Isles of Scilly
Just 28 miles off the Cornish coast, the Isles of Scilly are a unique, sub tropical haven for a variety of wildlife and our itinerary allows plenty of time to enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Return ferry crossings from Penzance are included but flights are also available. The mode of transport is dependant on timetables and weather conditions. Overnight hotels can also be arranged if required, just contact us for details.
St. Mary's • Hugh Town • Beaches • Tresco • Pretty Coastal Paths • Hotel Pool
Day 1 Travel to Penzance for the morning sailing to St. Mary's. The Bell Rock Hotel is just a five minute walk from St. Mary's Harbour. A luggage transfer will be provided by a local operator.
Day 2 Enjoy an introductory guided tour of St. Mary's with a local coach operator. A commentary will provide an insight into life on this, the largest island in the archipelago. The rest of the day is spent at leisure relaxing in the hotel pool or on the beach.
Day 3 Spend the day exploring Hugh Town, the island's "capital". It is situated between two beaches and is home to a variety of shops, art and craft galleries and restaurants. This afternoon, enjoy a stroll along the Garrison walls high above the town or simply relax on Porthcressa or Town Beach.
Day 4 Another day at leisure enjoying the nature trails and coastal paths of St. Mary's or, alternatively, we can arrange a boat trip to the island of Tresco. With a population of just 165 people, Tresco's 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.
Day 5 Sadly it is time to leave the tranquillity of the island and return to the mainland on the afternoon ferry back to Penzance.
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Bell Rock Hotel, St Mary's
This small hotel has been welcoming guests for over 100 years and is situated in Hugh Town, the capital of St. Mary's. It has a relaxed, informal atmosphere and enjoys a high level of repeat business thanks to the personal, attentive service.
• 2 star • 23 bedrooms
• No lift, but some ground floor rooms
• Indoor swimming pool
Your tour includes:
• Return ferry crossings
• Luggage transfers between port and hotel
• 4 nights half board in St Mary's with:
Full English breakfast
3 course dinner with choice and tea/coffee
• Introductory tour with a local operator
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