The Cream of Devon

Our exceptional packaged tour includes a guided tour of Powderham Castle, time at leisure in Exeter and Sidmouth and a train journey and cream tea at beautiful Bicton Botanical Gardens.

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

Day 2 Powderham Castle
After breakfast, we make our way to Powderham Castle where we enjoy a fascinating guided tour of this home located on the banks of the River Exe, just a stone’s throw from the historic cathedral city of Exeter. The remainder of the afternoon is free to either enjoy the castle grounds further or return to our hotel for some down time.

Day 3 River Exe Cruise & Exeter
This morning we travel to Exmouth for a circular cruise on the River Exe. Sailing on calm and sheltered waters, our skipper will provide us with live commentary on the history of the area. Following our boat trip, we make our way to Exeter. A city rich in history, there is plenty to occupy us, with a magnificent cathedral, imposing Roman wall, beautiful quayside with shopping opportunities and award-winning Royal Albert Memorial Museum. Please note: Depending on tide timings, it may be necessary to do the cruise in the afternoon and visit Exeter in the morning.

Day 4 Sidmouth & Bicton Botanical Gardens
We start today with a visit to the pretty town of Sidmouth where we have time to explore at leisure, perhaps a stroll along the seafront before finding a spot for lunch. We then travel to Devon’s most magnificent historic gardens, Grade 1 listed Bicton Park Botanical Gardens. Spanning nearly 300 years of horticultural history, we have chance to enjoy the colourful gardens set in Devon’s picturesque Otter Valley. As well as beautiful gardens containing many rare plants, the parkland also features historic glasshouses, a countryside museum, mini golf, restaurant, shop and a woodland railway, on which we enjoy a 25 minute journey through the parkland. We finish our visit with a typical Devon cream tea, what a great way to sign-off our holiday!

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

Langstone Cliff Hotel

Dawlish, Devon
Set within 19 acres of woodland, the Langstone Cliff Hotel has magnificent views over the sandy beaches and the famous nature reserve at Dawlish Warren. The Lincoln Bar is situated in the very heart of the hotel and is adjacent to the Lounge, Verandah Room, Drawing Room and the Poolside Room, all of which are fronted by a magnificent Victorian cast iron verandah with breathtaking sea views. The Lincoln Restaurant provides a large variety of British and International dishes. The hotel’s 64 rooms are lift accessible and are equipped with hairdryer, TV and tea/coffee making facilities. There are 3 steps to access the ground floor rooms. The hotel also has an indoor and outdoor pool and leisure facilities. Coach parking is on-site and is free of charge.

Langstone Cliff Hotel

Dawlish, Devon

4 Nights Half Board
Twin from £419pp
Double for Sole Use Supplement from £62

• Guided tour of Powderham Castle
• Circular cruise on the River Exe
• Entrance to Bicton Park Botanical Gardens including woodland railway train
ride & cream tea

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£419 for 5 days

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