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Discover what makes Cornwall so captivating

5 days From £599 per person
Flexible Booking

Book your 2022 holiday between 8th December 2021 and up to and including 31st January 2022 and you can transfer your holiday for free - no questions asked. T&C's apply

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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.

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Itinerary

Day 1 - Newquay

Your holiday begins as you meet your group and Tour Manager at the Beresford hotel in Newquay, Cornwall. 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.

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  • 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.

Includes
  • 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.

Includes
  • 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.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5 - Home

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

Includes
  • 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.

Hotel

Beresford Hotel, Newquay

Beresford Hotel, Newquay

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Trains

Bodmin and Wenford Steam Railway
Launceston Steam Railway

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Reviews

4.0 stars4.0 / 5 · 14 reviews

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Annie

4 stars

Submitted 20 Oct 2021

Lovely holiday but a bit last minute. Was not what we originally signed up for

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Peter Walsh

5 stars

Submitted 16 Oct 2021

Well organised and run but did not have as much rail content as I have experienced on other rail discoveries.

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V F W

4 stars

Submitted 12 Oct 2021

Excellent trips each day, saw so much of Cornwall. Good, helpful, informed tour manager. very good coach driver with lots of local knowledge.

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Bridget Bryan-Brown

5 stars

Submitted 12 Oct 2021

Lovely holiday, but I don’t have time to go into detail

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Charles White

4 stars

Submitted 28 Sep 2021

The itinerary was super, however, the Cornish coast is very hilly in places so people do need to be mobile. The two steam train rides were great fun. The Beresford hotel rooms are being renovated at present, when they are all completed it should be fine. The sea view rooms have spectacular views of one of Newquay's surfing beaches.

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Graham Fathers

3 stars

Submitted 28 Sep 2021

View great, room very tired, don’t know why you used a three star hotel, not your usual standard. The staff were fantastic under very trying conditions but as stated the room was so in need of an upgrade. The meals were basic but ok but the breakfast was awful, all served up in supposedly heated storage tins. The fried eggs were cold, the mushrooms were awful the bacon usually over cooked and tough to cut. My wife would only eat scrambled egg on toast but on our last day the egg was terrible and so she ate nothing. The trips were quite good and the chap in charge friendly and helpful.

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