England's Cornwall Walking & Hiking Tour

Couples, Friends & Solos

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

From $5,699 - $6,049 /person

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 2-4

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

England's Cornwall Walking & Hiking Tour

Couples, Friends & Solos

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 2-4

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

2024: Jun, Sep-Oct 2025: May-Jun, Aug-Oct

From $5,699 - $6,049 /person

White-Sand Beaches & Charming Coastal Villages in the Footsteps of King Arthur

A glorious seaside escape for busy souls. That’s Cornwall. Seductive ocean breezes draw you to turquoise waters, wild headlands and the most stunning white-sand beaches, where hidden coves wait to be discovered. Explore charming chocolate-box villages and tranquil fishing ports steeped in history. Hike along scenic woodland trails. Your soles will thank you. So will your soul. 

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Highlights

  • Explore extensive portions of the South West Coastal Path, the United Kingdom's longest and best-loved National Trail, which traces the English shoreline for hundreds of miles
  • Wander down the narrow lanes of whitewashed fishing villages, along rocky Cornish headlands and on white-sand beaches next to turquoise waters
  • Marvel at vast ocean views and crumbling medieval castles, including iconic locations from the original legends of King Arthur
  • Discover why this idyllic peninsula is so beloved by the English, who come here for the sand and sea and the sunniest weather found in the British Isles
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England

Start/End Exeter

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Itinerary

Day 1

Description

The steep lanes of Boscastle, clustered around a narrow cove, offer a perfectly charming introduction to Cornwall’s quaint fishing villages • Our first coastal hike winds by watchtowers and tidal blowholes, with a chance for birdwatchers to spot razorbills, guillemots and puffins • Gaze across the water at Tintagel Island, where the wizard Merlin is rumored to haunt the sea caves to this day • The site of a former medieval drawbridge is still our only access point to the ruins of Tintagel Castle, legendary birthplace of King Arthur.

Accommodations

Night 1

Padstow Harbour Hotel
Padstow
Premiere Hotel

Light, bright and recently remodeled Victorian boutique hotel that fuses coastal charm with a little luxury and a commanding view over the sandbars and sapphire shallows of the Camel River estuary.
 

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 2-3

Description

A rugged coastal walk takes you from World War II forts to defenses as old as the Spanish Armada • Check out a still-active lifeboat station, poised to aid in the case of all-too-common shipwrecks • Redefine what you thought you knew about English cuisine • Take in commanding views of shimmering coves as you hike through the South Coast Central Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty • Pop down to the gorgeous beaches of Porthcurnick or Porthbean, or shift gears sunning in the subtropical gardens of our chic hotel.

Accommodations

Nights 2-3

Hotel Tresanton
St. Mawes
Premiere Hotel

This cluster of cottages, nestled on a hillside with splendid sea views, adjoins a yacht club and beach club to create an Italian-inspired oasis.
 

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 4-6

Description

Hike to a fish-and-chips lunch at Gorran Haven, where a cluster of fishermen’s cottages remains the same as in years gone by • Climb rocky points and trek along windswept headlands as you continue to trace the South West Coastal Path • Our route along the tranquil Fowey and Boddinick estuaries alternates from waterside to woodland paths • Traverse a rugged coastline with sweeping views to the brilliant white sands of Lantic Bay and the quaint village of Lansallos • Your week in Cornwall wouldn’t be complete without a boat ride and a last walk to a castle ruin and a shimmering beach.

Accommodations

Nights 4-5

Fowey Harbour Hotel
Fowey
Premiere Hotel

This Victorian grande dame dominates the hillside village of Fowey, offering a sweeping view over the estuary and a winning mix of chic and rustic touches.

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Hotels

World-Class Hotels

Our hand-selected Premiere hotels offer exceptional hospitality and experiences as special as the regions we explore.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Night 1

Padstow Harbour Hotel
Padstow

Premiere Hotel

Light, bright and recently remodeled Victorian boutique hotel that fuses coastal charm with a little luxury and a commanding view over the sandbars and sapphire shallows of the Camel River estuary.
 

Nights 2-3

Hotel Tresanton
St. Mawes

Premiere Hotel

This cluster of cottages, nestled on a hillside with splendid sea views, adjoins a yacht club and beach club to create an Italian-inspired oasis.
 

Nights 4-5

Fowey Harbour Hotel
Fowey

Premiere Hotel

This Victorian grande dame dominates the hillside village of Fowey, offering a sweeping view over the estuary and a winning mix of chic and rustic touches.

From $5,699 - $6,049 /person

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