Lundy and Scenic Journeys of the West Country
The passage from Ilfracombe to the Isle of Lundy in fair weather is as good as it gets. Settle down in your seat on the graceful MS Oldenburg and watch the world go by, keeping an eye out for wildlife such as seabirds, basking sharks and seals. We have a few hours on Lundy, which is just enough time to potter up to the shop, look round the church and pub, where well deserved refreshments and cream teas are available. The more adventurous can explore the splendid cliff top walks and enjoy the teeming birdlife.
We combine this with a memorable day in true ‘Great Western’ style as we travel across Somerset on the West Somerset Steam Railway – a 20 mile journey of nostalgia from Bishops Lydeard to the seaside town of Minehead, after which we will enjoy a scenic coach tour of Exmoor National Park.
We begin our nostalgic visit to the West Country with a visit to one of Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s masterpieces: SS Great Britain. Our tour also includes a most relaxing and peaceful journey in leafy Devon on board the ‘Tivertonian’, one of only a handful of horse drawn barges left in England, and as our powerful four-legged friend plods resolutely along through the English countryside we will be transported to a slower, quieter age.
Our hotel: we are based at the comfortable Holiday Inn in Taunton, set in a peaceful location surrounded by trees yet conveniently located for exploring the surrounding area. All rooms have private facilities and there is also a Health Club with a heated indoor swimming pool.
Walking Fitness: a degree of mobility is required to get the most out of your day on Lundy
Tour dates & prices
Included in your cost:
- Services of a professional tour manager
- Comfortable coach travel throughout
- Meals - as per the itinerary