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Discover Cornwall & The Isles of Scilly Car-free

Exotic Tresco Abbey Gardens are a colourful delight to explore

Best Time To Go

April - Sept

Why not...

Add a few more days to discover England's spectacular southern coast?

Prices From

£1995

No of Nights

7

Starts From

London

Finishes In

London
Car-free
Car-free

Exotic Tresco Abbey Gardens are a colourful delight to explore

Discover Cornwall & The Isles of Scilly Car-free

Best Time To Go

April - Sept

Why not...

Add a few more days to discover England's spectacular southern coast?

Prices From

£1995

No of Nights

7

Starts From

London

Finishes In

London

Absorb the contrasts of mainland Cornwall and England’s most enchanting archipelago, travelling by relaxing train, thrilling plane and easy motorboat.

England’s south-western corner has long been the playground of city-dwellers eager to take to its golden beaches, clamber its soaring cliffs and discover its chequered, seafaring past. In this skillfully crafted holiday, set off to the English Riviera by train and take a few days to explore Penzance and St Ives, before soaring over the Atlantic to the Isles of Scilly, our latest island destination.

*Due to extremely limited accommodation on the Isles of Scilly, please book ahead for 2023.

Holiday Details

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Day One – By Rail from London Paddington to Penzance

Days Two & Three – Out and About in Penzance and St. Ives

Day Four – Take to the Air for the Isles of Scilly

Day Five – A Private Guided Walking Tour of Hugh Town and Wider St. Mary’s

Day Six – Cross the Water to the Island of Tresco

Day Seven – A Visit to Vivid Abbey Gardens

Day Eight – Return to the Mainland and Journey Back to London

Sustainable Travel

This holiday is part of our ever-growing collection of public transport based holidays, enabling you to reach destinations around England – in this case, including the Isles of Scilly – without the need to drive. We feel strongly that true sustainability also means promoting and helping to maintain a way of life in areas where the economic benefit of tourism can make a genuine difference to the local community, which is why we have used locally owned small accommodation and a local guide on this holiday.

Location

Discover Cornwall & The Isles of Scilly Car-Free

This holiday includes stays in Penzance in Cornwall, and in Hugh Town and Tresco in the Isles of Scilly.


Pricing

£1995 per person for departures in April & October, £2095 per person in May, June & September and £2150 per person in July & August.

Prices based on two people sharing a double or twin room en-suite, for seven nights on a bed and breakfast basis. Prices include return train travel from London to Penzance, return air travel from Land’s End to Scilly and a private guided walking tour in St. Mary’s. Inter-island boat-travel in Scilly is not pre-bookable, and is payable in cash to the boatmen upon boarding.

Please just let us know if we can tailor this holiday for you, adding a guided walking tour of Tresco and the Abbey Gardens, and perhaps adding a night or two in London, Penzance or Carbis Bay by St Ives.

Overnight sleeper-service train travel from London to Penzance is a wonderful way to start this holiday – please do ask if you’d like to experience this classic journey.

We can also facilitate travel to and from Scilly by helicopter, subject to availability.

Before your departure, you will receive personalised holiday information and suggestions on places to visit depending on your interests and our local knowledge, to help you get the most from your holiday.

All itineraries and room types are presented subject to availability at specific hotels.


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Discover Cornwall & The Isles of Scilly Car-free

This holiday can be arranged from April to September. Please book ahead for 2023.

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