A brilliant trip for winter awaits you!
3 nights in a lovely hotel with fine festive food and entertainment Plus a visit to Saltram House – a magnificent Country Mansion with its lavish rooms in festive finery. And, the icing on the Christmas cake is a ride through the dark Devon countryside on the magical Christmas Train of Lights
Day 1: We arrive at the Queens Hotel in Paignton this afternoon for 3 nights of festive themed food and entertainment
Day 2: A visit to Exeter’s magnificent Cathedral at Christmas time with a guided tour plus refreshments.
*Please note on certain dates guides may not be available due to carol practice, at which time the visit will be on a self-guided basis.
Day 3: A visit to Saltram House to view the lavish rooms decorated for the season, and if the weather is kind the awesome gardens - and don’t forget the Chapel Tea room and gift shop.
And this afternoon, as darkness falls, we head to Paignton and take a ride of the amazing Train of Lights.
Day 4: Our short but sweet festive frolic in Devon is over and it’s time to head for home.
Price includes: 3 nights D/B/B basis and trips out as shown including any associated costs. Single room supplement applies
An annual event – the Christmas Train of Lights…
This truly spectacular illuminated journey starts in Paignton, where our vintage carriages await you - decorated with thousands of lights.
Fifteen minutes later, once you’ve had time to settle back into your seat, you will arrive at Churston Station where the dazzling show begins.
Ride through the 450-metre technicolour Greenway tunnel that leads you onto the enchanted forest which is transformed by a multitude of lights and features displays of a nocturnal extravaganza.
The impressive show ends as you leave the forest only to be greeted by the twinkling lights of Dartmouth reflected on the river Dart.
After a quick turnaround at Kingswear you will be on your way back to Paignton to experience the spectacle from a different direction - be sure to swap sides of the carriage to gain the best views of both sides of the stunning light show
*2018 programme – may not run exactly the same in 2019