Holiday Tour Details
Westcountry By Rail Description
Step back in time and enjoy travel from another era as we join a number of beautifully preserved heritage railways that take us through the beautiful Devon countryside. From historic villages and towns to popular costal resorts, we relive the days of train travel and steam.
Westcountry By Rail Itinerary
Monday We travel from Cornwall to South Devon and have a break for lunch at Buckfast Abbey. We then join the South Devon Railway, the longest established steam railway in the south west and travel to Totnes. We arrive at our hotel later in the afternoon to a welcome hot drink.
Tuesday After breakfast we make our way to Paignton Station where we board the Dartmouth Steam Railway. This seven mile heritage railway on the former Great Western Railway branch line runs between Paignton and Kingswear and affords some of the most spectacular coastal views of any train line. On arrival in Kingswear we have a short boat trip to Dartmouth where there will be time for lunch and to enjoy the riverside town. Our coach will meet us here to take us back to Paignton.
Wednesday Our coach will take us on an excursion to nearby Torquay. Enjoy the seafront, take in a show or visit any of its great attractions. You can stay for the day or return to Paignton at lunchtime and enjoy a relaxing afternoon exploring our surroundings.
Thursday This morning we travel to Bishops Lydeard where we board the West Somerset Railway, the longest heritage railway in Britain. This route boasts twenty miles of genteel travel through stunning Somerset countryside and coast. There will be time in Minehead for lunch before we board the train once more to make the return journey.
Friday After breakfast we leave Paignton and begin our journey home via the rolling hills of Dartmoor. There will be a lunch stop enroute and we arrive home later in the afternoon.
Westcountry By Rail Hotel
The three star Queens Hotel Paignton sits just a stone’s throw from the seafront.
Wifi, hot drinks facilities, porterage, swimming pool, lift and entertainment.
Westcountry By Rail Includes
Premier Class coach travel
Free optional travel insurance
4 Nights dinner, bed & breakfast
Welcome drink on arrival
Dining at leisure
Excursions as detailed
Ride on South Devon Railway
Ride on Dartmouth Steam Railway
Ride on West Somerset Railway
Free parking at depot
Pick up points throughout Cornwall
Westcountry By Rail Further Information
Limited number of single rooms at no supplement
Home pick up £12 per person
£75 non-refundable deposit
Balance due 6 weeks prior to travel