Based in the historic town of Tiverton, this tour allows you to discover Exeter Cathedral, explore the dramatic beauty of Exmoor with a trip on the West Somerset Railway, and relax with a cream tea as you cruise through the glorious Devon countryside by horse drawn barge.
Day 1 A taxi picks you up from home and takes you to your Woods coach, which then travels west to Bridport before continuing to your hotel in mid Devon.
Day 2 We travel to Bishops Lydeard to join Britain’s longest standard gauge heritage railway for a twenty-mile journey winding through the Quantock Hills and along the Exmoor coast. Free time for lunch in Minehead, before returning to the hotel by coach across the Exmoor National Park and along the Exe Valley.
Day 3 Driving south to Exeter we have free time to explore the town or historic quayside and time for an early lunch before we admire the magnificent cathedral where we have an arranged guided tour. This afternoon enjoy an included cream tea at our hotel or explore Tiverton.
Day 4 After a leisurely breakfast, a mystery drive, before travelling by coach to the Grand Western Canal where we enjoy a delightful horsedrawn cruise.
Day 5 Departing our hotel after breakfast we travel east and have a stop in Salisbury for refreshments and sightseeing. We continue to the local area arriving late afternoon.
The three-star Best Western Tiverton Hotel is on the outskirts of Tiverton, an historic market town in the heart of the beautiful Exe River Valley. The hotel has WiFi and bedrooms have TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel does not have a lift but ground floor rooms are available.