Mon 30 Apr 2018: Escorted holiday to Devon & West Country Trails with Johnsons Coaches for 5 DaysBook Now
This popular tour features two fantastic yet completely different heritage excursions a relaxing afternoon canal cruise and a heritage train ride to the seaside. Nostalgia is the theme throughout this tour which includes a visit to one of the regions lesser known stately homes and a visit to the Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton.
Door to Door Service
Our own courier service
Club Class Extra Legroom Coach
4 nights half board
Train ride on the West Somerset Railway
Entrance to Downes House & audio guided tour of Exeter Cathedral
Horse-drawn canal cruise on the Grand Western Canal
Entrance to the Fleet Air Arm Museum Yeovilton
Entrance to Knightshayes (NT)
Not included: All lunches
We make our way to Bishops Lydeard where we join the West Somerset Railway, the longest heritage railway in the UK, taking a scenic trip to Minehead. Free time in this popular Somerset Coastal resort before rejoining our coach for the drive south to Tiverton.
We drive to Crediton, visiting Downes House, family home of the Parker family since 1692 and the country estate of the famous Victorian British Army General, Sir Redvers Buller VC. Still privately occupied and loved by its owners, some 300 years after it was first built. It is hoped that visitors will appreciate the opportunity to share this special place. In the afternoon we continue to Exeter, where we include an audio guided tour of the impressive cathedral.
After a leisurely breakfast we have chance to explore Tiverton and obtain lunch before this afternoon's delightful Horse-drawn canal cruise. We glide gently along the Grand Western Canal to East Manley where the boat moors and you have chance to stretch your legs and admire the horse as he rests before the return sail. Refreshments are available on board to add to your enjoyment of a peaceful and tranquil afternoon.
We visit the Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton to discover the largest collection of naval aircraft in Europe. Inside the museum you can go on-board Concorde and enjoy a simulated helicopter flight to the 'Flight Deck' of the aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal.
On our route home we visit Knightshayes (NT) - a Victorian 'gothic revival' country house with richly decorated interiors, set in acres of glorious gardens - This is a country estate on a grand scale!
3* Best Western Tiverton Hotel, Tiverton
This modern hotel is located in a pleasant suburban area just outside the market town of Tiverton, set in 2 acres of grounds. Restaurant. Bar.
Mobility Grade: 3 Location and hotel reasonably level. A few isolated steps within the building. There is no lift but the hotel does have plenty of ground floor rooms.
En Suite Bedrooms
5 Day Tour
Mon 30 Apr Fri 4 May 2018 - £519
Tour Departs 7.30am
Returns By 4.00pm
Single Room: £88
Holiday Insurance: £24.50
Discounts available for (NT) National Trust Members (IPT included)
Deposit: £75 per person for all coach holidays in Britain and Europe.
£250 per person for all air and cruise holidays.
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