A1 Tours

Private hire taxi for sightseeing tours of Cornwall

We offer a Group Tour sightseeing service costing £30 per person based on a group of eight, or private tours which can be booked per hour by ringing 01736 797700. We also have an online booking option on this page – see below.

Some of the popular sightseeing locations in Cornwall we cover in our tours include Botallack Mine, Sennen Cove, the Minack Theatre, St Micheal’s mount, Kynance Cove, Fal River, the Maritime Heritage Museum, Watergate Bay, the Eden Project, Geevor Tin Mine, Hall for Cornwall, the Lost Gardens of Heligan and Tintagel Castle.

We will take a booking and a deposit in advance. Bookings for sightseeing tours in Cornwall with A1 Cars can be made weeks or months in advance.

Our sightseeing tours of Cornwall can be secured with a deposit of £45 for a private hire booking, or £15 for a group hire booking. Ask when you book.


 The stop offs and destinations displayed in each tour can be amended and tailored to meet whatever requirements you have.

Tour 1

Leaving St Ives, we will drive through the village of Zennor and out to the Botallack mines, one of Cornwall’s most iconic places, and a location featured in BBC’s Poldark. The famous Crowns engine houses of Botallack Mine cling dramatically to the foot of the cliffs.

Leaving Botallack we will drive through Sennen Cove onto Lands End, With its magnificent natural setting, great eating places and shopping it’s one of the West Country’s great places to visit and experience one of the UK’s most beautiful coastal landscapes.

From Lands end we will drive to the famous Minack Open Air Theatre, in one of the most beautiful settings anywhere in the world, perched high on golden cliffs above the turquoise sea where you can spend some time, learn about the history of the theatre and take in the amazing site.

After visiting the Minack Theatre we will drive on to discover Mousehole, Popular for retaining its original character, charm and beauty. Mousehole is a tiny fishing village in West Cornwall, 3 miles west of Penzance. Its picturesque harbour is surrounded by narrow streets and yellow lichened houses, which huddle together creating a stunning location. Along the harbour road you’ll find galleries, gift shops and restaurants and in the harbour itself is a safe sandy beach.

Leaving Mousehole and driving through Newlyn we will take our last stop at St Michaels mount, when you can explore the amazing island world of St Michael’s Mount and discover legend, myth and over a thousand years of incredible history, before travelling back to St Ives to end our Tour.

Tour 2

Leaving from St Ives, and driving through Helston and onto Mullion Cove and then onto Kynance cove, one of the prettiest coves in Cornwall and as a result one of the most painted and photographed. Just down from Kynance cove we will come to the Lizard, stunningly beautiful at any time of the year, there is nowhere quite like it anywhere else in Britain. It is for this reason that the Lizard has been a continuing source of inspiration for artists and writers.

Almost surrounded by the sea, the peninsula stands alone, in a very real sense, from the rest of the county.

Leaving the Lizard, we will come to Coverack, a small picturesque fishing village built on two sides of a spur of rock that juts out into the sea. The village retains much of its original charm and atmosphere.

From Coverack we will head to Falmouth, based around a thriving harbour, Falmouth is gateway to the beautiful Fal River which runs through an Area of Natural Beauty. The town is famous for its creative buzz with many art galleries displaying contemporary works and venues showcasing independent films and live bands. The many reasons to visit include, the fascinating maritime heritage; the Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty along the Helford and Fal Rivers – perfect for walking and family days out, after spending some time in Falmouth we will take the drive back to St Ives to end our tour.

Tour 3

Leaving from St Ives and driving through Newquay and the stunning watergate bay, a 2 mile beach set in a valley between Newquay and Padstow and home to Jamie Olivers Fifteen Cornwall, we will arrive in Padstow.

Padstow is a charming working fishing port surrounded by glorious sandy beaches, at the head of the Camel River and there is plenty to do, The town is largely unspoilt, with a beautiful harbour. There are good shopping facilities, a cinema, cafes and restaurants, including the famous “SEAFOOD RESTAURANT” run by RICK STEIN and many old and friendly public houses, most of them serving pub food and ‘real ale’.

Leaving Padstow we will drive to Port Isaac, The small vibrant fishing village of Port Isaac is one of Cornwall’s most well known and popular holiday destinations. The small vibrant fishing village is one of Cornwall’s most well known and popular holiday destinations.

The Village of Port Isaac, was frequently used as a ‘set’ for filming the Poldark series, and ‘Nightmare Man’ where it was beautifully depicted albeit as a village in the Hebrides!

More recently the Port Isaac has become associated with the TV series ‘Doc Martin’ ( in which Port Isaac was transformed into the fictional Port Wenn) and the Film ‘ Saving Grace’.

After spending some time exploring Port Isaac we will make our way back to St Ives.


Call us at 01736 797700 to explore Cornwall now! 

Places to Visit

A1 Cars offers transportation to a large variety of locations in Cornwall. However to avoid disappointment, we recommend that you visit the website of the location to find out if they will be open and what activities are available on the day you choose to go.

Lands end

Land's End

Discover a place of stunning scenery and outstanding natural beauty at the westernmost point of Cornwall. Whether you’re starved of culture or hungry for new experiences, quench your thirst for adventure at Land’s End and follow in the footsteps of early nineteenth century visitors who would travel to the First & Last Inn before making the final stage of the journey to Penn-an-Wlas (Land’s End in Cornish) on foot or horseback along the narrow lanes.

eden project

Eden Project

The Eden Project, an educational charity, connects us with each other and the living world, exploring how we can work towards a better future.

Our visitor destination in Cornwall, UK, is nestled in a huge crater. Here, massive Biomes housing the largest rainforest in captivity, stunning plants, exhibitions and stories serve as a backdrop to our striking contemporary gardens, summer concerts and exciting year-round family events.

Geevor Tin Mine

Geevor Tin Mine

Go underground into a real 18th century tin mine. Get interactive in our Hard Rock Museum that tells the fascinating story of Cornish Tin and Copper mining. Explore the many buildings with their magnificent mining machinery! Discover how the rock brought up from deep underground was processed in the Mill to produce the precious tin concentrate.

All of this set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beautywith fantastic coastal scenery, spectacular views and an array of wildlife!

Gardens Of Heligan Statue

Lost Gardens of Heligan

Twenty-five years ago, Heligan’s historic gardens were unknown and unseen; lost under a tangle of weeds. It was only the chance discovery of a door in the ruins that led to the restoration of this once great estate. Today, The Lost Gardens have been put back where they belong: in pride of place among the finest gardens in Cornwall.

Minack Theatre Night Play

Minack Theatre

The Minack is a unique theatre perched on the cliffs high above the Atlantic ocean. We put on a full programme of drama, musicals and opera every summer, together with music, comedy and story-telling.

We are open all year round for you to come and explore this amazing place and discover the incredible story of Rowena Cade who created the theatre. We look forward to welcoming you.


St Micheal's Mount

From ancient cobbles to castle walls, through time and tide, St Michael’s Mount is beckoning.

Striding the causeway, or crossing by boat. Treading medieval pathways or exploring sub-tropical gardens. Climbing to the castle or uncovering stories of harbour, legend and family home. Admire the views, hear the islanders’ tales and unearth a history that lives on in every step. Through time and tide the Mount creates moments to remember.

Tintagel Castle

Tintagel Castle

Immerse yourself in history, myths and stunning scenery at Tintagel Castle, set high on Cornwall’s rugged north coast between Padstow and Bude.  Inextricably linked with the legend of King Arthur, for centuries this dramatic castle and coastline has fired the imaginations of writers, artists and even the brother of a king. Now it’s your turn to be inspired.

Hall for cornwall

Hall for Cornwall

The theatre is situated in the heart of Cornwall and is the county’s largest performance venue, playing to audiences of 180,000 annually and has a strategic role within regional arts, being one of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Organisations.

Our mission Putting a world of arts on Cornwall’s stage drives both the business and our staff, in creating opportunity to put Truro and Cornwall on the map as a key destination for culture and creativity: a place people visit to be inspired by its unique and diverse offer.

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