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Cornwall’s Historical Landscapes (5-nights)

  • 6days
  • England

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5-night fully escorted Cornish cultural tour

Highlights on this tour include the dramatic, historical landscape of Bodmin Moor, the impressive Tintagel Castle shrouded in myth and legend, and the fascinating ancient sites of West Cornwall.

Join a fully escorted, historical adventure through Cornwall, hosted by award-winning writer and historian Gillian Hovell. On our carefully constructed tour, be guided by local knowledge as you discover parts of the county more usually missed by the casual tourist whilst benefiting from the vast knowledge of Gillian Hovell. On this 5-night Cornish touring holiday, you will combine fascinating Cornish heritage and history with stunning landscapes, sweeping bays, and plenty of fresh sea air!

At Cornwall Discovered they are all about sustainability and the welfare of our planet - so, as a part of their tours and day experiences they include a 'Green Highlight' so that you can contribute too. On this programme we encourage you to get involved in a two minute beach clean! Just think, if everyone who visited a beach spent two minutes litter picking, how clean would our beaches be?

Included in this tour:

  • Friendly & knowledgeable Cornwall Discovered host throughout your expedition
  • Award-winning historian as your host
  • 5 nights’ carefully selected accommodation
  • Breakfast and light lunch throughout the programme
  • Welcome dinner on day 1
  • Transfer from Bodmin Parkway to your hotel (if arriving by train)
  • Transfer from your hotel to Penzance train station (if departing by train)
  • 100% Financial Protection for your holiday

Not included:

  • Transfers to and from Cornwall
  • Travel insurance
  • Anything not mentioned in the tour details

We actively promote arriving by train.

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  • Day 1

    Arrive in Bodmin and check into your hotel Arrive in Cornwall and check in to your centrally located hotel. Due to the nature of this tour, and in line with our green ethos, we strongly advise coming to Cornwall by train. Transfers from Bodmin Parkway station to the hotel are included. This evening a welcome group dinner is included so that you can meet your travelling companions

  • Day 2

    Exploring Bodmin Moor Today we set off to explore the vast landscape of Bodmin Moor. Steeped in both fascinating prehistoric history and more recent industrial heritage, there is plenty to discover. Highlights will include Trevethy Quoit, The Hurlers and Minions Heritage centre. Some scenic sightseeing will also be included. Today we will move to another hotel situated further west in Cornwall

  • Day 3

    A Visit to Cornwall’s North Coast Wonder No visit to Cornwall is complete without a trip to Tintagel Castle. As well as being enchanted by the tales of King Arthur as we explore this impressive coastal site, we will learn about the latest excavations that have taken place here and the intriguing links with the Mediterranean world. Again, there will be plenty of scenic Cornish viewpoints included in the days tour

  • Day 4

    Heritage Coastline Today we will combine some beautiful Cornish scenery, and ‘Poldark-esque’ landscapes with perhaps one of the county’s most important archaeological sites. Standing atop of Carn Brea hill, you will not only learn all about the importance of the archaeological finds here, but also enjoy wonderful views of the rolling Cornish countryside too

  • Day 5

    Delving into West Cornwall Saving the best to last? Our final day explores some of West Cornwall’s wonders. Starting with Ancient Chysauster, we will also explore Botallack Mine, Carn Euny and The Merry Maidens. As always, we will aim to combine this historical wealth with plenty of stunning Cornish viewpoints along the way

  • Day 6

    Departure Transfer to Penzance Station for your return journey.

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If you would like to drive yourself before or after your tour, ask us for a quote on any brand new Renault, Peugeot or Citroen vehicle for driving in Europe.

Pick up your vehicle from most capital cities in Europe and return it to your drop off destination. Top insurance cover. Email [email protected] for a competitive quote

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