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Explore Cornwall's amazing history, nature and cuisine on an in-depth small group tour!

From windswept moors and wild coastlines to historic cities and picture-perfect fishing villages, the county of Cornwall is filled with evocative sights and fascinating stories.

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DURATION
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7 nights
WHAT'S INCLUDED
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About this holiday

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Your tour at a glance

Join us as we seek out the maritime heritage, rural beauty and culinary pride of this unique corner of South West England on a scenic eight-day journey.

  • Discover the enchanting medieval church and castle of St Michael's Mount
  • Enjoy the charm of historic port towns Falmouth and Port Isaac
  • Soak up the wild, jaw-dropping vistas of the Jurassic Coast
  • Visit the magnificent Salisbury Cathedral

Inclusions

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  • 7 nights in boutique accommodation
  • 7 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 3 Dinners
  • Premium mini-coach transportation
  • Experienced Tour Leader and Driver
  • Maximum 18 Passengers

Accommodation

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On your tour you will spend 7 nights in charming boutique accommodation with en-suite bathrooms of 3-star/4-star standard ranging from country inns to town centre hotels.

Travel dates

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Please note that prices are subject to availability at time of booking and may change without notice.

Twin Share from $4,149pp / Sole sue from $5,029pp based on 8 October 2023 departure.

Twin Share from $4,719 per person based on 24 June 2023 departure.

T​his tour has departures from March to October 2023. Call our friendly travel team on 1300 414 198 for more information.

Itinerary

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Please note the following itinerary is subject to change without notice.

Day 1 - London

After meeting the group in London, we’ll come together for a welcome dinner. Here’s to the start of an incredible adventure!

  • Accommodation: Wellington by Blue Orchid (or similar)
  • Meals : Dinner

Day 2 - London - Wells - Dartmoor National Park

After breakfast, our first stop will be the tiny market city of Wells – known for its Gothic cathedral and peaceful Vicars’ Close. After we’ve spent some time wandering the cobbled streets and medieval buildings with our Tour Leader, we’ll have the opportunity to explore the magnificent Wells Cathedral at our leisure. Later, our path will take us from the quaint country lanes of Somerset to the heather and gorse-clad tors of Dartmoor National Park. Tonight, we’ll enjoy another delicious dinner together.

  • Accommodation: Two Bridges Hotel (or similar)
  • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 3 - Dartmoor National Park - Port Isaac - Padstow - Falmouth

Today we'll leave Dartmoor National Park for Cornwall's northern coast - starting with a stroll around Port Isaac, the fishing village made famous by the Doc Martin television series. Next, we'll enjoy a delicious lunch at The Seafood Restaurant, Rick Stein's flagship restaurant in Padstow. Here, you can take your pick from a menu of fresh-off-the-boat Cornish seafood and international favourites. Then: we'll take it easy as we travel further west to Falmouth.

Accommodation: Penmere Manor Hotel (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 4 - Falmouth - St Michael's Mount - St Ives - Falmouth

After a hearty breakfast, we'll pay a visit to the iconic cliffside Minack Theatre before setting our sights on St Ives - one of England's prettiest towns. Take some time to meander the cluster of cobblestoned streets, quaint seaside cottages and picture-perfect bays. Then, it's back on the mini-coach for a visit to St Michael's Mount, a tidal island just off the coast of Penzance. Here, we'll explore the village and the medieval castle and gardens - which are full of treasures and stories from the past. Back in Falmouth, we'll enjoy an evening spent at our leisure. Please note: St Michael's Mount is closed on Saturdays. In the event day 4 of our tour falls on a Saturday, we will visit St Michael's Mount on day 5.

  • Accommodation: Penmere Manor Hotel (or similar)
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 - Falmouth - St Austell Bay

There’s a treat in store for the green-fingered today: we’re off to explore Tregothnan Estate, one of Cornwall’s largest estate and home to the first tea plantation in Britain. A member of the gardening team will give us a private tour of the grounds and the tea plantation, where we’ll learn all about the only tea grown in England – with a chance to sample some of it for ourselves. Afterwards, we’ll make our way to St Austell Bay area where we’ll have the evening to spend at our leisure. Please note: Tregothnan Estate is closed to the public on weekends. In the event day 5 of our tour falls on a Saturday, we will visit Lower Lanner Farm instead – where we’ll enjoy a cream tea and plantation tour.

  • Accommodation: Carlyon Bay Hotel (or similar)
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 - St Austell Bay

We have no set plans today, leaving you free to explore the sandy beaches and boutique shops of the St Austell Bay area at your leisure. You could visit the world-famous biomes of the Eden Project or uncover the world’s largest private collection of maritime paraphernalia at the Charleston Shipwreck Museum – you certainly won’t be short on things to do here!

  • Accommodation: Carlyon Bay Hotel (or similar)
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 - St Austell Bay - Devon - Dorset - Sailsbury

Today we’ll make our way south along the coast, before our road takes us through picturesque Devon and Dorset. We’ll have some free time to follow in the footsteps of Jane Austen’s heroines and take in sweeping views of the Jurassic Coast. Enjoy some free time hunting for fossils along Lyme Regis’s sandy beaches before we move on to Salisbury – where a farewell dinner awaits.

  • Accommodation: Milford Hall Hotel (or similar)
  • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 8 - Salisbury - London

After one last breakfast together, we’ll have the opportunity to explore the magnificent Salisbury Cathedral. Our journey will conclude upon returning to London.

Meals: Breakfast

Our experienced consultants can also happily help with flights, pre/post-tour accommodation and travel insurance.

Please call our travel team on 1300 414 198 to learn more and request a quote.

Questions

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Where do I meet my Tour Leader upon arrival? Your Tour Leader will usually meet you in the arrival hotel’s reception area at the tour’s listed start time. If you can’t see your Tour Leader, look out for any notices posted in the lobby or ask a member of the hotel staff.

Do you provide airport transfers? For Europe and UK tours, airport transfers are not included in your tour price – however, we can book transfers for you as an additional service.

How much luggage can I bring? As we travel in mini-coaches, luggage space is limited. Each guest may bring one piece of main luggage of a standard size of no more than 158cm (when the length, width and height is added together) and weighing no more than 20kg. You may also bring one small carry-on bag per person. If you have more luggage, please make arrangements to store it prior to joining the tour. We are unable to carry extra luggage on the mini-coach.

What clothes should I bring? A suggested packing list will be provided in your pre-departure information. We suggest packing for variable weather conditions. We also suggest a pair of good shoes for walking tours.

What level of mobility do I need?: You need to be fit enough to get on and off the vehicle on a regular basis, and to walk both to attractions and around towns and villages. You also need to able to walk up and down stairs in the hotels and use a shower over the bath. We frequently use traditional style hotels and the majority will not have lifts or ground floor rooms. 

Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate mobility scooter or wheelchair users. If you have any medical issues, please declare them to us in advance of your tour. If you are in any doubt as to whether our tours are suitable for you, please check with us.

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Fine print

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Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply.

  • $200 per person deposit due within 7 days of booking, full payment required 60 days prior to departure.
  • Deposit is non refundable but will be issued as a credit to use within 1 year of cancellation. Further cancellation fees within 60 days of travel.