Devon Life on an Ocean Wave

Our tour of South Devon takes in some of its oldest and most historic attractions set amidst the wild beauty of Dartmoor. It also includes Morwellham Quay, Plymouth Gin Distillery, a railway and a cruise. We offer a choice of hotels, including the NEW Duke of Cornwall.
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Day 1 Arrival
We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2 Morwellham Quay & Buckland Abbey
We step back in time this morning as we visit the award-winning Morwellham Quay which forms part of a World Heritage Site featuring the only open copper mine in the UK, made accessible to visitors by a riverside railway. Next we make our way to Tavistock with free time for lunch and a stroll around the ancient Pannier market. In the afternoon, we enjoy a guided tour of Buckland Abbey, part house, part museum, crammed with treasures and surrounded by meadows with magnificent views of the Tavy Valley.

Day 3 Plymouth Boat Cruise, Mayflower Museum & Gin Distillery
We head to the Mayflower Steps in Plymouth this morning, from where we enjoy a 1 hour return harbour cruise across the Plymouth Sound, pass Plymouth Hoe and Drake’s Island, heading to the Royal Naval Dockyard. Once back on dry land, we visit the Mayflower Museum. In the afternoon, we enjoy a 40 minute guided tour and tasting at the historic Plymouth Gin Distillery, the oldest working gin distillery in England. At the end of our tour, we enjoy a short tutored tasting of 3 gins before 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 have a scenic drive across spectacularly beautiful Dartmoor.

Day 5 Departure
After breakfast, we make our way home.
Legend

Bedford Hotel

Tavistock, Devon
AAA Central Location Historic Hotel New to Albatross
The historic, listed building of the Bedford Hotel is located in the heart of Tavistock, just across from the main square. The 31 individually decorated bedrooms, many of which enjoy views over the town of Tavistock, are equipped with a TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. The restaurant offers contemporary dining in a stylish yet relaxed setting, while the bar and lounge areas are perfect for relaxing with a drink. Outside, guests can enjoy the hotel’s beautiful gardens and secret walled garden, or wander through the public gardens which run alongside the River Tavy, just a short stroll from the hotel.

Duke of Cornwall

Plymouth, Devon
AAA Historic Hotel New to Albatross
Built in 1863, ‘The Grand Old Duke’ springs to mind for this striking hotel with its beautiful Victorian gothic architecture. The Duke of Cornwall is ideally located on the fringe of Plymouth’s vibrant city centrejust a short stroll from Plymouth Hoe promenade and its beautiful ocean views, and combines historical features such as the Grade II listed staircase with sympathetic modernisations. The 72 uniquely decorated bedrooms feature traditional furnishings and are equipped with a TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. The elegant restaurant has beautiful features, including grand pillars, a domed ceiling and classic décor, while the spacious bar and lounge area features wood panelling and chesterfield sofas, perfect for relaxing with a drink. 

Duke of Cornwall

Plymouth, Devon
4 Nights Half Board

Twin from £369pp
Double for Sole Use Supplement from £116
Based on Sunday arrivals

Inclusions
• Porterage
• Choice of menu
• Tea/coffee after dinner
• Entrance to Morwellham Quay
• Guided tour of Buckland Abbey
• 1 hour return Plymouth harbour cruise
• Entrance to Mayflower Museum
• Plymouth Gin Distillery guided tour & tasting
• Return trip Buckfastleigh - Totnes on the South Devon Railway


Bedford Hotel

Tavistock, Devon
4 Nights Half Board

Twin from £386pp
Single Supplement from £116
Based on Monday arrivals

Inclusions
• Porterage
• Choice of menu
• Tea/coffee after dinner
• Entrance to Morwellham Quay
• Guided tour of Buckland Abbey
• 1 hour return Plymouth harbour cruise
• Entrance to Mayflower Museum
• Plymouth Gin Distillery guided tour & tasting
• Return trip Buckfastleigh - Totnes on the South Devon Railway
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