Devon & Somerset, Steam & Cruise 2019

Devon & Somerset, Steam & Cruise 2019

New itinerary with an included boat or train ride on every excursion

5 day Holiday


Thursday 4 July  £449


Single supplement £95




INCLUDES: 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

               Cruise on the River Exe

               Journey on the West Somerset Railway

               Horse-drawn canal trip

Day 1 Thursday

Travel to Tiverton for a 4 night stay with dinner, bed & breakfast at the Tiverton Hotel


Day 2 Friday

Through Exmoor National Park to the unique medieval village of Dunster which has over 200 listed buildings (tight bend in village may not be suitable for some longer coaches), before continuing to Minehead. Enjoy a nostalgic steam train ride through the Somerset countryside on the West Somerset Railway, the longest steam heritage railway

B, D

Day 3 Saturday

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" according to John Betjeman, and Sidmouth still captivates today. Continue to the resort of Exmouth for a relaxing River Exe circular cruise, with live commentary on the sights, history and wildlife of the surrounding area

B, D

Day 4 Sunday

Explore the ancient market town of Tiverton which sits 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 along the Grand Western Canal on the last horse-drawn barge trip in the South West - a little bit of ‘heaven’ in Devon!

B, D

Day 5 Monday

Time to reluctantly head for home


B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

Visit two of the most beautiful and scenic counties in Britain, whilst relaxing on cruises and a steam train journey. Tiverton, is a pleasant town in mid-Devon. On the River Exe, with castles and manor houses nearby, it also has horse-drawn barges on the Grand Western Canal. Therefore – plenty to explore plus good shopping at Bickleigh Mill


TIVERTON HOTEL The hotel offers a warm West Country welcome and is on the edge of Tiverton, set in mature gardens. Comfortable en suite bedrooms are on the ground and first floor. No lift. TV, telephone, tea/coffee making are standard. Free WiFi.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Ashingdon Golden Cross Golden Cross, By Fox (Welcome Homes)
Barking, North St North Street, Barking,outside St Margaret's Church
Barkingside Barkingside, Fulwell Cross, by Swimming Baths
Basildon Trafford House Trafford House (Adjacent to Basildon Rail Station)
Billericay Sun Corner Sun Corner, Laindon Road, Billericay
Brentwood Brentwood High St, by Argos
Canvey Island - Canute King Canute PH, Canvey Island
Canvey Island - Haystack Long Road, Canvey Island, Haystack
Chalkwell Park Chalkwell Park Bus Stop
Chandos Garage Hockley Chandos Garage Hockley
Cricketers Westcliff Cricketers Bus Stop, Southend on Sea
Dagenham Wood Lane Wood Lane, Dagenham, Opp Morrisons
Eastwood - Kent Elms Kent Elms Corner, Eastwood, Rayleigh Road
Eastwood - Rochford Cnr Rayleigh Road, Eastwood, Rochford Corner
Eastwood Jones Corner Eastwood, Rayleigh Road, Jones Corner
Bus Stop by Brookside Tavern
Folkestone services XX Eurotunnel- Stop 24 Junction 11 on M20
Grays Oak PH Oak PH, Socketts Heath, Grays
Hadleigh - Vic House Cnr Vic House Corner, Kiln Road, Hadleigh
Hadleigh Church Hadleigh Church, Bus Layby
Harold Wood Harold Wood, Bus Stops, Harold Wood Station
Hockley Spa Spa Road Bus Stop, Hockley
Hopes Green, S Benfleet High Road, S Benfleet, by Benfleet Tvl opp Shell G
Hornchurch North Street, Hornchurch, Fire Station
Ilford Clements Road, Ilford, by East London Travelshop
Kents Hill Lights Kents Hill Lights Bus Stop, London Road, Benfleet
Kiln Road (Kenneth Road) Kiln Road (Kenneth Road) - Thundersley
Leigh on Sea - Elms Elms PH, London Road, Leigh on Sea
Leigh on Sea - Thames Dr Thames Drive, Leigh on Sea
M25 Thurrock Services M25 Thurrock Services Coach Park
North Shoebury Road Bus Stop , outside Asda (St Marys)
North Shoebury Road, Shoeburyness
Pitsea Granada Bingo, Pitsea
Rayleigh Websters Way Websters Way, Rayleigh, opp Rayleigh Lanes
Rochford Station Bus Stop Rochford Station Bus Stop, Bradley Way
Romford St Edwards Way, Romford, Bus Stop 'H'
Shenfield Shenfield Station
South Benfleet Clare Rd Tarpots Coach Stop (opp Clare Road), Sth Benfleet
South Benfleet St Marys St Mary's Church, Layby, South Benfleet
Southchurch Tyrrel Drive Southchurch Road - Tyrrel Drive (Swintons)
Southchurch White Horse White Horse Bus Stop, Southchurch
Southend Airport Bus Stop, Southend Airport, Eastwoodbury Crescent
Southend Queensway Bus Layby, Rear of Sainsburys, Southend
Stanford le Hope Rookery Rookery Corner, Stanford le Hope (St Cleres Hall G
Thorpe Bay Station Station, Acacia Drive, Thorpe Bay
Upminster St Mary's Lane/Bell Corner, Upminster
Vange Barge Vange Barge Bus Stop, High Road, Pitsea
Wakering Crouchmans Wakering High St/ Crouchmans Avenue
West Leigh Schools West Leigh Schools, London Rd, Leigh on Sea
Westcliff on Sea Bell PH Bell PH, Rochford Road Bus Stop
Westcliff on Sea Palace Palace Theatre, Westcliff on Sea
Wickford Halls Corner Halls Corner, opp Police Station, Wickford
x Benfleet Hopes see hope xxxxxHopes Green, High Road,xxxxxxxsee new p/up
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