Treasures of Cornwall Tour + Spain & Portugal aboard Cunard
Treasures of Cornwall Tour + Spain & Portugal aboard Cunardsmg2023-01-03T15:43:10+10:00
Your holiday adventure begins in Southampton aboard the elegant Cunard – Queen Victoria. The outstanding twelve night cruise with six port visits, takes you to the stunning destinations of Portugal and Spain with a bonus overnight stay in Portugal’s capital, Lisbon. Upon returning to Southampton, enjoy an overnight stay in the vibrant waterfront city before a pre-tour stay in London in preparation for your Cornish tour.
From the windswept moors and wild coastlines to historic cities and picture-perfect fishing villages, the county of Cornwall is filled with evocative sights and fascinating stories. Join us as we seek out the maritime heritage, rural beauty and culinary pride of this unique corner of South West England on a scenic eight-day tour.
Enjoy an extended stay in Lisbon with an overnight port stay
Cruise into the historic port of Cartagena, Spain
Visit the charming and romantic city of Cadiz, Spain
Experience La Coruña, the jewel of Spain’s northwestern coast
Soak up the wild, jaw-dropping vistas of the Jurassic Coast
Traverse the country lanes of Dartmoor where wild ponies roam free
Walk in the footsteps of Doc Martin and Poldark in Cornwall’s fishing towns
See the southern-most tip of England as you tour the Cornish Peninsula
Visit the magnificent Salisbury Cathedral
Maximum group-size of 18 passengers for that intimate touring experience
12 night cruise aboard Cunard – Queen Victoria sailing to Portugal & Spain
The Cunard experience is built on fine dining, hand-selected entertainment and outstanding service. Main meals included.
A reserved table for breakfast, lunch and dinner in one of the sophisticated main restaurants aboard
Bottle of sparkling wine to welcome you into your stateroom
Queen Victoria is similar in size and layout to Queen Elizabeth, but with an Edwardian elegance. She’s the first Cunard ship to have a female captain – Inger Klein Thorhauge – and the first in the world to offer private theatre boxes at sea. In 2017 her multi-million dollar refit introduced new staterooms, Britannia Club dining and sun deck.
Cunard accommodation – The famous White Star service begins from the moment guests step on board with the luggage delivered to their stateroom. Champagne or sparkling wine await as they board. 24-hour room service, including complimentary food come as standard along with Penhaligon’s toiletries, fine Egyptian cotton linen and a pillow chocolate every evening.
After disembarking from your Cunard cruise, make your way to your hotel for an overnight stay in the historic city of Southampton. Be sure to stroll through the Old Town, visit the fascinating museums and art galleries or drop by the superb shopping facilities that Southampton is famous for. Why not stretch your legs and walk the Titanic Trail, a self guided route taking you to key locations across the city.
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Southampton (or similar) Meals: Full English Breakfast
Day 14 – Southampton – London
02 October 2023
After breakfast, board the train for your journey to London. Upon arrival at Victoria Station, make your way to your hotel for an overnight pre-tour stay.
Accommodation: Wellington by Blue Orchid (or similar)
Inclusions: Rail ticket Meals: Full English Breakfast
Tower Bridge, London
Day 15 – London
03 October 2023
After meeting the Cornwall tour group in London, we’ll come together for a welcome dinner. Here’s to the start of an incredible adventure!
Accommodation: Wellington by Blue Orchid (or similar) Meals: Full English Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 16 – London – Wells – Dartmoor National Park
04 October 2023
After breakfast, our first stop will be the tiny market city of Wells – known for its Gothic cathedral and peaceful Vicars’ Close. After we’ve spent some time wandering the cobbled streets and medieval buildings with our Tour Leader, we’ll have the opportunity to explore the magnificent Wells Cathedral at our leisure. Later, our path will take us from the quaint country lanes of Somerset to the heather and gorse-clad tors of Dartmoor National Park. Tonight, we’ll enjoy another delicious dinner together.
Accommodation: Two Bridges Hotel (or similar) Meals: Full English Breakfast and Dinner included
Dartmoor National Park
Day 17 – Dartmoor National Park – Port Isaac and Padstow – Falmouth
05 October 2023
Today we’ll leave Dartmoor National Park for Cornwall’s northern coast – starting with a stroll around Port Isaac, the fishing village made famous by the Doc Martin television series. Next, we’ll travel on to Padstow: a picturesque port town with a charming centuries-old harbour. Here we’ll have time to wander the winding streets and admire the sweeping estuary views, before enjoying a spot of lunch wherever takes our fancy. A traditional Cornish ice cream is a must for dessert! Finally, the lively seaside town of Falmouth awaits – our base for the next two nights. Accommodation: The Royal Duchy Hotel (or similar)
Accommodation: The Royal Duchy Hotel (or similar) Meals: Full English Breakfast
Day 18 – Falmouth – St Ives and St Michael’s Mount – Falmouth
06 October 2023
After a hearty breakfast we’ll pay a visit to Land’s End – England’s most westerly point – before setting our sights on St Ives. One of England’s prettiest towns, take some time to meander the cluster of cobblestone streets, quaint seaside cottages and picture-perfect bays. Then, it’s back on the mini-coach for a visit to St Michael’s Mount, a tidal island just off the coast of Penzance. Here we’ll discover the village and its medieval castle and gardens – which are full of treasures and stories from the past. Back in Falmouth, we’ll enjoy an evening meal together and toast to a full day’s worth of exploring!
Accommodation: The Royal Duchy Hotel (or similar) Meals: Full English Breakfast and Dinner included
St Michael’s Mount
Day 19 – Falmouth – St Austell Bay
07 October 2023
There’s a treat in store for the green-fingered today: we’re off to explore Tregothnan Estate, one of Cornwall’s largest estates and home to the first tea plantation in Britain. A member of the gardening team will give us a private tour of the grounds and the tea plantation, where we’ll learn all about the only tea grown in England – with a chance to sample some of it for ourselves. Afterwards, we’ll make our way to the St Austell Bay area where we’ll have the evening to spend at our leisure.
Accommodation: Carlyon Bay Hotel (or similar) Inclusions: Tregothnan Estate tour Meals: Full English Breakfast
Day 20 – St Austell Bay
08 October 2023
We have no set plans today, leaving you free to explore the sandy beaches and boutique shops of the St Austell Bay area at your leisure. You could visit the world-famous biomes of the Eden Project or uncover the world’s largest private collection of maritime paraphernalia at the Charleston Shipwreck Museum – you certainly won’t be short on things to do here!
Accommodation: Carlyon Bay Hotel (or similar) Meals: Full English Breakfast
Mevagissey Harbour, St Austell Bay
Day 21 – St Austell Bay – Devon and Dorset – Salisbury
9 October 2023
Today we’ll make our way south along the coast, before our road takes us through picturesque Devon and Dorset. We’ll have some free time to follow in the footsteps of Jane Austen’s heroines and take in sweeping views of the Jurassic Coast. Enjoy some free time hunting for fossils along Lyme Regis’s sandy beaches before we move on to Salisbury – where a farewell dinner awaits.
Accommodation: Milford Hall Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Full English Breakfast and Dinner
Day 22 – Salisbury – London
10 October 2023
After one last breakfast together, we’ll have the opportunity to explore the magnificent Salisbury Cathedral. Our journey will conclude upon returning to London.
If you require post-tour accommodation in London, please let our office know.
Meals: Full English Breakfast
Price based on 19 September 2023 cruise and 03 October 2023 tour departure. Other departures available with varied fares. Please enquire for dates. Prices are per person, sharing a double/twin room. A single supplement applies for solo travellers, provided on request.
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
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