Festive Tintagel And Doc Martin's Port Isaac
2019 - Camelot Castle Hotel - 5 Days (AU95041)
A unique hotel experience in the most incredible location!
Enjoy a visit and performance from the Tintagel Male Voice Choir...
Set overlooking the sea, our hotel is in the most amazing location. This spectacular setting, steeped in myths & mystery with tales of King Arthur, is a wonderful place for a festive break. Wrap up warm and sit outside with a cup of something hot and take in the sea air and spectacular views. Enjoy our included excursions to Port Isaac (made famous by Doc Martin), to Ricks Stein's Padstow, and to beautiful Boscastle, Bude & Launceston.
On this departure, the hotel will really put you in the festive mood by included a traditional Christmas Dinner with all the trimmings as one of your evening meals.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Camelot Castle Hotel
The Camelot Castle hotel is a unique family owned property enjoying a stunning location on Cornwall’s beautiful coast and affording unrivalled views. The hotel restaurant overlooks the castle ruins whilst the entire theme of this distinct property transports you back to the Arthurian Knights of old, even featuring ‘King Arthur’s Round Table’ which dominates the Great Hall at this unique hotel.
After joining the coach, we head towards Cornwall and the mythical Tintagel with convenient coffee/lunch stops along the way. We expect to arrive at the stunning Camelot Castle hotel in the late afternoon. After checking in, why not explore this fascinating property before settling in for dinner.
Days 2 -4
Enjoy hearty traditional English breakfasts every day along with free time to relax in this lovely hotel. Make sure you enjoy our fabulous included excursions to Port Isaac (of Doc Martin fame), Padstow, Boscastle, Bude & Launceston! Dinner at the hotel every evening. On this December departure, we also include a special Christmas-themed dinner on one evening for you to enjoy.
After breakfast we make our way home. After stopping for a coffee/lunch break, we continue homewards.
Port Isaac & Padstow
Made famous by the TV series Doc Martin, the name Port Isaac is derived from Port Izzyck, and is said to mean ‘corn port’. It has always been a prosperous fishing port, the main catch being pilchards. Boat building was also a thriving industry with two boat yards. During the twentieth century the pilchard shoals declined and Port Isaac’s way of life began to change. Its isolation became the attraction to an ‘upwardly mobile society’ and 70% of the old village has been bought by second home owners. It has also attracted the film and TV industry and become a major tourist stop in north Cornwall yet it remains a charming example of a north Cornish fishing village.
Padstow is a charming working fishing port surrounded by glorious sandy beaches, at the head of the Camel River. Watching the everyday ebb and flow of harbour life is a perfect way to spend a day. This foodie destination with popular eateries such as Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant, is the start and end point for the Camel Cycle Trail and a good base for water sports. For some of the cliff scenes in the TV series Poldark, the filming action moved to the Padstow area. Fans of north Cornwall will recognise Levlizzick, and the spectacular views across the Camel Estuary
Boscastle & Bude
Boscastle National Trust harbour nestles in a scenic rocky inlet on the dramatic north coast of Cornwall. To really appreciate the beauty of Boscastle, take a short walk in any one of four directions, all of which allow you a different perspective on this striking harbour and its coastline. You will have ample time to explore!
Bude has something for everyone - from romantic retreats for couples, action filled family holidays, or a haven for the nature or geology enthusiast. Bude has twice been voted the Best UK Coastal Resort, making it an excellent choice for a holiday. With activities and attractions accessible across both counties, why not sample a cream tea made both the Devon and Cornish way and decide which you prefer? The town is large enough to provide a good range of facilities with a choice of shops, restaurants and sports facilities, yet it is small enough to retain its Cornish charm. There are many beautiful sandy beaches to choose from along with spectacular views and unique natural attractions. The Bude sea pool for example is cut into the rock at Summerleaze Beach providing a more relaxed option for a dip.
Tintagel & Launceston
Set high on the rugged North Cornwall coast, Tintagel has dramatic sea views both from the castle ruins on the headland and island. This is a spectacular place, steeped in myths and mystery, and has inspired artists and writers throughout history who have associated it with the legend of King Arthur.
Walk around the narrow streets of Launceston and you get a real sense of the town’s ancient history. Up on the hill is a Norman castle and nearby prison. Overlooking the rolling countryside, you can see remains of the defensive wall that once circled the town, there’s a 14th century gatehouse into the old town and tucked away below the castle is a row of grand houses that Sir John Betjeman described as the loveliest Georgian street in Cornwall.
- Reserved coach seating throughout
- 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast including one special Christmas-themed dinner
- In-house games
- Visit from the Tintagel Male Voice Choir!
- Excursions to Port Isaac, Padstow, Boscastle, Bude, Tintagel & Launceston
This tour picks up at the following points:
- Bristol Aztec West
- Cardiff Central
- Cardiff Gate
- Cardiff West
- Port Talbot
- Swansea Central
- Swansea West
Important NotesImportant Notes
Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing. Single rooms may carry a supplement. You will find what rooms and prices are available in the booking process.
Holiday bookings are subject to our Terms & Conditions which you must be familiar with prior to booking. We recommend Travel Insurance for this holiday. If you do not already have cover, please contact us.
Please be aware that coach trips can include lengthy periods of travel and always require some degree of walking. There are steps onto the coach and some hotels/venues will have steps.
Limited number of singles without supplement - Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a standard room.
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