Corners of Cornwall

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From windswept moors and wild coastlines to historic cities and picture-perfect fishing villages, the county of Cornwall is sure to impress. Discover the maritime heritage, rural beauty and culinary pride of western England.

  • Savour lunch at Rick Stein’s signature ‘The Seafood Restaurant’ in Padstow
  • Get the inside story on Cornwall’s largest private estate on a private guided tour
  • Enjoy a two-night stay in Falmouth, a historic port town set on one of the world’s largest natural harbours
  • Tour Includes: • 6 nights in boutique accommodation • Experienced Driver & Tour Leader • Premium mini-coach transportation • Daily full English breakfast (B) 4 evening meals (D) • 1 lunch at Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant (L) • Entrance included to: St Michael’s Mount, Salisbury Cathedral entrance donation, private guided tour of Tregothnan Estate, Harbour Heritage Museum, Wells Cathedral, Polperro Heritage Centre

DAY 1 LONDON – WELLS – DARTMOOR NATIONAL PARK
From London, we set off on our adventure where our first stop is the tiny market city of Wells, known for its Gothic cathedral with a quirky clock and peaceful Vicar’s Close. From Wells, our path takes us from the quaint country lanes of Somerset to the heather and gorse-clad tors of Dartmoor National Park. Before the day is out, enjoy a welcome dinner together. (D)

​Accommodation: (Two Bridges Hotel)

DAY 2 DARTMOOR NATIONAL PARK – PORT ISAAC – PADSTOW – FALMOUTH
Today we leave Dartmoor for the sheer cliffs of Cornwall’s northern coast – a gourmet feast set firmly in our sights. For an appetizer, there’s a stroll around Port Isaac, the fishing village made famous by television series, Doc Martin. Next, it’s onwards to the main course: a leisurely lunch at ‘The Seafood Restaurant’ – Rick Stein’s flagship restaurant in Padstow. Pick from a menu of fresh-off-the-boat Cornish seafood and international favorites such as Atlantic Crab. Then it's time to take it easy as we travel further west to Falmouth, where our day ends. (B,L)

​Accommodation: (Greenbank Hotel)

DAY 3 FALMOUTH – ST MICHAEL'S MOUNT – ST IVES –– FALMOUTH
After a hearty breakfast, we drive to St Michael’s Mount, a tidal island just off the coast from Penzance. Stepping ashore in the buzzing village, we witness life through the eyes of the islanders and explore the medieval castle, brimming with treasures and stories from the past. Next, we visit one of England’s prettiest towns, St Ives before we end our day in Falmouth where you can enjoy your evening at leisure. (B)

​Accommodation: (Greenbank Hotel)

DAY 4 FALMOUTH – TREGOTHNAN – FOWEY
There’s a treat for the green-fingered as we set off to explore Tregothnan – Cornwall’s largest estate and the historic seat of the Boscawen family. A member of the gardening team gives us a private tour of the grounds and the tea plantation, where we learn all about tea grown in England. We then make our way to Fowey, a historic town that hugs the steep banks of the Fowey estuary, before settling into our hotel and enjoying dinner. (B,D)

​Accommodation: (Fowey Hotel)

DAY 5 FOWEY
We have no set plans today, leaving you free to explore Fowey at your leisure. (B)

​Accommodation: (Fowey Hotel)

DAY 6 FOWEY – LYME REGIS – HAWKCHURCH
Leaving Fowey, we make our way along the south Cornish coast, with a stop at Polperro fishing village before we leave the county behind us. After visiting magnificent Buckfast Abbey in south Devon, our road takes us to the green hills and golden sandstone cliffs of Dorset, before continuing to Lyme Regis where we walk in the footsteps of Jane Austen’s heroines. Tonight we hang up our hats in Hawkchurch for a farewell dinner together. (B,D)

​Accommodation: (Fairwater Head Hotel)

DAY 7 HAWKCHURCH – SALISBURY – LONDON
The adventure isn’t over just yet. Our last scenic jaunt takes us along the Old Roman road to Salisbury, set in ancient landscape of grass plains and rolling downs. From a town steeped in history to a modern metropolis, we arrive back in London, where our tour ends. (B)

On rare occasions, we may be required to substitute a property previously listed in our itineraries. Please note that any hotel changes will be consistent with our high standards.

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This tour departs multiple times per month from March 18 to October 17, 2018. Priced from $2549*.

* Prices quoted are per person, double occupancy (land only). Single rates are available, and typically add about $600 to the cost.

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