St Ives, Scilly and Glorious Gardens

The romantic gardens of Cornwall exude a timeless, magical quality and on this holiday we visit some of the finest gardens the region has to offer.

8 days from £899pp

Single Room Supplement from £79pp

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Your Tour Includes

  • 7 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 7 evening meals
  • Local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel

Itinerary

Please choose your preferred 8 day itinerary

Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then on to the St Ives Bay Hotel, St Ives for seven nights.

Included Meals

  • Dinner

Excursion to the tranquil haven of Trebah Gardens, a sub-tropical paradise with a stunning coastal backdrop. This 26 acre garden has over 4 miles of footpaths - explore under the canopies bursting with exotic blooms and follow the vibrant tunnels of colour that lead down to the gardens' very own secluded beach on the Helford River.

We also visit the maritime town of Falmouth, gateway to the beautiful Fal River which runs through an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Falmouth
  • Trebah Gardens

Enjoy a day at your own pace in pretty St Ives, or why not Enjoy a day at your own pace in pretty St Ives. Enjoy a stroll through town to the popular seafront or perhaps visit the famous Tate.

Alternatively why not join our optional excursion to the popular resort of Newquay which is perched on Cornwall's Atlantic Coast and bordered by seven miles of stunning beaches. One of the nation's favourite seaside towns, there's a laid back atmosphere here and in the summer the town is a haven for surfers flocking to the magnificent Fistral Beach.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Optional Excursions

  • Newquay
    • 2024: £10.00pp
    • 2025: £11.00pp

The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in sterling (cash payments only).

We sail to St Mary's from Penzance, arriving in capital Hugh Town. From St. Mary’s, take the shuttle boat to Tresco Abbey Gardens, where our guide accompanies us on a tour of the beautiful gardens.

Located just 28 miles off the Cornish Coast and home to some 20,000 plants, from more than 80 countries across the world, the planting here flourishes in the unique environment of the beautiful Scilly Isles. There's more here than just blooming flowers - keep a keen eye out for red squirrels and golden pheasants that roam freely, marvel at the sculptures that are dotted through the gardens and admire the haunting memories of shipwrecks in the Valhalla Figurehead Museum.

Please note, the sailing to the Isles of Scilly is subject to weather conditions and an alternative excursion may be offered.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Tresco Abbey Gardens
  • Isles of Scilly

Enjoy a day at your own pace in St Ives. Voted best family holiday destination and home to one of the 10 best European beach destinations, St Ives is a tropical oasis with golden beaches, lush vegetation and popular arty attractions.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • St. Ives

Relax in St Ives, or join our optional excursion to Land's End, Britain's most south-westerly point on the mainland where you can take in the spectacular views.

We also call at pretty Marazion on Cornwall's southern coast from where you can enjoy the stunning views of St. Michael's Mount, one of the regions most famous sights.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Optional Excursions

  • Lands End and Marazion
    • 2024: £10.00pp
    • 2025: £11.00pp

The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in sterling (cash payments only).

Visit the Lost Gardens of Heligan, with 80 acres of gardens including delights such as 'The Jungle' and 'The Lost Valley'. This exuberant garden hosts a riot of luxuriant foliage, blooming rhododendrons and ancient woodlands. Its special atmosphere encourages contemplation and inspiration for experienced gardeners and novices alike!

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Lost Gardens of Heligan

Return home.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast

Accommodation

You will stay for seven nights at the 3-star St Ives Bay Hotel in St Ives.

St Ives Bay Hotel

St Ives Bay Hotel

Set on a cliff above St Ives’ winding alleys, quaint cottages and boutiques, the St Ives Bay Hotel sits in an exceptional location, across from the award-winning Porthminster Beach’s golden sands and turquoise waters. All the main attractions are within close proximity, and in less than 10 minutes, you can stroll down to the seafront for a walk around the town. The hotel has a restaurant which serves a delicious selection of breakfast and evening meals, and guests can enjoy a post-dinner drink or snack in the comfortable bar. After a busy day exploring the local sights, be sure to unwind with a refreshing drink on the courtyard terrace.

Location: The Terrace, St Ives, TR26 2BP

Hotel Facilities

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General
  • 3 Star
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Room
  • Hairdryer
  • Non-Smoking Rooms Available
  • Shower or Bath
  • Telephone
Accessibility
  • Fridge Available for Medical Requirements
  • Ground Floor Rooms on Request
Service
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Free WiFi (Public Areas)
  • Dogs Allowed on Request
Hotel
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi Available

Single Room Supplements

Single Room Supplement from £79.00

Reviews

3.6 Out of 5 ( 15 Reviews )

Reviews

Excellent
40%
Great
27%
Average
7%
Poor
7%
Bad
20%

Quality

3.3 / 5

Value for Money

3.4 / 5

Linda , 9 months ago

Really enjoyed this holiday Hotel was lovely nice to get a single room sea view for once , food was good and decent portions, could do with more entertainment. Trips were lovely as long as you like gardens especially Tresco. Travel had delays coming and going back but can't help road work or accidents.

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Sitheharchan Santhirasekaram, 9 months ago

The places were simply awesome and the hotel staffs were fantabulous however the hotel definitely needs to work on the service they provide, the first time when I entered the room there was a funny stinky smell which lasted till the last day, for what I had to use my deodorant every time when I enter the room, and the shower, water was coming out of it like literally very low and slowly and it was constantly dead hot couldn’t even adjust the heating. It would have been really nice if there was a plug to charge the electronic gadgets. I had to unplugged a side lamp to insert the adapter of my phone charger. Driver was funny and friendly, it would have been more fun if he could have shared some local knowledge or history of the places we’ve been to. Thank you

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Beryl Booth, 10 months ago

As I am interested in gardening, this holiday was ideal for me and very well organised with a lovely choice of the gardens visited.

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Genise Green, 10 months ago

One of the coaches broke down so didn't leave Yorkshire until 12.30pm, didn't arrive in St Ives until 10.15pm. St Ives itself and the Scilly Isles trip and other gardens were great. Hotel was poor.

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