Departs: 22nd October 2019 | 6 Days
Cornwall in the Fall
Tour Price: £439.00 per person
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Tucked into a stunning and unspoilt spot on the coast, St. Agnes sits in both a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a World Heritage Site. St Agnes is a picturesque village on the north coast of Cornwall.
Steeped in mining history, the village retains a traditional friendly Cornish atmosphere and makes a wonderful base for a holiday, with four different beaches. There are dramatic coastal walks and breathtaking scenery filled with relics from the past, including the iconic Wheal Coates engine house.
You will discover a thriving community with a choice of shops as well as galleries and craft workshops where beautiful gifts are made by hand. Sample the beautiful scenic coastline, fantastic beaches, arts and craft shops and mining heritage.
- All coach travel
- 5 nights half board
- Entrance to Eden Project
- Services of driver/guide
- Please inform us of any special dietary needs (diabetic, gluten free, vegetarian, etc).
- Special requests are put forward to the hotel and they will do their utmost to accommodate your needs.
- Itinerary could be subject to change.
- Price Per Person
Single Room Supplement: £Nil
Rosemundy House Hotel
St Agnes, Cornwall, TR5 0UF.
Tel: 01872 552101
Set in its own grounds in the centre of St Agnes the hotel has been a favourite of ours since we first visited in the year 2000. This very private hotel has been family run for years and has a very relaxing and comfortable air about it.
Beautiful quite lounges for relaxing, superb Tom Noggi Restaurant with excellent cuisine, well equipped comfortable bedrooms with bath or shower.
The village is set back from the cliffs by three quarters of a mile. Trevaunance Cove is the nearest thing to a sheltered harbour that this inhospitable coast affords. Strewn with old mine workings, copper and tin ore were once shipped from the cove.
Day 1: Depart Local Area
After boarding your luxury coach, your holiday has now started. You start your journey by travelling westward with stops en-route for lunch. Continuing your journey through beautiful countryside, to the Cornish town of St Agnes and the Rosemundy House Hotel where you shall spend the next 5 nights with dinner, bed and breakfast.
Day 2: St Ives
The dazzling jewel in Cornwall's crown. A picturesque fishing harbour and seaside town. Wander through the maze of narrow cobbled streets, independent shops and fisherman's cottages in the heart of St Ives. Also known for its surf beaches, and its art scene. Boat trips go to Seal Island, just west of town, to see the seal colony. This afternoon we will call in to Cornwall Gold on our way back to the hotel, with more than 18 acres to explore in the heart of Cornwall's mining landscape. You will find the largest collection of jewellery in Cornwall, from semi-precious, precious and uniquely Cornish pieces to 18 carat and platinum pieces, and home to the largest collection of pearls in Cornwall. The jewel in the crown of this 18-acre site is the historic and fascinating Tolgus Tin Mill. It is the only surviving mill of its kind in Cornwall and is a designated heritage site. Established in 1865, the mill has recently been brought back to life, once again producing and smelting tin on site.
Day 3: Eden Project
Today is a full day's visit to the Eden Project. Depart after breakfast for the Eden Project. (Admission Included). Millions have already visited this 35-acre crater overlooking St Austell Bay, a phenomenal success. The awesome geodesic structures are the world's largest greenhouses, accommodating a fascinating array of plants from everywhere - tropics, rainforests, Oceania, the Mediterranean - and outside, whatever grows under the warm Cornish sun. And not to be overlooked is the Eden Project's role as a new scientific institute and forum for the 21st Century, a centre of communication, education and participation. After a great day out, we return to our hotel for our evening meal.
Day 4: Tintagel & Port Isaac
Today we spend time on the North Cornish Coast. First to Tintagel. Immerse yourself in history, myths and stunning scenery at Tintagel Castle, set high on Cornwall's rugged north coast. It is renowned for its association with the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. The magic of the association is captured particularly by the castle, King Arthur's Castle, which is reached by steps leading from the main land, or by the new bridge which crosses over to the island. Originally the Castle was attached to the main land but by erosion over the years a bridge had to be built. It is a hard climb to the top but well worth it. Later we travel to Port Isaac, a traditional fishing village with a vibrant local community and home to the TV series Doc Martin starring Martin Clunes. It's a truly picturesque village with narrow winding streets lined with whitewashed cottages that head down to the harbour where you can watch local fishermen landing their daily catch of fish, crab and lobsters. From here we travel back to the hotel to relax before dinner.
Day 5: Truro - Half Day
Cornwall's administrative capital and Cathedral City. Centre stage is Truro Cathedral with its impressive gothic towers dominating the skyline. In its shadow, a warren of compact streets is home to an impressive array of independent traders. From boutiques to bookshops and designer interiors to delicatessens, this great little city offers a unique shopping experience. The café culture is pretty impressive too, with hip coffee houses, artisan ice creameries and cocktail bars dotted across the centre.
Day 6: Depart for Home
After a hearty breakfast and cases have been loaded onto the coach it is time to say farewell to our hosts at the Rosemundy House Hotel. Retracing our steps, with comfort stops en-route. You will arrive in your local area, late afternoon-early evening.
Your driver/guide will do their professional best to ensure that you enjoy this tour. It will be at their discretion to rearrange the itinerary to better the tour for your comfort.