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St Ives, The Cornish Coast & Gardens Long Stay

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TLEI8821

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

6 days


If you love Cornwall, you're really going to enjoy this fantastic value, Cornish extended break. You'll stay in the simple but friendly St Ives Bay Hotel, set in an ideal location, across from the award-winning Porthminster Beach’s golden sands and turquoise waters.

Spend time just soaking up the atmosphere and doing your own thing. Maybe enjoy an authentic Cornish pasty or some local seafood or simply appreciate the unique light and setting of St Ives, a mecca for artists for centuries.

You can have the choice of spending all of your time in St Ives or heading out on our included excursions for great sightseeing as we include a scenic drive along the fabulous Cornish coast taking in Penzance, Merazion and the most southerly point on the British mainland, the Lizard Peninsula. Also discover the uniquely beautiful Trebah Garden, one of the great Gardens of Cornwall and rated among the 80 finest gardens in the world!

An ideal choice for:

* Lovers of everything Cornwall
* Anyone looking for a great value, relaxed break with everything taken care of
* People who love the natural beauty of our great island
PRICE FROM ? £469 per person
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Day 1

Join your coach this morning and relax as we head south west towards the beautiful county of Cornwall, and the stunning seaside resort of St Ives with its fantastic beaches and scenic coastline. On arrival at your comfortable hotel you will have time to settle in and relax, perhaps enjoying a drink in the bar or taking a stroll along the picturesque seafront before your first tasty evening meal.

Days 2 to 5

Your comfortable central hotel allows you to make the most of your free time to explore your lovely resort and its beautiful location on the north Cornish coast. Just make sure you leave room for your delicious evening meals, which are followed by great entertainment on some evenings, giving you the opportunity to step out and sample St Ives by night on other evenings, or simply relax with a drink from the bar. Spend all of your time in St Ives or join your INCLUDED excursions to explore some of the very best of the Cornish coast.

Trebah Garden is a sub-tropical paradise with a stunning coastal backdrop, the result of 180 years of inspired and dedicated creation. Discover the magic of this beautiful valley garden, explore under canopies bursting with exotic blooms and follow vibrant tunnels of colour that cascade down to its very own secluded beach on the Helford River.

We also take you to the very southern tip of this stunning coastline on a scenic drive which includes The Lizard Peninsula, Marazion and Penzance. 

Day 6

After a final Cornish breakfast it is time to say farewell to St Ives today, heading homewards with time to relax on your comfortable coach with fond memories of your lovely break.

St Ives

INCLUDED Visitor DestinationSt Ives is renowned for its fantastic beaches, picturesque harbour and bustling streets full of interesting boutique shops. It is the proud winner of a showcase of national awards including one of the 10 best European beach destinations voted by Trip Advisor. It’s no wonder then that the town has been attracting artists for decades who come to capture the area’s undeniable natural beauty. It started with J M W Turner and the marine artist Henry Moore who first came to St Ives in the mid-1800s and since then the town has become a magnet for some of the world’s greatest painters, sculptors and ceramicists. There are so many reasons to love the charm and beauty of this picture perfect resort and you can explore and find your own!

Trebah Garden

INCLUDED Visitor Destination

Experience the magical essence of our sub-tropical Cornish garden, steeped in heritage, creativity and the spirit of innovation.

Trebah Garden is a sub-tropical paradise with a stunning coastal backdrop. One of the Great Gardens of Cornwall and rated among the 80 finest gardens in the world.

Four miles of footpaths wind through dazzling exotic planting, transporting you from this little corner of England to sunnier climes. Its very own private beach, and the countless secret corners waiting to be discovered in the garden, offers the perfect escape for all ages.

Discover the magic of this beautiful 26 acre Cornish valley garden. Explore under canopies bursting with exotic blooms and follow vibrant tunnels of colour that cascade down to the secluded beach on the Helford River. With a unique outdoor theatre and plenty of dedicated space for small ones, Trebah is the perfect destination for both family adventures and peaceful solitude, with visitors enjoying the inspiring spaces all year round.

Please note that Trebah is a valley garden with steep paths and steps. Access for the less able requires a suitable motorised vehicle. We do not recommend manual wheelchairs. Please click here for further information

Penzance, Merazion & The Lizard Peninsula scenic tour

INCLUDED Visitor DestinationFamous for its pirates, well the singing variety anyway, Penzance is a historic port on the south facing shores of Mount's Bay. You’ll encounter all the salt-flecked history you’ll expect from its famous name – the piratey cobbled alleyways, the bobbing boats and dockside taverns – along with a vibrant local scene. At last you’ll feel like you’ve discovered authentic Cornwall.

Marazion is Cornwall's oldest town, and home to the two natural jewels of Mount's Bay and Marazion Marsh, home to hundreds of species of wildlife, from seals, dolphins and basking sharks to buzzards, sparrow hawks and starlings. any time of the year! It is also the home of the iconic St Michael’s Mount, two fabulous beaches and magical sea views. Enjoy a pasty while taking in the view of the bay or treat yourself to a sumptuous meal at one of the town's high-quality restaurants and cafes.

The Lizard Peninsula is the most southerly point of the British mainland. Stunningly beautiful at any time of the year, there is nowhere quite like it anywhere else in Britain. Almost surrounded by the sea, the peninsula stands alone from the rest of the county. Small cottages, thatched and whitewashed, cluster around tiny harbours. Colourful fishing boats, pulled up on the beach, bear testimony to the fact that these small communities still depend largely on the sea for their livelihood. The warm climate encourages the growth of sub-tropical plants, with 15 of Britain's rarest found here!

Tour includes

  • 5 nights hotel with English breakfast & evening meals
  • Entertainment at the hotel on some evenings
  • Free time to explore St Ives
  • Entrance to Trebah Garden *
  • Enjoy a scenic tour of Penzance, Marazion and the Lizard Peninsula
  • Direct Coach Travel
  • Net Zero Carbon Offset Certificate
* As a valley garden, the route down and back up is very steep and therefore not recommended for manual wheelchairs Back to top


St Ives Bay Hotel St Ives, Cornwall

If you’re looking for a hotel that lets you make the most of the beach then the St. Ives Bay Hotel Cornwall could not be a better choice. Located right on the beachfront of this famous coastal town, you can be on the beach from your hotel room in no time at all. Situated in an elevated position overlooking Porthminster Beach, this welcoming hotel commands stunning views across the bay. The fabulous beaches in St. Ives are ideal for having fun in the sea, getting a good tan, or just relaxing in good company. The hotel has 87 bedrooms, each with all of the essential amenities that you need for a comfortable stay including a private bathroom, a TV, a hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. There is an open plan lounge to enjoy the views whilst relaxing with a drink.

For more information, click here for the hotel website (opens in a new window) Back to top