Dartmoor, Falmouth and Dorset • UP TO 16 GUESTS
7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS Travel in a small group

Feasting on fresh seafood, sunbathing beside crystal waters and chancing upon romantic ruins: forget flying to the Caribbean or finding a far-flung exotic escape, just visit Cornwall! Throw in a few gorgeous film locations from hit TV show Poldark or "Doc Martin" It is filmed in Port Isaac, a stop on this tour. Discover the artists colony at St. Ives, maritime heritage, rural beauty and culinary pride of western England. map

The Lynott Tours Difference
  • Savor lunch at Rick Stein’s signature ‘The Seafood Restaurant’ in Padstow
  • Get the inside story on Cornwall’s largest private estate on a private guided tour
  • Enjoy a three-night stay in Falmouth, a historic port town set on one of the world’s largest natural harbours

Day 1 London – Wells – Dartmoor National Park
From London, we set off on our adventure to England’s beautiful west. Our first stop is the tiny market city of Wells. Wells Cathedral, one of the first attempts at English Gothic architecture, was built between the 12th and 14th centuries.  It became one of the richest sees in England.  A great attraction is the astronomical clock of 1390, one of the oldest working clocks in the world. 

The scenery in Dartmoor is a landscape of rounded hills and quiet valleys of greens and browns contrasting with the greys and blues of the slate cliffs and rocky outline of the coast and its lure of the sea.  This is pastoral moorland and heather clad heathland; this is the country of Lorna Doone. If we have time, we stop at the High Moorland Visitor Centre for an insight into regional history, legends and wildlife, before sitting down to a welcome dinner together. ​Accommodation: (Two Bridges Hotel)(D)Dartmoor pub

Day 2 Dartmoor National Park – Port Isaac – Padstow – Falmouth
Today we leave Dartmoor for the sheer cliffs and sheltered harbours of Cornwall’s northern coast – a gourmet feast set firmly in our sights. For an appetiser, there’s a stroll around Port Isaac, the fishing village made famous by television series, Doc Martin. Then it’s on to the main course: a leisurely lunch at ‘The Seafood Restaurant’ – Rick Stein’s flagship restaurant in Padstow. Pick from a menu of fresh-off-the-boat Cornish seafood and international favourites such as Atlantic Crab. Or take a seat at the seafood bar and watch chefs making up platters of oysters, langoustines and wafer-thin sashimi. Then its time to take it easy as we travel further west to Falmouth, our launch pad for the next three nights. ​Accommodation: (Greenbank Hotel) (B, L)

Day 3 Falmouth – St Ives – St Michael’s Mount – Falmouth
This morning takes us to one of England’s prettiest towns, St Ives, that’s set on a curl of coastline with an endless expanse of beaches, with picturesque Godrevy Lighthouse on the horizon. We wander through cobbled lanes, past traditional fishermen’s cottages with their tiny staircases up to the front doors, to the beach set behind a sheltering harbour wall. Afternoon finds us setting sail to St Michael’s Mount, a tidal island just off the coast from Penzance. Stepping ashore in the buzzing village, we witness life through the eyes of the islanders and explore the medieval castle, brimming with treasures and stories from the island’s past. Tonight, we enjoy dinner together back at our Falmouth hotel. ​Accommodation: (Greenbank Hotel) (B, D)

ST. Ives port

Day 4 Falmouth – Tregothnan – Fowey
There’s a treat for the green-fingered as we set off to explore Tregothnan – Cornwall’s largest estate and the historic seat of the Boscawen family. A member of the gardening team gives us a private tour of the grounds and the tea plantation, where we learn all about the only tea grown in England. Then we make our way to Fowey (pronounced "Foy"), a centuries-old town that hugs the steep banks of the Fowey estuary. Settle into our hotel for the night then enjoy time to explore – watch the mussel boats sailing back into the harbour, or seek out a friendly local pub. Accommodation: (Fowey Hotel) (B)

Day 5 Fowey
We have no set plans today, leaving you free to explore Falmouth at your leisure. Make for the museums, including the Falmouth Art Gallery and the fascinating National Maritime Museum. Walk up to the headland to explore Pendennis Castle – one of a pair built in Henry VIII’s day to guard Falmouth Harbour. Potter along the high street, stopping off in independent boutiques, bookshops and cafes as you go. Or set out to explore the local area. You could take the scenic ferry ride over to St Mawes, or journey up the Fal River to Cornwall’s capital city, Truro. ​Accommodation: (Fowey Hotel) (B)Cornwall tour

Day 6 Fowey - Lyme Regis- Hawkchurch
Leaving Fowey, we make our way along the south Cornish coast, with a stop at Polperro fishing village before we leave the county behind us. After visiting magnificent Buckfast Abbey in south Devon, our road takes us to the green hills and golden sandstone cliffs of Dorset. We continue to Lyme Regis where we walk in the footsteps of Jane Austin’s heroines. We climb the historic Cobb, made famous by Austen’s novel Persuasion, before taking in sweeping views of the Jurassic Coast from the Langmoor and Lister Gardens. Hunt for fossils in the local shops, or promenade along the 18th-century seafront. Tonight we hang up our hats in Hawkchurch, near Lyme Regis, for a farewell dinner together. Accommodation: (Fairwater Head Hotel) (B, D)

Day 7 Hawkchurch – Salisbury – London
The adventure isn’t over just yet. Our journey then takes us along the Old Roman road to Salisbuy. rOne of the most beautiful, and one of the most typical of English cathedral towns, its narrow streets are busy and prosperous-looking, seeming to bear witness to important history here.  Salisbury dates from the early 13th century.  The foundation of the Cathedral was laid in 1220 and was built in a single style.  No cathedral rises so superbly from its setting as Salisbury Cathedral.  Many of the Cathedral's treasures are due to the restoration in the 18th century by Wyatt.  Salisbury is rich in late medieval gabled houses in narrow alleys, and has countless interesting buildings. From a town steeped in history to a modern metropolis, we travel to London, where our tour ends. (B)


  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • Experienced tour leader
  • Comfortable mini-coach transportation
  • Full English breakfast daily (B)
  • 3 dinners (D)
  • 1 lunch at Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant (L)
  • Entrance tickets: The Minack Theatre, St Michael’s Mount, Salisbury Cathedral entrance donation, private guided tour of Tregothnan Estate.
  • Tour departs from Arbor Hotel Hyde Park 830AM, returns 530PM Arbor Hotel Hyde Park

    But, where will we stay? Elegant, comfortable hotels, inns and castles which give you always reflect character and charm, A true feeling of the country that you are in. Not purpose built cookie-cutter hotels, each is unique and exudes its own charm.

    For example: The Fowey Hotel
    Made famous by the celebrated authoress, Daphne du Maurier, the pretty Cornish town of Fowey, is a delight to explore full of characterful buildings, cottages and shops that tumble down the hillside. With wonderful views over the town, estuary and the sea, The Fowey Hotel offers 37 individually furnished rooms with an emphasis on comfort and style. The restaurant has retained a coveted AA Rosette in recognition for its exceptional food since 1997 and an extensive wine list compliments a daily changing menu.



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This itinerary reflects the inclusions for 2019. There may be slight variations in the 2020 itinerary.CORNERS OF CORNWALL
Dartmoor | Falmouth | St Austell | Hawkchurch


From windswept moors and wild coastlines to historic cities and picture-perfect fishing villages, the county of Cornwall is filled with evocative sights and fascinating stories. Join us as we seek out the maritime heritage, rural beauty and culinary pride of this unique corner of South West England on a scenic seven-day journey.


  • Tuck into lunch at Rick Stein’s flagship restaurant: The Seafood Restaurant in Padstow
  • Explore the medieval church and castle of St Michael’s Mount
  • Enjoy a two-night stay in Falmouth, a historic port town

After departing from London, our first stop will be the tiny market city of Wells – known for its Gothic cathedral and peaceful Vicars’ Close. After we’ve spent some time exploring the cobbled streets and medieval buildings, our path will take us from the quaint country lanes of Somerset to the heather and gorse-clad tors of Dartmoor National Park. Tonight, we’ll enjoy a welcome dinner together. (D)

Accommodation: Two Bridges Hotel (or similar)

Today we’ll leave Dartmoor for Cornwall’s northern coast – starting with a stroll around Port Isaac, the fishing village made famous by the Doc Martin television series. Next, we’ll enjoy a delicious lunch at The Seafood Restaurant, Rick Stein’s flagship restaurant in Padstow. Here, you can take your pick from a menu of fresh-off-the-boat Cornish seafood and international favourites. Then: we’ll take it easy as we travel further west to Falmouth. (B,L)

Accommodation: Greenbank Hotel (or similar)

After a hearty breakfast we’ll set off for St Michael’s Mount, a tidal island just off the coast of Penzance. Here, we’ll explore the village and the medieval castle and gardens – which are full of treasures and stories from the past. Next, we’ll visit St Ives, one of England’s prettiest towns, before returning to Falmouth for the evening. (B,D)

Accommodation: Greenbank Hotel (or similar)

There’s a treat in store for the green-fingered today: we’re off to explore Tregothnan, Cornwall’s largest estate (and the historic seat of the Boscawen family). A member of the gardening team will give us a private tour of the grounds and the tea plantation, where we’ll learn all about the only tea grown in England – with a chance to sample some of it for ourselves. Afterwards, we’ll make our way to St Austell – passing by the quaint Georgian village of Charlestown along the way. (B,D)

Please note: We are unable to visit the Tregothnan Estate on weekends as it is closed to the public. In the event that day 4 of the tour occurs on a Saturday, we will visit Lower Lanner Farm instead – where we’ll enjoy a cream tea before touring the tea plantation.

Accommodation: Carlyon Bay Hotel (or similar)

We have no set plans today, leaving you free to explore the sandy beaches and boutique shops of St Austell at your leisure. (B)

Accommodation: Carlyon Bay Hotel (or similar)

Today we’ll make our way along the south Cornish coast, stopping at the beautiful Antony Woodland Garden before our road takes us to Dorset. We’ll have plenty of time to walk in the footsteps of Jane Austen’s heroines and take in sweeping views of the Jurassic Coast at Lyme Regis before we move on to Hawkchurch – where a farewell dinner awaits. (B,D)

Accommodation: Fairwater Head Hotel (or similar)

Our last scenic journey will take us along the Old Roman Road to Salisbury, a city set in a landscape of grassy plains and rolling downs. After exploring the magnificent Cathedral, we’ll return to London. (B)


  • 6 nights in boutique accommodation
  • Experienced Lynott Tour Leader and Driver
  • Premium mini-coach transportation
  • Daily full English breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D)
  • Lunch at Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant (L)
  • Entrance included to all attractions in the itinerary, including: Wells Cathedral, St Michael’s Mount, the Tregothnan Estate (or Lower Lanner Farm), the Antony Woodland Garden and Salisbury Cathedral
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