Devon Steam, Cruise & Cream Tea
3 nights with Breakfast & Dinner, Steam Train Ride, River Cruise and Hotel Cream Tea
Beloved for its long sandy beaches, Paignton is a colourful, traditional seaside resort popular for its mild climate and lively seafront. The bustling pier, genteel buildings and streets and sense of class and style make this an English Riviera favourite for generations of visitors.
Originally a Celtic settlement, Paignton was a fishing village right up until the 19th Century when the harbour was built. The arrival of the railway in 1859 brought crowds of visitors and the town quickly became a favourite tourist destination for the Victorians. Today Paignton is a landmark of the English Riviera and continues to be one of the most popular resorts in the UK.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Hotel for 3 nights with dinner & breakfast
Included ride on the Dartmouth Steam Railway
Included River Cruise
Hotel Devon Cream Tea
Day 1 - Arrive at The Queens Hotel, Paignton for check in after 15:00. Please hand in your booking confirmation you have received from us at Reception and your booking will be under the name of Crusader Holidays. Please note any room or dietary requirement must be notified to us.
Day 2 - Included in your holiday price is a Steam & Cruise, the perfect day out -
Begin the day with a journey on the steam railway from Paignton to Kingswear, continue cross the River Dart on the foot passenger ferry to Dartmouth. From here you will board a boat for a circular River Cruise (approximately 1 hour duration) around the river and estuary. The cruise takes you to the mouth of the river passing Kingswear & Dartmouth Castles, Dittisham village, Britannia Royal Naval College and Greenway House - home to the late Dame Agatha Christie. Watch out for the varied wildlife that can be seen - Dolphins, Seals, Herons, Egrets, Buzzards and Kingsfisher if you're quick enough!
After free time in Dartmouth, return by steam train to Paignton.
Day 3 - At leisure in Paignton or perhaps you may like to visit the following:-
In a beautiful wooded valley by the river Dart, Buckfast Abbey is a working monastery where a community of Benedictine monks live self-sufficiently, welcoming visitors from all around the world.
A quintessential English seaside resort with it's circular bay attracts visitors from far and wide.
Day 4 - After a leisurely breakfast, check out and return home.Back to top