know, so we can provide them with a suitable booster seat.

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.

What is ABTOT?

You're protected by ABTOT when you chose to let us reserve your accommodation on a multi-day tour. This means you can claim back anything you've paid us if we become bankrupt. Read our terms and conditions for more information.

I have more questions, who can help me?

If you have any more questions, call us on +44(0)131 226 3133, email tours@rabbies.com , or check out our full FAQs .

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