Embark on an extraordinary journey, weaving through the captivating tapestry of England's coastal wonders and historical treasures. From the treasures of the UNESCO listed Dorset coast to the beautiful remote Scilly Isles located beyond the tip of Cornwall your English coastal adventure will be a rural escape sandwiched between the cultural delights of London and the Cotswolds. During your trip you’ll delve deep into the traditions and riches of the English coast. From the bustle of the capital to the invigorating sea air, this British getaway is designed to be a rewarding experience for both adults and the little ones.

Highlights

Day By day

Welcome to London!

Your unique, tailor-made tour of southern England gets under as soon as you touch down, with our exceptional driver warmly escorting you from the airport to your hotel. Once you're feeling refreshed, it’s time to have a first look at London. Make your way to the iconic Fortnum & Mason's, and indulge in a delightful afternoon tea experience that even Queen Elizabeth herself has savoured served in an environment that radiates opulence and charm. Overnight: London

The Essence of the Capital

Your day starts at the historic Tower of London weaving tales of centuries past that have left an indelible mark on these ancient walls and the history of Britain. Then, explore the world-famous Borough Market and enjoy the many food stalls that showcase the best of British cuisine! In the evening, catch a Show at London’s West End. Whether you love Shakespearean classics, Broadway-style musicals, or emotionally charged performances at the Royal National Theatre, London's West End offers a wide range of entertainment choices! Overnight: London

The Pearl of Dorset

Destination Lyme Regis, a charming seaside town on the south coast of England! Discover a wealth of beautiful shops, cafes and bars, stroll along the scenic waterfront and take in the breathtaking views of the coastline that Jane Austen admired and enjoy one of the best “cream teas” at Bell Cliff. As evening approaches, go to the cosy Harbour Inn for a tasty meal or to the Oyster & Fish House, perched on the hillside of Lister Gardens. Overnight: Lyme Regis

Fossils & Adventures

Begin your day with an authentic Lyme-adventure aboard a Mackerel Fishing boat, where you'll witness the breathtaking beauty of the renowned Jurassic Coast Cliffs, some of the best coastal scenery in Britain, before revelling in your fossil-hunting expedition along the picturesque coastal shores! For an active afternoon, walk between Lyme Regis and Seatown, via the quaint village of Charmouth, before summiting the majestic Golden Cap, the highest point on the entire South Coast of England! Once you’ve marvelled at the views, descend to the secluded coastal hamlet of Seatown where you can enjoy a deserved break and refreshment. Overnight: Lyme Regis

A journey to the far west!

Journey to southwest England and beautiful Cornwall! Spend your afternoon strolling through the charming streets of Penzance, adorned with historic architecture. Take a sightseeing ferry and spot dolphins, puffins and if you’re lucky a whale or two! After your aquatic adventure, indulge in a refreshing swim at the Jubilee Pool, an open-air ocean pool nestled right at the water's edge. As the sun sets over the beautiful Cornish coast, take a scenic drive to the town of Tretheway to discover the remarkable Minack Theatre. Carved into the cliffside, this outdoor theatre offers a unique experience. Overnight: Penzance

A trip to the Scilly Isles

Nestled just 28 miles off the coast of Cornwall, the Scilly Isles offer a paradise of natural beauty and tranquillity, unique in England. The journey is an adventure worth experiencing. To kick off your island getaway, you'll take a boat ride from Penzance. As you soar along the rugged coastline and the sparkling sea, you'll be treated to breathtaking views of this beautiful archipelago. Overnight: Scilly Isles

An archipelago along the Cornwall coast

Spend the day in the Scilly Isles, where you'll discover quiet, wonderful beaches of white sand and clear blue waters. Experience an often-overlooked gem of the English coast! It's the perfect place to enjoy water sports such as paddleboarding and kayaking, especially with children. Afterwards, to relax, head to Tesco Abbey Garden, and wander among plants from all around the world, that flourish in this tropical corner of the British Isles! There is also a remarkable range of historic sites to visit, from prehistoric burial mounds to Civil War forts. Many of these are looked after by English Heritage. When it's time to say goodbye, hop back on the ferry back to mainland England and try to spot dolphins or even basking sharks, which sometimes swim alongside! Overnight: Padstow

A foodie haven

Welcome to Padstow! Begin your day with a leisurely stroll around the harbour, then lose yourself in Padstow's enchanting cobblestone streets filled with charming cafes, boutiques and galleries to explore. Follow the Cornwall coastal path to the sandy shores of Harbour Cove. If the tide allows, visit Hawkers Cove for lunch where you'll find the ‘Rest A While Tea Garden’ and the undisputed best crab sandwich in Padstow. In the evening, make your way to one of Rick Stein’s famous restaurants, or if you are looking for something a bit special, head to Paul Ainsworth at No. 6. This spectacular restaurant is a true masterpiece when it comes to showcasing Cornwall through its menu. Overnight: Padstow

An ancient city and literary paradise

Welcome to Bath, one of England's finest cities. Spend your first morning discovering Bath with Fred, your very own Blue Badge guide who will take you on a historical tour. Start at Bath Abbey, then visit the neighbouring Roman Bath. Do a bit of shopping at the stunning Pulteney Bridge and explore the beautiful Reading Rooms and Royal Crescent where Jane Austen’s ‘Persuasion’ comes to life. Take afternoon tea in The Pump Room, a favourite of Austen and Charles Dickens. When the sun sets, enjoy a pre-dinner drink at Circo Cellar Bar or Bath Distillery Gin bar where they serve up the most delicious cocktails. For a more casual pint, head to The Raven on Queen St for a typical pub experience. Then dine at the wonderful Raphael Restaurant where they have been serving their modern take on British cuisine since the 1980s. Overnight: Bath

A trip to Stonehenge & the Cotswolds

Bath is set within some of England's most beautiful landscapes, where you'll discover historic, quintessential English villages, such as Castle Combe in the Cotswolds. Have a quick morning tea in one of the local cafes and if you are in a group of more than 6, take in a beautiful private tea at The Old Rectory Pop Up Tearoom. Then, explore Lacock, this charming village is renowned for its appearances in popular film and television productions like Harry Potter, Downton Abbey, and BBC's Pride & Prejudice. Afterward, treat yourself to a traditional pub lunch at 'The Bell.' From Lacock, our journey leads us to the iconic Stonehenge, one of the world's most famous prehistoric monuments. After, make your way back to Bath and enjoy your final evening in England dining at Menu Gordon Jones, an exceptional and unique restaurant that consistently hits the high notes.  Overnight: Bath

Time to say goodbye

Bid farewell to the historic city of Bath as your outdoor coastal tour through southern England comes to a close. Make your way to the airport, where you can start to dream of new adventures, maybe elsewhere in Britain?!

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“England is so beautiful year-round, but September is such a wonderful month to visit! The summer sun is fading but the water is still warm. Coastal villages are still bustling but the summer crowds have left, and everything seems to take on a calmer more tranquil feeling. If you have a few extra days to explore, Somerset has some incredible villages to visit. Bruton, just 45-minutes from Bath, is a beautiful village with an unbeatable blend of countryside charm, culture and food! Internationally renowned gallery Hauser & Wirth has a location here, there seem to be an unusually large number of Michelin chefs in this corner of England and The Newt is one of the best hotels I have ever had the pleasure of staying in!”

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We recently completed our SW England road trip and it was fantastic! Stephen, who prepared our itinerary was able to take a lot of the planning for us, out of the equation. There were great activities suggested throughout the trip. This was personalized for us; A small family of three with a 9-year-old daughter. We are grateful to Stephen for being available throughout the planning process and things couldn't have been easier. This is a great way to generate ideas about an area you want to visit by getting local insight from people who know the area.
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If you are of a mind to travel, High Point Holidays is the only way to go. Jane, and Flore, took my ideas and wants and needs, plugged in my sizable budget and aligned them together for a breathtakingly beautiful and fantasmagorical experience. Point being - I was listened to and made plans with a True Professional Travel Planner. If I get to travel again, no matter the destination, I will always and only plan with High Point Holidays.
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