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Group & Individual Travel Specialist for Cornwall, Isles of Scilly and Southern England

Do you have a minimum or maximum group size?

We have a minimum group size of 8, but no maximum. We are happy to cater for groups both large and small in Cornwall and throughout the UK offering a wide range accommodation from budget, 3-star to 5-star luxury hotels, transport and all ground services you require.

How far in advance should I book my group trip?

There is no hard and fast rule, although some destinations such as Cornwall are popular and book up quickly. Starting your planning as soon as possible will give you the widest range of accommodation options and the best prices. Get in touch with us to help you with the timescales you need to consider.

Do you offer complete group travel packages?

Cornwall DMC is a full-service group tour operator offering you a single price for your group tour of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly with all required elements included. You'll have peace of mind that we can deal with all aspects of your trip from airport pick-ups, hotels bookings, visits to attractions, guides and much more.

Do you work with tour operators and travel agents?

We are Cornwall's only full-service DMC and have worked with agents, tour operators, group leaders from around the world. Creating a range of products from special interest tours for small luxury groups through to large FIT programmes and group series for leading travel companies.

What's the best time of year to visit Cornwall with a group?

Cornwall really is a year-round destination, but for groups the best months are April, May and June in the Spring and early Summer as well September and October in the Autumn offering the chance to explore the coast and the county's many other attractions without the crowds. Group space in hotels can also be secured more easily and prices are cheaper than the peak months of July and August when Cornwall becomes the number 1 holiday destinations for families in the UK.

Is Cornwall an expensive destination for groups?

Cornwall does now offer some of the best 4 & 5-star hotels in the UK, but for those on a tighter budget there is a huge variety of cheaper options. We work with a range of partners from luxury boutique hotels by the sea to great value 3-star hotels, as well as youth hostels, campus and self-catering accommodation.

Do you offer Poldark and Doc Martin tours for groups?

We can create a bespoke itinerary for groups large and small to visit locations and places featured in TV series such as Poldark and Doc Martin as well as films set in Cornwall and throughout the Southern England. Experience the stunning coastal scenery and quaint fishing villages that has captivated viewers from around the world.

Can I take a group to the Isles of Scilly?

One of Cornwall's hidden gems the Isles of Scilly is the perfect group travel destination if you're looking for something unique and truly memorable. We are the only specialist group organiser for the Isles of Scilly based in Cornwall. We can offer a full travel service to the islands including transfers by ferry, plane or helicopter, hotel accommodation, guides and a full itinerary to suit the interest of your group.

Is Cornwall a good destination for Corporate Events & Incentive Travel?

Cornwall offers everything you need for the perfect event or incentive travel with a combination of top-class accommodation, stunning scenery, a range of attractions and memorable experiences. Getting to Cornwall is easier than ever with 4 times a day flights from Heathrow and a variety of other UK airports including Manchester, Liverpool and London Southend. Also, international flights from Dublin, Cork, Copenhagen, Düsseldorf and Stuttgart. Train services are available from around the UK to Truro and Penzance in the heart of Cornwall, as well as a sleeper service from Paddington.

Do you offer group travel outside Cornwall?

Yes we do. We can offer you a tour combining a Cornwall tour with any other part of the UK or, in fact, anywhere in the rest of Europe. We have experience in offering a complete group travel service throughout England, Scotland and Wales for clients from around the world and in the UK.

Can you offer a tour manager in Cornwall?

Yes, if your group requires a tour manager to coordinate all aspects of your tour we can help. Our manager will handle travel arrangements and the timings of visits and activities so everything runs smoothly.

Do you cater for disabilities?

Let us know the details of any specific requirements members of your group have and we will select hotels with tried and tested disabled facilities. These include fully wheelchair accessible bedrooms and bathrooms and fully accessible public spaces throughout.

Are guided tours of Cornwall available?

We can offer experienced local blue badge guides and driver guides with a depth of knowledge to give insights and information that brings Cornwall to life. Whatever the interests of your group our guides bring passion to their subject that will create a memorable tour.

Do you offer expert Cornwall guides in overseas languages?

We can offer experienced guides and driver guides in all major languages for your group including French, German, Italian, Dutch, Swedish and many others.

Do you organise walking or cycling tours of Cornwall?

Cornwall is the ideal place to take a walking or cycling tour and we have experience in both guided and unguided groups. We can develop a bespoke itinerary taking advantage of the famous South West Coastal Path taking including sights such as Land's End, St Michael's Mount and the Lizard Peninsula. You can travel to a new location each day or we can arrange transport from a central point. Accommodation can be in a luxury 5-star hotel or budget accommodation to suit your requirements.

Do you work with individuals and families?

We offer a personalised luxury travel service for both individuals and families. Our service includes sourcing the perfect accommodation for you whether it's a stunning hotel by the sea, an amazing self-catering holiday rental or even a stay in a historic country house. We can organise guided tours and day trips, tickets to events, adrenaline fuelled activities or luxury spa days. Just let us know your requirements.

What are Cornwall's most beautiful places for a group to visit?

It's so difficult to come up with a definitive list - where do you start, where do you stop? Cornwall has so much to offer; from iconic sights like St Michael's Mount and Land's End, to small fishing villages such as Polperro and Cadgwith, surfing towns like Newquay and Bude to small cozy villages inland. Let us know your group's requirements and we can create a bespoke itinerary for your holiday.

Can you offer group hotel rates in Cornwall?

Arranging large group bookings can be a headache, but our experienced team is here to make it easy for you. With our extensive network of hotel partners, we can negotiate the most competitive room rates. For larger groups we can give discounts and a free room for the group organiser or driver guide for tour operators. To find out more just get in touch with your request.

Can you offer Cornwall self-catering accommodation for groups?

If you're looking for a large holiday cottage rental for a family or group we have a huge selection of properties in Cornwall. From historic country houses to luxury 5 star self-catering properties by the seas. For larger groups we offer a selection of options from budget hostels, campus accommodation to the ultimate luxury lodges in locations such as St Ives, Falmouth and Newquay.

What are the best luxury hotels for groups in Cornwall?

Cornwall is now regarded as one the UK's premier luxury destinations and home to some of its highest rated 4 and 5 star luxury hotels. Set both in stunning coastal and countryside locations they offer the perfect setting for group events and holidays. Using our local network of hotel partners we can offer a selection of the best with special offers and packages. We offer a complete service including luxury transport, guides, private dining and much more.

Are there direct flights to Cornwall?

Cornwall has never been better connected by air with direct routes from around the UK, Ireland, Germany, Denmark, Portugal and Spain. There is a four times daily flights to London Gatwick and summer flights to Heathrow means that a host indirect services from around the world are available.

Can you offer group travel and coach hire in Cornwall?

We can offer a full range of coach hire and transport options in Cornwall and throughout the UK. From fully guided coach travel to airport transfers in a range of modern luxury coaches, minibuses or chauffeured limousines.

Can a group travel to Cornwall for a holiday in high season?

Accommodation in Cornwall in July and August is harder to book for groups, but with enough notice can be arranged. Prices can be substantially higher than in the Spring and Autumn, but fortunately there are a wide range of hotels in all price brackets. Through our network of partners, we’ll be able to offer the perfect hotel to fit your exact requirements. Please contact us for a no-obligation quote.

Is there a baggage limit when traveling to the Isles of Scilly?

The luggage allowance on the flights from Newquay, Land's End and Exeter is 15kg (33lb) per person; no single piece of luggage will be carried if the weight exceeds 20kg (44lb). The luggage allowance on the Scillionan Ferry from Penzance is 25kg (55lb) per person.

How can I travel to the Isles of Scilly?

You can travel to the Isles of Scilly by air or sea. Skybus flies 8 and 16 seat plabes to St Mary's from Land's End and Newquay all year round, and from Exeter during the summer months. Flights from Land's End take approximately 15 minutes, flights from Newquay take 30 minutes and flights from Exeter take around an hour. Additionally from Penzance a 15 minute helicopter service flies to Tresco and St Mary's. There are up to 17 flights a day. You can also sail on Scillonian III from Penzance to St Mary's between March and October. The crossing lasts approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes.

What's the best way for our group to travel to Cornwall?

Groups can easily get to Cornwall via road, rail and plane. Improvements to the road network mean you can travel to the heart of Cornwall on dual carriageways. We offer coach transfers from airports and towns and cities around the UK as part of a full tour operator service for groups large and small. Newquay Airport offers several direct flight connections from Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Germany and daily flight to Heathrow with worldwide connections. The rail network connects Cornwall to London with many daily trains and an overnight sleeper service.

What are the must-see towns and villages in Cornwall?

Cornwall is world famous for its authentic and attractive fishing villages such as Mevagissey, Padstow and Cadgwith. It also has a number of historic towns including Truro with its cathedral, the busy port of Falmouth and Fowey with its literary connections. We can create and itinerary for your group tour including th best that Cornwall has to offer.

Is it possible to find cheap Cornwall group accommodation in Summer?

The answer is yes. We’re able to offer modern en-suite double and single rooms suitable for groups both large and small located near Falmouth. If your travelling on a budget they are perfect for exploring Cornwall. Available throughout July and August they can booked on a room only basis, B&B or with dinner included. Just send a request for a no obligation quote.

What are the best gardens for groups to visit in Cornwall?

Cornwall’s gardens are their peak in Spring and early Summer and you really are spoilt for choice. We feature a selection in our group tour itineraries including the world famous Lost Gardens of Heligan, the Eden Project and Trebah and Glendurgan close to Falmouth. For the more adventurous travel to the Isles of Scilly to visit the unique Abbey Gardens. But Cornwall has a wealth of less well-known gardens with some not normally open to the public. We specialise in garden tours following your horticultural themes and interests.

What are the best historic houses for groups to visit in Cornwall?

Cornwall offers a variety of magnificent mansions and gardens for visitors to explore. Whether you are interested in delving into Cornish history or just love exploring their unique gardens. Some of Cornwall’s historic houses trace their origins to the fortunes made in the mining industry such as Godolphin House near Penzance. Prideaux Place near Padstow Elizabethan manor house home to the same family for 14 generations. Lanhydrock House is a fantastic country house and estate near Bodmin set in wooded parkland of 450 acres, after a fire rebuilt in high-Victorian style. We specialise in tours for groups following your themes and interests including Cornwall’s beautiful stately homes.

Do you offer special interest tours in Cornwall?

We specialise in unique and personalised special interest tours of Cornwall and throughout Southern England for groups large and small. For over 10 years we have been creating tours for groups that focus on wide range of subjects and special events. Whether you are garden enthusiasts, on the trail of a famous author or visiting TV series and film locations such as Poldark and Doc Martin we create a tailor made itinerary for your group.

Do you offer Cornwall educational tours?

We can create bespoke itineraries for schools, university and alumni groups. Whether it's literature, history, language, architecture, religion, sports, music or geography we know where to go and what to see and do to create a completely unique experience.

What are the current Coronavirus travel restrictions for Cornwall & Isles of Scilly?

Group Travel to Cornwall and the UK in general after Coronavirus (Covid-19) - The need to take a Coronavirus test on arrival in the UK has been removed for fully vaccinated and unvaccinated visitors. Travellers will be able to enter the country without any need to test before or after their journey. Hospitality venues including restaurants, hotels and attractions are operating as normal. Covid restrictions have now been be removed. If you are planning to visit the UK in the future we are able to provide all the information you will need and can deliver a full DMC service for group or individual travel.

Can I bring a group to Cornwall after Coronavirus?

The options for group travel and tours in Cornwall are now easier. The need to take a Coronavirus test on arrival in the UK has been removed for vaccinated and unvaccinated visitors. Travellers are able to enter the country without any need to test before or after their journey. As specialist tour operator we can advise on current best practice and offer itineraries that meet your groups requirements. You can find the lastest travel guidance for visitors to the UK here.

Can you offer group rates and itineraries for 2023?

With the popularity of Cornwall as destination it is essential to plan and book as soon as possible for 2023. Using our network of accommodation partners we can secure rooms including allocations for tour operators to suit all budgets.

How can you get the best rates on group hotel bookings?

There are few national or international hotel chains represented in Cornwall. Almost all are independent family run businesses. We have a network of local partners which guarantee our clients the best rates and room allocations. Working with budget 3-star hotels, top quality 4-star and the best 5-star hotels across Cornwall, Devon and the wider South of England.

Can you accommodate special dietary requests?

We strive to make your experience on our trips the best it can be. With advance notice, we can accommodate your dietary restrictions such as gluten-free or vegetarian meals or assist with arranging extra services before or after your trip.

Do you offer customised or tailor made trips and tours?

The sky’s the limit! We have connections with experienced, knowledgeable local guides. If you’re looking for the vacation of your dreams, we can create the perfect adventures for weddings, family reunions, corporate off sites, and a trip-of-a-lifetime for couples or groups.

Are tickets to attractions included in group travel packages?

We can pre-book tickets for all visits and attractions as part of the complete package for your group. Also arrange entrances to private and rarely open to the public highlights including historic houses, gardens and unique experiences.

Can you book flights or train travel for my group?

We can arrange all travel within the UK including train tickets, coaches, minibus or hire cars. We do not offer international flights to and from the UK, but we can include ferry tickets to the Isles of Scilly from Penzance and domestic flights to the islands from Exeter, Newquay or Land's End.

Can you include hotels in London with a Cornwall tour?

We have a number of trusted hotels in London which our clients use before and after group tours in Cornwall. We can also add additional nights in locations throughout Southern England and the rest of the UK.

Can you provide a Tour Manager?

We are happy to include a Tour Manager for your group in Cornwall. We have a number of experienced local experts who can deal with all aspects of the tour to make your clients experience the best it can be. They act as reference point for any problems that arise and handle any administrative issues.

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