A Scenic Tor of Dartmoor

2020 marks the 400th anniversary of the voyage of the Pilgrims and their journey aboard the Mayflower to the New World and our new packaged tour features a visit to the Mayflower Museum in Plymouth, a boat cruise, a visit to Buckland Abbey, the Plymouth Gin Distillery, Looe, Polperro, a steam train journey and a scenic drive across spectacular Dartmoor.

Day 1
We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2 Buckland Abbey (NT), Looe & Polperro
This morning, we visit neighbouring Buckland Abbey, part museum, part house, crammed with a variety of historic artefacts surrounded by meadows and woodlands from where we can enjoy magnificent views of the Tavy Valley. We spend the afternoon at leisure exploring the picturesque resorts of Looe and Polperro.

Day 3 Plymouth Boat Cruise, Mayflower Museum & Gin Distillery
We head to Plymouth this morning, from where we enjoy a 1 hour boat cruise before visiting The Mayflower Museum, which celebrates the story of Plymouth’s role in the Pilgrims’ epic journey to the New World. The museum also features a scale model of the Mayflower ship and will be at the centre of international celebrations in 2020, when the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower journey will be celebrated. In the afternoon, we enjoy a 40 minute guided tour of the historic Plymouth Gin Distillery, the oldest working gin distillery in England, and where it is rumoured the Pilgrim Fathers spent their last night before setting sail on their epic journey. At the end of our tour, we enjoy a G&T at the bar or take a complimentary miniature home with us.

Day 4 South Devon Railway & Dartmoor
Today, we enjoy a return journey on the South Devon Railway from Buckfastleigh to Totnes, along a seven mile stretch of line that runs along the stunning valley of the River Dart. In the afternoon, we sit back and relax on a scenic drive across spectacularly beautiful, wild and wonderful Dartmoor.

Day 5 Departure

After breakfast, we make our way home.

The Moorland Garden Hotel

Yelverton, Devon
AAAA Elegant Surroundings
The elegant, friendly 4 star Moorland Garden Hotel is located on the edge of Dartmoor National Park and nestled within 9 acres of its own tranquil gardens. All 43 spacious bedrooms are traditional in style and the cosy restaurant is bright and stylish. There is also a traditional bar with open fire and an outside seating area. The hotel does not have a lift but ground floor rooms are available. • Ground floor rooms • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Coach parking is on-site & free of charge

The Moorland Hotel

Yelverton, Devon

4 Nights Half Board
2020 Twin from £334pp
No Double for Sole Use Supplement
Selected Dates Only

• Porterage & welcome tea/coffee
• Choice of buffet menu on 1st night
• Choice of menu on 3 nights
• Tea/coffee after dinner
• Entrance to Buckland Abbey
• 1 hour Plymouth boat cruise
• Entrance to Mayflower Museum
• Guided tour of Plymouth Gin Distillery
• Return trip Buckfastleigh - Totnes on the South Devon Railway
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£334 for 5 days

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