Our tour of South Devon takes in some of its oldest and most historic attractions set along the coast. Visits to Morwellham Quay, Plymouth Gin Distillery, South Devon Steam Railway and a trip on the ocean waves.
Detailed Overview


3* Moorland Garden Hotel

The elegant, friendly 4-star Moorland Garden Hotel is located on the edge of Dartmoor National Park and nestled within 9 acres of its own tranquil gardens.

• The hotel does not have a lift, but ground floor rooms are available • Free Wi-Fi • Bar • Restaurant • TV with Freeview • Hairdryer • Telephone • Tea/coffee in room

Price Includes

  • Welcome tea/coffee

  • 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

  • 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

Tour Itinerary
Day 1

We depart from home and head west to our hotel.

Day 2

Morwellham Quay & Buckland Abbey
We step back in time this morning as we visit the award-winning Morwellham Quay which forms part of a World Heritage Site featuring the only open copper mine in the UK, made accessible to visitors by a riverside railway.
We make our way to Tavistock with free time for lunch, before we continue to Buckland Abbey, part house, part museum, 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 the Mayflower Steps in Plymouth this morning, from where we enjoy a return harbour cruise across the Plymouth Sound, pass Plymouth Hoe and Drake's Island, heading to the Royal Naval Dockyard. Once back on dry land, we visit the Mayflower Museum, where you can 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 its location near the docks meant that for almost two hundred years, no Royal Navy ship left port without it.
The Black Friar's building dates back to the early 1400s making it one of the oldest buildings in Plymouth and protected as a precious national monument. And of course, no tour is complete without a little tipple after.

Day 4

South Devon Steam Railway
Today, we enjoy a return journey on the South Devon Railway from Buckfastleigh to Totnes, along a seven mile stretch of line that runs along the stunning valley of the River Dart.
In the afternoon, we have a scenic drive across spectacularly beautiful Dartmoor.

Day 5

We depart after breakfast and make our way back home.

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