Newquay Solo Festive Tour 5 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 - 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 3 - Day at Leisure
Day 4 - Full Day - Truro & Mevagissey
Truro is the main administrative and commercial town of the area, with a wide variety of shops and amenities. /nOpen most days (free entry, donations welcome), the neo-Gothic cathedral with its unusual three spires dominates the town./nCornwall's natural history, unique geology and celtic culture are explored at the Royal Cornwall Museum (entry fee applies)./nMevagissey 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 5 - 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.