Explore Cornwall’s culture, heritage and traditions on scenic tours that meander along countryside and coastal routes with choice of preferred stops and visits.

Spend time in North Cornwall where Bodmin Moor tales mystify. Recognise narrow, steeply winding streets in Port Isaac as seen in the ‘Doc Martin’ TV series. Contemplate myths and legends associated with King Arthur when strolling up to view the awe-inspiring bridge across the chasm that now divides Tintagel Castle. When visiting Padstow feast on seafood, seek out nooks and crannies to find an eclectic mix of shops or amble up the coastal path towards Stepper Point for fantastic views of the Camel estuary. In West Penwith, cross the granite causeway to St Michael’s Mount home of Lord St Levan, pause in Penzance to saunter along the Victorian promenade, visit Penlee House Gallery with its collection of Newlyn art or visit the unique cliff edge Minack theatre. Enjoy unmissable views on the romantic route between Land’s End and St Ives when twisting along cliff tops, through mining villages farmland and passing by mines that now lie silent. Reminisce on a themed ‘Poldark’ tour visiting Truro, Cornwall’s vibrant cathedral city or request something special that may not be mentioned here.

Guided walks and tours in cornwall with Viv Robinson

Cornish Ancestry and Cornish Mining Highlights tour with blue badge guide viv robinsonScenic route to west Cornwall discovering how Cornish customs, heritage and landscape linked community life throughout Cornwall guided by Viv whose ancestors were part of the Great Migration when Cornish culture spread across the world. Includes stops to explore mining landscapes and St Michael’s Mount and enjoy a walk on the South West Coast Path. [more…]

Take a tour of legendary north cornwall with viv robinson, registered blue badge guideVisit Tintagel and King Arthur’s Castle, that peers down from the cliff top, and continue to Padstow, harbour village with lively atmosphere, where celebrity chef Rick Stein’s famous fish and chips can be enjoyed. [More….]

Take a tour around King Arthur's Cornwall with viv robinson, registered blue badge tour guideA tailor-made day out to iconic and mysterious sites associated with King Arthur, legend of the Dark Ages! [More….]

Take a tour of the fish, tin and copper areas of cornwall with viv robinson, registered blue badge guideScenic tour stopping at St Michael’s Mount, Land’s End and the ‘Tin Coast’ from where this spectacular route continues through the UNESCO Cornish Mining World Heritage Site to St Ives, harbour town with cobbled streets, independent shops, eateries and art galleries. [More….]

poldark cast visiting redruthMiners and fisherman struggled to make a living in C18th Cornwall, whilst the gentry enjoyed a superior lifestyle. This era is showcased in the blockbuster TV series ‘Poldark’ which is internationally popular. Visit locations, connected with fact and fiction portrayed in the 2015-2019 and original 1975 Poldark series.
A variety of Poldark Tours are available across Cornwall and can be customised to meet specific requirements. [More….]

Bespoke Tours

Absolutours have pride in delivering memorable tours inclusive of local experiences and visits to the best locations.

We offer a personalised service to help discerning travellers, groups and tour operators plan the detail of their own unique itinerary.
Please contact Viv for suggestions and advice to help create your tour which can be tailored to special interests and requirements.
Tour management service included for groups travelling on coach tours or similar. [More….]

Virtual tours

Presented via Zoom, these are available on request. Themes include Cornish Ancestry, Heritage walks, Poldark‘s Cornwall and more.
Virtual tours can be scheduled for social groups and societies etc. 3 week advance notice required.  Contact Viv to enquire.