Cream Of The Cornish Coast 8 Days - Eliot Hotel
Newquay is Cornwall's premier holiday resort boasting some of the finest coastline and beaches in Europe. Although well known as Britain's surfing capital, there are many other activities and the surrounding countryside has an endless wealth of fascinating places to visit. The town is an ancient one, dating from the fifteenth century when a new quay was constructed. The heart of the town is the old harbour but it spreads along the cliff tops which stand behind the eleven magnificent sandy beaches. Newquay offers wonderful cliff and beach walks, a picturesque harbour to explore and the variety of activities one associates with such a major resort, including swimming pools, golf, putting, squash, tennis, bowls, boating, shark fishing and horse riding. There are also the atmospheric smugglers' pubs which are a living reminder of the more colourful side of Cornwall's history!
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1 - Outward Travel
Day 2 - Full Day - St Ives
Famous as an artist's paradise with its picturesque harbour and beach, St Ives' streets are to narrow and winding for coach access./nWe park on the edge of town from where a regular shuttle operates to the centre with its craft shops, galleries and cafés./nAttractions include the Tate Gallery and Barbara Hepworth Museum (entry fees apply) and the Lifeboat station (seasonal opening)./n
Day 3 - Day at Leisure
Day 4 - Day at Leisure
Day 5 - Full Day - Falmouth
Henry VII's Pendennis Castle overlooks Falmouth's gardens with their profusion of sub-tropical plants. /nA range of boats from yachts to large ocean going ships call at Falmouth's expansive harbour./nThe National Maritime Museum (entry fee applies) is a world class attraction offering unique interactive displays. /n
Day 6 - Mevagissey Half Day
Mevagissey is a small, unspoilt fishing village which has managed to retain much of its traditional character/nMevagissey has a small museum (free entry) dealing with fishing, the Mevagissey Bank, fine pottery and notable local characters./nOne point of interest is the public toilets, sited where the first public electricity generator in Cornwall once stood./n
Day 7 - Day at Leisure
Day 8 - Return Travel
The Eliot Hotel is very well situated close to Great Western and Tolcarne beaches, only a few yards from the sea front and within easy walking distance of the shops and harbour. The Eliot Hotel is a popular choice for holiday makers seeking invigorating coach holidays to Newquay. With 78 bedrooms, each with central heating and a bath or shower and WC. All rooms have tea/coffee making facilities, hair dryer and television with radio channels. There are three lovely airy lounges in which to relax, plus a bar lounge with dance floor where entertainment is provided most evenings and a games room. The lift serves most rooms although all floors are split level with some intermediate stairs.