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Cruise / Tour / Stay Package
22 days /
21 nights
Departing – 19 Sep 2023

From AUD $6380pp

Your Itinerary

Day 1 to Day 13 – Portugal & Spain cruise

Your cruise and tour package begins in Southampton, England. Make your way to the cruise port to board Cunard – Queen Victoria on an epic 12 night European cruise.

Cruise aboard Queen Victoria – 12 nights

19 Sept 2023: Southampton England, UK
20 Sept 2023: At Sea
21 Sept 2023: At Sea
22 Sept 2023: Lisbon, Portugal (overnight)
23 Sept 2023: Lisbon, Portugal
24 Sept 2023: At Sea
25 Sept 2023: Cartagena, Spain
26 Sept 2023: Granada (Tours From Malaga), Spain
27 Sept 2023: Seville (Tours From Cadiz), Spain
28 Sept 2023: At Sea
29 Sept 2023: La Coruna, Spain
30 Sept 2023: At Sea
01 Oct 2023:   Southampton England, UK

Queen Victoria is similar in size and layout to Queen Elizabeth, but with an Edwardian elegance. She’s the first Cunard ship to have a female captain – Inger Klein Thorhauge – and the first in the world to offer private theatre boxes at sea. In 2017 her multi-million dollar refit introduced new staterooms, Britannia Club dining and sun deck.

Cunard accommodation – The famous White Star service begins from the moment guests step on board with the luggage delivered to their stateroom. Champagne or sparkling wine await as they board. 24-hour room service, including complimentary food come as standard along with Penhaligon’s toiletries, fine Egyptian cotton linen and a pillow chocolate every evening.

Queen Victoria

Cabin category options:

  • Inside
  • Obstructed
  • Outside
  • Balcony
  • Suite

Day 13 – Southampton
01 October 2023

After disembarking from your Cunard cruise, make your way to your hotel for an overnight stay in the historic city of Southampton.  Be sure to stroll through the Old Town, visit the fascinating museums and art galleries or drop by the superb shopping facilities that Southampton is famous for.  Why not stretch your legs and walk the Titanic Trail, a self guided route taking you to key locations across the city.

Accommodation: Holiday Inn Southampton (or similar)
Meals: Full English Breakfast


Day 14 – Southampton – London
02 October 2023

After breakfast, board the train for your journey to London. Upon arrival at Victoria Station, make your way to your hotel for an overnight pre-tour stay.

Accommodation: Wellington by Blue Orchid (or similar)
Inclusions: Rail ticket
Meals: Full English Breakfast

Tower Bridge, London

Day 15 – London
03 October 2023

After meeting the Cornwall tour group in London, we’ll come together for a welcome dinner. Here’s to the start of an incredible adventure!

Accommodation: Wellington by Blue Orchid (or similar)
Meals: Full English Breakfast and Dinner included


Day 16 – London – Wells – Dartmoor National Park
04 October 2023

After breakfast, our first stop will be the tiny market city of Wells – known for its Gothic cathedral and peaceful Vicars’ Close. After we’ve spent some time wandering the cobbled streets and medieval buildings with our Tour Leader, we’ll have the opportunity to explore the magnificent Wells Cathedral at our leisure. Later, our path will take us from the quaint country lanes of Somerset to the heather and gorse-clad tors of Dartmoor National Park. Tonight, we’ll enjoy another delicious dinner together.

Accommodation: Two Bridges Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Full English Breakfast and Dinner included

Dartmoor National Park

Day 17 – Dartmoor National Park – Port Isaac and Padstow – Falmouth
05 October 2023

Today we’ll leave Dartmoor National Park for Cornwall’s northern coast – starting with a stroll around Port Isaac, the fishing village made famous by the Doc Martin television series. Next, we’ll travel on to Padstow: a picturesque port town with a charming centuries-old harbour. Here we’ll have time to wander the winding streets and admire the sweeping estuary views, before enjoying a spot of lunch wherever takes our fancy. A traditional Cornish ice cream is a must for dessert! Finally, the lively seaside town of Falmouth awaits – our base for the next two nights. Accommodation: The Royal Duchy Hotel (or similar)

Accommodation: The Royal Duchy Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Full English Breakfast

Port Isaac

Day 18 – Falmouth – St Ives and St Michael’s Mount – Falmouth
06 October 2023

After a hearty breakfast we’ll pay a visit to Land’s End – England’s most westerly point – before setting our sights on St Ives. One of England’s prettiest towns, take some time to meander the cluster of cobblestone streets, quaint seaside cottages and picture-perfect bays. Then, it’s back on the mini-coach for a visit to St Michael’s Mount, a tidal island just off the coast of Penzance. Here we’ll discover the village and its medieval castle and gardens – which are full of treasures and stories from the past. Back in Falmouth, we’ll enjoy an evening meal together and toast to a full day’s worth of exploring!

Accommodation: The Royal Duchy Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Full English Breakfast and Dinner included

St Michael’s Mount

Day 19 – Falmouth – St Austell Bay
07 October 2023

There’s a treat in store for the green-fingered today: we’re off to explore Tregothnan Estate, one of Cornwall’s largest estates and home to the first tea plantation in Britain. A member of the gardening team will give us a private tour of the grounds and the tea plantation, where we’ll learn all about the only tea grown in England – with a chance to sample some of it for ourselves. Afterwards, we’ll make our way to the St Austell Bay area where we’ll have the evening to spend at our leisure.

Accommodation: Carlyon Bay Hotel (or similar)
Inclusions: Tregothnan Estate tour
Meals: Full English Breakfast


Day 20 – St Austell Bay
08 October 2023

We have no set plans today, leaving you free to explore the sandy beaches and boutique shops of the St Austell Bay area at your leisure. You could visit the world-famous biomes of the Eden Project or uncover the world’s largest private collection of maritime paraphernalia at the Charleston Shipwreck Museum – you certainly won’t be short on things to do here!

Accommodation: Carlyon Bay Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Full English Breakfast

Mevagissey Harbour, St Austell Bay

Day 21 – St Austell Bay – Devon and Dorset – Salisbury
9 October 2023

Today we’ll make our way south along the coast, before our road takes us through picturesque Devon and Dorset. We’ll have some free time to follow in the footsteps of Jane Austen’s heroines and take in sweeping views of the Jurassic Coast. Enjoy some free time hunting for fossils along Lyme Regis’s sandy beaches before we move on to Salisbury – where a farewell dinner awaits.

Accommodation: Milford Hall Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Full English Breakfast and Dinner

Lyme Regis

Day 22 – Salisbury – London
10 October 2023

After one last breakfast together, we’ll have the opportunity to explore the magnificent Salisbury Cathedral. Our journey will conclude upon returning to London.
If you require post-tour accommodation in London, please let our office know.

Meals: Full English Breakfast

Price based on 19 September 2023 cruise and 03 October 2023 tour departure.  Other departures available with varied fares.  Please enquire for dates.
Prices are per person, sharing a double/twin room. A single supplement applies for solo travellers, provided on request.
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Travel Insurance – we ask that our guests purchase suitable cover in case planned travel is affected or disrupted due to unforeseen circumstances
Flights – all tours are land only within the UK
Meals and/or sightseeing other than that outlined above
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