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Springtime Gardens of Cornwall

Springtime Gardens of Cornwall

A joyful Cornish holiday that takes advantage of the mild spring climate to visit some of the most enchanting gardens in Cornwall. From great grandeur and scale to secret gardens of romantic planting, we explore at a gentle pace with an included steam train journey.

5 Days From £584

 

DEPARTS

Thursday 16 April 2020

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Steam nostalgia on the Bodmin & Wenford line

  • Visit the Lanhydrock House and Gardens, close to our chosen hotel

  • Visit the fabulous Eden Project

  • Discover the Springtime tranquility of Pinetum Gardens

  • Explore the Lost Gardens of Heligan, one of the most loved gardens in the UK

  • See the National Magnolia Collection at Caerhays Castle Gardens

 

Also included in your Tour Fare:

  • Dinner every evening

  • Rail travel & seat reservations from your Home Station to Tour Base (Standard or First Class)

  • Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

DAY 1

If travelling by train relive the happy days of childhood holidays, as we travel the route of the old "Cornish Riviera Express", clinging to the sea wall at Dawlish before crossing Brunel's mighty Royal Albert Bridge into Cornwall, and onto Bodmin Parkway, from where we transfer to stay for four nights at the lovely Lanhydrock Hotel.

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DAY 2

We stay local today as we visit the neighbouring Lanhydrock House and Gardens with the chance to explore this lovely Victorian house with its extensive gardens filled with Magnolias and Rhododendrons. Following our visit, we transfer to Bodmin for a wonderful journey of nostalgia on the Bodmin & Wenford steam railway, a time-capsule of yesteryear train travel.

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DAY 3

Today we board our coach for the short journey to the Eden Project for an unforgettable sensory journey of breathtaking beauty, as you step from steamy tropical rain forest into Mediterranean-type climates of the world. We then head to Pinetum Gardens, a woodland garden which is at its most colourful in Spring, when snowdrops arrive, followed by bluebells, primulae, and crocus.

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DAY 4

Today we make our way to the magically reclaimed Lost Gardens of Heligan. The original 19th Century gardens were amongst the finest in England. Now after more than a decade of restoration, you can again enjoy the gardens at their finest. Our final garden of the tour is the magnificent Caerhays Castle Gardens which is home to the National Collection of Magnolias and one of the finest displays of spring flowers in the UK.

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DAY 5

After breakfast it's time to bid farewell to the Lanhydrock and journey homeward.

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B=Breakfast, LR=Light Refreshments, D=Dinner

HOTEL

The Lanhydrock Hotel

Located in the countryside just outside of Bodmin, close to Lanhydrock House & Gardens, the Lanhydrock Hotel overlooks one of Cornwall’s finest golf courses amidst an area of parkland. Rooms are well-equipped with tea/ coffee, bath and power shower, plus a view over the gentle undulations of the course.

 

FARES

Fare Region

First

Standard

London: Paddington

£745

£695

Greater London

£755

£699

South of England

£769

£709

East Anglia

£789

£715

South West

£735

£665

Heart of England

£755

£699

Midlands

£825

£715

Yorkshire

£889

£749

North East

£909

£759

North West

£839

£729

South Wales

£955

£725

North Wales

£849

£729

Scotland

£975

£805


 

Join & Leave at Hotel £599

 

Single Room Supplement £150

 

National Trust Member Discount £15

 

4 nights’ bed, breakfast & Table d’Hôte evening meal

Rail travel & seat reservations from your Home Station to Tour Base (Standard or First Class)

Rail & coach travel, with transfers as described

All excursions and admissions as detailed

Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

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