Staying at The Chy An Albany Hotel
Runs in conjunction with The Isles of Scilly
7 DAYS | 17th September 2017
The pretty fishing port of St Ives is one of Cornwall’s most colourful and popular resorts. It is full of character and charm with the blue sea, golden sand and greystone cottages. Behind its habour walls you will find cobbled streets and crooked alleyways with antique shops, art galleries and museums.
The Chy An Albany Hotel sits on the hillside looking out across the beautiful St Ives Bay, and is just a short walk downhill into town. This Edwardian hotel offers a restaurant serving freshly caught fish and local produce, a pleasant lounge bar, and a terrace over looking the bay. All the en suite bedrooms feature a TV and tea tray. The hotel has a lift.
We depart calling for coffee and lunch en-route to St. Ives and our hotel.
Morning at leisure, this afternoon we visit the Seal Sanctuary at Gweek set in the picturesque Helford Estuary. The Seal Sanctuary is a Rescue, Rehabilitation, and Release centre for seals, and most seasons they rescue over 50 pups. You will have time to stroll around the sanctuary and perhaps indulge in a Cornish Cream tea before we return to the hotel.
Scenic tour around the spectacular Atlantic coastline calling at Geever Tin Mine for coffee and then via the pretty village of St. Just to Lands End. We return to the hotel calling at the Minack Theatre Cornwall’s world famous open-air theatre, carved into the granite cliff and set in glorious gardens. We spend time at the Rowena Cade Visitors Centre telling the remarkable story of how a girl from Victorian era Cheltenham grew up to build this internationally famous Theatre.
Free day to explore St. Ives at leisure.
Today we venture to Truro, there will be free time to visit the cathedral or museum or take a browse around the shops. Then we board a boat for a sail down the River Fal, an area of outstanding natural beauty and a stunning, unspoilt landscape with the bustling maritime port of Falmouth. We spend the remainder of the afternoon here before returning to St. Ives.
This morning we visit the National Trust Gardens of Trengwainton, a 25 acre garden with plants from all over the globe. You will have time to wander along the winding wooded paths and enjoy the panoramic sea views from the top of the garden. (NT members free, non-members £8.00) Enjoy an afternoon at leisure in St. Ives.
We say a sad farewell to Cornwall and head for home calling for morning coffee and lunch en-route. We aim to arrive in the Macclesfield area early evening.
£679.00 per person sharing twin/double
NIL single room supplement
£30.00 insurance per person, inc. IPT