Around Britain and Isles of Scilly Cruise

Connoisseur Travel - Isles of Scilly
Connoisseur Travel - Isles of Scilly

11-23 September, 2022

Prices start from £2,099 per person

Enjoy an Around Britain and Isles of Scilly Cruise with exclusive optional garden tour package*

What's included

  • Exclusive onboard experience hosted by BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Associate Editor, David Hurrion, includes a Masterclass on ways to transform your garden, a special Q&A and an Illustrated talk over drinks at an informal get-together
  • 12-nights onboard Fred. Olsen’s Balmoral in a cabin of your choice
  • £125pp to spend onboard
  • Full-board cuisine including five- course à la carte dinners, afternoon tea and late-night snacks
  • Self-service tea and coffee available 24hrs at selected venues
  • Evening entertainment, including cabarets, dancing and live music
  • Use of onboard facilities such as swimming pools, Jacuzzis and gym
  • Formal welcome and/or Captain’s Drinks Party and Gala Buffet
Host, David Hurrion
David Hurrion

Book now online or call
0800 170 7233
quoting BBC Gardeners' World Magazine

What's in the optional garden tour package*

  • Book our tailor-made tour package to visit five amazing gardens, where you can enjoy guided tours, and meet owners and head gardeners in the company of Gardeners’ World Magazine Associate Editor, David Hurrion.
  • Gardens include:
  • Trebah Garden, Falmouth – a sub-tropical paradise
  • Tresco Abbey Garden, Isles of Scilly – home to 20,000 exotic species
  • Edinburgh Botanic Gardens
  • Castle of Mey and Gardens
  • Blarney Castle Gardens
Trebah Garden
Connoisseur Travel - Trebah


Day 1: **Southampton. Join Balmoral, and enjoy dinner and evening entertainment

Day 2: Falmouth. A beautiful coastline and home to the Cornish valley garden, Trebah

Day 3: St Mary’s, Isles of Scilly†. Just 28 miles from Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly boast gorgeous beaches, lush nature reserves and Tresco Abbey Gardens

Day 4: Change to original itinerary - Cobh, Ireland to visit Hillside Gardens with a tour from the owner, before moving onto Blarney Castle Gardens

Day 5 and 6: At sea. See some of Scotland’s finest scenery from the ship, including Fingal’s Cave and Dutchman’s Cap, and the Small Isles of the Inner Hebrides

Day 7: Lerwick, Shetland Islands. Explore the bustling seaport and its natural harbour

Day 8 & 9: Kirkwall, Orkney Islands. The location of the magnificent St Magnus Cathedral, a legacy of the town’s rich Viking heritage, which dominates the skyline

Day 10 and 11: Change to original itinerary - Rosyth, Scotland. Details of visit to follow

Day 12: At sea. Join David for his illustrated talk and Q&A session

Day 13: **Southampton. Arrive early morning for breakfast before your journey home

Book now online or call 0800 170 7233
quoting BBC Gardeners' World Magazine

Connoisseur Travel - Aerial view of Falmouth
Tresco Abbey
Connoisseur Travel - Tresco Abbey
Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh
Connoisseur Travel - Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh


Fred. Olsen’s comprehensive Safe Sailing Charter will enable you to book and travel with confidence. Please ask for full details when you book or visit

Terms and conditions

This group departure is organised by Connoisseur Travel Service Ltd for BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine. Connoisseur Travel Service Ltd are acting as agents for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines and are subject to their terms and conditions. Please note that all tours and places of interest mentioned are not included in the cruise fare and may be visited on optional tours. *Exclusive optional tour package consisting of four garden excursions, is only available to readers of BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine, booked through Connoisseur Travel. The full tour details and price guide will be available at the time of booking. The experts hosting any of our cruises are subject to personal circumstances permitting. †Tender port. We plan to visit the gardens and ports mentioned in the itinerary, however we reserve the right to change a visit should circumstances become necessary. ** Please note, ship has changed to Balmoral and the departure and arrival port will now be Southampton.

Join the Gardeners' World TV presenters for a relaxing hotel stay, including talks, Q&A, garden tours and much more. Included are a three-night hotel stay, delicious breakfasts and three-course dinners featuring seasonal British food, daily activities including the use of leisure facilities, and nightly entertainment.

Offer Ends:
£21.25 £25 *Offers apply to standard/senior 9:30am and 11:30am tickets only. Not valid on 1:30pm tickets or added extras. Offers end 23:59 on 16 April 2024.

Kick off the gardening season in style at the Spring Fair from 3-5 May. You’ll find seasonal garden inspiration, expert advice, shopping, entertainment, access to Beaulieu’s attractions and more. Use your subscriber number at checkout to apply discount.

Offer Ends:
£22.40 £28 *Standard/over 65s tickets only. Excludes VIP, 2-day tickets and added extras. Ends 16 April 2024.

Enjoy the ultimate gardeners day out for keen, hands-on gardeners (13-16 June). Look forward to a plethora of inspiring Show Gardens, a Floral Marquee, and the nation’s favourite gardening experts.

Use code: GWC2

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