Being able to physically connect the history from a wide range of time periods to present day and being able to actually touch history." This is my 4th Rick Steves tour, and it was very enjoyable all the way through.We were fortunate to have nice weather the whole time (yes, in England!Our day ends in the cozy village of Chagford — within Dartmoor National Park — where we'll enjoy dinner together. This evening is free for you to enjoy one of Dartmoor's man-made wonders, the cozy country pub. Our first stop is a visit to the dramatic, cliff-hugging ruins of Tintagel Castle, long associated with King Arthur. We'll begin the day learning all about Cornwall's most famous culinary contribution — the pasty — with a demonstration (and sampling! Breakfast is provided, but there are no group activities today.After lunch, we'll visit the tranquil Lanhydrock House and Gardens, known for its elegant Victorian country house, herbaceous borders, and formal gardens. ) of how these traditional one-handed meals are made. Michael's Mount, the dramatic rock island first inhabited by monks more than 1,500 years ago. Bath is an easy 90-minute train ride to central London, with connections to Heathrow and Gatwick airports.Michael; pasty-making in Portreath and eating our creations on the beach; Geevor tin mine tour; picturesque St. Over the years I have read many English novels that give a picture of the beauty of England, especially in the summertime.
Possibly the home of King Arthur and source of the Tristan and Isolde story. We were all nervous about being in a group, as we are somewhat a bunch of introverts, but this allowed enough "alone" time for us to recover. I wished we had started there rather than the tunnels." This was my first rodeo and I had an absolute blast.
Our guide was very knowledgeable and enjoyable and the tour group was quite cohesive and fun to spend to time with.
"It is have to pick out a favorite moment, but I really enjoyed the time we spent on Dartmoor, especially the hike to a beautiful view of a lake and distant view of the English channel.
After lunch we'll take a short walk to explore the White Cliffs, famous for their geology and historic role.
We'll return to Canterbury, where we'll have a beer tasting at a local brewery. Today we'll discover more of England's southeast coastline beginning with a visit to Battle Abbey, the site of the Battle of Hastings.