9 Nights of Cornwall Family Experience
9 Nights of Cornwall Family Experience
Cliff jumping, ocean swimming, kite surfing and zip wiring are just some of the many activities you can participate in.
Take advantage of the remote moors of Dartmoor National Park for quality time with your family. Stop at Castle Drogo, Stourhead and Montacute House.
See the Jurassic coastline on route to some of the most photographed seaside harbours in the country.
Tour King Arthur’s castle, walk the causeway to St Michael’s Mount and hear tales of the notorious prison of Dartmoor.
To make your trip even more memorable, why not overnight at Bovey Castle, which has a championship golf course and award winning spa.
Your Tour Details
Day 1. Stourhead landscape garden, Montacute and afternoon tea.
Your driver-guide can meet you inside the arrivals hall at London Heathrow and assist with your luggage. Alternatively, they can pick you up from your Central London hotel to start the tour.
Stourhead is regarded as being one of Europe’s greatest landscaped gardens, featuring grottos, lakes and temples on a grand scale. This is the perfect place to explore after spending time on an aircraft, stretch your legs and walk around the lake experiencing one of Europe’s greatest gardens. We can stop for a picnic lunch in the grounds.
On the borders of Devon, the view from the front lawn of Montacute House demonstrates Elizabethan Renaissance architecture at its finest. One of the grandest rooms in the house is the library, the ceiling is spectacular. For a breath of fresh air, visit the gardens and surrounding parkland.
We can stop for afternoon tea and enjoy clotted cream and scones. Devon cream teas are particularly special.
Day 2. Dartmoor National Park and Castle Drogo.
Tour Dartmoor National Park, the ‘Hound of the Baskerville’ country. Dartmoor is now the least inhabited part of England. See wild Dartmoor Ponies, wooded valleys with quaint thatched cottages and heather clad moors which glow purple and maroon in the evening sun.
Tour Castle Drogo, which has stunning views of the countryside. Made of granite and built in the 20th century, the castle has beautiful secluded gardens with fantastic views of Dartmoor.
Hear the tales of one of Britain’s most notorious prison. American prisoners were kept here during the 1812 war.
Day 3. Cornish Gardens and the magnificent Eden Project.
Visit Cotehele, a magical Tudor house in the Tamar Valley. The wonderful gardens draw people from around the world.
Visit the Eden Project. One of the enormous greenhouse ‘biomes’ at the Eden Project is home to the world’s largest jungle in captivity. The other houses flora from temperate regions of the world, including the Mediterranean and South Africa.
The adventure really starts at the Eden Project. Take part in three thrilling experiences, The Drop, The Giant Swing and Sky Wire (a huge zip wire). Each are in some ways terrifying, do you have the ‘guts’ to a free fall drop onto a giant airbag followed by a 20 meter drop over a cliff on a free all simulator? Or can you handle travelling at 60 mph on England’s longest and fastest ZIP wire? Or the stomach altering Giant Swing? For younger children the Eden Project will have special summer activities planned, contact us for further information at time of booking.
Day 4. Beaches, Kite Surfing and Coasteering. Overnight Cornwall.
Cornwall’s beaches and coast is famous throughout the world; it’s spectacular. The surf is world class and the weather is ideal for various adventure sports.
Try coasteering, which is a physical activity whereby you (with instructors) make your way around a tidal zone of cliffs and rocks. Climbing, jumping off cliffs and ocean swimming is required. This fully guided activity first began in Britain and it’s superb fun and scary at the same time. If you are from the US, you would say that it is awesome!
Kite surfing is big in this part of the country, the breeze rarely stops and the surf is ideal for this activity. All equipment and training can be supplied.
Day 5. St Ives and St Michael’s Mount.
The Cornish seaside port of St Ives with its beautiful harbour and bustling fishing village dates back to medieval times. The place is busy with artists and art lovers exploring a labyrinth of cobbled pathways to visit the galleries and craft shops.
This is great location to have a relaxing lunch, the town has a large number of super restaurants.
St Michael’s Mount is a granite crag just off shore from the town of Marazion. Low tide reveals a man-made causeway which links the mainland to the mount. The option can be explore the mount and castle or head off to see the famous and tiny fishing village of Mousehole.
Day 6. Sea safari, King Arthurs Castle and Boscastle.
Set high on the rugged North Cornwall coast, visit King’s Arthur’s castle at Tintagel. Learn about the myths and legends which are associated with King Arthur.
Boscastle is a small village wedged between hills and rocky cliffs. Visit the museum of witch craft for a really strange experience and stop for Cornish ice cream.
Britain is home to the largest colonies of gray seals and vast numbers of migrating sea birds. There is also a chance to see dolphin, basking sharks and sunfish. Also, there is the fun of riding on a high speed rib along the Atlantic coast (much of which is airborne!).
Day 7. St Mawes, Trebah Gardens, Castles and the secret beach.
St Mawes fishing village overlooks an immense natural harbour, thought to be the third largest in the world. The entrance to the harbour is guarded by two old castles located on adjacent peninsulas - Penndennis and St Mawes. This lovely little village has a fine collection of pretty houses with thatched roofs and brightly coloured stone work. Seafood and fish & chips can be had on the quay-side. Alternatively, your guide can take you to our secret beach and enjoy your fish & chip supper in the peaceful surroundings of a very quiet place, watching yachts pass by.
Day 8. Beach activities and relaxation.
This is a day to simply enjoy the beach, surf or board, enjoy a lazy lunch and afternoon tea.
The flight from Newquay, Cornwall to London Gatwick takes 50 minutes.
We suggest an evening flight from Newquay to Gatwick Airport, enabling you to enjoy the whole day.
BMW Grand Tourer
This vehicle is super comfortable for 2 people, touring the countryside on an extended tour or day trip is a breeze. This Grand Tourer has a long wheel base, which means more leg room than your average sedan, higher seating position making getting in out of the car easier. Another nice feature is a full panoramic roof This BMW also has a smooth and quiet ECO engine and a certain amount of style too! Luggage capacity: 2 medium cases plus 2 handbag sized pieces of luggage.
Our new SUVs are perfect for city and countryside touring. Panoramic roof, large seats and easy access are all key features of our fleet. This vehicle is ideal for long distance touring, especially when including Britain’s National Parks. This vehicle makes easy work of mountain passes, country lanes along with being supremely comfortable. Luggage capacity: 2 medium cases plus 2 small carry-ons.
This vehicle is ideal for small corporate groups or large families. Large windows, cool boxes and quiet modern engines will enhance the touring experience. These vehicles have 15 passenger seats and rear area with tables. Luggage capacity: 15 medium bags plus carry-ons.
Our luxury motor coaches can cater for every group size from 21 to 49 passengers. All of our luxury coaches are air-conditioned, have radio/pa systems and are fitted with seat belts. Some have a refrigerator, monitors and washroom facilities. Luggage capacity varies.
VW & Mercedes-Benz passenger vans
Our range of passenger vans are suitable to fulfil a number of different roles, depending on the number of people travelling, the amount of luggage and the length of the journey. Our Mercedes vans have 7 passenger seats, plenty of head and leg room. Our VW vans have more space and more luggage capacity and therefore are ideal for extended touring with groups up to 7 people. Luggage capacity: 8 medium suit cases plus 2/3 small carry-ons OR 5 large suit cases plus 2/3 carry-ons.
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About Luxury Vacations UK
Since 2002, we have created British travel experiences for individuals, families, groups and corporations. Driver-Guided Tours, Chauffeur-Driven Transfers and Behind-the-Scenes Tours, Unique Accommodation, Customised Group Programmes and VIP Experiences, Premium Tickets to Theatres, Sporting and Cultural Events
And why we do it!
Our aim is always to be an ‘upgrade’ to anything else available, but without going ‘over the top’ with our prices. We started our business by offering simple day tours and deliver them well. It was not long before our clients were asking us to include more services and events – this we took as a compliment and felt it showed they trusted us and had confidence that we would deliver to a high standard, without the fuss.