ENGLAND & WALES
For those of you wanting to make the most of Cornwall this tour will take in the North and West Coast of Cornwall, with its spectacular cliffs, attractive fishing villages, historic stories, famous film spots from Poldark and Doc Martin and romantic hidden coves.
We shall visit the town of Tintagel and the breath-taking castle, a town shrouded in myths and legends and famed for its connection to King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. We'll stop by Padstow which has been made famous in recent years by celebrity Chef Rick Stein who has a number of restaurants in the town. We can wander the harbour side and winding streets before a short trip further to the tiny harbour village of Port Isaac. The village has been made famous worldwide as it is the setting for the hit TV series Doc Martin but we’ll show you the quiet side of Port Isaac.
To finish the day we can head down the West Cornwall and visit striking towns and villages such as St Ives and Portreath before a famous picture at Land’s End.
Pembrokeshire, world renowned for breathtaking seascapes, stunning former fishing villages and wonderful sea life makes there something for everybody.
This is a day that will can be tailored to suit many interests. We can explore Carew Castle, built in the 13thC, one of Wales’s hidden gems or take a short boat trip from the resort of Tenby to Caldey Island, one of Britain's’ holy islands’ where Cistercian monks continue a tradition of worship or get up early and take the boat trip around the incredible Skomer Islands and witness the puffins, dolphins and all sorts of sealife a bust with life!
For those that are active take the climb down to St. Govan’s Chapel, named for the saint who lived his life as a hermit in a cliffside cave. It is difficult to imagine a more strikingly situated church in all of Britain.
Heading down the coast we can visit Stackpole’s beautiful coastline with white sandy beaches or the town of Pembroke; best known as the birthplace of Henry VII. We could finish at St David’s Cathedral, a site of pilgrimage since the 1200’s in Britain’s smallest City.
North Wales is one of the most under-rated places to visit in the World and great for you as our visitors there are still many hidden gems and tranquil stops.
Snowdonia National Park in North Wales is one of the most stunningly beautiful areas in the British Isles. Gloriously maintained and away from the standard ‘tourist trail’, our local guides will share the beauty of the area. Expect to see sweeping valleys, winding roads and hidden villages as you follow ancient drover’s routes and potentially take a steam train up Mount Snowdon.
Steam railways have played a significant role in Welsh industrial history and for many visitors a high point of their tour is a ride on one of the 'Great Little Trains of Wales'.
The castles of North Wales are amongst the best preserved and impressive Medieval buildings in all of Europe and have to be seen! Conwy and Harlech are our favourites! North Wales is best seen over 2-4 days.
The North of England is a jewel in the English crown. This tour of the
North West and North East of the country takes in the fabulous ‘Lake
District’, home of Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter, and then on to the
ancient city of York.
York was founded by the Ancient Romans and is the site of ‘York Minster’ which is possibly the most beautiful Gothic cathedral in the country. We shall walk around the City taking in the maginicant City walls, learn of the Viking's presence in the City and marvel at the workmanship in the Minister.
We'll head to the Lake District The Lake District which hosst some of the UK's most breathtaking scenery, it is steeped in history and has some of the greatest literary associations to be found anywhere in the World.
We'll take you to the highlights to Lake Windermere the largest lake in England but we'll head off the beaten track to places like surprise view and the Mountain Pass for unbelievable views. This day could also take in sites like Hadrian's Wall and the Yorkshire Moors.