Date 05/05/2019 - 11/05/2019
We are delighted to re-offer a chance to relax in the picturesque and serene Isles
of Scilly. We recommend early booking as space is limited! Just 28 miles off the Cornish coast, the islands are a unique, sub tropical haven for a variety of wildlife. You’ll find yourself entering a different world, where the pace of life is relaxed, friendly and easy-going and where there’s a wonderful view whichever way you look. There are lovely, easy walks all around St Mary’s and the off-islands which are easily reachedby local boats. Your base is a small hotel on the largest inhabited island, St. Mary’s. There is free time to enjoy the beautiful surroundings and maybe take a boat trip to one of the other islands.
Sunday: A morning departure to Bodmin to Lanhydrock Hotel & Golf Club for dinner and overnight accommodation.
Monday: An early breakfast we make our way to Penzance for our ferry crossing to the Isles of Scilly (our driver will escort the tour & the coach will remain at Penzance) and transfer to the Bell Rock Hotel, St Mary’s for 4 night’s dinner bed and breakfast. Dinner in hotel.
Tuesday to Thursday: Excursions included
An introductory guided walking tour of St. Mary’s with a local guide. A commentary will provide an insight into life on this, the largest island in the archipelago. The rest of the day is at leisure relaxing in the hotel pool, on the beach or exploring the town.
A day at leisure to explore Hugh Town, the island’s capital. It is situated between two beaches and
has a variety of shops, art and craft galleries and restaurants. Maybe enjoy a stroll along the Garrison walls high above the town or relax on Porthcressa or Town Beach. Alternatively take a boat trip to one of the other islands. (At your own cost).
A day at leisure enjoying the nature trails and coastal paths of St. Mary’s or perhaps take a boat trip to one of the other islands. Maybe visit the island of Tresco, with a population of just 165 people, the main inhabitants are the migratory birds who make The Great Pool their home in summer. The other gem on the island is the Abbey Garden which is home to over 20,000 exotic species of plants, a variety of which cannot be grown anywhere else in Britain.
Friday: After breakfast a morning of leisure before we leave the tranquility of the islands and return to the ‘real world’ making our way for our ferry crossing back to Land’s End. Continuing onwards to John Francis Basset for dinner then onwards to our overnight hotel the Lanhydrock Hotel & Golf Club for overnight accommodation.
Saturday: After breakfast we make our Journey home arriving at your agreed drop off point in the evening.
LANHYDROCK HOTEL & GOLF CLUB, BODMIN ***This family owned hotel and Golf course is situated on the outskirts of the town of Bodmin. The hotel offers lovely views of its 18 hole golf course. The hotel has an airy Nineteen Bar and Bistro. All bedrooms are en-suite with TV, hairdryer, trouser press and Wi-Fi. Lift to all floors.
BELL ROCK HOTEL, HUGH TOWN, ST MARY’S ** With leisure facilitiesThis small, 2 star hotel is situated in a level position, midway between Town Beach and Porthcressa Bay in Hugh Town, the capital of
St. Mary’s. The location is convenient, quiet and central with shops, museums and entertainment nearby. The harbour is less than 10 minutes walk with boats to Tresco, St Agnes and St Martins daily (subject to weather and tides). It has a relaxed and informal atmosphere and enjoys a high level of repeat business due to personal, attentive service. All bedrooms are en-suite with TV, radio, hairdryer & tea and coffee making facilities. Restaurant, lounge and bar. Indoor swimming pool. No lift – only 2 floors – ground floor rooms available.
Supplements per person
Single person £68
Insurance Premium £63.50
Price is based on shared twin/double accommodation including breakfast, dinner, return ferry crossing, guided walking tour of St Mary’s, and coach travel.