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- 3-day small-group tour from London to the southwest of England
- See the famous stone circle of Stonehenge
- Wander through ancient woodlands and pass by prehistoric monuments in Dartmoor
- Visit Bath and its Romans Baths
- Be impressed by the Glastonbury Tor
- 3-star accommodation for two nights including breakfast in Exeter
- Small-group tour provides a more personalized experience
- Knowledgeable, English-speaking guide
What You Can Expect
Leaving London behind, start your three-day tour with a drive through the old kingdom of Wessex to one of the most famous sites in the world, Stonehenge. Learn interesting facts about this prehistoric stone circle from your guide and have time to take plenty of photos. Continue your tour to the South Devon coast with its white sandy beaches! Spielberg fans may recognize some locations from 2011 movie, Warhorse. You'll also see the rock arch of Durdle Door, which appears in literature, song lyrics and movies like Nanny McPhee and Wilde . Your first day ends in Exeter, where you’ll stay for two nights in either a bed and breakfast or hotel (your choice). Your guide will recommend you some local restaurants, where you can enjoy your dinner (at own expense).
After breakfast, make your way to the grand moorland of Dartmoor, a place that inspired authors like Agatha Christie and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Then visit the hamlet of Postbridge, best known for its ancient clapper bridge.
Next, visit the gorgeous market town of Tavistock, where your guide will show you around. After lunch (at own expense) head back to Exeter and visit the amazing Norman Cathedral, the Royal Albert Memorial Museum and the famous university, where one of Britain’s favorite authors, JK Rowling, studied in the 1980s. For dinner (at own expense), you can chose from one of the various restaurants there.
After breakfast, travel to the small town of Glastonbury, where your guide will show you the best sights and tell you some of the town’s myths and legends. Visit the famous Glastonbury Tor, a grand hill, which you can climb for spectacular views.
The last stop is the city of Bath, famous for its Georgian architecture. You have enough free time to visit its iconic attraction, the Roman Baths, and grab lunch (at own expense), before heading back to London.
Our tour was with Rabbies. Our tour guide, Pete, was very knowledgeable and we enjoyed ourselves immensely. There were only 4 of us on the tour so we never felt pressed for time. Despite the shorter days, we were able to see all of the major attractions during daylight hours. The B and B we were assigned was very comfortable and close to eating establishments in Exeter. We took a couple of other day trips during the week, but this was by far the best.
Ouen our tour driver was fantastic and made the tour with his very informed explainations and Welsh humour. Touring in the smaller bus allowed us to travel down and into smaller areas where the bigger buses couldn't access. Beautiful scenery throughout and Bath was a highlight for us. We were well cared for and will travel with Rabbies again.