Trip Overview…

Experience three of Cornwall’s most stunning seaside villages on this relaxing rail holiday. After taking a Great Western Railway service from London Paddington, you will arrive in the historic port of Penzance.  A short rail journey will deliver you to St Ives, a town known for its beautiful beaches and quaint charm. Check into your 4 Star hotel then you can begin to discover this spectacular Cornish beachside resort. A visit to the historic St Michaels Mount, is included the following day where you can discover the ancient Castle and Gardens of this unique National Trust estate. Next, it’s off to Falmouth, well known for it’s fresh seafood, the mighty fortress of Pendennis Castle and a glorious old harbour and docks. The beauty of Cornwall awaits via the ease and comfort of the railways.

Package Includes

Highlights

  • Relax in the comfort of a First Class seat aboard a Great Western Railway service
  • Explore the coastal town of St Ives with it’s stunning views and beaches
  • Enjoy a day trip to the historic St Michael’s Mount
  • Stroll around the harbour and visit Pendennis Castle in Falmouth

Inclusions:

  • 3 nights 4 Star accommodation with breakfast in St Ives
  • 2 nights 4 Star accommodation with breakfast in Falmouth
  • All other rail travel as per itinerary in 1st Class where available
  • Admission to St Michael’s Mount
  • Admission to Pendennis Castle

At a glance

6 days
Departing Feb 24 – Dec 24
From AUD$
1730
pp
Code RB

Your Itinerary

Day 1 – GWR train to Cornwall

Depart London on a stunning journey to Cornwall and the South West coast. Enjoy the sights from a First Class seat aboard a Great Western Railway service. After arriving into Penzance and a short scenic rail journey to St Ives, the rest of the day is yours to explore this gorgeous coastal town.  3 night stay in St Ives 4 Star hotel.

Inclusions: First Class rail travel to St Ives
Overnight: St Ives

Day 2 – St Ives

After breakfast, stroll the white stunning Portminster Beach, admire the Godrevy Lighthouse, visit some of the the finest galleries in the UK and try out some of the many restaurants and cafes. 

Meals: Full Breakfast
Overnight: St Ives

St Ives^

Day 3 – St Michael’s Mount Day Trip

After breakfast return to Penzance for an included visit to the historic St. Michaels Mount.  If the tide is out walk across the causeway, or take a boat over to the island. The medieval church and castle and surrounding tropical gardens really are a sight to behold.  The afternoon is yours to either further discover Penzance or return to St Ives to enjoy the magical sea views from your hotel.

Meals: Full Breakfast
Inclusions: Admission to St Michael’s Mount
Overnight: St Ives

St Michael’s Mount

Day 4 – Falmouth

Today the thriving town of Falmouth awaits. Famous for its creative buzz there are a plethora of galleries and artistic venues to wander around and enjoy. The town also has a fascinating maritime heritage with several boat trips to be taken from the pier and the quay.  Check into your 4 Star seafront hotel and enjoy the stunning views across to Pendennis Castle.

Meals: Full English Breakfast
Inclusions: Rail journey
Overnight: Falmouth

Falmouth

Day 5 – Falmouth

On your final day in Falmouth, you have a full day to explore the surrounding areas of natural beauty.  Discover the mighty fortress that is Pendennis Castle with included admission. Explore the stone staircases and turrets, then climb to the top of the keep to enjoy 360-degree panoramas across Falmouth. In the afternoon take a stroll along the Helford and Fal rivers and end the day in one of the beachside restaurants sampling some of the delicious seafood, for which this part of the world is so famous. 

Meals: Full English Breakfast
Inclusions: Admission to Pendennis Castle
Overnight: Falmouth

Gyllyngvase Beach Falmouth*

Day 6 – Your Journey Ends in London

After breakfast, take the Great Western Railway service back to London Paddington in First Class.  Enjoy the views through Devon, Somerset and Wiltshire countryside before arriving into London in the afternoon.  We would be happy to assist with post-tour accommodation.

Meals: Full Breakfast
Inclusions: First Class rail to London Paddington

London Paddington Station

Proposed accommodation in 4 star hotels located less than 10 minutes walk from arrival/departure railway station.

Prices are per person, sharing a double/twin room based on October 2024 departure. A single supplement applies for solo travellers provided on request.
Terms & Conditions apply.  Click to view
Exclusions:
Travel Insurance – we ask that our guests purchase suitable cover in case planned travel is affected or disrupted due to unforeseen circumstances
Flights – all tours are land only within the UK
Meals and/or sightseeing other than that outlined above.
^ Image Credit St Ives: Visit Cornwall Matt Jessop
*Image Credit Falmouth: Visit Cornwall Matt Jessop
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