Explore the rugged landscapes and unspoilt natural beauty of the Isles of Scilly, with their fascinating native wildlife and beautiful bays.
Life moves at a more leisurely pace on the peaceful Isles of Scilly, famous for their striking scenery, sub-tropical gardens and vast, sandy beaches. On this six-day trip you’ll discover why so many people consider the Isles of Scilly to be the UK’s most idyllic archipelago.
This tour will take you to many of the islands’ most unforgettable locations. You’ll visit the sub-tropical Tresco Abbey Garden, described as “Kew without the glass”, the rugged coastlines of Bryher and the quaint harbours of St Martin’s.
You’ll be delighted by the range of wildlife to be spotted on the Isles of Scilly, with many species that can’t be seen anywhere else in the UK. The head of the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust will give a talk to explain the trust’s work and give you an insight into the isles’ native wildlife, which includes porpoises, dolphins, seals, and many species of birds.
You’ll be based at the stylishly comfortable Atlantic Inn on the isle of St Mary’s, which will serve as your base for the trip. Here you will enjoy delicious cuisine made with local, seasonal ingredients, as well as truly stunning views across the harbour.
REASONS TO BOOK
Discover the world-renowned Tresco Gardens, a sub-tropical garden home to plants from Brazil to New Zealand and Burma to South Africa.
Full day on Bryher
The beautiful isle of Bryher is a highlight of any Isles of Scilly getaway. Its rugged west coast and sandy eastern beaches are a joy to explore.
Many species found here can’t be seen anywhere else in the UK. You might spot dolphins, whales, seabirds, or even the lovely Atlantic grey seal.
DAY 1 St Mary’s
DAY 2 Tresco
DAY 3 St Agnes
DAY 4 St Martin’s
DAY 5 Bryher
DAY 6 Departure
YOU WILL GET THE CHANCE TO
Spend five supremely comfortable nights at the Atlantic Inn with breakfast and dinner included.
Discover several of the stunning Isles of Scilly, with their turquoise waters and white beaches.
Go on a marine wildlife cruise to spot some of the isles’ unique birds and sea life.
Dine on the freshest local seafood, caught right on your doorstep.
Visit the lovely St Martin’s Vineyard, a unique coastal vineyard and winery.
Take a guided visit of Tresco Abbey Gardens, a renowned sub-tropical garden home to thousands of plants.
Spend a day with, have dinner with and hear a talk by Julian Branscombe, chief executive of the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust.
Enjoy lunch at a local pub on St Agnes, lunch at the Hell Bay Hotel in Bryher and lunch on St Martin’s.
Boat transfers within the islands, return ferry from Penzance to St Mary’s, guided walking tour of St Agnes.
HOW TO BOOK
PRICE From £1,799pp*
DATES April 22-27, 2024; April 27-May 2, 2024; July 13-18, 2024
TO BOOK Call 02045 714 752, quoting COAST SCILLIES
VISIT coast.tripsmiths.com/scillies for more details and to see the full itinerary
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T&Cs: *From price is per person, based on two people sharing a room, subject to availability, based on April 2024 departure. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Single supplement £195 for April departure, £235 for July departure. Deposit 20 per cent. Local charges such as tourist tax may apply. Not suitable for those with mobility issues. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, expert(s) may be substituted, and any expert-led events may be subject to change. Expert(s) will not join you for your full trip duration unless otherwise stated. Travel insurance is not included but required for most of our overseas trips, and should be taken out at time of booking. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. This holiday may be sold through other selected brands. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Travel Limited (ATOL Limited).
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