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Serene Gardens of Cornwall

Experience a joyful Cornish holiday visiting some of the most enchanting gardens in Cornwall from great grandeur to hidden sanctuaries. Discover the Lost Gardens of Heligan, relax in the tranquillity of Pinetum Gardens, learn the history and secrets of Pencarrow House, and visit the world-renowned Eden Project plus enjoy a nostalgic steam journey.

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5 days from £830



Thursday 24 April 2025

Thursday 7 August 2025



  • Journey along the famous English Riviera coastal route

  • Explore the Lost Gardens of Heligan, Europe’s largest garden restoration

  • Tour the historical Pencarrow House & Gardens

  • Visit the fabulous Eden Project

  • Discover the tranquillity of Pinetum Gardens

  • Explore the Victorian Lanhydrock House & Gardens

  • Steam nostalgia on the Bodmin & Wenford line


Also included in your Tour Fare:

  • 4 nights’ bed, breakfast & evening meal plus 1 cream tea

  • Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager


If travelling on our rail inclusive package, 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.



Today we make our way to the magically reclaimed Lost Gardens of Heligan and are greeted by our guide for an introduction to the Heligan Estate. The original 19th century gardens were amongst the finest in the country and now, after more than a decade of restoration, we will enjoy the romance and nostalgia of these fabulous gardens. After our visit, we will make our way to Pencarrow House & Gardens, tucked away on the edge of Bodmin Moor, where we will enjoy a cream tea before exploring the beautiful gardens. We will learn the history and secrets of the ancient family home discovering hidden passageways on our guided tour of the Georgian House before returning to our hotel in time for our evening meal.

B, LR, D


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. Afterwards, we will head to Pinetum Gardens, a garden oasis of tranquillity, peace, and scenery comprising of several gardens within the one including a Cornish Cottage Garden, a Japanese Garden, and a Water Garden.

B, D


We will stay local today as we visit our final garden of the tour, the neighbouring Lanhydrock House & Gardens, with the chance to explore this lovely Victorian house and extensive gardens famous for their magnolia trees and herbaceous borders. Following our visit, we transfer to Bodmin for a wonderful journey of nostalgia on the Bodmin & Wenford Steam Railway, a time-capsule of yesteryear's train travel.

B, D


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


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


The Lanhydrock Hotel

Located in the countryside just outside of the historic town of Bodmin, the Lanhydrock Hotel overlooks one of Cornwall’s finest golf courses* and offers a stylish restaurant with beautiful views of the countryside plus a spacious bar and outside terrace with seating. The contemporary bedrooms provide en-suite bathrooms with complimentary toiletries, a hairdryer, a flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi, and tea/coffee making facilities.

*Due to strict health and safety, some areas of the grounds and golf course are not accessible for guests of the hotel and are for players only.



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*Please Note: Some local and regional train services are Standard Class seating only and First Class ticket holders will travel in standard class accommodation for these sections of their journey.


£15 tour discount for National Trust Members

Join & Leave at Hotel £845

August Departure Supplement £50

Single Room Supplement £260


4 nights’ bed, breakfast & evening meal plus 1 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 & admissions as detailed

Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager



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Railtrail Tours Limited
21 The Smithfield Centre, Leek
Staffordshire Moorlands, ST13 5JW
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