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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After breakfast, our holiday concludes and you are free to make the journey home independently.
Please note that while every departure of this tour features the same excursions, they may not necessarily be in the order listed above.
We recommend that for this tour you arrange flights to and from Newquay Airport, which is approximately 24 miles from your base in Falmouth.
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.
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Enjoy the excitement and nostalgia of steam travel with a journey back in time aboard the Bodmin & Wenford Railway. Travel in heritage carriages and enjoy a 13-mile trip through the countryside on the route that links Cornwall's County Town and the Camel Trail to the National Rail Network.
Our hotel in Falmouth is the 4-Star Royal Duchy Hotel, which is set in its own grounds overlooking Falmouth Bay. Castle Beach is across the road and the town centre and harbour are within walking distance. The hotel has a restaurant, indoor pool and a sauna. A selection of relaxing treatments is available in the Beauty Room (payable locally). Rooms are equipped with a telephone, LCD television, radio, tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryer and complimentary Wi-Fi.
We offer a selection of upgrades and 'add-ons' designed to help you make the most of your holiday - and make it even easier!