A small group tour of Cornwall – Treasures of Cornwall takes you on a leisurely journey through England’s enchanting West Country. This region is home to a unique Celtic heritage and beguiling landscapes; we’ll travel from London over the Salisbury Plain and along the Jurassic Coast to the barren moors of Devon and the dramatic coastlines of Cornwall beyond. Along the way we’ll visit ancient stone-circles, taste local specialities, unearth Arthurian Legends, discover cliff-side castles, hear smugglers tales and explore rambling fishing villages. Cornwall’s many treasures are just waiting to be discovered.

Touring Highlights

  • Visit a charming country estate which featured in the “Bridgerton” series.
  • Visit one of England’s most photographed lanes and tour the Jurassic Coast.
  • Traverse the country lanes of Dartmoor where wild ponies roam free.
  • Walk in the footsteps of Doc Martin and Poldark in Cornwall’s fishing towns.
  • See the southern-most tip of England as you tour the Cornish Peninsula.
  • Maximum group-size of 16 passengers for that intimate touring experience.

Attractions:

  • Attraction
Map - Treasures of Cornwall 2022
  1. Day 1 Wilton House, Stonehenge and Historic Salisbury

    This morning we set out from London to gain a taste of English Aristocracy as we make our way to Wilton House, the family home of the Earl and Countess of Pembroke. This historic estate has been used in the filming of both Netflix series of “The Crown” and “Bridgerton”. We’ll then traverse the Salisbury Plain pausing to visit the enigmatic stone circle at Stonehenge to try to unravel its secrets. Later, we arrive in the historic city of Salisbury where we enjoy free-time to explore; wander the cobbled streets to the impressive cathedral which boasts Europe’s oldest operating clock and an original copy of the Magna Carta.

    Overnight – Milford Hall Hotel, Salisbury (BB).

  2. Day 2 Dorset and the Jurassic Coast

    Departing Salisbury, we’ll pause to visit one of England’s most photographed streets before continuing South to explore the bays and cliffs of the Dorset coast; this area is named the Jurassic Coast owing to its abundance of prehistoric fossils which can be found on the beaches. We’ll spot some of the impressive coastal geological features such as the sea arch at Durdle Door. Then we’ll follow the coast visiting one or more of Dorset’s elegant seaside resorts such as Dorchester or Lyme Regis – this charming region inspired literary works by Jane Austen and Thomas Hardy. Later we cross the county border in to Devon before reaching our hotel in Dartmoor where we dine together as a group.

    Overnight – Moorland Hotel, Dartmoor (DBB).

     

  3. Day 3 Dartmoor, Plymouth and the Dart Valley Railway

    This morning we’ll spot wild ponies and rocky tors as we take a leisurely journey across the eerie landscapes of the Dartmoor National Park. After pausing in one or two of the quaint moorland villages we’ll make our way to the seafaring city of Plymouth. Here we’ll take time to wander the famous Plymouth Hoe and see the Mayflower Steps where the Pilgrim Fathers departed for the New World. Then it’s onward to explore South Devon where we enjoy a steam railway journey along the scenic valley of the river dart before returning to our overnight base on Dartmoor.

    Overnight – Moorland Hotel, Dartmoor (DBB).

     

  4. Day 4 Tintagel Castle, Port Isaac and Falmouth

    Today we cross the county border in to Cornwall. Arriving on the North Cornish coast, we’ll visit Tintagel Castle, a dramatic cliffside fort steeped in Arthurian Legend and reputedly home to Merlin’s cave beneath. Then we’ll pass South along the coast to visit the charming fishing village of Port Isaac, better known as Port Wen, the stomping ground of television’s ”Doc Martin”. Here we’ll enjoy a brief walk through the village before free-time to explore and take lunch. By afternoon, we’ll cross the Cornish Peninsula to the South heading for the seaside resort of Falmouth home to sweeping sandy bays and our overnight base for the next two nights.

    Overnight – St Michaels Hotel, Falmouth (BB).

  5. Day 5 The Cornish Peninsula

    Today we embark on an epic excursion to explore the farthest reaches of the Cornish Peninsula. We’ll explore craggy coastlines and fishing villages such as the charming seaside town of St Ives where we’ll enjoy free-time to wander the harbour or visit the renowned Tate Art Gallery. We’ll gain views of the island monastery of St Michaels Mount and visit the enchanting Minack Theatre – an amphitheatre carved in to the Cornish cliffs over-looking the churning waters of the Atlantic Ocean. After our enjoyable day we’ll return to Falmouth where your evening is free to dine at your leisure.

    Overnight – St Michaels Hotel, Falmouth (BB).

  6. Day 6 The Eden Project, Charlestown and Exeter

    Departing Falmouth, we’ll make our way to the magnificent Eden Project; set in the colossal crater of a former china clay pit the site consists of a collection of diverse contemporary gardens and tropical biodomes. Then it’s to nearby Charlestown for lunch; you may recognise this charming 18th century harbour town from the hit BBC show ”Poldark”. By afternoon, our journey takes us back through the Devonshire countryside to the county’s principal town of Exeter before we arrive in rural Somerset and our final hotel. Tonight we enjoy a farewell dinner together.

    Overnight – Castle Hotel, Taunton (DBB).

  7. Day 7 Glastonbury, Wells and Bath

    Our final day takes us to the through the mellow landscapes of the Somerset hills. First stop will be Glastonbury whose historic Abbey and nearby hill-top tower are steeped in Arthurian legend. Then onwards to England’s smallest ”city” Wells where we’ll have free-time to take lunch and explore the ancient Vicars Close and the elegant cathedral and green. The final leg of our journey takes us to the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bath where our tour ends. Your afternoon is free to explore this Georgian city at your own pace before using your included rail passes to board the train back to London.

     

What's included
  • 6 nights in charming boutique accommodation.
  • Transportation by luxury mini-coach.
  • The services of your professional driver / tour leader.
  • Full English breakfast daily.
  • 3 x evening meals.
  • A comprehensive touring programme including the following admissions:
    • Wilton House Estate
    • Stonehenge
    • Dart Valley Historic Railway
    • Tintagel Castle
    • Minack Theatre
    • The Eden Project
  • Rail travel from Bath to London at the end of your tour.
  • Postage of your travel documents pack.
Exclusions
  • Our tours are fully land inclusive but there are some things we do not include as standard:
  • Trip Insurance – we ask that our guests purchase suitable cover in case planned travel is affected or disrupted due to unforeseen circumstances. More information on the benefits of trip insurance can be found here.
  • Flights – adeo Travel do not book air travel but are happy to offer advice on where to seek competitive airfare.
  • Meals and/or sightseeing other than that outlined above.

 

Optional Extras
  • Additional pre-tour accommodation in London.
  • Post-tour accommodation in Bath to explore this elegant city in more depth.
  • Additional nights hotel accommodation in London.
  • Private transfers in London.
  • Combine this tour with one of our other England tours “England’s Rustic Charm” or “Quintessential Cotswolds”.
Start Date End Date Availability Price (Per Person)*  
Tue Jun 7, 2022
Mon Jun 13, 2022
Limited Availability
From £2,050
Tue Aug 9, 2022
Mon Aug 15, 2022
Fully Booked
From £2,150
Tue Sep 6, 2022
Mon Sep 12, 2022
Fully Booked
From £2,050
Tue Jul 5, 2022
Mon Jul 11, 2022
Available
From £2,050
Tue Oct 4, 2022
Mon Oct 10, 2022
Guaranteed Departure
From £1,995

*A single supplement applies