Corners of Cornwall 2023

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8 Days / 7 Nights
Availability : March - October
Start: London, England
End: London England

Corners of Cornwall: 1 nt London, 1 nt Dartmoor National Park, 2 nts Falmouth, 2 nts St Austell, 1 nt Salisbury

From windswept moors and wild coastlines to historic cities and picture-perfect fishing villages, the Corners of Cornwall tour is filled with evocative sights and fascinating stories. Join us as we seek out the maritime heritage, rural beauty and culinary pride of this unique corner of South West England on a scenic eight-day tour.

8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS / MAX 18 GUESTS

Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or dhtour@dhtour.ca to book. 

Tour Details

The Blue-Roads Difference

– Enjoy the charm of historic port towns Falmouth and Port Isaac
– Soak up the wild, jaw-dropping vistas of the Jurassic Coast
– Visit the magnificent Salisbury Cathedral

Pick Up Location & TIme

Wellington by Blue Orchid (London)
(Google Map)
6:00pm – Meet tour guide and group for welcome dinner.

Drop off Location & Time

Wellington by Blue Orchid ( London)
Late Afternoon tour ends.

Price Includes

  • 7 nights' in boutique accommodation
  • Experienced Back-Roads Tour Leader and Driver
  • Premium mini-coach transportation
  • Daily full English breakfasts, 4 dinners
  • Entrance included to all attractions in the itinerary

Meals:

  • 7 breakfasts
  • 0 lunch
  • 4 dinners
  • 0 teas

Price Excludes

  • Airfare
  • Transfers
  • Pre / Post hotel nights
  • Driver / Tour Leader gratuity is at your discretion
  • Travel Insurance
What to Expect

Blue Roads Tours are conducted at a leisurely pace; we take our time and avoid rushing from place to place.  Stops are made frequently during the day to avoid extended periods of time on the coach.  On a typical day they might leave at 9am and arrive at the hotel at 5pm.  We endeavor to build rest and relaxation time into our itineraries, an most inclusions are not mandatory – so if you’d rather explore on your own, you’re welcome to meet up with the group at the designated meeting point. 

The Blue Roads Tours are designed so that there is as little time as possible on the mini-coach and plenty to see while on board.  We travel along the scenic route wherever possible, meaning you’ll see more of the countryside and local village life than on a regular tour.  Inevitable, there are days when travelling between locations may involve motorway driving and more mileage.  Generally, driving time will not last for more than three or four hours per day.

Itinerary

Day 1London

After meeting the group in London, we’ll come together for a welcome dinner. Here’s to the start of an incredible adventure! (D)

Accommodation: Wellington by Blue Orchid (or similar)

Day 2London – Wells – Dartmoor National Park

After breakfast, our first stop will be the tiny market city of Wells – known for its Gothic cathedral and peaceful Vicars’ Close. After we’ve spent some time wandering the cobbled streets and medieval buildings with our Tour Leader, we’ll have the opportunity to explore the magnificent Wells Cathedral at our leisure. Later, 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 another delicious dinner together. (B,D)

Accommodation: Two Bridges Hotel (or similar)

Day 3Dartmoor National Park – Port Isaac – Padstow – Falmouth

Today we’ll leave Dartmoor National Park 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 travel on to Padstow: a picturesque port town with a charming centuries-old harbour. Here we’ll have time to wander the winding streets and admire the sweeping estuary views, before enjoying a spot of lunch wherever takes our fancy. A traditional Cornish ice cream is a must for dessert! Finally, the lively seaside town of Falmouth awaits – our base for the next two nights. (B)

Accommodation: The Royal Duchy Hotel (or similar)

Day 4Falmouth – St Michael's Mount – St Ives – Falmouth

After a hearty breakfast we’ll pay a visit to Land’s End – England’s most westerly point – before setting our sights on St Ives. One of England’s prettiest towns, take some time to meander the cluster of cobblestone streets, quaint seaside cottages and picture-perfect bays. Then, it’s back on the mini-coach for a visit to St Michael’s Mount, a tidal island just off the coast of Penzance. Here we’ll discover the village and its medieval castle and gardens – which are full of treasures and stories from the past. Back in Falmouth, we’ll enjoy an evening meal together and toast to a full day’s worth of exploring! (B, D)

Accommodation: The Royal Duchy Hotel (or similar)

Day 5Falmouth – St Austell Bay

There’s a treat in store for the green-fingered today: we’re off to explore Tregothnan Estate, one of Cornwall’s largest estate and home to the first tea plantation in Britain. 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 – with a chance to sample some of it for ourselves. Afterwards, we’ll make our way to St Austell Bay area where we’ll have the evening to spend at our leisure. (B)

Accommodation: Carlyon Bay Hotel (or similar)

Day 6St Austell Bay

We have no set plans today, leaving you free to explore the sandy beaches and boutique shops of the St Austell Bay area at your leisure. You could visit the world-famous biomes of the Eden Project or uncover the world’s largest private collection of maritime paraphernalia at the Charleston Shipwreck Museum – you certainly won’t be short on things to do here! (B)

Accommodation: Carlyon Bay Hotel (or similar)

Day 7St Austell Bay – Devon – Dorset – Salisbury

Today we’ll make our way south along the coast, before our road takes us through picturesque Devon and Dorset. We’ll have some free time to follow in the footsteps of Jane Austen’s heroines and take in sweeping views of the Jurassic Coast. Enjoy some free time hunting for fossils along Lyme Regis’s sandy beaches before we move on to Salisbury – where a farewell dinner awaits. (B,D)

Accommodation: Milford Hall Hotel (or similar)

Day 8Salisbury – London

After one last breakfast together, we’ll have the opportunity to explore the magnificent Salisbury Cathedral. Our journey will conclude upon returning to London. (B)

Dates and Prices:
Departure Date Double/Twin (pp) Single Rate
2023: March 25 $3,679 $4,459
2023: April 8, 22 $3,679 $4,459
2023: May 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 27 $3,979 $4,809
2023: June 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 24, 27 $4,189 $5,069
2023: July 1, 4, 8, 11, 22, 29 $4,189 $5,069
2023: August 5, 12, 19, 26 $4,189 $5,069
2023: September 2, 5, 16, 19, 23 $4,089 $4,949
2023: September 26 $3,849 $4,669
2023: October 3 $3,679 $4,459

Dates shown in green are guaranteed departures. 

We recommend combining with: Kent: The Garden of England, Heart of England and/or Highlights of Britain

Pricing

Pricing is per person (pp) based on twin/ double occupancy.
Rates are in $ CAD.

 


Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or dhtour@dhtour.ca  to book.

Ask us for the best available pricing for your dates & choice of airline.

 

Notes
Back-Roads Touring have hand-picked an extensive portfolio of quality properties across Europe and to ensure the very best experience on each of our tours hotels may vary to those listed in this itinerary.

Mobility: All of our tours involve walking and require our guests to board and disembark our vehicles several times a day making this tour unsuitable for those with reduced mobility.

Luggage:  As we travel in mini-coaches, luggage space is limited.  You are allowed 1 x suitcase: 20 kg  and 158 cm total (Length plus Width must equal 158 cm) and 1 x Hand Bag / Small Back Pack

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