Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Perugia
  2. 2 Scotland 10 Nights - Trying To Narrow Down Where To Go & Stay
  3. 3 Trip Report A few days in Naples - what a great city
  4. 4 Andalucia itinerary help
  5. 5 UK itinerary advice (family of 4)
  6. 6 Day trip to Lake Como from Milan
  7. 7 Family vacation to europe
  8. 8 Paris cooking classes
  9. 9 Ronda Wine/biking
  10. 10 Aix-- looking for a few obscure ideas
  11. 11 St Denis Cathedral
  12. 12 Trip Report My Ring Road experience in Iceland
  13. 13 First Trip from Boston to Italy
  14. 14 Best way from London to Gatwick these days?
  15. 15 Lamezia Terme, Italy
  16. 16 Starting my Paris plan for May
  17. 17 No Periods in British Written English!
  18. 18 Rouen Tour Companies
  19. 19 Sicily-Driving from Taormina to Cefalu
  20. 20 Ireland itinerary help please
  21. 21 Review Final Iceland Itinerary Please
  22. 22 Trip Report The Roads Less Traveled: Traversing France With Mai Tai Tom & Tracy
  23. 23 booking hotels on trip advisor vs booking.com, etc
  24. 24 What crazy coincidence or chance meeting have you had while traveling?
  25. 25 Four Nights free after Monmouth, Wales & before London.
View next 25 » Back to the top

How many days to hire car for Cornwall leg of our trip?

Jump to last reply

Mom and I are staying in Marazion from 21-28 May and had planned to hire a car for the entire week. However, we are now arriving in Penzance by train later in the day on Sat. the 21st (probably around 1800), so too late to get a car that day, which is fine. Our current plan is to get a taxi to our cottage, enjoy a car-free day in Marazion on the Sunday, and get a car in Penzance on Monday morning, returning it on Sat. the 28th for our departure by train.

Now I'm wondering how many days we'll really need a car. I'm considering doing a private day tour with Western Discoveries because I've read such great things about how they cater the day to your interests and get into the nooks and crannies of Cornwall. And I think a day in St. Ives would be fairly easy without a car, by taking a taxi to the train station in Penzance. So combined with our first day in Marazion (in which we'll probably at least visit the gardens and village at St. Michael's Mount), we may only need a car for three days. However, it actually costs more to hire a car for a few days than it does for a week. I realize this is totally subjective, but thought I'd ask what others would suggest anyway - have a car longer, or take advantage of some of the car-free options and then explore on our own with a car for a few days?

31 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement