Wales, Cornwall & Western England

Price
$4,275
Price
$4,275
June 5 - 19, 2022
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15-days
New York
United Kingdom
Max People : 10
Cultural
Tour Details

During this 15-day all inclusive boutique experience, travel along the southwestern coast of the United Kingdom.  

Departure & Return Location

John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York

*Contact info@stoneandcompass.com for quotes from other airports

Ages

All ages welcome

Questions

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Itinerary
Subject to change
Day 1
Travel to Bristol

We take an overnight flight to Bristol from JFK

Day 2
Swansea

We drive from Bristol to Swansea and check-in to our hotel. After getting a bit of rest we head out to the city center where we will visit Swansea market, vibrant and buzzing with lots of artisanal stalls.

Day 3
Swansea - Waterfront to The Bay

Today we head out to Swansea National Waterfront Museum. The museum celebrates the industrial and maritime history of Wales dating back to the 1800s.

After our visit here it’s time to grab lunch at The Anchor, one of the best restaurants in town and often frequented by local celebrities.

Later we head to The Mumbles – a vibrant seaside village, lush with over 120 shops, restaurants and pubs hugging the west side of Swansea Bay. Stroll through the village and end up at Mumbles Head lighthouse for some striking views.

Day 4
Pembroke Castle & A Ghost Walk

Today we check-out of our hotel and start our day with Pembroke castle which is a short drive away. The castle was built in 1090 by Arnulf, Earl of Pembroke. This spectacular privately-owned castle offers magnificent views of the surrounding area from atop its massive round keep. Adjoining the keep are the Prison Tower, the Norman Hall, and the North Hall, from which a staircase leads down into the huge natural cavern known as the Wogan.

Later we are on our way to Tenby, a walled, seaside town in Pembrokeshire, known for its 13th-century town walls and stretches of sandy shoreline. We check-in to our hotel. Afterwards, we are going for the famous Tenby Ghost walk, named one of the 5 best walks of Britain.

Day 5
Tenby

Today we head out to Tenby’s most sought-after location–Tudor Merchant’s House. The Merchant’s House is a late 15th century middle- class town house furnished as it was in 1500 and featuring a great fireplace and authentic period furniture and household objects and a functional kitchen.

Later we head for a stroll through Tenby’s main market streets or, if weather allows, we spend the afternoon at the beach.

Day 6
Cardiff

Today we get an early start. We check-out of our hotel in Tenby and drive down to Cardiff, the capital of Wales. We head straight to Cardiff Castle – Built by Norman invaders on top of a third-century Roman fort.

After the castle we head to Brew Monster Tap House, an Artisanal beer Microbrewery, an excellent spot with a great view of Cardiff Castle’s main gate. We grab lunch and a couple of beers here and head out to check-in at our hotel. After checking in, we head out for a customary Cardiff Boat Tour.

Day 7
Truro

Today we check-out of our hotel in Cardiff and make our way into the historic county of Cornwall. We arrive at Truro and check-in to our hotel.

Later we go on a short drive to Falmouth where you get on a ferry to Truro. The ferry sails through the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the Fal River, you’ll also pass maritime locations that have gone down in history, get within metres of immense ocean-going vessels and see the beautiful historic properties that line the shore. Once you dock at Truro, we would be waiting to pick you up.

Day 8
Poldark! In Ross’ Shoes

Today we do our much awaited Poldark locations tour headed by a local. We would be picked up from Truro to go on the tour. Our local guide would take us through the Poldark filming locations.

We will be dropped off at Truro again once the Tour finishes. After the tour we head to the Truro city center for a stroll.

Day 9
Port Isaac - Doc Martin!

Today we check-out of our hotel in Truro and drive down to Port Isaac, where Doc Martin is shot. We take a Doc Martin Locations tour with a local.

After the tour we stroll through the market and later drive down to Plymouth. Once we arrive, we check in to our hotel. Later, we head out for some breath-taking sights of this beautiful City.

Day 10
Plymouth

Today we head to the most Scenic urban location, Plymouth Hoe. Standing here you can see the entirety of Plymouth Sound, as well as Mount Edgcumbe in Cornwall and Drake’s Island. Also, a walk at the Hoe Promenade is a must.

Later we head down to the World-famous Plymouth Gin Distillery. Plymouth has the oldest operating gin distillery in England, the home of Plymouth gin since 1793, and once exported around the world by the Royal Navy. We then head to the Mayflower steps for a stroll.

Day 11
Bath - A Dining Experience

We check-out of our hotel in Plymouth and drive down to Bath, a historic city named after its Roman-built baths.

We Check-in to our hotel, then head out to – Sally Lunn’s Historic Eating House. This is the oldest house in Bath, dating from 1482 and rebuilt in 1622, a living museum and historic eating house famous for its delicious buns. Afterwards we head out for an evening at the center of this Historic City.

Day 12
In Bath - As the Romans Do

Today we get to see the Roman history of this city. We head to the Roman Baths – A well-preserved thermae, from 5 century AD. Also, A temple was constructed on the site between 60-70AD.

When in Bath, do as the Romans do! Now we get a unique opportunity to experience a dip in the same thermal waters that have drawn people as far back as the Celts to the area for thousands of years at Thermae Bath Spa.

We end the day with a Meal at Sotto Sotto, the best Italian food in town. After a dip like the Romans, we dine like the Romans!

Day 13
Bristol

Today we head to Bristol! We check-out of our hotel at Bath and head towards Bristol however, we have an important stop to make.

We make a stop at Prior Park Landscape Garden – Built between 1735 and 1750, Prior Park itself was the creation of renowned architect John Wood, whose design is one of the best examples of the Palladian-style mansions so popular during the period. Our main Focus is to the visit the magnificent (and extremely photogenic) Palladian bridge.

Once we arrive at Bristol we check-in to our hotel and later head to College Green and Park Street – Famous for its street art by Banksy, once just a kid now, a world-famous artist. Afterwards we take a walk across the Clifton suspension bridge in the evening and later spend time at the city center.

Day 14
Bristol Harbor

Today we head to the Bristol city center and take a Bristol Harbour Tour on a ferry.

Later we head to Harbourside – it used to be where all the city’s commercial trade went down, but now it’s a very visitor-friendly area full of bars, restaurants, shops and cafes.

Later in the evening we head for dinner to Old Duke – A pub which was built in 1775 and features gorgeous architecture and a cozy vibe.

Day 15
Travel Home
Includes/Excludes

Price Includes

  • All Inclusive
  • Rountrip Airfare*From JFK Airport - contact us for quotes from other airports (info@stoneandcompass.com)
  • Airport Fees/Taxes/Transfers
  • Lodging
  • Meals
  • Transportation
  • Tour Guide(s)
  • Health Insurance

Price Excludes

  • Private ExpensesSnacks, gifts, shopping, etc.
Payments

Payment can be made in full or following the payment schedule below.

Total Price

$4,275

Deposit

$200

Due:  December 15, 2021

Final Payment

$4,075

Due:  March 1, 2022

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