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Isles of Scilly

4 Sep — 11 Sep 2018 | Tour Director:

ACE Aquileia tour: Basilica of Aquileia

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Itinerary

Day

1

Depart Exeter 1630 on Skybus arriving St Mary’s 1730. Transfer to St Mary’s Hall Hotel for seven nights. Introductory talk.

Day

2

By ferry across St Mary’s Sound to St Agnes (superb maritime heath) and Gugh (spectacular coastline walks).

Day

3

Walk (wetland birdlife and coastal vegetation) to Bant’s Carn (Bronze Age burial chamber), Halangy Down (Iron Age settlement), Holy Vale, Higher Moors, Porth Hellick Down (Bronze Age grave and burial chamber). Return along coastal path over Salakee Down to Old Town and church.

Day

4

Whole day pelagic trip in search of Cory’s and great shearwater and European storm petrel.

Day

5

By ferry to Bryher: superb coastal vegetation and heather moorland on Shipman Head Down with visits to prehistoric entrance graves and promontory fort.

Day

6

Excursion by ferry to St Martin’s to look out for migratory birds.

Day

7

Morning: excursion by ferry to Tresco Abbey Garden (sub- tropical gardens). Afternoon free in St Mary’s or optional walk on Castle Down, Tresco.

Day

8

Depart St Mary’s 0955, arriving Exeter 1055.

Tour Dates

4 Sep — 11 Sep 2018

Days

8

Cost

Tour Code

ISC2-18

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Cost includes:

return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, drinks reception, breakfast & dinner with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.

Not included:

travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £140.

Practicalities:

Participants should be comfortable walking over sometimes rugged ground, and a good level of fitness is required for this tour.

 
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