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South Devon Coast & The Riviera Line

South Devon Coast & The Riviera Line

With 22 miles of glorious Devon coastline, popular seaside resorts, quaint villages and typically warm weather, the English Riviera is one of the UK's best destinations. Staying in charming Paignton, we explore the sights by rail along one of England's best-loved stretches of railway, the Riviera Line.

Nestling between two rugged headlands on the coast of South Devon is the popular traditional sea-side resort of Paignton, one of the highlights of the beautiful region known as ‘the English Riviera’.  Paignton is home to a vibrant seafront with long sandy beaches and a regal promenade - perfect for a refreshing walk. On this breathtaking tour we will discover some of the English Rivieras’ most spectacular views on board our train along the Riviera Line to Exeter, where we will discover Exeter’s many sites of interest on a guided walking tour. Also included is a journey on board the Dartmouth Steam Railway through the scenic Dart Valley to the beautiful town of Dartmouth, before completing the day with a relaxing cruise along the picturesque River Dart to Totnes. As well as a visit to the historic fishing town of Brixham, we will takethe passenger ferry from here to Torquay, where there will be some free time in one of Britain’s most famous resorts situated at the heart of this magnificent coastline.



The Queens is a popular family run hotel ideally located in a level position just 200 yards from the town centre and seafront. Facilities include a heated indoor swimming pool, lounge bar, restaurant, plus an entertainment room & dance floor. All bedrooms feature TV & free Wi-Fi, telephone, plus tea & coffee tray. Lift to all floors.



  • Accommodation with dinner and breakfast

  • Return journey on the Riviera Line

  • Guided walking tour of Exeter

  • Single journey on the Dartmouth Steam Railway

  • Single crossing on the Dartmouth Passenger Ferry

  • Cruise on the River Dart

  • Single Journey on the Brixham-Torquay ferry

  • Excursions as described in the tour itinerary

  • Return coach travel from your local pick up point

Day One

We travel south via the motorways to the West Country, arriving in Paignton in the late afternoon for check in to the Queens Hotel.


Day Two

This morning we take our seats on board the Riviera Line, one of England's best-loved stretches of railway. We begin our journey from Paignton, hugging the south coast travelling past dramatic cliffs and passing through the most scenic section of the line between Starcross and Teignmouth, offering spectacular views all the way up to Exeter. On arrival in Exeter we will be joined by a guide, the perfect way to explore the attractions and learn about the city's fascinating history. The remainder of the day will be at leisure where you might like to take a refreshing walk along the River Exe, or browse the great choice of shops in the town centre. Late afternoon we rejoin the train and journey back to Paington.

B, D

Day Three

This morning we travel to Brixham where there will be some free time in this picturesque historic fishing town before boarding the Brixham Ferry Boat for the short transfer across to Torquay. Once arriving in Torquay there will be free time to explore the resort which is characterised by its Mediterranean feel created by its palm tree lined seafront, Italian style white villas perched high on the hillsides and fabulous boats and yachts moored in the marina.

B, D

Day Four

Today we take our seats on board the Dartmouth Steam Railway for a journey through the scenic Dart Valley to Kingswear, a charming village boasting beautiful views across the River Dart. We'll have a brief look around here then board the passenger ferry and cross over the river to the beautiful town of Dartmouth where attractions include museums, art galleries, independent shops and a great choice of places to eat and drink. We'll then complete the day with a relaxing cruise along the picturesque River Dart to Totnes.

B, D

Day Five

This morning we check-out of the Queens Hotel and commence our return journey home to North Wales


B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Abergele Abergele, Bowling Green Bus Stop
Bangor, Nelson Pub Bangor, Bus Stop Opposite Nelson Pub
Bangor, Pontio Centre Bangor, Pontio Centre Bus Stop
Bethel Bethel, Primary School Bus Stop
Bontnewydd Bontnewydd, Bus Stop Near Chip Shop
Bryngwran Bryngwran, School Entrance
Caergeiliog Caergeiliog, Outside Sportsmans Pub
Caernarfon, Campbell Road Caernarfon, Bus Stop Bottom of Campbell Road
Caernarfon, Leisure Cent. Caernarfon, Bus Stop opposite Leisure Centre
Caernarfon, Morrisons Caernarfon, Morrisons Bus Stop
Caernarfon, Waterloo Port Caernarfon, Waterloo Port Bus Stop
Caernarfon, Y Glyn Caernarfon, Y Glyn Bethel Road
Chester Chester, Holiday Inn South Hotel Bus Stop
Chirk Chirk, Moreton Park Garden Centre
Colwyn Bay Colwyn Bay, Railway Station Bus Stop
Criccieth, Medical Centre Criccieth, Medical Centre Bus Stop
Ewloe Ewloe, Outside St David's Park Hotel
Gaerwen Gaerwen, Stermat Car Park
Gwalchmai Gwalchmai, Opposite Clock
Holyhead Holyhead, Bus Stop Outside Ferry Terminal Entrance
Llanberis, Maes Padarn Llanberis, Bus Stop Opposite Maes Padarn
Llanberis, Spar Llanberis, Outside Spar Shop
Llandudno Llandudno, Mostyn Broadway Coach Park Bus Stop
Llandudno Jct. Station Llandudno Junction, Station Hotel Bus Stop
Llandygai Llandygai, Penrhyn Castle Entrance
Llanfairfechan Llanfairfechan, Castle Bridge Bus Stop
Llanfairpwll Llanfairpwll, Pringles Car Park
(Parking not permitted at Pringles car park)
Llanfairpwll Park & Ride Llanfairpwll, Park & Ride
Llangefni Llangefni, Church Street Bus Stop
Llanrug Llanrug, Arvonia Garage
Menai Bridge Menai Bridge, Library Bus Stop
Northop Northop, Red Lion Pub Bus Stop
Oswestry Oswestry, Mile End Services Coach Park
Penrhyn Bay Penrhyn Bay, Post Office
Penygroes Penygroes, Crossroads (Outside Victoria Hotel)
Porthmadog Porthmadog, Tesco Bus Stop
Pwllheli Pwllheli, Bus Station
Rhos on Sea, Cayley Arms Rhos on Sea, Bus Stop Opposite Cayley Arms
Rhos on Sea, Hickorys Rhos on Sea, Bus Stop Opposite Hickorys Restaurant
St. Asaph St. Asaph, Bus Stop Outside Petrol Station
Valley Valley, Opposite Valley Hotel
Wrexham Wrexham, Bus Stand Lord Street
Y Felinheli, St. Marys Y Felinheli, St Mary's Church Bus Stop
Y Felinheli, Victoria Y Felinheli, Victoria Hotel Bus Stop

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