With horse-drawn barges, heritage trams and trains, and classic seaside towns this tour will leave you feeling as though you have travelled back to summers past.
Detailed Overview

Price includes

  • 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

  • Welcome tea/coffee on arrival

  • 3-course dinner menu with 3 choices per course

  • Tea/coffee after dinner

  • Return horse-drawn journey on the Grand Western Canal

  • Return journey on the Seaton Electric Tram

  • Single journey on the West Somerset Railway

  • Porterage

  • Escorted throughout

Tour Itinerary
Day 1

Departing in the morning, travel to the hotel were a welcome tea/coffee will be waiting.

Day 2

Horse Drawn Barge & Tiverton
Tiverton is home to one of the last horse-drawn barges in Great Britain, a unique living heritage tourist attraction. On the banks of the beautiful Grand Western Canal 'Tivertonian' is a beautiful wide beam, 75-seater horse-drawn barge. After a relaxing cruise, spend the rest of the day in Tiverton for time to wander the town and maybe even visit the Museum of Devon Life or Tiverton Castle (entrances not included) or head back to the hotel and enjoy the facilities.

Day 3

Seaton & The Electric Trams
Ride on the original electric trams in Seaton taking in three miles of unspoilt countryside as you journey through the beautiful Axe Valley and alongside the River Axe estuary through two nature reserves. At Colyton Station, make the most of the Tramstop Café and enjoy a Devon cream tea (extra cost) before returning to Seaton, gateway to the Jurassic coast, for free time. Meander through the town, take in the quaint shops, stroll along the beach and enjoy the delights that this UNESCO World Heritage Site has to offer.

Day 4

West Somerset Railway, Minehead & Lynton & Lynmouth
This morning travel to Bishops Lydeard for a journey on the UK's longest heritage railway, West Somerset Railway. After a leisurely and nostalgic ride, visit the railway's Gauge Museum on Platform 1 before heading to Minehead for lunchtime. In the afternoon, travel to the picturesque twin villages of Lynton and Lynmouth and have a go on the unique Victorian water powered funicular cliff lift (payable locally). Enjoy stunning views as you glide up 862ft between these two historic villages.

Day 5

After breakfast we begin our homeward journey.

Other Information


2* Best Western Tiverton Hotel

The modern Best Western Tiverton Hotel is set within its own grounds and is located in a pleasant area just outside the centre of the market town of Tiverton.

• Lift • Bar • Restaurant • Golf course (charges may apply) • Wi-Fi • Television • Tea/coffee in room • Due to limited numbers, the hotel will not guarantee walk-in showers •

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