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Corners of Cornwall

Corners of Cornwall - Back-Roads Touring
Corners of Cornwall - Back-Roads Touring
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Starts
London
+15 Destinations
South West England
Ends
London
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Highlights

Start and end in London! With the in-depth cultural tour Corners of Cornwall, you have a 7 day tour package taking you through London, England and 14 other destinations in England. Corners of Cornwall includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Age range
40 to 80 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Transportation
Mini-coach
Travel style
In-depth Cultural, Coach / Bus

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  • B
    Written on June 15, 2018
    3.5 - Good

    The itinerary was excellent but there was a bit of backtracking wasting time that could well have been spent at some of the stops if done in an efficient order. The MB Minibus was in excellent shape but the seats made airline coach seem quite spacious. Nether knee/foot room nor width for any but the trim of average or less height. 50% of the hotels were not those advertised. It seems Backroads is not adept at booking sufficiently ahead; some locales do not provide them good alternatives and we customers suffer. One hotel was not that advertised and was quite remote from anywhere except walking paths; taxi service was non-existent during parts of the day, and Back Roads made no provision for anything during that day yet they claim it as a touring day; it was a 'down day' for the drivers mandatory day off! Although not Back Roads problem that hotel also had wifi problems making it unusable for most of the stay. The food itself was usually quite good but Back Roads only pays for 2 of 3 courses when dinner is included, and the choices were Very Limited - that is not the hallmark of 'premium'. The guide and driver were both excellent although the guide was relatively new to Cornwall and unfamiliar with the pitfalls surrounding that out of the way hotel that would be very local knowledge. What could have been a great tour was tempered by Back Roads inability to deliver as advertised, the failures all being on head office. How does this rate against other tours? We did 16 days through Scotland with another small group company and it was like clockwork, as advertised, with brilliant meals and we were never down for a day because of drivers having to take days off.
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  • A
    Written on June 15, 2018
    3.0 - Average

    The itinerary was very good but there was lots of backtracking where the time could otherwise have been welcomed at some of the stops. It should have been a top touring experience BUT Backroads seems to enjoy neglecting to book the advertised hotels and 50% of the hotels were not those advertised, and one was out of the way on a 'down day' for the driver. It was quite a distance from anywhere and we were essentially left to fend for ourselves. Not even taxi availability during parts of the day! That hotel also had wifi problems making the remoteness worse and they seemed blaise about it. Included dinners were only 2 courses not 3 and many were Very Limited selections. The tour guide and driver were both great.
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  1. Day 1: London – Wells – Dartmoor National Park
  2. Day 2: Dartmoor National Park – Port Isaac – Padstow – Falmouth
  3. Day 3: Falmouth – St Michael's Mount – St Ives – Falmouth
  4. Day 4: Falmouth – Tregothnan – Fowey
  5. Day 5: Fowey
  6. Day 6: Fowey – Lyme Regis – Hawkchurch
  7. Day 7: Hawkchurch – Salisbury – London

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Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • Where does this tour end and at what time?

      The tour will end on the last day at the Grange Wellington Hotel at approximately 5:30pm.
      Please note this is subject to change until you have received your final travel documents.

    • Are airport transfers included in the tour price?

      Backroads does not include airport transfers in the price of the tour however once you have a confirmed booking we can always request the tour operator to organise them for you for an additional cost.

    • Where does the tour start and at what time?

      The tour will depart from the Grange Wellington 8:30am on day 1 of the tour.
      Please note this is subject to change until your booking is confirmed.

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    Start and end in London.
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    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $200 to confirm this Back-Roads Touring booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 22 December 2018 the full payment of $2,579 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $2579 for Corners of Cornwall, but the deposit of $200 is non-refundable.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 867 km.
    • London (England)
    • 178 km
    • Wells (England)
    • 114 km
    • Dartmoor National Park (England)
    • 64 km
    • Port Isaac (England)
    • 10 km
    • Padstow (England)
    • 44 km
    • Falmouth (England)
    • 30 km
    • St Ives (England)
    • 11 km
    • St Michaels Mount (England)
    • 30 km
    • Falmouth (England)
    • 10 km
    • Tregothnan (England)
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