Cultural Experience in Great Britain

Cornwall, Great Britain

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15 people
14 days
Code: 552
Activity and Adventure, Cultural Experiences, Tours
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Although there’s no denying the splendour of Big Ben or the majesty of Buckingham Palace, many of the tourists who ply the familiar streets of the UK’s major cities are blissfully unaware of just how wild and wonderful this country can get. On our cultural experience project around Cornwall, you’ll get to experience a side of Britain that few visitors are lucky enough to see.

You’ll head south and west to the land of myth and legend, travelling all the way to the Atlantic Ocean – then dipping your toes in for good measure. As well as seaside adventures you’ll visit traditional fishing villages, admire the windswept beauty of the moors and even pay a visit to the world’s largest indoor rainforest.

Along the way you’ll delve deeper into Cornish culture, learning all about the colourful histories and warm people that form the beating heart of this stunning region. You’ll join innovative conservation programs working to preserve local heritage, and have the chance to inspire young people eager to learn more about the world.

Please note this trip may require you to purchase a cultural experience week with it. Click Here to find the relevant cultural experience week based on the country where this trip operates in.

During 2017

 

Jun 5th

Jul 3rd

Aims & Objectives

The aim of this program is to give you a genuine insight into one of the UK’s most unique and intriguing cultures. Through a program of sightseeing, activities and community engagement, we aim to provide a fully immersive experience that will teach you about Cornish life in a fun and engaging way.

Schedule
Week 1

Day 1: Monday

London

Today we will spend the day guiding you around the many sights that London has to offer. Followed by an evening bus journey from the capital, through the south west, to Cornwall.

Day 2: Tuesday

Cornwall

Starting at a gentle pace, with a welcome talk and cultural introduction in the morning to help you acclimatise to Cornish life and you’ll be invited to join a relaxed sightseeing walk of the local area.

In the afternoon you’ll head to the atmospheric Jamaica Inn, made famous by Daphne du Maurier in her novel of the same name. Here you will enjoy a traditional lunch followed by a guided tour of the museum which will tell you all about the daring smugglers and pirates who once called Cornwall home – not to mention the souls said to haunt the building still.

Day 3: Wednesday

Cornwall

Today you will visit Fowey, a historic seaside town with roots stretching back to the 13th century. Once an important trading port, Fowey has been home to everyone from privateers to Civil War soldiers – and you’ll soon feel at home exploring its cobbled streets on a guided tour.

There will also be chance to visit the beach and see nearby St. Catherine’s Castle, built on the orders of Henry VIII.

Day 4: Thursday

Cornwall

In the morning, you’ll be taught how to use local ingredients to cook a traditional Cornish meal. After lunch, you’ll visit stunning Lanhydrock House and enjoy a tour of the rooms and grounds. Built in the 16th century, it offers a fantastic opportunity to see inside an authentic manor house.

Day 5: Friday

Cornwall

You’ll spend the day learning to take to the water like a true Cornishman or woman! The region is famous for its surfing, and our local experts will teach you everything you need to know in order to try your hand at this high-adrenaline sport.

Afterwards, you can hop on a paddleboard and glide along a picturesque river, taking in Cornwall from a whole new angle along the way.

Today is a day of sightseeing, and you’ll spend it visiting some of Cornwall’s incredible hidden gems. Expect picturesque beaches, World Heritage Sites and traditional fishing villages where time appears to stand still.

Day 6: Saturday

Cornwall

Today you’ll enjoy a free day of relaxing and exploring the area with your new-found friends.

Day 7: Sunday

Cornwall

Today you’ll enjoy a free day of relaxing and exploring the area with your new-found friends.

Week 2

Day 7: Monday

Cornwall

This day features a visit to Tintagel Castle, the medieval keep long associated with the legendary King Arthur. Here, you’ll enjoy a private guided tour of the castle followed by lunch beside the sea.

In the afternoon, you’ll be invited to join a conservation team carrying out vital preservation work on this incredible national treasure – a real chance to give something back to Cornwall and the whole of the UK.

Day 8: Tuesday

Cornwall

Today you’ll be invited to join our local charity partners Surfers Against Sewage in a beach clean. These important events collect and remove rubbish that has washed up on the beach, preventing it from harming the fragile ecosystem and wildlife.

Day 9: Wednesday

Cornwall

Today you will be working alongside the Cornish Wildlife Trust, helping to protect the wild habitats of some of Cornwall’s rarest and most fascinating creatures in a range of stunning locations, from wildlife reserves to areas of key scientific interest.

Day 10: Thursday

Cornwall

This is a great opportunity to meet local young people through our charity partner in Cornwall. This is a great day aimed at inspiring young people in Cornwall to explore the world by telling them about your culture in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Day 11: Friday

Cornwall

Today is the highlight of our road trip – a visit to the world-famous Eden Project near St Austell. Known as the world’s largest indoor rainforest, it’s a truly incredible attraction that’s home to thousands of different varieties of plants from around the world.

Day 12: Saturday

Cornwall

Departure.

This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Participant Criteria & Requirements
Standard Requirements

Minimum age:                18

Maximum age:                -

Minimum English level:        Basic

CRB required:                On Signup

Passport copy required:        On Signup

Resume copy required:        No

Required qualification:        None

Additional Requirements

There are no specific requirements.

There are no specific requirements.

Additional Equipment
  • Hiking shoes
  • Swimwear
  • Beach slippers
  • Sleeping bag
  • Clothes for outside work

Accommodation, food, airport pick-up (if required), full support in-country, pre-departure advice and project transport.

Flights, Travel Insurance, Visa, Vaccinations or Personal Spending Money