Subtropical Britain

Cornwall Self-Guided Tour

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4-night self-guided tour, with accommodation at some of Cornwall’s most iconic locations 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 on this tour include the harbour town of Porthleven, the Instagrammer’s paradise of Kynance Cove, du Maurier’s Frenchman’s Creek and arguably one of the most exotic gardens in the UK.

The jutting outcrop of land on Cornwall’s south coast, known as the Lizard peninsula, for years has fascinated wildlife spotters, geography enthusiasts and botanists alike due to its unique and wondrous topography. From the iconic landscape of Kynance cove, with its purely solar powered café, to romantic and rural Frenchman’s Creek made famous by du Maurier’s novel of the same name, this journey will leave you marvelling at the southernmost tip of mainland Britain.

On our carefully constructed 4-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 dramatic rock formations, significant historical landmarks and achievements, fascinating flora and fauna and a sense of being in one of the most remote and remarkable parts of The Duchy.


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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 Lizard Peninsula

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 sea facing hotel is a perfect location for the next three nights.

Day 2

Discover Porthleven, Overnight Lizard Peninsula

Today’s adventure starts with a visit to Britain’s most southerly port, in an area that can recall many tragic shipwrecks. The app will both direct you there (on land!) and provide detailed and insightful information about this charming fishing village which is now somewhat of a foodie haven. Afterwards, it is time for an ‘abandon the car’ afternoon, to explore three of the most beautiful Cornish coves. As always, we believe there should be time for a #2minutebeachclean. Once back at your hotel, it is time for a well-deserved tipple of your choice overlooking the sea

Day 3

Discover Highlights of the Lizard, Overnight Lizard Peninsula

Today once again we promote an ‘abandon the car’ day, and when you are so close to one of the most beautiful sections of the southwest coast path, why wouldn’t you want to set out on foot?! Make sure you have your camera with you today, because some of the most incredible scenery awaits you. Be guided by our recommendations and as always, we are happy to take care of any reservations for you. Do not forget to take note of our local bus information today, just in case!

Day 4

Discover Coves and Creeks, Overnight Helford Passage

Check out of your hotel. First visit one of the most picturesque fishing communities in Cornwall for a stroll with the guidance of your app. Then head on the trail of Daphne du Maurier. Armed with insightful information, witness a gentler side of this part of Cornwall – full of winding Cornish lanes, hidden creeks and romantic stories.

Day 5

Discover Helford Passage

On the final day of your programme, it is time for seeing ‘Subtropical Britain’ at its best. With your entrance fee and booking slot taken care of, explore these spectacular gardens on the edge of the beautiful Helford River. After sampling local produce in their ethical and sustainable kitchen, it is time to head homewards or continue your Cornwall journey.

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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!
  • 4 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 Trebah Gardens
  • 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 

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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!

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Key Highlights
Highlights on this tour include the harbour town of Porthleven, the Instagrammer’s paradise of Kynance Cove, du Maurier’s Frenchman’s Creek and arguably one of the most exotic gardens in the UK.
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This tour is great if you are staying in or around the following areas:

  • Helston
  • Porthleven
  • Helford Passage
  • Lizard Peninsula

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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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