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Eden & the Lost Gardens of Heligan

4 days from £269*
Departing: May - October 2017
* Price shown: 08 September 2017 from - - 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.
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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.

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.

Torquay, Eden & Heligan reviews verified by Reevoo

Torquay, Eden & HeliganScores 7.6 out of 10 based on 372 reviews
(5 out of 10)

Margaret

Oxford Couple
the original itinary as planned would have been fine if the hotel had been nearer than 3 hours journey away from Eden Project and Heligan. It seemed ridiculous to be staying in Torquay when both places were close to one another in Cornwall.
The change of destination from Wells to Bath on the way home was also unnecessary as everyone knows the dates of the Glastonbury Festival 12 months in advance.
Confirmed traveller: 27 June 2016
Published on: 30 August 2016
(9 out of 10)

Robert

Cosham Portsmouth Friends
Extremely enjoyable - good company - not affected by weather - tour manager and driver made every effort to ensure that everything went smoothly - good value for money.
Confirmed traveller: 27 June 2016
Published on: 18 July 2016
(6 out of 10)

Janet

poole Friends
as I am making a complaint about this holiday, I fee it unfair to say too much at this time.
Confirmed traveller: 27 June 2016
Published on: 17 July 2016
(8 out of 10)

JANE

Oxford Family
The two excursions were good but we could have done with the time allowed at each venue to be longer, perhaps a hotel nearer the venues would be better instead of a two hour coach drive each day.

I have already submitted my comments about the suitability of the hotel directly to Newmarket Holidays.
Confirmed traveller: 27 June 2016
Published on: 13 July 2016
(5 out of 10)

DENIS

Couple
The Hotel was like faulty towers. the manager was not very inviting ( quite rude) The barman attended to your needs after going outside to have a smoke every night.
The TV went off more than it was on. Some of the meals where not good even for a three star hotel. Torque was good location : the visits to the gardens where good. The morning
tour in the coach before going to the Eden project was not required and quite danger us down country one lane roads.
Confirmed traveller: 27 June 2016
Published on: 11 July 2016
(8 out of 10)

PATRICIA

On arrival at the Hotel, there was a dark flight of stairs to carry our cases down to our bedroom. The light only came on as we reached the bottom. We had a sea view, ( small,) so that was good. There was a slight smell, of bad drains in the shower room. The food was good but the rice pudding was undercooked, very hard grains of rice. I was told it was OK as they did not use Pudding rice ! We would have liked some information about the journey and places of interest we were passing. We would have liked more information about Eden and Helligan, a walking tour of these interesting attractions would have been enjoyed by us. Changing the visit from Wells to Exeter - we were told about this on the first day BUT if I had known we were to be given 4 hours in Exeter I would have tried to arrange to meet some friends who live locally. The timetable was only announced as travelling to Exeter. More details and information could have been given in advance, in fact, for the whole short break .
Confirmed traveller: 27 June 2016
Published on: 11 July 2016
(8 out of 10)

Keith

basingstoke Single traveller
a good weekend break
Confirmed traveller: 27 June 2016
Published on: 10 July 2016