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Captivating Cornwall


Discover just what makes Cornwall so captivating

5 days From £599 per person

2020 Tour code: 20CWS

About the tour

One of the proudest regions in England, discover just what makes Cornwall so captivating to those who visit. Enjoy the history, the amazing natural landscapes, and two rail journeys from your base in Lostwithiel.


What’s included


Days 1-2 - St Ives and Penzance

Meet your group and Tour Manager at your hotel today, the Best Western Fowey Valley in Lostwithiel. After breakfast on Day 2, walk to the station and join the train to St Ives, via St Erth. On arrival in St Ives, you have some free time before transferring by coach along this beautiful rocky promontory, enjoying the pretty seascape as it passes by. Arrive at Lands End, the most southerly point of Britain, for some time at leisure. Your last stop is Penzance, one of Cornwall's most beautiful seaside towns.

  • Day 1 - Dinner
  • Day 2 - Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 - Bodmin and Wenford Railway

Take a delightful return railway journey on the Bodmin and Wenford Railway*, then transfer by coach to Lanhydrock House. This beautiful house is the epitome of a stately home, with incredible architecture in both the main house and the gatehouse. The majority of the structures were built in Victorian times, but some parts date as far back as the 17th century. The interior showcases the luxury of living an aristocratic Victorian lifestyle, and there's plenty of time to look around before visiting the port town of Fowey by the Fowey Estuary.

*Steam hauled when possible

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Bodmin and Wenford Railway
Day 4 - Tintagel

Today, explore more of the incredible scenery of Cornwall, beginning your day at Bedruthan Steps, overlooking a stunning sandy beach with some beautiful rock formations. After time to absorb the beauty of the area, transfer to Tintagel, which boasts gorgeous views of the Atlantic Ocean and incredible ruins with links to the legendary King Arthur. Here, you have the option to walk to the famous ruins, where entrance is included. Alternatively, you may like to visit Arthur's Great Hall and view the stunning stained glass windows. Continue to Boscastle, a quaint village with a picturesque harbour, where you can visit the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic. Later, join the Launceston Steam Railway for a delightful return journey to Newmills.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Tintagel Castle
Day 5 - Return home

After breakfast this morning, your tour ends, and you are free to depart at leisure.

  • Breakfast
River Rowey Lostwithiel

Additional information

Departure times

On many of our UK & Ireland tours, you may check in at the first hotel on your itinerary anytime after 14:00; your Tour Manager will be available between 16:00 and 18:00. However, if you are arriving later, you can meet your Tour Manager before dinner from 19:00.

Mobility information

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular holiday with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.


Best Western Fowey Valley

Best Western Fowey Valley, Lostwithiel

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Bodmin and Wenford Steam Railway
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Captivating Cornwall

Discover just what makes Cornwall so captivating


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