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Eden & the Lost Gardens of Heligan

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Departing April - October 2017
* Price shown: 23 Jun 2017 - ELH
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Global plantlife and splendid gardens

Join us to discover two contrasting, colourful garden masterpieces. Within the gigantic biomes of the Eden Project you'll find plants from across the globe, while Heligan, rediscovered after 70 years of neglect, has become Europe's largest horticultural project and one of the country's most visited gardens.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • Entry to the Lost Gardens of Heligan
  • Eden Project admission
  • A visit to Wells, the smallest city in England
  • Three nights' dinner, bed and English breakfast accommodation at a good hotel in the Torquay area
  • Entertainment in the hotel on one evening
  • Coach travel throughout
  • The services of a friendly Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Itinerary

Day One

Leaving the local area in the early morning, we'll journey to Torquay and our weekend hotel. After check-in, you'll have time to relax until dinner is served.

Day Two

Today we'll discover the "Lost Gardens of Heligan". During the scenic 90-minute drive from your hotel, your Tour Manager will explain the fascinating story of the manor and its historic gardens, and once there you'll have plenty of time to explore.

See the exotic fruit houses, the Italian Garden and grotto, the 30-acre 'Lost Valley' and the subtropical 'Jungle' garden of this constantly evolving project, before we return to Torquay in time for dinner.

Day Three

Today's highlight is our visit to the climate-controlled sanctuary of the Eden Project.

Leaving the hotel, we'll cross Dartmoor National Park and Bodmin Moor on our scenic drive this morning, and make a brief stop in bustling Okehampton, on our way to the Project itself. Here you'll find ecosystems far removed from the typical UK countryside - from the mighty rainforests and banana trees of the Humid Tropics biome to the African aloes, olives and citrus of the Warm Temperate biome - not to mention the constantly evolving array of plants that blanket the surrounding landscape.

Day Four

We take our leave of Torquay this morning, and head to the smallest city in England - Wells. With its ancient cathedral, moated Bishop's Palace and what is said to be the oldest complete medieval street in Europe, Wells is a hidden gem nestled in the Mendip Hills.

After the chance for lunch we'll continue home, arriving back in the local area by mid to-late evening.

Prices

Departure DatePrice From
 Fri 12 May 2017£269.00
 Fri 19 May 2017£269.00
 Fri 16 Jun 2017£269.00
 Fri 23 Jun 2017£269.00
 Fri 30 Jun 2017£269.00
 Fri 08 Sep 2017£269.00
 Fri 15 Sep 2017£269.00
 Fri 29 Sep 2017£269.00
 Fri 06 Oct 2017£269.00

Torquay Area Hotel

You will be staying in a carefully chosen, comfortable and welcoming hotel, such as the Seascape Hotel in Torquay. All rooms in all hotels will have private facilities, telephones, TV and tea- and coffee-making facilities, and each hotel will have a good restaurant.

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Further Information

Coach travel on Days Two and Three

The journeys from the hotel to Heligan on Day Two and the Eden Project on Day Three will take some time, passing through the lovely Cornish scenery en route.

Eden in Spring

Eden in springtime is a riot of colour. Over half a million bulbs provide a spectacular start to the season. A range of beautiful displays has been planned, which combine early- and late-flowering daffodils and scented narcissi, crocus, muscari, hyacinth, cyclamen, fritillaria, amaryllis, anemone and iris.

Eden in Autumn

Autumn is Canopy Season! Discover the fascinating and hidden world of the treetops from mid September to the end of October. Canopy Season is part of Eden's four-year programme exploring and discovering the forest canopies of the world, home to 40 per cent of the world's species.

Changes to your itinerary

Occasionally it may be necessary to switch Days Two and Three around, visiting the Eden Project on Day Two.

Coach seating arrangements

Your seats on the main coach will be allocated for you in advance, taking into consideration any special requests wherever possible. Your Tour Manager or driver will advise you where to sit as you board the coach. This will be your seat for the duration of the tour. (Seats are not allocated on any connecting services to and from the main coach.)

Joining your holiday

Your final travel documents, including the exact time and place of departure, will be sent to you approximately 10 days prior to departure, providing all payments have been made. We are unable to give exact departure times before this.

Meal arrangements

Where meals are not included, your Tour Manager will ensure there are suitable stops made for you to purchase and enjoy lunch and/or dinner each day.

Triple rooms

The majority of these consist of a double bed and an extra bed that is often only suitable for children. If this is a concern, you may wish to consider booking more than one room for your group.

Eden and the Lost Gardens of Heligan Reviews collected by Reevoo

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Torquay, Eden & HeliganScores 7.6 out of 10 based on 427 reviews
(7 out of 10)

RUTH

Wallasey Family
Coach comfortable but no wifi. Trips very good. Hotel not impressive although staff were good. Might have been better if hotel an hour further on, would have got there just after 6 but would have halved trip times both days.
Driver & tour manager helpful.
Confirmed traveller: 10 October 2016
Published on: 27 October 2016
(5 out of 10)

KEITH

Couple
As we were only staying in Torquay from Friday night till Monday morning we had a 4hour round trip on each of our excursions. Both venues that is to the Lost Gardens of Helgan on saturday and to the Eden Projecton sunday were a short distance from Newquay. I think it would have been better if we had been based in Newquay instead of Torquay. I do appreciate that the outward journey on friday and the return journey home on monday would be longer, but the journeys on saturday and sunday would be very short in comparision. The hotel and food were fine and our room was very good. All the hotel staff were wonderful as well as our tour manager Dennis and coach driver David. These 2 gentlemen really made the holiday for us from the very moment we met them at Knutsford services till we got back to Knutsford services on monday. Everybody on the coach felt the same about staying in Torquay we all agreed that stayinging in Newquay would have been better. I wouldn't have bothered if we couldn't have had time to stop off in Wells. I will not recommend this holiday to people unless they don't mind travelling from Torquay to the Newquay area on the days out. I do hope that this can be rectified for next year as apart from this we did enjoy the holiday
Confirmed traveller: 10 October 2016
Published on: 26 October 2016
(6 out of 10)

KATHLEEN

Worsley Manchester. Single traveller
Letter already written to Customer Services Manager.
Confirmed traveller: 10 October 2016
Published on: 24 October 2016
(3 out of 10)

Patricia

Macclesfield Friends
The Hotel was not as I expected the beds were very old and were only springs witha cover over no padding at all

The food was not at all good, the breakfast was the best meal the evening meal was a very small portion especially the portion of meat or fish.

The staff were very good and very helpfull
Confirmed traveller: 10 October 2016
Published on: 23 October 2016
(5 out of 10)

J

Northwich Friends
Hotel was appalling although staff tried very hard. The visits to the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligon were good but the 2 hour journey each day to get there were not

Pick up point was changed. If I was on my own I would have had to get a taxi
Confirmed traveller: 10 October 2016
Published on: 23 October 2016
(8 out of 10)

IRENE

St Helens Family
We stayed in Torquay, but had two hour drive there and back each day to Cornwall to see the Lost Gardens of Heligan and The Eden Project, they both worth going to, but the hotel should be closer a lot of extra traveling
The hotel was very good, but didn't have a lift, we were ok I had requested a downstairs room, but some members of coach party struggled getting up stairs
Plenty choice at meal times, a buffet breakfast
Free entertainment some nights and free Wifi
First time I had been with Newmarket holidays, but I would go again
Confirmed traveller: 10 October 2016
Published on: 23 October 2016
(8 out of 10)

Valerie

Flixton Manchester Friends
Think hotel nearer visits would be beneficial. Found the near enough 4 hours travelling too much. We were lucky with our 2 rooms but felt sorry for others especially no hot water and no lift! The food was good and met our vegetarian requirements well.
Confirmed traveller: 10 October 2016
Published on: 22 October 2016