Escorted Group Tours

Why not consider one of our specially designed escorted group tours to the Channel Islands or Isles of Scilly.

We have been arranging group tours for almost 30 years and with the help of our local experts offer some meticulously planned itineraries showcasing the best the destination has to offer. Please see below for our latest programmes and for tours in other destinations please visit our sister website at

Flora and Fauna in the Scillies


5 night / 6 day Escorted Group Tour

Due to their unique geographical position just off the coast of Cornwall, there is an abundance of flora and fauna just waiting to be discovered – often not seen anywhere else on the UK mainland. There are approximately 453 species of seabirds, waders and migrants which can be spotted throughout the year, including the oystercatcher, night heron, manx shearwater and the redstart. Spring is a particularly good time to see birds in song displaying their brightly coloured breeding plumage, and April also sees the arrival of breeding puffins. Coastlines become awash with alliums, wild primroses and sea thrift, and the elm trees, which escaped the Dutch elm disease which blighted much of the mainland, begin to flower. The islands are also home to rare plants such as the orange birdsfoot and dwarf pansy. In Autumn you can expect to see large numbers of migrating birds such as redstarts, flycatchers, waders and thrushes. The Isles of Scilly are incredibly important and essential to life for these passing birds.

During this tour, stay on and explore St Mary’s, visit the islands of Tresco, Bryher and St Martin’s, and take a boat trip to the uninhabited Eastern Isles to catch sightings of the Atlantic grey seals. The tour is escorted by Will Wagstaff, the islands’ resident ornithologist and naturalist, who has been leading tours for over 25 years.

Tour Highlights

  • Visit Tresco and the stunning Abbey Gardens
  • Full day excursion to the island of Bryher
  • Afternoon visit to St Martin’s to see some of the finest beaches in the world
  • Eastern Isles boat trip to look for the colonies of grey seals
  • Sea Bird Special boat excursion to see the sea bird colonies
  • Expertise of special guest Will Wagstaff throughout

Departure Dates

  • 24 April 2020
  • 15 May 2020
  • 22 May 2020
  • 18 September 2020
  • 25 September 2020

What’s Included?

  • Return ferry on board the Scillonian III from Penzance
  • 5 nights’ accommodation at the St Mary’s Hall Hotel
  • Daily breakfast and evening meal
  • All excursions and entrance fees
  • All overseas transport
  • Service of a Prestige Holidays Tour Manager

Prices Per Person – from £1,499

Single supplement – from £250

Flight supplements available from Exeter, Newquay or Land’s End