Luxury Cornish Riviera

Cornwall Self-Guided Tour

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5-night self-guided tour, with accommodation at some of Cornwall’s most luxurious hotels and all entrance fees and local recommendations taken care of! Already booked your accommodation in Cornwall? Any of our tours can be done without accommodation too!

Highlights Include: Du Maurier’s Fowey, Poldark’s Charlestown, The Eden Project, the Roseland Peninsula and the county town of Truro.

The stretch of Cornwall’s south coast from Gribbin Head in Fowey to St Anthony’s head on the Roseland is often dubbed the ‘Cornish Riviera’ due to an almost un-English vibe that can be found in the small but lively towns and villages that frequent the coastline. Whether you are sipping a cappuccino in Du Maurier’s beloved Fowey or eating freshly caught mackerel in Mevagissey, it is sometimes easy to forget you are in the UK!  

On our carefully constructed 5-night tour, local knowledge is literally right here at your fingertips, allowing you to discover parts of the county more usually missed by the casual tourist. With our help you will experience hidden coves, picturesque fishing villages, pastoral landscapes and a community spirit. Whether it is your first or your hundredth time here, we hope that you will never want to leave, and although we cannot guarantee the absence of that other great Cornish tradition, the rain, hopefully the weather will be the kind of mild and sunny, more Mediterranean-like climate that makes this part of England so special.


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    Below you can find a summary breakdown of your day-by-day tour with us!

Day 1

Arrive in Cornwall, Overnight St Austell Bay

Arrive in Cornwall and check in to your hotel. This afternoon has been left free for you to relax after your journey and settle in before your Cornwall Discovered adventure starts. Perhaps have a look through the app and try out an evening dinner recommendation, or just enjoy reading through the abundance of local information at hand. Your hotel is extremely well located for the next three days, and you can be sure to sit back and enjoy the luxurious surroundings.

Day 2

Discover Fowey and Charlestown, Overnight St Austell Bay

Today is all about exploring two picturesque harbour towns on Cornwall’s south coast, with a ‘meet the local’ experience included. Today the app will provide detailed and insightful information about some of the hidden historical wonders of the area, but do not worry there is still plenty of time for enjoying a coffee (or something stronger!) by the water and we include encouragement for the #2minutebeachclean in both locations. Local knowledge will ensure that today you enjoy some of the best and freshest produce in the area.

Day 3

Discover the Eden Project, Overnight St Austell Bay

We at Cornwall Discovered love the subject of sustainability, and what better Cornish advocate than the world-famous Eden Project. Head off after breakfast and armed with your Cornwall Discovered overview information, explore this wonder of the world. Can you imagine it was a china clay pit? Plus of course, your entrance ticket is already booked and paid for…that Med Biome is calling!

Day 4

Discover The Roseland Peninsula, Overnight the Roseland Peninsula

Check out of your hotel and head out on a real Cornwall adventure. The Roseland Peninsula is one of Cornwall’s most off-the-beaten path areas, and as such, is extremely easy to get lost. With the help of your Cornwall Discovered guided information, explore some of the most wondrous corners of Cornwall. Be guided through delightful, winding Cornish lanes which allow you to happen upon the most incredible little coves and views along the way. Your final destination today is one of Cornwall’s most unspoilt fishing villages, and you spend the night right in the centre of it.

Day 5

Discover The Roseland Peninsula, Overnight in The City

Today is a day of discovery and once again any stress is taken away with the detailed information available at your fingertips. From learning about the history behind one of the best-preserved of Henry VIII's coastal artillery fortresses and being able to stroll right in with your entrance fee taken care of, to being introduced to a hidden culinary treasure nestled into the Cornish Riviera coastline which is raved about in Telegraph reviews, it is all in your itinerary. There’s always time for a beach clean before it’s time to head to Cornwall’s great-little-city!

End the day with a cocktail on Cornwall Discovered – the hotel really does do the best ones in the city!

Day 6

Cornwall’s Great Little City

The final day of your programme and some recommendations on how to spend it in the Great Little City before heading on to your next journey/ return home. As always, your direct link with the Cornwall Discovered team remains at your fingertips just in case you fancy discovering a little bit more or you just want one more recommendation!

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What's Included

Below you can find a summary breakdown of what’s included on your tour with us!
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  • Easy to use, personalised holiday app, including maps and 24/7 online support
  • Links to your accommodation and points of interest, in case you fancy a bit more reading!
  • 5 nights’ carefully selected accommodation on bed and breakfast basis. (if you have already booked your stay in Cornwall we can also offer this tour without accommodation - depending on where you are staying of course!)
  • In depth historical tour write ups and information from Cornwall Discovered guides
  • Entrance fees and Covid secure booking slots to Charlestown Shipwreck Museum, Eden Project and St Mawes Castle
  • Carefully considered dining and ‘pit stop’ recommendations
  • Financial Protection for your holiday
Not included in the tour:
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  • Transfers to and from Cornwall
  • Vehicle hire (please get in touch if you would like to rent a vehicle for your trip)
  • Lunch, dinner and refreshments
  • Travel insurance
  • Anything not mentioned in the tour details

Accommodation Options for the 

Luxury Cornish Riviera


Have you Already Booked Your Accommodation?

If you have already booked your accommodation in Cornwall, but would like to experience this immersive and exciting tour, fear not, we’ve got you covered!

We have put together a list of destinations that we feel are suitable to do this Self-Guided Tour from! We can also reorganise the order of days to best suit your location or put together a bespoke experience from wherever you are!

This Tour from:
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Key Highlights
Highlights on this tour include Du Maurier’s Fowey, Poldark’s Charlestown, The Eden Project, the Roseland Peninsula and the county town of Truro.
Please review the itinerary tab for full details

This tour is great if you are staying in or around the following areas:

  • St. Austell Bay
  • Fowey
  • Truro
  • Lostwithiel
  • Looe
  • St. Mawes

Tour Green Highlight

Cornwall Discovered understand our tours have an impact on the environment. Therefore we seek to make our impact less wherever possible. Each tour we offer has an emphasis on environmental and social responsbility.

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