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Holiday type Garden holidays
Country United Kingdom
Travel type Train
Price range From £695
Travel partner Brightwater Holidays
Duration 3 nights
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This corner of England has remained unpolluted, unspoilt and unchanged for decades. Tresco lies 28 miles from the Cornish coast yet basks in a climate where spring comes early, autumn stays late and winter hardly exists at all. The Abbey gardens is home to more than 3,000 species. we will learn of the garden’s hidden secrets past and present with personally guided tours and lectures.


  • Three nights' dinner, bed and full breakfast at the New Inn, Tresco.
  • Return train fare London Paddington/Penzance.

    Please note that other departure points and first class upgrades are possible on request. Overnight accommodation can be organised in London before or after the tour. A reduction of £40 per person applies for those making their own way to and from Penzance.

  • Return helicopter transfers to the Scilly Isles.
  • Entry to Tresco’s Abbey gardens.
Day one

Take the train from London Paddington departing at 10.05hrs* - due to arrive in Penzance at 15.10 hrs. On arrival in Penzance you will be transferred to Land’s End in time for your flight to the Scillies, which only takes 15 minutes. On St Mary’s you will be taken to the quayside for a short boat transfer to Tresco. After being welcomed at the New Inn and shown to your room you are free to relax and enjoy the exceptional views. In the evening there will be a welcome presentation on how to get the most from your visit to Tresco.

Day two and three

You are now free to explore Tresco at your leisure - the castles, beaches, headland walks, browse in the gallery or relax in the resident’s lounge. There will be guided walks around the Abbey gardens and the Valhalla collection of ship's figureheads with the head gardener and his staff. Visiting other islands can easily be arranged - Bryher, St Martins, St Agnes and St Marys. Regular boat trips to see the sea birds and seals of the Western rocks, and if you are feeling adventurous, it is sometimes possible to circumnavigate Bishop's Rock lighthouse.

Day four

It is time to leave Tresco, and a morning boat will take us to St Mary’s for our return flight to Land’s End. On arrival we will be transferred to Penzance in time for our afternoon train back to Paddington due to arrive at approx 19.30 hrs.

Please note train times at this stage are provisional - exact times will be confirmed with your joining instructions approximately ten days prior to departure.

Please note - Walking Fitness - As Tresco has no cars, we believe it fair to remind passengers that a degree of mobility is required to get the most out of your visit to the island.
The New Inn

Our accommodation on Tresco will be at the popular four-star ETB/AA graded New Inn – one of only 12 pubs in Cornwall listed in the new “Eating Out in Pubs” Michelin guide. As the helicopter touches down by the Abbey gardens you instinctively know your visit is going to be special. There is a friendly bustling atmosphere here and all rooms are en suite and are comfortably furnished. There is a separate residents’ bar and a heated outdoor pool which is open May to September (weather permitting).

This holiday is booked by phone. Click 'book now' to make a reservation request to our travel partner who will call you back to confirm your booking details and take payment. To speak to a representative now please call 0330 333 6701.

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This was a wonderful four days, everything was perfection and I am usually a moaner! There was not an achilles heel anywhere in the four days experience. I think the tour guide Hugh was exceptionally good, he treated one like a human not a commodity.
Sep 2009
Mr & Mrs Jenner
We loved Tresco. Thanks you to Hazel for re-organising our flights. We got a good 12 hours extra there. Mike Nelhams was superb and the gardens were wonderful. I've bought back some seeds! Both Penzance and Tresco heliports make LHR and lGW seem like a jungle.
Sep 2009
Mr & Mrs M Godfrey
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