Devon & Somerset Steam & Cruise

Devon & Somerset Steam & Cruise

Visit two of the most beautiful and scenic countries in Britain, whilst relaxing on cruises and a steam train journey. 

Day 1

Travel to Tiverton in mid-Devon for a 5 night stay.

Day 2

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 3

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 4

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 horse-drawn barge trip in the South West - a little bit of ‘heaven’ in Devon!

Day 5

Head to the English Riviera for a full day to explore the lovely resort of Torquay. Soak up the atmosphere, the parks, the gardens, the marina and the picturesque setting that Torquay has to offer.

Day 6

Time to reluctantly head for home.

Dates & Pricing

Tuesday 23rd - Sunday 28th August 2022

Cost per person: £490
Single Room Supplement: £125

Best Western Tiverton Hotel, 3*

Offers a warm West Country welcome and is ideally located for touring Devon and Somerset. It has 69 bedrooms, a pleasant lounge and bar area and although it doesn’t have a lift, it has over 30 ground floor bedrooms.