Meet your driver in the arrival hall for your private transfer to a centrally located hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure for sightseeing. With the use your Oyster Card for Tube and Bus transportation and the Tripbuilder Guidebook, you will be able to explore the city on your own to see some of the famous landmarks like the Tower of London, The Eye, British Museum, The Shard, or just perusing through neighborhoods like Soho and bohemian Notting Hill.
After breakfast meet your driver/guide for a Private Morning London Highlights Tour by Iconic Black Taxi*. Your London Highlights Taxi Tour will maximize the sightseeing time you spend in London and the fun you have. Your tour guide will be a qualified London licensed black cab driver who will provide fascinating facts about London and all the landmarks that this city has to offer. Your driver, who has completed the world famous "Knowledge", has been able to memorize 25,000 of the capital's streets and as well as 10s of thousands of landmarks. On this 3 hour tour you will see and have the opportunity to take plenty of photos of some of the most iconic and famous historical London sights that will include Westminster Abbey, St Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace and Big Ben, just to name a few. Once your tour has finished, you can be dropped anywhere in central London to carry on with the rest of your day.
* Scheduled tour arranged at time of booking.
After breakfast pick up your rental car for your drive to Bath. After checking into your hotel, you will have time to explore West Country's most elegant cities. Immerse yourself in everything Austen at The Jane Austen Centre, view the UK's largest exhibition of great cars from around the world at the Hayes Motor Museum, stroll through the Fashion Museum, which holds a world-class collection of contemporary and historic dress, and the renowned Beaux Arts; Bath's longest established contemporary art gallery. This evening for dinner, you'll find Bath's lively new dining scene offers innovative vegetarian eats, fine dining, craft beer and plenty of creative young chefs with new small-plate restaurants.
In the morning, your voucher provides entrance to the Roman Baths; a World Heritage Site, and one of the most popular tourist attractions in the UK. It consists of the remarkably preserved remains of one of the greatest religious spas of the ancient world. You'll enjoy its interactive aspects, transporting you back to Roman times. The city's unique thermal springs rise in the site and the Baths still flow with natural hot water. Explore ancient chambers, historically housing changing rooms, and tepid plunge pools. A visit to Bath wouldn't be complete without a trip to the Georgian splendor of The Pump Room, with its Corinthian columns and crystal chandelier. You'll have a reservation for Afternoon Tea, the most quintessential of English customs. Some of the items on the Somerset High Tea menu will include a pot of loose-leaf tea or hand roasted coffee accompanied by Scotch egg, chicken and sausage fennel roll, chutney, Piccalili and their famous apple cider cake.
After breakfast make the scenic drive to Cornwall. This southwest region is defined by its spectacular coastline, which tapers out into the Atlantic Ocean. The dramatic granite cliffs of Land's End, picture postcard harbors, the wide sandy beaches of the north coast have all made Cornwall a holiday favorite for generations. After checking into your hotel, explore this picturesque sector of England. In fact the immensely popular PBS series Poldark, is filmed here, ideal for its untamed coastline and the most breathtakingly beautiful beaches.
This morning you'll have a Private Guided Garden Tour at the RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) Garden Rosemoor. This garden is consistently voted one of the best places in the UK to see roses, and summer at Rosemoor becomes a riot of color. Spread across 65 acres, the original garden was created by Lady Ann Berry over a period of some thirty years. Some of the highlights include the Rose Gardens, Long Borders, and Lady Anne's Arboretum. The Hot Garden, one of two color-themed gardens in the Formal Garden, more than lives up to its name, with waves of plants chosen for their heat and vibrancy. An exuberant mixture of colorful and scented plants, along with a charming thatched summer house, make the Cottage Garden a very popular area of Rosemoor. Next to the Cottage Garden, the Potager is an ornamental kitchen garden, a style that has its roots in the formal gardens of the French Renaissance. You'll also receive a lunch voucher that can be redeemed at the Garden's Restaurant (for up to 20 GBP).
After checking out of your hotel and on your way back to London, you'll stop at Stonehenge; arguably one of the most famous megalithic monuments in the world. Walk in the footsteps of your Neolithic ancestors; one of the iconic symbols of Britain and the best-known prehistoric monument in Europe. Explore the ancient landscape on foot and step inside the Neolithic Houses to discover the tools and objects of everyday Neolithic life. Visit the world-class exhibition and visitor center with 250 ancient objects and come face to face with a 5,500 year-old man. A walk around the Stone Circle is the centerpiece of any visit to the UK. After your visit, take the 2-hour drive back to London to return your rental car and check into your hotel.
After breakfast, meet your driver for your private transfer to Heathrow Airport to continue on to your next Avanti destination!