Sailing & Steaming in Delightful Devon

Sailing & Steaming in Delightful Devon

Torquay and the English Riviera are the perfect place to relax in the summer sunshine.

Torquay and the English Riviera are the perfect place to relax in the summer sunshine. With excursions on both rail and river, plus the naval heartland of Dartmouth and entertainment at the hotel every evening, this looks set to be a wonderful South Devon break.


At a glance:

  • Hotel entertainment

  • South Devon Railway

  • River Exe Cruise

  • Newton Abbot

  • Exeter

  • Home pick up


This holiday includes Sapphire Star travel.

Day 1

Following collection from home, depart East Anglia and head down to Devon arriving at the Headland Hotel by late afternoon for the four night dinner, bed and breakfast stay.


Day 2

Today begins with a Devon coastal tour. Following the shore road pass through Teignmouth and Dawlish and continue north to the cathedral City of Exeter. Take a break here and have time to explore the city before continuing along the Exe estuary to the pleasant resort of Exmouth. There is time to purchase lunch before enjoying a cruise around the River Exe discovering the history, beauty and wildlife of the river.

B, D

Day 3

This morning, drive into Newton Abbot for market day. Enjoy a browse around the stalls and town with time to obtain lunch. Leaving Newton Abbot, drive to Buckfastleigh to join the South Devon Railway. Originally a Great Western Railway branch line, the line hugs the Dart estuary on the journey to Totnes. On arrival, stretch your legs before the train returns to Buckfastleigh. Here the railway offers an extensive museum, workshops, gifts and book shop and refreshment rooms.

B, D

Day 4

Head into the South Hams region of Devon. First, taking a break in Kingsbridge, 'capital' of South Devon, with a chance to look around the pleasant town. Travel to delightful Dartmouth with its many naval connections, including the Royal Naval College. With lunchtime here, enjoy a lovely stroll along the busy harbour or sit and watch the boats.

B, D

Day 5

After breakfast, begin the journey home where the door to door collection service will be waiting to return you home.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Evening Meal Included

Headland Hotel, Torquay


Set on Torquay’s headland and majestically overlooking Meadfoot Beach and the sea, the Headland Hotel was originally built for the Romanoff’s, the Russian Royal Family.


The hotel has a lift.

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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
Ardleigh Crown Ardleigh Crown Public House
Bramford, Angel PH Bramford, Angel Public House
Brentwood George & Dragon George & Dragon PH, Roman Road, Mountnessing
(B1002) CM15 0TZ
Bury St Edmunds Bus Stn Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station, Stand 9
Capel St Mary (South) Capel St Mary National Express Stop Southbound
Setdown Point: Capel St Mary White Horse Pub
Chelmsford Services Chelmsford Springfield Services
Lorry Park (Off A12)
Claydon Crown Claydon Crown Public House Lay By
Colchester North Rail Stn Colchester North Rail Station
Combs Bus Shelter Combs Bus Shelter, Ipswich Road (Opp. Esso Garage)
Copdock - Tescos Copdock Mill, Tesco Superstore Front Exit Bus Stop
Debenham Angel Debenham Angel Public House
Diss Bus Station Diss Bus Station
Eye Town Hall Eye Town Hall
Felixstowe Coach Park Felixstowe Coach Park, Garrison Lane, Felixstowe,
IP11 7SJ
Felixstowe Gt Eastern Sq Felixstowe Great Eastern Square
Ipswich, West End Rd Ipswich,West End Road Car Park
Kelvedon - The Tavern Kelvedon The Tavern, High Street/Station Road
Long Stratton Long Stratton Police Station
Mendlesham Kings Head Mendlesham, Kings Head Public House,
Mendlesham, Denters Hill Mendlesham, Denters Hill
Needham Market - Swan Needham Market, Swan Public House,
Norwich - Castle Meadow Norwich, Castle Meadow,(Outside Galloway Office)
Redenhall/Station Road Junction of Redenhall Road & Station Road
(Where Duke William Public House Used to Be)
Scole - Scole Engineering Outside Scole Engineering Garage, Scole
Sproughton Sproughton, Wild Man Public House
Stowmarket Railway Stn. Stowmarket Railway Station.
Stowupland Dents Corner Stowupland, Dents Corner,
Tollgate McDonalds Stanway, Mc Donalds Bus Stop, Tollgate, CO3 8RG
Witham Old Post Office Witham Old Post Bus Stop - Sorting Office
(NOT McColls Store)
Woolpit Church Woolpit Church
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