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Cornwall’s stunning coastal scenery has always attracted visitors and on this new tour we visit historic Charlestown, one of the filming locations of the BBC’s popular Poldark adaptation.
We’ll also visit many other popular Cornish attractions on included excursions during our trip including the amazing Eden Project, Flambards amusement park, the unique St Michaels Mount and the pretty towns of Truro and Falmouth.
We will be staying at the Beresford Hotel in Newquay, with a prime cliff top position giving great views across the town and sea. The hotel is just a short walk from the centre of vibrant Newquay with great beaches and amenities within easy reach.
Day One - Home to Newquay
We’ll make our way from the interchange to Newquay, where we’ll check in to the Bay Beresford Hotel and will enjoy an evening meal. (D)
Days Two to Seven - Newquay
Over the next six days we’ll be taking three included excursions to attractions across Cornwall. We travel to Charlestown, a famous filming location with productions including Alice in Wonderland, Doctor Who and most famously BBC period drama Poldark. We’ll then continue on to The Eden Project, near the town of Par, dubbed by some as the “eighth wonder of the world” the project is home to plant species from across the world.
Another excursion takes us to Flambards Amusement Park with rides, activities and “time travel” experiences. After Flambards we travel to Portleven with a chance to admire the wonderful view of St Michael’s Mount.
Our final excursion is to the nearby towns of Truro and Falmouth. Truro is one of the larger Cornish towns, it is still relatively small though, the cathedral and the Royal Cornwall Museum are highlights. Falmouth is set on a hill around a lovely harbour with beautiful views across the Carrick Roads and out across the English Channel. (B,D)
Day Eight - Newquay to Home
Time to say goodbye today; we depart after breakfast and make our way to the interchange before returning home. (B)
Beresford Hotel is one of the best places to stay in Newquay if you want to enjoy the very best of the beaches and attractions that the town has to offer.
The hotel is immediately opposite Tolcarne Beach which is the perfect place to relax and get away from the crowds that take up Towan Beach which is more central in Newquay. A 10 minute walk from the hotel will take you into the very heart of Newquay with a huge variety of shops, bars and restaurants available, giving you everything you could need while away from home.
Newquay has a number of great beaches in its immediate vicinity, Fistral Beach is a short journey away and is walkable if you are feeling active it is worth going out of your way for the space and scenery you will be afforded. Newquay is also ideally located for day trips out to beautiful Cornish coastal towns and villages including Falmouth, Padstow and St Ives which are all within an hour’s drive.
The hotel has two comfortable lounges and a sun lounge, which are great for winding down in after a long day enjoying the very best that Newquay has to offer. In the restaurant you will be able to enjoy fantastic meals at both breakfast and dinner and in room enjoy great coastal views from front facing bedrooms.
Full Day: Eden Project and Charlestown
Enjoy an excursion calling at Charlestown, a beautiful Georgian port which retains many original features and boasts a world-famous collection of ships. A popular location for filming, Charlestown featured in the popular TV adaptation of Poldark. We continue on to visit the Eden Project which houses more than 135,000 plants from 4,500 different species, originating from all over the world.
Full Day: Flambards and St Michael's Mount
Travel to the Flambards Experience with a number of rides and activities. The highlights are their time travel experiences, including the Victorian Village and Britain in the Blitz. We then travel to Portleven with a chance to admire the wonderful view of St Michael’s Mount. The tidal island has been the subject of myth and legend for centuries and it will be easy to see why, the mass of rocks juts out from the sea and cuts a lonely and mysterious figure among the vastness of the English Channel.
Full Day: Truro and Falmouth
Trip visiting Falmouth and the Georgian town of Truro with its maze of cobbled alleyways and beautiful architecture.