Cornwall Discovery Tour 2024/2025

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8 Days / 7 Nights
Availability : July and October
Start: Chy Morvah, St Ives, Cornwall, England
End: Chy Morvah, St Ives, Cornwall, England
Cornwall Discovery Tour: 7 nights based at Chy Morvah, St Ives, Cornwall

Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or [email protected] to book.

We’ve lined up a bucketful of Cornwall’s must-see sights for our seven-night discovery tour. Get an insight into the region’s tin mining past with a trip to Geevor Tin Mine, spend time in storied smuggling haunts like Mousehole and Penzance, and enjoy a boat ride on the Fal estuary. You’ll also have the chance to visit Porthcurno, Trelissick Gradens, Lizard Point, and the world-renowned Eden Project.

Tour Details

Highlights:

  • Gazing out to sea from the dramatic coastal cliffs at Lizard Point
  • A boat trip on the Fal estuary
  • Spending time in historic Falmouth
  • Discovering parts of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site
  • Exploring the beautiful Trelissick gardens
  • Visiting the magnificent biomes of the Eden Project

Pick Up Location & TIme

Chy Morvah, Bishops Road, The Belyars, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 2DB (Google Map)
4:00pm – You’re welcome to check into the country house hotel from 4pm onwards.

Drop off Location & Time

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before making your way onward.

Price Includes

  • High quality en-suite upgraded accommodation at Chy Morvah
  • Excellent food in our country house, full board (B,L,D daily)
  • The services of our knowledgeable leader, ensuring you get the most from your holiday
  • Full-day excursions with all transport on touring days in a good-quality, comfortable mini-coach
  • Entrance to the Eden Project
  • Fal River Ferry Trip

Meals

  • 7 breakfasts
  • 6 lunches
  • 7 dinners
  • 1 tea

Price Excludes

  • Airfare
  • Transfers
  • Pre / Post hotel nights
  • Travel to/from the Country Hotel (The nearest railway station is St Ives, however you may find the journey to St Erth on the main line more convenient)
  • Admissions (please allow approx. £15 per day, per person for entrances)
  • Driver / Tour Leader gratuity is at your discretion
  • Travel Insurance
What to Expect

Unpack Once!

Explore places of interest, beauty, heritage and wonder. Enjoy active guided sightseeing on relaxed-pace trips to revel in the history, landscapes, architecture and culture of your chosen destination. Our knowledgeable leaders will provide fascinating detail to bring it all to life. Travel between locations by mini-coach or public transport following a carefully planned itinerary.

  • Accommodation at a country house hotel
  • Full Board Meals – from dinner on arrival day to breakfast on departure day
  • Knowledgeable leader
  • Transport between locations

All our carefully-curated itineraries are designed by our experts. While we make every effort to adhere to the described itinerary, we may take alternative routes or adapt the running order for weather and/or operational reasons.

On each Discovery day, you will be walking roughly 3-5 miles (5-8km) throughout the course of the day as you explore the venues and locations we visit. You’ll also be hopping on and off the coach throughout – you should expect to spend the majority of the day on your feet. Most of this walking will be at attractions but some may be across country tracks or footpaths so be sure to bring sturdy shoes. There will also be stairs to climb in the majority of the venues you visit, though other more accessible options may be available. At some venues, there may also be uneven surfaces, such as cobbles or rocky paths.

Itinerary

Day 1Arrival Day

You’re welcome to check in from 4pm onwards where you’ll have a complimentary cream tea to tuck in to. (D, T)

Accommodation: Chy Morvah

Day 2Explore Penwith

Our journey along the wild granite headlands of Penwith brings to life the stories and histories of tin mining in the Cornwall. We visit one of the best attractions, Geevor Tine Mine, in the World Heritage Site. Here we’ve the opportunity to go underground into the last working tin mine in the country. Combine this with stunning scenery and stops to explore Sennon Cove, and Britain’s most south-westerly point – Lands End, and you’ll enjoy the perfect introduction to the area. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Chy Morvah

Day 3Penzance, Mousehole & Porthcurno

Once better known for its Pirates, Penzance now has a buzzing arts and crafts scene for us to explore, starting with a visit to Penlee House Gallery & Museum, home to a fantastic selection of works from the Newlyn School and Larmorna artists. Next stop, the pretty fishing village of Mousehole before we head to the beautiful sands of Porthcurno. Relax on the beach or discover the secret history of how this sleepy haven became a huge part in the history of global communications, at the award-winning PK Porthcurno Museum. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Chy Morvah

Day 4Free day

A free day for you to explore the local area or to relax in the Country House. Our Discovery Points help you make the most out of your free day. There’s plenty of maps and a selection of the best local walking routes, as well as weather forecasts and public transport options – plus details about other places to visit. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Chy Morvah

Day 5Falmouth & Trelissick

Enjoy a stroll through the cobbled streets of Falmouth where there’s free time to explore its art galleries and craft shops or learn about its fascinating history at the National Maritime Museum. A scenic boat trip along the River Fal then takes us to Trelissick Gardens for stunning views back over the Fal estuary and gorgeous gardens to explore. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Chy Morvah

Day 6Lizard

Venture to the most southerly point on mainland Britain – Lizard Point. Home to a vast array of rare flora and fauna due to the unusual geology here, the area will leave you enthralled with its natural beauty. Learn about wreckers luring ships to the shore at the Lizard lighthouse, about serpentine, seabirds, seals and much more. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Chy Morvah

Day 7The Eden Project and Truro

A superb finale to your holiday, with a visit to the Eden Project.  The site is home to the famous giant multi-domed conservatories – Biomes, each offering an insight to different climates from around the world and their resulting vegetation. We’ve left plenty of time to explore this fascinating site before a quick visit to Truro. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Chy Morvah

Day 8Departure Day

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before making your way home. (B)

Dates and Prices
Departure Dates Per person (single or twin) Single in a double room
2024: October 12 $2,870 $3,150
2025: July 5 $3,280 $3,530
2025: October 18 $2,980 $3,260

Pricing

Pricing is per person (pp) based on single/twin/double occupancy.

Supplement applied for single in a double room.

Rates include room upgrade (premium) and membership fees. 

Rates are in $ CAD.


Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or [email protected] to book.

Ask us for the best available pricing for your dates & choice of airline. We can assist in your travel to/from the Country House.

During your Discovery Tour you’ll have the opportunity to visit many fascinating places. The following is our provisional programme, and your leader may adjust it at their discretion, taking into account factors such as weather, local opening times, or other events. This holiday includes active sightseeing and you should expect to spend lots of time on your feet.

Most admissions to places of interest are not included. Please allow up to £15 per day for admissions to all the places of interest we will be visiting. The full adult price is given but there are usually good reductions for parties and seniors. If you are a member of the National Trust, English Heritage or similar, remember to bring your card for free admission to their properties. Please bring cash as card machines are not always available at all venues.

Sometimes things happen beyond our control – the weather, traffic jams or changes at the places we visit. If we need to adjust your holiday programme, for whatever reason, your leader will help smooth the way.

Travel Details:
Address is: Chy Morvah, Bishops Road, The Belyars, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 2DB

By Rail:
The nearest railway station is St Ives, however you may find the journey to St Erth on the main line more convenient.

By Taxi:
St Ives station is only ½ mile from Chy Morvah, but it is rather a steep uphill walk. You can pre-book a taxi from our recommended taxi company, Ace Cars. As a guide price, it cost £4 per 4-seat taxi in 2019. 8-seat taxis are also available at a higher rate. Please pre-book your taxi at least 7 days in advance by contacting:

Ace Cars*
Tel: +44 (0) 1736 797799
Email: [email protected]
The return taxi journey can be arranged on your behalf by the Chy Morvah Manager.
*Ace Cars is not owned or managed by us.

By Car:
Head to Cornwall via the A30. At a large roundabout take the A3074 signposted to St Ives (2nd Exit). You will now come to 2 small roundabouts, go straight across the first and take a right at the second heading towards the village of Lelant. Pass through Lelant and Carbis Bay on the same road.

Pass Tescos and the Treganna Castle hotel on your left hand side, then as you approach St Ives take the left fork which heads slightly up hill, following signs to visitor parking and the leisure centre. Follow the road and turn left up the steep hill. Almost immediately the road turns left again but instead of following the road around to the left you need to turn off the road and head directly up the hill on Porthminster Terrace.

Chy Morvah is right in front of you at the top of the hill. To reach the car park drive left past the front of Chy Morvah and turn immediately right behind the back of the building. The car park is on the right 15 yards along the lane called Bishops road.

Hotel Descriptions
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Chy Morvah

Sea, sand and (hopefully) sun await at Cornwall’s Chy Morvah. This coastal bolthole, whose name means ‘House by the Sea’ in Cornish, basks in the famously lovely light of this artist-retreat town on the north coast of one of England’s most desirable holiday destinations. Those artists may have come to paint the sea and sky but you can simply admire it from the house’s privileged position. The building has been designed to maximise the effect of its elevated location, with stunning sea views and vistas of sandy beaches, while the bustling harbour and array of cafés and artists galleries are just a short cobbled street walk away. As well as 38 bedrooms, there is a large main lounge with panoramic views across St Ives Bay and a dining room that boasts similar mouth-watering views. To keep you entertained there’s a garden in which to enjoy the hazy pinky glow that falls on this seaside sanctuary every evening. Beyond the house, the Cornish Coast is the gateway to exploring the area, with easy access to St Michael’s Mount, the pretty fishing village of Mousehole, the beaches and cliffs of north Cornwall and the rugged cliffs of Land’s End. There’s even the option of an evening adventure to the Minack Theatre.

Address: Chy Morvah, Bishops Road, The Belyars, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 2DB

Room Amenities: Tea & coffee-making facilities, TV, Hairdryer, Toiletries, Wi-Fi

Stay in one of the main building’s beautifully presented rooms or in the adjacent Lanyons House. With 38 bright and airy bedrooms, Chy Morvah has plenty of space and there’s a range of ‘Classic’ and ‘Premium’ Rooms to choose from. Simply but smartly furnished they let the view through the window do the talking.

Premium Rooms are more spacious en-suite guest rooms. Amenities include free Wi-Fi, tea and coffee-making facilities, toiletries (hand wash, shampoo, body lotion, shower gel), and a 32-inch TV. Extras include bathrobes, slippers, and comfortable mattresses.

Hotel Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, boot room and drying room, attractive gardens with sea views, heated outdoor swimming pool, multi-purpose activity room, ballroom, library and board games to borrow

After a day strolling the coast, come back to the house and its specially tailored walkers’ facilities. Relax by sitting in the pretty gardens beneath the large mature trees and looking out over the sea. Take a turn in the heated outdoor pool if you still have the energy, or simply relax on the sundeck adjacent to it. Indoors, kick back in one of the lounges. The small bar with its seaside paraphernalia is well-stocked and welcoming while light floods the dining room through panoramic windows.

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