Beloved by artists, St Ives is renowned for its clear bright light presenting you with the most impressive skyscapes and sunsets over its white-sanded crescent bay and dazzling blue waters. From here we visit Cornwall’s must-see galleries and gardens and sample a culinary showcase of local produce, fresh seafood, cream teas and pasties. With scenic routes along coastlines and moors, this holiday is a feast for your eyes, stomach and soul.
Detailed Overview

Price includes

 

  • 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast 

  • Full cooked breakfast  

  • 3 course dinner with 3 choices per course plus a vegetarian option 

  • Tea/coffee after dinner   

  • Live entertainment on selected evenings

  • Entrance to Tate St Ives

  • Entrance to Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden

  • Entrance to Penlee House Gallery & Museum

  • Entrance to Eden Project

  • Porterage

  • Escorted throughout

 

 

Tour Itinerary
Day 1

We travel to the beautiful resort of St Ives, in time for dinner.

Day 2

St Ives
Art and culture abound as we visit Tate St Ives - the heart of British modern art. Housed in a spectacular gallery we immerse ourselves in the Modernist movement from the 1920s to the 1960s and beyond, and the global impact local artists made through their paintings and sculptures.

For lunch you may with to visit the café on the top floor of the gallery which has spectacular views of St Ives, Porthmeor Beach and the Atlantic Ocean.

After lunch, we discover the magical home and gardens of one of Britain’s greatest 20th century sculptors, Barbara Hepworth. We visit Barbara’s studio and walk through her garden, which displays the largest collection of her favourite sculptures.

Please note: group sizes are limited per visit. One half of our group will therefore visit Tate St Ives in the morning and the other half will visit the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden. After lunch, the group that visited Tate St Ives will visit the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden and vice versa.

Day 3

Penlee House Gallery & Museum and Penzance
Penlee House was built in 1865 and is now a first-class gallery and museum. Home to a great many paintings by members of the Newlyn School, it is set in beautiful sub-tropical gardens. There are also galleries showing how people lived and worked in West Cornwall for thousands of years.

In the afternoon we visit Penzance, famous for its pirates and historic port. It’s a fascinating old town brimming with gardens, galleries, museums and artisanal shops - perfect for whiling away a few wonderful hours or finding a lunch spot with a sea view.

Please note: group sizes are limited per visit. One half of our group will therefore visit Penlee House in the morning and the other half will visit Penzance. After lunch, the group that visited Penlee House will visit Penzance and vice versa.

Day 4

The Eden Project
This morning we visit the Eden Project, marvelling at its massive biomes that house the largest rainforest in captivity. Extraordinary plants and gardens from around the world are peppered with sculptures, sensory trails and exhibitions, with plenty of places to rest and eat along the way.

We then take a leisurely scenic drive back across Bodmin Moor before returning to the hotel where you can relax or explore the town.

Day 5

We make our return home.

Other Information

Hotel

 

3* St Ives Bay Hotel, St Ives, Cornwall 

 

Situated in an elevated position overlooking Porthminster Beach, this welcoming hotel commands stunning views across the bay. St Ives is renowned for its fantastic beaches, picturesque harbour and bustling streets full of interesting boutique shops. St Ives Hotel is in a perfect location only a short walk to most holiday attractions. 

 

• Lift • Restaurant • Bar/lounge • Courtyard Terrace • Free Wi-Fi • Flatscreen TV • Tea/coffee in room • 24-hour reception •

 

 

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