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Coastal Cornwall and its Captivating Gardens

4.8 stars(4 reviews)

Discover Cornwall's picturesque resorts

6 days Sold out

2020 Tour code: CCB20

About the tour

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.


What’s included


Day 1 - Arrive in 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.

  • Dinner
Day 2 - 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.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
St Michael's Mount
Day 3 - 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.

  • Breakfast
Swanpool Beach, Falmouth
Day 4 - 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.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Eden Project
Day 5 - 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.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Lost Gardens of Heligan
Day 6 - Homeward bound

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

  • Breakfast
Journey Home

Additional information

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.

Recommended Airport

We recommend that for this tour you arrange flights to and from Newquay Airport, which is approximately 24 miles from your base in Falmouth. 

Airport waiting room
Visa Requirements

It is your responsibility to check and fulfil the passport, visa, health and immigration requirements applicable to your itinerary. We do not accept any responsibility if you cannot travel, or incur any other loss because you have not complied with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities. You agree to reimburse us in relation to any fines or other losses which we incur as a result of your failure to comply with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities.

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.


The Royal Duchy Hotel, Falmouth

The Royal Duchy Hotel, Falmouth

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Bodmin & Wenford Steam Railway


4.8 stars4.8 / 5 · 4 reviews

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Mrs Pauline Lever

4 stars

Submitted Oct 02 2020

Not the fault of GRJ, missed out on Bodmin Railway as it was closed.

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Mr John Mead

5 stars

Submitted Oct 01 2020

Great time, hotel and attractions visited all carefully planned to keep guests safe during COVID-19. Hotel service in particular was excellent. As always Great Rail puts its customers first.

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Mr A Gander

5 stars

Submitted Jul 28 2019

Excellent weather helped spending time in such a superb location, with excellent tours around the Cornwall countryside.

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Prof D Drennan

5 stars

Submitted May 29 2018

Excellent hotel and service; interesting tour venues; excellent tour guide.

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