Isles of Scilly    
Isles of Scilly

The Isles of Scilly lie just off the coast of Cornwall. Outstandingly beautiful, uncrowded and unspoilt, they seem like a world apart from everyday life. This cluster of low-lying islands lie amid a turquoise lagoon, some fringed by rocks, others by white sandy beaches, and all bathed in a light of wonderful intensity. There are five inhabited islands, and throughout the day fleets of colourful launches ferry people to and fro. Each of the islands has a distinct identity and special character.  We stay on St. Mary’s –the largest island.  There are only 6 miles of roads but over 30 miles of paths and nature trails. The capital, Hugh Town, lies between two sandy beaches, one side being the main harbour.

    Day 1

Join the coach at your local pickup point for a relaxing journey to Plymouth for our overnight stay.


    Day 2

After breakfast we make the short journey to Penzance ferry terminal for the 9.15am crossing to St. Marys (2 hour 45minutes crossing time) as foot passengers. On arrival in St. Marys it is just a short 5 minute walk to the hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure.


    Day 3

Day at leisure. 

Hugh Town is the central hub with its cluster of shops and amenities as well as the wonderful museum. It has three lovely beaches in very close proximity – Porthcressa; Town Beach, a perfect spot to watch the comings and goings on the Quay; and Porthmellon.

Old Town is the other “major” settlement on St. Mary’s with its own beautiful beach, nature reserve and Old Town Church.


    Day 4

Day at leisure. Make your way to the ferry terminal for the 4.30pm return crossing (2 hour 45 minutes crossing). The coach will be waiting in Penzance to take you to your overnight hotel in Plymouth.


    Day 5

After a leisurely start to the day rejoin the coach for the return journey home.


    Tregarthen Hotel

Overlooking the azure waters of St Mary's Harbour and enjoying stunning panoramic vistas of the islands of Tresco, Bryher, Samson and St Martin's, Tregarthen's Hotel boasts the best views of any Isles of Scilly hotel. Each of the 32 bedrooms offers tea and coffee making facilities, trouser press and hair dryer. The Sea View rooms (£45 per person supplement) have various views over the Harbour, over the water to the off islands and across the roof-scape of Hugh Town towards Porthcressa Bay.


  • Return coach travel
  • Return ferry crossings Penzance-St. Marys
  • 1 night Duke of Cornwall Hotel Plymouth half board
  • 2 nights Tregarthens Hotel St. Marys half board
  • 1 night Jurys Inn Plymouth half board

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