St. Ives and Scenic Cornwall

With a quartet of golden sandy beaches, sheltered coves, seaside attractions and a charming arty vibe, St. Ives is one of the country’s most popular holiday destinations. From here, we explore the popular resort of Falmouth with its fascinating maritime heritage; take in the coastal delights of Penzance; and visit Paradise Park, a wildlife sanctuary home to a remarkable variety of birds.

5 days from £359pp

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Your Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel


Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then on to the St. Ives Bay Hotel, St. Ives for four nights.

Included Meals

  • Dinner

Trip to the popular maritime resort of Falmouth. Known for its deep water harbour, this bustling seaside town is home to many attractions and shops.

Enjoy the creative buzz from the art galleries, uncover the fascinating maritime heritage, and plenty of glorious sandy beaches to admire.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Falmouth

Relax in St. Ives with a free day to perhaps stroll down to the bustling harbour or explore the winding streets packed with wonderful shops.

Alternatively, join our optional excursion to Land's End – Britain's most south-westerly point on the mainland, which offers picture-perfect scenery in all directions. We also call at pretty Marazion on Cornwall's south coast, from where you can enjoy the stunning views of St. Michael's Mount – one of the region’s most famous sights.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Optional Excursions

  • Land's End and Marazion
    • 2023: £10.00pp
    • 2024: £11.00pp

The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in sterling (cash payments only).

Today's excursion takes us to the ancient market town of Penzance. A historic port that enjoys one of the mildest climates in the UK, discover the fabulously decorated Egyptian House, the statue of local hero Sir Humphrey Davy, and art galleries, book shops and independent retail outlets which add to the charm of this wonderful destination.

We continue and call at Paradise Park, a wildlife sanctuary which hosts a variety of beautiful birds including rare and beautiful parrots, Humboldt's penguins, Caribbean flamingos and Golden and Bald eagles.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Penzance
  • Paradise Park

Return home.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast


You will stay for four nights at the 3-star St. Ives Bay Hotel in St. Ives.

St Ives Bay Hotel

St Ives Bay Hotel

Set on a cliff above St. Ives’ winding alleys, quaint cottages and boutiques, the St. Ives Bay Hotel sits in an exceptional location, across from the award-winning Porthminster Beach’s golden sands and turquoise waters. All the main attractions are within close proximity, and in less than 10 minutes, you can stroll down to the seafront for a walk around the town. The hotel has a restaurant which serves a delicious selection of breakfast and evening meals, and guests can enjoy a post-dinner drink or snack in the comfortable bar. After a busy day exploring the local sights, be sure to unwind with a refreshing drink on the courtyard terrace.

Location: The Terrace, St Ives, TR26 2BP

Hotel Facilities

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  • 3 Star
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Hairdryer
  • Non-Smoking Rooms Available
  • Shower or Bath
  • Telephone
  • Fridge Available for Medical Requirements
  • Ground Floor Rooms on Request
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Free WiFi (Public Areas)
  • Dogs Allowed on Request
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi Available


3.5 Out of 5 ( 13 Reviews )




3.8 / 5

Value for Money

3.6 / 5

Julie Dawn Rose, 0 years ago

Loved the location of Hotel, bedroom needed decor attention and a good clean. Overall thought the itinerary for the tour could have been improved ie) Paradise Park was good but too long spent there, Penzance wasn't for us. Nothing to do or see, very tired location nothing for us to do whilst there, too many charity shops and empty buildings. Shame. Also very long coach journeys, due to change overs and stops. Return journey was 15 hours admittedly there was an accident on A12 we got held up on. Thankfully we were all ok and not involved. Would have to serious think if I would do another coach holiday, Shearings staff were very polite, and nice people, coaches clean etc just the journey times really. Tour outings could have been more informative by driver/ guide maybe more chat. Or advice as what to see or do.

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Jennifer Riddington, 0 years ago

Shearings has changed but not for the better St Ives is beautiful

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Gerald Lawrence, 0 years ago

Hotel good staff also good not happy about my up grading all has requested but room small bathroom again very small not worth the extra money we paid but was room 300 an up graded room

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Anthony. Brian Addison, 0 years ago

Hotel location excellent but otherwise poor a week in army barracks would have been on same level The operation manager needs customer service training and driver not very communitive with his passengers YOUR Paying customers Not the Shearings standard we have had previously over several years Commment sent to customers services by email but would doubt they will be recorded Do not intend to use Shearings again as it has deteriorated in our opinion thank you

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Dave Bates, 0 years ago

Really pleased with this short break, well organised and all went as itinerary stated, will definitely travel again.

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Based on 4985 reviews

1 hour ago

Found the Front of House Manager Vicky (if she was) very rude and confrontational. Deeply disappointed that the lift was out of order and having to climb 4/5 flights of stairs to reach my room. Being almost 83 and having walking difficulties I had to make sure I had everything each morning to avoid going up the stairs unnecessarily. Chris the driver was very helpful and polite at all times and tried to cater for everyone's needs.


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driver (Chris) was excellent, above and beyond helpful.

Roz Sharman

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2 hours ago

Had really nice time, met some lovely people and well looked after the Shearing's staff. Trips were both enjoyable and very informative, Would definitely recommend and will be booking again. An all round good value for money holiday.

Mr R Singh

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