Departing From

  • Doncaster,
  • Sheffield,
  • Chesterfield,
  • Belper,
  • Derby,
  • Burton-on-Trent,
  • Tamworth,
  • Water Orton

Join us for a wonderful day out with a journey through beautiful Somerset and around the beautiful Devon coast with time available to discover the many charms of the ‘English Riviera’ for an afternoon sightseeing break of around three hours in the seaside resorts of either Torquay or Paignton.

Travelling alongside the stunning Exe Estuary past Powderham Castle there are magnificent views across to the Jurassic coast as our train takes the exciting sea wall line racing through tunnels and cuttings of red rock and along beaches and coves at Dawlish with the sea keeping company all the way to Newton Abbot.

There is a choice of two destinations in which to relax before our return in the late afternoon

Torquay – One of Britain’s top tourist resorts and a jewel in the English Rivera’s crown made popular by the Victorians with sparkling white Villas perched on verdant hilltops overlooking pure sandy beaches and an azure sea it matches anything you’ll find on the French Riviera. There are beautiful gardens and a palm tree lined promenade leading to a lively harbour and international marina with an abundance of pavement cafes, pubs, shops, and quality restaurants.

Paignton – With gorgeous long sandy blue flag beaches, paddler friendly waters, a traditional pier and seafront alive with holiday fun there is no shortage of things to do, alternatively take a steam train ride (payable locally) along one of the most idyllic stretches of coastline in the country and through the woodland estate once owned by Agatha Christie to the riverside station at Kingswear.



Doncaster 07.30 22.30
Sheffield 08.00 22.00
Chesterfield 08.15 21.45
Belper 08.30 21.30
Derby 08.45 21.15
Burton-on-Trent 09.00 21.00
Tamworth 09.15 20.45
Water Orton 09.30 20.30

All timings shown above are approximate and may be subject to change.

Classes of Travel

Pullman Dining - £330

Seating at a guaranteed window table for two available at a supplement of £40 per person.

Seating is arranged at tables of 4 or 2 laid with crisp linen and fully dressed in fine crockery, fresh flowers, and glassware. The day starts as you settle into your seat with a glass of chilled bucks’ fizz, followed by a full English breakfast and late morning tea/coffee service with pastries prior to the arrival at our destination. Following a sightseeing break, you will be welcomed aboard by your attentive liveried steward and offered a refreshing glass of chilled champagne and selection of canapes as you relax in anticipation of the gastronomic journey ahead. A sumptuous four course seasonal dinner, created by our Executive Chef, will be served including the Great British cheese board, biscuits, and chutneys – all accompanied by our Sommelier’s choice of a half bottle of wine per person. The memorable journey concludes with a service of coffee and homemade petits fours.

First Class (non-dining) - £175

Seating at a guaranteed window table for two available at a supplement of £40 per person.

Reserved seating is arranged at tables of 4 or 2 with additional legroom, wide seats, and panoramic windows. Complimentary tea/coffee and light snacks are included, and a buffet bar is available for the purchase of light refreshments, but customers may bring on board their own picnic hamper for consumption during the journey.