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West Country Smugglers

West Country Smugglers

NEW for 2019, this unique tour to Cornwall offers many attractions depicting the county's past from shipwrecks to smuggling and more, a relaxing combination of coast and country.

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WEST COUNTRY SMUGGLERS

 

8 – 12 April 2019

Monday - Friday

5 Days

From £426

 

               

 

NEW for 2019, this unique tour to Cornwall offers many attractions depicting the county’s past from shipwrecks to smuggling and more, a relaxing combination of coast and country.

 

Highlights

 

Newquay   |   Charlestown   |   Shipwreck, Rescue & Heritage Centre   |   Mevagissey   |   Lost Gardens of Heligan   |   Lizard Peninsula   |   Helston   |   Redruth   |   Bodmin Moor   |   Tintagel   |   Port Isaac   |   Jamaica Inn Smuggling Museum

 

Day One

We depart from your home with our exclusive door to door pick-up service, join your tour coach and travel south to Newquay with refreshment stops enroute.  Tea/coffee and biscuits will be served whilst your luggage is taken to your rooms, time to relax before dinner.

 

Day Two

Our first visit today is to the Grade II listed port of Charlestown, featured in TV’s popular drama series ‘Poldark’.  The harbour was built in the 18th century to support the china clay and copper mining industries; here we visit the Shipwreck, Rescue & Heritage Centre, telling the story of the port, ships and wrecks along this part of the coast.  For our lunch stop we move onto Mevagissey with a maze of narrow streets around the harbour.  This afternoon we make our way to the Lost Gardens of Heligan, created over a 200 year period, rediscovered and restored over the last 20 years.

 

Day Three

Our excursion today takes us to the Lizard Peninsula, the most southerly point in England.  Cornwall’s rugged coastline is wild and full of hidden coves and these were used as hiding places for smugglers and contraband, many had tunnels and secret passages.  Continuing on our way we take a break in Helston with time for lunch and a look around the town, this afternoon new head north to Redruth and Newquay.

 

Day Four

For our final outing we drive to rugged Bodmin Moor and stop at Jamaica Inn, with its Daphne Du Maurier associations and a museum filled with smuggling artefacts collected over many years.  From here we travel to the North Cornwall coast and Tintagel with its dramatic castle ruins and also the pretty harbour at Port Isaac, the setting for TV’s Doc Martin.

 

Day Five

After a leisurely breakfast we depart our hotel and begin our journey home with refreshment stops enroute.

 

Price Includes:

·          Luxury coach travel

·          Home pick up

·          4 nights’ accommodation, dinner & breakfast

·          Tea/coffee & biscuits on arrival

·          Charlestown Shipwreck Centre

·          Lost Gardens of Heligan

·          Jamaica Inn Smuggling Museum.

 

FISTRAL BEACH HOTEL & SPA, Newquay

The hotel is set in the beautiful Cornish landscape, only metres from the cliffs and sapphire water and minutes from Fistral Beach and the town of Newquay.  All bedrooms are ensuite and have TV, telephone, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities.  The hotel also hosts a range of leisure facilities including pool, hot tub, gym, spa, bar, lounge and lift.

 

DAY ONE

Begin your holiday with our exclusive Door to Door pick-up service, join your tour coach and travel south to Newquay with refreshment stops enroute. Tea/coffee and biscuits will be served whilst your luggage is taken to your rooms, time to relax before dinner.

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DAY TWO

Our first visit today is to the Grade II listed port of Charlestown, featured in TV's popular drama series 'Poldark'. The harbour was built in the 18th century to support the china clay and copper mining industries, here we visit the Shipwreck, Rescue and Heritage Centre, telling the story of the port, ships and wrecks along this part of the coast. For our lunch stop we move onto Mevagissey with a maze of narrow streets around the harbour. This afternoon we make our way to the Lost Gardens of Heligan, created over a 200 year period, rediscovered and restored over the last 20 years.

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DAY THREE

Our excursion today takes us to the Lizard Peninsula, the most southerly point in England. Cornwall's rugged coastline is wild and full of hidden coves and these were used as hiding places for smugglers and contraband, many had tunnels and secret passages. Continuing on our way we take a break in Helston with time for lunch and a look around the town, this afternoon new head north to Redruth and Newquay.

B, D

DAY FOUR

For our final outing we drive to rugged Bodmin Moor and stop at Jamaica Inn, with its Daphne Du Maurier associations and a museum filled with smuggling artefacts collected over many years. From here we travel to the North Cornwall coast and Tintagel with its dramatic castle ruins and also the pretty harbour at Port Isaac, the setting for TV's Doc Martin.

B, D

DAY FIVE

This morning after breakfast we bid farewell to Cornwall and begin our journey home with refreshment stops enroute.

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B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

FISTRAL BEACH HOTEL & SPA, Newquay

The hotel is set in the beautiful Cornish landscape, only metres from the cliffs and sapphire water and minutes from Fistral Beach and the town of Newquay.  All bedrooms are ensuite and have TV, telephone, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities.  The hotel also hosts a range of leisure facilities including pool, hot tub, gym, spa, bar, lounge and lift.

 

 

INCLUDED:

Door to Door pick-up

4 nights' accommodation, dinner & breakfast

Tea/coffee & biscuits on arrival

Charlestown Shipwreck Centre

Lost Gardens of Heligan

Jamaica Inn Smuggling Museum

 

 

The Shipwreck Centre

 

The Shipwreck and historical artefacts on display in the centre are the largest private collection of this type on public display in Europe.

Brought together over the last 45 to 50 years, it forms the basis of one of the most unusual and interesting collections open to the public.

There are countless items from a bygone age as well as 8,000 artefacts from over 150 shipwrecks. These rare artefacts bring stories of the sea to life with rich tales of triumph, treasure and tragedy alike. The exhibition shows a tremendous range of maritime history from a locally recovered Roman amphora base to artefacts from the wreck of the Cita which occurred in 1997 off the coast of the Isles of Scilly.

 

Rooms are allocated on a first come first served basis and are limited. If no single supplement applies this is limited to single room allocation and therefore additional cost may apply.  Prices displayed are per person unless otherwise stated. If door to door pick up is included there may be additional charges for out of area. Itineraries and hotel inclusions may be subject to change.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Bodelwyddan Bodelwyddan, Marble Church
Broughton Broughton, Broughton Layby on A5104
Chester, Chester, Holiday Inn South - Layby Outside
Chirk Chirk, Moreton Park Garden Centre
Colwyn Bay Colwyn Bay, Railway Station
Holywell Holywell, Bus Station
Llandudno Junction Llandudno Junction, Train Station Car Park
Wrexham, Wrexham, Plas Coch Pub
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