Cornwall is a land in which beauty, wildlife, a sub-tropical climate, cliff and rolling moorland combine to dazzle the eye. The quality of the air too is something special; and it was the rare quality of the light, which, at the turn of the century, drew so many leading artists to Cornwall. Britain’s most westerly county boasts magnificent beaches, a fascinating history and some wonderfully attractive traditions… Our base is the town of Newquay, where the Atlantic rollers have combined with the Gulf Stream to create a rugged riviera of cliff, cave, rock-pool and soft, golden sand. It stretches for seven miles, this beach paradise, and makes this one-time fishing village Cornwall’s premier resort. Newquay is unquestionably Cornwall’s most popular and liveliest resort, with the town centre overlooking a succession of fine beaches (including several of the finest in Europe). Offering holiday attractions to suit all tastes and ages, Newquay has a bustling shopping centre, seafront strolls, attractive parks and gardens, golf course, lively pubs and exciting nightlife.
Day 1: Join coach and travel south to Cornwall and our resort of Newquay. Check-in at our hotel, with dinner this evening.
Days 2 - 3: At leisure in resort, with included excursions to St Ives and Falmouth. Breakfasts and dinners.
Day 4: (as Day 5 for 4-day Break) Breakfast and a day at leisure in resort. Dinner.
Day 5: Breakfast and depart Newquay. Arrive home later today.
Falmouth is a leading south coast resort, overlooking Falmouth Bay and the magnificent coastline of Cornwall’s ‘Riviera Coast’. The town has a fascinating maritime history, the third largest natural harbour in the world and four bathing beaches. Attractions here include beautiful gardens, Maritime Museum, Arts Centre, Princess Pavilion, river cruises, Henry VIII’s Pendennis Castle and a pedestrianised shopping centre.
St Ives, amidst a crescent of golden sands, is crammed with winding alleys, with names such as Teetotal Street (a legacy of the town’s Methodist history). Many galleries are converted lofts, where fish were once salted and packed. In-between are whitewashed cottages with tiny gardens brimming with marigolds, sunflowers and trailing lobelia, their vibrant colours made intense by the unusually clear light that first attracted artists to St Ives...
3 or 4 NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION
3 OR 4 FULL ENGLISH BREAKFASTS
3 OR 4 DINNERS
EXCURSIONS AS DESCRIBED
Alternative Dates & Durations:
Departure Date: Saturday 22 Nov 2014
Duration: 2 days