Passport Itineraries

Majestic Cornwall & Devon

This wonderfully varied tour explores majestic Cornwall, from the subtropical gardens on the sun-drenched southern coast, and the vast beaches on the rugged and wild Atlantic coast, to the glorious Lizard coastline, dotted with fishing villages and spectacular coves, and the wild Penwith peninsula, an area steeped in legend. Cross windswept Dartmoor to finish at a fabulous Devon coastal retreat.

With our Passports you can pick and choose from the ideas below or just create your own. As a guide to help you decide which Passport to buy, over the summer months room nights in this itinerary start at £110 mid-week and £150 at the weekend (excluding special offers).

The Itinerary

Day 1

A30 from Exeter, skirt northern Dartmoor via Castle Drogo (NT); woodland strolls to stretch the legs in the Teign Valley at Drewsteignton; or detour towards Tavistock to visit the impressive Lydford Gorge. Once in Cornwall, take in pretty Boscastle (village & harbour) and the dramatic coastline at Tintagel (castle & coast path walks). STAY – St Tudy Inn, St Tudy (from £150).

Day 2

Camel Valley Vineyard (Tours), then south to Lanhrydrock (NT) and Fowey (walk to Gribbin Head); or visit the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan. Follow coast lanes via Portloe to St Mawes and St Just-in-Roseland (church); then King Harry’s Ferry to Trelissick Garden (NT). STAY – Old Coastguard, Mousehole (from £155)

Day 3

Tour of The Lizard via St Michael’s Mount or Godolphin House (NT), taking in the charming fishing villages of Portheven, Mullion and Cadgwith. Don’t miss the coves at Gunwalloe, Kynance and Church Cove (swimming), and the riverside village of Helford (scenic walks). STAY – Old Coastguard, Mousehole (from £155).

Day 4

Tour the wild Penwith Peninsula; beaches at Porthcurna, Porthgwarra and St Ives; visit Minack Open Air Theatre (stunning cliff-top location), the Telegraph Museum, Levant Mine & Beam Engine (tin industry); fantastic coast drive to St Ives (shops & galleries). Coast walk: Gurnards Head to Zennor. STAY – Gurnard’s Head, Treen (from £135).

Day 5

Spend time in Truro (cathedral, narrow streets lined with Georgian houses, river cruises; good shopping) then visiting the cove at Chapel Porth or Trerice Manor (NT), or walk the coast path from Pentire Head to the beaches at Crantock Bay & Holywell Bay (swimming). STAY – Lewinnick Lodge, Pentire Head, Newquay (from £130).

Day 6

Skirt Newquay and enjoy the beautiful drive north to Padstow; magnificent beaches at Watergate Bay, Bedruthan Steps, Treyarnon and Constantine Bays. Foodie Padstow for charming harbour and estuary walks; then round to Rock and fine beaches at Polzeath to reach Port Isaac. STAY – Stargazy Inn, Port Isaac (from £110).

Day 7

Stunning Cotehele House (NT) and Morwellham Quay (living museum) beside the Tamar, continue to Tavistock, then cross rugged Dartmoor (views) to Buckfastleigh (Abbey) and Totnes (castle; independent shops; Sharpham Vineyard). STAY – Cary Arms & Spa, Babbacombe Beach, Torquay (from £269).

Buy a Passport or Book

If you like the look of this itinerary, or maybe a couple of inns from it, click the link below to buy your Passport and guarantee your complimentary gifts, including use of a Volvo for the duration of the Passport (depending on value purchased). You can then book your stay when you are ready. You will also treat an NHS worker to a night away and support our inns.

If you know your dates and are ready to book any of the inns in this itinerary or would simply like to explore them, then click below. If you already have a Passport, simply enter your Passport code when you book each inn.