Please join us for the 2018 Wild West Tour of London and Cornwall!
Sunday April 15th to Thursday April 26th, 2018.
$7300 Twin /Double Occupancy.
$7800 Single Occupancy.
The price of the tour includes dinners, bed and breakfasts for all 11 nights at top class hotels, as well as entrance to all the various sites and venues we will visit during the tour. You’ll also receive a number of projects to stitch, many of which will be exclusive to the tour…and a 20% discount on all Jane Tattersfield canvases. You will be responsible for purchasing lunches, drinks, and your airfare.
A deposit of $2500 USD is due on sign-up and then you will be invoiced for the remaining two payments. The second payment will be due November 30th, and the final payment will be due February 28th, 2018.
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Sunday 15th April
Arrival of Guests at the Mitre Hotel, Hampton Court by 5pm. Welcome Reception with outline of our Tour activities. Dinner at the hotel.
Monday 16th April
After breakfast we will be collected by our luxury coach, which will take us to the centre of London, visiting the British Museum, followed by Liberty of London, an iconic department store. Afterwards our coach will take us on a tour of the famous sights of London, from where we will return to the hotel for dinner.
Tuesday 17th April
After breakfast we will stroll across the road to the magnificent Tudor Palace of Hampton Court, once home to Henry VIII, visiting the famous Royal School of Needlework, where we will take a tour around the School and a class with one of the professional teachers. We will also have time to look in the Palace and visit the in-house shops. Dinner will be at Mezzet, an amazing Lebanese Restaurant in Hampton Court Village, a few minutes from the hotel.
Wednesday 18th April
Early breakfast and departure around 8 a.m. The coach will drive us (approximately 2 hours) to the world-famous prehistoric site of Stonehenge, where Jeremy will guide us around the ancient stones, giving us an insight into its origins and mysteries. We shall then continue our journey, via the county of Devon and on to the far west of England and the county of Cornwall, which juts out into the Atlantic Ocean. We aim to arrive late afternoon at the beautiful newly-refurbished Mount Haven Hotel at Marazion near the quintessential Cornish fishing town of St. Ives. Dinner at the hotel.
Thursday 19th April
After our long journey the previous day, we will have a leisurely breakfast. We shall visit the stunning Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens. Cornwall is famous for its warm micro-climate, being influenced by the Ocean, and this particular garden is in a hidden valley with beautiful views of Mount’s Bay. In the afternoon we shall go to the quintessential Cornish fishing town of St. Ives where we can visit the Tate Gallery (an outpost of its famous London parent). There will be time to shop in its winding lanes. In the early evening, Elizabeth will start our Cornish-inspired stitching project. Then in the evening we will have dinner at one of the local award-winning seafood restaurants here in the ‘Wild West’. (Choices other than seafood are available).
Friday 20th April
After breakfast, we take a full-day felting course with Lizzie Houghton, who is a renowned felter who has written books on the subject and lectured in the USA. We will learn the technique of felting and make a scarf or a hat which we will then embellish with embroidery stitches. Lunch will be served during our day. Dinner at the Mount Haven Hotel.
Saturday 21st April
After breakfast we will proceed by coach to Trebah Gardens. These spectacular gardens tumble down to an inlet of the sea. It is of particular interest as the tiny beach was the scene for the embarkation of American servicemen en route to Omaha Beach in Normandy during World War II. In the afternoon we shall continue to the maritime town of Falmouth, where there will be a lot of opportunity for shopping. Dinner in the evening will be at the Victoria Inn, Perranuthnoe village, an award-winning pub typical of the Wild West.
Sunday 22nd April
After breakfast our coach will start a half-day tour around the far-western tip of Cornwall. This amazing landscape inspired Winston Graham to write the Poldark novels which have been screened on PBS in the United States. During the tour we will visit some of the locations and include Land’s End, Sennen Cove and Porthcurno. We will take afternoon tea at the Rock Pool Café. Dinner at the Mount Haven Hotel.
Monday 23rd April
After breakfast and a leisurely start, we will head back east through Cornwall to the fishing town of Padstow, where we will check in to Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant for a two-night stay. There will be time to stitch or wander around this beautiful harbour town. Dinner in the famous award-winning seafood restaurant. (There are meat and vegetarian options).
Tuesday 24th April
After breakfast we will take our coach to Port Isaac, the setting for the famous TV series “Doc Martin” where will have time to wander its traditional Cornish lanes. The rest of the day we will stitch another Cornish-based needlepoint project and have time to do last-minute shopping before we leave Cornwall the next day. Dinner will be at the Rick Stein’s Bistro.
Wednesday 25th April
After breakfast we shall travel back to London Heathrow (approximately 6 hours with plenty of stops including lunch). Dinner at our chosen airport Hotel. Farewell drink.
Thursday 26th April
Departure back to the USA on your chosen flights from London Heathrow Airport. (We can make arrangements for you to extend your stay if you so wish.)
Please check back for updates.
During our stay in Cornwall, we will do all the activities listed, but may change the running order on this itinerary, subject to opening times, etc.
In the villages and towns, some of the lanes can be steep and uneven. Please make sure you have good suitable footwear.
When we do our felting day course, the process can be messy and wet, so please wear appropriate clothing. However, aprons will be provided.
All dinners are included in the tour price, excluding beverages. We normally have a big English breakfast and at lunchtime you will be able to purchase a light lunch or a famous Cornish Cream Tea.
If you wish to arrive before 15th April, we can organize extra nights and have a concierge service to advise you on activities and visits.