West Country, Rail and Sail
Best Western Tiverton Hotel
Monday 30th July 2018 4nights/5days
We depart the North-West area mid-morning heading towards the South West.
We will be calling at Worcester for a lunch stop (lunch not included) with some free time to explore this beautiful city.
After lunch we depart for our hotel, Best Western Tiverton, tea/coffee will be provided on arrival with full porterage facilities. Once you have settled into your rooms, we will join together again for evening dinner.
A morning free in Tiverton before a gentle cruise along the Grand Western Canal by horse-drawn barge. During the journey you will hear some tales about the canal and often there is a minute's silence so you can experience the true peace and tranquillity of travelling by horse-drawn barge. Tea and scones will be served during the journey.
Evening dinner once again served at our hotel
Today we take the short journey to join the West Somerset Railway, Britain's longest steam railway, at Bishops Lydeard for a scenic ride through the Quantock Hills to the resort of Minehead. Time at leisure in Minehead before continuing our journey by coach along the Somerset and Devon coast or we may head across Exmoor to return to the hotel.
Evening dinner will be served as usual after we have worked up an appetite through the day
Another great breakfast before departing down into Devon, our first port of call is Buckfast Abbey, now home to Benedictine Monks, make sure you get a bottle of their wine!!
We then continue our journey towards the south Devon coast spending the afternoon in Paignton.
Our last hearty breakfast at the Best Western Tiverton before we depart for home, calling at the award-winning Gloucester Services on the M5 for Lunch (lunch not included). This is a family owned and run services which a reputation for superb food in an environmentally friendly designed setting.
This from the Daily Mail: Re Gloucester Services
All of the service station's suppliers are based in the South West, and 130 of the farmers involved hail from within 30 miles of the site between M5 junctions 11a and 12 at Brookthorpe, to the south of Gloucester.
The venture is the brainchild of the Westmorland Family, which is also behind the popular Tebay Services in Cumbria - which brought locally-sourced produce to the M6 in 1972, with the Westmorland Farm Shop opening in 2003.
You are advised to arrange your own travel insurance
All prices are based on 2 people sharing a twin/double room and we only have a limited number of single rooms allocated from the hotels and any additional single rooms might incur extra supplements and are subject to availabilty.