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THE QUEEN’S TOUR

April 13th – April 23rd, 2020  
$3,550 Land+Air Tour
Based on double occupancy.  
Single supplement is $1,500.


Trip Fee Includes:

  • 1st class hotels
  • 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners, 1 Cornish tea
  • Air-conditioned coach transportation
  • Train ticket from Bath to London
  • All tours and Entrance Fees
  • Airfare from Atlanta or Nashville
 
An exclusive and rare chance to enter the world of your favorite Masterpiece and BBC programs!
British entertainment, culture, history and Anglophile delights await. 
Journey to England ’s picturesque coast and countryside with visits to Bath, Cornwall, and other charming destinations with
your local East Tennessee PBS staff and professionally led by Sterling Silver Tours. Imagine life as a 
lord or lady as you explore Highclere Castle, which serves as the Crawley’s majestic home on Masterpiece Downton 
Abbey. You can’t move into the castle, but Downton diehards have the option to stay at the 19th-century coaching inn once
used by travelers to Highclere. Dine like Ross Poldark during a private lesson on how to make a pasty, a traditional 
Cornwall dish Demelza would have whipped up.
 
Reserve your spot, our last tour sold out quickly! 
Join East Tennessee PBS and make new like-minded Masterpiece friends on a fantastic ten-day tour by filling out this simple form:
 
 
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Questions or More Information: 
 Joan Haney 
865-595-0223
(For fastest response please email; telephone is monitored part-time)

Trip Highlights

• Highclere Castle, filming site for Downton Abbey’s upstairs
• Bampton Village, filming spot for Downton denizens
• Chavenage House (Trenwith on Poldark)
• Jane Austen’s Home
• Traditional Cornish cooking lesson
• Session at the historic Thermae Bath Spa
• Walking tour of Bath
• Doc Martin location tour
• Cream Tea
• Cornwall countryside and Poldark location tour
• Private viewing of Downton Abbey and Poldark costumes
• A private tour of Kensington Palace
 
April 13 – April 23, 2020
DAY 1 
Depart from your local city.
 
DAY 2  
Arrive in the vibrant city of London where you will stay just minutes from the Buckingham Palace gates at the 4.5-star St. James Hotel. Meet and mingle with your fellow travelers during an opening reception.
 
DAY 3  
Receive an overview of the city’s most popular destinations during a coach tour, then visit the famed costume house that makes many of the costumes for Downton Abbey and Poldark -- or spend the last afternoon in London exploring the city.   The evening is yours.
 
DAY 4 
Spend the day like a Downton Abbey denizen. Take a self-guided tour, chat with docents at Highclere Castle and stroll the sprawling gardens. The next stop is a ride to Bampton, the charming village that is another filming location used for some of the show’s most memorable scenes. Overnight in Oxford.
 
DAY 5  
Travel from Oxford to Chavenage House, the family home of the Poldarks. Enjoy a private tour and lunch in the home used as Trenwith in the series. The evening concludes in beautiful Cornwall at Falmouth.  Falmouth will be
our home in Cornwall until we depart for Bath.
 
DAY 6  
Enjoy a day-long tour of Cornwall sites used in Poldark. From Charlestown, that doubles as the harbour in Poldark, to Porthcurno, which was used in filming Ross Poldark’s skinny dipping scene. After a stop for lunch, we head past Cape Cornwall to the mining town of St.Just and up to Botallack Mines. You will instantly recognize the mines as they are used for the location shots as Wheal Grambler and Wheal Leisure. It is one of the most iconic locations in Cornwall and stunningly beautiful.
 
DAY 7   Port Issac, the main filming location of Doc Martin, is where you will spend the bulk of the day. We will explore Port Issac by the local Doc Martin expert. After you break for lunch on your own, we will enjoy a cream tea at the Old Schoolhouse used in the filming of Doc Martin.
 
DAY 8  
Our day begins in St. Agnes where we will make and dine on “pasties,” a traditional Cornish baked pastry. After a leisurely lunch, we head back to Bath. 
 
DAY 9  
Enjoy a two-hour soak at Thermae Bath Spa, or stay dry and learn more about the Roman Baths at the Pump Room Museum. The afternoon in Bath is yours.
 
DAY 10 
In the morning, we will take the train back to London, followed by a private tour of Kensington Palace.  Spend the last afternoon in London exploring the city. Our final night together concludes with a dinner at the St. James Court. Enjoy a final night in the famed hotel.
 
DAY 11  
Depart for home.
 
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Notes: Package price  - $3550 per person for double occupancy, includes airfare, $1500 single supplement. All registrations and payments will be handled by Sterling Silver Tours (SST.) Seats require a $500 nonrefundable trip deposit per person. Deposits deadline is November 15th, 2019 unless all spots have previously been reserved. Trip participants to submit their final check or credit card payment prior by February 15th, 2020. Tour information is e-mailed to participants after the final payment and approximately 16 weeks prior to the group’s departure or sooner. A call-in orientation will be scheduled for the participants. Cancellations All participant cancellations must be made in writing. If a tour participant cancels and/or is unable to participate in the tour because of a medical emergency after additional payments have been received, he/she would be refunded any funds that Sterling Silver Tours is able to recuperate. We strongly urge the purchase of travel insurance.