Cornwall Discovered is also a Business to Business organisation and we are always keen to collaborate with other like minded companies to deliver memorable, immersive and sustainable experiences for our mutual guests within Cornwall. With our expansive experience in both onboard and offshore operations within the small, luxury and educational cruise market, adventure group travel and events, we understand the meticulous planning needed for your groups.
With our vast network of local Cornish expertise, we can design and deliver authentic Cornish shore excursions from the ports of Falmouth and Fowey for your cruise guests. Within our programmes we offer an opportunity for our mutual guests to delve deeper into the local culture. Gaining a greater understanding of the destination, connecting with the local community and ensuring that their journey within the duchy is enriched, as well as benefiting and supporting the local people and community - all play an important role in Cornish tourism.
Cornwall has so much to offer as a county and we can offer excursions to capture a variety of interests including history and heritage, arts and culture, nature, wellness, Cornish food and drink and all of the great gardens.
Cornwall Discovered can design bespoke arrangements for individuals aboard your ship and can quote based on transport only, a programme escorted by a local Cornish representative or a programme guided by an official Blue Badge guide.
Cornwall Discovered can design and deliver exciting and enriching private tours for groups of all sizes. We can design a bespoke itinerary exclusively for your group needs. This can also include overnight accommodations and meal plans, guided tours or self guide activities. Let us do the hard work!
With an array of beautiful locations and activities to choose from, Cornwall Discovered is pleased to design tailor made itineraries or arrangements for your event. Your itinerary or event can be viewed online through our app providing you with day by day information and allowing you to have multiple activities to be running at any given time - we personalise it to your needs. Whether it's a special occasion or a corporate event, Cornwall Discovered can deliver memorable experiences for all.
Nestled into a stunning stretch of Cornwall’s south coastline, Fowey boasts a deep natural harbour that has paved the way for its important trading history (in particular the China Clay industry) – and nowadays allows cruise ships to drop anchor very close to the town’s Albert Quay, resulting in one of the shortest tender rides a cruiser can encounter. Once ashore, and walking through the narrow streets which are bustling full of quirky pubs and restaurants, boutique shops and galleries, and the occasional palm tree, you could easily mistake it for the Mediterranean –of course, the weather may not be guaranteed though!
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Characterised by its deep natural harbour, the deepest natural harbour in Western Europe, Falmouth has been an important shipping port throughout the years and now in more recent years, it has become somewhat of a cruising hub for Cornwall. Well located to many of the highlights of West Cornwall, it is an ideal base. Famous for its maritime history and boasting an incredibly impressive marina right opposite to where the cruise ships dock, Falmouth has become a fashionable destination and one that is very easy to explore on foot.
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Although not located in Cornwall, but in our friendly neighbouring county of Devon, the port of Plymouth acts as a major gateway to the South West and has an impressive history. Famous for its maritime heritage and in particular the departure of the Mayflower in 1620, Britain’s Ocean City has lots to offer the modern-day explorer. With the port situated less than 1km from the city centre, it is also well located for hopping over the Tamar Bridge and discovering Cornwall.
At Cornwall Discovered, one of main things we realised during the unforgettable year 2020, when the privilege of travel was suddenly revoked, is that we want to be part of a ‘redefined travel’ era. Some of the ways we aim to do this are...
We pride ourselves on our small groups policy and would want to partner with companies that feel the same – to ensure that we protect the areas and destinations that we visit. Cornwall Discovered does not offer excursions to some destinations during the months of July and August in order to avoid overcrowding. We strongly believe it is vital that we leave behind the rushed and jam-packed cruise excursions, or the “tick-as-much-as-you-can-off-your-bucket-list” excursion. Our motto is firmly: Quality over quantity.
Connecting with local companies and organisations and visiting some lesser known Cornish hidden gems, we have built a sustainable platform which supports all things Cornish. Encapsulating stunning scenery and exciting experiences, we also want our guests to enjoy being a part of some of our social impact initiatives - from organised beach cleans to wildlife protection programmes. You can view our sustainable page here
We love what we do and so quite simply, we will always be involved. From the initial discussion to final delivery, we take pride in our product. Customer satisfaction is imperative to us and we want to be sure that your experience with us, from the moment you get in touch, is expertly executed. We are here to support every step of the way.
Having escorted group travel worldwide, Co-Founders Katie and Zoe bring a combined 20 years of experience for you to utilise. Working for cultural small-ship cruise lines, group expedition and adventure travel companies - and of course not forgetting our vast local knowledge, you have all you could need for a successful trip for both your company and customer. Based in mid Cornwall, we live and breathe the Cornish air! With our vast network of Cornish contacts, you can be sure that we will always have our fingers on the local pulse!
Please note that some of our services will not be operating or may have restrictions to operations due to the current pandemic.