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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.

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5 days from £795

 

DEPARTS

Thursday 9 May 2024

Thursday 27 June 2024

Thursday 19 September 2024

 

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 plus 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, and 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 warm scones with jam and lashings of clotted cream!

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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 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’s 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.

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DAY 5

After breakfast it is 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 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.

 

FARES

Fare Region

First

Standard

London: Paddington

£1,009

£935

Greater London

£1,019

£945

South of England

£1,039

£955

East Anglia

£1,035

£949

South West

£995

£895

Heart of England

£1,019

£945

Midlands

£1,095

£949

Yorkshire

£1,175

£999

North East

£1,199

£1,009

North West

£1,109

£969

South Wales

£1,249

£965

North Wales

£1,119

£969

Scotland

£1,279

£1,065


*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.


Join & Leave at Hotel £800

 

Single Room Supplement £260

 

£5 tour discount for holders of National Railcards

 

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 & admissions as detailed

Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

 

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