Going for Gold in Cornwall

Going for Gold in Cornwall

On a crooked finger of the Cornish coast, Falmouth’s Maritime Museum dips its toe into cool harbour waters as gold emanates from inside the building’s main hall where Olympic sailor Ben Ainslie’s medal winning boat ‘Rita’ takes centre stage.

Sweeping aside all competitions in Atlanta, Sydney, Athens, Beijing and London, Ben Ainslie’s glittering career spans five Olympic Games and includes a haul of four gold medals.


The craft of his major triumphs joins a flotilla of boats suspended from the museum’s ceiling, taking its place in facilitating Falmouth’s maritime history.


Britain’s first and last port of call welcomed Charles Darwin’s HMS Eagle back from its voyage of discovery in South America and New Zealand in 1836, and it was here that news first landed of Nelson’s death at the Battle of Trafalgar.


Over in St Ives, legend tells of St la’s journey on a leaf to this picturesque setting where modern travellers encounter a tangle of cobbled streets and honey glazed granite cottages that glow gold in the setting sun.


Swashbuckling Penzance pirates play their part on Cornwall’s shimmering seas, and a coastal tour of St Michael’s Mount, Penzance  and St Ives will capture the body of Cornwall’s coastline on a tour packed with golden memories.  


What’s included in this Diamond Tour…


• A visit to the Maritime Museum with free time in Falmouth to follow.

• Coastal tour of Marazion to view St Michael’s Mount, Penzance and St Ives.

• A scenic tour taking in Lizard, Gweek and Porthleven.

• 4 nights hotel stay on half board.

• Door-to-door travel


The Royal Duchy Hotel

Falmouth ****


The treasures of one of Cornwall’s finest luxury hotels are yours to enjoy in the popular waterside town of Falmouth.

An indoor pool, sauna, and beautiful manicured gardens all ensure a radiant glow throughout your stay.

The hotel has a lift.



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