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Cornwall and Devon are in England’s rugged southwestern tip, and this tour is filled with the extraordinary. Cornwall, recognized as one of the Celtic Nations, has picturesque villages and the Cornish Riviera. The county of Devon borders Cornwall on the east. According to legend, both were once ruled by King Arthur. After an evening together in London, we head south with our guide to the market city of Wells for the most unusual Gothic cathedral in England. (The nearby Vicars’ Close is Europe’s oldest, continuously inhabited street.) That evening we’re in Dartmoor National Park, a dream of wild moorlands, rich history, and deep river valleys.

Next, we’re off to the seaside, staying in the village of Falmouth on Cornwall’s north coast. On the way, we’ll savor fresh-off-the boat seafood, and the pretty town of St. Ives, known for its beaches, British art, and seal colony. While in Falmouth, we’ll explore St. Michael’s Mount, a tidal island just off Penzance, complete with medieval castle and gardens. Our travels to the Southwest Region include a stay at the village of St. Austell, home of the clay that created Wedgwood china, made famous by Queen Charlotte of Bridgerton film renown.

And, most exquisitely, we’ll tour the only tea plantation in England with one of the gardening team. This is a truly unique experience. Spend the next day in St. Austell at your leisure—we suggest the Eden Project’s biomes or Charleston’s Shipwreck Museum. On our last full day, we’ll follow in the footsteps of Jane Austen—be amazed by the sweeping views of the Jurassic Coast and go fossil hunting! Our farewell dinner and night are spent in the ancient town of Salisbury. Breathe in the wonder. 

Tour requirements: You are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (original two doses) to travel on one of our Small Group Tours; the only exception to this is if you are medically exempt from having the vaccine. You also must take out comprehensive travel insurance before you travel on your tour. Insurance can be purchased through Authentic Vacations at time of booking or through your own provider.

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Accommodation

1 Night

Luxury Central Park Hotel

1 Night

Romantic Dartmoor Retreat

2 Nights

Charming Georgian House in Cornwall

2 Nights

Clifftop Coastal Hotel

1 Night

Wiltshire Countryside Retreat

Transportation

  • Premium Mini-Coach Transportation with Professional Driver/Guide

Dining Options Included

  • English Breakfast Each Morning
  • 1x Lunch 
  • 3x Evening Meals

Points of Interest

  • Visit Beautiful Wells Cathedral in The Medieval Heart of England's Smallest City
  • Journey Through Dartmoor National Park - One of The Last Great Wildernesses in The UK
  • Explore the Unique Castle on The Tidal Island of St Michael's Mount
  • Meander Through the Charming Seaside Town of St. Ives
  • Hunt for Fossils along the Jurassic Coast
  • Visit World Famous Biomes - the Eden Project
  • Experience the 13th Century Charm and Character of Salisbury

Low Season 

Available Tour Dates

Oct

From $3,013 per person

Mid Season 

Available Tour Dates

Sep

From $3,098 per person

High Season 

Available Tour Dates

Aug

From $3,422 per person

Your 2022 Price Includes

ACCOMMODATION

  • 7 Nights of Superior Hotel Accommodation

TRANSPORTATION

  • Premium Mini-Coach Transportation with Professional Driver/Guide

DINING OPTIONS INCLUDED

  • English Breakfast Each Morning
  • 1x Lunch 
  • 3x Evening Meals

INCLUDED UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Visit Port Isaac Filming Location of Doc Martin
  • Private Tea Plantation Tour

POINTS OF INTEREST

  • Visit Beautiful Wells Cathedral in The Medieval Heart of England's Smallest City
  • Journey Through Dartmoor National Park - One of The Last Great Wildernesses in The UK
  • Explore the Unique Castle on The Tidal Island of St Michael's Mount
  • Meander Through the Charming Seaside Town of St. Ives
  • Hunt for Fossils along the Jurassic Coast in Dorset
  • Visit World Famous Biomes - the Eden Project
  • Experience the 13th Century Charm and Character of Salisbury
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  • All Taxes & Fees Included
  • Prices are Per Person based on 2 people traveling together and sharing a room.
  • Traveling Alone? No Problem. Just Ask Us for a Single Supplement Price.

"Solo Vacation to Scotland"

Joanne

Ontario

This is the second time that I have used Authentic Vacations and Lauren as my agent. Lauren listened to what I was interested in seeing and created a lovely trip to Scotland which included Edinburgh, Inverness, Fort Williams and Glasgow. She booked me a day trip to Skye with a wonderful company and I even went falconing.


It was an amazing vacation with only one blip that Lauren took care of immediately and called to check up all was well. I will definitely use Authentic Vacations and Lauren on my next great adventure to Europe.

"Ireland Honeymoon"

Nicole

NY

I cannot thank Adina enough for putting together an exceptional experience for our long overdue honeymoon to Ireland. The hotels, rental car, and experiences were all top-notch. Traveling throughout Ireland is the most memorable trip ever!!!!

"Client's Graduation Celebration"

Niki

TX

Lauren did an amazing job with planning the perfect trip for my client's needs and they loved the accommodations and the tours and said it was all seamless. Thank you and look forward to working together again soon!

"Birthday Celebration in Ireland"

Kellee

TX

We had a pleasant trip. Ireland is full of beautiful landscapes, good golf, great entertainment, and more. I would highly recommend going if you have not been. Our trip consisted of a couple of days in Dublin, then a couple of days in Killarney, a day in Tralee, and then a few days in Galway. It was a lot of driving, but what better way of seeing the countryside, than to drive it.  One recommendation I would make is to reverse the trip. Flying into Dublin then immediately driving to Galway. This way you are not in a rush or worrying that you are going to miss your plane because you had to drive from Galway. We would also skip the night in Tralee. One excursion we did not book but should have was the boat tour of Galway.

We booked this trip pre-COVID for the dates in the middle of COVID. It kept being delayed because we did not want to have to quarantine a week when we got there. Overall, we did not have any issues with the booking. Every place had our reservation with no questions asked.

"Ireland Vacation"

Kimberly

Texas

Our trip was planned perfectly by Adina. All of the accommodations exceeded our expectations. Adina was wonderful to work with and great with communication. The process of booking, paying for and receiving information was made so easy and convenient. We will definitely be using Authentic Vacations again. Thank you for the trip of a lifetime!

"Ireland Family Vacation"

Karina

CO

Authentic Vacations and specifically Adina did a fantastic job assisting my agency with planning my client's family vacation to Ireland. The hotels met their expectations, the itinerary flowed perfectly, and my clients raved about the tours and guides. Also, when we had an unexpected flight change - Adina was quick to respond and assist with adjusting the itinerary accordingly. Adina was an absolute pleasure to work with, knowledgeable, and always very professional.

"Anniversary to Ireland"

Denise

Minnesota

Wonderful time! Best guide and driver.

"Wonderful Ireland, Golf, Site Seeing, Relaxation"

Debbie

Texas

We had a wonderful experience visiting Ireland for the first time. All of the scheduled accommodations, sites and activities, golf courses and suggested restaurant were excellent. The people we met were very helpful and welcoming.

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