- Eden Project
Opened in 2001 and showcasing some of the world’ most important plants, Eden Project is a bastion of sustainability and future thinking.
This coastal town, within which your hotel is located, is made special by its deep natural harbour and beautiful sea views. Take some time to explore the area during your time at the Royal Duchy.
- Land’s End
It is the landmark at which the south-west runs out and the open ocean begins. Make a visit to the site that has captivated visitors for hundreds of years.
- Truro Cathedral
Located in Cornwall’s only city, Truro Cathedral was built at the end of the 19th century and is a prominent feature on the local skyline. Inside, the wondrous nave is bathed in the warm light from the stained glass windows.
Stay and Discover Tour Relaxed
Charms of the Cornwall Coast
Cornwall, UKfrom £469 per person
2 passengers 4 nights Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £20 if not required
- No fly
- Half board
Enjoy Cornwall’s corner of paradise
Welcome to Cornwall, the land of King Arthur. It is a region that has forged its own identity throughout history and appears separate from the rest of our island - having resisted the formative Roman invasion and, later, the Saxons. Neolithic standing stones litter the landscape, providing a connection with ancient druids and sites such as Land’s End have inspired visitors for centuries - once being the edge of the known world! Your accommodation during your exploration of this wild and beautiful region is the Royal Duchy Hotel, located on Falmouth’s seafront and boasting views across to the Tudor Pendennis Castle.
Spend your time at leisure relaxing in this award-winning hotel, or explore the town of Falmouth, boasting a deep natural harbour and pretty beaches. Included on your Stay and Discover experience are a visit to the Eden Project, offering a window into future sustainability, and Truro, the cathedral of which stands proudly on the city’s skyline. Join us for an exploration of captivating Cornwall.
4 nights at your hotel
8 meals: 4 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D)
Dedicated Saga Host
Plus all this…
- Cancellation rights
- Hosted drinks reception
- Guided orientation walks
- Tea and coffee-making facilities in your room
- Free hotel Wi-Fi
- Hotel porterage
- Eden Project (full day)
- Truro Cathedral and Truro (half day)
- Land’s End and St Ives with cream tea (full day)
Day 1 Falmouth
Settle into the Royal Duchy Hotel (4Q) and join your tour host for a welcome drink before dinner. D
Day 2 Eden Project
In January 1995, where the Eden Project stands today was just a huge clay pit, nearing the end of its economic life. Your visit will showcase an extraordinary series of biomes, showcasing the world’s most important plants. The Eden Project was Sir Tim Smit’s brainchild and its construction faced plenty of Herculean engineering challenges - after all, the site sits 15 metres below the water table!
Stroll through the biomes, spotting banana trees, rubber plants and host of other horticulture. Discover how Eden is educating for the future, learn about a few of its sustainability projects and, in its hands-on exhibitions, see some of the challenges that face the world as we move through the 21st century. B, D
Day 3 Truro
Today, we invite you to Cornwall’s only city, bustling with just 19,000 inhabitants. They say that good things come in small packages, and Truro certainly attests to that. During your visit, take a tour of the 19th-century cathedral, the grand Victorian edifice of which soars above the landscape. Inside, gaze up at its vaulted nave and bathe in the warm light cast by the stained-glass windows.
Afterwards, you have time to spend at leisure to perhaps visit the Royal Cornwall Museum, exhibiting local history and art. B, D
Day 4 Land’s End and St Ives
Despite Land’s End being a rather minor landmark, it has captivated visitors for hundreds of years. Beyond this point (and past the Isles of Scilly) is open ocean, so you would be forgiven for thinking this was the edge of the world. At one point it was!
Spend some time at the landmark before visiting St Ives. Once a sleepy fishing town, today St Ives bustles with holidaymaker energy and boasts beautiful beaches and a collection of modern art, housed within Tate St Ives. Stroll along its narrow Victorian streets and soak up the charm of the place. During your time here, you will also be treated to a cream tea. Remember, as you’re in Cornwall, the cream goes on top of the jam! B, D
Day 5 Farewell
Leave Cornwall behind, having soaked up what makes the county truly special. B
What to explore
On your doorstep is Falmouth, a town that has been shaped by its sea-going heritage and boasting plenty of history. Being so close to the continent and with Tudor tensions rising with France, Henry VIII built Pendennis Castle, boasting more than 450 years of history. Take a stroll around the English Heritage fortification and learn about Pendennis’s role during the Second World War.
On day four, during your tour of St Ives, you will have some free time for independent exploration. Consider taking a trip to Tate St Ives, showcasing a fine selection of modern art. You will also have free time during your tour of Truro, on day three, an ideal opportunity to learn a little more about the region by visiting the Royal Cornwall Museum - home to plenty of archaeological artefacts.
The Royal Duchy Hotel (4Q)
When searching for the perfect Cornish escape, look no further than the Royal Duchy Hotel (4Q). Enjoying a picturesque position on Falmouth seafront, the bay seems to envelop the hotel, with Pendennis Castle - built by Henry VIII - on the one side and Pennance Point on the other. Inside, the Royal Duchy’s 45 distinctive en suite rooms offer Wi-Fi access, gowns, refreshments and luxury toiletries to ensure your complete comfort. The 2 AA rosette restaurant serves British cuisine with a contemporary twist -using the best local ingredients. Specialising in comfort, good food, smart style and excellent facilities within natural surroundings, it is perhaps no wonder that the Royal Duchy Hotel was awarded four-star silver status by AA in 2018 and provides an excellent opportunity to explore Cornwall. Car parking is available free of charge to Saga guests.
Cornwall, UKfrom £469 per person
4 nights Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £20 if not required