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From Bournemouth: Jurassic Coast & Isle of Purbeck Day Tour

From Bournemouth: Jurassic Coast & Isle of Purbeck Day Tour

Catch the early morning ferry across to the Isle of Purbeck. View Old Harry Rocks, the starting point of the Jurassic Coast, England’s only natural UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take in breath-taking views across Poole Harbour and towards Brownsea Island. By mid morning you will arrive at Durlston Country Park. Visit the brand new Jurassic Coast visitor center housed in the recently refurbished Durlston Castle. There’s time for a morning coffee stop overlooking the famous Great Globe and a chance to take the cliff top walk along to Tilly Whim Caves and the Anvil Point Lighthouse. For every visitor brought to Durlston Country Park, a contribution towards a bursary that helps to support their volunteer programme is made. Heading west drive through some of the tiny lanes and villages that give Purbeck its unique character. Take lunch in the village of Corfe Castle, dominated by the ruins that give it its name. Entrance to the castle itself not included (Free to NT members). After lunch take a gentle drive along the coast taking in more stunning scenery as you head for an afternoon at Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door. Walk down to Man o’ War Rocks and view the magnificent rock arch of Durdle Door, hewn from the Portland limestone beds. Finally, head down to Lulworth Cove and see the famous Lulworth Crumple rock formation in Stair Hole. Hotel pick up request: Please email us to info@discoverdorset.co.uk with your date, booking number and the name and address of your hotel. We will confirm the place and an approximiate time in a reply email, please be 10-15 minutes early and outside.

From Bristol: 4-Day Cornwall, Devon & Stonehenge Tour

From Bristol: 4-Day Cornwall, Devon & Stonehenge Tour

Day 1 You begin your journey down into the south-west of England. You’ll stop in at cute villages and enjoy a scenic drive through Exmoor National Park, a beautiful mix of moorland, woodland, coast and rivers. We like to keep things flexible this morning, so your driver-guide will touch base with you throughout the day. Next stop is Dunster; this medieval village is dominated by its Norman Castle, which you can view as you wander the village. You will visit the incredible ruins of Tintagel Castle. Sitting snug on the clifftops of North Cornwall, this historic 13th-century castle is believed to be the birthplace of King Arthur. The time is yours to explore this wonderful site. We depart Tintagel and head for the coastal city of Falmouth, our overnight base for the next two nights. Day 2 The day begins with a visit to one of Cornwall’s most loved destinations: the fishing town of St Ives. Get in touch with your inner seaside dweller as you wander this idyllic harbour town. Your next destination is a must in our opinion. Land’s End is a legendary spot that has inspired people since ancient Greek times when it was referred to as ‘Belerion’, or ‘Place of the Sun’. We head for a lunch break to an open-air theatre perched atop rugged cliffs. Yes, we’re talking about the incredible *Minack Theatre. *Please note that due to availability, we may be unable to visit this theatre. Your guide will let you know as you go. The last stop of the day is in Marazion, where you’ll get a chance for a photo of the jaw-dropping St Michael’s Mount. This rocky island is home to a medieval church and castle, and is England’s very own Mont Saint-Michel. Day 3 This morning we keep things flexible, with possible stops as we start heading north again. You then arrive in Tavistock, an ancient stannary (tin-mining district) and market town. You have free time to explore the only town in Devon to hold world heritage status. Your journey continues east into Dartmoor National Park, a stunningly craggy landscape filled with forests, rivers, wetlands and tors. You’ll stop in the picturesque village of Widecombe-in-the-Moor, where the folk song of “Widecombe Fair” has been immortalized. Your adventure in Dartmoor National Park continues with a visit to the rocky granite outcrops of Haytor before you head to Exeter for the evening. Day 4 The last day of your tour stops at Durdle Door, one of Dorset’s most photographed landmarks, and the uniqueness of Lulworth Cove. Then you’re off to Shaftesbury, which is the epitome of a quaint English market town. It also has a fascinating history going back to Saxon times. The final stop of the day is the iconic and mind-boggling Stonehenge. It’s been around for around 5,000 years and to this day, people still flock to it in wonder. You among them? There are plenty of legends surrounding these massive stones and how they ended in such a formation.

London: 3-Day Stonehenge, Bath & South West Coast Tour

London: 3-Day Stonehenge, Bath & South West Coast Tour

Discover some of the most historic sites in England on a 3-day tour of the southwest, visiting the Roman city of Bath, and center of the Kingdom of Wessex at Exeter. Drive along the preshistoric Jurassic Coast of Dorset, and head into the vast moorland of Dartmoor, a protected national park with exposed granite hilltops. The tour, by comfortable 16-seat minibus, also includes time at Stonehenge, the most famous stone circle in England, and a chance to climb Glastonbury Tor. Day 1: Depart London for the old Kingdom of Wessex en route to the famous Neolithic standing stone circle of Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain. Explore the mystical stones, which continue to confound historians to this day. Next, head for the dramatic south coast of Dorset, enjoying the panoramic views over white sand beaches, and the natural rock arch of Durdle Door. Spend the afternoon on the Jurassic Coast before driving to the historic city of Exeter, which was the most southwesterly fortified settlement of the ancient Roman Empire. You will be based here for the next 2 nights. Day 2: Enjoy a morning exploring the wilderness of Dartmoor, including the ancient "Clapper Bridge" at Postbridge. Go to the market town of Tavistock, where Francis Drake used to live. Return to Exeter in the early afternoon to explore the Roman town’s underground passages and ancient walls. Visit the renovated Royal Albert Memorial Museum to find fascinating sections on zoology, archaeology, anthropology, and fine art. Marvel at the 12th-century Norman Cathedral, which boasts the longest uninterrupted vaulted ceiling in England. Day 3: On your final day, head to Glastonbury and visit Glastonbury Tor. Learn about its connection to Avalon and King Arthur, and climb the Tor for spectacular views across 3 English counties. Drive to the beautiful City of Bath for lunch, with time in the afternoon to explore the relics of its Roman past, including the famous Roman Baths. Admire the handsome Georgian architecture of the city center, and pop into the 7th-century Bath Abbey, noted for its fan vaulting and commemorative stained glass. Return to London for an early evening drop off.

Jurassic Coast & Durdle Door Private Day Trip

Jurassic Coast & Durdle Door Private Day Trip

Embark on an adventure along the Jurassic Coast, a marvel of Earth's history, showcasing the evolution of life and natural processes that sculpt our planet. This landscape, rich in diversity and beauty, stands out for its significant geology, earning it World Heritage Site status in 2001. Your driver takes you through the unique geology of the coastline, where you can delve into the environmental shifts spanning millions of years. Witness the fossils of ancient, extinct creatures revealing themselves from the cliffs, offering a new perspective on our world. The formation of the coast, through rock falls, landslides, and storm-battered beaches, provides insights into its creation. This 95-mile journey across Dorset and East Devon introduces you to a landscape filled with varied rocks, setting the stage for diverse and memorable experiences. From relaxing summer days by the beach and family barbecues to invigorating walks during the blustery winter, every moment becomes unforgettable. The Jurassic Coast tantalizes the senses, weaving stories that engage the mind, body, and soul, inspiring a deep connection and the desire to explore its wonders repeatedly. Discover the historic Durdle Door, a majestic natural limestone arch that stands as a testament to the coast's beauty. Nearby, the Lulworth Cove Visitor Centre offers deeper insights into Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove, highlighting their significance. A walk along the South West Coast Path at Durdle Door presents breathtaking views of the Jurassic Coast. Your guide suggests carrying an Ordnance Survey map for a rewarding day of exploration. The story of the coast is also a tale of geological forces at play. About 25 million years ago, the collision of the African and European tectonic plates formed the Alps. This event influenced the rocks in south Dorset and Purbeck, adding to the coast's geological tapestry. Lyme Regis beckons as your next stop, a picturesque seaside resort on the world-renowned Jurassic Coast. Ideal for family vacations, active breaks, or romantic escapes, Lyme Regis is famed for its fossil-rich shores and ties to Mary Anning, a pioneering palaeontologist. This town, enveloped in natural beauty and rich history dating back to the 8th century, marks the concluding point of your tour, guiding you back to the hotel with memories of a land sculpted through time.

English Speaking Course around London

English Speaking Course around London

Join our 5-day English Speaking courses to see some of the most beautiful places in the South of England. You will stay with our teachers in a private house in a green area just outside London. You will be in small international group (max 6 people) which will give you a chance to practice your English for the whole course. We will visit places like Seven Sisters White Cliffs, London, Stonehenge, Oxford, Windsor Castle and Bath (we can discuss with each group the most interesting for them). Each day we will have breakfast at home then go out to discover wonderful nature spots, historical cities and local culture. We always take lunch out with us so it can be enjoyed with great views and fresh air. In the evenings we'll make a home cooked meal and then play some fun games. As well as all the places listed on our itinerary we have many more exciting surprises, treats and small trips. We recommend a minimum level of B1 English to get the most out of this course. Our native speakers will always be there to help you throughout the course. The course is also flexible so you're welcome to enjoy some free time or suggest places you would love to visit. You should arrive on Day 1 of the course and leave on the final day. We know flights are not so easy to find so we are flexible with times. You can arrive at Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton or London City Airports. The meeting point is Reading Station and I will give detailed instructions on how to reach us.

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What people are saying about Durdle Door

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4.8
(108 reviews)

We were picked up (by surprise, international calling didn't work) at our hotel, and had a quick, pleasant visit with our driver, Paul. We saw several things not on the description, each with plenty of time to walk, take photos, get coffee. Lunch break was on your own as part of castle visit. Explanations were a little repetitive, but most tour participants were not native English speakers. The driver/narrator led some hikes, as well. took pictures for us, answered questions about geology, flora and fauna, etc. Historical context of castle, estates, ruins, was given. This was a very well-planned, well-timed trip.

Paul the driver was an excellent choice as so knowledgeable about areas we traveled to. If you couldn’t manage some of the hill walking there were alternatives to still see the sites. We had the pleasure of seeing Durdle door from boat ( paid extra for) as walk too steep for bad hip and it was awesome. Paul came up with alternatives and kept an eye on everyone to make sure they were coping and safe. One of best trips I’ve ever been on.

We were very satisfied with our tour. Kate was our tour guide. She was so nice and helpful. We liked her very much! She knew a lot and was always able to tell us great information about each place. There was something for young and older people. If you couldn't walk well, Kate always had another option for that group. The places we visited were very beautiful and interesting. We would travel with Rabbies Tours again.

Especially our guide und driver Alan was excellent!! He had a wide Knowledge about a wide Range of subjects , took us to sometimes hidden places ,we would not have found by ourselves, told us stories int the way of typical English humor and made us laugh throuhout our journey.We learned a lot about Cornwall and England., The bed. and breakfast places very clean and cosy, very English as we love English lifestyle

Was a really great experience! Paul is a fantastic guide, he tells the story of each place and he really love his job! We absolutely love this tour, amazing places and stunning landscape. Thank you so much!