Devon Steam & Cream

4 days from £309*

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Devon Steam & Cream

4-days Coach Holidays
Departing: April  - September 2018

* Price shown: 06 Apr 2018

Devon Steam & Cream

Loved for its long sandy beaches, Paignton is a colourful, traditional seaside resort popular for its mild climate and lively seafront. The bustling pier, genteel buildings and streets and sense of class and style make this an English Riviera favourite for generations of visitors. Originally a Celtic settlement, Paignton was a fishing village right up until the 19th Century when the harbour was built. 

The arrival of the railway in 1859 brought crowds of visitors and the town quickly became a favourite tourist destination for the Victorians.

 Today Paignton is a landmark of the English Riviera and continues to be one of the most popular resorts in the UK.

What The Price Includes
  • Porterage
  • Steam & Cruise Full Day Excursion
  • Excursion to Buckfast Abbey & Torquay
  • Devon Cream Tea
  • Three nights' dinner, bed and English breakfast accommodation at the Queens Hotel, Paignton (or similar)
  • Coach travel throughout
  • The services of a friendly Tour Manager
  • Single rooms are available for a  supplement


Day One :

From your chosen joining point our feeder vehicle will take you to our designated interchange point where your holiday begins. Arrive at your hotel in plenty of time to freshen up before dinner.

Day Two and Three :

At leisure with 2 included excursions.


Steam & Cruise is the perfect day out - travel on the steam railway from Paignton to Kingswear, then cross the River Dart on our foot passenger ferry to Dartmouth, where you board a boat for a circular River Cruise (approximately 1 hour duration) around the river and estuary. The cruise takes you to the mouth of the river passing Kingswear & Dartmouth Castles, Dittisham village, Britannia Royal Naval College and Greenway House - home to the late Dame Agatha Christie. Watch out for the varied wildlife that can be seen - Dolphins, Seals, Herons, Egrets, Buzzards and Kingfisher if you're quick enough!

Buckfast Abbey & Torquay

In a beautiful wooded valley by the river Dart, Buckfast Abbey is a working monastery where a community of Benedictine monks live self-sufficiently, welcoming visitors from all around the world. Torquay, a quintessential English seaside resort with it's circular bay attracts visitors from far and wide. Free time here with an included Cream Tea on the way back to the hotel.

Day Four  :

After a leisurely breakfast - rejoin the coach for the journey back to interchange and onward to your home towns.

Hotel information

The Queens Hotel, Paignton
Queens Hotel, Paignton
Queens Hotel, Paignton
One of Paignton's favourite holiday hotels, known for its high standard, relaxed, friendly atmosphere and excellent menus. 

Only a five minute walk to the main town centre, the seafront and the beautiful sandy beaches. All bedrooms have tea/coffee facilities & flat screen TV's. Lift to all floors. 

There is free WiFi in the hotel, patio area, dance floor, entertainment, indoor pool.

Further Information

Coach seating arrangements

Your seats on the main coach will be allocated for you in advance, taking into consideration any special requests wherever possible. Your Tour Manager or driver will advise you where to sit as you board the coach. This will be your seat for the duration of the tour. (Seats are not allocated on any connecting services to and from the main coach.)

Joining your holiday

Your final travel documents, including the exact time and place of departure, will be sent to you approximately 7 days prior to departure, providing all payments have been made. We are unable to give exact departure times before this.

Meal arrangements

Where meals are not included, your Tour Manager will ensure there are suitable stops made for you to purchase and enjoy lunch and/or dinner each day.

Triple rooms

The majority of these consist of a double bed and an extra bed that is often only suitable for children. If this is a concern, you may wish to consider booking more than one room for your group.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Foreign Office travel advice

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Departure Details

South Essex
  • Basildon
  • Billericay
  • Chalkwell
  • Grays
  • Hadleigh
  • Leigh on Sea
  • Pitsea
  • Rayleigh
  • Shoeburyness
  • Southend On Sea
  • South Benfleet
  • Southchurch
  • Thorpe Bay
  • Thurrock
  • Westcliff
  • Wickford
  • Berkhamsted
  • Birchanger
  • Cheshunt
  • Hatfield
  • Hemel Hempstead
  • Kings Langley
  • Northchurch
  • Potters Bar
  • Tring
  • St. Albans
  • South Mimms
  • Waltham Cross
  • Watford
Surrey and Sussex
  • Beddington
  • Bexhill on Sea
  • Brighton
  • Carshalton
  • Cheam
  • Crawley
  • Crowborough
  • Croydon
  • Eastbourne
  • Ewell
  • Hailsham
  • Hastings
  • Hove
  • Kingston Upon Thames
  • Pease Pottage
  • Polegate
  • Reigate
  • Shoreham by Sea
  • Sutton
  • Tolworth
  • Uckfield
  • Worthing
Norfolk ,Suffolk and Cambridgeshire
  • Attleborough
  • Blythburgh
  • Cambridge
  • Duxford
  • Fourwentways
  • Gorleston
  • Gt. Yarmouth
  • Ipswich
  • Kessingland
  • Lowestoft
  • Martlesham
  • Mildenhall
  • Newmarket
  • Norwich
  • Pakefield
  • Thetford
  • Wrentham
  • Wymondham
  • Yoxford
North and East London
  • Barking
  • Buckhurst Hill
  • Dagenham
  • Enfield Town
  • Gants Hill
  • Hornchurch
  • Ilford
  • Loughton
  • Ponders End
  • Redbridge
  • Romford
  • Upminster
  • Walthamstow
  • Woodford Green
North and Mid Essex
  • Brentwood
  • Chelmsford
  • Clacton On Sea
  • Colchester
  • Frinton On Sea
  • Harlow
  • Holland On Sea
  • Kirby Cross
  • Kelvedon
  • Marks Tey
  • Witham
Kent and South London
  • Ashford
  • Beckenham
  • Bexleyheath
  • Bromley
  • Canterbury
  • Chatham
  • Crayford
  • Dartford
  • Dover
  • Eltham
  • Medway Services
  • Faversham
  • Folkestone
  • Gillingham
  • Gravesend
  • New Eltham
  • Maidstone
  • Rainham
  • Rochester
  • Sevenoaks
  • Sidcup
  • Strood
  • Sittingbourne
  • Tonbridge
  • Tunbridge Wells
  • Bicester
  • Oxford
  • Thame
  • Wheatley
  • Amersham
  • Aston Clinton
  • Aylesbury
  • Bletchley
  • Chesham
  • Haddenham
  • Hazlemere
  • High Wycombe
  • Milton Keynes
  • Princes Risborough
  • Wendover
  • Dunstable
  • Leighton Buzzard
  • Luton
06 April 2018
24 August 2018
28 September 2018

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