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Legends and Lore of Southern England

from $2,330 per person for 5 days, 4 nights
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  • Max Group Size: 8
  • Moderate
  • Communities Up Close

Tucked away in the southwesterly county of Devon, England is Dartmoor National Park, a vast expanse of windswept, storied landscapes home to myriad myths and legends. On our immersive exploration of this historic region, we’ll experience medieval villages, sprawling moors, and Bronze Age ruins, hearing about the enduring tales they’ve inspired. We’ll scamper among twisted trees and shaggy sheep, picnic like beside rows of ancient ritual stone columns, and duck into plenty of cozy pubs along the way. At every stop, we’ll chat with friendly locals and special guests to learn what makes this quiet corner of England so unique.

Highlights
  • Storied landscapes and age-old legends
  • Historic sites and medieval villages
  • Local expertise and insight

Itinerary

Itineraries and daily schedules are subject to change. We expect to do everything listed in the itinerary, though the order may be rearranged based on weather or other local conditions.
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Additional Info

Activity Level

Travelers should be reasonably fit and feel comfortable walking 3 to 5 miles each day and remaining on their feet for long periods of time. We’ll be spending a good amount of time outside and in rural areas, walking up and down stairs, in the forest, and on dirt and cobblestone paths.

Arrival & Departure

Our trip begins in Totnes, England. You should plan to arrive in Totnes by noon on April 5, as we’ll meet in town in the early afternoon. We recommend arriving a day or two early to explore the town and nearby sights on your own. Our time together ends in Exeter on April 9 around 1 p.m., with multiple trains departing from Exeter to London in the afternoon. We do recommend spending some additional time in Exeter and the nearby towns, as well, as there's much to see!

Dates and Prices

Apr 05–Apr 09, 2020
The total cost of this trip is $2,330. A $500 deposit is required to hold your space. The deposit is non-refundable after three days. The final payment of $1,830 will be due by January 6, 2020. All reservations will be final after this date and subject to our cancellation policy. By submitting your deposit, you agree to the trip’s Terms & Conditions. For travelers wishing to have single accommodations during the trip, an additional $150 will be due at the time of the final payment.
Included
  • Four nights of accommodation in historic inns.
  • All meals during the trip, starting with dinner on the first day and ending with a final breakfast.
  • Transportation throughout the trip in a private coach.
  • The company of two experienced guides throughout the trip, in addition to special guests all along the way.
  • Admission to all proposed activities, sites, and events.
Excluded
  • Transportation to Totnes and from Exeter. (Note that the trip begins and ends in two different places.)
  • Food and drink outside of Atlas Obscura offerings, including any snacks and most alcoholic beverages.
  • If applicable, applying for a U.K. visa (not required for U.S. or E.U. citizens).
  • Travel insurance (recommended).
Shared Room
$2,330 per person
Single Room
$2,480 per person

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