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Devon and Cornwall: 5-Day Tour from London

1. Devon and Cornwall: 5-Day Tour from London

Discover the landscapes and history of the wild Southwest of England on this 5-day minicoach tour. Combining the best of Devon and Cornwall, including the Jurassic Coast, Dartmoor, Lands End, Tintagel Castle, 2 nights in the Roman city of Exeter, and 2 nights in the harbor town of Falmouth, this tour offers a unique view of a beautiful part of Britain. Day 1 Depart London and travel through the old kingdom of Wessex to the historic city of Winchester. The former capital of Anglo-Saxon England boasts a magnificent cathedral and the Norman Great Hall. From this bustling city, head to a quieter but equally profound place, the standing stone circle of Stonehenge. Having explored this mystical place, your tour will continue to Exeter, the Romans most southwesterly fortified settlement and 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 Francis Drake. Return to Exeter in the early afternoon to explore the Roman town, with its underground passages, ancient walls, Royal Albert Memorial Museum and famous 12th-Century Norman Cathedral. Day 3 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. 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, the tour heads to Port Isaac where you can get your Doc Martin fix and fall in love with this picturesque fishing village, before heading south to the bustling port town of Falmouth for the next two nights. Day 4 Explore the most westerly tip of England on this magnificent day, taking in St. Michael’s Mount, the incredible Minack Theater, built into the cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the beautiful National Trust beach at Porthcurno. Look out for 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 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 return back eastwards to London, a city completely removed from the experiences you have enjoyed in the magical counties of Devon and Cornwall. Staying in a range of locally owned, friendly B&B's and guesthouses, you will enjoy en suite facilities, and tranquility in scenic locations in the lovely southwest of England.

London: Stonehenge, Glastonbury & Avebury Small Group Tour

2. London: Stonehenge, Glastonbury & Avebury Small Group Tour

Visit the mysterious Stonehenge and the World Heritage Site of Avebury. Head out from London on a full-day trip to King Arthur’s realm! Learn the facts and fiction about King Arthur and the mystical Isle of Avalon. Explore ancient stone circles in the Kingdom of Wessex, including Avebury and the iconic Stonehenge. The day begins as you make your way to Stonehenge. Your guide will tell you about the 5,000 years of Stonehenge history and about the theories and ideas that scholars continue to debate. Was the site an astronomical clock, a calendar, a place of worship, or a burial place for the elite? You can ponder the theories as you walk around the stones and admire the views. Continue west to Celtic lands, toward the Isle of Avalon and mystical Glastonbury. Stop at the famous Glastonbury Tor. Descend to the Chalice Well Gardens to hear about the legend of Joseph of Aramathea and the chalice from the Last Supper. Your final stop on this small group tour is the World Heritage Site of Avebury. Not just unusual due to its size (Avebury is home to the largest Stone Circle complex in the world), but also because it is the only Stone Circle with a village built in the middle of it. Here, enjoy a guided walk and some free time to explore this fascinating site before your return to London.

From London: Glastonbury and Cheddar Gorge Guided Day Trip

3. From London: Glastonbury and Cheddar Gorge Guided Day Trip

Depart London in the morning on a full-day excursion to visit some of the highlights of England's West Country. Pass through Wells, the smallest cathedral city in England, before arriving in Glastonbury to discover the secrets of this mystical place. Learn about the legend of King Arthur and the famous Glastonbury Thorn, and see the remnants of St. Michael's church atop of Glastonbury Tor, destroyed by an earthquake during medieval times. See the magnificent ruins of Glastonbury Abbey with entrance included. Travel through the Somerset countryside to the quintessentially English town of Cheddar for a short stop to explore the local shops and to see the gorge. The Cheddar Gorge has been named the second-greatest natural wonder in Britain and is the home of traditionally-made cheddar cheese.

Cornwall 2-Day King Arthur Tintagel and Boscastle Tour

4. Cornwall 2-Day King Arthur Tintagel and Boscastle Tour

Discover the legend of King Arthur and his wife Guinevere on a 2-day sightseeing tour of Cornwall, visiting the historic castle of Tintagel, source of the fabled Arthur’s Stone. Enjoy hikes across Dartmoor and along the banks of the wild Dart River, and imagine pixies, faeries, and wizards lurking among the woodland. Day 1: Drive from Glastonbury to Dartmoor to visit 2 parts of the wild Dart River in the remains of the ancient Dartmoor Forest. At Dartmeet there is a very old bridge made of large slabs of local stone that look megalithic. Stop off at an old hunting lodge for lunch. Then, visit Wistmans Woods to walk among miniature oak trees and large boulders, where it’s not hard to imagine pixies and faeries hiding. Next, visit the small church of Brentor, situated on a rocky hill dedicated to St. Michael, and connected to the Michael ley line. Day 2: Start today with a tour of Tintagel. Go to King Arthur's Great Halls to meet, greet, and connect with the legendary monarch. Continue to Tintagel Castle and Merlin's Cave for a guided meditation. Savor a traditional Cornish pasty for lunch. In the afternoon, you will walk the coastal path to Rocky Valley to sit and connect with the Bronze Age labyrinths. Continue to St. Nectan's Glen, staying until dusk to capture the mystical atmosphere. While there, join a ceremony to tune into the goddess, before walking home along the cliffs, hopefully serenaded by a wonderful sunset.

England: 3-Day Stonehenge, Bath & South West Coast Tour

5. England: 3-Day Stonehenge, Bath & South West Coast Tour

Discover some of the most historic sites in England on a 3-day tour of the southwest, visiting the Roman city of Bath, and center of the Kingdom of Wessex at Exeter. Drive along the preshistoric Jurassic Coast of Dorset, and head into the vast moorland of Dartmoor, a protected national park with exposed granite hilltops. The tour, by comfortable 16-seat minibus, also includes time at Stonehenge, the most famous stone circle in England, and a chance to climb Glastonbury Tor. Day 1: Depart London for the old Kingdom of Wessex en route to the famous Neolithic standing stone circle of Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain. Explore the mystical stones, which continue to confound historians to this day. Next, head for the dramatic south coast of Dorset, enjoying the panoramic views over white sand beaches, and the natural rock arch of Durdle Door. Spend the afternoon on the Jurassic Coast before driving to the historic city of Exeter, which was the most southwesterly fortified settlement of the ancient Roman Empire. You will be based here for the next 2 nights. Day 2: Enjoy a morning exploring the wilderness of Dartmoor, including the ancient "Clapper Bridge" at Postbridge. Go to the market town of Tavistock, where Francis Drake used to live. Return to Exeter in the early afternoon to explore the Roman town’s underground passages and ancient walls. Visit the renovated Royal Albert Memorial Museum to find fascinating sections on zoology, archaeology, anthropology, and fine art. Marvel at the 12th-century Norman Cathedral, which boasts the longest uninterrupted vaulted ceiling in England. Day 3: On your final day, head to Glastonbury and visit Glastonbury Tor. Learn about its connection to Avalon and King Arthur, and climb the Tor for spectacular views across 3 English counties. Drive to the beautiful City of Bath for lunch, with time in the afternoon to explore the relics of its Roman past, including the famous Roman Baths. Admire the handsome Georgian architecture of the city center, and pop into the 7th-century Bath Abbey, noted for its fan vaulting and commemorative stained glass. Return to London for an early evening drop off.

From Bath: Private Glastonbury & Hard Cider Tour with Pickup

6. From Bath: Private Glastonbury & Hard Cider Tour with Pickup

Glastonbury is a town steeped in Mystery and Legend. Visit the Abbey and climb the Tor to savour the panoramic views over the Somerset Levels. The walking tour starts from the grounds of the impressive ruined Abbey, which is reputed to be the burial place of King Arthur. According to legend this is also where Joseph of Arimathea arrived with the Holy Grail to establish the first English Christian church. Thereafter, take a leisurely stroll through the town, which is a New Age hangout full of quirky eclectic shops. Alternatively, climb the Tor with your guide. This iconic hill dominates the surrounding landscape and has been a spiritual magnet for centuries, for both Pagans and Christians. The views from the summit are breath-taking and the experience is unforgettable. Enjoy lunch at a traditional country pub before continuing on to an internationally important RSPB Nature Reserve on the Avalon Marshes. Ham Wall is a wetland abounding with wildlife - from rare species like water voles and otters to magnificent birds like bitterns and kingfishers. Take time to follow secluded paths through the mystical landscape, where the extraordinary spectacle of the starling murmurations takes place during the winter months (November - March). Unwind at the end of the day and be entertained by a local (hard) cider-making legend. Roger. He and his family have been producing “proper traditional cider” from their Somerset farm for more than a century. Sample his award-winning ciders and even some of his incredible cheeses. This-door-to-door service will transport you through the English countryside and return you to Bath at the end of a memorable day.

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What people are saying about Glastonbury

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 103 reviews

The experience was amazing. The bus ride was very comfortable. Mike the tour guide was extremely polite, knowledgeable and friendly. I would absolutely do it all again. Made new friends on the bus and great conversation. I have already referred friends. We couldn't go to Glastonbury because of music festival and rail strike happening, so instead we got taken to Bath... and wow! What an experience... So happy to go to see Bath, its historically magical and worth it.

Our guide Mark was great! This was an amazing tour. If you are pressed for time but want to see some of the most special places in England, this is the tour for you! I would’ve loved more time at any of the three sites but I just feel lucky to have gotten to visit them in the first place. It isn’t easy getting to Glastonbury or Avebury without a tour, and this tour allowed for you to see both while also getting to see Stonehenge. All around a great tour!!

We had a great tour, there were 8 of us and our guide was very well informed and tried very hard to fulfill everyone's wishes. Despite the time pressure that was at some stations, he tried to tell us the history of the places. Gladly again :)

This was a great trip with a professional driver. He came on time, provided us a lot of information about the places we visited. All went very well, nice weather, beautiful places, enough time to enjoy. I will definitely book again!

Wve had the right amount of time to do everything what we planned. And the driver was awesome!