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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.

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

2. 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 Heathrow: Sacred England 8-Day Guided Tour

3. From Heathrow: Sacred England 8-Day Guided Tour

Day One: Arrival. Monday We will whisk you up from the airport and drive you to the magical lands of Glastonbury, where you can settle into your accommodation. Meeting 2:30 pm at Heathrow Airport Terminal 2 Arrivals, it is a three-hour drive to Glastonbury. At 7:30 pm there is an optional Healing Mediation Group at The Arimathean Retreat, where Tor often does a channeling. Day Two: The Quest of Avalon. Tuesday Begin your day with a guided walk across Avalon, be transported back 2000 years through the mists, to a time of magic, myths, and legends, a time when the family of Christ arrived to these shores of Avalon. Stand next to the Holy Thorn Tree which grew from the staff given to Joseph of Arimathea, by Jesus himself. He planted the staff as a symbol of the birth of a new way, the early Christian way, and worked with the Pagans and Druids who had used the ancient Isle of Avalon as a site for spiritual initiation for thousands of years. Then be guided, via the hidden chapel of St Margret, to the site of the Wattle Church in the center of the Glastonbury Abbey. The Wattle Church is England’s first ever building for Christian worship, built by Mary Magdalene and Joseph of Arimathea in 62AD. A few steps away we find the last resting place of King Arthur and Gwynevere and find out why it is there and how they are linked to the family of Christ. The windows within St Johns church perfectly paint a picture of the hidden stories of old. We go on our quest for the Holy Grail, said to be buried under the Chalice Well. Find out why these waters in this tranquil garden are said to be healing by drinking them yourself. Balance the red waters, the female energies of the Chalice Well, with the waters of the White Spring, the male energies, which is very close by, in a beautiful candle-lit water temple (you may find a naked bather or two, so please let us know if you would prefer to not witness this.) We leave the best for last, a climb to the top of the Glastonbury Tor. Witness the amazing energies of the Tor, find out why these hills are called sleeping dragons, and look out over the sacred landscape all the way to Wales. Day Three: Six thousand years of mystery in one day. Wednesday. Tor’s Tour of Stonehenge is unlike any. The way he shares his visions of a world hardly known by historians is as if you are being transported into a timeless dream and seeing the ancients magically erecting the stone circle and aligning them to the solstices and equinoxes in person. He then takes you to a very special site that is only visited by 1% of tourists, here you can walk amongst 5000 years of history and imagine their motivation of creating such amazing sites. After a great British pub lunch, we head off to Avebury, the largest surviving stone circle in the world, a site where you sit in the seat of the ancient Arch Druids and learn about the stars in the way they taught. You feel the energies of the Michael ley line that travels perfectly up the serpent-like stone avenue, you will learn how the ancients aligned the stones to the stars, balanced the sacred masculine and sacred feminine with their stone circles, then you will enter a church from the Saxon period, 1000 years of worship and see the famous dragon font. Then you will get to visit the famous Silbury Hill which modern historians believe to have been an ancient pyramid. You will not forget this day in a hurry, traveling through time with Tor’s magical vision of delights. Day Four: Merlin’s Journey. Thursday. These are two days fit for any goddess or knight in search of the Holy Grail or Excalibur. We drive through the lands of these legends and present the truth hidden in a landscape where dragons fly and crystals emerge from the ground, where you meet real earth energy workers, witches, and saints. We begin the day by driving down the Michael ley line into the wilds of Dartmoor, where we cross bridges over 4000 years old and wander in the magical Wistman’s Faerie Wood. We then dine, as nobles do, at the Hunting Lodge in the middle of the moors. Afterward, we climb up the holy Templar hill, Brentor, where a church greets us, perched on its peak as if held up only by magic and the energies of the Michael ley line. We arrive in Tintagel where we settle into our B&B, and go for an extremely delicious dinner at the Wellington Hotel. Day Five: King Arthur's Cornwall. Friday. We start the day in the amazing town of Tintagel as the tide reveals one of the most magical places, where it is said Merlin himself worked and initiated druids, we will bravely clamber into ‘Merlin's Cave’ where we will do a visualization. As we emerge from the darkness of the cave, we will visit Tintagel Castle Island, which is perched on the cliffs above the cave. Here we will place our foot where King Arthur himself was crowned (Sadly most of 2019 Tintagel Island and Merlin’s Cave are closed to build and bridge, but we will be able to get close and see it.) Then we walk back into the little village and have a taste of the most famous Cornish lunch. Then we will walk into the mystically beautiful St Nectan's Glen and waterfall. Here space is held for the Fairies and the spirit of the 5th century Celtic Christian Saint Nectan. This is said to be the place where the Knights of the Round Table came to be blessed before their quest for the Holy Grail. In the afternoon we travel back to Glastonbury. Day Six: Return journey. Saturday. You will find that your journey into the sacred lands of Avalon, Cornwall, Stonehenge, and Avebury will open doors into magical places in your psyche, so it is good for you to spend a little time in silent reflection in the sacred landscape, processing and familiarising your self with your new connections and abilities. We suggest you choose where you would like to be - Chalice Well, the Abbey, the White Spring, the Tor or finding the last magical tool from one of the many shops to take home with you to remind you of your magical trip. Or you may like to book in for an hour-long healing and channeling session with Tor, at 10 am or 11:30 am or 1 pm. Day Seven: a Taste of Glastonbury, Sunday. On this day, May I suggest you try some of the many therapies on offer in Glastonbury, at a special Tor’s Tours discounted price. Healing and Channelling from Lisehanne Webster, Deep Tissue Massage from Justine, or Sound Healing from Lui. Day Eight: Travel back to Heathrow, Monday. We depart Glastonbury at 10:30 am and we will arrive back at Heathrow before 2 pm. Whilst we travel we can talk about your amazing adventures through the sacred landscapes of England or just reminisce on all your adventures and recall the delights of Tor's Tours and we hope to see you again.

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4.7 / 5

based on 67 reviews

This was my first trip with Rabbie's Tours and I was extremely pleased with the entire experience. The itinerary was jam packed but the pacing was good - generally we had just enough time at each stop. The mini bus was comfortable and the overnight lodgings were pleasant and within walking distance of a variety of restaurants. There were 12 of us on the tour so we had the opportunity to get to know people from around the world. Our guide, Samuel, was personable and very knowledgeable of the region and its history. I found all of the sites to be senior citizen friendly with the possible exception of Tintagel. The climb to the top is strenuous if you aren't in good shape!

Everything worked very well, the hotels were all welcoming. The guide was very knowledgeable and engaging. He was also very capable in driving, maneuvering with great skill in very narrow streets (we absolutely could not have done the same on our own, considering the difficulty of driving on the right for us Italians). We were able to visit very suggestive places without any problem, in a group and even individually, in the evening.

We were very fortunate to have an excellent guide, great weather and in every aspect the trip exceeded our expectations. The places we visited involved a lot of travel in a short time and one we would never have been able to cover in a car in that time. I would highly recommend this company and this trip.

I really enjoyed my tour. Graham the guide was friendly, helpful and professional. Ive learnt a lot about Agatha Christie. I posted a picture from my tour on Facebook Agatha Christie fun group. Got 400 likes. I recommend this tour!

Beautiful places visited, nice and clean hotels with good breakfast. Excellent guide Nic very professional, prepared and helpful.