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Isles of Scilly

5 Sep — 12 Sep 2017 | Tour Director: Marcus Kohler

ACE Aquileia tour: Basilica of Aquileia

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Tour Director

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Marcus Kohler, BA

ecologist and ornithologist who works in the UK, South East Asia, Australasia and Africa and has led wildlife tours across the world

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Itinerary

Day

1

Depart Exeter 1630 on Skybus arriving St Mary’s 1730. Transfer to St Mary’s Hall Hotel for seven nights. Evening drinks reception followed by introductory talk.

Day

2

By ferry across St Mary’s Sound to St Agnes (superb maritime heath) and Gugh (spectacular coastline walks).

Day

3

Walk (wetland birdlife and coastal vegetation) to Bant’s Carn (Bronze Age burial chamber), Halangy Down (Iron Age settlement), Holy Vale, Higher Moors, Porth Hellick Down (Bronze Age grave and burial chamber). Return along coastal path over Salakee Down to Old Town and church.

Day

4

Whole-day pelagic trip in search of shearwater, skua, petrels and gulls.

Day

5

By ferry to Bryher: superb coastal vegetation and heather moorland on Shipman Head Down with visits to pre-historic entrance graves and promontory fort.

Day

6

Morning: excursion by ferry to Tresco’s Abbey Garden (sub-tropical gardens). Afternoon free in St Mary’s or optional walk on Castle Down, Tresco.

Day

7

Excursion by ferry to St Martin’s to look out for migratory birds.

Day

8

Depart St Mary’s 0955, arriving Exeter 1055.

Tour Dates

5 Sep — 12 Sep 2017

Days

8

Cost

£2065

Tour Code

ISC2-17

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Cost includes:

return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, drinks reception, breakfast & dinner with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.

Not included:

travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £140.

Practicalities:

Participants should be comfortable walking over sometimes rugged ground, and a good level of fitness is required for this tour.

 
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