Private Guided Tour of Falmouth and Penryn

Tour Number

Activity Level

403040


Categories

Shore Excursion, Museums / Culture, Local Experience, First Time Visitor

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.
If you are unable to get in and out of a car, we may be able to design an accessible itinerary in the vicinity of your accommodation..

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), French (basic), Spanish (basic)

Explore these historic sub-tropical harbour towns with cutting edge arts and awe-inspiring nature


Packet station and port of last resort for British imperial seafarers, Falmouth boasts palm trees, beaches, lush gardens and the deepest natural harbour in Western Europe. Historic docks nestle beneath Pendennis Castle, created by Henry XIII to defend against the Spanish and later commandeered by local pirates. D-Day landings were launched from nearby beaches.
Rich in arts and festivals, Falmouth has a family friendly Art Gallery and the multi-award winning, National Maritime Museum. Kenneth Grahame's classic The Wind in the Willows began life as a series of letters written at Falmouth's Greenbank Hotel.

Older still than Falmouth, the neighbouring town of Penryn was once a centre of scholarship equal to Oxford and Cambridge, and is now home to a thriving creative community.

Mining and maritime heritage is everywhere, people are friendly and the sea and landscape are magnificent, so rain or shine, whatever your interests there's something pretty special to see.

Itinerary

I'll meet you from your accommodation, and begin the tour. Depending on your location, abilities and interests we will walk and use a vehicle as reqired. We'll visit Falmouth's most interesting areas, historic docks and castle on Pendennis Headland, and the mysterious remains of old Glasney College in Penryn, once equal to Oxford and Cambridge universities. Depending on the weather we may visit a beach, the Maritime Museum, local galleries etc. If you've time and feel intrepid we can visit a secret fairyland as well. .

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Address or Intersection

End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Address or Intersection

Duration: 6 hours

This tour can be easily adapted to suit your availability and interests and our exciting Cornish weather, seasons and tides..

Cornwall is not large but can be difficult to navigate with narrow winding roads, steep slopes, crowds in peak season, farm traffic etc.

Depending where I'm collecting you from and the time of year your tour is booked, we may need more or less time for the journey each way.

Transportation

Comfortable hire vehicle and on foot as appropriate

What’s Included

Other: Transportation as required and full attention of local guide throughout.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

30 £ Sterling - Tickets, refreshments

What’s Extra

Other: If it is very wet and we visit indoor attractions, there may be an entrance cost for this

Restrictions

I am not a 'Blue Badge' Guide.

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    669 USD(for up to 4 people) (duration: 6 hours) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    403040


    Categories

    Shore Excursion, Museums / Culture, Local Experience, First Time Visitor

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes.

    Friendly: Yes.
    If you are unable to get in and out of a car, we may be able to design an accessible itinerary in the vicinity of your accommodation..

    Maximum travelers: 4

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (fluent), French (basic), Spanish (basic)

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