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Classic Cornwall Coast & Country

Experience a delightful Cornish rail holiday as we meander along scenic branch lines, capturing the cream of the coastal and countryside views, visiting charming ports, seaside resorts, an award-winning vineyard, and the world-renowned Eden Project plus time to explore Padstow, Looe, Penzance & St. Ives.

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5 days from £899



Thursday 08 May 2025

Thursday 26 June 2025

Thursday 10 July 2025

Thursday 18 September 2025



  • 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

  • Discover delightful Looe, Penzance & St. Ives



  • 4 nights’ bed, breakfast & evening meal

  • 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 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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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, and stunning art at the Tate.

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We transfer to Bodmin for a wonderful journey of nostalgia on the Bodmin & Wenford Steam Railway, a time-capsule of yesteryear's train travel. Then we 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.

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


B=Breakfast, D=Dinner


The Lanhydrock Hotel, Bodmin

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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London: Paddington



Greater London



South of England



East Anglia



South West



Heart of England









North East



North West



South Wales



North Wales






*Please note: Some local and regional train services are Standard Class only, so First Class ticket holders will travel in standard class accommodation for these sections of journeys.


£10 tour discount for holders of National Railcards

Join & Leave at Hotel £909

Single Room Supplement £260


4 nights’ bed, breakfast & 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 & admissions as detailed

Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager


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