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Coastal Cornwall and its Captivating Gardens

(7 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 - 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 holiday 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.

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.

Mobility information

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular holiday with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.


The Royal Duchy Hotel, Falmouth

The Royal Duchy Hotel, Falmouth

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Mrs Pauline Lever

Submitted 02/10/2020

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

Mr John Mead

Submitted 01/10/2020

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.

Mr A Gander

Submitted 28/07/2019

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

Prof D Drennan

Submitted 29/05/2018

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


Submitted 28/05/2018

Weather was a problem sometimes


Submitted 23/10/2017

Everything went according to plan. The Guide was always very helpful and informative.

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Coastal Cornwall and its Captivating Gardens

Discover Cornwall's picturesque resorts


Lynne Broadley
Luke Simpson
Helen Laverack