A joyful Cornish rail tour as we meander by train along scenic branch lines, capturing the cream of the coastal and countryside views, to visit charming ports and wonderful seaside resorts.

This Cornwall Classic Rail Tour is a great escorted UK Rail Tour.

Departure Dates:
2015 Cornwall Classic ld_lizardThursday 21 June 2018
Sunday 09 September 2018

Tour Highlights:
Journey along the famous English Riviera coastal route
Experience spectacular scenic branch lines
Visit the fabulous Eden Project
Take in beautiful Padstow, famous for its sea food
Taste the wines at the award-winning Camel Valley Vineyard
Steam nostalgia on the Bodmin & Wenford line
Explore delightful Looe, Penzance and St Ives
Stay at Lanhydrock Hotel, close to the lovely House and Gardens

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1:
Relive the happy days of childhood holidays, as we travel the route of the old “Cornish Riviera Express”, clinging to the sea wall at Dawlish before crossing Brunel’s mighty Royal Albert Bridge into Cornwall, and onto Bodmin Parkway, from where we transfer to stay for five nights at the lovely Lanhydrock Hotel.

Dinner is included.

Day 2:
A day of gentle roaming by rail as we head west on the Cornish mainline to Penzance for sightseeing and views of St. Michael’s Mount, before taking the spectacular branch line journey to the pretty harbour resort of St Ives; this famous resort has it all: cobbled streets full of history, pretty fisherman’s cottages, beautiful creations in craft shops to stunning art at the Tate.

Breakfast and Dinner is included.

Day 3:
Today we board our coach for the short journey to the Eden Project for an unforgettable sensory journey of breathtaking beauty, as you step from steamy tropical rain forest into Mediterranean-type climates of the world. We then head for the North Cornish Coast to visit Padstow, a quaint working fishing port, whose seafood was made famous by Rick Stein. We return to Lanhydrock via the award-winning Camel Valley Vineyard, where we enjoy a tour and tasting.

Breakfast and Dinner is included.

Day 4:
We transfer to Bodmin for a wonderful journey of nostalgia on the Bodmin & Wenford steam railway, a time-capsule of yesteryear train travel. Then continue along the mainline to Liskeard and change trains to trundle along one of the prettiest rural branch lines in Britain, twisting, turning and hugging the riverside to the estuary at Looe where after a break for a little sightseeing on the banjo pier we return by train to Bodmin Parkway.

Breakfast and Dinner is included. 2015 Cornwall Classic bodmin_&_wenford_railway

Day 5:
After breakfast it’s time to bid farewell to Lanhydrock and join an express train homeward.

Breakfast is included.

Hotel Information:
The Lanhydrock Hotel
Located in the the countryside just outside of Bodmin, close to Lanhydrock House & Gardens, the Lanhydrock Hotel overlooks one of Cornwall’s finest golf courses amidst an area of parkland. Rooms are well-equipped with tea/coffee, bath and power shower, plus a view over the gentle undulations of the course.

Prices start from just £595 per person to join and leave at the Hotel, please contact us today for a quotation from your local railway station.

We offer some excellent rates

Whats Included?
5 nights’ bed, breakfast & Table d’Hôte evening meal, 1 tea
Rail travel & seat reservations from your Home Station to Tour Base (Standard or First Class)
Rail & coach travel, with transfers as described
All excursions and admissions as detailed
Services of experienced Rail Tour Manager
Hotel Porterage


Fare RegionFirst ClassStandard ClassRailcard Discount
London: Euston£780£710-£15
Greater London£810£725-£15
South of England£810£725-£15
East Anglia£825£745-£20
South West£765£680-£10
Heart of England£790£715-£15
North East£990£810-£25
North West£895£760-£20
South Wales£975£740-£20
North Wales£905£765-£20

Price to Join and Leave at the Hotel £595
Single Room Supplement £160

This great tour can be book now for a deposit of just £99 per person – however please remember deposits are Non Refundable

To enquire about this tour please email sales@railtourguide.com or call us on 0191 246 0708