Exmouth, Dart Valley & the River Exe 2018

Exmouth, Dart Valley & the River Exe 2018

New itinerary based at Exmouth, a select resort in East Devon

Monday 27 August  £429

Single Supplement NIL





4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

River Exe Cruise. Journeys on the South Devon Railway and the Seaton Tram

Admission to Bicton Park Botanical Gardens



Day 1 Monday

Depart in the morning travelling to Exmouth and arriving late afternoon at the Manor Hotel. Tea/coffee and biscuits served on arrival. 4 nights stay - dinner, bed & breakfast. During your stay entertainment is provided minimum 1 night.


Day 2 Tuesday

Our excursion today takes us to elegant and charming Sidmouth, with its long flat promenade overlooked by Regency buildings, along with colourful floral delights. This afternoon we include a visit to Bicton Park Botanical Gardens, featuring classical Italian gardens and a beautiful 19th century Palm House.

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Day 3 Wednesday

‘Devon Boat Train’. We start the day with an enjoyable cruise around the River Exe. On this 6 miles circular tour you can discover the history, beauty and wildlife of the river. Return to Exmouth and join the coach for the ride to Buckfast Abbey, a haven of peace, where we have time for lunch and a look around the gardens and the shop. From here we make the short journey to Buckfastleigh where we join the South Devon Railway, following the beautiful Dart Valley, for a return trip to Totnes.

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Day 4 Thursday

We head along the coast this morning to the small resort of Seaton, at the mouth of the river Axe. Here we join the unique Seaton Tramway for a return trip along the narrow gauge line to Colyton, where we find the Tramstop Café and souvenir shop. The trams are unique and are all miniature versions of designs once seen in our towns and cities. Back for more leisure time in Exmouth.

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Day 5 Friday

After breakfast we leave and begin the journey home.


B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

Exmouth is an East Devon resort developed in Georgian times when it was the most select resort in Britain. It offers a rich mixture of immaculate sands, lovely gardens and a busy harbour. We are introducing it to our programme as the base for a new itinerary including a cruise on the Exe, a rail journey alongside the Dart, a tram by the Axe, Botanical Gardens and even an Abbey.




The Manor Hotel is located on the Beacon in Exmouth, 300 yards from the seafront overlooking Manor Gardens with easy access to the town centre. The hotel offers traditional values of hospitality and service. All bedrooms are en suite and have television and tea & coffee facilities. The hotel has a lift.

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
Ashingdon Golden Cross Golden Cross, By Fox (Welcome Homes)
Barking, North St North Street, Barking,outside St Margaret's Church
Barkingside Barkingside, Fulwell Cross, by Swimming Baths
Basildon Trafford House Trafford House (Adjacent to Basildon Rail Station)
Billericay Sun Corner Sun Corner, Laindon Road, Billericay
Brentwood Brentwood High St, by Argos
Canvey Island - Canute King Canute PH, Canvey Island
Canvey Island - Haystack Long Road, Canvey Island, Haystack
Chalkwell Park Chalkwell Park Bus Stop
Chandos Garage Hockley Chandos Garage Hockley
Cricketers Westcliff Cricketers Bus Stop, Southend on Sea
Dagenham Wood Lane Wood Lane, Dagenham, Opp Morrisons
Eastwood - Kent Elms Kent Elms Corner, Eastwood, Rayleigh Road
Eastwood - Rochford Cnr Rayleigh Road, Eastwood, Rochford Corner
Eastwood Jones Corner Eastwood, Rayleigh Road, Jones Corner
Folkestone services XX Eurotunnel- Stop 24 Junction 11 on M20
Grays Oak PH Oak PH, Socketts Heath, Grays
Hadleigh - Vic House Cnr Vic House Corner, Kiln Road, Hadleigh
Hadleigh Church Hadleigh Church, Bus Layby
Harold Wood Harold Wood, Bus Stops, Harold Wood Station
Hockley Spa Spa Road Bus Stop, Hockley
Hopes Green, S Benfleet High Road, S Benfleet, by Benfleet Tvl opp Shell G
Hornchurch North Street, Hornchurch, Fire Station
Ilford Clements Road, Ilford, by East London Travelshop
Kents Hill Lights Kents Hill Lights Bus Stop, London Road, Benfleet
Kiln Road (Kenneth Road) Kiln Road (Kenneth Road) - Thundersley
Leigh on Sea - Elms Elms PH, London Road, Leigh on Sea
Leigh on Sea - Thames Dr Thames Drive, Leigh on Sea
M25 Thurrock Services M25 Thurrock Services Coach Park
North Shoebury Road Bus Stop , outside Asda (St Marys)
North Shoebury Road, Shoeburyness
Pitsea Granada Bingo, Pitsea
Rayleigh Websters Way Websters Way, Rayleigh, opp Rayleigh Lanes
Rochford Station Bus Stop Rochford Station Bus Stop, Bradley Way
Romford St Edwards Way, Romford, Bus Stop 'H'
Shenfield Shenfield Station
South Benfleet Clare Rd Tarpots Coach Stop (opp Clare Road), Sth Benfleet
South Benfleet St Marys St Mary's Church, Layby, South Benfleet
Southchurch Tyrrel Drive Southchurch Road - Tyrrel Drive (Swintons)
Southchurch White Horse White Horse Bus Stop, Southchurch
Southend Airport Bus Stop, Southend Airport, Eastwoodbury Crescent
Southend Queensway Bus Layby, Rear of Sainsburys, Southend
Stanford le Hope Rookery Rookery Corner, Stanford le Hope (St Cleres Hall G
Thorpe Bay Station Station, Acacia Drive, Thorpe Bay
Upminster St Mary's Lane/Bell Corner, Upminster
Vange Barge Vange Barge Bus Stop, High Road, Pitsea
Wakering Crouchmans Wakering High St/ Crouchmans Avenue
West Leigh Schools West Leigh Schools, London Rd, Leigh on Sea
Westcliff on Sea Bell PH Bell PH, Rochford Road Bus Stop
Westcliff on Sea Palace Palace Theatre, Westcliff on Sea
Wickford Halls Corner Halls Corner, opp Police Station, Wickford
x Benfleet Hopes see hope xxxxxHopes Green, High Road,xxxxxxxsee new p/up
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