Corners of Cornwall

 
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DARTMOOR / FALMOUTH / FOWEY

Join us for this scenic tour from $3,499 PP

29 September - 05 October 2019 | 7 Days | 6 Nights

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 South West England.


TOUR INCLUSIONS

  • 6 nights in boutique accommodation

  • Experienced Back-Roads Driver and 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 all attractions in the itinerary, including: St Michael’s Mount, Salisbury Cathedral and Tregothnan Estate

  • Enjoy lunch at Rick Stein’s signature ‘The Seafood Restaurant’ in Padstow

  • Get the inside story at Tregothnan Estate, Cornwall’s largest estate, on a private guided tour

  • Enjoy a two-night stay in Falmouth, a historic port town set in one of the world’s largest natural harbours

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DAY 1 LONDON – WELLS – DARTMOOR NATIONAL PARK

From London, we’ll set off on our adventure. Our first stop is the tiny market city of Wells, known for its Gothic cathedral and peaceful Vicars’ Close. From Wells, our path will take us from the quaint country lanes of Somerset to the heather and gorse-clad tors of Dartmoor National Park. Tonight, we’ll enjoy a welcome dinner together. (D)

 Accommodation: (Two Bridges Hotel (or similar))


DAY 2 DARTMOOR NATIONAL PARK – PORT ISAAC – PADSTOW – FALMOUTH

Today we’ll leave Dartmoor for Cornwall’s northern coast – starting with a stroll around Port Isaac, the fishing village made famous by the Doc Martin television series. Next, we’ll enjoy a leisurely lunch at The Seafood Restaurant – Rick Stein’s flagship restaurant in Padstow. Here, you can take your pick from a menu of fresh-off-the-boat Cornish seafood and international favourites. Afterwards, it's time to take it easy as we travel further west to Falmouth. (B,L)

Accommodation: (Greenbank Hotel (or similar))


DAY 3 FALMOUTH – ST MICHAEL'S MOUNT – ST IVES – FALMOUTH

After a hearty breakfast we’ll set off for St Michael’s Mount, a tidal island just off the coast of Penzance. Here, we’ll explore the village and the medieval castle and gardens, which are brimming with treasures and stories from the past. Next, we’ll visit St Ives, one of England’s prettiest towns, before returning to Falmouth. (B,D)

Accommodation: (Greenbank Hotel (or similar))

DAY 4 FALMOUTH – TREGOTHNAN – FOWEY

There’s a treat for the green-fingered today: we’re off to explore Tregothnan, Cornwall’s largest estate and the historic seat of the Boscawen family. A member of the gardening team will give us a private tour of the grounds and the tea plantation, where we’ll learn all about the only tea grown in England. You’ll even get the chance to sample some local produce. Afterwards, we’ll 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: (The Fowey Hotel (or similar))

DAY 5 FOWEY

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

Accommodation: (The Fowey Hotel (or similar))

DAY 6 FOWEY – LYME REGIS – HAWKCHURCH

Today we’ll make our way along the south Cornish coast with a stop at the fishing village of Polperro before leaving the countryside behind us. After visiting magnificent Buckfast Abbey in south Devon, our road will take us to Dorset, stopping at Lyme Regis – where you can walk in the footsteps of Jane Austen’s heroines. We’ll take in the sweeping views of the Jurassic Coast before we end in Hawkchurch and enjoy a farewell dinner together. (B,D)

Accommodation: (Fairwater Head Hotel (or similar))

DAY 7 HAWKCHURCH – SALISBURY – LONDON

Our last scenic jaunt takes us along the Old Roman Road to Salisbury, a city set in a landscape of grassy plains and rolling downs. From a town steeped in history to a modern metropolis, we’ll then head back to London, where our tour ends. (B)


Join us on this journey post the Lisbon to London Conference