Arrive in London. This is your chance to enjoy the delights of England’s capital city, one of the most walkable cities in the world. Wander the lively South Bank of the river Thames, visit Sir Christopher Wren’s St Paul’s Cathedral, explore the Tate Modern or the V&A museum, do not forget to take in a West End show! We’ll take a walk together in the afternoon, experiencing London’s labyrinth of canals. Overnight stay in London (Included in tour).
We leave the famous Paddington station in London at 8.00am, heading Southwest to the end of the line, the historic city of Penzance, via the most scenic train ride in the UK. The afternoon we have the opportunity to explore this ancient town. Why not walk the stunning coast path to Marazion (3 miles) or Mousehole (4miles). You could choose to relax in the recently renovated Jubilee Geothermal pool. Overnight stay in Penzance.
You can see the Isles of Scilly from Land’s End! Now we get the chance to visit this unique archipelago of 140 islands. We will take the ferry to St Mary’s, one of 5 inhabited islands known for its extraordinary gardens and pristine beauty; we will take a tour, learning a little of the history of this fascinating place. Return to Penzance in the evening, for a second overnight stay.
Taking a step back in time we take a drive out to the Cornish World Heritage site, Geevor Tin Mine, Cornwall’s last active tin mine. We will take a tour and learn more history about the impact of mining on Cornwall. We also get the chance to walk through tunnels made by men and boys over 200 years ago. In the afternoon we head to Padstow. a charming Cornish fishing port surrounded by beautiful beaches. Also, home to Rick Steins world renowned Fish restaurant. Overnight stay in North Cornwall.
Enjoy a free morning to explore the delights of the historic ancient town of Bodmin. Highly recommended to experience the most talked about attraction in Cornwall the historic Bodmin Jail. Visit if you dare! The afternoon we enjoy a couple of hours losing ourselves in the 500-year-old Prideaux house and gardens. Then it is onto the wonderfully scenic Rocky valley walk meander for 1 mile through valleys to find ourselves at the bay of Bossiney once again staring out at the Atlantic Ocean. Late afternoon sees us enjoy the delightful North Cornwall places of Boscastle and Bude. Second overnight in North Cornwall.
We head to King Arthur’s Tintagel. Immerse yourself in the history, myths, and stunning scenery of Tintagel castle. In the afternoon we head over to Bodmin moor, one of the last great un-spoilt areas of the Southwest, taking in the neolithic stone Circles, then on to King Doniert’s Stone, before heading off to enjoy a cream tea at the iconic Jamaica Inn. Overnight in North Cornwall.
Once again, we take the train, leaving Bodmin at 8.30am, arriving in London mid-afternoon, where the tour will come to an end.