Explore the rugged landscapes and unspoilt natural beauty of the Isles of Scilly, with their fascinating native wildlife and beautiful bays
On the tranquil Isles of Scilly you'll find that life passes by
at a more peaceful pace. These isles are famous for their stunning
scenery, botanic gardens and powder-soft beaches. On this six-day
trip you'll discover why so many people consider the Isles of
Scilly to be the UK's most idyllic archipelago.
This tour will take you to many of the islands' most
unforgettable locations. You'll visit the sub-tropical Tresco Abbey
Garden, described as "Kew without the glass", the rugged coastlines
of Bryher and the quaint harbours of St Martin's.
You'll be delighted by the range of wildlife to be spotted on
the Isles of Scilly, with many species that can't be seen anywhere
else in the UK. The head of the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust,
Julian Branscombe, will give a talk to explain the trust's work and
give you an insight into the Isles' native wildlife, which includes
porpoises, dolphins, seals, and many species of birds.
For travellers departing April 2024, you'll stay at the stylish
and comfortable The Atlantic on St Mary's, which will serve as your
base for the trip. Here you can enjoy flavourful cuisine made with
seasonal local ingredients, as well as exceptional views across the
For travellers departing September 2024 departures, you'll stay
at the Star Castle Hotel on St Mary's. This historic building dates
back to 1593 and boasts a heated indoor swimming pool and secluded,
peaceful gardens. You could even sample seafood caught by the owner
from the hotel's boat.
"I wanted to say how much we enjoyed our holiday in the
Scillies. It was all planned so well. The hotel was excellent along
with the food everywhere we went. Thank you all."
- October 2022 Guest
Please be advised that you will need to pre-book and
pre-select most of your meals before your departure due to group
Please note this is a busy and full itinerary, so a good degree
of mobility is required to get the most out of this trip, which
involves lots of walking and getting in and out of boats.