What is included in a tour?
Each tour includes collection and return to your chosen accommodation and full access to everything we carry on the vehicle including complimentary refreshments. We can include all garden / attraction entrance fees within the tour price if you wish – together with any extras such as guided tours. Where possible we are happy to include collection from / return to a railway station or airport at both the beginning and end of your tour.
Where can I go?
We can include any part of Cornwall in your tour – travelling outside of the county is also available.
Do you just visit gardens?
No – gardens are our speciality but you can mix and match gardens with whatever you wish – coastal scenery, industrial heritage, galleries, shopping – the choice is yours.
How long are your tours?
We offer tours starting from a half day upto whatever length you want and can be completely flexible over the start / finish times of each day of your tour.
Do I have to stay in one place?
No – we are happy to include moving you and your luggage from one part of Cornwall to another as part of your tour. If you wish to see gardens / attractions across Cornwall we will recommend this approach when helping you plan your tour as it minimises the time you spend travelling.
Where do the tours start from?
Tours can start from anywhere in Cornwall – you choose. We are happy to include two or more start / finish points in any tour if you wish to change hotels.
Does it include accommodation?
No - we leave the choice of that to you - but your tour can start / finish anywhere in Cornwall.
Are these fully guided tours?
We drive you to each garden / attraction on your tour. We are very happy to accompany you around each – but we leave this decision to you. At many of the smaller gardens you have the opportunity to meet the owner / gardener and ask questions. We can provide leaflets / plans of many of the gardens in advance and for larger gardens we are happy to provide advice on what to see, how much time needed, best route to take.
What payment options are available?
We accept payment via PayPal, major credit cards, cheques or bank transfer.
I am a National Trust Member - do I get a reduced price?
Yes - if your tour includes visits to National Trust gardens / attractions we reduce the tour price accordingly - but please remember to bring your membership card with you!
Overseas visitor? Many countries have reciprocal arrangements which allow you to visit England's National Trust gardens for free - but you must bring proof of this with you.
Do I need to bring my own lunch?
We plan your tour to include the opportunity to visit a cafe or restaurant at lunchtime - many of the larger gardens offer extensive menus including wine / beer. If you do want to bring your own refreshments we carry a 'coolbag' in the car which you are welcome to use.