Minney's UK Adventure V3

Minney Reyes

Tuesday 3rd September – Wednesday 11th September 2024

Number of Travellers: 1
Duration: 9 Days / 8 Nights

Day by Day

Day 1 - Tuesday 3rd September - Arrival into London and Cornwall

Arriving at Heathrow Airport, embark on a scenic train journey into Cornwall, where rolling hills transform into rugged landscapes with dramatic coastlines and ancient moorlands. Crossing the Tamar River, the air grows saltier as you approach the Cornish coastline, offering glimpses of the sparkling sea.

Upon arrival into Truro, meet your private transfer who will transport you to your first hotel overlooking the crystal clear water in St Mawes on the Roseland Peninsula. Spend the evening relaxing overlooking the tranquil harbour, watching the boats sail past and gentle waves lapping the beach below.

Overnight: St Mawes | St Mawes Hotel
Room Type: Village View Room
Meals Included: None

Day 2 - Wednesday 4th September - St Michaels Mount

This morning, meet your expert local guide and travel along the South Cornish Coast to St. Michael’s Mount, a tidal island steeped in history and legend. Your day begins with a leisurely stroll along the causeway, marvelling at the panoramic views of the stunning coastline and the imposing silhouette of the castle-crowned mount rising from the sea. As you explore the island, you’re transported back in time, wandering through ancient cobblestone paths, lush gardens, and historic buildings steeped in tales of medieval knights and noble families. Climb to the summit to visit the majestic castle, where you’re greeted with stunning vistas of the surrounding seascape and the picturesque village below.

Later this afternoon, return to your hotel on the Roseland Peninsula with white washed cottages and the quaint harbour.

Overnight: St Mawes | St Mawes Hotel
Room Type: Village View Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3 - Thursday 5th September - Exploring St Ives

Embark on a captivating day in St. Ives, a picturesque seaside town nestled along the rugged coastline of Cornwall. Begin your exploration with a leisurely stroll through narrow cobblestone streets lined with whitewashed cottages, soaking in the vibrant atmosphere and breathtaking views of the azure sea. Immerse yourself in the town’s rich artistic heritage by visiting renowned art galleries such as the Tate St Ives and the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, where you’ll discover a diverse collection of contemporary and traditional artworks inspired by the town’s stunning landscapes and vibrant culture. After indulging in a cultural feast, take a moment to relax on one of St. Ives’ pristine sandy beaches, basking in the warm sunshine and listening to the soothing sounds of the waves. Round off your day with a delicious meal at one of the town’s acclaimed restaurants, where you can savour fresh seafood dishes while enjoying panoramic views of the sunset over the tranquil waters of St. Ives Bay, creating memories to cherish for a lifetime.

This evening, arrive into the picturesque fishing port of Padstow where you’re greeted by colourful harbour side buildings and a lively atmosphere for a good night’s rest.

Overnight: Padstow | Old Custom House
Room Type: Double Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4 - Friday 6th September - Exploring Padstow and Cooking Class

This morning, enjoy some free time to explore the bustling Padstow Harbour, where colourful fishing boats bob gently on the water against a backdrop of charming harbour side buildings. Wander along the quay, soaking in the lively atmosphere and browsing the quaint shops and galleries that line the waterfront.

This evening, enjoy an evening Rick Stein cooking class and culinary delight where you’ll watch esteemed chefs demonstrate their masterful techniques. Under their expert guidance, you’ll recreate exquisite dishes, learning the secrets behind Rick Stein’s renowned recipes. This immersive experience not only enhances your cooking skills but also lets you savour the flavours of your creations in a convivial and inspiring atmosphere.

Overnight: Padstow | Old Custom House
Room Type: Double Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 5 - Saturday 7th September - Tintagel Castle and Transfer to Cardiff

Begin your mythical journey today as you delve into the legends of King Arthur at Tintagel Castle, perched dramatically atop rugged cliffs overlooking the wild Cornish coastline. With your knowledgeable driver guide by your side, uncover the tales of knights and enchantment that shroud this ancient fortress in mystery. After a morning steeped in Arthurian lore, continue Northbound and pause for a delightful lunch and stroll in Dartmoor National Park before embarking onwards to Wales.

Later this afternoon, arriving into the city centre of Cardiff, perhaps take the opportunity to explore the iconic Cardiff Castle and wander through its imposing walls and lush Victorian gardens, marvelling at centuries of history within the Norman Keep and lavish apartments. Climb the castle’s battlements for panoramic views of the city skyline before finding a tranquil spot to reflect on Cardiff’s rich heritage. Retire to your hotel in the city centre as your Welsh adventure begins.


Overnight: Cardiff | Leonardo Hotel
Room Type: Standard Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6 - Sunday 8th September - Pembrokeshire Coast

Embarking on a day of hiking, journey to the Pembroke Coastal Path which promises awe-inspiring scenery, with rugged cliffs plunging into the sea and hidden coves dotting the shoreline. Traversing the undulating path, you encounter windswept heathlands, colourful wildflowers, and coastal wildlife, from soaring seabirds to basking seals. With support from your expert guide along the way, discover hidden gems off the beaten path and away from the crowds. Pausing for a picnic lunch, you soak in the endless vistas before continuing your journey, each twist and turn revealing new wonders.

As the day ends, you’re welcomed by the warm hospitality of Roch Castle, where you can unwind with a hearty meal or simply bask in the tranquility of the seaside, knowing you’ve experienced the beauty of the Pembroke Coastal Path in all its glory.

Overnight: St Davids | Roch Castle
Room Type: St Brides or Nest
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 7 - Monday 9th September - St Davids

Today, head out with your guide to explore the smallest city in Britain, St Davids, along the Pembrokeshire Coast. Visit St Davids Bishop’s Palace, a magnificent medieval palace that now stands in impressive ruins. Learn about its interesting history on a guided tour as you walk around the sun-dappled grounds. Next, venture across to the Cathedral to admire the most ancient cathedral settlement in Britain. Explore the beautiful chapels and learn how it survived the plunder of the Norsmen in the Dark Ages. As a place of pilgrimage for centuries, there are hidden gems round every corner.

Later this afternoon, arrive back at your castle hotel for the evening, resting high on it’s volcanic rocky outcrop.

Overnight: St Davids | Roch Castle
Room Type: St Brides or Nest
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 8 - Tuesday 10th September - Exploring Abergavenney

Have a delightful morning journeying through the Brecon Beacons and arriving into Abergavenny, a charming market town nestled in the scenic countryside of Wales. Begin the afternoon by strolling through historic streets, perusing the local market’s stalls brimming with fresh produce and artisanal goods. Perhaps ascend a nearby hill or stroll along the River Usk for stunning views, perhaps encountering landmarks like Abergavenny Castle and Tintern Abbey.

Conclude your day with a relaxing dinner, reflecting on Abergavenny’s charm and your memorable experiences amidst Wales’ scenic beauty.

Overnight: Abergavenney | Angel Hotel
Room Type: Executive Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 9 - Wednesday 11th September - Depart

A private transfer will collect you from your accommodation and take you to the airport to make your onward connections. Waving farewell for now but taking with you special memories and wonderful stories of your explorations.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • 8 nights accommodation, as stated in the itinerary above
  • Most meals, as stated in the itinerary above
  • The services of a qualified and experienced guide from Day 2 to Day 10 inclusive
  • All transfers in a private vehicle driven by your guide on guided days
  • First class train journey from Heathrow to Truro, Cornwall
  • Private transfer from Truro to St Mawes Hotel
  • All guided hikes mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary, specifically:
    • Entry to St Michael’s Mount
    • Entry to the Tate, St Ives
    • Entry to the Barbara Hepworth Museum
    • Rick Stein evening cooking class including dinner
    • Entry to Tintagel Castle
    • Entry to Tinturn Abbey
    • Entry to St Davids Cathedral and Bishop Palace
  • Personalised trip design and delivery
  • 24/7 In-Country Support from the Wilderness Team
Exclusions Read More
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Activities and entrance fees not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Gratuities for the main driver guide
Notes Read More
  • All suggested accommodations and services are subject to availability at the time of booking.
  • A 20% deposit is required before any accommodation and services will be confirmed.
  • This quote is valid for 14 days from the date quoted, after this time pricing may be subject to revision.
  • Activities are only private if so specified
Optional Upgrades Read More
  • Room Upgrades are available in some locations, subject to availability. Pricing on request.
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