Life slows down in South East Cornwall, but there is still plenty to see - from the bustling port and sandy beaches of Looe to the old world charm of Polperro. Enjoy an included visit to the spectacular Eden Project, the largest indoor rainforest in the world and experience Cornwall at its best, whatever the weather.
Departure points to suit you...
Crusader Holidays uses an interchange system, taking place at either Beaconsfield Services (M40), South Mimms Services (M25/A1M) or Thurrock Services (M25).
Here you may have to change to your holiday coach and we are renowned for ensuring that this is smooth and efficient.
The holiday coaches typically depart from Beaconsfield Services at 11.15, Thurrock Services at around 09.30 and South Mimms Services at 10.30. Some customers find it more convenient to join direct at the interchange, please let is know when booking if this is the case.
*Due to increased operational costs, from Monday 16th October 2023 Dover, Folkestone, Canterbury & Ashford joining points will be subject to a £25.00 per person supplement on all 2024 UK Tours.
NOTE: Pick up points are a guide so please refer to your holiday confirmation for specific locations as details are subject to change.
- Hotel for 3 nights with full Cornish breakfast & dinner- Visit and entrance to the Eden Project- Visit to Charlestown- Cornish Coastal Drive to Fowey & Polperro- Entertainment on some nights in the hotel- Porterage
Day 1 - After joining your holiday coach, enjoy a scenic drive to Looe, a popular fishing village set in South East Cornwall. DBBDay 2 - 3 At leisure with two included excursionsINCLUDED EXCURSIONS
Eden Project & Charlestown
Visit the Eden Project, - once a barren landscape - a former clay mine with no soil or plants. It has been transformed into a beautiful global garden, which sets the stage for an extraordinary day out where you'll rediscover the natural world as you've never experienced it before. Explore massive covered Biomes to trek through the world's largest indoor rainforest and immerse yourself in the calm fragrance of the Mediterranean Biome. Enjoy extensive Outdoor Gardens, contemporary artworks, performance and storytelling. Discover places to rest, play and eat, and pick up inspiring ideas to take home on how to care for the planet that cares for you
Spend the whole day at the Eden Project or choose to go onto Charlestown, film location of Poldark and home to the Shipwreck Treasure Museum. NB Museum subject to seasonal opening and may not be open at the time of your visit. The Historic Port of Charlestown, a UNESCO World Heritage site and you'll also find some artisan shops, pub, restaurants and two beautiful beaches waiting to be discovered.
Fowey, Polperro & Cornish Coast
Start the day in the resort of Fowey, designated an area of outstanding natural beauty. With a natural harbour, it is a haven for yachtsmen and over the last few years Fowey has become a popular destination for passing cruise liners. The village of Polperro squeezes down the valley to a small harbour where tiny fisherman's cottages and sail lofts hang off the rocks. You can wander through the narrow streets and browse the shops full of handicrafts. (The main parking area is approximately 1/2 mile from the harbour - a gentle slope on the way down but of course, uphill on the way back up)Day 4 Head back home today after breakfast with a comfort stop en-route for refreshments
Portbyhan Hotel, The Quay, Looe
The 3* Portbyhan Hotel is situated in an unrivalled position right in the heart of Looe, allowing guests to relish the panoramic views of the vibrant harbour with only a short stroll into Looe town.
The owners have invested heavily over recent years and have refurbished the exterior, bedrooms, restaurant, bar and public areas. These renovations, the location and the excellent services that the hotel offers have all contributed to the Portbyhan Hotel recently winning "Best Individual Hotel" at the prestigious National Coach Tourism Awards.
There is tea/coffee in all rooms plus a hotel lift.