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ISLES OF SCILLY HUGH TOWN To find out more visit saga.co.uk/islesofscilly Isles of Scilly Adventure The Isles of Scilly are five beautiful islands 28 miles from Land's End. Their mild climate and diverse habitats make them a haven for flora and fauna, with many outcrops inhabited solely by wildlife. 5 nights from £799^ Including optional travel insurance or a reduction of £20 if not required§ HALF BOARD l l l l l l All breakfasts and dinners Optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a reduction if not required§ Return ferry travel and transfers Hosting services of the hotel manager Welcome drink reception Porterage in your hotel. Excursions Guided walking tour of St Mary's Tresco walking tour and garden visit l l Ferry Included St Mary's The Atlantic Hotel QQQ Your holiday is based on the largest island, St Mary's, which is perfect for walking, swimming, birdwatching and cycling. This traditional 3-star hotel has a prime location on the waterfront. Amenities include a restaurant, bar and roof terrace garden. The reception is open until 6pm, although staff are on call 24 hours a day. All 25 bedrooms are on the first and second floors with no lift. Tresco St Martin's Tresco Abbey Gardens Eastern Isles St Mary's Star Castle Garrison Hugh Town St Agnes Atlantic puffin Your itinerary As you'd expect on such a holiday, your itinerary is dependent on the prevailing conditions and tides, which makes each departure different and ensures you gain more from the wildlife-spotting opportunities available. Since climbing from boats, negotiating steps and walking uneven terrain may be necessary, it requires a reasonable level of mobility. Your guide will discuss the best things to see and do each day, based around the following activities... A full-day guided walking tour of St Mary's, including Old Town, the Lower Moors Nature Trail and the metal lighthouse at Peninnis Head. l A crossing to Tresco for a guided walk and a visit to the world famous sub-tropical gardens. Based in the ruins of a former Benedictine abbey, these are home to 20,000 exotic species including Mexican yukka, New Zealand metrosideros and Chilean wine palm. A day at leisure with plenty to do, from hiring a bike or swimming at the beach to exploring a nature trail. Places of interest on St Mary's include the Isles of Scilly Museum and the unfinished fortress of Harry's Walls. l l Tremendous Tresco Tresco is home to world famous sub-tropical Tresco Abbey Garden. The garden makes light of salt spray and Atlantic gales with the Scillies' mild climate able to host more than 20,000 species of exotic plants from 80 countries around the globe, many of which would stand no chance of survival even on the Cornish mainland less than 30 miles away. The garden was built in the 19th century around the ruins of an ancient Benedictine Abbey as a private garden for proprietor of the islands, Augustus Smith. At the time there were few trees on the island so Smith opted to plant belts of deciduous trees as shelter. The wind-breaks allowed the carved stone terraces in the garden to thrive, with the hotter drier ones at the top suitable for South African and Australian plants while the humidity lower down favoured flora from New Zealand and South America. SAVE £50 ^per person on March 23, 2019 departure when you book by January 31, 2019 Prices from: Mar 23, 2019 Apr 3 Oct 7 Ferry 849 799 899 Flight 929 879 979 899 Isles of Scilly Adventure - The Atlantic Hotel. Holiday code: TB101. All prices are £s per person based on two people sharing, including savings as advertised and are subject to availability. § Optional travel insurance: A reduction of £20 applies if you do not need the optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights ­ see page 53 for details. Single rooms: (supplement per person, per night): £13. TRAVEL INFORMATION: Prices based on Scillonian Ferry from Penzance or alternatively, fly from Land's End to St Mary's with Skybus, or alternatively from Exeter for an extra supplement, subject to availability. To book see page 53 and call FREE on 0800 414 441 or visit saga.co.uk/uk Please quote UG337 15