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Sidmouth

Resort - Sidmouth

Overview

The gem of Devon’s Jurassic Coast - Situated amid the dramatic red sandstone cliffs of the Jurassic Coast, Sidmouth is a Regency coastal town with a peaceful, genteel ambiance. The wide flat promenade and shingle beach are framed by prominent headlands, one of which features a delightful walled garden. In the resort centre, many independent boutique shops rub shoulders with cafes and restaurants of the highest quality.

Prices from

£359 per person

Supplements may apply

Tour code: 5160Y

Tour: Sidmouth

Resort: Sidmouth

Days: 5

Date Travelling: 14 October 2020

Travelling by: Coach

Hotel: Bedford Hotel

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Itinerary

Day 1 - Outward Travel

Day 2 - Tiverton Canal & Knightshayes Court

  • Scenic tranquillity awaits as we glide through the Devon countryside on our horse-drawn barge.
  • The Tiverton Canal was intended to be part of a much longer watercourse from The Bristol Channel to the English Channel.
  • The Grand Western Canal was never finished and today only the stretch near Tiverton is navigable.
  • Knightshayes (entry included in tour cost) is a Victorian country house surrounded by acres of glorious gardens and parkland.
  • The house is a rare example of the work of William Burges. Full of quirks and curiosities, it is a house of many faces.
  • The formal and woodland garden is one of the finest and most varied plant collections in the country with over 1200 varieties.

Day 3 - Day at Leisure

  • Today is left free to allow for relaxing in the hotel or exploring the local area.
  • Don't hesitate to enquire with the hotel reception regarding local attractions and travel options.

Day 4 - Exe Estuary & Powderham Castle

  • We enjoy a scenic boat trip around the Exe estuary.
  • Informative commentary brings to life the many interesting sights on the river's banks.
  • A large sand-spit at the river's mouth ensures the waters here are generally calm.
  • This extraordinary castle (entry included in tour cost) is the Grade 1 listed seat of the Earls of Devon, with Grade 2* listed gardens.
  • Powderham Castle lies in a beautiful deer park on the banks of the River Exe, just a stone's throw from the historic cathedral city of Exeter.
  • Highlights in the house include the Marble Hall, Staircase Hall and the spectacular music room with an original Axminster carpet from 1798.

Day 5 - Return Travel

Important Information

Customers will be required to wear face coverings whilst travelling on our coaches and at the interchanges, unless they are unable to do so due to breathing difficulties or a disability. Customers unable to wear a face covering are advised to complete a special requirement form before travelling so the driver is aware. Our drivers and interchange teams will wear face coverings until all customers have boarded the coach and whilst handling luggage. All feeder vehicles will be required to operate in accordance with our Alfa Coaches Covid-secure procedures. Customers will be required to adhere to safety measures at interchange, which are likely to include restrictions on the capacity numbers in the services at any one time and socially distanced queues both inside and outside the Services. We will be utilising employees at the interchange as marshals, to make sure passengers are following the correct social distancing measures whilst providing extra reassurance and support. Random customer temperature checks by members of the team wearing appropriate PPE will be undertaken at the interchange. All excursions and venues featured within our holiday programmes will be risk assessed to ensure that we are still able to still deliver a memorable holiday experience operating in accordance with our own Covid-secure procedures. The availability of any attraction mentioned in the resort or excursion descriptions cannot be guaranteed.

Bedford Hotel

Set on Devon’s Jurassic Coast, The Bedford Hotel is situated in a prominent location on Sidmouth’s seafront, overlooking Lyme Bay. Individually designed rooms have been tastefully decorated and modernised whilst keeping their traditional feel. Dinner menus include freshly made seaside favourites, speciality fish dishes and daily specials using locally sourced Devon produce.

Contact Details


Tel No: 01395 513047

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