Cornwall inspires novelists and artists, past and present: Daphne Du Maurier set many of her novels including Rebecca and Jamaica Inn here. The Tate Gallery at St Ives holds works by modern British artists and there are many galleries with contemporary works for sale. Steeped in legend and folklore, Cornwall's history harks back centuries. Celtic kings, Arthurian legend and castles galore.
King Arthur's Cornwall Tour
Full of beautiful scenery, wild moors and with a wonderful coastline, Cornwall tours offer you the chance to mix history, culture, the outdoors and sample the famous Cornish Cream tea and Cornish pasty!
Plan your Cornish tour to include historic sites, such as Tintagel, St Michael's Mount, Truro Cathedral or National Trust properties and gardens like Lanhydrock. Popular and award winning tourist attractions you might want to visit include the famous Eden Project, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, St Austell Brewery, the outdoor Minack Theatre at Porthcurno and the historic tin mines at Geevor.
Visit Tintagel and cross the hair-raising bridge to King Arthur's legendary castle. You'll feel the magic of Merlin in the air as you walk back in time and explore the rugged peninsula located near this typical Cornish coastal town.
Visit the beautiful wild north coast and the culinary destination of Padstowe (Rick Stein country), the surfing resort of Newquay with its zoo, Lanhydrock country house, the picturesque fishing village of Port Isaac (where the TV series Doc Martin was filmed), Portreath Heritage Coast and Godrevy (to name but a few). You can even spend time exploring the Cornish wilderness of Bodmin Moor and the southern coastal resorts of Polperro and Falmouth.
St. Ives is a must see destination, not only for its beauty but also its art heritage. The unique light of this beautiful Cornish fishing port has attracted countless important artists over the centuries. The artists colony at St. Ives was instrumental in the development of modern art after the war and Tate St. Ives on the seafront has rolling exhibitions of such works.
Explore the narrow cobbled streets of St. Ives with its indepenent shops and traditional Cornish fishing cottages. Boat trips are available to nearby seal island where—if you're lucky—you'll catch a glimpse of...seals!
Tour the scenic southern coast, Land's End and Lizard peninsula, historic fishing hamlets at Mousehole, Polperro and Mevagissey, the bustling ports of Falmouth and Penzance with all their maritime history.
Depending on the amount of time you have available, we can build in a tour of the West Country's beautiful counties of Devon or Somerset. Devon is the only county in England with two coastlines. Visit the south coast seaside towns of Beer, Exmouth, Torquay, Paington, Dartmouth Salcombe and Plymouth or the north coast's Lynmouth, Ilfracombe, Woolacombe, Westward Ho! (named after the book), Croyde and Clovelly. Or venture inland to explore medieval towns, moorland national parks and traditional country pubs.
The neighbouring county of Somerset also has a coastline. Seaside resorts here include Bossington Beach, Minehead, Blue Anchor, Burnham-on-Sea, Kilve, Watchet and the stunning Victorian seaside town of Clevedon. Beautiful rural areas include the Blackdown Hills, Quantock Hills, Exmoor National Park and Mendip Hills where you can visit Cheddar Gorge-the site of the Cheddar Caves where the oldest complete human skeleton was found.
Visit the low-lying Somerset Levels and medieval Glastonbury where the legendary King Arthur is said to be buried, or journey back in time on the West Somerset Steam Railway. Even further back in time, a trip to the Roman city of Bath is a must. Visit the Roman Baths and explore the town, making sure you don't miss out on Sally Lunn’s Historic Eating House & Museum-the oldest building in the city.
There is so much to do in England's West Country! Spend three or more days touring beautiful Cornwall, Devon and Somerset-we will put together a tailored itinerary for you, arrange accommdation and of course you will travel in style with an expert guide. For one person, couples or groups of up to 8 persons in luxury air conditioned cars.
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Type: Chauffeur Driven Car
Price: 1–8 people from £695 per day
Pick up: Central London / West London (elsewhere please enquire)
Booking: Pre-booking for all dates
Cancellations: Payment is non-refundable should you wish to cancel for any reason within 14 days of your tour. If you cancel more than 14 days before the tour, due to costs incurred we can only refund 50% of the payment. If we purchase any venue tickets for you they must be paid for in advance and are non-refundable for any reason once purchased.
- Tintagel Castle (King Arthur's Birthplace)
- St Ives
- Eden Project
- Port Isaac
- St Michael’s Mount
- Land’s End
- Historic castles of St Mawes, Restormel, Pendennis, Launceston, Drogo & Dartmouth
- Combine with tour of Devon and Somerset