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PRICE FROM* GBP 499 PER PERSON - 3 Nights, 4 Days
Welcome to Truro, a peaceful city in Cornwall known for its eclectic shopping experience, fantastic cathedral and British culture including the well-known Cornish pasties. Before your Western Wonders journey begins with a morning ferry why not pay a visit to the Warrens Bakery for a fresh local Cornish pasty to have for a later picnic lunch.
- 2 nights at a 3* Hotel or similar on B&B rate
- Truro Cathedral
- Tintagel Castle
- Royal Cornwall Museum
- Behind The Façade 4 Hour Walking Tour
- The Roman Baths
- Thermae Bath Spa Package
- Salisbury Cathedral Tower Tour
- Room Upgrades, Extras and Room Service
- Personal Travel Insurance
DAY ONE - TRURO . Sleeper Train from London, 5hrs by rail direct
Welcome to Truro, a peaceful city in Cornwall known for its eclectic shopping experience, fantastic cathedral and British culture including the well-known Cornish pasties.
Before your Western Wonders journey begins with a morning ferry why not pay a visit to the Warrens Bakery for a fresh local Cornish pasty to have for a later picnic lunch. With the bakery being so close to your hotel, just a 2 minute walk away and a 10 minute walk to the ferry departing point, this is an incredible local experience with the opportunity to try the most delicious and the oldest award-winning Cornish pasty maker in the world founded in the 1860.
This morning you will sail along the banks of the Fal River and experience one of Cornwall's most beautiful boat trips. Once you have arrived at the Trelissick Garden you will have the chance to explore this serene National Trust garden filled with exciting exotic plants, four summerhouses and riverside woodland walks. After exploring the garden you can find a perfect place to enjoy your Cornish pasty picnic whilst taking in the views.
Once you return to Truro why not take a tour around the Truro Cathedral or just simply visit the cathedral for leisure. Completed in 1910 Truro Cathedral is a magnificent example of Gothic revival architecture being one of only three cathedrals in the UK which has three spires. Your next visit this afternoon is to the Skinners Brewery for a guided tour and tasting around brewery which creates awardwinning ales using the finest local ingredients. Alternatively why not visit the Royal Cornwall Museum in the afternoon where you can explore the different aspects of Cornish life and culture.
Tonight you will be staying at the elegant Mannings Hotel, this 3 star hotel is centrally located in the city centre of Truro.
DAY TWO - BATH. Truro to Bath 4hrs by rail direct
Your second day of the Western Wonders tour will be spent in Bath, named after its natural hot springs built by the Romans. Now Bath is perfect for a well-being city break filled with local food and drink, independent shops and remarkable collection of museums and galleries. Walk the stunning honey-coloured Georgian streets and explore the architecture straight from a Jane Austen novel! Explore the historic Royal Crescent, one of Bath’s most iconic Georgian architecture landmarks built between 1767 and 1775, overlooking the stunning Royal Victoria Park.
Your journey will start with exploration of Bath's past with an engaging walking tour, led by a passionate local guide who will help you uncover Bath's hidden gems and coded symbolism. Encounter some of the incredible women to whom Bath was home, and whose intriguing stories have often been buried with them. On this tour you will have the chance to create timeless memories, and immerse yourself in authentic England!
This afternoon takes you to the infamous Roman Baths, a must see visitor attraction in Bath and one of the finest historic sites in Northern Europe. Here you'll be able to visit the renowned and popular museum, the extensive ruins and interactive exhibits centre which will tell you a fascinating story of the people who built the Roman Baths, now one of the most visited heritage attractions in the United Kingdom. Your next stop is the Thermae Bath Spa, the only natural hot springs in Britain you can bathe in. Enjoy a soothing spa package which offers traditional and state-of-the-art spa facilities overlooking the scenic views of Bath or indulge in the multi-sensory Wellness Suite including the Georgian Steam Room and the Roman Steam Room.
Tonight you will be staying at the stunning Abbey Hotel, this 4 star hotel is located just 5 minutes away from the Roman Baths. A great dinner suggestion for tonight is at the newly established Koffmann & Mr. White's Restaurant at the Abbey Hotel, created by worldwide recognisable chefs Pierre Koffmann and Marco Pierre White.
DAY THREE - SALISBURY (Bath to Salisbury 1hr by rail direct)
Your third and final day will be spent in a medieval cathedral city, Salisbury known for its truly remarkable 13-century cathedral which holds the best preserved original copy of Magna Carta (the Great Charter). The other three surviving 1215 Magna Cartas are held at The British Library and Lincoln Castle.
This morning you will explore the anticipated Stonehenge, one of the wonders of the world and Europe's best-known prehistoric monument. Explore the ancient Stone Circle, the centrepiece of any visit to the Stonehenge, imagine what it was like to have lived 4,500 years ago by visiting the Neolithic Houses and visit the interactive visitor centre. Here at the visitor centre you will have the chance to stand inside the Stone Circle and take a trip through time with an audio-visual 360 degree view of the inside the Stone Circle. Afterwards learn about the history of Stonehenge and the theories behind what it was actually built for. Was Stonehenge used for chart astronomy or was it a centre for healing? You will have to find this out for yourselves!
This afternoon you will visit the magnificent Salisbury Cathedral, home to Britain's tallest spire. Here at the cathedral you will find the one and only Magna Carta original document, a key document from 1215 A.D. which is now displayed in the cathedral's Chapter House with an interactive exhibition.Why not take the tower tour whilst you're at the cathedral, climb 332 steps in easy stages and experience the 68 metres above ground level breathtaking views of Salisbury. The world's oldest mechanical clock is also onsite at the cathedral, this was installed in the late 1380's and it known to have the worlds oldest timer.
After a long day of exploration why not have a pint and explore Salisbury's pub life? A great suggestion is The Haunch Of Venison Pub where you can enjoy a lovely drink and food. This pub is one of Salisbury's oldest pubs dating from 1320 when the building was used to house craftsmen working on the Cathedral spire. This evening is your final night, therefore why not stay locally at the ..., alternatively you could catch the train to your next destination. We hope you have enjoyed your Thinkers and Writers journey and we hope to see you again!
*Terms and Conditions:
Rates are based on 2 adults sharing 1 standard room; Rates are subject to availability, should suggested hotel not be available one of a similar category will be offered; Rates are valid until 31.12.2023 and subject to availability; not valid on bank holidays and during special events; All services are on request. Please note the above itinerary can be amended and tailored to client's needs.