Rick Stein Seafood restaurant Falmouth United Kingdom
DARTMOOR, FALMOUTH, DEVON & DORSET
This tour has it all, from history and architecture, to breath-taking scenery and fine food. Drive through Dartmoor National Park where wild ponies roam, visit Doc Martin’s Port Isaac, explore Britain’s maritime past in Falmouth and sample regional delights such as a Cornish pasty, a Cornish cream tea, clotted cream ice cream or Atlantic crab. Even with such a busy schedule we still embrace the back roads of this region and give you scope to add in a few adventures of your own.
The Back-Roads Difference
- Enjoy lunch at Rick Stein’s ‘The Seafood Restaurant’ in Padstow
- Explore part of Cornwall’s largest private estate accompanied by a member of the estate’s gardening team
- Drive along single-track roads in the heart of Dartmoor National Park
- Stay three nights in Falmouth, located at the entrance to the third largest natural harbour in the world
- 6 nights' accommodation
- Driver/tour leader
- Mini-coach transportation
- Full English breakfast daily
- 3 x evening meals
- 1 x seafood lunch
- Included Entrances: St Michael's Mount, Private guided tour of Tregothnan Estate & Salisbury Cathedral donation.
What is not included in a Back-Roads Touring Tour?
Day 1 London – Wells – Dartmoor National Park
We travel to the tiny market city of Wells, known for its attractive cathedral and Vicar’s Close. Explore the local shops, or perhaps enjoy a coffee before we continue to Dartmoor National Park. As the landscape changes, we meander through beautiful country lanes, over ancient stone bridges and through dramatic rolling countryside where wild ponies roam. Time permitting, we stop at the High Moorland Visitor Centre for an insight into Dartmoor National Park’s culture, stories and wildlife. Stay overnight at Two Bridges Hotel, or similar. (D)
Overnight: Two Bridges Hotel (or similar)
Day 2 Dartmoor National Park – Port Isaac – Padstow – Falmouth
We have a gourmet delight ahead of us today as we make our way to the rugged north coast of Cornwall. We visit the picturesque fishing village of Port Isaac, famously featured in the television series Doc Martin. The highlight of our day is lunch at ‘The Seafood Restaurant’, Rick Stein’s flagship restaurant in Padstow. Opened in 1975, the restaurant has a seafood bar located right in the middle so you can watch chefs assembling platters of oysters, langoustines and sashimi. Later we make our way to the Merchants Manor Hotel, or similar, in Falmouth, our base for the next three nights. (B, L)