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Horsedrawn Barge

Horsedrawn Barge

West Country Rail and Sail

A midweek tour combining a relaxing cruise along the Grand Western Canal, a railway journey and time in the coastal resorts of Somerset and Devon.

Grand Western Canal • Horse Drawn Barge • Barnstaple • West Somerset Railway

Day 1 Travel to Devon with a recommended stop at Cheddar Gorge en route.

Day 2 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 during the journey.

Day 3 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. Time at leisure in Minehead before continuing your journey by coach along the Somerset and Devon coast or head across Exmoor to return to the hotel.

Day 4 A tour of the delightful villages of Devon. Head north to the market town of Barnstaple with an interesting stop at the Quince Honey Farm en route. Alternatively, journey to the south coast and the pretty seaside towns of Sidmouth and Seaton.

Day 5 Homeward journey.

All tours are tailored to your requirements

Best Western Tiverton Hotel

This popular hotel is located 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.

• 3 star • 69 bedrooms

• No lift but plenty of ground floor rooms

• Coach parking

Your tour includes:

• 4 nights half board in Tiverton with:
Tea/coffee on arrival
Porter service
Full English Breakfast
3 course dinner with choice and tea/coffee

• Canal trip by horse drawn-barge with tea and scones

• Single West Somerset Railway Journey

For a quotation, or to enquire about this tour, fill in our online form, send us an email or call us on 01432 277666.

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