The Corners of Cornwall
From windswept moors and wild coastlines to historic cities and picture-perfect fishing villages. Discover the maritime heritage, rural beauty and culinary pride of the South Western tip of England. And, even with a busy schedule, there’s time to have your own adventures, too.
• 6 nights in boutique accommodation
• Full English breakfast daily
• 4 evening meals
• 1 lunch at Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant
• 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
• Small Group Touring, maximum 18 people
• Premium mini-coach transportation
• Experienced driver and tour leader
SAVE up to $396* per couple on regular tour prices
15 Dec 17,
unless sold out prior. Availability is limited.
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)
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 appetiser, 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 favourites 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)
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)
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)
Day 5 Fowey
We have no set plans today, leaving you free to explore Fowey at your leisure. (B)
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)
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)
Note: Accommodation is selected based on the criteria of location, characacter, charm and comfort, ranging from manor houses, country inns, hotels, guesthouses, farmhouses and occasionally even castles. Due to the traditional style of the accommodation, rooms sizes will vary and lifts are not always available.
*Conditions apply. Prices correct as at 06 Sep 2017 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Offers subject to availability. Agents may charge service fees, rates vary. Payments by credit card will incur a surcharge. Airfare not included unless otherwise stated. All savings are included in the advertised price. Deposit of AUD200 per person is required at time of booking, balance is required by 1 December 2017. All bookings made 01 Dec - 15 Dec 2017 require full payment at time of booking. Offers may be withdrawn without notice and are not combinable with any other offers unless stated. Please check all prices, availability and other information before booking. Qantas Holidays and Helloworld Travel booking terms and conditions apply, see in store for details.