St. Ives, Cornwall
2018 - St Merryn - 5 Days (AUD0082/3/4)
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 -4
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.
Trelissick House & Gardens
A welcoming country house and garden set in an estate with stunning maritime views and lovely woodland walks. Presiding over its own peninsula, Trelissick’s history is a fascinating tale of prosperity, collapse and change. Delve into the history of this fascinating house and those that occupied it through the good times and the bad....
Fowey & Mevagissey
Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the town hangs off the west side of the Fowey estuary where the large, deep water harbour is a magnet for sailing fans. As you walk the ever narrowing streets of the old town where medieval and Georgian buildings cast shadows over each other, a vibrant maritime history comes to life. Lining the main Fore Street you will find many small, independent shops selling unusual gifts, artwork, clothing and books. If you’re a foodie then Fowey is home to many bistros, cafes and restaurants where you’ll find menus offering the best in local produce – Fowey River mussels are a highlight.
- Reserved coach seating throughout
- 4 nights' dinner, bed & breakfast
- Regular evening entertainment
- Entrance to Trelissick House & Gardens
- Excursions to Fowey & Mevagissey
- 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.
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