Devon and Somerset Steam and Cruise
Visit two of the most beautiful and scenic counties in Britain, whilst relaxing on cruises and a steam train journey.
Best Western Tiverton Hotel, 3 Star
Blundells Rd, Blundell’s Rd, Tiverton
Tel: 01884 256120
Offering a warm West country welcome, it is ideally located for our touring programme. Some Ground Floor rooms available.
Saturday 9 July 8 Days £750
Single Supplement £165. Insurance £29
(includes Insurance Premium Tax at 20%)
7 Nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast, River Exe Cruise, Train Journey on West Somerset Railway, Boat Trip on Grand Western Canal.
DAY 1 We leave home and travel to our overnight stop in the North of England.
DAY 2 After breakfast we head south to Tiverton, our base for the next five nights.
DAY 3 Excursion to the stylish Regency resort of Sidmouth, situated on the Jurassic Coast, England’s first natural World Heritage Site. “A town caught still in a timeless charm” – that was the Sidmouth that captivated the Poet Laureate, John Betjeman, and Sidmouth still captivates today. Continue to the seaside resort of Exmouth, where artists and poets have been inspired over the centuries, for a relaxing River Exe circular cruise, with live commentary on the sights, history and wildlife of the surrounding area.
DAY 4 Tour through the delightful Exmoor National Park to the unique medieval village of Dunster which has over 200 listed buildings, before continuing to the coastal resort of Minehead. Enjoy a nostalgic steam train ride through the glorious Somerset countryside on the West Somerset Railway, the longest steam heritage railway.
DAY 5 Explore the ancient market town of Tiverton which sits in a delightful setting on the banks of the River Exe, Bickleigh Mill which is one of Devon’s largest rural shopping centres located in a historic working watermill, and watch the world go by very peacefully along the idyllic Grand Western Canal on the last horsedrawn barge trip in the South West - a little bit of ‘heaven’ in Devon!
DAY 6 At leisure today to relax and enjoy Tiverton.
DAY 7 Today we reluctantly leave Devon to start our journey home, staying in the North of England overnight.
DAY 8 We head homeward after breakfast.