Skip to content

Welcome to Railtrail Tours

A family firm with an ethos of honesty and integrity. Our passion for delivering quality escorted holidays by rail at great value fares along with consistently excellent customer service has stood us in good stead for over 40 years.

Big on Quality, Small Enough to Care

01538 382323
Monday - Friday, 9am to 5pm

<img src="caerhays_castle©shutterstock.jpeg" alt="Caerhays Castle"/>

Springtime Gardens of Cornwall

A joyful Cornish holiday that takes advantage of the mild spring climate to visit some of the most enchanting gardens in Cornwall. From great grandeur and scale to secret gardens of romantic planting, we explore at a gentle pace with an included steam train journey.

View Dates & Book

5 days from £695



Thursday 4 April 2024

Thursday 25 April 2024



  • Steam nostalgia on the Bodmin & Wenford line

  • Visit the Lanhydrock House and Gardens, close to our chosen hotel

  • Visit the fabulous Eden Project

  • Discover the Springtime tranquility of Pinetum Gardens

  • Explore the Lost Gardens of Heligan, one of the most loved gardens in the UK

  • See the National Magnolia Collection at Caerhays Castle Gardens


Also included in your Tour Fare:

  • Dinner every evening

  • Rail travel & seat reservations from your Home Station to Tour Base (Standard or First Class)

  • Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager


If travelling by train relive the happy days of childhood holidays, as we travel the route of the old "Cornish Riviera Express", clinging to the sea wall at Dawlish before crossing Brunel's mighty Royal Albert Bridge into Cornwall, and onto Bodmin Parkway, from where we transfer to stay for four nights at the lovely Lanhydrock Hotel.



We stay local today as we visit the neighbouring Lanhydrock House and Gardens with the chance to explore this lovely Victorian house with its extensive gardens filled with magnolias and rhododendrons. Following our visit, we transfer to Bodmin for a wonderful journey of nostalgia on the Bodmin & Wenford steam railway, a time-capsule of yesteryear's train travel.

B, D


Today we board our coach for the short journey to the Eden Project for an unforgettable sensory journey of breathtaking beauty, as you step from steamy tropical rain forest into Mediterranean-type climates of the world. We then head to Pinetum Gardens, a woodland garden which is at its most colourful in Spring, when snowdrops arrive, followed by bluebells, primula, and crocus.

B, D


Today we make our way to the magically reclaimed Lost Gardens of Heligan. The original 19th Century gardens were amongst the finest in England. Now, after more than a decade of restoration, you can again enjoy the gardens at their finest. Our final garden of the tour is the magnificent Caerhays Castle Gardens which is home to the National Collection of Magnolias and one of the finest displays of spring flowers in the UK.

B, D


After breakfast it is time to bid farewell to the Lanhydrock and journey homeward.


B=Breakfast, D=Dinner


The Lanhydrock Hotel

Located in the countryside just outside of Bodmin, close to Lanhydrock House & Gardens, the Lanhydrock Hotel overlooks one of Cornwall’s finest golf courses amidst an area of parkland. The contemporary bedrooms are well-equipped with TV, complimentary Wi-Fi, hairdryer, and tea/coffee making facilities. The stylish restaurant has beautiful views of the countryside and golf course. There is a spacious bar and outside terrace with seating.



Fare Region



London: Paddington



Greater London



South of England



East Anglia



South West



Heart of England









North East



North West



South Wales



North Wales







*Please note: Some local and regional train services are Standard Class only, so First Class ticket holders will travel in standard class accommodation for these sections of journeys.


Join & Leave at Hotel £710


Single Room Supplement £235


National Trust Member Discount £15


4 nights’ bed, breakfast & table d’hôte evening meal

Rail travel & seat reservations from your Home Station to Tour Base (Standard or First Class)

Rail & coach travel, with transfers as described

All excursions & admissions as detailed

Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager


Important – Please select the number of passengers before proceeding to ‘Book Now’

From Price Book Now Call Back Telephone Favourites
25 Apr 2024 £695.00 Loading

It is not possible to display any suggested tours because JavaScript is disabled in your web browser.

Contact Us
Railtrail Tours Limited
21 The Smithfield Centre, Leek
Staffordshire Moorlands, ST13 5JW
Feefo logo


This website uses cookies to store information. By continuing to browse the website without changing your settings you are agreeing to their use. For more information view our cookie policy.

Request a brochure