Spring in the Isles of Scilly (9 Days, 8 Nights) - Pennywood Tours

Spring in the Isles of Scilly (9 Days, 8 Nights) - Pennywood Tours

Leaving from Henry Street Garden Centre

Departure Locations & Times

We generally try to depart between 8am and 9am, and exact times will be confirmed in the final timings itinerary which arrives about a week before travel. 

We send this close to travel so we can plan for any major traffic issues which sometimes arise due to road works etc.

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Departure Date

Tuesday 14 May 2024

Price Includes

  • Luxury coach transport

  • 4* hotel accommodation: room only on day 1, dinner, bed and breakfast on the Isles and bed and breakfast on the final day

  • Boat transfers between the mainland and hotel

  • Daily transfer boat between islands

  • Entry to all named venues

  • Group leader to smooth your way and explain each stage of the trip

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Itinerary for Spring in the Isles of Scilly

Renowned for their beautiful, white, sandy beaches, turquoise water, peace and quiet, tame birds and rare plants, as well as plants which won’t normally grow in the UK (flourishing due to Scilly’s lovely temperate climate) the Isles of Scilly are a must-visit destination!

Transport between the islands is by boat and most of the islands themselves only have a few cars for residents to move their shopping from the quayside to their houses. Life proceeds at a lovely, leisurely pace.

We will sail to the Isles on the Scillonian for the journey to the islands’ capital, St Mary’s, where Sir Harold Wilson had a home and is now buried. Here, we then take a local boat to St Martin’s, to stay in the 4-star Karma Hotel on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis.

For convenience, once your luggage is loaded onto the Scillonian ferry at Penzance, you will not see it again until you are in your room on St Martin’s. 

Our hotel is right on one of the island’s two quaysides, overlooking gorgeous beaches and fabulous islets, and at night it is so dark that, on a clear night, you can see the heavens in a way you can normally only dream of. 

Each day there will be a transfer boat to other islands and the capital, St Mary’s, which is like a large village.

Please note, you must be able to walk comfortably for at least a mile to get the most from this holiday.

Day 1

Travel to Cornwall

We travel by luxury coach to Cornwall, with regular stops for refreshments, before reaching our overnight hotel, the Travelodge at Camborne. This is a fairly new hotel and, as we’ll only use it for a few hours to sleep, it serves the purpose adequately. There is a restaurant next door for dinner, if required.
This night will be on a room only basis as we will leave early in the morning to board the Scillonian, where you can buy something for breakfast.

Day 2

Sail to the Isles of Scilly

We will board the Scillonian ferry to St Mary’s and then take a transfer boat to St Martin’s.

Day 3-7

Explore the islands

Free time as you choose using the transfer boats, not forgetting that we include entry to Tresco Abbey Gardens on one of the days (we try to visit on a good weather day).

Day 8

Sail to Penzance

On our return you can either buy fish and chips on the front in Penzance or visit the restaurant by the hotel. This night is bed and breakfast.

Day 9

Return Home

We will travel back home on our luxury coach, with regular stops.

Please note that all destinations will require walking, with steps and slopes, which may be slippery, with the need to step between quayside and boat deck. Sensible shoes are a requirement and you should dress for the weather. You must be able to walk comfortably for at least a mile to get the most from this holiday. 

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