Loved the locations we visited. I would have preferred on less day in Canterbury , one additional day in Alfriston, more time at the White Cliffs, less time at Portsmouth more time at Tintagel Castle, one less night at St. Ives and more time in Bath. We saw a wide variety of places and stayed in some lovely places. Enjoyed the beautiful country side and learning about the history of this wonderful country where many of our ancestors came from. Second, walking through the tunnels of the Geevor Tin Mine and appreciating the incredible courage, skill, and pride of the Cornwall miners. Before posting, please read our Community Guidelines. It was a great time to visit with awesome views of trees starting to leaf and countryside and hills teeming with wild flowers. Bus: 3 hours. see our FAQ. All of the hotels were charming and we had some glorious views of Cathedrals, harbors and even somber and spooky cemeteries. We walked and hiked and climbed spiral stairs to the tops of castle towers. "Canterbury was my favorite. I sat in the front of the bus that day and had the best view of the spring flowers, the beautiful skies, the ponies and the sheep in the road. We’re happy to avoid the touristy areas in exchange for a more authentic experience. After lunch, we'll continue our drive deeper into Cornwall and along its famed, rugged coastline. Everything was well-organized, and well-timed. "Dover Castle and the secret wartime tunnels.". I think I have to put Tintagel as a very close second, though. Of course winning a prize at the pasty baking demonstration No bus. While the historic parts of the castle are unexceptional, the exhibits in the WWII-era Secret Wartime Tunnels are unique and engaging — particularly the powerful, well-presented tour that tells the story of Operation Dynamo, the harrowing WWII rescue operation that saved the British Army at Dunkirk. I learned so much about England's early history. "The special back-scene tour of the stone cutters and renovation work at the Canterbury Cathedral. For a leisurely, water-level view of Canterbury, take a calm cruise on the Stour River. This was the first time I had done a trip like this. Being in the small out of the way towns was important to me. Mar 21, 2016 - Join us on Rick Steves' Best of South England tour! Nice surprise! These artifacts humanize the everyday life of English sailors from five centuries ago. What's the difference between this England book and Rick's Best of England guidebook?. We are English literature/history buffs but Mark provided much needed information to fill in blanks in our knowledge. The crew rushed him below deck to care for their leader in his dying hours. "I have made pasties for most of my like but really enjoyed making pasties with the group at the Portreath Bakery. The sturdy scaffolding allowed exploring the restoration work outside and inside for access of the ceiling. This tour exceeded all of my hopes and expectations! First my husband and I stumbled onto Bowden's hardware store, Chagford's answer to WalMart. I loved it. While Dover was of great military importance, a half-hour drive away is Canterbury — long one of England's most important religious centers. Post questions and answers about travel in England. 2) Outstanding tour guide, Liz It could not have been better. "Probably the tin mine tour and visiting Stonehenge What made this trip so truly outstanding was the best guide we have had in 8 Rick Steve's tours. The ship and its doomed crew of 500 sank and settled into the mud, where it rested for about 450 years. Great Britain is dominated by England, and we'll explore its southeast coast. We are hoping that when we tour Paris he will be our gifted guide!! Tour guides very knowledgeable and helpful, "The cliffs of Dover..even though it was freezing cold!! Southern England’s shoreline is lined by famed white chalk cliffs. I also loved the Portsmith dockyard.". Jun 2, 2018 - Join us on Rick Steves' Best of South England tour! Even the weather cooperated! The hotels we stayed in were all so lovely, some having been built in medieval times. It's 'cause it's a chalk river. Dan wrote the section about the Holloways of Dorset, in southern England, in the prose-poem book "Ghostways." It took well-trained British sailors only two minutes to ready a cannon for firing, aim, and shoot, compared to eight minutes for the French. Mark and Deborah were fantastic and provided a well-structured tour. Sleep in Bath. ", "There were several, but walking around the Battle of Hastings grounds and listening to the audio program imagining what took place there really brought it home for me. Moderate walking: 2–6 miles throughout the day with some hills and stairs. A Message from Rick | Frequently Asked Questions The group we were with was probably the friendliest and interesting folks we've traveled with 9n our twelve RS tours. No bus. Besides iconic sites like Stonehenge, we visited English sea-side towns and bucolic villages. Join writer and host Rick Steves as he experiences the local culture, cuisine, and fun in some of Europe's most interesting places. This tour surpassed our expectations. When he died I was at a loss as how to fulfill my wanderlust. Liz was the best tour guide I have had on m several tours. "Far and away the WOW moment was our tour to the roof top of Canterbury Cathedral. He loved to vacation by the sea and host glamorous parties. A second "wow" was Corfe Castle, in its lovely, charming, picturesque setting, and our castle visit was followed by a wonderful, surprise cream tea! 4) 99% of our destination spots were totally worthwhile Can't forget going up the scaffolding at the Canterbury Cathedral, this was something I thought I would not be able to do, but our group was very encouraging and I did it! Our group seemed to "gel" almost immediately and everyone got on fabulously. I could almost see Heathcliff and Catherine from Wuthering Heights! Even though I was traveling alone I never felt alone. "Walking on the scaffolding at the top of the tower at Canterbury Cathedral. I thought we stayed the right amount of time in each place, with the exception of Bath. I sill gave this an outstanding rating even though it rained everyday! You provided the tickets and off we go. You can also find a clip related to this story at Rick Steves Classroom Europe; just search for York. Back when Britannia ruled the waves, it did so with its mighty navy, based here in Portsmouth's Historic Dockyard. Other wow moments were the coastal views as we neared Cornwall and the Beachy Head Cliffs.". Be on your feet, walking and standing, for up to three hours, indoors and outdoors, in all weather conditions. St. Michael's Mount was lovely.". In Victorian times, massive faux-castles were being built all over Britain by … 3)Meeting with and listening to the stained glass conservators at the Canterbury Cathedral. I had high expectations. France is just 23 miles away. I was unfamiliar with most of the places we were scheduled to visit and did not know what to expect. Tom Hooper was incredible. The tour had a nice steady pace without ever being overwhelming. Two centuries later, Nelson's England clearly enjoys its hard-won freedom. We happened to be there on D-Day. Built in 1899 and jutting far into the water, it gave everyone a chance to enjoy the sea. Ferries and freighters shuttle passengers and an endless stream of trucks back and forth. Enjoyed Salisbury and Battle Abbey.". Excellent and wonderful tour covering interesting and charming places and also enough free time. Plus, it was on sale! "This trip doesn't have the grand hilltop view from an Italian village or a stunning event to attend like Edinburgh's tattoo. A walking stick helped me manage uneven surfaces such as Dartmoor and Dover Cliffs. Mark's early mornings got in to places before any crowds and worked great for us. The Mary Rose.". Your Rick Steves guide will welcome you in the elegant Georgian town of Bath. "A highlight for me was the stop at Portsmouth, although I would have liked a little more time there. "Learning about the character of the British people. And he said, "Thank God, I've done my duty.". For examples, putting on a hard hat and going up above the roof at Canterbury Cathedral, the trip in the punt boat and making our own pasties and eating them at the beach really added to the more traditional sights on the tour. I was thrilled with the activity level because I am active, and the beautiful English countryside. Making a pasty. I loved the Buddy system, so much nicer than the guide counting. A pleasure to travel with. Fellow travelers. "We were able to go up to the roof via an outside elevator and walk on the scaffolding platform at the Canterbury Cathedral. But going up the industrial elevator in the scaffolding outside Canterbury Cathedral was amazing - mostly because I did it. The handy hamlet of Birling Gap has an inviting visitors center. Explore Europe with Rick Steves, best-selling travel author and host of public television's "Rick Steves' Europe" and public radio's "Travel with Rick Steves." Loved the guides, the Villages, the group. Other favorites were: Lanhydrock. The Cotswolds and the southern counties (Cornwall, Dorset, Somerset, Devon, W Sussex, E Sussex) all sound lovely but we’re getting overwhelmed with the options. In general, Mark's narratives about the places we visited really brought the history vividly to life. It had lots of history, architecture, landscapes, and even the White Cliffs of Dover. "I think that for myself the most impressive part was simply learning more of the history of England and why it underpins our own history. Join us on Rick Steves' Best of South England tour! My companions and I were well prepared for rain so donned our rain coats, pants, hats, and waterproof boots. Beautiful. "I had no "wow" moment. A major city on England's south coast is the busy port of Portsmouth — long the home of the Royal Navy. Also, seeing the White Cliffs at Beachy Head was another wow moment as well as the Canterbury, Salisbury, and Wells Cathedrals!". Trip was relaxing with beautiful scenery. Helpful, sweet tour asst. This morning we'll head north to our final destination, the elegant Georgian city of Bath (a wonderful place to extend your England vacation — or easily pop back to London). His king-sized kitchen was one of the most innovative of its time. Thank You! Most tour members arrange to fly in and out of London's Heathrow (LHR) or Gatwick (LGW) and take a train or bus to Canterbury (where the tour begins), and from Bath (where the tour ends). Sorry for having two! For centuries an important Roman Catholic church, the cathedral had a tumultuous path to eventually become the headquarters of the Church of England — known outside of England as the "Anglican" or "Episcopalian" Church. We were thrilled with the experience! ); St. Ives and the short train ride; and the scenery and ruggedness of the Cornwall coast.". "There were no wow moments. Implementing his Reformation, Henry VIII purged the nave of its ornate decorations and Catholic iconography. For coronavirus (COVID-19) travel information, ", Another great tour! Rick Steves Classroom Europe® is a free online video library for teachers, students, and parents. In short, no aha moments but plenty of interesting places and things to enjoy. Very well run and efficient. From here, a long, undulating series of cliffs stretches for miles. Strolling the moors of the "Hound of the Baskervilles" I appreciate the convenience of not having to drive and the flexibility of having some free time and opportunity when we are at a site to focus on things we have an interest in, versus being herded around in a large group the whole time. She has an inspiring story to tell. The Roman fleet was based here in Dover harbor. We went places we could never have gone if we were on our own. I loved being the only tourists in Dartmoor around the stones and the picnic lunches.". Country roads. Travel with Rick on this video guide to England's Cornwall and find out what to do on your next trip. It was a terrific tour seeing all the villages, cathedrals, castles and seaside port villages. Time per site was reasonable, saw most of what was available to see or experience. Except for grazing cattle and wild ponies, we had the moor and the ancient & mysterious stone patterns to ourselves. As I travel with Rick Steves’ Europe Tours, research my guidebooks, and make new TV shows, I’m reporting on my experiences across Europe. Our two-week tour of England offers a delightful mix of big-city thrills and thatch-happy village charm. Truth to tell, it was akin to a religious experience. The tour was organized quite well, things happened on time, there was a good balance of group time and private time, bus rides went by quickly and were filled with pertinent talks by Liz. If there were enemies, troops based here fended them off. Rick: This is the "great" one? "So many to choose from: The huge rotisserie could cook enough meat to feed a hundred hungry guests. I enjoyed the variety of castles, "The Canterbury Cathedral was lovely and was my wow moment". "Eating an ice cream cone in a pull out with the Wild Ponies of Dartmoor.". Ascending into scaffolding, cliff walks, dark tunnels, hard hats, old ships, very very old stones, stained glass, history lessons, great meals, evensong. Taste delicious seafood, comforting cream teas, and hearty ales. Great trip, enjoyed guide and fellow travelers. Its cathedral survived only because the Nazis used it as a beacon to help guide their bombs. Our guide was more like a professor in the best sense of the word. By 1805, he had amassed a huge fleet and was preparing to invade England. It was wonderful to see the unique sites and villages of southern England. "StoneHenge left me speechless, such an amazing and profound effect. Please sign in to post. I have wanted to visit England since I was a kid, so this was a dream come true and the Rick Steves tour did not disappoint! Moderate walking: 2–6 miles throughout the day with some hills and stairs. And Dover — with its bold bluffs and mighty castle — symbolizes the defense of Britain. "My favorite moment was punting in the pouring rain in Canterbury with our skilled punter Jacob.". Beachy Head Mark ALWAYS scheduled us to beat the crowds. Jamie took a handy group photo with the Skitch app to help us identify each other and set the tone for a meaningful flexible time, asking us what was most important to each of us on this tour. Alfriston was the most charming, perfect time capsule of a village. Wonderful guide. The tour was well organized and went flawlessly. "So many to choose from. When our bus pulled over we were alone on the moor. We've seen that with its love of nature, with its knack for family fun, its appreciation of heritage, and at its convivial pubs. Liked the Pasty making experience and the Tin mine tour.". Bus: 4 hours. I am huge fan of Doc Martin and walking the streets of the village was awesome. "Going up into the work area at Canterbury Cathedral where the conservation work is going on. For those not yet ready to return home, Bath is a delightful city with many sightseeing options. Never a note and history pouring forth. "Touring the inside of Canterbury Cathedral was stirring, but little did we know that we'd be seeing the outside repair efforts from the heights of the scaffolding! I was on my own this trip - these tours are terrific for solo travelers! The surviving bits of the ship, with a rich trove of artifacts, have been preserved and are beautifully displayed. "All points Cornwall were truly "WOW" moments: St. Michael's Mount; making and eating pasties (which we intend to try at home--was that "pull, tuck, pinch"? We'll learn about this compelling and varying landscape that inspired great literature, including The Hound of the Baskervilles, and have lunch together. Cheerio! We loved the people, the expertise of our guide, the places we visited and the other travellers on our bus. The Dockyard is a sprawling complex with about 10 different attractions (several are a shuttle-boat ride away). The places we stayed were nice and gave a good feel about Village quaintness. It was amazing and frightening at the same time. The weather was perfect, the rain barely made an appearance. "My husband and I did the extra walk to the upper level of the Salisbury Cathedral. It has a variety of history, culture, natural resources and architecture. I think the problem might be the sheer number of American tourists who follow his advice, with the result that things have become unbalanced on the ground. Very active tour, short bus rides and lots of free time to explore on our own. I was very satisfied with the hotels, meals,bus and sites we visited. Explore Quintessential Venice. All varied and interesting, pleasant people. A wonderful slice of England. Splendid balance between tourist attractions and off-the-grid activities. Today we'll explore the wild and remote Cornish coast, home to rugged, windblown scenery and dotted with quaint fishing harbors and 19th-century Industrial Age ruins. It's an essential part of the Rick Steves tour experience. A great tour. My overall experience was wonderful. Rick Steves' Europe is an American travel documentary television series created and hosted by Rick Steves.In each episode, he travels to the continent of Europe, documenting his experiences along the way.. This was one of the best tours I've done with Rick Steves or other tour companies. Bus was very comfortable and various stops along travel route were timed beautifully. The bus driver, Dan Lemon, was very well trained in how to drive a large, wide bus on those narrow, hedge-lined roads, especially when meeting oncoming traffic (large trucks mostly) and dealing with safely getting by each.". That said, I never felt rushed or stressed - and I would have been stressed if I was trying to do this itinerary without the tour. The result is colorful and exuberant…some would say gaudy. Our bus driver Dan, was always there and got us to every destination without any trouble. I've been in many cathedrals, but I've never been able to examine one "up close and personal" as we did with this experience. Each day there were many opportunities to experience the sights, sounds, and tastes of this part of the country. Last few days to much Bus Time. "So many to choose from... I like it that tour members are capable and ready to do anything and not complainers. "Too many. There was a good variation of villages to tour and have a fair idea about the country side. I'm still amazed at all we got to see/do and learn about, people keep asking me what my favorite part was and I just can't pick! From there we circle south to Wells, Glastonbury, Stonehenge and into South Wales. The trail along the cliff weaves around former gun posts that were originally installed during Napoleonic times, but were used most extensively during World War II. The high hills of the Dartmoor rose before me and from a height, the rolling landscape opened up below. "Loved attending Evensong at the Canterbury Cathedral-magical! This morning we'll travel back in time with a visit to Stonehenge, where we'll learn about and ponder the origins of these iconic stones that are as old as the pyramids. The tour was plagued by bad weather and a last minute change by the closing of a stop on the itinerary. My 7th Rick Steves tour that exceeded my expectations! As the English position weakens, the Normans press home their advantage. Also candidates - Viewing the Canterbury Cathedral from the scaffolding, the white cliffs at Beachy Head, experiencing the Moors in the fog and mist, views from Tintagel Castle ruins". "Favorite moment was the Canterbury Cathedral. Seeing the stonemasons working on the catherdral in Canterbury was such a treat. Tonight is a perfect evening to enjoy an evensong performance at the cathedral. Rick Steves' guide was SO useful on our recent trip to England. Liz and Lorraine enhanced the entire tour with their knowledge and tour guide expertise. I especially enjoyed the pasty making as this is a favorite treat of mine. It was fabulous to see the inner workings of a cathedral. Final wow was Cornish coast!". Southern England sits upon a foundation of chalk, and there are miles of white cliffs towering above its beaches. We were given sufficient time in locations when we were "on our own". My gosh please keep terrific guide. So knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Among the best: Watching the stained glass conservator at Canterbury Cathedral; walking above and below the chalk cliffs at Seven Sisters; touring the World War II tunnels at Dover Castle; Hastings battlefield and its sculptures; touring Salisbury Cathedral; walking the moors in Dartmoor NP and exploring the stone remains of a Bronze Age settlement; making a pasty; and walking out to St. Michael's Mount and exploring the gardens.". Great driver. HMS Victory was a good example of high interest and next to it a salvaged ship with its artifacts.". Meeting the entrepreneur who took her shop from one location to the scope she now has while she dealt with the different tragedies in her life was inspiring. I can't forget St Michael's Mount.". Tom Hooper had all the appropriate skills to make the tour most enjoyable; he even made the weather delightful in England. I'd do it again in a New York minute. Impact of WWI on country, and then further impact of WWII. From Tom Hooper, our tour guide, to the many places we visited and the food we ate was all a huge and wonderful time for me. Tour Account › Travel Forum › Home / Travel Forum / England; Please sign in to post. 54:56 . Amazing!". The event itself was fun and it was a great experience to then walk over to the beach to eat them.". We hadn't realised that England was still receiving rations up until the 1960's and that it wasn't until the 1980's that they finished paying their war debt. Posted by Laura (USA) on 06/21/16 07:24 PM. More info on Rick's Europe tours: http://www.ricksteves.com/tours Take a "test drive" of Rick Steves' 2017 England tours! I would have rated the trip as Outstanding except for our tour guide I have discussed this with Ruth Ann in a phone call. My tour was fabulous. Its interior, which retains its 1820s decor, is even more outlandish. You break our group into 2 smaller local tours. Moderate walking: 2–6 miles throughout the day with some hills and stairs. After touring the cathedral (and learning about the dramatic martyrdom of Thomas Becket), we'll meet with conservators who are tasked with preserving some of England's most treasured stone masonry and stained glass. Walking in a field of what looked like random rocks and Tom then showed us the circles of stones like Stonehenge and then the "runway" lined by stones. We'll start our day with a scenic trek along grassy cliff tops, marveling at craggy rock formations and the crashing surf below. But enough war history. Shortly after his death, his niece, Victoria, took the throne. My favorite day was visiting the bakery and learning to make Cornish pasties; followed by our picnic on the beach, and ending our day by visiting St. Michael's Mount. People keep asking me that question. Somehow, at that moment, nothing else in the world mattered.". Really appreciated Roy's efforts to arrange car service so a few of us could go to Port Issac & see where Doc Martin was filmed. But the big draw remains its pleasure pier. I loved that connection with history. "I particularly enjoyed visiting Dartmoor National Park, experiencing the moors and tors, staying in the quaint village of Chagford, and being able to have some free time so we could hike outside of town in an afternoon after coming back from the moors and lunch. Upon an earthen mound, originally part of an Iron Age fortress, is a many-layered complex with remnants from each age. Paul would have enjoyed more hiking options to enjoy the beautiful country in Southern England. Another "wow" were the narrow roads and hedge rows.". Visiting the villages of southern England in the summer was perfect. You climb up tors and down mine shafts. Hello there! But, the Rick Steves Tour of Villages of South England in 13 Days was open. Marvel at the iconic White Cliffs of Dover, sweeping moorlands of Dartmoor, ancient stone circles, cliff-perched villages, and great sailing ships. 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