Isles of Scilly Explorer
Duration: 7 nights independent tour
Price from: £899pp
St Mary's 3 nights
St Martin's 2 nights
Tresco 2 nights
Day 1: Travel by sea or air to the Isles of Scilly. On arrival make your way to your hotel. If you have opted to fly from Exeter or Newquay, why not stopover in either city before flying onwards to St Mary's.
Days 2-3 St Mary's: Two days at leisure to do as much or as little as you like on this beautiful island. Take a stroll around the island's hub, Hugh Town, or enjoy one of the lovely beaches, be it Porthcressa, Town Beach or Porthmellon. Stroll around Old Town, or head up country away from the relative hustle and bustle and you will find that St Mary's is a haven of hidden treasures, including dramatic rocky coves, stunning seascapes, amazing archaeological sites, beautiful walks and nature trails.
Day 4 St Mary's/St Martin's: Make your way to the quay for the 30 minute boat crossing to St Martin's (ferry is payable locally). On arrival make your way to your hotel.
Day 5 St Martin's: A full day to explore this delightful island, which at just two miles long should be easy! Along with the breathtakingly beautiful beaches the island showcases spectacular flowers, plant life, rare birds and sensational sea views along the heathery cliff path walks. You'll also find great local food, a winery, a flower farm and the opportunity to go snorkelling amongst playful Atlantic grey seals.
Day 6 Day 6 St Martin's/Tresco: Make your way to the quay for the ferry back to St Mary's and then continue with a 20 minute ferry ride to Tresco (ferry is payable locally).
Day 7 Tresco: A day to explore this subtropical gem. The rugged north is a walker's paradise, there's no finer spot to chill than the sugar-white sands of Pentle and Appletree Bays, and of course, let's not forget the world-famous Tresco Abbey Garden. This horticultural paradise hosts a spectacular collection of more than 20,000 exotic plants from around the world.
Day 8 Tresco/St Mary's/mainland UK: Return by boat to St Mary's (ferry payable locally) and then onward by air or sea to mainland UK.
Departures: Daily 01-30 Sep 19 & 01 May-30 Sep 20.
Accommodation: 3* St Mary's Hall, St Mary's; 4* Karma St Martin's and 4* New Inn, Tresco.
Tour price: The prices shown include ferry from Penzance and 7 nights accommodation. Ferries between islands are payable locally.
- Exeter or Newquay Stopover: Direct flights only operate from Lands End, Newquay and Exeter Airport with Skybus to the Isles of Scilly. Flights are available to Newquay from Gatwick, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds Bradford, Edinburgh and Doncaster; and Exeter from Belfast, London City, Edinburgh, Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich and Glasgow.
However, to avoid delays with connecting flights, by either weather or travel, we strongly recommend an overnight stay and can arrange this for you at a choice of hotels. Please ask for prices.