Cornwall: England’s Hidden Treasure
Venture to the famous Falmouth Harbor to learn about Cornwall’s 4,000-year-old history, from the ancient standing stones of Bodmin Moor to medieval castles and historic mines.
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Program No. 22431RJ
10 days
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The group of travelers was very congenial and the guides were knowledgeable and kind. The hotel in Falmouth was very nice and the food was great. October was a good time to visit to avoid the crowds. I really liked the Chysauter village site. Even though the Poldark series is mentioned to make the tour attractive, little was pointed out as a filming location unless it was on the day I skipped to the Lost Gardens, Megavissey and the China Center. Doc Martin fans must have been satisfied. I didn't find Cornwall as interesting as other places I've visited. The partial day in London was not very useful even though the hotel was close to the Victoria and Albert museum. I had already toured London. The transfer from the airport by a rather grumpy driver took a long time. I would be in favor of picking everyone up at the airport and then driving to Exeter and Cornwall that day. We can sleep on the bus, like we did on the Road Scholar tour of northern England gardens and houses after arriving in Manchester. Set some deadline for arrival- like 10 or 11 AM.


The review template is not giving me a choice to give a star rating but I would give it a 4.5. I had a very enjoyable time, particularly visiting the Neolithic/Iron Age sights, the small harbor villages and the garden. As indicated by Elizabeth, the coach days out and back are pretty long but there is no way around it and we stopped frequently. A small bus was used for the day trips which enabled us to get down the very small country lanes. (Whew, glad I was not driving!) I really liked staying in one place for 6 nights! The hotel had great views and the plated dinners were very good. The instructor and leader were excellent. If you enjoy visiting smaller villages and seeing interesting countryside, consider this tour. Take a waterproof/windproof rain jacket. AFTER you get there the itinerary they hand out notes you need *sturdy shoes* on several days. No idea why the website doesn't mention this. Sturdy shoes means you'll be possibly be walking in wet grass, possibly muddy or slightly marshy conditions. Waterproof shoes are not a must but you need something, as they say, sturdy.

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Lots of time on the bus getting to/from Cornwall. The sites visited were interesting. The weather was good - even in Mid October.


As a writer, I was inspired along the way. My work may be spurred for the next months or even years by this experience.


This is an active program and you will see a lot. Some of the walking is a bit strenuous but not overly so. The leaders were very considerate of those who could not keep up. The program requires punctuality on the part of the participants for all activities and time frames of free time. Also, there is a lot of bus time between activities.


Travel see the world and make new friends. Be a Road Scholar! This is our second trip this year with the RS group. We did one in the US and one in London and Cornwall. We came home ready to look for another trip for next year.


This is a great introduction to Cornwall. Most of the program involves staying at one nice old ocean-front hotel and taking day trips to nearby locations. The program involves quite of bit of walking on steep village streets or through rough countryside, which is a great way to see this part of Britain. But be prepared for changeable and windy seaside weather. Bring comfortable shoes, rain gear, and a warm scarf or hat.

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This program is rated moderately challenging for a reason. If you are unable to hike on gravel paths please consider another program. It only takes one participant to spoil the program for the entire group.


a wonderful variety of places visited .


This was an excellent programme with SUPERB leaders


A great introduction to the history and culture of Cornwall as it relates to that of Great Britain.

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