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St. Ives, Scilly and Glorious Gardens

8 days - from only £799pp

ABOUT THE TOUR

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.

TOUR INCLUDES

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

8 Day Itinerary

  • Day 1:

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

    Included meals: Dinner

  • Day 2: Isles of Scilly and Tresco Abbey Garden

    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

    Tresco Abbey Gardens

    Tresco Abbey Gardens

    Included Highlights

    • Tresco Abbey Gardens
  • Day 3: Day at leisure

    Enjoy a day at your own pace in St. Ives. Voted the 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

    St. Ives

    St. Ives

    Included Highlights

    • St. Ives
  • Day 4: At Leisure or Land's End & Marazion

    Relax in St. Ives with another free day, or why not 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

    Lands End

    Lands End
    More Photos

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.

    2023
    • Lands End
    TBC
    • Marazion
    TBC

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

    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in cash in Euros (for tours to Europe) or Sterling (for UK tours).

  • Day 5: Day at leisure

    Relax in St. Ives - stroll through the cobbled streets, explore the independent shops, enjoy some seaside fun or take a stroll along the beach. Pretty St.Ives has been attracting artists for decades and it isn't really hard to understand why - blue skies, turquoise waters and white sandy beaches keep visitors returning year after year.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    St. Ives

    St. Ives

    Included Highlights

    • St. Ives
  • Day 6: Falmouth and Trebah Gardens

    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.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Trebah Gardens

    Trebah Gardens
    More Photos

    Included Highlights

    • Falmouth
    • Trebah Gardens
    • Trebah Gardens
    • Trebah Gardens
  • Day 7: Lost Gardens of Heligan

    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 experience gardeners and novices alike!

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 8:

    Return home.

    Included meals: Breakfast

Single Room Supplement from £139.00 (8 days).

8 Day Itinerary

  • Day 1:

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

    Included meals: Dinner

  • Day 2: Isles of Scilly and Tresco Abbey Gardens

    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

    Tresco Abbey Gardens

    Tresco Abbey Gardens
    More Photos

    Included Highlights

    • Tresco Abbey Gardens
    • Isles of Scilly
  • Day 3: Day at leisure or Newquay

    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 it the summer the town is a haven for surfers flocking to the magnificent Fistral Beach.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Newquay

    Newquay

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.

    2023
    • Newquay
    TBC

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

    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in cash in Euros (for tours to Europe) or Sterling (for UK tours).

  • Day 4: Falmouth and Trebah Gardens

    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

    Trebah Gardens

    Trebah Gardens
    More Photos

    Included Highlights

    • Falmouth
    • Trebah Gardens
    • Trebah Gardens
    • Trebah Gardens
  • Day 5: Day at leisure

    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

    St. Ives

    St. Ives

    Included Highlights

    • St. Ives
  • Day 6: Day at leisure or Land's End and Marazion

    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

    Lands End

    Lands End

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.

    2023
    • Lands End and Marazion
    TBC

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

    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in cash in Euros (for tours to Europe) or Sterling (for UK tours).

  • Day 7: Lost Gardens of Heligan

    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

    Lost Gardens of Heligan

    Lost Gardens of Heligan
    More Photos

    Included Highlights

    • Lost Gardens of Heligan
    • Lost Gardens of Heligan
    • Lost Gardens of Heligan
  • Day 8:

    Return home.

    Included meals: Breakfast

Single Room Supplement from £139.00 (8 days).

Hotels

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

  • 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.

    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • WiFi Available
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

Joining points

Travel from most joining points is included within your coach holiday price.

See our full list of our joining points.

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