West Country
Rail and Sail

We’re excited about this interesting tour to the West Country with a cruise on the Grand Western Canal, a trip on the West Somerset Railway, along with a trip to the Quince Honey Farm!


Day 1

We travel down to Devon leisurely, with an interesting stop enroute to stretch your legs. There will be plenty of time to settle in before dinner.

Included Excursion - Grand Western Canal

We have a morning free in Tiverton before a gentle cruise along the Grand Western Canal by horse-drawn barge. During the journey, you will hear some tales about the canal and often there is a minute’s silence so you can experience the true peace and tranquillity of travelling by horse-drawn barge. Tea and scones will be served on the journey.

Included Excursion - West Somerset Railway

Join the West Somerset Railway, Britain’s longest steam railway, at Bishops Lydeard for a scenic ride through the Quantock Hills to the resort of Minehead. You will have time to explore in Minehead, before continuing our journey over Exmoor back to the hotel.

Included Excursion - Barnstaple and Quince Honey Farm

Today we have a tour of the delightful villages of Devon. We head north to the market town of Barnstaple with an interesting stop at the Quince Honey Farm enroute.

Day 5

Sadly we travel home today, making a stop enroute to arrive home in the late afternoon.

Tour Hotel & Location


The Best Western Tiverton hotel is a popular hotel on the outskirts of Tiverton town centre. The large open plan bar provides plenty of seating with the Gallery Restaurant serving quality carvery style meals.

What’s Included

  • Ensuite hotel accommodation including breakfast and dinner
  • Tea or Coffee on arrival
  • Three included excursions
  • Executive coach travel
  • Services of our Tour Hostess

Prices & Departure Dates

Monday 8 July 2019

5 days

from £499 per person (Twin/Double)
from £574 per person (Single), although there are a limited number of single rooms.