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Isles of Scilly & Tresco Abbey Gardens

Isles of Scilly & Tresco Abbey Gardens










7 Days from £979


We have pleasure in offering a tour (with a choice of departure date) based on the beautiful Isles of Scilly; a stunning archipelago of five inhabited islands and numerous other small rocky islets 28 miles off Land’s End. With a total population of just over two thousand, the Scilly Isles bask in the Gulf Stream and enjoy a mild climate and countless golden sandy beaches. The largest island St Mary’s is considered the gateway to the rest of the islands and its capital Hugh Town has a cluster of shops, cafes, galleries and restaurants along with three stunning beaches.


Our base in Hugh Town is the very comfortable BELL ROCK HOTEL which is ideally situated on a level position, only 100 metres from the nearest beach and a ten minute walk from the harbour. Having welcomed visitors for over 100 years, the hotel features a restaurant, lounge/bar and small indoor swimming pool. All of the en suite rooms have tv, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. Please note – there is no passenger lift and some bedrooms are accessed by steps.

Our driver will not accompany the group on St Mary’s. Some degree of mobility/walking is required to fully appreciate the tour and the excursions included. We therefore feel it is unsuitable for the very elderly/less mobile.

Brief Itinerary

1st Day (both tours)
Departing Newark early morning, we principally utilize the motorway system to take us southwards into Devon. Then skirting Dartmoor, we proceed to our overnight hotel in Plymouth.

2nd Day (both tours)
Departing our hotel after a very early breakfast we travel south to Penzance where we board the Scillonian ferry (as foot passengers) for the 2 ¾ hour crossing to St Mary’s. On arrival here we are met by a local coach company for the short transfer to the Bell Rock Hotel, our base for the next 4 nights.

3rd – 5th Day (both tours)
Scheduled excursions during our stay will include the following:
• A morning introductory tour by local coach and guide of St Mary’s. Learn about the history and heritage of the islands with a light hearted but informative commentary, and stops at selected viewpoints for photos. The remainder of the day is yours at leisure
• Full day visit by local boat operator to the island of Tresco and admission to the famous Abbey Gardens established by Augustus Smith in the 19th century around the ruins of a Benedictine Abbey. Today, the garden is home to plants from across the world’s Mediterranean climate zones, from Brazil to New Zealand and Burma to South Africa.
• One free day at leisure. St. Mary’s is criss-crossed by 30 miles of nature trails, paths and other walking routes. You may also like to take a boat to one of the other islands; St Martin’s may be just two miles long, yet has some of the finest beaches in the British Isles, if not the world.

6th Day (both tours)
We check out of our hotel after breakfast and the remainder of the morning is at leisure before lunch at a local restaurant (included in tour price). We are then transferred by local coach to the port for boarding the ferry back to the mainland. On arrival here we are met by our coach/driver and transferred to Plymouth for an overnight stay.

Last Day (both tours)
Departing Plymouth after breakfast we return, so home to Newark for approximately teatime.

B, D

B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

PRICE £979 per person sharing an en suite twin/double bedded room



Single room (en suite) £45.00

Please see page 20 of our brochure for details of optional travel insurance

Pick ups over 10 mile radius of Newark

Please see inside front cover of brochure for details of early booking discounts and pick up supplements.


An overnight bag is recommended for this tour / Photographic ID is required for the ferry. Due to transport restrictions our coach is not permitted on the island and all excursions will be carried out by a local company.



Travel Wright air conditioned executive specification coach to and from Penzance.

Foot passenger ferry crossing to/from St Mary’s and local coach transfer to and from port to hotel

6 nights dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation; 2 in Plymouth and 4 at the Bell Rock Hotel, St Marys. Lunch at local restaurant on the 6th day

Guided tour of St Mary’s aboard a local coach

Boat trip and admission to Tresco (Abbey Gardens)



Meals other than stated above or drinks with meals

Admission to other attractions (where applicable) eg guided walking tour or other optional boat trips

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
APU/O Briar Road, Ollerton
Asda Asda, Newark Road, North Hykeham
Barbican Barbican Hotel, Lincoln
Bingham Market Place Bingham Market Place
Bingham Nottingham Road Bingham Bus Stop oppo White Lion, Nottingham Road
Gonerby Recruiting Sergeant, Great Gonerby
Grantham Grantham Bus Station
Holiday Feeder Averham Averham Flash Layby
Holiday Feeder Bingham Bingham Layby
Holiday Feeder Chatsworth Chatsworth House
Holiday Feeder Gonerby Gonerby Services
Holiday Feeder Long Benn Long Bennington
Holiday Feeder Ollerton Ollerton Bus Lane
Holiday Feeder Tuxford Tuxford Sun Inn
Ollerton Police Station Ollerton Police Station
TW Travel Wright Depot, Jessop Close, Newark
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