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Eden & the Lost Gardens of Heligan

4 Days From £249*
Departing April - October 2016
* Price shown: 07 Oct 2016 - ELH
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Eden and the Lost Gardens of Heligan

Global plantlife and splendid gardens

Join us to discover two contrasting, colourful garden masterpieces. Within the gigantic biomes of the Eden Project (which celebrates its 15th birthday in 2016) 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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Meet At PortDover Port, Hull Port, Newcastle North Shields Port
Bedfordshire
BedfordshireBedford, Luton, Toddington Services M1
Berkshire
BerkshireBracknell, Chieveley Services M4, Maidenhead, Newbury, Reading, Slough, Wokingham
Bristol
BristolBristol
Buckinghamshire
BuckinghamshireAmersham, High Wycombe, Milton Keynes
Cambridgeshire
CambridgeshireCambridge, Ely, Huntingdon, Peterborough, St Neots, Wisbech
Cheshire
CheshireAltrincham, Chester, Crewe, Ellesmere Port, Knutsford Services M6, Macclesfield, Northwich, Poplar 2000 Services M6 M56, Runcorn, Sale, Stockport, Warrington, Wilmslow
Clwyd
ClwydColwyn Bay, Llandudno, Mold, Queensferry, Rhyl, Wrexham
Derbyshire
DerbyshireChesterfield, Derby, Ilkeston
Dorset
DorsetBlandford Forum, Bournemouth, Bridport, Christchurch, Dorchester, Ferndown, Poole, Shaftesbury, Sherborne, Weymouth, Wimborne Minster
County Durham
County DurhamBishop Auckland, Darlington, Durham, Stockton On Tees
Dyfed
DyfedCarmarthen, Haverfordwest, Llanelli
East Sussex
East SussexBexhill On Sea, Brighton, Eastbourne, Hastings, Newhaven
East Riding Of Yorkshire
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Essex
EssexBarking, Basildon, Benfleet, Billericay, Braintree, Brentwood, Chalkwell, Chelmsford, Clacton On Sea, Colchester, Hadleigh, Harlow, Leigh On Sea, Romford, Saffron Walden, Southend On Sea, The Elms, Thorpe Bay, Thurrock Services M25, Westcliff On Sea, Witham
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Lincolnshire
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London
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Merseyside
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Mid Glamorgan
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Middlesex
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North Yorkshire
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Norfolk
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Northamptonshire
NorthamptonshireCorby, Kettering, Northampton, Rushden, Wellingborough
Northumberland
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Nottinghamshire
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Oxfordshire
OxfordshireAbingdon, Banbury, Bicester, Didcot, Oxford, Oxford Services M40, Witney
South Glamorgan
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South Yorkshire
South YorkshireBarnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham, Sheffield, Woodall Services M1
Shropshire
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Somerset
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Suffolk
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Wiltshire
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Worcestershire
WorcestershireBromsgrove, Evesham, Hopwood Services M42, Kidderminster, Malvern Link, Redditch, Worcester
Departure DatePrice FromCode
Fri 23 Sep 2016
 Fri 23 Sep 2016£259.00ELH
Fri 30 Sep 2016
 Fri 30 Sep 2016£259.00 
Fri 07 Oct 2016
 Fri 07 Oct 2016£249.00 
Fri 12 May 2017
 Fri 12 May 2017£269.00NB7ELH01
Fri 19 May 2017
 Fri 19 May 2017£269.00 
Fri 16 Jun 2017
 Fri 16 Jun 2017£269.00 
Fri 23 Jun 2017
 Fri 23 Jun 2017£269.00 
Fri 30 Jun 2017
 Fri 30 Jun 2017£269.00 
Fri 15 Sep 2017
 Fri 15 Sep 2017£269.00 
Fri 29 Sep 2017
 Fri 29 Sep 2017£269.00 
Fri 06 Oct 2017
 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

Torquay, Eden & Heligan reviews verified by Reevoo

Torquay, Eden & HeliganScores 7.6 out of 10 based on 371 reviews
(10 out of 10)

ALISON

Friends
Our holiday was extremely good value for money. While the hotel was in the process of renovation, we were not at all disturbed and, for a low cost break we could in no way complain. The staff were polite and helpful and the room was spotlessly clean. Your courier was excellent. The coach was brand new and the driver very good indeed. Two included visits were very much enjoyed. Some others on the trip complained that the itinary was changed, but as this was due to the Glastonbury Festival traffic we thought it was a sensible decision. An alternative stop at Exeter was enjoyed by everyone...even those who complained!!! Thank you and please pass on my comments to Sandier, our courier.
Confirmed traveller: 27 June 2016
Published on: 05 July 2016
(7 out of 10)

MARGARET

Ascot Friends
Hotel was not up to your normal standards. Also too far from daily trips. Perhaps a hotel nearer would have been better. As for the courier she should have been on coach before guests got on then there wouldn't have been the upheaval of moving people about . She was quite abrupt to begin with but got a it better as the weekend progressed.but it left its mark. She argued with hotel management which was unprofessional of her in front of guests. Yes I would travel with you again as I have done over the last few years. But I would probably recheck hotels.
Confirmed traveller: 27 June 2016
Published on: 05 July 2016
(7 out of 10)

Marie

Hayes Friends
Have already sent email regarding this holiday, hotel far too far away from the 2 venues we wanted to see. Spent 4 days mainly on the coach. the diversion to Okehampton was a complete waste of time, as it was Sunday morning and everything closed and not a soul to be seen, it was unanimous that we would have rather have gone straight to the Eden Project. A hotel in Cornwall would have been so much better, there were quiet a few issues with hotel, but to be fair it was clean, just tired and basic but it was only 2 star,so.
Confirmed traveller: 27 June 2016
Published on: 05 July 2016
(6 out of 10)

MARION

Friends
From an 8 hour day 4 hours were spent travelling to and from Torquay for both visits. Surely you could have found an alternative hotel which was nearer where we needed to be to avoid so much travelling? Particularly as the hotel seemed to be undergoing some renovation work, scaffolding still up and painting going on. The staff were friendly enough and helpful when we asked to change our room due to an awful smell of drains in our en-suite. 2 hours travelling (I hour there, 1 hour back) each day would have been far less tiring - It's been a long time since by feet swelled up as they did during this mini holiday.
Confirmed traveller: 27 June 2016
Published on: 06 July 2016
(10 out of 10)

piers

Wimborne Couple
we thoroughly enjoyed our break, a pity we had to alter the visit to Wells as it was to be one of our highlights, but understandable in the circumstances.

Thank you for sheets and blankets on bed and also the understanding of diet. The hotel staff were excellent.
Confirmed traveller: 27 June 2016
Published on: 08 July 2016
(8 out of 10)

Charles

EASTLEIGH. Couple
Quite Good, on the trips , but Hotel and meals were not very good.
Confirmed traveller: 27 June 2016
Published on: 09 July 2016
(7 out of 10)

CAROL

Uxbridge Single traveller
The hotel was very dated & shabby, at least my room was clean. The hotel was too high up a steep incline for alot of the other holiday makers to be able to visit the harbour below. Would be better to be based somewhere in Cornwall as too much driving backwards & forwards to get to the places we were visiting in Cornwall. Holsworthy was a total waste of time, nothing there at all, so we left 5mins after arriving as everyone agreed. Would be better to be able to spend 6 hours at each garden to be able to enjoy it better, not having to rush around. I haven't been on a coach break for years, but overall I did enjoy my break. Shame about the single supplement though. Lovely people friendly :)
Confirmed traveller: 27 June 2016
Published on: 10 July 2016

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