GW holiday: Around the British Isles Cruise

Tresco Abbey Gardens

Discover a natural world on your doorstep as you immerse your senses on this summer gardeners’ cruise around the British Isles.


Book your place now

Tour dates: 19-29 July, 2023

Price: From £1,839pp

Or call to book, quoting code GW on 0800 170 7233

PLEASE NOTE BEFORE BOOKING: There’s walking involved in this tour, as well as getting on and off coaches, so you must be fairly fit.


Your holiday includes

  • FREE gratuities, drinks package and up to £200* per cabin on-board spend
  • Exclusive onboard Gardeners’ World Programme, including welcome get-together, a formal illustrated talk, Gardeners’ Q&A and drinks party
  • 10 night cruise based on twin share
  • Full-board cuisine including breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell cocktail party
  • Captain’s Gala Dinner and Baked Alaska Parade
  • A range of entertainment and daytime activities
  • Use of gym, swimming pools and hot tubs

Garden highlights

BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine, Associate Editor, David Hurrion will accompany you on four garden visits:

  • Rowallane Garden, to discover its history and plant life
  • Anne’s Grove Garden, home to plants from around the world
  • Tresco Abbey Gardens, a sub-tropical paradise
  • Jardins D’Étretat for its lush topiary, beautiful landscape and contemporary art

Your itinerary

  • DAY 1 Tilbury, London Join Ambience, and enjoy dinner and evening entertainment
  • DAY 2 At sea A welcome from your host followed by an illustrated talk
  • DAY 3 Kirkwall, Orkney Islands Spend the day exploring the island’s capital and surrounding area. In the afternoon enjoy a gardeners’ get-together and drinks party
  • DAY 4 Stornoway, Isle of Lewis† Take the tender boat ashore for a day’s exploration. Then join a late- afternoon Q&A session
  • DAY 5 Tobermory, Isle of Mull† Stroll round the picture-perfect houses of Mull’s colourful town
  • DAY 6 Belfast, Ireland Group visit to Rowallane Garden
  • DAY 7 Cobh, Ireland Group visit to Anne’s Grove Garden
  • DAY 8 St Mary’s, Isles of Scilly† Group visit to Tresco Abbey Gardens
  • DAY 9 St Peter Port, Guernsey† Explore this bustling town on your own or take an optional tour
  • DAY 10 Le Havre, France Group visit to Jardins D’Étretat
  • DAY 11 Tilbury, London Arrive early morning. Time for breakfast and farewells before continuing your journey home

Book your place now

Tour dates: 19-29 July, 2023

Price: From £1,839pp

Or call to book, quoting code GW on 0800 170 7233


Terms and conditions

This group departure is organised by Connoisseur Travel Service Ltd for BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine. Connoisseur Travel Service Ltd is acting as agent for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines and Ambassador Cruise Line. All tours and places of interest mentioned, apart from the four included tours, are not included in the cruise fare and may be visited on optional tours. Experts hosting any of our cruises are subject to personal circumstances permitting. *On-board spend aboard Ambience varies depending on cabin grade and is not available on certain grades of cabin. †Tender Port. We plan to visit the gardens and ports mentioned, however, we reserve the right to change a visit should circumstances become necessary. All prices are based on two people sharing a twin cabin and were correct at the time of going to print. E&OE United Kingdom.

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