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Corners of Cornwall

Back-Roads Touring

Corners of Cornwall

7 days / 6 nights - 5% discount

Prices from only £1544

From windswept moors and wild coastlines to historic cities and picture-perfect fishing villages. Discover the maritime heritage, rural 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.

To book this scenic 7 day Corners of Cornwall tour with Back-Roads Touring call them direct on 0208 9870 990 and quote the Travel 55 ref: T55BR to receive the 5% discount. 

Corners of Cornwall
Your Tour Itinerary

Your Tour Itinerary

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 he ritage, rural 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 city of 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)

Day 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 firmly in our sights. For an appetiser, there’s a stroll around Port Isaac, the fishing village made 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 restaurant in Padstow. Pick from a menu of fresh-offthe- 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)

Day 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 fishermen’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 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 island’s past. Tonight, we enjoy dinner together back at our Falmouth hotel. (B, D)

Day 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

Day 5 Falmouth – Tregothnan – Fowey

There’s a treat for the greenfingered 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

Day 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. 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)

Day 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)

Departure Dates & Prices 2017 Corners of Cornwall - Tour code CC

Departure Dates & Prices 2017 Corners of Cornwall - Tour code CC

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Date

Twin/ Double

Single

Date

Twin/ Double

Single

April 23, 26, 30

£1625
£1544

£1795
£1706

July 26, 30

£1695
£1611

£1895
£1801

May 3, 7, 10

£1695
£1611

£1895
£1801

August 2, 6, 9

£1695
£1611
£1895
£1801

May 11, 14, 17

£1695
£1611

£1895
£1801

August 13, 16, 20

£1695
£1611
£1895
£1801

May 18, 21, 24

£1695
£1611

£1895
£1801

August 23, 27

£1695
£1611
£1895
£1801

May 25, 28, 31

£1695
£1611

£1895
£1801

August 30, 31

£1695
£1611
£1895
£1801

June 1, 4, 7

£1695
£1611

£1895
£1801

September 3, 6, 7   

£1695
£1611
£1895
£1801

June 8, 11, 14

£1695
£1611

£1895
£1801

September 10, 13, 14

£1695
£1611
£1895
£1801

June 15, 18, 21

£1695
£1611

£1895
£1801

September 17, 20, 21

£1695
£1611
£1895
£1801

June 22, 25

£1695
£1611

£1895
£1801

September 24, 27, 28

£1695
£1611
£1895
£1801

June 28, 29

£1695
£1611

£1895
£1801

October 1, 4

£1625
£1544
£1795
£1706

July 5, 9, 12

£1695
£1611

£1895
£1801

October 8, 11 

£1625
£1544
£1795
£1706

July 16, 19, 23

£1695
£1611

£1895
£1801

October 15, 18

£1625
£1544
£1795
£1706

Prices are per person based on two sharing a twin room. Single supplemets as shown. 

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Back-Roads Touring

Corners of Cornwall

7 days / 6 nights - 5% discount

Prices from only £1544

From windswept moors and wild coastlines to historic cities and picture-perfect fishing villages. Discover the maritime heritage, rural 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.

To book this scenic 7 day Corners of Cornwall tour with Back-Roads Touring call them direct on 0208 9870 990 and quote the Travel 55 ref: T55BR to receive the 5% discount. 

You can claim a 5% discount on all Back-Roads tours. To book, call them direct on 0208 9870 990 and quote ref: T55BR to receive the Travel 55 discount price 

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The Back-Roads Difference

The Back-Roads Difference

  • Enjoy lunch at Rick Stein’s ‘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

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
Small groups of up to 18

Small groups of up to 18

With tour sizes of up to 18 guests, (22 for French barge tours), our tour leaders can ensure a more personalised experience. Smaller group sizes also mean we can guarantee our tours will run once we have just four guests booked.

Why Back-Roads Touring

Why Back-Roads Touring

Mini-Coaches  

On the vast majority of tours we travel by Mercedes or Mercedes Vito mini-coaches. Think comfortable seats, air-conditioning and large windows for enjoying the view. With the flexibility to go anywhere a car can, we take the smaller roads through beautiful scenery and get right to the heart of tiny villages and buzzing cities.

Along the way, your tour leader can offer intriguing insights about the sights we see over the onboard PA system. And, with long drives kept to a minimum, you’ll have plenty of time to stretch your legs and explore sites for yourself.

Authentic Local Experiences

Truly getting to know a destination means stepping off the typical tourist trail. From hidden-gem attractions to local favourites, we take time to seek out genuine experiences that take you to the heart of each region as well as its culture.

Scenic back roads not motorways

Winding country lanes. Coastal beauty spots. Breathtaking mountain passes. With luxury mini-coaches that take us along scenic roads beyond the reach of large vehicles, the journey is as much a part of the adventure as the destination.

Culinary Discoveries

One of the most enjoyable ways to experience a different culture is to sample the cuisine. From visits to local producers to food and wine tastings and even cooking lessons, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to discover new flavours.

Boutique Hotels

Whether it’s a classic country inn or an elegant chateau, each day’s journey ends in a hotel with plenty of character. We opt for accommodation that reflects the personality of the local area, and fits right in with its surroundings.

Leisurely Paced Travel

Forget sunrise starts and long days hopping on and off the bus. We rarely leave before 8.30am and give each stop the attention it deserves – keeping long drives to a minimum. And giving you plenty of time to explore at your own pace.