2017 SEASON
Jul 2017 - Oct 2017
2018 SEASON
Mar 2018 - Oct 2018

7 Day Corners of Cornwall

Back-Roads Small Group Tour starting in London and finishing in London

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Read 4 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Back-Roads's 7 Day Corners of Cornwall. This small group tour has it all, from history and architecture, to breath-taking scenery and fine food. Drive through Dartmoor National Park where wild ponies roam, visit Doc Martin's...read more

Overview

Operator: Back-Roads
Type: Small Group Tour (Premium)
Duration: 7 Days
From: London to London
Tour Code: BRCC
Visits: England
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$ 3,048
Per Person ($AU)
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Day By Day

1

London - Wells - Dartmoor National Park

From London, we set off on our adventure to England's From windswept moors and wild coastlines to historic cities and picture-perfect fishing villages. Discover the maritime heritage, rurl beauty and culinary pride of the South Western tip of England. And, even with a busy schedule, there's time to have your own adventures, too.beautifully eclectic west. Our first stop is the tiny market cityof Wells, known for its Gothic cathedral with a quirky clock, and peaceful Vicar's Close. Sip a coffee and watch the world go by, or wander around the local shops. From Wells, our path takes us from the quaint country lanes of Somerset to the heather and gorse-clad tors of Dartmoor. We travel along winding roads and over ancient stone bridges, through rugged countryside where wild ponies roam. If we have time, we stop at the High Moorland Visitor Centre for an insight into regional history, legends and wildlife, before sitting down to a welcome dinner together. (D)
2

Dartmoor National Park - Port Isaac - Padstow - Falmouth

Today we leave Dartmoor for the sheer cliffs and sheltered harbours of Cornwall's northern coast – a gourmet feast set fimly in our sights. For an appetiser, there's a stroll around Port Isaac, the fishing villagemade famous by television series, Doc Martin. Then it's on to the main course: a leisurely lunch at 'The Seafood Restaurant' – Rick Stein's flagship estaurant in Padstow. Pick from a menu of fresh-off-the-boat Cornish seafood and international favourites such as Atlantic Crab. Or take a seat at the seafood bar and watch chefs making up platters of oysters, langoustines and wafer-thin sashimi. Then it's time to take it easy as we travel further west to Falmouth, our launch pad for the next three nights. (B/L)
3

Falmouth - St Ives - St Michael's Mount - Falmouth

This morning takes us to one of England's prettiest towns, St Ives, that's set on a curl of coastline with an endless expanse of beaches, with picturesque Godrevy Lighthouse on the horizon. We wander through cobbled lanes, past traditional fishemen's cottages with their tiny staircases up to the front doors, to the beach set behind a sheltering harbour wall. Afternoon finds us setting sail toSt Michael's Mount, a tidal island just off the coast from Penzance. Stepping ashore in the buzzing village, we witness life through the eyes of the islanders and explore the medieval castle, brimming with treasures and stories from the island's past. Tonight, we enjoy dinner together back at our Falmouth hotel. (B/D)
4

Falmouth

We have no set plans today, leaving you free to explore Falmouth at your leisure. Make for the museums, including the Falmouth Art Gallery and the fascinating National Maritime Museum. Walk up to the headland to explore Pendennis Castle – one of a pair built in Henry VIII's day to guard Falmouth Harbour. Potter along the high street, stopping off in independent boutiques, bookshops and cafes as you go. Or set out to explore the local area. You could take the scenic ferry ride over to St Mawes, or journey up the Fal River to Cornwall's capital city, Truro. (B)
5

Falmouth - Tregothnan - Fowey

There's a treat for the green-fingeed as we set off to explore Tregothnan – Cornwall's largest estate and the historic seat of the Boscawen family. A member of the gardening team gives us a private tour of the grounds and the tea plantation, where we learn all about the only tea grown in England. Then we make our way to Fowey, a centuries-old town that hugs the steep banks of the Fowey estuary. Settle into our hotel for the night then enjoy time to explore – watch the mussel boats sailing back into the harbour, or seek out a friendly local pub. (B)
6

Fowey - Lyme Regis - Hawkchurch

Leaving Fowey, we make our way along the south Cornish coast, with a stop at Polperro fishing village befoe we leave the county behind us. After visiting magnificent BuckfastAbbey in south Devon, our road takes us to the green hills and golden sandstone cliffs of Dorset. We continue to Lyme Regis where we walk in the footsteps of Jane Austin's heroines. We climb the historic Cobb, made famous by Austen's novel Persuasion, before taking in sweeping views of the Jurassic Coast from the Langmoor and Lister Gardens. Hunt for fossils in the local shops, or promenade along the 18th century seafront. Tonight we hang up our hats in Hawkchurch, near Lyme Regis, for a farewell dinner together. (B/D)
7

Hawkchurch - Salisbury - London

The adventure isn't over just yet. Our journey then takes us along the Old Roman road to Salisbury, set in its ancient landscape of grass plains and rolling downs. Here we marvel at Salisbury Cathedral, with its sky-scraping spire, and have the opportunity to see the original Magna Carta. From a town steeped in history to a modern metropolis, we travel to London, where our tour ends. (B)

Day By Day

1

London – Wells – Dartmoor National Park

From London, we set off on our adventure where our first stop is the tiny market city of Wells, known for its Gothic cathedral with a quirky clock and peaceful Vicar's Close. From Wells, our path takes us from the quaint country lanes of Somerset to the heather and gorse-clad tors of Dartmoor National Park. Before the day is out, enjoy a welcome dinner together. (D)
2

Dartmoor National Park – Port Isaac – Padstow – Falmouth

Today we leave Dartmoor for the sheer cliffs of Cornwall's northern coast – a gourmet feast set firmly in our sights. For an appetiser, there's a stroll around Port Isaac, the fishing village made famous by television series, Doc Martin. Next,  it's onwards to the main course: a leisurely lunch at 'The Seafood Restaurant' – Rick Stein's flagship restaurant in Padstow. Pick from a menu of fresh-off-the-boat Cornish seafood and international favourites such as Atlantic Crab. Then it's time to take it easy as we travel further west to Falmouth, where our day ends. (B/L)
3

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

After a hearty breakfast, we drive to St Michael's Mount, a tidal island just off the coast from Penzance. Stepping ashore in the buzzing village, we witness life through the eyes of the islanders and explore the medieval castle, brimming with treasures and stories from the past. Next, we visit one of England's prettiest towns, St Ives before we end our day in Falmouth where you can enjoy your evening at leisure. (B)
4

Falmouth – Tregothnan – Fowey

There's a treat for the green-fingered as we set off to explore Tregothnan – Cornwall's largest estate and the historic seat of the Boscawen family. A member of the gardening team gives us a private tour of the grounds and the tea plantation, where we learn all about tea grown in England. We then make our way to Fowey, a historic town that hugs the steep banks of the Fowey estuary, before settling into our hotel and enjoying dinner. (B/D)
5

Fowey

We have no set plans today, leaving you free to explore Fowey at your leisure. (B)
6

Fowey – Lyme Regis – Hawkchurch

Leaving Fowey, we make our way along the south Cornish coast, with a stop at Polperro fishing village before we leave the county behind us. After visiting magnificent Buckfast Abbey in south Devon, our road takes us to the green hills and golden sandstone cliffs of Dorset, before continuing to Lyme Regis where we walk in the footsteps of Jane Austen's heroines. Tonight we hang up our hats in Hawkchurch for a farewell dinner together. (B/D)
7

Hawkchurch – Salisbury – London

The adventure isn't over just yet. Our last scenic jaunt takes us along the Old Roman road to Salisbury, set in ancient landscape of grass plains and rolling downs. From a town steeped in history to a modern metropolis, we arrive back in London, where our tour ends. (B)

Trip Inclusions

The Back-Roads Difference

  • Savour lunch at Rick Stein's signature 'The Seafood Restaurant' in Padstow
  • Get the inside story on Cornwall's largest private estate on a private guided tour of the grounds - including a tea plantation
  • Travel along the winding roads and over the ancient stone bridges of iconic Dartmoor that are only accessible to smaller vehicles like ours

Tour Inclusions

  • 6 nights' accommodation in boutique hotels
  • Experienced Back Roads tour leader
  • Luxury mini-coach transportation
  • Full English breakfast daily (B)
  • Three evening meals (D)
  • One lunch at Rick Stein's signature Seafood Restaurant (L)
  • Entrance fee included to: St Michael's Mount, private guided tour of Tregothnan Estate, Salisbury Cathedral.

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Prices are for Land/Cruise only. Flights not included

 

Trip Inclusions

The Back-Roads Difference

  • Savour lunch at Rick Stein's signature 'The Seafood Restaurant' in Padstow
  • Get the inside story on Cornwall's largest private estate on a private guided tour
  • Enjoy a two-night stay in Falmouth, a historic port town set on one of the world's largest natural harbours

Tour Inclusions

  • 6 nights in boutique accommodation
  • Experienced Back Roads Driver & Tour Leader
  • Premium mini-coach transportation
  • Daily full English breakfast (B) 4 evening meals (D)
  • 1 lunch at Rick Stein's Seafood Restaurant (L)
  • Entrance included to: St Michael's Mount, Salisbury Cathedral entrance donation, private guided tour of Tregothnan Estate, Harbour Heritage Museum, Wells Cathedral, Polperro Heritage Centre

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Prices are for Land/Cruise only. Flights not included

Operator Details

Region: UK & Ireland
Style: Small Group Tour
Accommodation: Boutique
Location: Various
Guided: Driver Guide
Transport: Luxury Mini-Coach
Age Range: Open (min 12 years)
Flights: Not Included
Airport Transfers: Not Available
Gratuities: Optional on Tour
Max Group Size: 18 (Avg. 18)
Free WiFi: No
* Source: Back-Roads for trips in UK & Ireland. Some variances may occur on individual tours and information is provided as a guide only. Refer to Trip Inclusions section for more details.

Reviews (4)

Trip reviews from past clients of Global Journeys who have travelled on Corners of Cornwall with Back-Roads.
Peter & Anne Maree 's Holiday

Australia
  “Interesting trip with sensational tour guide”
Trip Date: 08/06/2017
We had an excellent trip with Back Roads. This company provides a driver as well as a tour guide now with each tour. Our tour guide Nic was fantastic with his knowledge of history and his interesting commentaries. Our driver, Tibor was skillful and helpful. The itinerary included a lot of variety and some extra "hidden gems" such as the open air Minack theatre near Penzeance. The accommodation was very good and the hotel at Fowey was outstanding for its quality and location. We would recommend this trip if you would like to visit the West Country.
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Australia
  “'Corners of Cornwall' lived up to its name!”
Trip Date: 22/09/2015
'Corners of Cornwall' lived up to its name! The trip did get 'off the beaten track' where possible and I was able to visit the local little villages and walk on tracks and beaches. Having a driver and tour leader was fantastic as each role could enable 'tag team' where parking was an issue. Both Jeremy and Denis were excellent guides and shared their love of the country.
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Australia
  “Excellent itinerary, driver and guide”
Trip Date: 04/06/2015
Graham was an excellent driver/ guide. Because we weren't a full group we also had the advantage of Jeremy a guide in training with us. The group, all Australians apart from one American couple worked well together around an excellent itinerary. The free day in Falmouth was appreciated by everyone. We have always enjoyed travelling individually or with small groups so Back Roads Tours suited us. Will travel with them again.
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Australia
  “This was a dream trip for me”
Trip Date: 09/10/2013
This was a dream trip for me as I have always wanted to visit this part of the UK. I was thrilled when I came across the Global Journeys website and found this particular tour. I had high expectations and wasn't let down. From the very first day I met two couples who had travelled with Back Road Tours before and had come back for more! I wasn't disappointed. The size of the group, the coach, the guide, the accommodation, all of it was top notch. Such a difference driving down beautiful country lanes and visiting coast fishing villages where there is only room for one car, to travelling on endless freeways on a big tour bus. I met fabulous people who have been in touch since coming home and shared such a fantastic trip with them that I will never forget. I would certainly tour with them again. I am happy to have the opportunity to praise Georgie from Global Journeys as she was so very helpful from the start answering all my questions promptly, great friendly and efficient service that I would recommend to anyone.
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