Eden Project & The Lost Gardens Of Heligan
- Duration: 4 days
- Board Basis: Half Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW11884
- Travel Type: Coach
- Excursions: 3
3 nights. September - October 2018. From £285.00.
Global plantlife and splendid gardens
This hugely popular break combines visits to the Eden Project with the wonderful Lost Gardens of Heligan. The ever-changing Eden Project is famous for its 'biomes', which house plants from across the globe, while Heligan, rediscovered after 70 years of neglect, and Europe's largest horticultural project, is now one of the country's most visited gardens.
Tour Highlights And Inclusions
Eden Project admission
Entrance to the Lost Gardens of Heligan
A scenic coach journey through the Cornish countryside and Dartmoor National Park
A visit to Wells, the smallest city in England
Three nights' dinner, bed and English breakfast accommodation at a hotel in the Torquay area, including entertainment on one evening
Coach travel throughout
The services of a friendly Tour Manager
Single rooms are available for a supplement
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Leaving the local area in the early morning, we journey to Torquay and our hotel. There'll be time to relax before dinner is served.
After breakfast, sit back, relax, and enjoy our 90-minute scenic journey through the beautiful Cornish countryside as we travel to the Lost Gardens of Heligan with your tour manager on hand giving the background that has made these historic gardens what they are today. You'll have plenty of time to explore the exotic fruit houses, the Italian Garden and grotto, the 30-acre 'Lost Valley' and the subtropical 'Jungle' garden of this constantly evolving project, before you return to Torquay in time for dinner.
Today's highlight is our visit to the climate-controlled sanctuary of the ever-changing Eden Project. We include a 20-minute introductory talk on arrival giving you an insight into the history of Eden and its amazing plants - within its majestic 'Humid Tropics' and 'Warm Temperate' Biomes you'll find recreations of ecosystems unlike anything you might encounter in the UK, from mighty rainforests to African savannah! You'll also enjoy a scenic journey across the Dartmoor National Park, its craggy landscape home to the famous Dartmoor ponies.
We take our leave of Torquay this morning, and head to the smallest city in England - Wells. With its ancient cathedral, moated Bishop's Palace and what is said to be the oldest complete medieval street in Europe, Wells is a hidden gem nestled in the Mendip Hills.
After the chance for lunch we'll continue home, arriving back in the local area by mid to-late evening.
AccommodationTorquay Area Hotel
You will be staying in a carefully chosen, comfortable and welcoming hotel, such as the Marquis Hotel or the Cavendish Hotel in Torquay. All rooms in all hotels will have private facilities, telephones, TV and tea- and coffee-making facilities, and each hotel will have a good restaurant.Back to top
Coach travel on Days Two and Three
The journeys from the hotel to Heligan on Day Two and the Eden Project on Day Three will take some time, passing through the lovely Cornish scenery en route.
Eden in Spring
Eden in springtime is a riot of colour. Over half a million bulbs provide a spectacular start to the season. A range of beautiful displays has been planned, which combine early- and late-flowering daffodils and scented narcissi, crocus, muscari, hyacinth, cyclamen, fritillaria, amaryllis, anemone and iris.
Eden in Autumn
Autumn is Canopy Season! Discover the fascinating and hidden world of the treetops from mid September to the end of October. Canopy Season is part of Eden's four-year programme exploring and discovering the forest canopies of the world, home to 40 per cent of the world's species.
Changes to your itinerary
Occasionally it may be necessary to switch Days Two and Three around, visiting the Eden Project on Day Two.
Coach seating arrangements
Your seats on the main coach will be allocated for you in advance, taking into consideration any special requests wherever possible. Your Tour Manager or driver will advise you where to sit as you board the coach. This will be your seat for the duration of the tour. (Seats are not allocated on any connecting services to and from the main coach.)
Joining your holiday
Your final travel documents, including the exact time and place of departure, will be sent to you approximately 10 days prior to departure, providing all payments have been made. We are unable to give exact departure times before this.
Where meals are not included, your Tour Manager will ensure there are suitable stops made for you to purchase and enjoy lunch and/or dinner each day.
The majority of these consist of a double bed and an extra bed that is often only suitable for children. If this is a concern, you may wish to consider booking more than one room for your group.Back to top