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Coastal Cornwall & its Captivating Gardens

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(Tour code: CCB20)

Discover Cornwall's picturesque resorts

Discover the very best of Cornwall as we explore this beguiling county. From our base in picturesque Falmouth, we encounter Cornwall's charming harbours and fabled Land's End, we discover the enthralling Eden Project and Lost Gardens of Heligan.

Highlights
  • Falmouth
  • St Ives Bay Branch Line
  • St Ives
  • Cape Cornwall
  • Land's End
  • Penzance
  • Lost Gardens of Heligan
  • Bodmin & Wenford Steam Railway
  • The Eden Project
What’s Included
  • Standard Class Rail
    Heritage Rail Excursion
  • 4* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals

Coastal Cornwall & its Captivating Gardens 2020Tour Details

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Day 1 Falmouth
Falmouth

Falmouth

We begin our Cornish break in the pretty resort of Falmouth, where we are welcomed at the luxurious Royal Duchy Cornwall hotel. This is one of the finest hotels in Cornwall, set in its own grounds overlooking Falmouth's sea front, and is a truly idyllic base for our explorations.

Includes:
  • Dinner
Day 2 St Michael's Mount
St Michael's Mount

Discovering West Cornwall

Today we are immersed in the beauty of Cornwall's west coast, free to drink in the spectacular golden sands and seascapes as we travel by train along the St Ives Bay Line. After free time in the picturesque town of St Ives, we continue by coach around Cape Cornwall, seeing legendary Land's End and Penzance, where romantic St Michael's Mount enchants from the sea. This tidal island gets submerged at high tide and gets cut off from mainland.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 Swanpool Beach, Falmouth
Swanpool Beach, Falmouth

At leisure in Falmouth

Your entire day is free to explore Falmouth at leisure. Perhaps visit the Art Gallery or the fascinating Maritime Museum, dedicated to small boats and Cornwall's maritime heritage. You could also head to Pendennis Castle, or maybe take in one of the region's famous gardens such as the delightful Trebah Gardens.

Includes:
  • Breakfast
Day 4 Eden Project
Eden Project

Eden Project

Today we make a visit to one of Cornwall's most famous attractions, the Eden Project. Situated in an old china clay pit, this iconic landmark is a celebration of environmental conservation. This afternoon, we make a visit to the fishing town of Fowey. Its sheltered harbour was once frequented by privateers and pirate hunters, known as the Fowey Gallants, who played a major role in the Hundred Years' War.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5 Lost Gardens of Heligan
Lost Gardens of Heligan

Lost Gardens and Bodmin & Wenford Railway

This morning we visit one of the most entrancing estates in England. The former Tremayne Estate is home to the extraordinary Lost Gardens of Heligan, which have been remarkably restored to their former glory over the last 30 years. We take the famous Bodmin & Wenford Steam Railway on our return. At our hotel this evening, we enjoy a farewell meal.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6 Journey Home
Journey Home

Homeward bound

After breakfast, our holiday concludes and you are free to make the journey home independently.

Includes:
  • Breakfast

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour features the same excursions, they may not necessarily be in the order listed above.

Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

What’s included

An escorted experience and all travel arrangements

  • The services of a professional UK Tour Manager from start to finish
  • Standard Class rail travel throughout
  • All rail and coach transfers

Comfortable accommodation in your destination

  • 5 nights' hotel accommodation at the 4-Star Royal Duchy Hotel in Falmouth

Delicious meals included

  • 9 meals including 5 breakfasts and 4 dinners, including 1 farewell dinner

 

Exciting excursions and free time to explore

  • Visit to Land's End and St Ives
  • Scenic journey on the Bodmin & Wenford Steam Railway
  • Excursion to the world-famous Eden Project
  • Visit to the fishing town of Fowey
  • Time at the Lost Gardens of Heligan

Enhancing your tour

  • Upgrade to a Sea View room from £125 per person

Please note: This tour may be suitable for reduced mobility passengers, please call for further information.

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Discover Cornwall's picturesque resorts

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