Silversea Luxury Cruises To FALMOUTH

FALMOUTH

England’s Cornish coast is often touted as being one of the loveliest on earth, and Falmouth is testament to that. A lovely jumble of traditional seaside charm, long stretches of sandy beach and quintessential Britishness, Falmouth offers much in the way of entertainment. Think bags of style, a community spirit and a modern, arty, edge, and you have just about summed Falmouth up. View more

It was recently voted as the UK’s best town to live, so it must be doing something right! With Falmouth, appearances can be deceptive – while one might think it is a twee seaside village that owes its livelihood to tourism, it is actually a university town, full of art galleries, independent book shops and of course buzzing bars and restaurants. Get a taste of the student life by wandering the seafront and the Prince of Wales Pier, ice-cream in hand. While the town might have embraced its future, its past is still very relevant. A major port in the 18-century the National Maritime Museum has a great deal of history on offer. For those who want to stretch their legs further afield and really enjoy the glorious English countryside, why not indulge your senses with a coastal trek along the Lizard Peninsula. Beautifully bordered by sea and open landscapes, expect to see tiny fishing villages hidden in their coves, dramatic coastal landscapes and even the Lizard Lighthouse, one of Marconi’s experimental wireless stations. Don’t forget to get yourself a cream tea – a Cornish institution – to congratulate yourself at the end!

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

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LONDON (Tower Bridge) To LONDON (Tower Bridge)
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    May 13 2020
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    12 Days
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    Silver Wind
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AMSTERDAM To LONDON (Greenwich)
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    May 25 2020
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    Silver Whisper
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DUBLIN To LONDON (Greenwich)
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    Jun 01 2020
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LONDON (Greenwich) To LISBON
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    Jul 03 2020
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LONDON (Greenwich) To LONDON (Greenwich)
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NEW YORK To SOUTHAMPTON
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    Jun 06 2021
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SOUTHAMPTON To SOUTHAMPTON
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Excursions in FALMOUTH

Silver Shore Privato - Falmouth by Private Car with Guide - Full Day

Explore Falmouth at your leisure during your full-day (8-Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Silver Shore Privato - Falmouth by Private Car with Guide - Half Day

Explore Falmouth at your leisure during your half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.

Silver Shore Privato - Falmouth by Private Van with /Guide - Full Day

Explore Falmouth at your leisure during your full-day (8-Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.

Coastal Trek

Indulge your senses with the splendid beauty, charm and flavours of Cornwall during this half-day coastal trek and pub lunch on the Lizard Peninsula.


Lizard Peninsula

Depart the pier for the approximately 45-minute drive to the stunningly beautiful Lizard Peninsula, an ongoing source of inspiration for artists and writers. With the sea on three sides and Helford River to the north, the Lizard Peninsula is almost an island; a high plateau surrounded by sea, and studded with numerous coves and beaches. As you approach the area, the typical rolling West Cornwall terrain gives way to open landscapes. At the gateway to the Lizard Peninsula are the Culdrose Royal Naval Air Station and Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station. The rocks and cliffs of the coastline offer shelter to the tiny fishing villages huddled in their coves, and look much the same today as they did centuries ago. Upon arrival in Lizard Town, the southernmost point of England, a jagged coastline of ancient rocks surrounds the moorland.


Lizard Town and Coastal Hike

Your guided trek begins in Lizard Town at Lizard Point Village, where local workshops cut and polish a rare and colourful rock that is found in the area and utilised to produce dishes, jewellery, model animals and lighthouses. Lizard Point was notorious in early times as a site for shipwrecks due to the currents and strong winds produced as the Atlantic meets the English Channel. Follow green lanes and footpaths leading south to some of the most dramatic coastal scenery in the country. Whilst walking along the cliff-top, which is glorious with wildflowers in summer, see the Lizard Lighthouse, a former Lloyd's Signal Station and the site of one of Marconi's experimental wireless stations. Built in 1752 to oversee one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world, the lighthouse became automated in 1999. Your coastal walk turns inland to return to Lizard village.


Light Lunch and Shopping

Upon returning to Lizard Town, proceed to a village pub. Here, relax with traditional fish and chip served with a pint of English draft beer. After lunch, some free time is made available to browse the small shops in Lizard Town at your leisure before commencing the approximately 45-minute drive back to

the pier.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of walking for approximately two hours, at times over rough, uneven and steep coastal paths, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. Walking in Lizard Town is at the discretion of each guest. This tour is only suitable for guests in good physical condition, and is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Please note that this tour includes uphill walking. Comfortable, layered clothing, a waterproof jacket or coat, sturdy, closed-toe hiking shoes are recommended. Due to the local climate, most of the coaches are air-cooled. Space on this tour is extremely limited; we suggest you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Discover St Michael’s Mount

Explore the history and beauty of a spectacular medieval castle during this memorable excursion to St. Michael's Mount.


Marazion and St. Michael's Mount

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately one-hour drive to the coastal village of Marazion. En route, travel through the beautiful green countryside of Cornwall and past quaint villages, granite farmhouses and rolling downs. From Marazion, proceed to St. Michael's Mount, which may be accessible on-foot or by boat depending on the tide. The British National Trust property of St. Michael's Mount is a dramatic 12th-century castle and 14th-century priory perched on a tidal island. This dramatic, rocky island once boasted a Benedictine priory that was a daughter house to Mont St. Michel in Normandy. Portions of the Mount are also a private house, a home for over three centuries to the St. Aubyn family.


Free-flow Tour of St. Michael's Mount

Upon arrival, ascend the steep pathway and enter the 12th-century castle through the West Door, and take in the Great Hall, St. John's Room and the Armoury. In the oldest areas of the castle are the Library and Chevy Chase Room, originally the monk's refectory. At the island's summit stands the Priory Church, still used for public worship. Following your free flow tour, some free time is made available to take photos of your picturesque surroundings. Afterward, walk back (or travel by boat) to the village of Marazion and enjoy some free time here before, re-boarding your coach and commence the approximately one-hour drive back to the pier.

Exclusive Visit & Lunch at Boconnoc

Discover the splendid natural beauty and history of Boconnoc during an exclusive, full-day excursion to this iconic, award-winning country estate.


Falmouth, Boconnoc

Depart the pier for Boconnoc, a breath-taking country estate with a long and fascinating history dating from 1086. The current owners, Anthony and Elizabeth Fortescue, purchased the house and restored it back to life during a 12-year restoration project. The project was awarded the Historic Houses Association/Sotheby's Restoration Award, and the Georgian Group Architectural Award for the Restoration of a Country Mansion in 2012.


During World War II, Americans took over Boconnoc and by the time the previous owners returned, the house fell into disrepair due to a lack of money. By the early-1950s, the owners left the property and it was abandoned for 30 years. By the time Anthony and Elizabeth Fortescue bought Boconnoc and began restoring it, the entire roof had to be redone, there were plants growing through windows and you could see the top floor from the basement in one of the rooms.


Guided Walking Tour, Celtic Crosses, Bridges, Palm Trees, Lakes, Old Barns, Cottages

Today, Boconnoc has been opened especially for your exclusive, private visit. Upon arrival, you are greeted with a cup of tea or coffee, followed by a guided walking tour around the house, church and grounds. Along the way, discover why this estate, with all its diversity, is a popular film location due to the fact that it appears untouched by the 21st century and offers easy access to beautiful locations. This hidden paradise provides production companies space for filming, fashion shoots and product launches, as well as amenities that include storage, parking and wide driveways. The variety of locations on the estate are endless, from Celtic crosses, bridges, long drives, quarries, and an obelisk to palm trees, lakes, old barns and cottages.


Poetry, Lunch, Free Time

Following your tour, meet with the current owners of the property (subject to availability) and enjoy listening to a poem written about the previous owners of the house; Boconnoc by A.L. Rowse. You are then served a light lunch accompanied by a glass of wine and splendid views. After lunch, some free time is made available to stroll about the estate at your leisure, or simply relax and marvel at the natural beauty of your surrounds. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 1.5-hour drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking, at times over uneven and grassy surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility, but is not wheelchair-accessible. Guests who choose not to walk from the main house to the church and gardens may opt to relax in the house in front of the fire, or sit on the chairs on the lawn in front of the house. Comfortable, layered clothing, a waterproof jacket or coat, flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Guests must be at least 18 years old to be served alcoholic beverages. The driving distance between the pier and Boconnoc is approximately 1.5 hours in each direction. Due to the local climate, most of the coaches are air-cooled. The tour sequence may vary.

Falmouth Kayak Adventure

Experience the scenic splendour of the Falmouth coast and Pendennis Headland in an active new way during this invigorating, half-day walking and kayaking excursion.


Falmouth Harbour, Pendennis Headland, Castle and Point, Gyllyngvase Beach, Fal River

Depart the port on-foot for a scenic, approximately 1.5-hour walk to Falmouth's Gyllyngvase Beach via the historic Pendennis Headland. As the route ascends, see the dockyard below and fantastic views across Falmouth Harbour before continuing around the headland, which is dominated by Pendennis Castle, one of the finest of the mighty fortresses built by Henry VIII to defend the Cornwall against invasion. From Pendennis Point, see breath-taking views up the Fal River and across to the Roseland Peninsula before reaching the golden sands and clear waters of Gyllyngvase Beach.


Guided Kayaking Tour, Caves, Gullies, Submerged Reefs, Wildlife, Seals, Coastal Birds, Marine Life

Upon arrival at Gyllyngvase Beach, meet your kayaking instructor, receive your safety and kayaking instructions and gear, then embark your two-seat kayak and begin your approximately 1.5-hour guided kayaking adventure. Along the way, explore caves and gullies, glide over submerged reefs and hear tales of mysterious shipwrecks. In addition, look for the abundant wildlife, seals, coastal birds and marine life that are typically observed here.


Free Time at Gyllyngvase Beach, Sunbathing, Beachcombing, Swimming, Return Walk

Following your kayaking tour, return to the kayaking base. After disembarking your kayak, some free time is made available at Gyllyngvase Beach for relaxing, sunbathing and beachcombing. Depending on the weather conditions, you may also opt to take a refreshing dip in the cool, clear water. At the conclusion of your visit, commence the approximately 30-minute walk back to the pier.

Picturesque Poldark

Poldark is based on the novels by Winston Graham, a romantic novel set in the days of Cornwall's 18th Century Cornwall's mining industry and was one of the most successful TV adaptations in the 1970's of all time. The famous novel was recently re-made in 2015 into a new TV series, which was hugely popular. Today, take a walk in the author's shoes and enjoy an intriguing tour visiting the places that inspired the author and locations where the recent Poldark TV series was filmed.


Portreath

The tour begins with a visit to Portreath, a small resort with a very narrow harbour located about 5 miles north of Redruth. It was once a busy port, importing coal and exporting copper but now only sheltering the occasional fishing boat. The original loading ramp can still be seen in the village. Copper ore was transported from mines, in the Chacewater area, using horse-drawn wagons and was shipped by the ton to Swansea in South Wales for smelting.


Wheal Coates

Next, travel to Wheal Coates, see the breath-taking view of the cliffs and imagine Ross Poldark famously galloping across them on his horse. View the delights of Chapel Porth beach and recognise the engine house, if you were to imagine the landscape in which Ross Poldark and Demelza lived out their dramatic lives, you wouldn't go far wrong in St Agnes Parish. In Poldark St Agnes Head was used to represent the Nampara Valley, part of Poldarks' family estate. Its engine houses on the cliff top reflect Cornwall's rich mining heritage. The location is a little further down the coast, and 30 miles from The Olde House, but the area is home to beaches Chapel Porth and Trevaunance cove. View the Stippy Stappy cottages which feature in Poldark and marvel at the quirky, steep row of terraced cottages.


Perranporth

The final stop is to Perranporth, just a few miles from St Agnes, and is where Winston Graham lived from the age of 17. The 13 Poldark novels in particular were significantly affected by Graham's relationship with the St Agnes landscape and the characters he met as a young man. Step on the golden sands of Perranporth beach and let your creative flow, as you'll be following in Winston Graham's very own footsteps. Hunt down the memorial bench nestled amongst the dunes and with your eye cast out to sea, let your mind fill with plots and characters, you never know, you could be dreaming up the next best seller.


After a fascinating tour re-board your vehicle and return to the ship.

Scenic Cornish Drive & Cream Tea

Experience the romantic landscape of Cornwall and a traditional Cream Tea during this panoramic, half-day sightseeing excursion.


Falmouth, Fal Estuary, Cornish Countryside, Truro, Cathedral

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 45-minute drive up the pretty Fal Estuary and through the rugged Cornish countryside en route to the Georgian city of Truro, Cornwall's county administration centre. Upon arrival, see panoramic views of Truro's impressive Cathedral before continuing on towards Redruth and Camborne.


Redruth, Camborne, Countryside Drive, Poldark, Carn Brea

From Redruth and Camborne, traverse a countryside filled with charming lanes, granite cottages and Methodist chapels, then take a step back in time to the age of Poldark and tin-mining. Looming high above Redruth and Camborne is the spectacular granite tor of Carn Brea, crowned by its stark memorial to mine owner Francis Bassett.


South Coast of Cornwall, Marazion, Local Hotel, Cream Tea, St. Michael's Mount

Your last stop along the south coast of Cornwall is at Marazion, where you can enjoy spectacular panoramic views of St Michael's Mount and a traditional Cream Tea at a local hotel. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately one-hour drive back to the pier.


Silver Shore Privato - Falmouth by Private Van with /Guide - Half Day

Explore Falmouth at your leisure during your half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


St Ives- The Idyllic Cornish Village

Explore the famous art movement that began a century ago, and continues to this day, during this scenic, half-day excursion to

St. Ives.


St. Ives Walking Tour

Depart the pier in Falmouth for a scenic drive, approximate 90-minute drive to St. Ives, home of a famous art movement that began a century ago and continues to this day. Particularly celebrated in St. Ives is the work of a young group of painters, potters and sculptors such as Bernard Leach, Shoji Hamada, Alfred Wallis, Ben Nicholson, Christopher Walker and Barbara Hepworth. Upon arrival, take a brief orientation walk of St. Ives, your guide points out places of interest for independent exploration before you set off on your own.


St. Ives at Your Leisure

During the self-guided portion of your visit, explore St. Ives at your leisure. Sites worthy of consideration include the Tate Gallery, part of the Tate Gallery of London. This stunning building, which stands high above the magnificent surfing beach of Porthmeor, houses a varying exhibition of local and national works, including Barbara Hepworth's Museum & Sculpture Garden. Other galleries include The Leach Pottery, housing a small collection showcasing work by Leach, the world-famous ceramist who established St. Ives as a center for ceramics. Porthminster Gallery, one of St. Ives fine art galleries, exhibits leading and emerging St. Ives painters, ceramicists and sculptors. Your vantage point from the museum affords stunning panoramic vistas over the picturesque bay and harbor.


Shopping and Dining

Alternatively, you may opt to stroll about the charming streets at your leisure, browse for local handicrafts, or simply enjoy a leisurely respite at a local café or ancient tavern. At the conclusion of your visit, meet up with your guided, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 75-minute drive back to the pier. On route, travel over the dramatic landscape of the Cornish Moors, strewn with granite outcrops and mining villages.

St Mawes & The Roseland Peninsula

Discover the unspoilt natural beauty and charming villages of the historic Roseland Peninsula during this immersive, half-day sightseeing excursion.


Falmouth, King Harry Ferry, Ferry-Ride, Fal River, Roseland Peninsula

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 35-minute drive to the King Harry Ferry. Upon arrival, embark your awaiting ferry for the short ride to the Roseland Peninsula, with beautiful views of the Fal River en route. The Roseland Peninsula is an area of unspoiled natural beauty that has been the inspiration for numerous authors, including Daphne DuMaurier and Rosamunde Pilcher.


St. Just-in-Roseland, Church, Gardens, St. Mawes, Fishing Harbour, St. Mawes Castle

Upon arrival, board a coach for the short drive to St. Just-in-Roseland, famous for its charming church which is nestled in magnificent gardens overflowing with subtropical shrubs and trees, all in a delightful setting perched on the water's edge. Following your guided visit, re-board your coach and head to nearby St. Mawes, an idyllic, Old World fishing harbour. Upon arrival, some free time is made available to relax at your leisure and/or explore this delightful Cornish village. Pretty St. Mawes served as the setting for the popular television series, Poldark, and features a picturesque harbour protected by St. Mawes Castle, the coastal fortress built by King Henry VIII.


Veryan, Roundhouses, Cornish Villages, Truro City

Leaving St. Mawes, re-board your coach and continue on to Veryan, a delightful little village famous for its 19th-century, thatched- and slate-roofed roundhouses, originally built by Reverend Trist to 'eliminate corners where the devil can hide'. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the short drive back to the pier. En route, pass by charming Cornish villages and Truro, Cornwall's only city.

Trebah Gardens

Indulge your senses with the sub-tropical paradise of the Trebah Gardens and a traditional Cornish Cream Tea during this picturesque, half-day sightseeing excursion.


Trebah Gardens, Rare and Exotic Plants, Trees and Shrubs, Private Beach, Helford River

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 30-minute drive to Trebah Gardens. This spectacular, approximately 26-acre (about 10.5 hectare) Cornish ravine garden is rated among the 80 finest gardens in the world, and listed as one of Cornwall's five great gardens. This sub-tropical paradise is home to a unique collection of rare and exotic plants, trees and shrubs winding down to a private, secluded beach on the Helford River.


Gardens Tour, Water Gardens, Waterfalls, Koi Carp, Rock Pools, Rare Trees and Shrubs

Upon arrival, take an exclusive guided tour of the gardens. Along the way, marvel at the water gardens with waterfalls and koi carp, glades of 100-year-old ferns and 18-foot-high (about 5.5-metre-high) giant gunneva (rhubarb). The gardens at Trebah have a long history dating back over 150 years, and are adorned with waterfalls, rock pools, rare trees and shrubs that provide an undulating carpet of colour.


Cornish Cream Tea, Cornish Coast, Pendennis Castle, Falmouth, St. Mawes, Fal Estuary

Following your tour of the gardens, proceed for a delicious traditional Cornish cream tea. Afterward, some free time is made available to explore the gardens at your leisure, or perhaps browse for souvenirs at the garden's gift shop. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach for a panoramic drive along the stunning Cornish coast, then head to Pendennis Castle for magnificent views of Falmouth, St. Mawes and the Fal Estuary. After your photo stop here, re-board you coach for the short drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of walking for approximately 0.93 miles (about 1.5 kilometres), at times over steep slopes, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair, provided they have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to get on/off the coach on their own, and are accompanied by an able-bodied companion to assist them.

Comfortable, layered clothing, a waterproof jacket or coat, flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Due to the local climate, most of the coaches are air-cooled. The tour sequence may vary.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.