The Isles of Scilly are an archipegalo of five inhabited islands and numerous other small rocky islets 28 miles off Lands End. With a total population of just over two thousand, an exceptionally mild climate, and countless golden sandy beaches, Scilly is a beautiful haven of peace and tranquility. Our base is St Mary’s where you can chill out watching the tide change, the flowers open and the sun shine. There is also plenty to do such as nature trails, bird and wildlife trips, local pottery, craft shops etc.
First Day We make a leisurely journey towards Cornwall with an overnight stop at an hotel with evening meal provided.
Second Day An early breakfast and we make our way to Penzance to catch the Scillonian ferry for our 2hr 40 minute sailing to St Mary’s, the island where our hotel is based and we are met with a welcome drink.
Days whilst at resort
a A full day guided walking tour of the island of St Mary’s.
b To the island of Tresco and a full day guided walking tour including a visit to the world famous Abbey Gardens (boat fee and gardens included).
Plus 2 free days on St Mary’s or maybe catch a boat to one of the other islands (not included).
Last Day We depart St Mary’s at 1630 for the boat journey back to Penzance. Here we will be met by coach for the journey home. Back to the Swindon area approx. midnight.
- Return coach travel
- Tours as indicated
- Admissions: Guided walk, boat to & guided tour of Tresco (inc. Abbey Gardens), guided tour of St Marys
- Ferry crossings
- Hotel accommodation of bed, breakfast and evening meal
Please note: All guided walking tours require reasonable levels of fitness and mobility and is subject to local tides and weather conditions.
The Atlantic Hotel, Scilly
A delightful old inn which adjoins the harbour from which boats make daily trips to Tresco and other delightful islands.