Our tour of South Devon takes in some of its oldest and most historic attractions along the coast. Taste the delights of Plymouth Gin Distillery and find your sea-legs on a pretty Harbour Cruise. We also enjoy a gentle and scenic steam train journey.
Detailed Overview

Price Includes

  • 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

  • Welcome tea/coffee

  • 3-course choice menu at dinner

  • Tea/coffee after dinner

  • Full cooked breakfast

  • Entrance to Morwellham Quay

  • Entrance to Buckland Abbey

  • Plymouth Harbour Cruise

  • Entrance to Mayflower Museum

  • Plymouth Gin Distillery Tour

  • Journey on the South Devon Steam Railway

  • Porterage

  • Escorted throughout

Tour Itinerary
Day 1

We depart from home and head west to our hotel, where we are welcomed with tea and coffee.

Day 2

Morwellham Quay & Buckland Abbey
We step back in time this morning as we visit the award-winning Morwellham Quay, part of a World Heritage Site. Here, we visit the only open copper mine in the UK, accessible to visitors by a riverside railway. Next, we head to pretty Tavistock for lunch, before we continue on to Buckland Abbey. Part-house, part-museum, it is crammed with treasures and surrounded by meadows with magnificent views of the Tavy Valley.

Day 3

Plymouth Boat Trips, Mayflower Museum & Plymouth Gin Black Friars Distillery
We head to Plymouth this morning, from where we enjoy a harbour cruise across the Plymouth Sound. Find your sea-legs as we pass Plymouth Hoe and Drake's Island, heading to the Royal Naval Dockyard. Here, we pay a visit to the Mayflower Museum and explore the story of the voyage of the Pilgrims and their journey aboard the Mayflower to the New World.

In the afternoon, we enjoy a guided tour and tasting at the historic Plymouth Gin Distillery, the oldest working gin distillery in England. Housed in the Black Friar's building, it dates back to the early 1400s, its location near the docks meant that for almost two hundred years, no Royal Navy ship left port without it. And of course, no tour is complete without a little tipple after-enjoy!

Day 4

South Devon Steam Railway
Today, we enjoy a return journey on the South Devon Railway from Buckfastleigh to Totnes, along the stunning River Dart valley. In the afternoon, we have a scenic drive across spectacular Dartmoor.

Day 5

We depart after breakfast and make our way back home.

Other Information


3* New Continental Hotel, Plymouth

Surrounded by iconic architectural, cultural landmarks and Plymouth’s sensational attractions and events, the Grade II listed, Victorian hotel New Continental Hotel is in the perfect location to explore Britain's Ocean City.

• Lift • Restaurant • Indoor Swimming pool • Fitness Centre • Tea/coffee in room • Television • Telephone • Free Wi-Fi • Writing desk and chair • Hairdryer • Iron and ironing board •

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