Duration: 4 days

Price point: Premium

Small group discovery tours in Cornwall

  • Discover a Cornwall beyond the well-known beaches and the 'standard' sightseeing tours

  • Expect outstanding natural beauty and historic sights, wildlife encounters and Poldark!

  • Local guide with over 30 years of travel industry experience and a passionate photographer

  • Overnight accommodation in a boutique hotel

  • Aimed at mature single travellers

At a glance

  • Location: Cornwall

  • Group sizes: Up to 6 people

  • Trip type: Small group tours. Private tours also possible.

  • Season: Year round.

  • Grading/difficulty: Medium level of fitness required.

  • Getting there: Car, plane or train.

  • Pick-ups: Possible from Penzance station & Newquay airport..

  • Age restrictions: Everyone welcome!

Most people know the beaches of Cornwall but this tour explores some of the hidden gems off the beaten track.


Take a walking tour of Mousehole guided by a local historian; discover the Tremenhere Sculpture Gardens - an artistic paradise; walk on the cliffs at Land's End and photograph the wilds of the coast made famous by Ross Poldark.


Visit Nanquidno Valley, which is completely hidden and far from the crowds. Here you will meet a local farmer who has re-introduced choughs to the cliffs through a breeding project, and his wife ,who makes delicious traditional Cornish Hevva cake.

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Sustainability and values

This supplier cares about the communities they visit and understands that today's traveller wants to give something back. They support local projects: making donations to the preservation of the Rock Pool conservation project in Mousehole, and supporting the management of the breeding choughs project at Nanquidno Valley. They aim to be single-use plastic free, and provide re-usable water bottles.

If you care about Climate Change, you'll care about carbon emissions from travel

All of the tours offered through Natural Britain have been assessed for the amount of carbon emitted and this is shown against each featured itinerary below. To help make sense of this figure, you can head over to our Carbon Emissions page for useful comparisons with overseas travel etc.

"Don't just visit Cornwall, experience it."


Our story...

Having worked in the travel business for 30 years, arranging trips to far flung destinations, Yvette felt it was time to showcase her wonderful home town and started offering small group tours in Cornwall.

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Cornwall's hidden gems

This tour runs on a group basis with the next departure in February 2021

Prices from:

  • Low:  £800

Single Room Option on request

Hidden gems of Cornwall

  • The tour is set for anyone wanting to discover some of the more hidden gems of West Cornwall

  • Includes dinner, bed & breakfast

  • Maximum group size of 6

  • Overnight accommodation included at The Old Coastguard in Mousehole. 


Day 1. Arrive in Mousehole

Cornish cream tea on arrival in a coastal cafe looking out on to the Rockpool of Mousehole. Sunset walk at Lands End to the hole in the rock.

Day 2. St Michael's Mount & other gems

Sunrise visit for photographing St Michael's Mount at dawn. Hopefully with low tide. Visit Tremenheere Sculpture garden and Godrevy Lighthouse (the setting of Virginia Wolf); walk on the cliffs / beach to the seal breeding colony; continue to Porthkidney Beach - a hidden beach with golden sands. End the day with a visit to the Tate Gallery in St Ives.

Day 3. Wildlife & Poldark!

Visit to Nanquidno - chough breeding project and Hevva cake! Drive to Porthcurno to photograph the waves and see the basking sharks / seals. Walk to Porth Chapel Drive to Cape Cornwall and visit the remains of the beacon light point which was given as a gift by the company Heinz and you can see some of the ship wrecks along this part of the coast. Drive to Botallack Tin Mine , which is the setting of Poldark and to visit the historic tin mine on the cliffs.

Day 4. Historic walking tour

Historic walking tour of Mousehole with a local historian leave by lunch time.

The carbon impact of this trip is

76.7 kg CO2e per person

The above calculation shows the approximate amount of carbon that will be emitted by taking this trip (this does not include meals or getting to the destination). Details of how this figure is calculated can be found on our
Carbon Emissions page. 

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