A Cornish Adventure

Julie Farkas

Saturday 11th May – Tuesday 14th May 2024

Number of Travellers: 2
Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights


On your carefully crafted bespoke trip, embark on a captivating journey through the rugged beauty of Cornwall, where each day unfolds with enchanting landscapes and cultural experiences. Hike along the South West Coast Path, and encounter seals and seabirds against the backdrop of breathtaking cliffs. Delve into the rich tapestry of local life with visits to quaint fishing villages like Port Isaac and St Ives, punctuated by indulgent moments of Cornish cuisine and artisanal discoveries. Handpicked accommodations by the sea offer a serene retreat after days filled with exploration, making this immersive adventure a perfect blend of nature, culture, and coastal charm.

Day by Day

Day 1 - Saturday 11th May - Welcome to Cornwall

Upon arrival into the city of London, your guide will meet you and together you’ll journey South West into Cornwall – an Outstanding Area of Natural Beauty known for it’s glistening golden sandy beaches, rugged coastline, historical mining heritage and locally sourced cuisine. As you journey into the picturesque landscape of Wiltshire, stop and be taken back in time to the Neolithic marvels of Stonehenge, where colossal stones stand sentinel against the ages. Feel the weight of history in the air as you explore this iconic site, marvelling at the architectural ingenuity of ancient civilizations. As you enter Devon’s idyllic countryside, stretch your legs at a hidden gem, Burrow Farm Gardens. Soak in the peaceful oasis and stunning views as you wander the grounds.  Continue South to arrive at the quaint fishing port of Port Isaac. Spend the evening settling into your accommodation by the sea.

Overnight: Port Isaac | The Port Gaverne Hotel
Room Type: Superior Double
Meals Included: None

Day 2 - Sunday 12th May - Port Isaac and Padstow

This morning, take a stroll through the winding lanes of Port Isaac, a 14th-century fishing village where white-washed cottages look out over the Atlantic ocean. Come mid-morning, pop over to picturesque Padstow and enjoy exploring there too, perhaps indulging in a buttery Cornish pastry or search for treasures in quirky boutiques and local artist galleries. Perhaps pay a visit to the National Lobster Hatchery and learn about marine conservation and their unique research on the European lobster, which has gained global recognition. This afternoon, join a guided hike along the South West Coast Path, offering stunning views of the rugged coastline and opportunities to spot wildlife like seals and seabirds while immersing yourself in the untamed beauty of the Cornish coast.

Overnight: Port Isaac | The Port Gaverne Hotel
Room Type: Superior Double
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3 - Monday 13th May - Cornish Cider and St Ives

This morning, meet your guide and head out for a short circular walk near the beautiful parish of St. Agnes. With World Heritage Status and a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this stretch of coastline possesses a rich mining history, the impressive remnants of which are scattered like shadows across the landscape. Afterwards, set off for St Ives and stop along the way to quench your thirst at Healey’s Cider Farm. Go behind the scenes and learn about the cider-making process in the press house, production halls, distillery and cellars. Continue your journey to arrive at the historic fishing port of St Ives and, if the weather is right, head out on a boat trip to catch the sunset. Keep your eye out for grey seals and perhaps a minke whale as well as the calling seabird, settling in for the night. Return to your hotel to relax for the rest of the evening.

Overnight: St Ives | Harbour Hotel St Ives
Room Type: Double Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 4 - Tuesday 14th May - Land's End and St Michael's Mount

This morning, head out with your guide to visit the iconic Land’s End. A poignant British landmark where you’ll enjoy a short walk to admire the waves crashing along the rugged cliff edges as you look out the Atlantic ocean glistening in the sunlight. Continue on to St Michael’s Mount, a tidal island home to an ancient castle, chapel and local community. Cross the causeway of granite setts and immerse yourself in stories of deception and disguise while you explore. After returning to the mainland, bid farewell to your guide and spend the rest of the day exploring the coastal town of Penzance. This evening, board the Night Riviera sleeper train back to London for your onward connections.

Overnight: To London | Night Riviera Sleeper
Meals Included: Breakfast

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • 3 nights accommodation, as stated in the itinerary above
  • Meals, as stated in the itinerary above
  • The services of a qualified and experienced guide from Day 1 to Day 4
  • All transfers in a private vehicle driven by our guide on guided days
  • Airport Transfer on Arrival Day
  • Sleeper train into London
  • All guided hikes mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary, specifically:
    • Entry to Stonehenge
    • Entry to Burrow Farm Gardens
    • Entry to Healey’s Cider Farm
    • Twilight Boat Experience
    • Entry to St Michael’s Mount
  • Personalised trip design and delivery
  • 24/7 In-Country Support from the Wilderness Team

Please note these inclusions are based on a guided trip

Exclusions Read More
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Activities and entrance fees not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Gratuities
Notes Read More
  • All suggested accommodations and services are subject to availability at the time of booking
  • A 25% deposit is required before any accommodation and services will be confirmed
  • This quote is valid for 7 days from the date quoted, after this time pricing may be subject to revision
Pricing Read More

The price of this trip, fully guided with all transport included, is £3,335 per person and is based on availability at the time of booking.
A self-drive trip, including car hire and the sleeper train but not insurance, parking fees or fuel, would be £2,695 per person.

Pay a 25% deposit

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