4 days

From £795

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Summary

The neighbouring counties of Devon and Cornwall offer a rich selection of historic houses across a broad expanse of English history, from medieval times through the Tudor, Georgian and Victorian eras and into the twentieth century.

Buckland Abbey is the oldest property in our selection, dating back to the 13th century, and once the home of one of England’s greatest adventurers. Prideaux Place has its origins in the Norman Conquest though the house we see today dates from the reign of Elizabeth I, and we see another fine Tudor house at Cothele in Devon. Lanhydrock, designed as an ‘unpretentious’ family home, dates back to the 17th century, while the Georgian era is represented by the grand house at Killerton. While Castle Drogo has the appearance of a medieval fortress it was actually built in the early 20th century by the renowned Edwardian architect Sir Edwin Lutyens. Each house is steeped in family stories and reflects the uniquely colourful tapestry of English history.

Please note: most of the properties included in this tour are owned by the National Trust and as many of our guests are NT/NTS members, we have not included admission costs for these properties. There is therefore a supplement of £65.00 for non-members.

Travel by luxury coach from London is included, featuring:

  • Luxury leather seats with 3-point seat belts and arm rests, facing illuminated tables
  • Air conditioning/heating
  • Kitchen/refrigerator
  • Curtains and privacy glass
  • Air suspension

Tour highlights:

  • Exclusive guided tours at most properties
  • In the footsteps of Drake at Buckland Abbey
  • Upstairs and downstairs contrasts at Lanhydrock
  • Killerton’s magnificent collection of costumes
  • The glorious scenery of Devon and Cornwall

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Today's Price
£795

Benefit from this limited time offer:

  • Pay a low deposit of £50, was £100.

Single supplement: £150

Keeping you safe on your next tour

  • FREE 'Travel Safe' kits for every traveller
  • COVID-19 insurance
  • Self-drive options
  • Enhanced Health and Safety audits
  • Distanced seating on coaches
  • 'Get me home' service and private airport transfers
  • COVID protocols at our hotels, and aboard our cruise ships
  • Packed lunches and flexible dining options
  • Flexible balance payment date and COVID-friendly refund conditions
  • COVID-testing and medical training for tour staff
  • Constant monitoring and post-tour tracing

Departure Points

Location Depart Return
London
Tothill St, Westminster
08.00 22.00
Reading
Sainsbury’s, Jcn 12, M4
09.15 20.45
Swindon
Holiday Inn Express, Frankland Rd
10.30 19.30
Bristol
Outside the Double Tree Hilton
12.00 18.00

Please note all timings are approximate and may be changed. They will be confirmed when the joining instructions are sent out, approximately ten days prior to departure.

Tour dates & prices

Included in your cost:

  • Accommodation
  • Luxury coach travel throughout
  • Services of a professional tour manager
  • Meals - as per the itinerary
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single Supp. Availability
6 May 2021 BHDC210506 6 May 2021 (Thursday) 9 May 2021 (Sunday) £795
(ex. flights)
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£100
£150 Book Now
15 July 2021 BHDC210715 15 July 2021 (Thursday) 18 July 2021 (Sunday) £795
(ex. flights)
£50
£100
£150 Book Now
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