Day Tours - East Cornwall

Cornish Smugglers’ East Tour

Tall Ships, Ports & Smugglers

Tour Agenda

Map of the Cornish Smuggler’s East Tour
  • Charles Town

    We visit the last open 18th-century Georgian harbour in the UK, where we can see the square-rigged, tall ships that are residents. A true glance into the sultry world of ship merchants and smuggling, with time to climb aboard these impressive vessels.

  • Fowey

    This beautiful historical harbour town sits at the mouth of the River Fowey and was the gateway to trading granite, fish, tin, and China clay. While wandering the narrow street and waterfront, hear stories of illegal piracy from the town’s corrupt past. From here we catch a small car ferry across the water, passing the home of famous author Daphne Du Maurier.

  • Polperro

    Lunch Spot

    A scenic stroll of the South West Coast Path gets us to this prosperous smuggling port of 12th-century origin with a beautiful high street of independent shops and galleries and a small museum that tells of this town’s criminal history. We pick one of the many eateries for a tasty lunch.

  • Bodmin Moor

    Here we visit the Jamaica Inn, an 18th-century coaching inn which welcomed weary travellers to rest for the night after a long days ride across the moors. In its Smugglers Museum, see artefacts of stolen treasures from times gone by. Enjoy a Cornish Cream Tea Picnic overlooking the moorland, before heading back to your accommodation.