Cornwall Walking with Sightseeing Tour 2024

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8 Days / 7 Nights
Availability : May 4, June 29, July 6 and September 21
Start: Chy Morvah, St Ives, Cornwall, England
End: Chy Morvah, St Ives, Cornwall, England
Cornwall Walking with Sightseeing Tour: 7 nights based at Chy Morvah, St Ives, Cornwall

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

These holidays offer a perfect mix of short, guided walks (2.5 – 5.5 miles), combined with time spent sightseeing. Visit a selection of standout highlights in Cornwall with hassle-free coach travel and the help of an experienced leader.

Tour Details

Highlights:

  • Admiring the beauty of Cornwall’s coastline
  • Walking between the Lizard Lighthouse and Kynance Cove
  • Exploring Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens
  • Discovering Cornwall’s industrial heritage at Geever Tin Mine & Botallack
  • Relaxing on the white sands of Porthcurno Beach

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. Check out by 10:00am.

Price Includes

  • High quality en-suite upgraded accommodation at Chy Morvah
  • Cream tea on arrival day
  • Cooked or continental breakfast daily (B)
  • Daily packed lunches (L)
  • Dinner each night: Three-course plus tea & coffee (D)
  • Guided walks and sightseeing visits with an experienced Leader
  • All transport to and from walks and sites of interest

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 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. 

Walking tours with sightseeing include:

  • Accommodation at a country house hotel
  • Full Board Meals – from cream tea on arrival day to breakfast on departure day
  • Knowledgeable leader
  • Transport between locations
  • Entrance fees are not included – choose locally 

The Walking tour with Sightseeing program is a combination of Guided Walking Tours and Discovery Tours to give you the best of both touring styles. 

Enjoy easier walks (6 – 8 km) that let sightseeing take center stage. We offer carefully-curated itineraries that balance sights, hikes, and activities. Let our experienced Leader introduce you to the heart of a region, highlighting the history, heritage, landmarks, wildlife, and more. 

Itinerary

Day 1Arrival Day

You’re welcome to check in from 4pm onwards. Enjoy a complimentary cream tea on arrival. (D, T)

Accommodation: Chy Morvah

Day 2The Lizard and Kynance Cove

Distance: 4 miles (6.5km)

Ascent: 700 feet (220m)

In summary: Walk to the most southerly point in Britain, Lizard Point and see the distinctive twin towers of the whitewashed lighthouse. Home to a vast array of rare flora and fauna, the area will leave you enthralled with its natural beauty. On our walk to Kynance Cove, famous for its white sand, turquoise sea, and rock stacks, we will see the remains of the old lifeboat house and slipway. (B, L, D)

Please note that the order of this day may be reversed due to tide times.

Accommodation: Chy Morvah

Day 3Porthcurno & Mousehole

Distance: 2½ miles (4km)

Ascent: 450 feet (140m)

In summary: A visit to the mythical Merry Maidens stone circle before we begin our walk from the village of Treen, passing through the pretty National Trust village of Penberth and along the coast, past the famous Logan Rock, to reach the beautiful beach at Porthcurno. There’s free time this afternoon, and depending on your preference, you may choose to relax on the beach, visit PK Porthcurno or explore the grounds of the Minack Theatre. We then transfer to the pretty harbour of Mousehole to end the day. (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

Distance: 5 miles (5km)

Ascent: 550 feet (160m)

In summary: Magnificent coast accompanies our drive towards Geevor, where we stop to learn about how the tin was extracted from the rocks at Geevor Tin Mine. From here we follow a trail that takes us through the history of tin mining, to the scenic setting of Botallack. We then hop aboard the bus for a short transfer to Land’s End and a walk along a classic section of the coast path to the beautiful beach at Sennen Cove. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Chy Morvah

Day 6Marzazion & Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens

Distance: 5½ miles (8.5km)

Ascent: 800 feet (260m)

In summary: This morning we visit the beautiful Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens before travelling to Higher Kenneggy where our walk begins. We’ll drop down to the coast at Prussia Cove and follow the famed South West Coast Path all the way to Marazion. The walk has some steep ascents and descents, but we’ll be rewarded with stunning coastal views and sight of St Michael’s Mount.  (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Chy Morvah

Day 7Leelant, Carbis Bay & St Ives

Distance: 3½ miles (6km)

Ascent: 700 feet (210m)

In summary: We take the train to Lelant and begin our walk along the South West Path back to the seaside town of St Ives. Along the way we pass Carrack Gladden, Carbis Bay and Porthminster Beach. With so much on offer in St Ives, we have left the afternoon free for you to explore. Perhaps relax on Porthmeor beach, visit the Tate Modern or take a boat trip to Seal Island. The choice is yours! (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: May 4 $2,600 $2,880
2024: June 29  Call to Enquire  Call to Enquire
2024: July 6 $2,600 $2,880
2024: September 21  Call to Enquire  Call to Enquire

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 dhtour@dhtour.ca 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 Walking with Sightseeing 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: acecars2@aol.com
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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