Departure and End locations:

Plymouth Cruise Tender or Barbican & other departure points within a 2-hour drive of Penzance, Cornwall

Cornish Ancestry and Cornish Mining Highlights tour with blue badge guide viv robinson

Recommended group size:

2-6 travelling in an SUV

Bookable as as a tailor-made tour visiting places of specific interest named in information supplied in advance by clients, or as a panoramic ancestry highlight tour to the West Penwith area.

viv robinson is an official mayflower 400 tour guide

The Itinerary:

Here is a superb opportunity to bring your family history to life by visiting, the county of Cornwall from where almost twenty-five per cent of the population emigrated in the 19th century. Many Cornish people crossed the River Tamar to England, or left for the United States of America, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Central and South America and South Africa. As a result, some 6 million people world-wide can proudly claim Cornish ancestry.

Departing from Plymouth, we travel towards West Cornwall visiting UNESCO Cornish Mining World Heritage sites in the Camborne / Redruth and West Penwith areas. Our panoramic tour passes through areas where traditional villages and towns from where families emigrated are located. Enjoy iconic views of coast and countryside, including that of St Michael’s Mount, as you wind your way around the Cornish lanes, stopping along the way to enjoy a miner’s lunch of a ‘pasty and pint’ or to indulge in a Cornish Cream Tea.

Stories of the Cornish people’s history, traditions, folklore, religion and locations that shaped lives and can help you make the very best use of you time will be brought alive Guide.

By now you will possibly have discovered from whence your ancestors hailed. If you happen to know where your ancestors were born, lived, went to church, were married or died and were buried, a unique tour can be designed especially for you.

By supplying a little information about what you know of your family in advance, a tour can be designed to visit places relevant to explore the churches, chapels or graveyards and maybe even properties where your ancestors lived or worked.

The Highlights:

  • A full day tour led by your very own Cornish Blue Badge Guide with chauffeur driven private transport
  • Panoramic tour of coast and countryside to West Cornwall
  • Tour to UNESCO Cornish Mining World Heritage Sites
  • Photo stop to view St Michael’s Mount at Marazion
  • Time to stroll on the ‘Tin Coast’ to view iconic views of the Cornish Mining landscape
  • Opportunity to enjoy a ‘Miner’s Lunch’ of a pasty and a pint or Cornish Cream Tea
  • Possibility of visiting locations relevant to your family history