Wake Up in Cornwall
Travel overnight on the Night Riviera sleeper service and wake up ready to explore all that Cornwall has to offer.
From rugged cliff tops where the Atlantic waves crash, to sheltered estuaries that have inspired world famous writers, the Cornish landscape is undeniably breathtaking. However, those who take the time to delve a little deeper will be handsomely rewarded with sub-tropical gardens, award-winning locally produced food, world-class vineyards and an outstanding creative scene.
On arrival into Truro or Penzance you will be met off the train by your private tour guide, departing for picturesque St. Ives, famed for its creative scene. Spend a while touring the sunlit gallery at the Tate St. Ives and Barbara Hepworth Gallery and Garden or try your hand at painting, under expert tuition.
Soak up the incredible views as you journey along one of the most scenic roads in Britain calling in at the Kurt Jackson Gallery for a private viewing before journeying to the very tip of the UK, marvelling at this final stretch of land as it tumbles down into the rolling Atlantic.
After a good night’s rest, your day will start with a visit to the iconic St. Michael’s Mount, a fascinating rocky island steeped in myth and legend. Home to a medieval church and a sub-tropical garden, it also boasts over a thousand years of history.
On return to the mainland there will be a break for lunch at one of the fabulous local eateries before arriving at the Lost Gardens of Heligan. This restored garden is over 200 acres in size and is one of the most popular botanical gardens in the UK, perfect for this afternoon’s explorations.
Spend the night at a luxury clifftop hotel with gorgeous sea views or in a cosy restored manor house tucked into Cornish woodland.
This morning head out on a gentle wild foraging walk along the wonderful Roseland Peninsula and discover the plentiful, natural bounty that Cornwall has to offer.
Next stop is historic Charlestown. With its working harbour and rich heritage Charlestown has caught the eye of many a film producer, most notably posing as Truro, Falmouth and St. Mary’s, in the popular Poldark series.
Indulge in a hearty Cornish lunch at a traditional locally run pub before setting off to Knightor Winery for a tour of the vineyard, including some sampling.
Last, but certainly not least, is the Eden Project. This internationally renowned attraction is located in a reclaimed china clay pit and is home to the world’s largest indoor rainforest. See for yourself why these dramatic global gardens have been dubbed the eighth wonder of the world!
From Eden its off to the rugged north Cornish coast. to spend the night at a beautiful beachside hotel with glorious uninterrupted views across the Atlantic.
Today, experience the gastronomic delights of picturesque Padstow, commencing with a cookery lesson at celebrity chef Rick Stein’s cookery school, where you will also be able to sample the results of your handiwork. After, stroll the quaint narrow streets, shopping for sourvenirs and admiring the little working harbour. To stretch legs further, take a gentle coastal walk along the north Cornish cliffs before returning for a late lunch at Paul Ainsworth’s award winning No. 6 restaurant.
Departing Padstow, it’s time to journey to Cornwall Newquay Airport for a short flight back to London Heathrow.
Extend your stay and spend some time exploring the wider West Country area, where attractions, beauty and history are aplenty.
Mayflower 400 provides an opportunity for group visits, FITs and international tours to England.
Rain or shine, Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City is home to breath-taking views, plenty to see and do and lots of fresh, sea air. Explore the waterfront, shop ‘til you drop or experience world-class events.
Think of Somerset and what comes to mind – stunning views across open countryside, sandy beaches, superb strawberries, Cheddar cheese and cider? World-wide, our county is famous for its Glastonbury Festival, illuminated carnivals, Mulberry handbags and Arthurian Legends. There is more! Much more.
Choose from a range of local tour guides including Select South West Tours and Unique Cornwall Tours.