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Wonders Of The Isles Of Scilly

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TJUS8279

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

8 days

National Trust 2018

PRICE FROM ? £1470 per person
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Itinerary

Description

Designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Isles of Scilly are Britain’s only island archipelago, lying just off the coast of Cornwall. This sub-tropical paradise is home to diverse coastal and country scenery plus a profusion of flora and fauna. Its history, dating back to the Bronze Age, can be seen in the many ancient monuments; especially on St Mary’s the largest of the five inhabited islands.

Coach Itinerary

Day One - Our journey begins
After joining the coach, we journey down to our overnight hotel where we stay on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis.  

Day Two - Ferry to the Isles of Scilly
Leaving the hotel, we travel to Penzance to catch the ferry to St Mary’s on the Isles of Scilly. Later, we check in to the Bell Rock Hotel, our base for the next four nights.

Day Three - Introduction to St Mary’s
We begin the day with a short coach tour which introduces us to the beautiful island of St Mary’s and helps us get our bearings. In the afternoon, we have time at leisure to enjoy St Mary’s at our own pace. Hugh Town is the central hub of the island with shops, cafés, galleries, restaurants and pubs as well as a wonderful museum. There are also three lovely beaches close by.

Day Four - Day at leisure
We enjoy a day at leisure today, an opportunity perhaps to visit one of the neighbouring islands.

Day Five - Tresco Abbey Garden
We catch the ferry across to Tresco, the second largest of the islands. Here we explore the glorious TrescoAbbey Garden, a horticultural paradise where some 20,000 exotic species from 80 countries thrive in the sub-tropical climate. Originally established as a private garden in the 19th century by island owner Augustus Smith, the diversity of plant life found within the garden is as extraordinary as it is unique.


Day Six - Historic walking tour of St Mary’s & ferry back to Penzance.
Covering an area of less than 2½ square miles, St Mary’s is full of hidden treasures and amazing archaeological sites. We start our historic walking tour in Hugh Town, from where we walk along the west coast, taking in the unfinished 16th-century fort of Harry’s Walls, the Late Iron Age/Romano-British period settlement of Halangy Down and the Bronze Age entrance grave of Bant’s Carn. We also discover the island’s diverse flora and fauna and admire the stunning coastal views, before returning to Hugh Town along a more inland route. Our walking tour covers a distance of about 3½ miles and takes approximately 2½ to 3 hours.

We catch a late afternoon ferry back to Penzance and continue on to our hotel where we stay for the next two nights.  

Day Seven - Trerice & Lanhydrock
Our first visit is to Trerice. This romantic Elizabethan manor house remains little changed with fine interiors including the Tudor Great Hall and a lovely re-created knot garden.

We continue to Lanhydrock, one of the most fascinating and complete late 19th-century houses in England. Bursting with period atmosphere and with extensive servants’ quarters, we discover two sides of Victorian life. We also enjoy the extensive gardens with their beautiful herbaceous borders and a fabulous formal parterre.

Day Eight - Journey home
After checking out of our hotel, we board the coach for our return journey home.

Search Bullets

  • 3 nights dinner, bed and breakfast at the Penventon Park Hotel, Redruth
  • 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast at the Bell Rock Hotel, St Mary’s
  • Services of a Tour Manager

Coach Bullets

  • 3 nights dinner, bed and breakfast at the Penventon Park Hotel, Redruth
  • 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast at the Bell Rock Hotel, St Mary’s
  • Porterage at our mainland hotel
  • After dinner tea and coffee at the hotels
  • Return ferry from Penzance to St Mary’s
  • Coach transfers to and from your excursions
  • Visits to St Mary’s, Tresco Abbey Garden, Trerice & Lanhydrock
  • Guided historic walking tour of St Mary’s
  • Services of a Tour Manager

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Helpful Info

Please note: This tour involves a fair amount of walking and is therefore unsuitable for those with limited mobility.

Due to possible changes in ferry crossing times, breakfast may take place on board the ferry to the Isles of Scilly and there may be a late dinner at the hotel.

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Take advantage of our brand new, stress free departure option of "Club Class Home Collection Service". With this luxury service, a uniformed chauffeur will collect you from home and transfer you to the hotel, airport or cruise port in top specification cars or MPV's then at the end of your holiday they will be waiting to whisk you home again.

Please note: On some journeys we may collect other customers en-route who are travelling on the same holiday as yourself. The maximum number of pickups would be your plus two more with a maximum of six people in the vehicle. Journeys over 2.5 hours will include comfort breaks and complimentary bottles water is provided. All vehicles are fitted with satellite navigation and tracking devices. Service available from addresses in mainland England only, one pickup per booking. Service operating in partnership with Club Class Chauffeurs.
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151 - 200£170
201 - 250£195
251 - 300£220
301 - 350£250
351 - 400£280
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