Smugglers in the West Country

Departs: Monday 15 March 2021 - 5 Days

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Tour Code: UK2119
Price: £549.00 per person
Single Room Supplement: £112.00 per person
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Our early season tour offers a unique break to Plymouth and Cornwall offering many attractions depicting the county’s past from shipwrecks to smuggling and more. During our stay we visit some of the best sights and towns of the West Country.

Your Accommodation:

Copthorne Hotel Plymouth - 3 Star

The 3 star Copthorne Hotel in Plymouth is located in the bustling city centre with sweeping views down Armada Way. All bedrooms are en-suite and have a satellite TV, telephone, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. The Copthorne also has a restaurant, bar and fitness centre. This hotel has a lift.

Your Itinerary:

Day 1

Monday From your front door to the waiting Club Class coach then by way of Oxford, the Vale of White Horse and Swindon to join the motorway to Devon and Plymouth where we arrive at our hotel with plenty of time to settle in before dinner.

Day 2

Tuesday After breakfast, we visit the Grade ll listed port of Charlestown, featured in TV’s popular drama series ‘Poldark’. The harbour was built in the 18th century to support the China Clay and copper mining industries. Here we visit the Shipwreck, Rescue and Heritage Centre, telling the story of the port, ships and wrecks along this part of the coast. For our lunch stop we travel on to Mevagissey with a maze of narrow streets around the harbour to explore. This afternoon we make our way to Looe. This popular seaside town can keep visitors entertained all year round and retains its character as a bustling working fishing port. After our busy day we return to our hotel for dinner.

Day 3

Wednesday We have the day at leisure to explore this historic city. Why not take a stroll around the famous Hoe, visit the Barbican Steps or browse around the city centre shops – the choice is yours!

Day 4

Thursday After breakfast we have our final outing as we drive to rugged Bodmin Moor and stop at the Jamaica Inn Museum. With its Daphne du Maurier associations and a museum filled with smuggling artefacts collected over many years, there’s plenty to discover. From here we travel to the North Cornwall coast and Tintagel with its dramatic castle ruins and also the pretty harbour at Port Isaac, famously known for the setting of TV’s Doc Martin. We return to our hotel for our final evening’s dinner.

Day 5

Friday After breakfast we bid farewell to our hosts in Plymouth as we journey home to our awaiting taxis.

Day 14

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