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 the elegant Georgian city of Bath through the rolling hills of Somerset and across the barren moors of Devon to the dramatic coastlines of Cornwall. 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.

Unique Experiences:

  • Enjoy a private tour at one of England’s finest country estates.
  • Tour the country lanes of Dartmoor.
  • Walk in the footsteps of Doc Martin in the fishing town of Port Isaac.
  • See the southern-most tip of England as you tour the Cornish Peninsula.
  • Maximum group-size of 16 passengers for that intimate touring experience.
Map - Treasures of Cornwall 2021
  1. Day 1 Arrival in Bath and Roman Baths

    Arriving in the UK, use your complimentary rail passes to make your way to the Georgian city of Bath. The journey from London is an easy direct rail trip which takes less than 1hr 30mins. After arriving in Bath, check-in to your hotel and the afternoon is yours to explore the city at your leisure. Marvel at the city’s elegant Regency architecture at the Circus, Pulteney Bridge and the Royal Crescent or make your way to the 16th century Bath Abbey. Using your complimentary tickets, visit the magnificent Roman Baths which date back to Roman times. By evening, meet with your tour leader and the rest of the group to dine together at a local restaurant.

    Overnight – The Bird Hotel, Bath (DBB).

  2. Day 2 Longleat House, Stonehenge and Historic Salisbury

    This morning we set out from Bath to gain a taste of English Aristocracy at the nearby Longleat House. One of England’s finest country estates, we’ll see the manicured gardens and enjoy a private tour of the opulent interiors and living quarters of the ancestral seat of the Marquess of Bath. 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. Your evening is free to dine independently.

    Overnight – Milford Hall Hotel, Salisbury (BB).

     

  3. Day 3 Dorset and the Jurassic Coast

    Leaving Salisbury we head 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 pause to visit 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 passing the region’s principal city of Exeter before reaching our hotel in Dartmoor where we dine together as a group.

    Overnight – Moorland Hotel, Dartmoor  – (DBB).

     

  4. Day 4 Dartmoor, Port Isaac and Tintagel Castle

    This morning we’ll spot wild ponies and rocky tors as we cross the eerie landscapes of the Dartmoor National Park. Arriving on the North Cornwall coast, we’ll 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 visit Tintagel Castle, a cliffside fort steeped in Arthurian Legend and home to Merlin’s cave. Then we 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 Plymouth and the Dart Valley Railway

    Departing Cornwall we cross back in to the county of Devon. We’ll make a stop in Plymouth 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. Our final journey takes us along the English Riviera and over the county border in to Somerset and our final hotel where we enjoy a farewell dinner.

    Overnight – Castle Hotel, Taunton (DBB).

  7. Day 7 Wells and Glastonbury

    Our final day takes us through the mellow landscapes of the Somerset hills. First stop will be England’s smallest “city” Wells where we’ll have free-time to explore the ancient market-place, Vicars Close and the elegant cathedral and green. The final leg of our journey takes us to Glastonbury, a town steeped in Arthurian legend, before we return to Bath by mid-afternoon where are tour ends. Here you can use your included rail passes to board the train back to London.

     

What's included
  • Round trip rail from London to tour start in Bath
  • 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:
  • Expert local advice during planning your trip.
    • Roman Baths
    • Longleat House
    • Stonehenge
    • Tintagel Castle
    • Minack Theatre
    • Dart Valley Historic Railway
  • 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 or post tour accommodation in Bath.
  • Additional nights hotel accommodation in London.
  • Private transfers in London.
Start Date End Date Availability Price (Per Person)*  
Tue Apr 6, 2021
Mon Apr 12, 2021
Not Available
From £1,995
Tue May 4, 2021
Mon May 10, 2021
Not Available
From £2,095
Tue Jun 8, 2021
Mon Jun 14, 2021
Not Available
From £2,095
Tue Jul 6, 2021
Mon Jul 12, 2021
Not Available
From £2,095
Tue Aug 3, 2021
Mon Aug 9, 2021
Fully Booked
From £2,195
Tue Sep 7, 2021
Mon Sep 13, 2021
Available
From £2,095
Tue Oct 5, 2021
Mon Oct 11, 2021
Available
From £1,995

*A single supplement applies