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  • Enjoy a Western Wonder Tour to the city of Truro, Bath and Salisbury
  • Explore the picturesque city of Truro in Cornwall starting with breakfast on the beach
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site at the world-famous city of Bath
  • Adventure to the gorgeous Salisbury and visit Salisbury Cathedral
  • 4 star accommodation with breakfast included
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Price Per Person   $712.50
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Experience the unforgettable Western Wonders Tour, taking you to 3 of the UK’s best-loved locations: the city of Truro, Bath and Salisbury. From classical monuments to picturesque sceneries, there’s so much to see and discover, you’ll be spoilt for choice!

Day 1 – London
Your adventures will start when you board the train from London’s Paddington Station for your GWR Night Riviera service includes a cabin on the sleeper train to the idyllic city of Truro. This lovely overnight ride is like a bedroom on wheels as you settle down for a comfortable night sleep on your way to your first destination!

Day 2 – Truro
Starts in the beautiful Truro in Cornwall and there’s no better way to put your stamp on the new day than with a scrumptious breakfast on the beach. With the backdrop of the glorious Cornish coast, it’s the perfect way to start a day of adventures.

Immerse yourself in Cornwall’s culture and history with a trip to the Royal Cornwall Museum which offers a fascinating insight into the county’s past and present. Discover the permanent exhibition of Ancient Greek, Roman and Egyptian objects before venturing through the exquisite gallery of fine arts.

Next stop could be to the delightful Truro Cathedral. Built in the 20th century, it’s one of the last cathedrals to be built in England and is home to one of the finest instruments in the country, the Father Willis Organ.

When you’ve worked up an appetite with all this exploring, why not try out a traditional Cornish Pasty at the much-loved Portreath Bakery to really see what the big deal is about these fine pastry delicacies!

Visit the historic Tintagel Castle and explore the history and myths of Cornwall’s rich fortress. Linked with the legend of King Arthur, this sensational castle has featured in many works by famous writers and artists and there’s no guessing as to why when you come face to face with its dominating presence!

During the later afternoon hours, you’ll transfer from Truro to the idyllic city of Bath via Tiverton as your next adventure begins...

Day 3 – Bath
Begins in one of the UK’s most famous cities – the exquisite Bath. Home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Roman Baths, Bath is bursting at the seams with history and beauty in equal measure. Having once been home to one of the most famous writers in the world, Jane Austen, Bath has much to see and discover and you’ll have the chance to do just that!

Enjoy a tour of the glorious Roman Baths following in the footsteps of the Romans who built these baths more than 2,000 years ago. As the only official hot springs in the country, the Roman Baths draw in visitors from across the globe year after year. On this special tour, you’ll get to come up close to the Baths and venture inside the Pump Rooms where you can even taste a sip of the waters!
If all this exploring has set your taste buds tingling, grab some lunch at Number 15 on Great Pulteney Street. Lined with neoclassical houses and idyllic eateries, Number 15 is a hidden treasure with a bar, restaurant and rooms boasting contemporary modern art.

Your afternoon in Bath could be taken up with a visit to the land of time and space – the Herschel Museum of Astronomy on New King Street. You’ll get to discover and explore William Herschel’s house where he discovered Uranus with a self-designed telescope in 1781!

If you want to try out a tipple or two, head to the Bath Gin Company for a distillery Tour with scrumptious gin tasting. Here, you’ll get to try out various different delicious gins as well as learning about its fine history as you revel in the tastes.

If you want to immerse yourself in Bath’s literature history, head to the Jane Austen Centre where you can learn where the famous English writer once lived and wrote some of her most well-known novels.

Day 4 – Salisbury
Starts with checking out of your hotel and taking the train to the wonderful Salisbury. Once you’ve got settled in your next hotel, why not test your nerves and climb the Salisbury Cathedral Spire? Ascend 332 steps before being greeted with glorious panoramic views of Salisbury and the British countryside – utter bliss! If heights aren’t for you, there’s so much to see and discover inside the Cathedral itself. From the world’s oldest mechanical clock to the bell tower, it’ll be an unforgettable historic exploration.

No trip to Salisbury would be complete without a trip to one of the UK’s most famous landmarks – Stonehenge. These Neolithic stones have been the talk of the world for thousands of years with the mystery still unsolved to this very day. Have your chance to get up close to these 5,000 year old stones and see if you can piece together the evidence of how they got there for yourself. Are they the markings of an ancient burial ground? An astronomical clock? A worshipping monument? Try your luck and unlock these ancient secrets with a trip to Stonehenge.

If you’ve always wanted to partake in a spot of glamping, what better place to do it than at Stonehenge? This adventurous stay gives you a night in a Glamping Pod with sights of the iconic Stone landscape – bucket list ticked!

After your Stonehenge trip, settle down to some quintessentially British cuisines at one of Salisbury’s oldest pubs such as The Haunch of Venison or the Red Lion on Milford Street.

Day 5 - London
Your Western Wonder Tour draws to an end but you have suitcases worth of memories to take back to London with you! Take the train from Salisbury using your Brit Pass and voila, journey complete.

Additional Information

Includes

  • Brit Rail pass for 4 days - consecutive days
  • Hotel accommodation for 3 nights - 4 star category
    • Truro – The Alverton Hotel or Similar
    • Bath – Abbey Hotel or Similar
    • Salisbury – Milford Hall Hotel or Similar

Excludes

  • Meals /Portreath Bakery
  • No Flights & Airport transfers
  • Gratuities

Optional extra

  • Entrance to The Royal Cornwall Museum
  • Entrance to Tintangel Castle
  • Entrance to St Mawes and Pendennis Castle
  • Entrance to Roman Bath
  • Entrance to Herschel Museum of Astronomy
  • Gin Tasting Tour in Bath
  • Entrance to Jane Austin Centre
  • Entrance to Bath Abbey
  • Entrance to Salisbury Cathedral
  • Entrance to Stonehenge
  • Thermae Bath Spa

Free entrances

  • Truro Cathedral

Please Note

  • Once booked this tour is non amendable & non refundable
  • If children travelling please enquire for rates on rail@goldentours.com

Brit Rail pass -

  • Seat Reservations: Reservations for particular journeys are not compulsory, but for busy trains are advisable (ie: mainlines in peak hours.) It is not necessary to validate a pass in order to reserve a seat / sleeping berth in advance. Normal fees are payable.
  • First Class and Standard Class: Many local trains in England, Scotland and Wales have Standard Class accommodation only. This has been accounted for in price of the First Class Passes.
  • Purchase Restrictions: Pass holders must be non-UK residents. BritRail and its representatives may ask at any time for proof of foreign residency and reserve the right to confiscate the ticket or pass in such circumstances. The BritRail ticket is non-transferable and must only be used by the person or persons specified on the ticket.
  • Exclusions: The BritRail pass is not valid on Eurostar services, special excursions, Tyne and Wear Metro Trains (Newcastle-upon-Tyne area), Glasgow Underground trains, Manchester Metro link, road links between airports and railway stations, Docklands Light Railway, Tram links, privately owned railways, steam services, London Underground trains and buses, ships, hovercraft, nor any other services not mentioned.
  • Pass Validation: Passes are issued open dated and must be validated within eleven months from the date of issue and prior to the first use. To validate a Paper BritRail Pass, present it along with your passport to the Railway official at the station of departure. At this time, the first and the last day of validity of the pass as well as the passport number is entered and the passenger must sign the pass. Under no circumstances is the pass holder allowed to validate his or her own pass. If, however, your first journey is from an unstaffed station, your pass will be valid provided you take it to be validated at the next interchange station, or at your destination station. In the case of a Flexipass, the passenger must enter the date of travel each day before he/she boards the first train of the day. BritRail M-Passes are already validated once you have chosen your start date and received the barcode. There is no need to go to the ticket office to validate an M-Pass, simply start travelling. All BritRail Passes are valid from 00:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs (Midnight to Midnight) on a chosen day of travel. If a pass holder is traveling on an overnight train containing sleeper accommodation, the next day’s date must be inserted. Failure to comply with this requirement may result in the payment of a fine and the cost of a full fare ticket.
  • Lost Tickets: BritRail is not responsible for tickets or vouchers, which are lost, stolen, mutilated or destroyed. Refunds cannot be authorized in such cases. Therefore, travel insurance is recommended.  The agent you purchase this Rail Pass through may also advise a rail protection cover for your pass while travelling.