St. Ives, Cornwall
2018 - St Merryn - 4 Days (AUD0079/80/81)
St Ives – the dazzling jewel in Cornwall’s crown. A picturesque fishing harbor and seaside town. St Ives is a subtropical paradise of palm trees and golden sands where fun and adventure are at every turn. Even if you've seen St Ives many times before, it's still hard not to be dazzled as you gaze across its pretty jumble of slate roofs and turquoise bays. Visit The Tate St Ives, one of only four Tate galleries in the world. Or walk round the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden. Or The Bernard Leach Pottery & Museum. Hug the beautiful coastal scenery aboard the St Erth to St Ives branch line train. Go surfing in town at the blue flag-rated Porthmeor beach. And feel the soft sand between your toes on Porthminster beach, gazing out at Godrevy Lighthouse.
Set off on an inspiring walk across dramatic cliff tops along the coastal path towards Land’s End or wander through the maze of narrow cobbled streets, independent shops and fisherman’s cottages in the heart of the town in ‘Downalong’. Sample some of the tastiest cafes and bars in the South West. It’s no wonder then that the town has been attracting artists for decades who come to capture the area’s undeniable natural beauty.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
St. Merryn Hotel, Carbis Bay, St. Ives
The family-run St. Merryn Hotel is a real favourite with Leisuretime customers and offers a very warm welcome, standing in its own grounds and large gardens overlooking St Ives Bay, around 800m from the resort centre. The hotel has a restaurant, bar and lounge. Bedrooms have TV, telephone and tea/coffee making facilities.
After joining the coach, we head towards our destination that will have coffee/lunch stops along the way. We expect to arrive at our hotel late afternoon.
Days 2 -3
Traditional English breakfast followed by free time and included excursions. Dinner and entertainment at the hotel.
After breakfast we make our way home. After stopping for a coffee/lunch break, we continue homewards.
Truro is a beautiful city, with its uniqueness lying very much in its history. In the 19th and 20th centuries Truro was a very busy port and prior to that it attracted wealthy merchants and bankers, who built fine houses, turning Truro into a fashionable place. Enjoy the interesting mix of specialist shops and stores set amongst its quaint, cobbled streets.
Trago Mills Liskeard
The South West’s most unique shopping experience! Discover and explore Trago’s original Cornish store in the picturesque wooded Glynn Valley. Why not take the opportunity to enjoy a traditional Cornish Cream Tea in the Aviary Tea Room or take a stroll along the riverside walk where you will find seating areas as well as a great play area for the kids before setting off in search of a bargain!
- Reserved coach seating throughout
- 3 nights' dinner, bed & breakfast
- Regular evening entertainment
- Excursions to Truro & Trago Mills Liskeard
- Enjoy free time in St Ives
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 are available in the booking process.
No Single Supplement for first 2 singles, thereafter £15pppn.
Please note, this hotel only has 1 ground floor room, no lift and is built on a hill.
Images from Visit St Ives (Adamn Gibbard and Charmaine Mitchell-Winner)
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