Delights of Devon and Cornwall
Imagine eating ice cream under palm trees, kicking up sand on a picturesque beach, or stumbling across ancient villages on a nature trail. Maybe you’d rather be following in the footsteps of famous explorers, or sampling gin in England’s oldest gin distillery? All this (and more) is possible on this short cruise to Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
- 5 nights cruise on Braemar
- 14 meals: 5 breakfasts (days 2-6) 4 lunches (days 2-5) 5 dinners (days 1-5)
- Exclusive Titan drinks party on board
- £75 per person onboard credit
- Varied daytime activities, lectures, talks and evening entertainment
- Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
- Titan tour manager
Day 1 - Southampton
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your journey to Southampton. Embark Braemar (3.5-star) in preparation for a late afternoon sailing.
Day 2 - St Mary’s, Isles of Scilly
The Isles of Scilly are delightful gems of tranquillity. They may lie only 30 miles from Cornwall, but they feel like another world. Hugh Town is the main centre for local activity; yet with a population of around 1,100, it’s smaller than some mainland villages. This gives you an idea of the easy-going pace of the islands, and just how unspoilt they really are. St Mary’s alone is criss-crossed with 30 miles of wonderful nature trails to hidden coves and ancient villages. Or you might like to explore one of the neighbouring isles. Just a short boat trip away, Tresco’s Abbey Garden displays a diverse collection of gorgeous sub-tropical plants. Ship to shore tender service.
Days 3-4 - Falmouth (overnight)
Falmouth’s part in British history is small, but important. Henry VIII chose this as the location for Pendennis Castle. It played a part in British defence right through to World War II, when it commanded coast artillery defences for Cornwall. The tower can be seen as we sail around its peninsula on our way into Falmouth. This prosperous maritime town provides opportunities to sail, or stay on land to stroll through peaceful gardens. It’s also ideally located for excursions to some of Cornwall’s popular attractions. You have two full days here so you might want to consider visiting the huge tropical biomes of the Eden Project or the beautifully restored Lost Gardens of Heligan.
Day 5 - Plymouth
Sir Francis Drake, Charles Darwin and Captain James Cook are just a few of the famous explorers who sailed from Plymouth on some of the great voyages of discovery. Amongst the city’s fantastic attractions are the Mayflower Steps, a monument at the spot the Pilgrims are believed to have boarded the Mayflower on 6 September 1620. Just behind it is a museum dedicated to their voyage to North America. Take to the sea on a boat tour around the Sound; discover its inhabitants at the National Marine Aquarium, or take in spectacular views from the top of Smeaton's Tower lighthouse. There's also the chance to visit the oldest gin distillery in England, or venture outside the city to beautiful Dartmoor National Park.
Day 6 Southampton
We disembark after breakfast. Your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.