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5 Days / 4 Night

Tour Overview:
Journey through the stunning countryside of Cornwall and Hampshire to indulge in the local delicacies of the region. From metropolitan London to historic Stonehenge and on to the gorgeous coastal town of St Agnes, this tour will leave you wanting more.

Day 1 - London - Glastonbury - St Agnes
Prepare your tastebuds for a culinary adventure - with a Cornwall twist. Meet with the group and your knowledgeable Back-Roads Tour Leader before leaving the capital of England as we travel to the majestic Glastonbury Abbey. Later, take a moment to enjoy the scenery at Tiverton Canal before we reach our accommodation set in a valley of manicured lawns and enchanting gardens near St Agnes. Tonight, we come together and share our first meal and get to know each other. (D)

​Accommodation: Rose in Vale Country House Hotel

Day 2 - St Agnes - Truro - St Agnes
After breakfast, we start with a visit to a traditional and authentic Cider Farm, nestled in the heart of Cornwall. Wander through the orchards and learn about the process of crafting award-winning cider at this family-run farm. Later, the foodie experience continues as we meet with a local bakery and watch a Cornish pasty making demonstration. After satisfying our appetite, we travel to Newquay for a sea safari to observe the native seals and dolphins in their natural environment. After an eventful day, this evening sees us tuck into dinner at a local restaurant that overlooks the bay before driving the short distance back to our hotel. (B,D)

​Accommodation: Rose in Vale Country House Hotel

Day 3 - St Agnes - Penzance - St Agnes
This trip is all about food, and today is no exception. Roll up your sleeves to flex your culinary skills with a cooking demonstration and class in Penzance along with champagne and canapEs on arrival. Our next stop arrives at the Trebah Garden with free time to explore the valley with over four miles of footpaths featuring a colourful array of magnolias and spectacular trees. Finally, round off the day with a well-deserved feast at a local pub. (B,L,D)

​Accommodation: Rose in Vale Country House Hotel

Day 4 - St Agnes - Totnes - Winchester
Rise and shine, feast on breakfast and enjoy free time in the morning while preparing for a delightful day ahead. Our first stop today involves an encounter with an iconic duo; a cheese and wine tasting at a local estate. After a stroll through the vineyards, take a moment to enjoy the beauty of the area. To end the day, we venture to the charming area of Winchester for an afternoon of free time and dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)

​Accommodation: Winchester Royal Hotel

Day 5 - Winchester - London
With a strong and historic past filled with Saxon kings, take in the history of this unique town before meeting for a guided tour of the iconic Winchester Cathedral. Marvel at the detailed architecture steeped in years of history and be sure you have your camera on standby to capture every moment on film. To end the trip on a high, we make way to Rick Stein's restaurant in Winchester and sit down for a memorable lunch before we end in London. Our tour might be over, however if time allows feel free to continue exploring London before returning home. (B,L)

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  2018      
         
  Departure : May - Sep, 2018  
     
  Departure Dbl Occ Sgl Occ  
  Jun 04, 2018. $2,340 $3,715 On Request
   'Sep 03 $2,340 $3,715  
   
   
   
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
Inclusions:
  • 4 nights in boutique accommodation
  • Experienced Back-Roads Tour Leader/Driver
  • Premium mini-coach transportation
  • English breakfast daily (B), 4 evening meals (D)
  • 1 lunch at Rick Stein’s restaurant in Winchester
  • A visit to a Cornish cider farm
  • Cornish pasty demonstration
  • Cooking demonstration and lunch in Penzance
  • Local wine and cheese tasting
  • Entrance included to: Trebah Gardens, Winchester Cathedral, Glastonbury Abbey

Exclusions:

  • Unless otherwise specified in the listed inclusions, airfares are not included in the tour price.
  • Driver/tour leader gratuity is at your discretion.
  • Lunches (unless otherwise stated), social drinks, meals on free nights,’ items of a personal nature and entrance fees when not listed in the schedule of inclusions.
  • Occasional optional evening theatre/festival visits and entrances not detailed in the tour inclusions.
  • Incidental expenses, such as room service incurred at hotels. All expenses are to be settled prior to leaving the accommodation.
  • Laundry costs and any shipping charges for the return of purchases made on tour, or for the return of property lost on tour.
  • Pre and post tour accommodation.
  • Unless otherwise listed in the inclusions, transfers are not included in the tour price.
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