D-DAY 75th COMMEMORATION: BE PART OF SOMETHING UNIQUE
Featuring tours of all the important D-DAY Commemoration landmarks, as well as visits to some of the Great Gardens of Cornwall, with talks by the owners and head gardeners. Also taking in some of the highlights of the famous POLDARK TV filming locations with expert Karen Colam. Plus: Dance the night away at a special Salute to D-DAY 75th Commemoration event at Caerhays Estate.
Saturday 1st June: Arrival and check in (transfers to be arranged on request).
4.00pm: You are invited to a Cream tea and welcome by Karen Colam & Lucinda Rimmington at The Vean at Caerhays to meet fellow guests.
Sunday 2nd June:
9.30 am: Depart The Vean at Caerhays for The Lost Gardens of Heligan tour with Head gardener. Followed by time in their excellent gift shop.
12.00 noon: Drive to Charlestown Harbour for lunch and Poldark tour of Historic port.
2.30: Drive to Lanhydrock for guided tour of the house and talk on its wartime and Poldark connections.
5.00: Scenic drive back to The Nare or The Vean to collect your car if necessary.
Monday 3rd June:
9.30 am: Tour of Caerhays Garden with Charles Williams
Followed by lunch in the Castle
1.30pm: Depart for Tregothnan estate. Home of Lord Falmouth and one of the largest private gardens in the country. Tour of the garden by Head Gardener followed by home grown Tregothnan estate cream tea with tea talk by Jonathan Jones.
Return to The Nare or The Vean to collect your car if necessary.
You are welcome to book in for drinks and Dinner if you wish followed by
Evening lecture with Charles Williams at The Vean ( additional charge of £50 per head for Dinner and lecture)
Tuesday 4th June:
9.30 am: depart The Vean for Trebah Garden tour, taking in the embarkation point for the 29th Light infantry on their way to Normandy.
12.00 noon: Lunch at Trebah then drive to Falmouth to take the Enterprise Boat up the River Fal, past Trelissick, home of the late Sir Ralph Daniel, The Smugglers Moorings; where Eisenhower was billeted prior to the D-Day invasion and where he signed off the final assault plans and finally on to Truro for a Poldark related walk through the city.
5.30pm: Drive back to The Nare or The Vean to collect your car if necessary.
Wednesday 5th June:
9.30pm: Depart The Vean for North Coast to first visit Holywell Bay. A main attraction for POLDARK devotees, Holywell also played a very significant role in WW2. See Penhale Camp for the last time before its demolition.
12.00 noon: Lunch in Perranporth, home of Poldark’s Cornwall, the real Wheal Leisure mine and Churchill’s Secret Army. Visit Perranporth airfield where there was stationed a squadron of Spitfires that flew as air cover for D-Day assault craft.
4.00pm: Drive to Wheal Coates & walk to St Agnes Head, this is not only hallowed ground for Poldark fans but also the site of Cameron Camp where US Rangers trained for their assault on the Pointe Du Hoc.
5.30pm: After a location spotting drive back through St Agnes we return to The Nare or The Vean to collect your car if necessary.
Thursday 6th June: 75th D Day Anniversary Tours Day.
9.30: We devote this day to the memory of those that lived their lives valiantly for our future enduring freedom. As and when we are notified of suitable local events during the day we will announce a full proposed itinerary for the day.
In the event that guests would prefer to spend the day resting and taking in their superb surroundings we suggest a coastal walk or simply relax at The Nare and enjoy lunch at the Quarterdeck.
6.00pm: We invite you to join us in dressing up in the high fashion of 1944 to dance the night away to the amazing Jump Jive band “COMPANY B” on Caerhays Estate Beach Meadow. Up to 250 guests will join us for the evening. A tabled picnic will be provided for Salute to Cornwall D-Day 75th Commemoration guests.
Friday 7th June:
A leisurely start to the morning:
10.30 am : Depart The Vean for Bodmin Moor and an exclusive visit to “NAMPARA”, the home of the Poldarks.
1.00pm: Lunch at The St Tudy Inn.
2.00pm: Guided tour of world famous Camel Valley Vineyard
5.00pm: return to The Nare or The Vean to collect your car if necessary.
Saturday 8th June:
11.00am: Check out of The Nare and transfer to onward travel.
Price per person (including all tour transport, guides, lectures and entrance fees to Gardens and Houses, but excluding lunches and alcoholic drinks) is: £844.30.
The Salute to Cornwall D-Day 75th Commemoration Tour week is exclusive to House Party guests at The Vean, and guests of The Nare, and places are strictly limited.
We also have the option for guests to stay on the Caerhays Castle estate – visit this page for more information.
Secure your place with a 50% deposit with the balance payable before the end of the year.