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The Cream of Cornish Coasts & Country

The Cream of Cornish Coasts & Country

Experience a delightful Cornish rail holiday as we meander along scenic branch lines, capturing the cream of the coastal and countryside views, to visit charming ports and seaside resorts, an award winning vineyard and the world renowned Eden Project.

5 Days From £620

 

DEPARTS

Thursday 25 June 2020

Thursday 3 September 2020

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Journey along the famous English Riviera coastal route

  • Experience spectacular scenic branch lines

  • Visit the fabulous Eden Project

  • Explore beautiful Padstow, famous for its seafood

  • Taste the wines at the award winning Trevibban Vineyard

  • Steam nostalgia on the Bodmin & Wenford line

  • Sample a traditional Cornish Cream Tea

  • Discover delightful Looe, Penzance & St Ives

  • Stay at the impressive Lanhydrock Hotel with golf course

 

ALSO INCLUDED IN YOUR TOUR FARE

  • Dinner every evening and 1 Cornish cream tea

  • 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

A day of gentle roaming by rail as we head west on the Cornish mainline to Penzance for sightseeing and views of St. Michael's Mount, before taking the spectacular branch line journey to the pretty harbour resort of St Ives; this famous resort has it all: cobbled streets full of history, pretty fisherman's cottages, beautiful creations in craft shops to stunning art at the Tate. No trip to Cornwall would be complete without indulging in a traditional Cornish cream tea and during our second day we are treated to scones with jam and lashings of clotted cream.

B, LR, D

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 for the North Cornish Coast to visit Padstow, a quaint working fishing port, whose seafood was made famous by Rick Stein. We return to Lanhydrock via the award winning Trevibban Vineyard, where we enjoy a tour and tasting.

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DAY 4

We transfer to Bodmin for a wonderful journey of nostalgia on the Bodmin & Wenford steam railway, a time-capsule of yesteryear train travel. Then continue along the mainline to Liskeard and change trains to trundle along one of the prettiest rural branch lines in Britain, twisting, turning and hugging the riverside to the estuary at Looe where after a break for a little sightseeing on the banjo pier we return by train to Bodmin Parkway.

B, D

DAY 5

After breakfast it's time to bid farewell to 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

£769

£719

Greater London

£779

£725

South of England

£795

£735

East Anglia

£815

£745

South West

£765

£689

Heart of England

£779

£725

Midlands

£849

£739

Yorkshire

£915

£775

North East

£935

£785

North West

£865

£755

South Wales

£979

£749

North Wales

£875

£755

Scotland

£999

£829

 

Join & Leave at Hotel £625

 

Single Room Supplement £175

 

£5 tour discount for holders of National Railcard holders

 

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

1 Cornish Cream Tea

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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