England's southwest corner is steeped in legend and history. Tintagel Castle in Cornwall is the traditional birthplace of King Arthur. Falmouth, which boasts a superb deep-water harbour - the third-largest in the world - shares the Cornish coast's colorful history of shipwrecks, smuggling, and privateering. Cornwall is scenic England at its best, with superb seascapes, picturesque harbours, and countryside of green fields and hedgerows, quaint villages and low-slung granite farmhouses.
Cornwall's natural beauty has long made it a draw for British vacationers.
Note: Your ship will anchor in Falmouth and use launches to transport all passengers ashore.
More about Cornwall (Falmouth), England Points of Interest
As the name suggests, this tourist destination is located at the extreme western tip of the British mainland. Take in the view, see a theatre show, shop, and explore the village and amusement park.
St. Michael's Mount
Separated from the mainland by a causeway covered by sea at high water, this island community, complete with medieval church, castle and village, is a delightful place to visit.
Sheltered from the elements in a cliff's ravine, this charming Cornish fishing village of cottages is perched on a steep slope overlooking a tiny harbour with narrow, winding streets and alleys.
St. Ives & Tate St. Ives
In the mid-19th century, St. Ives was home to a thriving fishing industry. Tate St Ives is a striking 3-story building that sits in the cliff face overlooking the beach, and houses modern and contemporary art by notable Cornwall artists. Enjoy the beach view from the restaurant.
This seaside community's natural harbour is a haven for yachts and mariners. Its estuary is one of the most breathtaking and unspoiled waterways of Britain's south coast.
Designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Lizard Peninsula is home to 15 of Britain's most rare plants, as the mild climate nurtures subtropical vegetation and a year-round color.
A short ferry ride from Falmouth, this affluent harbor village has two beaches and a variety of charming cafes, restaurants and shops, as well as a 16th-century castle built by Henry XIII.
Take a narrated scenic drive to Land's End and St. Ives on this full-day excursion. Discover the Land's End Peninsula Complex that offers something for the whole family. Then, continue on to the picturesque village of St. Ives where you'll have free time to explore on your own.
Visit Lanhydrock House on this full-day excursion. Explore its 49 rooms and gardens for a look at life in a Victorian country house. Then visit Fowey, one of the most picturesque harbours on the Cornish coast.
Visit the charming hamlet of Polperro, a picturesque fishing village, and explore the pedestrian-friendly environment on your own on this full-day excursion. Once a haven for maritime smugglers, now it is a wonderful little village with a thriving art scene.
See Cornwall's beautiful countryside en route to Land's End, the westernmost point in England on this half-day excursion. Visit the Land's End Peninsula Complex, complete with theme park, shops and stunning views of the rocky Cornish coast.
Tour dramatic St. Michael's Mount, home to a 12th-century castle and a 14th-century priory on this half-day excursion. The dramatic, rocky island once boasted a Benedictine priory that was inspired by the famous Mont St. Michel in Normandy.
This tour is designed for passengers who prefer to see some sights from the motorcoach with little or no walking involved. Experience tea and fresh scones served in the traditional way at the birthplace of the cream tea - a British institution - on this half-day excursion. Stops along the way include photo opportunities at St. Michael's Mount, Marazion and St. Ives.
Take a guided walking tour by the dramatic cliffs of The Lizard on this half-day excursion. This beautiful peninsula is the most southerly point in England. Your walking tour includes lunch at a local pub.