Luxury Rail and Sail of South Devon

Discover the beautiful highlights of South Devon whilst experiencing the luxury of the Belmont Hotel in Sidmouth. Originally the summer residence of a grand Victorian family, our hotel boasts three acres of award-winning gardens, stylish bedrooms with modern furnishings, and one of the most renowned restaurants in the area. From here, we’ll take a trip back in time with a nostalgic ride aboard the South Devon Railway, uncover the rich history of Exeter, and enjoy a scenic cruise along the waters of the Jurassic Coast.

5 days from £699pp

Single Room Supplement from £29pp

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Your Tour Includes

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


Local departure by coach or Home Connect service then to Sidmouth and the 4-star Belmont Hotel for a four-night stay.

From the moment you drive through the castellated entrance and are greeted by our frock-coated doorman, you realise you are in a world apart. Only yards from the beach and the Esplanade, this luxury hotel maintains the impeccable standards of a bygone age.

Included Meals

  • Dinner

Today, we will enjoy a trip on the South Devon Railway. Running along the stunning valley of the River Dart between Totnes and Buckfastleigh, it is one of Devon’s best-loved tourist attractions and the longest established steam railway in the south west.

We then enjoy a visit to Buckfast Abbey, which is located in Dartmoor National Park and home to a community of Roman Catholic Benedictine monks.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Buckfast Abbey
  • South Devon Railway

Today, we’ll take a trip to charming Exeter. Situated on the River Exe and hosting an impressive cathedral, Exeter has a rich and long history, an imposing Roman wall and beautiful Quayside. Exeter is also home to the award-winning Royal Albert Memorial Museum, where visitors can explore the city’s 2,000-year history under one roof!

For November and December departures, Exeter also hosts a magical Christmas Market.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Exeter

Today we visit Exmouth, one of the oldest and most picturesque seaside towns in Devon. The town is the gateway to the World Heritage Jurassic Coast and has two miles of sandy beach.

For summer departures, we will board the Stuart Line Cruise to see England’s only natural UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Jurassic Coast, from the water. Sit back and relax as we sail through time, taking in the most stunning views of this 185-million-year-old geological portrait.

For winter departures, we will embark with Stuart Lines for a festive cruise experience. Meander along the calm and sheltered waters of the River Exe on a festively decorated boat which has covered, heated lower decks, cosy blankets, and great views on the upper outside deck. You will also get to enjoy a homemade mulled wine and tasty warmed minced pie whilst you sit back and take in the scenery.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Exmouth
  • Jurassic Coast Cruise

Return home.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast

Single Room Supplement from £29.00 (5 days).


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The Belmont Hotel

The Belmont Hotel


You will stay for four nights at the 4-star Belmont Hotel in Sidmouth.

The Belmont Hotel

The Belmont Hotel

Originally the summer residence of a grand Victorian family, the 4-star Belmont Hotel is located just yards from the Esplanade and beach at Sidmouth. Retaining the standards and ambience of a bygone era, your stay will be filled with charm and elegance from the start as you are greeted by a frock-coated doorman. The first-class cuisine in the Belmont Restaurant is complemented by the stylish décor and wonderful atmosphere, with the smart dress code of jackets and ties adding a welcomed touch of formality, whilst the three acres of award-winning gardens – with a sun terrace and woodland walking trail – is perfect for escaping the hustle and bustle of daily life. Guests can enjoy the use of the sister hotel’s leisure facilities, including a swimming pool, sauna and spa.

Location: The Esplanade , Sidmouth, EX10 8RX

Hotel Facilities

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  • 4 Star
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Shower or Bath
  • Telephone
  • Bar
  • Restaurant

Single Room Supplements

Single Room Supplement from £29


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