Cornwall St Michael’s Mount

Cornwall is a county on England’s rugged southwestern tip. It forms a peninsula encompassing wild moorland and hundreds of sandy beaches, culminating at the famous promontory Land’s End. The south coast, dubbed the Cornish Riviera, is home to picturesque harbour villages like Fowey and Falmouth. The north coast is lined with towering cliffs and seaside resorts like Newquay, known for surfing. Cornwall, with its quaint hamlets, hidden coves, stunning coastal scenery, and cobbled lanes wouldn’t be out of place in a fairy­tale. One of our favourite road­trips in England, this drive along the Cornish coastline, has repeatedly been adjudged one of the most scenic drives in the world.

St Michael’s Mount is a small tidal island in Mount’s Bay, Cornwall. The island is a civil parish and is linked to the town of Marazion by a man-made causeway of granite setts, passable between mid-tide and low water.  It is managed by the National Trust, and the castle and chapel have been the home of the St Aubyn family since approximately 1650. The earliest buildings, on the summit, date to the 12th century. Its Cornish language name – literally, “the grey rock in a wood” – may represent a folk memory of a time before Mount’s Bay was flooded, indicating a description of the mount set in woodland. Remains of trees have been seen at low tides following storms on the beach at Perranuthnoe. Radiocarbon dating established the submerging of the hazel wood at about 1700 BC.

Important information: 07:45am Meeting near Novotel West Hammersmith Hotel, 1 Shortlands, London, W6 8DR (near Hammersmith Station), finishing next day at the same place about 10pm. Travel times may vary depending on traffic / weather conditions.

We strongly recommend to have: Waterproof & windproof suit, hiking boots, head torch and water bottle.

For all weekend trips we have volunteers: First Aiders Outdoors and Mountaineering Leaders BMC (hiking routes) walkie­talkie in places with bad reception.

Included: Bed in a shared twin room of 2 or 3 star hotel with breakfast, transport with a group leader/guide and organizator.

Not included: All entries to the museums, castles etc and food during the trip. It is possible to arrange room for one person via info@evebus.com and will cost you extra (must be prepaid 7 days in advance).

Itinerary Classic:

Day one: 18:45 meet at the hotel; 19:00 departure from Shortlands street (hotel Novotel West); 21:30 stop for coffee/toilet at the services; 23: 30 hotel.

Day Two: 08:30-09:00 Breakfast; 10:00-12:00 Boscastle – the Museum of witchcraft, a walk along the shore to the waterfall Pentagona; 13:00-17:00 Tintagel castle, the birthplace of mythical king Arthur; 18:00 hotel in Newquay; 18:00-20:00 time to explore the city on the ocean, dinner.

Day Three: 08:30-09:00 Breakfast; 09:00 departure; 10:30-13:00 St Michael’s Mount (in a strong tide of £2 per boat, in a weak you can come to the island for free, the castle £9.50 / with a NT card for free); 13: 00 departure; 14:00-15:15 dinner at the legendary smuggler tavern-Museum,  tavern which was described by Daphne du Maurier, called “Jamaica”, where you can enjoy cornish ale, listen to the ghost stories and visit the smuggles museum(£3.95); 15:15 departure with a stop on services for a coffee break; 21:00 London.

Hotel reservation: The White Hart Hotel & The Glendeveor.
Please note: By default, most of our group tours are designed for Russian community, therefore, audio cd record is played in the Russian language. We can always organise a private tour in your preferred language. Please contact us via info@evebus.com

This tour, as well as any other Evebus Tours, can be arranged for private groups. Please contact us on info@evebus.com with email subject “Private tours”.

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