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The enchanting Isles of Scilly await on this stunning tour. Explore the Islands, surrounded by azure waters, and filled with a magical variety of gardens, towns, and beaches, and enjoy a trip on the St Ives Bay Line.
Meet your group and Tour Manager at the First Class Lounge in Paddington Station ahead of our journey to St Erth today. From here, we transfer to our hotel in nearby Carbis Bay, where we enjoy our first dinner together this evening.
On Day 2, we are immersed in the beauty of Cornwall's west coast as we take in the spectacular golden sands and seascapes as we travel along the St Ives Bay Line to St Ives. After free time here, we transfer by coach, pausing at legendary Land's End, before continuing around Cape Cornwall to Penzance, where romantic St Michael's Mount enchants from the sea. Following free time here, we return to our hotel by coach.
After breakfast this morning, we transfer by coach to Land's End Airport, we split into groups to take a short Skybus flight over to St Mary's in the Scilly Isles. We transfer to our hotel, the 3-Star Atlantic Hotel, and the rest of your day is at leisure to get acquainted with our delightful base for the next 5 days. We explore the town further on a guided walking tour on Day 4, taking in some of the most lovely sights, including the Old Town. The church here contains the resting place of Sir Harold Wilson, who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in the 1970s.
Please Note: For departure SCS1804a you will stay in the Tregarthens Hotel in Scilly.
Today, we enjoy a true highlight of the tour, as we visit Tresco and the Abbey Gardens. Begin with a walking tour of the largest of Scilly's Isles, before venturing onwards to the incredible Abbey Gardens. Here, you can be forgiven if you think you have been transported to Italy, as the gardens are filled with a stunning array of sub-tropical plants from all over the world. Enjoy some time to wander the exotic lined paths of this enchanting attraction, before returning to St Mary's.
Enjoy a full day at leisure today, perhaps venturing out to one of the numerous other islands. Tonight, we enjoy a special farewell meal, as we transfer to Byher to enjoy a shellfish dinner at a local restaurant. The seafood of Scilly is, understandably, exquisite, and this is the perfect way to end our tour. On Day 7, we enjoy our final breakfast before taking the shuttle bus to the airport. From here, we fly back in groups to Land's End, transferring to the station on arrival. We board the train back to Paddington Station in London, where our tour ends.
On our June departure, the tour operates on a reverse itinerary. Please call for more details.
For this tour, we recommend arriving to, and departing from, London Gatwick or London Heathrow airport (LGW or LHR). London Gatwick is approximately 60 miles from your start and end point, and London Heathrow is approximately 15 miles from your start and end point.
It is your responsibility to check and fulfil the passport, visa, health and immigration requirements applicable to your itinerary. We do not accept any responsibility if you cannot travel, or incur any other loss because you have not complied with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities. You agree to reimburse us in relation to any fines or other losses which we incur as a result of your failure to comply with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities.
You may check in at the first hotel on your itinerary anytime after 14:00; your Tour Manager will be available between 16:00 and 18:00. However, if you are arriving later, you can meet your Tour Manager before dinner from 19:00.
An escorted experience and all travel arrangements
Comfortable accommodation in your destination
Delicious meals included
Exciting excursions and free time to explore
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