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West Country Rail & Sail

West Country Rail & Sail

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Join us as we head to Tiverton for our West Country Rail and Sail Tour.  Travel through magnificent West Country scenery by road, rail and canal on this great adventure.  Enjoy a slower pace as we take an idyllic, historic journey of yesteryear on Devon’s last horse-drawn barge, enjoy beautiful views of the surrounding countryside, hear stories of the canal, horses and history as you’re pulled by a wonderful heavy horse, no engines, just peace and tranquility, drift 200 years into the past as you travel at 2 miles per hour, surrounded by wildlife and the clip clop of heavy hooves with crew dressed in costume from a bygone era. Travel to the edge of the Quantock Hills to take a nostalgic rail journey on the West Somerset Railway to the beautiful seaside town of Minehead, the hidden treasure on the fringe of Exmoor.  Discover its historic harbour, 14th century church and an array of tea rooms, pubs and shops along a tree-lined Avenue. Take a scenic drive travelling through Exmoor National Park to the perfectly preserved Medieval village of Dunster. Don’t miss out on this wonderful, West Country adventure.

 

 

 

Your Holiday Includes:

Door to door service

Porterage

Dinner, bed and breakfast

Cream Tea

Horse Drawn Barge Trip on the Tiverton Canal

Single journey on the West Somerset Railway – Bishops Lydeard to Minehead

Excursions

Executive coach travel throughout

 

Single rooms supplement - £129.00

 

Itinerary

Monday - Depart Leyland at 09.00am for our journey to Tiverton with a suitable lunch stop en-route. On arrival you will be greeted with a warm West Country welcome, sit back and relax with a cream tea whilst your luggage is taken care of.

Tuesday - Thursday

Free time in Tiverton, the town is brimming with history and heritage just waiting to be discovered, with the following excursions:

Enjoy a historic Horse Drawn Barge Trip of a bygone era on the Tiverton Canal.

Take a single journey on the West Somerset Railway from Bishops Lydeard to the historic, harbour town of Minehead, followed by free time in Minehead.

Take a scenic drive through the Exmoor National Park to visit the Medieval village of Dunster.

Friday
Check out of our hotel following breakfast for our journey home with a suitable lunch stop en-route

Hotel

Tiverton Hotel Lounge & Venue, Blundell’s Road, Tiverton, EX16 4DB

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hotel Star Rating

 3 Star

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hotel Website

 https://www.bw-tivertonhotel.co.uk/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hotel Contact

 01884 256120

 

 

 



 

About the hotel

On arrival at the Tiverton Hotel you’ll be greeted by a warm West Country welcome and cream tea while your bags are taken care of. Located in the edge of Tiverton, only a 5min walk away from local attractions.  Guest bedrooms are comfortable, spacious, traditional rooms in which to relax following a busy day exploring.



 

Single room supplement

 £129.00



 

TV

 

Yes

Hairdryer

Yes

Lift

Low floor hotel, ground floor rooms on request

Wifi

Yes

Toiletries

No

AC

No

Safety Deposit Box

No

Pool

No

Gym

No

Golf

No

Iron

Yes

Tea/Coffee

Yes

Porterage

Yes

 

 



 

Your Holiday Includes:

Door to door service

Porterage

Dinner, bed and breakfast

Cream Tea

Horse Drawn Barge Trip on the Tiverton Canal

Single journey on the West Somerset Railway – Bishops Lydeard to Minehead

Excursions

Executive coach travel throughout

 

Single rooms supplement - £129.00

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About Us

Ava Travel, based in Leyland, is a relatively new company specialising in the creation and operation of coach tour holidays throughout the UK and Europe.

Contact Us

Ava Travel (Leyland) Ltd
41 Hough Lane
Leyland, PR25 2SB
Office Opening Hours
Monday to Friday - 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 14:00, Sunday - Closed