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Torquay & the Eden Project by Train

(Tour code: TQB5)Escorted rail tour exploring Devon’s fabulous coastline

Famous for its grand Victorian villas and terraces gazing out to sea, Torquay is beautifully set among seven green hills. With a visit to the iconic Eden Project, this fascinating tour enables you to experience the English Riviera at its very best.

5 days from£375per person
What’s Included
Prices & availability
Tour Highlights
  • Torquay
  • Journey on the Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway
  • Dartmouth
  • River Cruise to Totnes
  • The Eden Project
What’s Included (Full details)
  • Standard Class Rail
    Heritage Rail Excursion
  • 4* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Evening Meals
  • Optional Bag Concierge

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Pay a reduced deposit of £50 per person on bookings made before 12th December 2014. Terms & Conditions

Our holiday prices are now frozen until Christmas!

Additional Information Departure Times

We typically suggest that our guests join our UK tours between 2pm and 3pm at the first hotel in the tour.

We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

Torquay
Day 1

Meet the group in Torquay

As you arrive in Torquay your Tour Manager will be waiting to greet you in the reception of the Palace Hotel. Set in 25 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and woodlands, this hotel offers an ideal location for a relaxing break. Upon arrival you may want to take a stroll through the extensive parklands or simply enjoy the hotel's luxurious leisure facilities.

Includes:
  • Dinner
Paignton
Day 2

The Riviera by steam and boat

Today we explore Torbay's splendid coastline, beginning with a short coach journey to Paignton. Here we board the Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway which takes us along the scenic Devon coastline and the tranquil River Dart to Kingswear. We cross the Dart Estuary by ferry on the short journey to Dartmouth, where we have some time to explore this elegant riverside town. We then continue on a cruise boat up the river to Totnes from where we return by coach to the hotel. 

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway
South Devon Railway
Day 3

At leisure

Today you have a free day to explore Torquay at your leisure. Why not take a stroll along the town's charming seafront, following the 'Agatha Christie Mile'? You could perhaps visit the striking Torre Abbey, or take the scenic rail trip along the coast to the pretty town of Dawlish. Alternatively, you could enjoy a journey on the heritage South Devon Railway, or visit the quaint Babbacombe Cliff Railway, admiring the spectacular coastal views.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Free Day
Eden Project
Day 4

Eden Project

Today we venture into Cornwall by coach for a full day's excursion to the world-famous Eden Project. Situated in an old china clay pit, this iconic landmark is a celebration of environmental conservation. Its distinctive plastic domes are the largest greenhouses in the world, and contain a large collection of exotic flora and fauna from around the world.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • The Eden Project
Torquay
Day 5

Farewell to Torquay

After breakfast we say our farewells and you are free to depart Torquay at your own leisure.

Includes:
  • Breakfast

Please note

Please note that whilst every departure of Torquay & the Eden Project will feature the same excursions, the order of the itinerary may differ from that given above.

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