Art & Gardens of Cornwall

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1 – Clevedon Court

Board our private executive coach at your preferred pick up points – stop at a convenient property en route such as The National Trust’s Clevedon Court in Somerset which dates back to the Medieval period and has been the home of the Elton family since 1709 – continue to the 3* Best Western Restormel Lodge Hotel at Lostwithiel.

Day 2 – Penlee House, Tate St Ives & Barbara Hepworth Museum

Guided tour of Penlee House in Penzance, a gracious Victorian home and now a first class gallery and museum, to explore the skills and craftsmanship of painting in West Cornwall including the world famous Newlyn School and Lamorna Group artists – tour by one of the local gallery guides of the Tate St Ives’ outstanding collection of works by modern British artists – guided tour of the Barbara Hepworth Museum offering a unique insight to one of Britain's most important 20th century artists.

Day 3 – Cruise on the River Fal, Trelissick Garden & St Michael’s Mount

A one way scenic cruise on the River Fal to Trelissick Garden, beautifully positioned at the head of the Fal Estuary with commanding panoramic views over the area – guided tour of the enchanting island and converted 12th century castle at the National Trust’s St Michael’s Mount, once the location of a Benedictine monastery and now owned by the St Aubyn family.

Day 4 – Pencarrow House & Prideaux Place

Guided tour of the Georgian Pencarrow House, the family home of the Molesworth-St Aubyns, with a fine collection of pictures, furniture and porcelain and whose grounds include a beautifully proportioned sunken Italian garden and over 700 different varieties of rhododendrons – guided tour of Prideaux Place, the home of the Prideaux family for over 400 years and filled with royal and family portraits, fine furniture and the Prideaux Porcelain Collection.

Day 5 – Lanhydrock

Welcome talk at the National Trust’s Lanhydrock introduces us to one of the most complete late 19th century houses in England offering period atmosphere and extensive servants’ quarters with a garden featuring a stunning collection of magnolias, rhododendrons and camellias – return to our original departure points with comfort stops en route.

Tour Features

Half board accommodation

All excursions & guided tours included  

Professional tour manager

Executive coach throughout

One free place per 10 paying passengers

Clevedon Court

Penlee House - guided tour

Tate St Ives - guided tour

Barbara Hepworth Museum - guided tour

Cruise on the River Fal

Trelissick Garden 

St Michael’s Mount - guided tour

Pencarrow House - guided tour

Prideaux Place - guided tour



Four nights on half board basis at the good quality 3* Best Western Restormel Lodge Hotel at Lostwithiel. Facilities include a restaurant, bar and outdoor swimming pool and all rooms are en suite.

Tailor-make this tour

Your tailor made tour

Here are some more suggested places of interest you might like to include: 

  • Trerice - Elizabethan manor house behind whose Dutch style gabled facade are ornate fireplaces, elaborate plaster ceilings and a superb   collection of English furniture
  • Trebah Garden - a 26 acre sub-tropical valley garden with a stunning coastal backdrop, rated amongst the 80 finest gardens in the world
  • Cotehele, near Saltash - a Tudor house containing a fine collection of textiles, armour and furniture, set in a riverside estate featuring formal planted terraces and a richly planted valley garden
  • Eden Project - a guided visit explores the plants, crops and landscapes from the humid tropics and warm temperate regions including olives, vines and citrus fruit from the Mediterranean, South Africa and California
  • Lost Gardens of Heligan - some eighty acres of walled gardens and a huge kitchen garden


Tour Reviews

Reviews for Art & Gardens of Cornwall

Date of tour: October 2015

All was well with the Cornwall tour and the wonderful weather really lifted everyone's spirits. The hotel was good and well situated for easy access East and West. The food was good and the staff most amenable. Our driver Derek hailed from Bovey Tracey and so knew the roads like the back of his hand. All the trips went well. Many thanks.

PL, Hampton

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Remember this itinerary is just our suggestion. Tailor make this tour exclusively for your group to suit your members’ budget or preferences. You could:

  • stay at a 4* hotel
  • for more (or fewer) days
  • include different excursions – see ‘Tailor-make this tour’ tab for suggestions
  • bring a specialist lecturer
  • include all entrance fees & gratuities

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020 7064 4970
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