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England Family Retreat: Cornwall

England Family Retreat: Cornwall

From $ 980 AUD

Description

Explore the stunning windswept cliffs and headlands of Cornwall on this four-day Intrepid Family Retreats experience. Break away the everyday on the southwest coast with this unpack-once getaway. You and your family will soak up the views of sun, sand and sea both from you comfortable, family-run accommodation, and on memorable walks through the history and nature of this proper ‘ansom section of Cornish countryside. Enjoy the time to slow down and get to know the places you visit, using the insider knowledge of your local host to discover the backstreets of these harbour towns, feasting on fresh seafood – and a Cornish pasty or two – along the way.

Trip Name
England Family Retreat: Cornwall
Last Updated
2020-10-19
Days
4
Capacity
12
Highlights
  • Find peace with the relaxing sounds of crashing waves, the smell of salt spray, and a yoga session overlooking the ocean.
  • Take bracing walks through the mining history of Cornwall and along dramatic, rugged clifftops, as you and your family reconnect with nature.
  • Taste the true flavour of Cornwall with a traditional pasty, after a hike round a headland that lives up to its official designation as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Itinerary

ITINERARY CHANGES Our itineraries are updated regularly throughout the year based on customer feedback and to reflect the current situation in each destination. The information included in this Essential Trip Information may therefore differ from when you first booked your trip. It is important that you review this information prior to travel so that you have the latest updates. Due to weather, local conditions, transport schedules, public holidays, or other factors, further changes may be necessary to your itinerary once in-country. The order and timing of included activities in each location may also vary seasonally to ensure our travellers have the best experience. Your tour leader will keep you up to date with any such changes once on tour. OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES A selection of optional activities that have been popular with past travellers are listed in the day-to-day itinerary. This isn't an exhaustive list and should be used as a guide only for some of what might be available. Prices are approximate, are for entrance only, and don’t include transport to and from the sites or local guides unless indicated. All activities are subject to availability, and maybe on a join-in basis. It may not be possible to do all the activities listed in the time available at each destination, so some pre-planning for what you are most interested in is advised. When it's recommended that travellers pre-book these activities, look for a note in the Special Information section of the day-to-day itinerary. For most, they can either be organised independently on the day, or let your leader know you are interested in the Group Meeting and they can assist. Where activities are considered medium or high risk, we work with operators whose safety and credentials we have sighted and assessed. Although it is possible that you may find the same activity cheaper with another operator on the ground, we cannot vouch for the safety or quality of that operator. Medium and high-risk activities not listed above have not been assessed by us and as such our staff and leaders are unable to assist you with organising these activities. Activities that contravene our Responsible Travel policies are also not listed. Please remember that the decision to partake in any activity not listed is at your own discretion and risk. MUSEUM VISITS & OPENING TIMES Please note that many sights, attractions and museums are closed on Mondays (and sometimes even Tuesdays). We recommend you carefully consider which sites and museums you are going to want to visit and that you do some research and make your reservations in advance where required/possible.

Day 1 - Cornwall / Newquay
Welcome to your Intrepid Family Retreats seaside escape in Newquay here in the north of Cornwall. Make your own way to your accommodation, a comfortable, centrally-located and family-run outfit that boasts great views over Towan Headland and Fistral Beach. There will be a welcome meeting at 2 pm, when you’ll meet your local host, your group, and get over overview of your upcoming itinerary. After unpacking for the next few days and settling in, join your host for a walk around the town, and get a bit of insight into the town’s history and what makes this a famous surfing destination. You might wander the harbour, hike up to the 14th century clifftop hut used to alert local fishermen to shoals of fish filling the bay, and soak up gull’s-eye views across the green and grey dotted headlands. You can follow the path of the Gannel estuary back into town, and drop into the ornamental Trenance Gardens, backed by the train line viaduct that brought Newquay to the attention of seasonal visitors in the Victorian era. This evening is free for you and your family to find a place for dinner – your host will have suggestions on hand.
Day 2 - Cornwall / Newquay
Begin the day inspired by the ocean as you and your family undertake a yoga flow this morning. There's sure to be as much laughter as meditation as you practice your sun salutation and downward dog and stretch out in preparation for a walk later on. Then, grab your hiking boots and take a transfer to the start of the walk. Head down the coast to a former major centre of Cornish mining, where over 100 mines once dotted the landscape. Take the coastal paths across purple blooming heather and gorse to hilltops that offers panoramic views along the cliffs – on clear days as far as Padstow in the north and St Ives bay in the south. Pass relics to a mining industry that only ended in the early 20th century, including dilapidated engine houses and chimneys perched on the cliff’s edge. Walk in the footsteps of the miners, all with a backdrop of ocean blues you might more normally associate with the Mediterranean. After the walk, take some time to explore the nearby main village, a jumble of granite cottages and main buildings spread over the surrounding hills and valleys, before returning to Newquay.
Day 3 - Cornwall / Newquay
Start early and fuel up with a hearty breakfast before you get those legs ready for another walk today, this time heading north to the stretch of Trevose headland that juts out into the Atlantic and boasts views far along the horizon. This is protected section of rugged coastline, and is an official 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty', where marine wildlife, rare plants and headland animals will be free to flourish. Take a walk across sandy beaches, past collapsed caves and shipwrecks, look out across the ocean from the lighthouse, see sheltered coves and try to spot Grey Seals lolling and Peregrine falcons soaring. You’ll have worked up an appetite, so take a transfer to Padstow and enjoy lunch at a small, family-run bakery that make Cornish pasties the traditional way. Take some time to wander round this pleasant town clustered around the harbour, before returning to Newquay and celebrating your final night.
Day 4 - Cornwall / Newquay
Your Intrepid Family Retreats experience to Cornwall comes to an end today after breakfast.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
15-02-202118-02-2021AUD $ 980-
12-04-202115-04-2021AUD $ 980-
05-07-202108-07-2021AUD $ 980-
26-07-202129-07-2021AUD $ 980-
02-08-202105-08-2021AUD $ 980-
09-08-202112-08-2021AUD $ 980-
25-10-202128-10-2021AUD $ 980-

Accommodation

Original style hotel (3 nights)

Transport

Taxi,Public bus

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