SHORTLIST

Corners of Cornwall 2025

From windswept moors and wild coastlines to historic cities and picture-perfect fishing villages, the county of Cornwall is filled with evocative sights and fascinating stories. Join us as we seek out the maritime heritage, rural beauty and culinary pride of this unique corner of South West England on a scenic eight-day tour.
Tour details
Tour Provider Back-Roads Touring Co
Price From
$5,149
Number of Days
8
Start Location
London, Europe
End Location
London, Europe
Age Range
Avg. 60+
Group Size
4 to 18
Tour Style
Comfort
Tour Themes
No specific theme
Physical Rating
Easy
Itinerary Open all
London (England)

After meeting the group in London, we’ll come together for a welcome dinner. Here’s to the start of an incredible adventure! Accommodation: Wellington by Blue Orchid (or similar)

London – Wells – Dartmoor National Park

After breakfast, our first stop will be the tiny market city of Wells – known for its Gothic cathedral and peaceful Vicars’ Close. After we’ve spent some time wandering the cobbled streets and medieval buildings with our Tour Leader, we’ll have the opportunity to explore the magnificent Wells Cathedral at our leisure. Later, our path will take us from the quaint country lanes of Somerset to the heather and gorse-clad tors of Dartmoor National Park. Tonight, we’ll enjoy another delicious dinner together.
Accommodation: Two Bridges Hotel (or similar)

Dartmoor National Park – Port Isaac and Padstow – Falmouth

Today we’ll leave Dartmoor National Park for Cornwall’s northern coast – starting with a stroll around Port Isaac, the fishing village made famous by the Doc Martin television series. Next, we’ll travel on to Padstow: a picturesque port town with a charming centuries-old harbour. Here we’ll have time to wander the winding streets and admire the sweeping estuary views, before enjoying a spot of lunch wherever takes our fancy. A traditional Cornish ice cream is a must for dessert! Finally, the lively seaside town of Falmouth awaits – our base for the next two nights.
Accommodation: Merchants Manor Hotel (or similar)

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

After a hearty breakfast we’ll pay a visit to Land’s End – England’s most westerly point – before setting our sights on St Ives. One of England’s prettiest towns, take some time to meander the cluster of cobblestone streets, quaint seaside cottages and picture-perfect bays. Then, it’s back on the mini-coach for a visit to St Michael’s Mount, a tidal island just off the coast of Penzance. Here we’ll discover the village and its medieval castle and gardens – which are full of treasures and stories from the past. Back in Falmouth, we’ll enjoy an evening meal together and toast to a full day’s worth of exploring!
Accommodation: Merchants Manor Hotel (or similar)

Falmouth – St Austell Bay

There’s a treat in store for the green-fingered today: we’re off to explore Tregothnan Estate, one of Cornwall’s largest estates and home to the first tea plantation in Britain. A member of the gardening team will give us a private tour of the grounds and the tea plantation, where we’ll learn all about the only tea grown in England – with a chance to sample some of it for ourselves. Afterwards, we’ll make our way to the St Austell Bay area where we’ll have the evening to spend at our leisure. Accommodation: Carlyon Bay Hotel (or similar)

St Austell Bay

We have no set plans today, leaving you free to explore the sandy beaches and boutique shops of the St Austell Bay area at your leisure. You could visit the world-famous biomes of the Eden Project or uncover the world’s largest private collection of maritime paraphernalia at the Charleston Shipwreck Museum – you certainly won’t be short on things to do here! Accommodation: Carlyon Bay Hotel (or similar)

St Austell Bay – Devon and Dorset – Salisbury

Today we’ll make our way south along the coast, before our road takes us through picturesque Devon and Dorset. We’ll have some free time to follow in the footsteps of Jane Austen’s heroines and take in sweeping views of the Jurassic Coast. Enjoy some free time hunting for fossils along Lyme Regis’s sandy beaches before we move on to Salisbury – where a farewell dinner awaits. Accommodation: Milford Hall Hotel (or similar)

Salisbury – London

After one last breakfast together, we’ll have the opportunity to explore the magnificent Salisbury Cathedral. Our journey will conclude upon returning to London.

Inclusions
  • - 7 nights in hand-picked accommodation

  • Premium mini-coach transportation
  • Enjoy the charm of historic port towns Falmouth and Port Isaac
  • Soak up the wild, jaw-dropping vistas of the Jurassic Coast
  • Visit the magnificent Salisbury Cathedral
  • Breakfasts: 7
  • Dinners: 4
Departure dates
Start End Availability Price NZD
18 Mar 2025 25 Mar 2025 16 $5,149
05 Apr 2025 12 Apr 2025 11 $5,289
12 Apr 2025 19 Apr 2025 18 $5,289
22 Apr 2025 29 Apr 2025 14 $5,289
26 Apr 2025 03 May 2025 12 $5,289
29 Apr 2025 06 May 2025 14 $5,289
03 May 2025 10 May 2025 9 $5,689
06 May 2025 13 May 2025 13 $5,689
10 May 2025 17 May 2025 10 $5,849
17 May 2025 24 May 2025 10 $5,849
20 May 2025 27 May 2025 17 $5,849
24 May 2025 31 May 2025 9 $6,059
27 May 2025 03 Jun 2025 16 $5,849
31 May 2025 07 Jun 2025 11 $5,849
03 Jun 2025 10 Jun 2025 16 $5,849
07 Jun 2025 14 Jun 2025 14 $5,849
10 Jun 2025 17 Jun 2025 15 $5,849
14 Jun 2025 21 Jun 2025 14 $5,849
17 Jun 2025 24 Jun 2025 14 $5,849
21 Jun 2025 28 Jun 2025 18 $5,849
24 Jun 2025 01 Jul 2025 18 $5,849
28 Jun 2025 05 Jul 2025 18 $5,849
01 Jul 2025 08 Jul 2025 14 $5,849
05 Jul 2025 12 Jul 2025 18 $5,849
08 Jul 2025 15 Jul 2025 16 $5,849
12 Jul 2025 19 Jul 2025 16 $5,849
19 Jul 2025 26 Jul 2025 18 $5,849
26 Jul 2025 02 Aug 2025 17 $5,849
29 Jul 2025 05 Aug 2025 18 $5,849
02 Aug 2025 09 Aug 2025 14 $5,849
09 Aug 2025 16 Aug 2025 12 $5,849
12 Aug 2025 19 Aug 2025 18 $5,849
16 Aug 2025 23 Aug 2025 17 $5,849
19 Aug 2025 26 Aug 2025 18 $5,849
23 Aug 2025 30 Aug 2025 13 $5,849
30 Aug 2025 06 Sep 2025 18 $5,849
06 Sep 2025 13 Sep 2025 17 $6,009
09 Sep 2025 16 Sep 2025 14 $6,219
13 Sep 2025 20 Sep 2025 14 $6,009
16 Sep 2025 23 Sep 2025 18 $6,009
20 Sep 2025 27 Sep 2025 17 $6,009
23 Sep 2025 30 Sep 2025 18 $6,009
27 Sep 2025 04 Oct 2025 18 $6,009
30 Sep 2025 07 Oct 2025 18 $6,009
04 Oct 2025 11 Oct 2025 16 $5,289
11 Oct 2025 18 Oct 2025 14 $5,289
14 Oct 2025 21 Oct 2025 18 $5,289