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Best of Devon and Cornwall

8 Day UK Tour of Devon & Cornwall

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8 Days
1 Country

England

13 Cities

London, Stonehenge, Exeter, Plymouth, Penzance, St. Ives, Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park, Bristol, Longleat, Lacock, Bath, Windsor

9 Meals

7 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners

Active

Faster paced with mix of 1 and 2-night stays in each destination. Requires walking to participate in top sites.

Average group size average 40-45
Tour brand Trafalgar

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Sign up for a whirlwind adventure on this popular England trip through Devon and Cornwall. Learn how the monks of Buckfast Abbey have lived for centuries, before indulging in a traditional cream tea or Cornish pasty.

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Day-by-day itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to London

A vibrant mix of old and new which marches to its very own unforgettable multi-cultural tune. Spend your day exploring the city's iconic sights - its royal heritage, exquisite architecture and fascinating museums. Then take to the city's streets this evening, enjoying the buzz of Soho or perhaps attend a West End show.

Houses Of Parliament in London, England
Accommodation Hilton London Kensington

Day 2

Explore Stonehenge, Exeter and Plymouth

This morning, meet your Travel Director for a journey through the rolling landscape of Wiltshire to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the ancient monoliths at Stonehenge, which rise imposingly on Salisbury Plain, imagining a time when pagans and druids would gather in their mysterious midst. Next, visit the 15th-century Cathedral Church of Saint Peter in Exeter. Continuing to Plymouth, Britain's Ocean City known for its maritime heritage, where pilgrims once left English shores for an unknown new world. Join your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Dinner this evening, at a local restaurant.

Visit historic Stonehenge, England
Accommodation Moxy Plymouth
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner
Iconic Experience Stonehenge in England
Visit Stonehenge

Walk around the strange and awe-inspiring monoliths that have reputedly stood for 5,000 years.

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Iconic Experience Visit the 15th-century cathedral in Exeter, England
Visit Exeter Cathedral

Visit the 15th-century Cathedral Church of Saint Peter in Exeter. With a history spanning more than one thousand years, marvel at the complexity of...

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Iconic Experience

Day 3

Penzance and St. Ives

Journey to Penzance and enjoy views of one of Cornwall's iconic landmarks, St Michael's Mount with its 17th-century castle, perched dramatically atop the tidal island, an ancient market town and historic port. Explore the lovely St. Ives, one of the most picturesque towns in Cornwall and a popular retreat for artists, surfers and sun-worshippers.

Discover the picturesque Cornish Peninsula, England
Accommodation Moxy Plymouth
Included Meals Breakfast
Iconic Experience St. Ives of the Cornish peninsula, England
Visit St. Ives

Visit St. Ives, one of the United Kingdom's most popular seaside resorts.

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Optional Experiences Devonshire village and dinner in Devon, England
Devonshire Village And Dinner

We’ll drive to a beautiful village in Devon, where you’ll see cob walled houses with thatched roofs and the parish church, which dates back over 70...

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences Drive and dinner in Dartmoor, England
Dartmoor Excursion And Dinner

A scenic drive across the mysterious moors takes us to the capital of the area, Princetown. Here we’ll see the infamous Dartmoor prison, before dri...

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Optional Experiences

Day 4

Enjoy a visit to Buckfast Abbey and a Dartmoor Scenic Drive

This morning, consider an optional cruise around Plymouth's dramatic coastline or enjoy some free time exploring Plymouth your way. Continue to Buckfast Abbey where you’ll Dive Into Culture and gain insights into how Benedictine monks have lived and prayed for nearly 1,000 years. Next, enjoy Dartmoor National Park on a scenic drive across the mysterious moors.

Dartmoor ponies in Dartmoor, England
Accommodation Moxy Plymouth
Included Meals Breakfast
Dive Into Culture Visit Buckfast Abbey, a Benedictine monastery in Buckfastleigh, England
Discover the Benedictine monastery at Buckfast Abbey

Visit Buckfast Abbey, a Benedictine monastery built on the site where monks have lived and prayed for over 1,000 years.

Included in Trip

Dive Into Culture

Optional Experiences Harbour cruise in Plymouth, England
Plymouth Harbor Cruise

Relax on a boat trip around the harbor of one of England’s most famous seaports. As the commentary unfolds, we'll see the Mayflower steps monument,...

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Day 5

Journey to Bristol

Head to Stowford Manor Farm, and Connect With Locals at a Be My Guest experience where Cream Tea will be served by the owner. This family run farm, located in the Frome Valley, has a diverse range of interests from Jersey milking cows to a community of workshops used by local craftsmen. Continuing to Bristol, England's urban art capital, home to graffiti artist, Banksy.

Pulteney Bridge over Avon River in Bath, England
Accommodation Hilton Garden Inn Bristol City Center
Included Meals Breakfast
Iconic Experience Roman Baths in Bath, England
Bath Orientation

Admire UNESCO-listed Bath, with its elegant Georgian façades and the bimillenial Roman Baths from which the city takes its name.

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Roman Baths in Bath, England
Visit the Roman Baths

Visit the incredibly well-preserved Roman Baths. Discover 2000 years of history and learn how this hub of culture is pioneering new educational inv...

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Included in Trip

MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®

Iconic Experience River Avon and downtown buildings in Bristol, England
Bristol Orientation

See some of Bristol's highlights on an orientation drive with your Travel Director.

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Optional Experiences Dinner and drinks in Bristol, England
Dinner and Drinks in Bristol

Tonight, why not join your Travel Director and fellow guests for dinner in the heart of Bristol.

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Optional Experiences

Day 6

Experience a Stately Home and British Village Life

Today we embark on a scenic drive through the English countryside, arriving at Longleat Stately Home where we’ll Dive Into Culture and gain insights into centuries of British tradition. Embark on an included guided tour one of the country's finest stately homes,  home to the former 7th Marquess of Bath. Wander through its grand rooms featuring priceless collections of art, antiques and tapestries collected by 15 generations and admire the exquisite Capability Brown landscaped parkland. Later, we stop in the picturesque village of Lacock – its honey-colored stone cottages and 15th century inns have served as an iconic backdrop for such famous films as 'Pride & Prejudice', 'Harry Potter' and 'Downton Abbey'. This evening we'll enjoy a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant. 

Lacock Abbey, Lacock, England
Accommodation Hilton Garden Inn Bristol City Center
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner
Dive Into Culture Tour Longleat House, the seat of the Marquesses of Bath, Warminster
Explore Longleat House

Enjoy a guided tour of Longleat House, the former seat of the Marquesses of Bath and one of the finest stately homes open to the public.

Included in Trip

Dive Into Culture

Iconic Experience The historic village of Lacock, Wiltshire, England
Lacock Visit

Admire the charming honey-colored stone cottages of Lacock.

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Optional Experiences Colourful row houses in Bristol, England
Guided Tour of Bristol

The center of the British aeronautics industry since WWII, Bristol was also a great seafaring port and England's second city until not long ago. Th...

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Optional Experiences

Day 7

Onwards to Windsor and London

We arrive at the double-inscribed UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of the Great Spa Towns of Europe, Bath, whose beautiful Pulteney Bridge and 15th century Gothic Abbey provide a picturesque backdrop for the Roman Baths from which the city takes its name. Join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience, and see the steamy thermal pool of the 'Great Bath' and learn how this hub of culture is pioneering new educational investments to benefit the community. Journey through lush landscapes to the historic market town of Windsor, home to Windsor Castle, a residence of the British Royal Family before returning to London where our memorable journey through Devon and Cornwall comes to an end.

Salisbury Cathedral in Salisbury, England
Accommodation The Tower Hotel London
Included Meals Breakfast
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Roman Baths in Bath, England
Visit the Roman Baths

Visit the incredibly well-preserved Roman Baths. Discover 2000 years of history and learn how this hub of culture is pioneering new educational inv...

See More
Included in Trip

MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®

Iconic Experience Roman Baths in Bath, England
Bath Orientation

Admire UNESCO-listed Bath, with its elegant Georgian façades and the bimillenial Roman Baths from which the city takes its name.

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Optional Experiences Winter visit to Windsor Castle in England
Windsor Visit Including Castle Tour

We’ll take a short drive to Windsor where you'll enjoy a tour of Windsor Castle, with entrance to the State Apartments included. Inside the apartme...

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Day 8

Farewell London

Say a fond farewell to your traveling companions at the end of a wonderful vacation, as you prepare to return home with treasured memories.

Tower Bridge in London, England
Included Meals Breakfast

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Iconic Experience
Visit Stonehenge

Walk around the strange and awe-inspiring monoliths that have reputedly stood for 5,000 years.

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Visit Exeter Cathedral

Visit the 15th-century Cathedral Church of Saint Peter in Exeter. With a history spanning more than one thousand years, marvel at the complexity of...

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Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Visit St. Ives

Visit St. Ives, one of the United Kingdom's most popular seaside resorts.

Included in Trip
Dive Into Culture
Discover the Benedictine monastery at Buckfast Abbey

Visit Buckfast Abbey, a Benedictine monastery built on the site where monks have lived and prayed for over 1,000 years.

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Bath Orientation

Admire UNESCO-listed Bath, with its elegant Georgian façades and the bimillenial Roman Baths from which the city takes its name.

Included in Trip
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®
Visit the Roman Baths

Visit the incredibly well-preserved Roman Baths. Discover 2000 years of history and learn how this hub of culture is pioneering new educational inv...

See More
Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Bristol Orientation

See some of Bristol's highlights on an orientation drive with your Travel Director.

Included in Trip
Dive Into Culture
Explore Longleat House

Enjoy a guided tour of Longleat House, the former seat of the Marquesses of Bath and one of the finest stately homes open to the public.

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Lacock Visit

Admire the charming honey-colored stone cottages of Lacock.

Included in Trip
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®
Visit the Roman Baths

Visit the incredibly well-preserved Roman Baths. Discover 2000 years of history and learn how this hub of culture is pioneering new educational inv...

See More
Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Bath Orientation

Admire UNESCO-listed Bath, with its elegant Georgian façades and the bimillenial Roman Baths from which the city takes its name.

Included in Trip

About this trip

An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
The services of a Trafalgar Local Host when you stay at Trafalgar's recommended London hotel
Pick-up and drop-off when you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel, booked through Trafalgar
Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
All porterage and restaurant gratuities
All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
Optional Experiences and free time
On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.

What to expect

Discover Stonehenge, St. Ives, Plymouth, Bath, Bristol and Windsor
Visit the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge, Exeter Cathedral, the artists' colony of St. Ives, Buckfast Abbey, the Roman Baths and Royal Windsor.
View St. Michael's Mount, the Mayflower Steps in Plymouth, Capability Brown landscaped parkland at Longleat and Windsor Castle.

Optional Experiences

Sign up on tour for additional experiences that have been curated by your Travel Director from their own in-depth local knowledge.

Optional Experience
Devonshire Village And Dinner

We’ll drive to a beautiful village in Devon, where you’ll see cob walled houses with thatched roofs and the parish church, which dates back over 70...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Dartmoor Excursion And Dinner

A scenic drive across the mysterious moors takes us to the capital of the area, Princetown. Here we’ll see the infamous Dartmoor prison, before dri...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Plymouth Harbor Cruise

Relax on a boat trip around the harbor of one of England’s most famous seaports. As the commentary unfolds, we'll see the Mayflower steps monument,...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Dinner and Drinks in Bristol

Tonight, why not join your Travel Director and fellow guests for dinner in the heart of Bristol.

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Guided Tour of Bristol

The center of the British aeronautics industry since WWII, Bristol was also a great seafaring port and England's second city until not long ago. Th...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Windsor Visit Including Castle Tour

We’ll take a short drive to Windsor where you'll enjoy a tour of Windsor Castle, with entrance to the State Apartments included. Inside the apartme...

See More
Additional Cost Applies

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Great Britain

  • Great Britain is made up of three countries: England, Scotland, and Wales. These countries are located on the island of Great Britain, which is the largest island in the British Isles
  • The United Kingdom (UK) consists of four countries: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland
  • Languages across Great Britain: English is the dominant language throughout Great Britain (England, Scotland, Wales). While the main language in Scotland is English, Scots and Scottish Gaelic are minority languages. In Wales, both English and Welsh Gaelic are spoken. If you're traveling through the UK and visiting Northern Ireland, you'll also hear English and Irish or Gaeilge.
  • Currencies used in Great Britain: British Pound Sterling (£) is used throughout the United Kingdom.
  • Capitals Cities: London (England), Edinburgh (Scotland), Cardiff (Wales), Belfast (Northern Ireland)
  • Time Zone(s) in the United Kingdom:  Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and Greenwich Mean Time +1 (GMT+1) during daylight saving time

On-Tour Luggage & Carry-On Bag Size Limits

Luggage: Each guest traveling may bring one suitcase no larger than 30” x 18” x 10" and weighing no more than 50 lb

Carry-On Bag: *Restricted to one piece per person, not to exceed 12” x 11” x 6”

  • *Please note: A "carry-on bag" on a tour coach is not the same as a "carry-on" for a flight. Because our coaches have large windows to enjoy the view, there is minimal space to store large items securely overhead or under the seats. A "carry-on bag" may be a soft-sided daypack, purse, backpack, tote bag, or the like. Because we value our guests' safety, small rolling suitcases or bags with telescopic handles are not permitted. In order to guarantee a smooth trip, guests are not permitted to store an additional "carry-on" bag beneath the coach with the luggage. 

So your driver and any hotel porters can safely lift and transport your suitcase throughout your vacation, we strongly recommend that you test the weight of your baggage prior to travel. You should be able to lift and comfortably transport it for short distances. 

Baggage allowances vary from airline to airline, and you should check with your chosen carrier for details prior to travel.

Packing Tips for Your Tour

Packing for a guided tour will vary depending on the duration of the trip, the time of year, and the activities planned. Here is a general packing list to help you get started:

Passport and Travel Documents: Ensure you have your passport, travel insurance, and any necessary travel documents.

Clothing:

  • Comfortable walking shoes: Cobblestone streets and uneven terrain require comfortable footwear.
  • Lightweight, breathable clothing: Pack clothes suitable for the season. Bring a mix of short-sleeved tops, lightweight pants or skirts, and a few long-sleeved options for cooler evenings for the summer months, and long-sleeved and heavier layers for early Spring, Fall, and Winter.
  • Layers: It's advisable to bring a light jacket or sweater and a scarf for layering, especially in Spring or Fall.
  • Nice evening wear: You may wish to wear a dressier outfit if you plan on dining in an elegant restaurant, for example. Smart-casual clothes are usually acceptable for all included daytime and evening activities throughout your tour.
  • Rain Gear: Depending on the season and the countries you're visiting, it's a good idea to pack a compact rain jacket or umbrella.

Sun Protection:

  • Hat, sunglasses, UV-protective clothing.
  • Sunscreen with high SPF. If you're visiting any coastal areas, bring reef-safe sunscreen formulated without harmful chemicals known to be damaging to coral reefs and marine life. Traditional sunscreens often contain ingredients like oxybenzone and octinoxate, which have been found to contribute to coral bleaching and negatively impact marine ecosystems. Look for sunscreens with certifications such as "Reef Safe," "Coral Safe," or "Ocean-Friendly" to ensure they are environmentally friendly.

Medications and First Aid:

  • Any prescription medications you need. (See more below under Health & Wellness)
  • Basic first aid kit with adhesive bandages, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, etc.

Toiletries:

  • Travel-sized toiletries, including shampoo, conditioner, soap, and toothpaste.
  • Travel towel (quick-drying and compact).
  • Hand sanitizer and wet wipes.
  • A washcloth and carry bag (often not available in hotels abroad).

Electronics:

  • A camera: You’re traveling to see extraordinary scenery and sites. So that you don't miss a single moment, bring a trustworthy camera. Check out our travel photography tips for capturing the best photos of your trips. If you feel comfortable, you can also try the camera on your phone. However, if you want to zoom in or capture moving objects, a camera might be your best bet.
  • Mobile phone.
  • Chargers for each electronic you bring.
  • Travel adapter and/or voltage converter
  • Portable power bank for charging devices on the go.
  • Small travel hair dryer (make sure you have the correct converter and adapter).

Miscellaneous:

  • A travel-friendly daypack or bag to carry your essentials during excursions.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Reusable water bottle. At GET, we’re all about caring for our planet, and with that in mind, we always recommend that you pack a reusable water bottle for your trip. Bringing your own reusable water bottle or asking for tap water at restaurants means you can make a difference by reducing your vacation plastic waste.
  • A small travel alarm.
  • A travel iron if you like your clothes to be pressed.
  • A travel pillow.

Optional:

  • Scarf or shawl for visiting religious sites or to cover up in conservative areas.
  • Light sleepwear.
  • A new, blank journal to document your trip. Don't know your travel journal style? Find out here!
  • Ziplock bags (storing snacks, toiletries, and keeping things organized).

Remember to pack light and versatile items that can be mixed and matched for different outfits. Laundry facilities are often available, or you can have your clothes laundered at hotels during your trip. It's also a good idea to pack a small bag or backpack to bring on the coach for day trips and excursions, leaving your larger luggage at the hotel.

United Kingdom passport, visa, and entry requirement information for US citizens.

  • Passport: Your passport should have at least two blank pages for entry stamps. Your passport is valid for at least six months beyond the conclusion of your trip
  • Visa Requirement: A visa is not required to enter the United Kingdom.
  • Entry Requirements: You can see the most up-to-date entry requirements for the destination(s) you’ll visit on tour by going to getours.com/travel-requirements-restrictions.

The climate in Great Britain is generally classified as temperate maritime, characterized by mild winters and cool summers. The weather is known for its variability and can change frequently throughout the day. Rainfall is evenly distributed throughout the year, with showers being common. The western parts of the UK, particularly areas like Wales and Scotland, tend to experience higher rainfall compared to the eastern regions. The UK is influenced by the warm Gulf Stream, which helps to moderate temperatures and prevent extreme heat or cold. Fog and mist are common in some areas, particularly in autumn and winter.

Electricity

  • American appliances run on 110-120 volts at 60 Hz, while the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland run on 220-230 volts at 50 Hz.
  • Type G outlets are used throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland.
    Adapters are used to change the plug style from American-style plugs with two flat prongs to fit into these outlets, which take three rectangular prongs.
  • You will need a plug adapter and voltage converter to use your appliances in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.
  • We recommend purchasing an adapter with a voltage converter so you can pack less. Also, pick up any necessary adapters or converters for your electronic devices before departing on your guided tour and bringing them.

Hair Dryers in Your Hotel

Hair dryers are standard accessories in hotels. Should you want to bring your own, though, you will need to bring an adapter and voltage converter or make sure it is dual voltage by checking the label for INPUT AC 120V - 240V or a switch that can be set to 125V or 250V. Many devices have this feature, so it's worth checking before you travel. If you need a hair dryer during your trip but can't find one in your hotel room, you can inquire with the hotel staff. Many hotels will be able to provide a hair dryer upon request, either at the front desk or through housekeeping.

Air Conditioning

  • Air conditioning is commonly available in European and United Kingdom hotels, restaurants, and public spaces, especially in major cities and tourist areas, but it is worth noting that the settings will differ from what you are used to in the USA.
  • However, it's important to note that not all accommodations or historic buildings may have air conditioning, particularly in more traditional or rural settings.
  • Most hotels in Europe or the UK can provide a portable fan for additional room cooling if requested. Your Travel Director will be on hand to assist you throughout your trip.

Traveling by coach

Our modern air-conditioned coaches have been selected with your comfort in mind. Your Travel Director will familiarize you with all the onboard features, including a washroom fitted for your convenience and comfort. Regular stops are made to stretch your legs, take refreshments, fill up your water bottles, and use the facilities.

Airport transfers

Airport Transfers for Europe flights not arriving to or departing from London
Airport transfers to and from the airport on the first and last days of your tour are complimentary only if:

  • You are traveling on a tour operated by Trafalgar, Insight Vacations, or Luxury Gold 
  • Your flight times coincide with the shuttle-coach transfer timings

Airport Transfers for Europe flights arriving to or departing from London
Airport transfers to and from the airport on the first and last days are complimentary only if:

  • You are traveling on a tour operated by Trafalgar, Insight Vacations, or Luxury Gold
  • You booked your land tour and flights as a land/air package through GET. If you book your flights independently via London Heathrow, you can *purchase a transfer through us.

To enable you to personalize your tour experience, you will find a number of Optional Experiences designed to complement the itinerary. These are designed to offer a deeper insight into the culture and character of the areas to be visited and provide some wonderful highlights to your travels. The optional program is designed to let you experience more of what interests you and to get the most from your vacation without replacing or overlapping with anything included in an itinerary.

The majority of Optional Experiences will be offered to you by your Travel Director at the beginning of your trip. Some may be subject to change, depending on the time you are traveling or local circumstances, including weather and days of the week. Your Travel Director will provide further information.

Usually, most Optional Experiences will be priced in the local currency, but please read through the details of individual optional experiences for specific information. Exact payment options will be advised locally by your Travel Director/Local Representative for each Optional Experience, but in many cases, cash, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are all accepted.

It is recommended to have travel insurance that covers medical expenses while abroad.

In order to ensure a healthy and enjoyable trip, we strongly suggest that you pack a plentiful supply of any medication you may need while on vacation. Here’s what you need to know about traveling with medications.

Prior to traveling, please notify GET of any disability requiring special assistance or any specific dietary needs that you may have, and we will strive to accommodate these.

It's essential to ensure that your routine vaccinations are up-to-date before traveling to any destination. Routine vaccinations may include vaccinations for measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, and influenza.

When traveling with GET, baggage handling at hotels, service charges, and tips for hotel wait staff (for included meals) will all be taken care of by your Travel Director. There are, however, a few instances where individual tipping is welcome.

Local Specialists

It is customary to show appreciation for the insights, stories, and know-how shared with you by the Local Specialists, and we suggest a gratuity equivalent to $1.00-$2.00 USD per person per half day.

Your Coach Driver and Travel Director

The trip cost does not include gratuities for your Travel Director and Driver. At the end of your trip, you may express appreciation to your Travel Director and Driver for their excellent service and the personal attention you received. Gratuities are given at the discretion of each guest, and a suggested amount per person/per day is listed in your travel documents.

For your convenience and ease, there is an option to pre-pay gratuities for the Travel Director and Driver at the time of booking.

Hotel services

It is customary to tip hotel staff for room service delivery if the charge has not already been added to the bill. Where ice machines are not available, and you receive ice from the bar, a small tip to the bartender is always appreciated.

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Tour director very outgoing and knowledgeable about the region. Driver was safe and skillful and helpful. Can’t believe we saw as much as we did. Got a good feel for the region and places we might want to experience again. Really enjoyed the whole tour!
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Review date: Thursday, July 19, 2018
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Totally enjoyed this tour. The tour director, Steve Morris and the bus driver, were the best. We did so much and saw so many fantastic places it would be hard to just choose one to tell you about.
Response from Grand European Travel:
This is wonderful to hear! We're so glad you had a fantastic time. This tour takes you to some absolutely beautiful places you might not visit on your own while in England, so we're pleased to know you enjoyed your trip. Thank you for sharing.
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Vacation
So much to do and see, we truly enjoyed every minute of it. Really worth the money spent.
William Jenkins
Review date: Thursday, July 12, 2018
Service
Grand European Travel's customer service and its customer service reps are the very best that can be found. Attention to detail and great organizational skills are their strong points. Friendly one on one customer care makes for a no-worry experience for you. My wife and I booked the "Best of Devon and Cornwall" tour beginning June 27 thru July 5. Our tour guide, Mr. Steve Morris, made our vacation come alive with his vast knowledge of England, its towns and history. He knew all of the great places to visit and dine. We had a wonderful time with him. "Thanks Steve!" We recommend G.E.T. travel, you won't be disappointed!
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful experience. We appreciate the kind words and recommendation!
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Vacation
Excellent value. Eat, sleep, get on the bus!
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