Welcome to St Ives


The town remains an artistic centre, with numerous galleries lining its cobbled streets, as well as the renowned Tate St Ives, which recently received a multimillion pound extension. Whether the town has managed to retain its artistic soul is another matter – it's one of Cornwall's holiday home hot spots, and uncomfortably packed with tourists in summer, so visit in spring or autumn if you can.


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$735.97 Multi-day & Extended Tours

South West Experience 5 day (Small Group) tour from London

Day 1Begin your journey through the South Downs National Park to Winchester, home to one of the biggest cathedrals in Europe. Then continue through the New Forest to Corfe Castle*. Next, we visit one of England’s most impressive natural wonders, Lulworth Cove. Remember to bring comfortable shoes so you can enjoy a coastal walk to take in the unforgettable views. Our overnight stop is Exmouth**, a traditional coastal resort. With two miles of golden sandy beach and some delicious seafood available, this is a wonderful place to rest. **Please note if Exmouth is exceptionally busy we may move our overnight stop to Exeter. Day 2We will journey to Dartmoor National Park. With stunning views, deep wooded valleys, medieval farmhouses and Bronze Age stone circles, this is an incredible park to spend a few hours exploring. We’ll make a stop at the Clapper Bridge at Postbridge for pictures! We’ll enjoy a lunch stop in the market town of Tavistock. Sir Francis Drake, the famous sea captain, was born here. The old streets radiate from Bedford Square and offer shops for every taste. Venture behind the Town Hall and you will discover the historic Pannier Market. Your day will continue through Bodmin Moor, one of Cornwall’s designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, as we make our way to the coastal town of Falmouth, where we’ll spend the next 2 nights.Day 3 After a night in Falmouth, we’ll make our way to Mousehole where you’ll have a chance to explore this village, which has retained its original character and charm. We then continue to Porthcurno and the Minack Theatre*. We’ll then continue west to Land’s End, England’s most westerly point. You can enjoy a cliff-top walk here and take in the views. Our final stop of the day is in St Ives, before we return to Falmouth.Day 4 This morning we make our way to Port Isaac, the filming location for Doc Martin. Next, we visit Tintagel, birthplace of King Arthur, and a place to get lost in the myths of the past. Then it’s on to Boscastle for lunch, home to an harbour village! We continue to Ilfracombe for more impressive coastal views. Our overnight stop is Bristol**, home to Clifton’s iconic suspension bridge – free to walk and offering views of the Avon Gorge. This bustling city is a perfect overnight stop with numerous restaurants and bars. **Please note if Bristol is exceptionally busy we may move our overnight stop to the city of Bath.Day 5 Our final day takes us into the Cotswolds, first to Cirencester. We will also visit some of the smaller Cotswold villages. You’ll spend the afternoon in Oxford, aptly nicknamed the ‘City of Dreaming Spires’ by poet Matthew Arnold. This city is bustling and beautiful yet still holds clusters of tranquillity amongst the 38 colleges that you can explore here. We’ll enjoy an afternoon here to take in the buildings this city has to offer before we return to London. *Optional Extra Subject to Availability.

$3713.61 Cultural & Theme Tours

Devon, Dorset and Cornwall : Private Driver Guided 5 Day Tour from London

ItineraryDay 1: London to Dorset : The Jurassic CoastStop At: Stonehenge, Amesbury, Wiltshire, EnglandOption of visiting this world famous neolithic site en route to the beautiful county of Dorset and its dramatic Jurassic coastline Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Durdle Door & White Nothe Circular Walk, West Lulworth, Dorset, EnglandVisit the spectacular Durdle Door and picturesque Lulworth Cove fishing village and then head for the accommodation in Lyme RegisDuration: 1 hour 30 minutesNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight stay at a range of different types of accommodation ranging from B&Bs to 4 or 5 star hotelsDay 2: Dorset to DevonStop At: Sidmouth - Valley, Ridge and Jurassic Coast walk, Sidmouth, Devon, EnglandTravel along the Jurassic coast into Sidmouth, Exeter and Dartmoor National ParkDuration: 4 hoursStop At: Tavistock Pannier Market, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, EnglandAfter lunch spend the afternoon exploring the market town Tavistock, a tannery town where Sir Francis Drake was born. Duration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Accomodation in Tavistock or a local village near Dartmoor National Park Day 3: North Devon and CornwallStop At: Clovelly Village, Clovelly, Devon, EnglandVisit this beautiful fishing village which clings to the steep cliffs on the North Devon coastDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Harbour, Port Isaac, Cornwall, Port Isaac, Cornwall, EnglandVisit this typical Cornish village where Doc Martin is filmed. Enjoy exploring the backstreets where you will find beautiful cottages and small quaint shopsDuration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Range of accommodation choices on the North Devon / Cornwall coast from lovely well maintained B&Bs to 4-5 star hotels.Day 4: Exploring CornwallStop At: Padstow Harbour, Padstow, Cornwall, EnglandExplore this beautiful Cornish village and eat at one of Rick Stein's wonderful restaurants or bistros.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: St Ives Harbour Beach, St Ives, Cornwall, EnglandExplore St Ives in the afternoon. Visit the Tate Modern or spend some time relaxing on the beautiful beaches in this popular seaside town and maybe catch up on some shopping.Duration: 3 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Plenty of accommodation available in St.Ives or nearby ranging from typical B&Bs to 4-5 star hotelsDay 5: Cornwall ChoicesStop At: Eden Project, Bodelva, Cornwall, EnglandOne choice is to visit these futuristic gardens set in the dramatic landscape of southern CornwallDuration: 2 hoursStop At: St. Michael's Mount, Marazion, Cornwall, EnglandAnother option is to visit this spectacular isle just off the coast of Cornwall which has a fascinating history dating back to the 12th CenturyDuration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

$364.61 Cultural & Theme Tours

Keith's Cornish Tours

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: South West Coast Path - Penzance to Marazion, Penzance, Cornwall, EnglandCastles, cliffs, sea views, breath-taking sceneryDuration: 8 hoursStop At: St Ives Bay, St Ives, Cornwall, EnglandQuaint fishing villages, mining world heritage sites, breath-taking sceneryDuration: 8 hoursStop At: The Lizard and Kynance Cove, Lizard, Cornwall, EnglandPoldark filming locations, breath-taking scenery.Duration: 8 hoursStop At: Historic Port of Charlestown, St Austell, Cornwall, EnglandHistory, heritage, Poldark filming locationsDuration: 8 hoursStop At: Fowey Estuary, Fowey, Cornwall, EnglandHistory, heritage, ships, beautiful villagesDuration: 8 hoursStop At: Padstow Harbour, Padstow, Cornwall, EnglandHistoric fishing village, history, gourmet foodDuration: 8 hoursStop At: Harbour, Port Isaac, Cornwall, Port Isaac, Cornwall, EnglandPicturesque fishing village, Doc Martin filming locationsDuration: 8 hoursStop At: Bodmin Moor, Bodmin, Cornwall, EnglandNeolithic monuments, Poldark filming locations, breath-taking sceneryDuration: 8 hours

$27.01 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Chocolate Workshop for All.

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productHave some fun making your own chocolate treats in our chocolate workshopDuration: 1 hourLocation: I Should Coco, St Ives, Cornwall, England

$1289.63 Day Trips & Excursions

Best of England and Wales 9 day (Small Group) tour from London

• Begin the journey south west through the South Downs National Park to Winchester. Then continue through the New Forest to Corfe Castle*. Next, we visit Lulworth Cove. Remember to bring comfortable shoes so you can enjoy a coastal walk. Our overnight stop is Exmouth. • After a leisurely start, we will journey to Dartmoor National Park. Look out for the famous Dartmoor ponies! We’ll make a stop at the famous Clapper Bridge at Postbridge for pictures! We’ll enjoy a lunch stop in the market town of Tavistock. The old streets radiate from Bedford Square and offer shops for every taste and need. Your day will continue through Bodmin Moor, one of Cornwall’s designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, as we make our way to the coastal town of Falmouth, where we’ll spend the next 2 nights. • Today we make our way to Mousehole where you’ll have a chance to explore this beautiful little fishing village. We then continue to Porthcurno and the Minack Theatre*. We’ll then continue west to Land’s End, England’s most westerly point. Our final stop of the day is in St Ives, before we return to Falmouth. • This morning we make our way to Port Isaac, the filming location for Doc Martin. Next, we visit Tintagel, legendary birthplace of King Arthur. Then it’s on to Boscastle for lunch, home to an unspoiled harbour village. We continue to Ilfracombe for more coastal views. Our overnight stop is Bristol**. This bustling city is a perfect overnight stop with numerous restaurants and bars to enjoy in the evening. • Day five takes us into the Cotswolds, first to Cirencester, then on to some of the smaller villages. We’ll continue on to Ironbridge, a village perched on the River Severn. Our overnight stop is the pretty English city of Chester.  • After a leisurely start in Chester, we’ll then head west to Wales to drive the Llanberis Pass and revel in the mountainous scenery. Snowdonia National Park is full of wild landscapes. We’ll also visit Conwy, a walled market town home to Conwy Castle*. You can explore narrow cobbled streets and take in views of the Thomas Telford Suspension Bridge that leads up to the Castle before we return to Chester. • Today is The Peak District National Park. We’ll stop in the town of Buxton, then make our way to Bakewell. Another highlight is the stately home of Chatsworth House - set in idyllic gardens. We’ll spend our third evening in York. • A day to explore York. You can choose what you‘d like to visit, perhaps York Minster*, or the Shambles. The day is free for you to do as you please with an optional walking tour. • After a second evening in York, we’ll head south to Newark-on-Trent, which you’ll have ample time to explore. We’ll continue south to Cambridge, a famous University city. You can even enjoy an iconic punt down the River Cam, and view the University buildings from the river. We then return to London.