Small Group Tour: 2019 Corners of Cornwall

9 days from $3,999 pp (Price varies depending on pre and post days outside of small group tour).*
  • Step into the pages of Jane Austen’s novels at Lyme Regis.
  • Explore botanical gardens and the tea plantation at Tregothnan Estate.
  • Feast on delicious seafood in quaint fishing villages.
  • Private airport transfers.
  • Featuring a selection of charming hotels.
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Explore beautiful southern England as you combine independent days with the option of having private guided tours and a wide range of accommodations in London, and then spend 7 days in a small group environment as you explore the sights of Cornwall and the southern coast of England. Gourmands will love the fine food, history buffs will relish the architecture, literature lovers will delight in scenes straight from the printed page and breathtaking views will impress absolutely everyone. This small group multi-day tour has it all, but even its busy schedule allows ample scope to embrace the back roads and add a few adventures of your own. With a maximum group size of 15, you will benefit from the customized services of a knowledgeable driver/guide, shared guided tours at places of interest along the way and travel in style in a luxury mini-coach.

Small group tours typically depart every Wednesday from Mar 18 - Oct 17, 2018, and are guaranteed with a minimum of 4 participants. In general, the maximum group size is 15. All participants are required to be 13 years or older. ... Show More »

Consider adding additional days to your trip with the services of a private guide and/or driver to see more of the country - your time on either side of your small group tour can be customized to suit your needs (and private guided tours can be added throughout your small group experience as desired). « Show Less

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 London
    London
    • Airport Meet & Greet - Assistant (Off-Hours)
    • Private Transfer - Heathrow Airport (arrival) - Vehicle/Driver- MPV
    • England - London Welcome Package
    • Self-Guided - Dinner at Leisure
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 London to Dartmoor
    London to Dartmoor
    • Local Taxi (not included)
    • Meet up with small Group tour (Grange Wellington Hotel)
    • Shared Transfer - London to Dartmoor via Wells
    • Welcome Dinner
  • Day 3 Dartmoor to Falmouth
    Dartmoor to Falmouth
    • Shared Transfer - Port Isaac and Padstow
  • Day 4 Falmouth
    Falmouth
    • Shared Tour - St Michaels Mount & St Ives
  • Day 5 Falmouth
    Falmouth
    • Shared Transfer - Tregothnan Estate
  • Day 6 Fowey
    Fowey
    • Day at leisure
  • Day 7 Fowey to Hawkchurch
    Fowey to Hawkchurch
    • Shared Transfer - Village of Polperro, Buckfast Abbey and Jane Austen's Lyme Regis
  • Day 8 Hawkchurch to London
    Hawkchurch to London
    • Shared Transfer - Hawkchurch to London via Salisbury
    • End of Small Group Tour - Grange Wellington Hotel (5.30pm approx)
    • Note on Small Group Tours
    • Local Taxi (not included)
    Breakfast
  • Day 9 London
    London
    • Private Transfer - Heathrow Airport (departure) - Vehicle/Driver
At your request, we can customize this small group tour experience just for you by adding tailor-made experiences on either end.
Call us today at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: London

For your added comfort, a Meet & Greet assistant will be waiting for you in the Arrivals Hall of the airport after you pass through customs. They'll direct you to your transfer, assist in the hotel check-in process, and take you through your travel documents.

Meet your private driver and vehicle for an airport transfer.

A welcome package with a city map, train tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful, will be provided to you on your first day in destination.

Tonight, dine at leisure in London. Please ask your travel consultant for a curated list of recommended restaurants in the city.

Accommodation: The Bloomsbury

Named after its eclectic neighborhood, The Bloomsbury hotel and its architecture reflect the true nature and history of this area and a number of literary icons who used to create here. This property is an excellent choice for travelers seeking comfort and intimacy in a historical setting. The neighborhood itself is often referred to as London’s hidden gem, with its elegant garden squares, and streets lined with a selection of shops and boutiques. It is also settled in close proximity to Theatreland, Soho and Covent Garden. The hotel’s furnishings, artwork, lighting, and color palette create a feel more akin to a private home than a traditional hotel. A beautiful restaurant, claimed to be one of London’s most sought after alfresco dining hotspots, as well as a glamorous club bar make this property truly fit in with the atmosphere of its surroundings.

Small Group Tour: 2019 Corners of Cornwall Tours 2019 - 2020 -  London
London
Small Group Tour: 2019 Corners of Cornwall Tours 2019 - 2020 -  The Bloomsbury Exterior
The Bloomsbury Exterior

Day 2: London - Dartmoor

Transfer by local taxi. Please note that this service is not included, and is payable locally.

Meet up with your Guide and fellow travellers of your small group tour this morning. The rendezvous is at 8:30am. Please ensure you are at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to departure.

Meeting point TBA

Leave London and travel to the tiny market city of Wells, known for its attractive Gothic cathedral, Bishop's Palace and Vicar’s Close (the oldest continuously inhabited medieval street in Europe). Explore the local shops, or perhaps enjoy a coffee before you continue to Dartmoor National Park. As the landscape changes you meander through beautiful country lanes, over ancient stone bridges and through dramatic rolling countryside where wild ponies roam. Your overnight accommodation will be in the heart of Dartmoor National Park.

Tonight you will enjoy a welcome dinner with your fellow travelers.

Accommodation: Two Bridges Hotel (or similar)

Small Group Tour: 2019 Corners of Cornwall Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Wells Cathedral
Wells Cathedral
Small Group Tour: 2019 Corners of Cornwall Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Two Bridges Hotel
Two Bridges Hotel

Day 3: Dartmoor - Falmouth

Experience a gourmet delight today as you make your way to the rugged north coast of Cornwall. Visit the picturesque fishing village of Port Isaac, famously featured in the television series "Doc Martin" and see other typical Cornish villages. The highlight of your day may well be your included lunch at ‘The Seafood Restaurant’, Rick Stein’s flagship restaurant in Padstow. This afternoon will have you making your way to Falmouth, your base for the next three nights.

Accommodation: Greenbank Hotel (or similar)

Small Group Tour: 2019 Corners of Cornwall Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Padstow Harbour
Padstow Harbour
Small Group Tour: 2019 Corners of Cornwall Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Greenbank Hotel
Greenbank Hotel

Day 4: Falmouth

Set out this morning to the fascinating and historical St Michael's Mount, a tidal island just off the coast of Penzance. Stepping ashore in the buzzing village, witness life through the eyes of the islanders, and explore the medieval castle, brimming with treasures and stories from the past. Next, you'll visit one of England’s prettiest towns, St Ives. Wander along cobbled streets between pretty fishermen’s cottages to uncover the legend, history and tradition of this ancient town before returning to Falmouth.

Accommodation: Greenbank Hotel (or similar)
Small Group Tour: 2019 Corners of Cornwall Tours 2019 - 2020 -  St Michaels Mount
St Michaels Mount

Day 5: Falmouth

Today you till visit the Tregothnan Estate, internationally recognised as the home of English tea. Accompanied by a member of the estate's gardening team, explore Cornwall’s largest private botanical gardens, as well as the tea plantation. Later you will continue to Fowey, a historic town that hugs the steep banks of the Fowey estuary, before settling into your hotel and enjoying dinner.

Accommodation: Greenbank Hotel (or similar)
Small Group Tour: 2019 Corners of Cornwall Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Gardens of Trebah
Gardens of Trebah

Day 6: Fowey

Today is free for you to explore the town of Fowey.

Accommodation: Fowey Hotel (or similar)

Small Group Tour: 2019 Corners of Cornwall Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Fowey Hotel
Fowey Hotel

Day 7: Fowey - Hawkchurch

Leaving Fowey, you make your way along the south Cornish coast, with a stop at Polperro fishing village, before leaving the county behind. After visiting magnificent Buckfast Abbey in south Devon, your road takes you to the green hills and golden sandstone cliffs of Dorset, before continuing to Lyme Regis where you'll walk in the footsteps of Jane Austen’s heroines. Tonight you'll settle in Hawkchurch for a farewell dinner together.

Accommodation: Fairwater Head Hotel (or similar)

Small Group Tour: 2019 Corners of Cornwall Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Dorset
Dorset
Small Group Tour: 2019 Corners of Cornwall Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Fairwater Head Hotel
Fairwater Head Hotel

Day 8: Hawkchurch - London

Continue on the last part of your tour by following the old Roman road to Salisbury, set in ancient landscape of grass plains and rolling downs. From a town steeped in history to a modern metropolis, we arrive back in London, where your group tour ends. 

 Bid farewell to your guide and fellow travellers as you close the chapter on this part of your travels.

 

All tours involve walking and require guests to board and disembark vehicles several times a day, making this tour unsuitable for clients with reduced mobility.

Transfer by local taxi. Please note that this service is not included, and is payable locally.

Accommodation: Grosvenor Hotel

Relax in Victorian splendor at the heart of central London at the Grosvenor Hotel. Built by the Victorian railway pioneers in 1862, The Grosvenor Hotel Victoria ushered in a Golden Age of travel. Located within walking distance of Buckingham Palace, this Grade II listed building has been restored to its former glory following a multi-million pound refurbishment. Combining modern touches with unique period features, the spacious rooms offer scenic views of Buckingham Palace Road, the Royal Mews, the Palace Gardens and the broad span of Victoria Station itself. Adorned in the finest Victorian architecture, they boast iPod docking stations with surround sound, Egyptian cotton linen and large plasma-screen TVs. Be it the exquisite cuisine of the newly instated Grand Imperial Restaurant, or a signature cocktail at the stunning Réunion bar,  the Grosvenor Hotel welcomes you to London.

Small Group Tour: 2019 Corners of Cornwall Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Grosvenor Hotel
Grosvenor Hotel
Small Group Tour: 2019 Corners of Cornwall Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Grosvenor Hotel Lobby
Grosvenor Hotel Lobby

Day 9: London

Meet your driver at your hotel and be taken to Heathrow Airport by a private transfer.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

At your request, we can customize this small group tour experience just for you by adding tailor-made experiences on either end.
Call us today at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

The Bloomsbury : London

Named after its eclectic neighborhood, The Bloomsbury hotel and its architecture reflect the true nature and history of this area and a number of literary icons who used to create here. This property is an excellent choice for travelers seeking comfort and intimacy in a historical setting. The neighborhood itself is often referred to as London’s hidden gem, with its elegant garden squares, and streets lined with a selection of shops and boutiques. It is also settled in close proximity to Theatreland, Soho and Covent Garden. The hotel’s furnishings, artwork, lighting, and color palette create a feel more akin to a private home than a traditional hotel. A beautiful restaurant, claimed to be one of London’s most sought after alfresco dining hotspots, as well as a glamorous club bar make this property truly fit in with the atmosphere of its surroundings.

Small Group Tour: 2019 Corners of Cornwall Tours 2019 - 2020 -  The Bloomsbury Exterior
The Bloomsbury Exterior
Small Group Tour: 2019 Corners of Cornwall Tours 2019 - 2020 -  The Bloomsbury Club Bar
The Bloomsbury Club Bar

Two Bridges Hotel (or similar): Dartmoor

Small Group Tour: 2019 Corners of Cornwall Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Two Bridges Hotel
Two Bridges Hotel

Greenbank Hotel (or similar): Falmouth

Small Group Tour: 2019 Corners of Cornwall Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Greenbank Hotel
Greenbank Hotel

Fowey Hotel (or similar): Fowey

Small Group Tour: 2019 Corners of Cornwall Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Fowey Hotel
Fowey Hotel

Fairwater Head Hotel (or similar): Hawkchurch

Small Group Tour: 2019 Corners of Cornwall Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Fairwater Head Hotel
Fairwater Head Hotel

Grosvenor Hotel : London

Relax in Victorian splendor at the heart of central London at the Grosvenor Hotel. Built by the Victorian railway pioneers in 1862, The Grosvenor Hotel Victoria ushered in a Golden Age of travel. Located within walking distance of Buckingham Palace, this Grade II listed building has been restored to its former glory following a multi-million pound refurbishment. Combining modern touches with unique period features, the spacious rooms offer scenic views of Buckingham Palace Road, the Royal Mews, the Palace Gardens and the broad span of Victoria Station itself. Adorned in the finest Victorian architecture, they boast iPod docking stations with surround sound, Egyptian cotton linen and large plasma-screen TVs. Be it the exquisite cuisine of the newly instated Grand Imperial Restaurant, or a signature cocktail at the stunning Réunion bar,  the Grosvenor Hotel welcomes you to London.

Small Group Tour: 2019 Corners of Cornwall Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Grosvenor Hotel
Grosvenor Hotel
Small Group Tour: 2019 Corners of Cornwall Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Grosvenor Hotel Lobby
Grosvenor Hotel Lobby

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

At your request, we can customize this small group tour experience just for you by adding tailor-made experiences on either end.
Call us today at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
At your request, we can customize this small group tour experience just for you by adding tailor-made experiences on either end.
Call us today at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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    Working with Danny S. was a real pleasure. He was lovely, very professional and knowledgeable. Our trip was so enjoyable and stress free. Hotels were perfect, restaurants booked by Kensington were authentic and the food was excellent. The flamenco show was so much fun and the venue was relaxing and intimate. Our guides were prompt, smart and passionate about their country. A really wonderful group of individuals. It was very reassuring to know we always had a person on the ground to call if necessary. This was an A+ trip and we will always have wonderful memories of a beautiful country and it’s warm and welcoming citizens. My heartfelt thanks to Danny and all others who planned a perfect trip on our behalf. We look forward to another trip in 2019!

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    Our guides were knowledgeable and kind beyond expectation, and were extremely amenable to our requests. The tour expert was very patient and knowledgeable as well, and truly had our travel wishes in mind when creating our trip to Poland. It was a wonderful and amazing life changing experience!

  • Irene Y. — September 13, 2018 — Europe

    This trip was just what we were looking for, a private tour of England, Scotland and Dublin. Julie C. was awesome! She and I worked together to figure out what my family and I wanted to do. I could have never done it without her! The cars/guides were waiting at the airport for us. Everyone associated with Kensington Tours was so helpful and kind. The location of the 3 hotels, we stayed in, were amazing!! We walked everywhere! Each tour, we were scheduled for, went smoothly, and on time. The tour guides were so smart and informative about the places we went. I didn't stand in one hotel concierge line. My tickets and vouchers were printed out and in hand ahead of time. Julie even researched and scheduled horseback riding in the Dublin Mountains, which they hadn't handled before. What a highlight that was!! This trip was everything I asked for. I will be using Kensington Tours and Julie again!!

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    We thoroughly enjoyed our entire trip to Greece. Everything went as planned, our hotels met and exceeded our expectations. The tour guides were all marvelous - knowledgeable, personal, patient, organized and pleasant to be with. And our sunset cruise in Santorini was superb - first class catamaran, crew and their other passengers were great to be with. We met a couple who also were frequent Kensington Tours clients and we all agreed you are our top choice when it comes to travel tours. Thank you for another unforgettable trip!

  • Ronnie B. — May 29, 2018 — Europe

    The entire tour was well planed. Jason and our European guides and drivers were wonderful and often went above and beyond what was expected. Everything was flawlessly executed and we would not hesitate to use Kensington again.

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    Everything went smoothly! From the pickups and drop offs from the airport and the tour guides being prompt. Will definitely be using Kensington for our next Trip!

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    Kensington did a phenomenal job planning our vacation. The logistics of getting from place to place was incredibly well planned. The tour guides were knowledgeable, fun and tailored our experience based on our interests. Hotel accommodations were incredible and Patrick answering our questions, provided information on several occasions and ensured our that all our requests were met. This was our second trip with Kensington and we will without a doubt utilize their services again!

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    We had a wonderful trip. Everything was on schedule as planned. Everyone we dealt with was friendly, polite and knowledgeable.

At your request, we can customize this small group tour experience just for you by adding tailor-made experiences on either end.
Call us today at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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