The Isles of Scilly

The Isles of Scilly

The isolated archipeligo situated 28 miles off Land's End filled with unusual tropical flora and fauna

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The isolated archipeligo situated 28 miles off Land's End filled with unusual tropical flora and fauna

The logistics of organizing a holiday to The Scilly Isles have always proved difficult despite popular demand. However, following overwhelming demand for this holiday we have pulled out all the stops and co-ordinated a complete package to actually stay at one of the famous landmark hotels on the islands for a full 4 nights. Just 28 miles off Land’s End are five inhabited islands and countless uninhabited islets and rocks. A small archipelago, these beautiful islands exude a timeless peace and natural tranquility found nowhere else. Once you arrive you can start to unwind and adjust your tempo accordingly – “Stop, look and listen” takes on a whole new meaning. The islands can seem to be one big garden, with tropical plants growing in hedgerows and gardens. Their micro-climate, and the fact that frost is rare, makes them home to many unusual flora and fauna – this in turn encourages migrant birds to alight on these tiny specks of granite in the Atlantic Ocean.

ITINERARY


Friday - Morning departure from Dorset to Buckfastleigh with time to visit the spectacular abbey built on the edge of Dartmoor. Later continue into Cornwall and drive ever westwards to arrive at Camborne for dinner and overnight hotel

Saturday - An early breakfast sees us on the 9:15 am ferry sailing from Penzance bound for the Isles of Scilly - look out for dolphin on the way! Arrive St Mary's at 12 noon - your luggage is transferred by van and you will be escorted on the 10 minute walk to the hotel. After checking in the remainder of the afternoon is free in Hugh Town to get your bearings, stroll the prom and wander through the narrow streets and old quay.

Sunday - After breakfast join an introductory tour of the island by bus, with a commentary of the sights, history and local stories (70 mins). The afternoon is free to make your own discoveries - maybe visit one of the art galleries, pottery or museum. There are over 30 miles of footpaths on the island, outstanding natural attractions, abundant wildlife, ancient remains, a thriving arts and craft culture and of course, deserted glorious sandy beaches

Monday & Tuesday - Do as much or as little as you like. There are boating options available from the quay every single day, which will take you to one of the "off islands" - Tresco, St Martins, St Agnes and Bryther. There are also trips around the uninhabited isles to view wildlife such as seals and seabirds - enjoy the stunning landscapes from the water - visit shipwreck sites - or even a glass bottom boat. You can tour a vineyard and winery, wander through lush sub-tropical gardens, explore castles and forts and visit the grave of Sir Harold Wilson….the list goes on.

Wednesday - A final day to enjoy the delights of St Mary's. Your luggage will be transfered to the quayside in order to join the 4:30 pm ferry sailing back to Penzance, arriving 7:30 pm. Our coach will meet you at Penzance and transfer you to Camborne for overnight stay with a late dinner on arrival.

Thursday - Homewards bound this morning, stopping for refreshment as appropriate, to return to Dorset early afternoon.

B, D

B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

THE BELL ROCK HOTEL, Isles of Scilly

One of the islands best loved hotels situated in a central yet quiet location in Hugh Town, the “capital” of St Mary’s Island. Convenient for the harbour, beaches, entertainment and museums – it has been extensively modernised and upgraded. All bedrooms have en-suite shower or bath, hairdryer, television, radio, phone, tea tray and wifi. The restaurant serves a wide variety of meals using fresh local produce whenever possible. There is a bar and lounge in which to relax and even an indoor heated pool with gowns and towels provided. There is no lift and only a limited number of ground floor bedrooms – most are accessed via staircase – the compensation being that top floor rooms have sea-views. The hotel likes to focus on traditional values, like friendliness and good customer service, rather than flashy touches and trendy extras – it does this exceptionally well and you will be made most welcome.

 

JOHN FRANCIS BASSETT HOTEL, Camborne

Overnight stops on first and last nights – a brand new hotel in the town centre. 37 luxury bedrooms all equipped with private bathroom, hairdryer, television, iron, alarm, tea tray and air-conditioning. Lift to all floors. Meals are by voucher system at reserved tables in the Wetherspoons pub which shares the building: Dinner £14 (main + drink) and Breakfast + drink £7.

 

TOUR PRICE: £899.00 Per person

Price Includes  • All coach travel as detailed above  • Overnight hotel stays in Camborne  • Half board meal vouchers for Wetherspoons Camborne  • Return ferry crossing Penzance/St Mary’s  • 4 nights hotel accommodation on St Mary’s  • Half board meals on Scilly • The services of a Bluebird representative throughout  • Luggage transfers on St Mary’s  • Sightseeing bus tour of St Mary’s  • VAT

 

Single Room Supplement: £90.00

Travel Insurance Premium: £

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
Beaminster Area Convenient local point in Beaminster to be advised
Blandford Area Convenient local point in Blandford to be advised
Bournemouth Area Convenient point in Bournemouth to be advised
Branksome Area Convenient point in Branksome to be advised
Bridport Area Convenient local point in Bridport to be advised
Britannia Inn Britannia Inn, Fortuneswell, Portland
Charlestown The Alexandra Inn, Chickerell Road, Charlestown
Chickerell Bluebird Garage, Chickerell Road
Corfe Castle Convenient point in Corfe Castle to be advised
Courtlands Portland, Courtlands bus stop
Dorchester Top O'Town Car Park (by cafe), Dorchester
Easton Easton Square, Portland
Ferndown Area Convenient local point in Ferndown to be advised
Foords Corner Foords Corner bus stop, Wyke Regis
Jestys Avenue Bus stop end of Jestys Avenue on Littlemoor Road
Littlemead Broadwey, Littlemead bus stop (Swan Inn)
Lodmoor Hill Lodmoor Hill Bus Stop (near Post Office)
Lyme Regis Convenient local point in Lyme Regis to be advised
Lyndale bus stop Wyke Regis, Lyndale Bus Stop
Nottington Broadwey, Nottington Corner bus stop
Other Points in Dorset Phone us to discuss a convenient pick up.
Poole Area Convenient local point in Poole to be advised
Poundbury QMSW Poundbury Queen Mother Square
(Coach heading out of Dorchester)
Queens Avenue Dorchester, Bus stop end of Queens Avenue
Radipole Spa Hotel bus stop, Radipole
Redlands Redlands, Opposite Garage
Ridgeway Bottom (DNU) DO NOT USE
Ringwood Area Convenient local point in Ringwood to be advised
Rodwell Rodwell Traffic Lights, Rodwell Rd/Rodwell Ave
Sgt Bunn St Bunn Bakery, Lanehouse Rocks Road
Sherborne Area Convenient local point in Sherborne to be advised
Southwell Portland, Southwell, Opposite Eight Kings Inn
St Edmunds Church St Edmunds Church, Lanehouse Rocks Road
St Johns Church Weymouth, St Johns Church, outside Dentist
St Nicholas Church St Nicholas Church, Buxton Road, Weymouth
Sturminster Newton Area Convenient point in Stur. Newton to be advised
Swanage Area Convenient local point in Swanage to be advised
To be advised To be advised - Approx. 2 weeks before travel
Upton Area Convenient local point in Upton to be advised
Upwey (DNU) DO NOT USE
Value House Value House Car Park
Victoria Square Victoria Square bus stop, Portland
Wareham Area Convenient local point in Wareham to be advised
Westwey Road Westwey Rd, Magistrates Court, Weymouth
Weymouth Bluebird Weymouth, Outside Bluebird Office,
K1 bus stop
Wimborne Area Convenient local point in Wimborne to be advised
Wool Area Convenient local point in Wool to be advised
Wyke Smuggler Smugglers Inn, Wyke Regis
Yeovil Area Convenient local point in Yeovil to be advised
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