About the tour: Enchanting English Riviera – Rails and Sails

The English Riviera is one of the UK's top holiday destinations, with 22 miles of glorious Devon coastline, popular seaside resorts, quaint villages and typically warm weather. Staying in charming Paignton, explore the sights by rail on the South Devon Railway, and by sail with a delightful Plymouth harbour cruise! A fantastic break to the coastal delights of the UK, you're sure to leave with cherished memories.

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel

Departure Dates

Once you have booked your tour either online, or by telephone ( 1300 811 500 ), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can:

  • Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
  • Send payments via online banking.
  • Send payments via cheque.
  • Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.

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Tour Itinerary

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    For your convenience, you may choose to start this tour in the UK or at the first city in Europe.

    • Included meals: Dinner

    We visit Plymouth, known as Britain’s Ocean City, and home to one of Europe’s most vibrant waterfronts. Discover its fascinating maritime history, such as its connections with Sir Frances Drake and the Spanish Amada, to the Mayflower sailing in 1620. Alternatively, enjoy its modern and cosmopolitan culture with trendy shops and bars, or visit the Barbican for quaint cobbled streets and a picturesque harbour.

    Whilst here, we take a delightful cruise around the harbour – there's no better way to see this city than from the sea that shaped it!

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Harbour Cruise
    • Plymouth

    Relax in Paignton and admire the beach front or many green parks in the town, or browse the delightful shops. You may wish to take a trip on the Dartmouth Steam Railway which runs on an old Great Western Railway branch line between Paignton and Kingswear.

    Alternatively, why not join our optional excursion to Totnes, a historic market town on the banks of the River Dart?

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Paignton

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    • Totnes
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.

    All aboard the South Devon Railway! This multi-award winning railway is one of Devon's best loved tourist attractions. The SDR is a seven-mile former Great Western Railway branch line, built in 1872. Take a trip back in time on this traditional line and admire the beautiful scenery rolling by.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    South Devon Railway

    Included Highlights

    • South Devon Railway

    If you are leaving the tour in Europe, you will say farewell to the group after breakfast this morning. If you joined the tour in the UK, today you will return and continue to your original joining point.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Enchanting English Riviera – Rails and Sails

    Book online OR call our friendly travel advisers on:
    1300 811 500


    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 1300 811 500.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 1300 811 500 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 1300 811 500.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

    You will stay for four nights at the 3-star Esplanade Hotel in Paignton.