As I watched our merry band of travelers happily roll their luggage through the narrow lanes of the village down to our awaiting bus, I thought about how lucky Mary and I were to be able to travel with a group of like-minded, adventurous people (led by our great guide, Jamie), knowing that another day would unfold for us with new and unique experiences. It was a "died and gone to my heaven" moment." Thanks for joining me here on my blog and via Facebook. After lunch we'll take a short walk to explore the White Cliffs, famous for their geology and historic role. Aug 9, 2016 - Join us on Rick Steves' Best of South England tour! The overall pace was perfect; ;ots of information and viewing interspersed with enough freedom to go at ones' own speed and free time. Bus: 4 hours. "Spending time on Dartmoor - the neolithic circles and views. The tour group was small enough so that everything felt very personal. But Becket unexpectedly took his new position and religion seriously — very seriously — and Henry was stuck with a strong church leader blocking his power. Tonight is a perfect evening to enjoy an evensong performance at the cathedral. My FAVORITE was Port Isaac & Doc Martin filming! Their conversation is punctuated by the passage of massive ships and ferries artfully powering through the narrow mouth of the harbor. Then we'll take an evening walking tour along Canterbury's colorful lanes and get acquainted over dinner. Gaze across the unassuming little valley and imagine thousands of invading troops. St. Michael's Mount. Devon/Chagford and the cheese - oh the cheese! All of the hotels were well located and comfortable with good breakfasts. Tour bookends of the special rooftop Canterbury Cathedral tour and the glorious time in Glastonbury. Our tours don't include airfare, so your flight arrangements and transfers are completely up to you. Thank You! Also our surprise visit to Port Isaac, which, with or without the Doc Martin series tie-in, was charming even in the rain. Jump to bottom. A vast grassy field, wild yet pure as a putting green, reaches up to a dramatic, white-chalk cliff that stretches for miles with the open sea beyond and the crashing surf 500 feet below. "This was my first overseas tour since I was 16. Far exceeded my expectations with regard to diversity of experiences, tour guide skill, other travel companions. I found the tour group very congenial and our guide "Liz" lovely.Southern England offered many new interesting people and places around every turn in the narrow road. For a history buff like me, this trip was heaven. Here's what you'll see and do on our South England tour: Group sightseeing events subject to change. There were no grumps. Strolling the moors of the "Hound of the Baskervilles" It is very nice to have things all set up for you. Strenuous walking: 2–8 miles throughout the day with lots of hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. England. Dan expertly manipulating the full sized coach through the 'New' Forest and all the little, scenic, barely 1 lane roads/streets. The tour was loaded with sights and experiences, however this left little time to explore Canterbury and Penzance on our own. Lovely little villages with breathtaking scenery. The gardens of St Michael's Mount next to the sea was extraordinarily beautiful, perhaps the most beautiful gardens I've ever seen. ); St. Ives and the short train ride; and the scenery and ruggedness of the Cornwall coast.". My 11th tour was so much fun. Loved Chagford. Your Rick Steves guide will introduce you to locals who have talents to share and stories to tell. William and the Normans crossed the Channel. The rest - really beautiful with the right amount of European ", It was an excellent tour! Getting there was a tough climb but what a great view. Steven was fair and very accessible to everyone as well. The weather was perfect, the rain barely made an appearance. And, once again, RS is the best way to go...from the expert guide, roomy smooth bus rides, and "no grump" travelers to a well planned itinerary with plenty of free time. We walked up to it and around the perimeter while Mark gave a continuous commentary.". This was our third Rick Steves tour, and it was great. About 200 years ago, the most important British ship ever, the HMS Victory, changed the course of world history. ", "We visited world famous Stonehenge and that was impressive. Many thanks to Heather, the conservation head (don't remember her correct title) for showing us something that most people won't have the chance to see.". The experience was enriched by also visiting the ancient stone circles and formations in Dartmoor National Park. He loved to vacation by the sea and host glamorous parties. Bath is an easy 90-minute train ride to central London, with connections to Heathrow and Gatwick airports. No local culture was added to tour. Tom efficiently led us on the journey of a lifetime! From there we circle south to Wells, Glastonbury, Stonehenge and into South Wales. Southern England sits upon a foundation of chalk, and there are miles of white cliffs towering above its beaches. "So difficult to choose just one. There is a lot of mineral processing that has to be done before the final concentrates can be fire refined. We'll explore the Great Tower and Medieval Tunnels before entering the WWII-era Secret Wartime Tunnels (from which the British directed the perilous evacuation from Dunkirk in 1940). Plus, it was on sale! So you get this clear, clear water. Second was the Seven Sisters.". Some regard King George IV's palace itself as a work of art, adorned with gilded dragons and carved palm trees. The crew rushed him below deck to care for their leader in his dying hours. Rick Steves' guide was SO useful on our recent trip to England. The way the museum is laid out you get to experience what life was like on the ship and how they were able to locate, rise from the sea and the research being done. Then we'll conquer St. Michael's Mount, the dramatic rock island first inhabited by monks more than 1,500 years ago. I could add more!". Rick: So this is the "Stour." Liz was the best guide. During that fateful Battle of Trafalgar, Nelson was shot by a sniper. The huge rotisserie could cook enough meat to feed a hundred hungry guests. I met her in 2005 and have always wanted to travel to London and England and we finally got a chance to do so. What an awesome tour this was! Really enjoyed the people we met, and all the tour guides throughout the trip. The views from atop of the tor was well worth the hike up hill. Starting in Canterbury and ending in Bath, our Best of South England tour brings you to the very roots of British history and culture. "Touring the inside of Canterbury Cathedral was stirring, but little did we know that we'd be seeing the outside repair efforts from the heights of the scaffolding! Aug 9, 2016 - Join us on Rick Steves' Best of South England tour! In terms of sights - the natural environment - the white cliffs and the Moors were perfect.". This was another fabulous tour. It was a very active tour (and maybe seemed more so after just completing the more sedate Scandinavian tour). I was also lucky in having a fabulous and harmonious group of people on the tour. 2) Try not to drive more than about 2 hours a day. Video: Watch England's Cornwall, an episode of the Rick Steves' Europe TV show. Hit England's can't-miss art, sights, and bites in two weeks or less with Rick Steves Best of England! Port Isaac is a beautiful, quintessential fishing village on the Cornish Peninsula, so worth visiting for that reason alone. But enough war history. Locations of hotels was good for walking around various towns/cities. "This trip doesn't have the grand hilltop view from an Italian village or a stunning event to attend like Edinburgh's tattoo. The huge Battle of Trafalgar ensued. Traffic in Southern England as well as the western midlands is heavy. Strenuous walking: 2–8 miles throughout the day with lots of hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. ", The tour was great. "Going to see the stone rows and house circles on Dartmoor (Merrivale, perhaps? This morning we'll drive to the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard for a day devoted to Britain's rich nautical history. There were GREAT group guided activities that were thoughtfully planned out to maximize our experience ( most notably getting to Stonehenge before the maddening hordes), plenty of free time, thankfully several days of a little later morning start, and a wonderful coach and driver (big shout out to Dan!!!) Well, they say Kent is very famous for having chalky soil, with the White Cliffs of Dover, and chalk river's — the chalk filters the water. Bus: 3 hours. What a thrill!". I was extremely impressed with the quality of the hotels, the expertise and knowledge of guide Roy Nichols, and the balance of free and planned exploring time. Enjoyed the entire trip. The little stone circle out on the moors in Devon and the Mead toast. "The Dover secret tunnels, the white chalk cliffs (7 Sisters), and the Geevor Tin Mine. This is an excellent tour. I love England and this tour gave me the opportunity to experience the south with a group of like-minded travelers. Oct 8, 2019 - Explore England with Rick Steves' Europe. Great trip! A good mix of people. Moderate walking: 2–6 miles throughout the day with some hills and stairs. Today, Portsmouth's harbor is still the base of the Royal Navy. ", "Construction tour of Canterbury cathedral. Our tours are physically active! Loved the history and the culture vs. sights as the only focus. The hiking at Tintagel Castle, St. Michael's Mount and Beachy Head highlight the rugged country. Apr 16, 2018 - Join us on Rick Steves' Best of South England tour! Every day was a stimulating experience. The shorter Best of England guidebook focuses on England's top destinations and sights, and is in full color. Such a marvel to see the tremendous ingenuity of mind, matter and strength. Since they are refurbishing and doing work on the tour I was not expecting much, but Tom had arranged a tour of the top of the cathedral with the construction crew. All the while, enemy fire crashed into and splintered the ship around the men. The murder shocked the medieval world. This was our second RS Tour. Patches of modern architecture are a reminder that much of Canterbury was bombed in World War II. "The coastal scenery was unbelievably beautiful. Visit the HMS Warrior and the HMS M.33 briefly. We ventured there on our afternoon off. Cheers! From these tunnels, Winston Churchill and Allied commanders defended a battle zone nicknamed "Hellfire Corner." Tour was fantastic. Jonathan is a consummate Anglophile with an obsession for Britain that borders on psychosis. We were also allowed to walk on a platform inside the cathedral just below the ceiling, allowing us to have close up views of the ceiling. The grounds are a peaceful setting and the ruins are beautiful. The view of the tiny picturesque Port Isaac fishing village, my introduction to the acerbic Doc Martin, was the catalyst for my travel search in Southern England. We'll also visit the newly renovated Mary Rose Museum, built to showcase Henry VIII's sunken warship that was raised from the sea in the 1980s. I was also struck by the WWII Secret Wartime Tunnels in Dover. Less time in Canterbury. The bus driver was very smooth. Enjoyed more new friends :), "So many special events and sights/sites every day. "Seeing unique landscape (cliffs of Dover, moors in Dartmoor, Lands End in Cornwall seaside villages like St. Ives and Port Issac) and historically-important places (Canterbury,Stonehenge,and Bath).". Its very existence was sufficient to keep the peace. His humor was an asset that so improved our experience. Thanks for joining us. Your Rick Steves guide will introduce you to locals who have talents to share and stories to tell. Our hotel there was great, the cathedral is amazing and the surrounding town is a great place to take a stroll.". The site of the battle of Hastings was pretty special too. I thought he did an exceptionally good job. In addition, to the regular sites available, we also saw the Queen Elizabeth leave the port on her way to the US to be outfitted with her planes. "Stonehenge, Canterbury Cathedral, Land's End, and a very tender moment in Salisbury Cathedral when our docent, Michael, helped one of our tour colleagues.". The handy hamlet of Birling Gap has an inviting visitors center. Provence: Legendary Light, Wind, and Wine by Rick Steves' Europe. I'd do it again in a New York minute. Late this afternoon we'll drive to Salisbury, where we'll enjoy an orientation followed by dinner together. Jamie took a handy group photo with the Skitch app to help us identify each other and set the tone for a meaningful flexible time, asking us what was most important to each of us on this tour. Great guide and a comfortable and friendly group of fellow travelers. And Dover — with its bold bluffs and mighty castle — symbolizes the defense of Britain. Today, visitors enjoy a fascinating tour. We liked the other people on our tour and were happy to share time in the company of others or by ourselves. This was a totally unexpected experience.". "Three: There it is, within sight on a sunny day. Docent: So this spot here was — so when Lord Nelson was mortally wounded on the upper deck, he was taken down here; just before he was about to die, Captain Hardy come down and said to him, "Sir, we've won the battle." We had a few unexpected experiences, like cream tea at Corfe Castle and lunch in Port Issac/Port Wenn. This tour surpassed our expectations. And hopefully soon I will have time to look at my pictures! Rick Steves' Europe is an American travel documentary television series created and hosted by Rick Steves.In each episode, he travels to the continent of Europe, documenting his experiences along the way.. "Dover Castle and the secret wartime tunnels.". There w, "I really enjoyed the pasty event we had. This tour is filled with history; recent and ancient. Each tour has exceeded our expectations and left us eager to sign up again. A well planned itinerary with moments of unexpected additions that seamlessly worked together. "For me it was seeing the actual Magna Carta in Salisbury.". The little village at Tintagel Castle was beautiful but we didn't even get time for a cup of coffee.". Despite the weather, we had a great time and again saw the value provided by your tours. "3 way Tie: (1) 6 of us visiting with the pub owner in Chagford where many of the regulars brought in large dogs, and the owner's large dog was resting its head on a tour member's lap. This tour started out with the "wow" experience of going up in the scaffolding with the restoration masons at Canterbury Cathedral. Breakfast is provided, but there are no group activities today. Wild Ponies, Dartmoor, Corfe Castle, Stonehenge, Salisbury, Canterbury, Battlefield (Battle of Hastings), the Battle of Britain Memorial. "Making pasties with Marion. Liz Boardman was our tour guide and proved to be the best guide I have ever had. I loved having our own time. I enjoyed it all.". But, after 1870, with the advent of guns on turrets and stronger steam engines replacing sails altogether, the Warrior was mothballed. There were too many other WOW moments to list - it was a great experience. By far he was energetic, helpful, kind and was an Angel when I hurt I knee. Very enjoyable; everything that I've come to expect from a RS tour. I loved the scenery, the tours, wish we had more time in Bath. We had the most wonderful time! All the hotels were great, but for one exception. It took well-trained British sailors only two minutes to ready a cannon for firing, aim, and shoot, compared to eight minutes for the French. Although we never travel in Europe without our Rick Steve's guidebooks, and have watched his travelogues on PBS for years, this was our first tour with the company. ", Great group and guide. These artifacts humanize the everyday life of English sailors from five centuries ago. Sorry for having two! But it is the people that make this tour so special. I had to challenge my fear of heights and overcoming that fear was as exhilarating as the view from the top.". "Just one favorite? You'll find exhibits about the cliffs and local flora and fauna, plus a handy café and ample space for picnicking. We'll meet at our hotel at 5 p.m. for a "Welcome to England" get-together. We also toured the Museum of the Royal Navy and the Battle of Trafalgar Museum while there. Both stops had a strong effect on me. Each was amazing. Traveling across the south of England, we'll ponder the military underpinnings of a maritime society that hasn't been invaded in a thousand years. A great tour. After lunch, we'll continue our drive deeper into Cornwall and along its famed, rugged coastline. "Having the free time to explore the public footpaths of England and interact with the local people.". "My favorite moment came early one morning in Chagford, walking from the village square to the outskirts of town. Overall, every experience on this tour was worthwhile. Taste delicious seafood, comforting cream teas, and hearty ales. Travel with Rick on this video guide to England's Cornwall and find out what to do on your next trip. The tour was well organized and went flawlessly. Nice surprise! I also loved the Portsmith dockyard.". We came back from our walk and had a 1/2 pint I the local pub. We'll admire Henry II's formidable castle, prowl through Britain's most historic warship, see where the archbishop of Canterbury works, glide on a dreamy stream, holiday on a Victorian pier, marvel at a royal seaside pleasure palace, and hike an unforgettable bluff. Beachy Head is carpeted by a vast, grassy field — wild, yet smooth as a putting green — reaching up to a dramatic drop-off. I could almost see Heathcliff and Catherine from Wuthering Heights! Join us for the Best of South England in 13 Days! Geevor Tin Mine We took the construction elevator up to take in an amazing view across the rooftop and also watch a traditional stone mason chisel away at a replacement stone block. And somewhere in there we sandwiched in drinks with the entire group at the hotel's pub. You really get a sense of what it was like to be there during such a dangerous time.". The video at the end of the tour that showed the actual raising of the ship from its muddy resting place was outstanding. This was a well-balanced tour and I appreciated not having a lot of long bus trips. Southern England Itinerary help! He had a good sense of humor and related very well to the entire group. Don't think I'd change a thing. What an exciting, inspiring and breath taking tour we have been on thus far. Trip was relaxing with beautiful scenery. And wonderful tour members to share it with! Sleep with street noise and no (or weak) air conditioning. What an amazing person! The tour had a nice steady pace without ever being overwhelming. "Evensong/vespers at Canterbury Cathedral - acoustics were surprisingly good, choirs were excellent, and the environment was stunning. With the outbreak of World War II, more bombproof tunnels were dug. Activity level good, lodging and meals adequate. See more ideas about England, Rick steves, England and scotland. Best of London in 7 Days Tour All around it was a very enjoyable 13 days! It boasts a classic pub interior with fun walls to read, rustic picnic tables on the green, popular burgers and fish-and-chips, and five comfy but pricey rooms for rent. All have roughly the same cost, duration, and simple route. The strenuous rating for the tour was apt. All of that climbing was made harder by the weather. Bus: 4 hours. It was so much more than a vacation. "We were able to go up to the roof via an outside elevator and walk on the scaffolding platform at the Canterbury Cathedral. His king-sized kitchen was one of the most innovative of its time. You set expectations before the tour and people understand it, you get a different kind of traveler, we love that. English Breakfast Porn. The overall tour experience was very good and we enjoyed the experiences we had and places we visited during the tour. And that same white chalk is just below a thin layer of topsoil all across the region. I sill gave this an outstanding rating even though it rained everyday! "The Geevor Tin Mine and mineral processing tour was impressive. This was our 5th Rick Steves tour and it exceeded our expectations (as usual!). We see so many cathedrals and after the Notre Dam fire it had even more meaning. Loved the sights and activities. A pleasure to travel with. This morning we'll make our own little pilgrimage to the impressive Canterbury Cathedral, one of the most important churches in England. Its stairway provides the only convenient access to the beach. Daniel our driver got us expertly through narrow. In 1840, the train connected London with Brighton. France is just 23 miles away. From beginning to end, Tour Guide Liz Boardman did an outstanding job. Marvel at the iconic White Cliffs of Dover, sweeping moorlands of Dartmoor, ancient stone circles, cliff-perched villages, and great sailing ships. Another wonderful Rick Steve's tour! "This is akin to choosing a favorite grandchild. St Michael's Mount tide change that exposed the walk way! "StoneHenge left me speechless, such an amazing and profound effect. See our FAQ | Call Truly a bucket list item for me. I very much enjoyed meeting and interacting with the British people. Enthusiastic, mostly punctual group. "My wow moment was The Canterbury Cathedral Evensong because it was so spiritial. Overall a great experience! Sleep in Salisbury. A wonderful tour with spectacular vistas, super good bus leadership by our outstanding and thoroughly knowledgable guide Mark Seymour. Reasonable balance of free time vs tour/travel time. Looking forward to the next adventure, "Tintagel was my WOW moment. The sights and excursions were excellent with good variety. Absolutely no disappointment to meeting goals from description and actual tour. Loved it. Gaze way up at the delicate fan vaulting at the highest point. "There were several but first choice is easy...the visit to Port Isaac. Its cathedral survived only because the Nazis used it as a beacon to help guide their bombs. It was amazing!! With Rick Steves. "Loved getting to take the boat over to St. Michael's Mount and then walk back on the causeway. I learned so much. "Getting to take a lift up to the scaffolding on the roof of Canterbury Cathedral was amazing. Afterward we has dinner at a pub on the grassy knoll overlooking a stream filled with swans. "As Doc Martin fans, visiting Port Isaac, esp. However, I (and my wife) ended up loving it. Liked the Pasty making experience and the Tin mine tour.". The food and hotels were great. (I have been on 10 previous guided tours with various tour companies.). Rick Steves' Europe. Nice combo of major attractions (Stonehenge, Canterbury, Dover, etc) with out-of-the-way "finds". It was fabulous! Our fellow tour members were wonderful! They were both great and went out of their way to make sure we had a good experience. Jump to bottom. The villages of southern England absolutely reeked with charm. Everyone wanted to know everyone. Bus was very comfortable and various stops along travel route were timed beautifully. This is the first time I have completed a tour evaluation. We could touch them and sort of feel the mystery surrounding them. It was all good.". Dartmoor.....I loved the walk on the moor and the ploughmans lunch, good memory That is not an official part of the tour, but a great opportunity anyway.". "Learning about the character of the British people. After our first, to Ireland, we wondered how it could get any better. Located 25 miles east of Brighton, it's an easy visit by car, and a not-to-bad trip by bus in summer (buses run daily mid-June through August, but run only on Sundays in the off-season — when a train/taxi combo via Eastbourne is the next-best option). We then went into the vaulted ceiling over the nave to see what was to be done there and peek over the edge down into the nave below.". "The visit with conservators who are preserving the Cathedrals stone masonry and stained glass. I liked all the places we visited and the cities/villages we stayed. The upside was the experience of putting on a hard hat and riding the cage elevator up to the roof! Devon ale, Cornish pasties, mine, and Penzance seafood are mouth watering. I paused by a narrow brook splashing down toward the green meadows inhabited by sheep and small stone houses. I enjoyed the mix of these along with time on the moors and ancient sites. Our coach driver, Ally interact with the restoration work outside and for... 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