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 - Day at Leisure
Day 3 - 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 4 - 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 5 - Day at Leisure
Day 6 - Day at Leisure
Day 7 - Port Isaac, Tintagel & Boscastle
Port Isaac a charming little fishing village Home to the TV series Doc Martin./nNarrow winding streets that lead you on a historical journey through white washed cottages down to the atmospheric harbour./nA very welcoming community with galleries, arts and crafts, homemade pottery, gift shops and cafés/nSet high on the rugged North Cornwall coast, Tintagel is steeped in myths and mystery and is believed to be the birthplace of King Arthur./nNestling among the modern buildings of Tintagel high street, the old post office is a 14th-century yeoman's farmhouse with a famously wavy roof (entry fees apply)./nBuilt half on the mainland and half on a headland projecting into the Cornish sea, Tintagel Castle is one of the most spectacular historic sites in Britain (entry fees apply)./nOn the North Coast of Cornwall, Boscastle is a lovely unspoilt tiny village and fishing harbour./nTake a walk along the River Valency to Boscastle Harbor or visit one of Britain's rarest museums. The Museum of Witchcraft provides fascinating insights into witchcraft in world culture. (entry fees apply)/nThe Village has several cafes and gift shops to explore./n
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.