5th April 2018
Thursday - Worcester
We leave from our local departure points and travel south to Worcester, a beautiful cathedral and university city, for the night. Whitehouse Hotel.
Friday - Newquay
After a leisurely breakfast we drive towards Devon, stopping briefly in the capital, Exeter, before continuing south to Cornwall and Newquay, our host for five nights. The Esplanade Hotel.
Saturday - Tuesday - Newquay
Newquay, situated on Cornwall's Atlantic Coast, is one of Britain's favourite seaside towns and boasts some of the finest beaches of the country. We include a visit to 'the Cornwall Garden Spring Flower Show', a showcase to the best in Cornish horticulture. Held in the lovely grounds of Boconnoc House, the show displays the very best flora of early spring in Cornwall. At the heart of the show will be the exuberant display of camellias, daffodils, rhododendrons and ornamental shrubs. We tour the picturesque Cornish towns and villages, visiting Mevagissey, an attractive old town boasting a working harbour and originally a haunt of Cornish Smugglers; Padstow, with its wonderful, rugged coastline and quayside inns and cafes and Boscastle, one of Cornwall's most romantic places. Steeped in history and associated with authors and artists, Boscastle boasts an array of art galleries and local potteries. A highlight will be a full day excursion to the magnificent Isles of Scilly. Outstanding beautiful, uncrowded and unspoilt, our mini-cruise from Penzance to St. Mary's, the largest of the islands, will leave a truly memorable experience. We spend a day at leisure in Newquay, 'The Jewel in Cornwall's Crown', allowing us time to enjoy the fantastic coastal scenery and vibrant fishing port.
Wednesday - Stratford
We leave Newquay and travel north to Stratford for the night. Best Western Tillington Hall Hotel.
Thursday - Scotland
We return in the late afternoon after a wonderful holiday.
Situated on the headland, overlooking Fistral Beach, The Esplanade Hotel offers comfortable bedrooms, a lift, a restaurant and lounge offering stunning views and an indoor swimming pool. Hearty English breakfasts and tasty evening meals will add to the enjoyment of our holiday.