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South Devon Coast & The Riviera Line

South Devon Coast & The Riviera Line

Come and discover the picturesque beauty of South Devon, where breathtaking landscapes and charming towns beckon you to explore just a little bit more. Join us on this delightful holiday as we discover the stunning scenery by road, rail and sail.


Immerse yourself in a scenic costal train journey as we travel the along the Riviera Line. Marvel at the panoramic views that unfold before your eyes as we traverse along this iconic railway route, offering glimpses of rolling hills, quaint villages, and azure coastlines.


Our adventure continues with a ride on the Dartmouth Steam Railway, a vintage marvel that takes us on a journey through the enchanting Dart Valley. Feel the nostalgia as you bask in the old-world charm of steam travel, surrounded by lush landscapes and breathtaking vistas.


You will also be able to take in the beauty of South Devon from the water, as we enjoy a cruise on the river Dart. Prepare for tranquillity and serenity as we embark on a leisurely river cruise along the gentle waters of the river Dart. Relax as we drift past verdant riverbanks and quaint riverside towns, revealing the region's idyllic beauty.


You will also have time to explore the captivating towns of Dartmouth and Brixham, where you can wander through the winding streets, indulge in local delights, and soak in the coastal beauty that surrounds you. Also included is a visit to Exeter, immerse yourself in centuries of history with a guided walking tour that uncovers the city's hidden gems. Traverse through the historic streets, discovering architectural marvels and cultural landmarks that narrate the tales of this captivating city.


This lovely tour is based at the popular holiday resort of Paignton, a charming traditional sea-side destination nestled between two rugged headlands on the stunning South Devon coast. Paignton welcomes you with its vibrant seafront, long sandy beaches, and a regal promenade - perfect for a refreshing walk.


Get ready to create cherished memories on this enchanting holiday that blends train rides, river cruises, and the natural splendour of South Devon. So, pack your sense of adventure and join us for an experience that will leave you longing to return to this captivating region.




The Mercure Paignton Hotel is a brand-new hotel located on Paignton seafront, overlooking the promenade, pier and beach. All bedrooms are finished to a high standard and equipped with a desk, TV, Wi-Fi, walk in shower, safe, iron, plus tea & coffee making facilities. The hotel also features a fitness centre, bar and restaurant, plus a sun terrace providing the perfect place to enjoy a drink overlooking the seafront. Lift available.




  • Accommodation with dinner and breakfast

  • Return journey on the Riviera Line

  • 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'll begin our adventure by traveling south via the motorways towards the captivating West Country. We arrive Paignton late afternoon where we'll check into our hotel. You'll have some time to relax in the hotel or maybe take a quick walk along the Paignton seafront before dinner this evening.


Day Two

This morning, we make our way by foot to the nearby Paignton station for a train for a journey along the iconic Riviera Line, hailed as one of England's most beloved stretches of railway. During our journey to Exeter, we'll be treated to a picturesque coastal ride, passing dramatic cliffs and immersing ourselves in the scenic wonders along the route, particularly between Starcross and Teignmouth. Upon arrival in Exeter you'll have time at leisure to explore at your own pace. Take a refreshing stroll along the enchanting River Exe, or if shopping is more your style, explore the city centre and discover a plethora of enticing shops offering something for everyone. As late afternoon approaches, we'll reunite with the train, embarking on a delightful journey back to Paignton.

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Day Three

This morning, we venture to the captivating town of Brixham, a true gem steeped in history as a historic fishing town. Upon arrival, you'll have some free time, allowing you to immerse yourself in the quaint charm and picturesque allure of this coastal haven.

Later, we board the Brixham Ferry Boat for a short but delightful transfer across the glistening waters to the renowned resort of Torquay. Stepping ashore, you'll find yourself surrounded by the irresistible allure of Torquay's Mediterranean vibe, created by its palm tree-lined seafront, dreamy Italian-style white villas perched gracefully on the hillsides, and an array of fabulous boats and yachts dotting the marina.

After some time to explore Torquay, we make the short journey back to Paignton late afternoon.

B, D

Day Four

Today, we're in for a treat as we hop aboard the iconic Dartmouth Steam Railway, ready to journey through the breathtaking Dart Valley. Sit back and savour the picturesque vistas that unfold along the route, leading us to the charming village of Kingswear. Upon arrival, we'll take a moment to explore this idyllic village, where tranquillity and natural beauty come together in perfect harmony as we soak in the beautiful views across the serene River Dart.

Next, it's time for us to take to the water as we board the passenger ferry, crossing the shimmering River Dart to reach the captivating town of Dartmouth. Here, a world of wonders awaits, with museums, art galleries, and a treasure trove of independent shops. Indulge your taste buds with a delightful array of places to eat and drink, promising an eclectic culinary journey.

Later this afternoon, relax and unwind as we embark on a leisurely cruise along the picturesque River Dart, meandering through postcard-perfect scenery until we reach our final destination - the charming town of Totnes. Immerse yourself in the serenity of the river, and let the enchanting beauty of the Dart Valley work its magic on you. Upon arrival in Totnes, our coach will be waiting to take you back to Paignton.

B, D

Day Five

This morning we check-out of our 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
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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