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Captivating Cornwall

4.2 stars(20 reviews)

Discover what makes Cornwall so captivating

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2022 Tour code: 22CWS

About the tour

With its dramatic coastline and idyllic fishing villages, discover just what makes Cornwall so captivating to those who visit. Enjoy fascinating history, amazing natural landscapes, and scenic rail journeys from your base in Newquay.


What’s included


Day 1 - Newquay

Your holiday begins as you meet your group and Tour Manager at the Best Western Hotel Bristol in Newquay. Situated in a superb position on the seafront, from here you'll enjoy marvellous views over Tolcarne Beach and the Atlantic Ocean. Cornwall is a treasure trove of scenic beauty, from its wild coastline fringed with sandy beaches to its picture-postcard seaside towns and villages.

  • Breakfast
Day 2 - St Ives & Penzance

Travel by coach to St Ives where you have time to explore. Nestled on a bay, St Ives is one of the UK's favourite coastal towns. Perhaps enjoy a stroll along the golden beach, explore the cobbled alleyways and lanes, or visit an art gallery. Next, transfer by coach along the rocky promontory, enjoying the pretty seascape. Arrive at Land's End, the most westerly point of England, for free time to soak up the views. Land's End is surrounded by ocean and the uninterrupted vistas are breathtaking. Your last stop is Penzance, one of Cornwall's most beautiful seaside towns, where you could enjoy a walk down the Victorian promenade, or stop in one of the pubs for a drink.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 - Bodmin and Wenford Railway

Step back in time with a return journey on the Bodmin and Wenford Railway. This heritage railway takes you along a 13-mile-long route through the Cornish countryside, passing pretty meadows and rolling hills. Next, transfer by coach to Lanhydrock House. This beautiful house is the epitome of a stately home and there's time to look around before visiting the port town of Fowey by the Fowey Estuary. This historic town sits in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and known as the home of author Daphne du Maurier. The harbour is surrounded by medieval and Georgian buildings, home to wonderful boutiques, coffee shops, and pubs, making the town a pleasure to explore on foot.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 - Tintagel

Explore more of the scenery of Cornwall, beginning at Bedruthan Steps. This stretch of coastline overlooks a sandy beach with some striking rock formations, that, legend has it, were put there by a giant who used them as stepping stones. Next, transfer to Tintagel, which boasts gorgeous views of the Atlantic Ocean and incredible ruins with links to King Arthur. You have the option to walk to the famous ruins, where entrance is included. Continue to Boscastle, a quaint village with a picturesque harbour, where you can visit the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic. Later, join the Launceston Steam Railway for a return journey to Newmills. This railway dates back to the 1800s and features lovingly restored Victorian steam engines.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5 - Home

After breakfast this morning, your tour ends, and you are free to depart.

  • Breakfast

Additional information

Departure times

On many of our UK & Ireland tours, you may check in at the first hotel on your itinerary anytime after 14:00; your Tour Manager will be available between 16:00 and 18:00. However, if you are arriving later, you can meet your Tour Manager before dinner from 19:00.

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.


Best Western Hotel Bristol, Newquay

Best Western Hotel Bristol, Newquay

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4.2 stars4.2 / 5 · 20 reviews

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Colin Sharpe

4 stars

Submitted 6/Jun

Well looked after by the informative Tour Manager with no worries throughout this holiday.

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5 stars

Submitted 29/May

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. It was very well organized- Atha, our tour manager, was terrific. Great personality and good humour too. We had two lovely drivers, John and James, who added a lot to our enjoyment. John was full of interesting stories. The Bristol hotel was fabulous. We were a friendly, cohesive group. I think the best part of all was the Launceston Railway, closely followed by King Arthur’s Great Halls. So many good memories- thank you.

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5 stars

Submitted 25/May

A varied and interesting set of excursions

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5 stars

Submitted 24/May

Great Tour Manager. Hotel excellent with good food and friendly staff.

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S Sinclair

4 stars

Submitted 24/May

excellent hotel and food and our guide was A.1. could have done with more train trips but overall good time

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ian Sutcliffe

5 stars

Submitted 24/May

The whole trip was well planned and all tours were casual and not rushed

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Captivating Cornwall

Discover what makes Cornwall so captivating


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