DEVON & SOMERSET – Steam & Cruise
Destination: England, Tiverton
Duration: 5 days
Visit two of the most beautiful and scenic counties in Britain, whilst relaxing on cruises and a steam train journey.
The Best Wester Tiverton Hotel, Blundells Road, Tiverton. Tel: 01884 256 120
This 3 star standard hotel is situated within a 15 minute walk of Grand Western Canal Country Park and Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life. All 69 en suite rooms have TV, tea/coffee tray, iron/board, hair dryer. There is WiFi in public areas. There is no lift but there are some ground floor rooms.
Single room (limited supply) £Nil
Sidmouth * Somerset Railway * River Exe Cruise * Canal Boat
- Luxury air conditioned coach
- 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
- Horse drawn canal journey
- River Exe circular cruise
- West Somerset Railway journey
- Door to door service (subject to conditions)
Departs approx 0800 arrives back approx 1630
After local pick ups we travel to our hotel in Tiverton, North Devon for our four night stay.
Today we travel to the stylish Regency resort of Sidmouth, situated on the Jurassic Coast. We then continue to the seaside resort of Exmouth, where artists and poets have been inspired over the centuries. Here we have a relaxing circular cruise on the River Exe with live commentary on the local sights, history and wildlife.
We tour through the delightful Exmoor National Park to the unique medieval village of Dunster, which has over 200 listed buildings, before we continue to the coastal resort of Minehead. Here we enjoy a nostalgic steam train ride through the glorious Somerset countryside on the West Somerset Railway, the longest steam heritage railway.
Explore the ancient market town of Tiverton which sits in a delightful setting on the banks of the River Exe, then watch the world go by peacefully along the idyllic Grand Western Canal on a horse drawn barge – a little bit of ‘heaven’ in Devon!
Time to reluctantly head for home, making comfort stops en route.