Cornwall Short Break
5 days from £949 per person
At Great Britain’s most southerly mainland point you’ll discover Cornwall, a beautiful peninsula tumbling into the Atlantic Ocean. This ancient Celtic kingdom is blessed with a rugged, sandy coastline, once frequented by pirates, but now popular among beach goers, walkers and watersports fans. Staying in a seafront hotel in Falmouth, we’ll enjoy some of the region’s loveliest coastal and inland spots, from arty St Ives and picture-pretty Mevagissey to the Lost Gardens of Heligan.
2 included excursions and visits
- Tour of Cornwall by coach
- Excursion to Lost Gardens of Heligan, Mevagissey and Truro
- 4 nights in hotel (accommodation as specified or similar)
- 6 meals: 4 breakfasts (days 2-5) 2 dinners (days 1 and 4)
Plus all these benefits
- Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
- Services of a Titan tour manager
- Best available coaches with experienced drivers
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your journey to Falmouth. We aim for you to arrive at the hotel between 4pm and 5pm, where tea and coffee will be served before free time to relax.
Royal Duchy Hotel, Falmouth (4T)
Today we embark on a tour of some of Cornwall’s most stunning places and best-loved towns. Our first stop is Pendennis Castle, Henry VIII’s coastal stronghold. Within the lofty battlements, exhibitions show its importance in defending Cornwall some 450 years ago, through to its last military role as a secret base during World War II. We continue to Marazion to take in the view across to St Michael’s Mount, a rocky tidal island crowned by a magnificent medieval castle. And then on to St Ives, one of the most popular holiday destinations in Cornwall thanks to its golden beaches and subtropical gardens. You’ll enjoy some free time to explore here.
Today you’re free to relax and enjoy the hotel’s facilities, or explore the seaside town of Falmouth and its lovely marina area. Take a walk along shingled Castle Beach or sandy Maenporth and Durgan beaches; visit the Falmouth Art Gallery or the National Maritime Museum; or enjoy coffee and shopping on the historic High Street. You could also choose to take the small ferry across the river to St Mawes, with its pretty harbour, castle and coastal walking paths.
Lost Gardens of Heligan - Truro
After nearly a century of neglect and the devastation caused by the hurricane of 1990, the Lost Gardens of Heligan have been brought back to life by a team of dedicated workers, inspired by the tales of people who worked and wandered the gardens prior to World War I. Enjoy a morning exploring the beautiful gardens which have repeatedly won international recognition at the prestigious European Garden Awards. We then enjoy a short visit to Mevagissey. The narrow streets of this attractive town are full of gift shops, galleries, a small selection of museums and cafés, plus seafood restaurants serving the freshest of fish caught by local fishermen this morning. Our final stop of the day is Truro. Whilst here you may choose to visit Truro Cathedral, view the Georgian townhouses along Walsingham Place, stroll in the beautiful Waterfall Gardens, or wander amongst the shops and boutiques in Pydar Mews. Please note: To access the rope bridge and jungle in the Lost Gardens of Heligan there are some steep hills. The rest of the gardens are accessible.
Day 5 Falmouth
Today we bid farewell to Falmouth. You’ll be collected at 10am by your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.
Important information about your destination
Royal Duchy Hotel
This 4 star traditional hotel is situated on Falmouth’s seafront with views over the bay. This great location makes it the perfect base from which to explore the Cornish coast and enjoy a relaxing break. Facilities include a restaurant, lounge bar, sun terrace, indoor swimming pool, sauna and beauty salon (pre-booking advisable).
Our included evening meals are normally taken together as a group in the main restaurant with a 3-course table d’hote menu served. The bedrooms have there own style and vary in size, layout and décor. All bedrooms are en suite with a hairdryer, TV, iron with ironing board, telephone and tea/ coffee making facilities. The hotel has a lift to all floors. The hotel doesn’t have any disabled rooms and all bedrooms have a shower over bath.