Welcome to MacItalia’s Wales, Devon and Cornwall package for overseas wholesale tour operators, offering a distinctive classic and cultural tour of South West England and Wales.

This tour is designed for groups of all sizes.

The category of accommodation is a mixture of 3 and 4-star deluxe, all properties offering a high standard of service, food and amenities in hotel accommodation.

 

ABOUT THE TOUR

Day 1  ARRIVAL / LONDON

Arrive London and transfer to the Hotel. Depending on group´s arrival time, we can either have free time or a half-day city-sightseeing tour by coach to showcase the many attractions of London: Westminster Abbey and the Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Marble Arch, etc.(admissions not included). Dinner in the hotel and overnight.

Day 2  LONDON TO CARDIFF

After breakfast we stop just a few miles outside London for a visit to Windsor Castle. A Royal home and fortress for over 900 years, Windsor is still the largest inhabited Castle in the world, with its splendid interiors furnished with treasures from the Royal Collection, including paintings, fine tapestries, porcelain and sculptures. We then drive West towards Wales where on arrival in Cardiff, we visit its magnificent Castle: contained within its mighty walls Cardiff Castle´s enchanting fairytale towers conceal an elaborate and splendid interior. Dinner and overnight in Cardiff.

Day 3  CARDIFF TO PLYMOUTH

Our first stop today will be a few miles outside Cardiff, for a visit to the ruins of Tintern Abbey. Originally built by monks around 1130 AD, the Abbey became one of the busiest monasteries in the area. The hills surrounding the Abbey are covered in woods and are considered one of Wales most beautiful landscapes. We then cross the Severn Bridge over the Bristol Channel into England. Our next stop is in the town of Bath. Visit to the Roman Baths, one of the best preserved Roman religious spas, including the Sacred Spring, the Roman Temple and the Roman Bath House. In the afternoon, we head straight South towards Plymouth. Dinner and overnight.

Day 4  PLYMOUTH TO PENZANCE

After an early morning stroll along the Plymouth Hoe and harbour we drive across to the Western Coast of Cornwall for a visit to Tintagel Castle. Linked with the captivating legend of King Arthur and ancient tales of knights, Tintagel stands on a dramatic and picturesque headland, linked to the mainland only by a small strip of land. In the afternoon we head south for a visit to Trebah Gardens, near Falmouth. Trebah is a sub-tropical paradise, home to a unique collection of rare and exotic plants and trees, winding down to a private and secluded beach on the Helford River. In the evening arrive Penzance for dinner and overnight.

Day 5  PENZANCE TO EXETER

A short drive from Penzance, we stop in the small resort of Marazion for a visit to St. Michael´s Mount, a magical rocky island crowned by an embattled medieval castle and a Benedictine Priory. The Mount is separated from the mainland by a small causeway: when the tide is down we take a short walk across, or a speedboat if the tide is up. In the afternoon, we head back up north to reach Exeter. Visit of its magnificent Cathedral, a building of monumental beauty. Originally a monastery for Benedictine Monks, its architecture is the result of 400 years of later additions. Dinner and overnight in Exeter.

Day 6  EXETER TO LONDON

On our way back to London, our first stop is near Amesbury to visit Stonehenge, probably the most important prehistoric monument in Britain: a huge circle of standing stones, believed to have been built between 3000BC and 1600BC for ceremonial purposes.

We continue our travels with a quick stop in the city of Salisbury for a visit to its Cathedral, a monument of remarkable beauty and a world class heritage site. Then onto London for dinner and overnight.

Day 7  LONDON

The day will be entirely dedicated to the visit of the Capital.

In the morning, city-sightseeing tour by coach (if not done on Day 1, pls see above).

Free time to explore London according to your own individual interests: Museums, Art Galleries, Churches, shopping, walk along the Thames, London Eye, markets etc. Dinner is not included to give you the opportunity to try the many local options on offer. Overnight in London.

Day 8  DEPARTURE

Transfer to airport for departure.

TOUR INCLUDES

  • 6 nights on DBB basis in 3 and 4 star hotels + 1 night BB
  • Airport transfers on arrival and on departure
  • Assistance at Airports on arrival and departure
  • Private transport by coach for the duration of the tour
  • Local guide (Foreign languages available) throughout tour
  • Service of luggage porters at all hotels
  • Admission to all places of interest visited during the tour

PLACES TO VISIT

Places of English & Welsh cultural heritage which the tour visits:

This package is provided by MacItalia

Tour available in several languages and can be run as an independent special group.

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