New for 2018, this unique tour to Plymouth and Cornwall offers many attractions depicting the country’s past from shipwrecks to smuggling and much more.
The 3 star Copthorne Hotel in Plymouth is located in the bustling city centre with sweeping views down Armada Way. All bedrooms are en-suite and have satellite TV, telephone, hairdryer, iron and tea/coffee making facilities. The Copthorne also has a restaurant, bar and leisure facilities. This hotel has a lift.
Monday From your front door to the waiting Club Class coach then by way of Oxford, the Vale of White Horse and Swindon to join the motorway to Devon and Plymouth where we arrive at our hotel with plenty of time to settle in before dinner.
Tuesday After breakfast at our hotel this morning, we visit the Grade lll 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. We then go to Mevagissey for lunch and a look around its narrow streets near the harbour. We make our way to the Lost Gardens of Heligan which was created over a 200 year period and rediscovered and restored over the last 20 years. Dinner is at the hotel this evening.
Wednesday We have the day at leisure to explore this historic city. We enjoy a short guided tour of the city to point out the principle landmarks before free time. Take a stroll around the famous Hoe, visit the Barbican Steps and browse around the city centres shops. During the day we have included a boat trip on the Tamar around the naval dockyards and harbour.
Thursday After breakfast we have our final outing as we drive to rugged Bodmin Moor and stop at Jamaica Inn Museum. 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, famously known for the setting of TV’s Doc Martin. We return to our hotel for our final evening’s dinner.
Friday After breakfast we bid farewell to our host in Plymouth as we journey home to our awaiting taxis.
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