Based in Cornwall we are specialist tour operators for all kind of trips, group travel and vacations on this stunning part of Great Britain. We can create and manage all types of group holiday packages – from escorted tours and fly and drive programmes to coach tours and weekend breaks.
We can book all aspects of group travel, including hotels, coaches, guides, car hire, entrances, meals and itineraries. We’ll work with you to make sure that our package will meet the needs and budgets of you or your clients.
Here is an example of one of our example itineraries incorporating Cornwall into a wider tour of Southern England….
Day 1 : Arrive London – Bath
Arrive in London and meet your driver and guide and transfer to Bath where you will check into the 4 star Francis Hotel (or similar) for two nights on a bed and breakfast basis
Dinner this evening is arranged at a local restaurant within walking distance.
Day 2 : Bath
This morning enjoy some time at leisure before visiting the famous Roman Baths. Constructed in around 70AD as a grand bathing and socialising complex, the Roman Baths is one of the best-preserved Roman remains in the world, where 1,170,000 litres of steaming spring water, reaching 46°C, still fills the bathing site every single day.
Enjoy lunch at leisure
This afternoon visit Bath Abbey with its Magnificent stained glass windows, columns of honey-gold stone and some of the finest fan vaulting in the world. Pilgrims and visitors have been made welcome at Bath Abbey for hundreds of years.
Dinner this evening is arranged at a recommended local restaurant within walking distance
Day 3 : Bodmin Moor – Padstow
This morning depart Bath and continue to beautiful fishing village of Padstow in Cornwall. En route a stop will be made for lunch at The Jamaica Inn on Bodmin Moor – The Jamaica Inn is Cornwall’s most famous smugglers inn. Immortalised in Daphne du Maurier’s eponymous tale of smugglers, rogues and pirates, this historic coaching house has welcomed travellers crossing Bodmin Moor for nearly 300 years. Full of legend, mystery, romance and even, according to folklore, the odd friendly spirit, Jamaica Inn is set in one of the most evocative moorland locations in Britain
Check in to a local 4 Star hotel in Padstow for 3 nights – Free time to enjoy the afternoon exploring this quaint town and pretty harbour.
This afternoon enjoy a private Sea Safari departing from Padstow Harbour. This 2 hour boat trip gives you the opportunity to view a myriad of sea life that occupy the Cornish waters and coastline at different times of the year such as seals, porpoises, dolphins & basking sharks. In Spring & Summer the cliff formations are teeming with Guillemots, Cormorants, Razorbills & Oystercatchers and you may even see Puffins on Cornwall’s very own “Puffin Island”.
This evening enjoy dinner in Rick Stein’s famous seafood restaurant before returning to your hotel.
Day 4 : Tintagel and Boscastle
Today enjoy a day of myth and mystery as you discover the legend of King Arthur, Excalibur, The Knights of the Round Table and Merlin. You will visit Tintagel Castle, Merlins Cave and King Arthurs Great Hall. The coastline in this area is spectacular and the walk out to Tintagel Castle gives some excellent views.
On return to Padstow, visit Boscastle a small village and port on the North Cornwall Coast. The theme of myth and legend continues with a visit to the Museum of Witchraft. The museum has the largest collection of witchcraft and Wiccan related artefacts in the world.
Return to your hotel in Padstow for dinner
Day 5 : Eden Project
This morning travel to the Eden Project, near St Austell. The Eden Project is a one of a kind attraction. The amazing architecture of the Biome’s houses many attractions. Some of the highlights include the world’s largest rainforest in captivity with steamy jungles and waterfalls, cutting-edge architecture and buildings, stunning garden displays all year round, world-class sculpture and art and a Rainforest Canopy Walkway, where you can take a stunning walk among the treetops.
Return your hotel in Padstow for dinner.
Day 6 : Land’s End and St Ives
This morning, check out of the hotel and continue your journey westwards. Your first visit to the day will be to Land’s End – the most westerly point of the Great British Mainland. Pose for pictures with the famous signpost or simply marvel at the crashing waves on the rocks below.
This afternoon you will be driven the short distance to St Ives, the most famous of Cornish holiday town. The town is crammed full of shops and cafes situated around the harbour and standing high above the wonderful Porthmeor beach is the Tate Gallery then explore the town at leisure
Re-join the coach and travel the short distance to the Tregenna Castle Estate (or similar) where accommodation is been arranged for the next three nights on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis.
Day 7: Porthcurno, Penzance and the Minack Theatre
From the hotel make the short journey to Porthcurno for a visit to the Telegraph Museum.
Porthcurno has a unique historic provenance: this is where the telegraph cables that linked Britain with its Empire and other nations came ashore. The valley was the hub of international cable communications from 1870-1970 and also training college for the communications industry until 1993. Porthcurno was the largest cable station in the world.
Re-join the coach and head towards Penzance to enjoy lunch at leisure after which travel the short distance to the Minack Theatre – Cornwall’s world famous outdoor theatre. Many visitors arrive at the Minack imagining it was built by invading Romans. If Caesar’s legions had come this far they might have been beguiled by the beauty of the place, but the real truth is as remarkable as this enduring fiction. From 1931 until she died in 1983 the Minack Theatre was planned, built and financed by one determined woman – Rowena Cade
Depending on schedules it may be possible to see an afternoon or evening performance here.
Transfer back to the hotel
Day 8 : St Michael’s Mount, Porthleven and Mullion
This morning make the short journey to St Michael’s Mount. You will have been catching sight of the Mount during the last couple of days but this will be your chance to visit! Accessed by a causeway at low water, follow in the footsteps of pilgrims and discover legend, myth and over a thousand years of history.
Re-join the coach and make the journey to Porthleven where you will have time to browse the craft shops and art galleries and enjoy a Cornish pasty – Hot out of the oven and eaten from the paper bag it comes in.
The afternoon finishes with a visit to Mullion Cove. Mullion is the largest village on the Lizard and has shops, inns, cafes and restaurants, craft shops and art galleries. It has a pretty working harbour, protected from the winter gales that rage across Mount’s Bay by two stout sea walls. The harbour was completed in 1895 and financed by Lord Robartes of Lanhydrock as a recompense to the fishermen for several disastrous pilchard seasons. You can still see the old pilchard cellar and net store. There are plenty of smuggling tales too
Transfer back to the hotel
Day 9 : Stonehenge – Salisbury
This morning depart Cornwall and travel to one of Britain’s most iconic prehistoric monuments, Stonehenge. Enjoy time walking around the stones and exploring the brand new visitor experience. There will also be time to get lunch at the on-site restaurant
Departing Stonehenge for the short journey into Salisbury where you will visit the magnificent Cathedral. There is the opportunity to climb Britain’s tallest Cathedral Spire and also see the original Magna Carta in the Chapter House. The visit concludes with the Cathedrals’ evensong service where the choir will perform
This evening one nights accommodation is arranged at the Cathedral Hotel (or similar) on a dinner bed and breakfast basis.
Day 10 : London
This morning depart Salisbury and travel into London where we can arrange some sightseeing in London before departure or transfer you straight to the airport for your return travel.