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Enchanting Devon: Ilfracombe, Bideford & Cruise

Enchanting Devon: Ilfracombe, Bideford & Cruise

Considered by many as the perfect holiday destination, enchanting Devon has lots to offer visitors all year round.

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considered by many as the perfect holiday destination, enchanting Devon has lots to offer visitors all year round. Explore national parks, enjoy sandy beaches and picturesque coastal scenery and sightsee some fascinating animals in their natural habitat on a spectacular wildlife cruise.



Return luxury coach travel on 'The Optimum Experience' vehicle

7 nights half board

Excursions to Ilfracombe, Dartmoor & Bude

Visits to Bovey Tracey, Princetown & National Park Visitors Centre

Ilfracombe Wildlife Cruise

Admission into RHS Garden Rosemoor, Clovelly & Dartington Crystal

Free time in Bideford


Please note this price does not include our door-to-door, to add this service please tick the option at checkout



& WILDLIFE CRUISE (FULL DAY): We take you to Ilfracombe, a picturesque and historic harbour town home to pastel-coloured houses, a 14th Century chapel perched on Lantern Hill and Damien Hirst's statue Verity. We also include a journey on the Ilfracombe Princess for a fascinating wildlife cruise along one of the most dramatic coastal landscapes in England.


(FULL DAY): Set on the west bank of the River Torridge, Bideford is an historic harbour town filled with independent quirky shops, quaint tea rooms and a picturesque riverside quay.


& BUCKFAST ABBEY (FULL DAY): Explore the dramatic scenery of Dartmoor National Park where wild open moorlands and deep river valleys offer a rich history and rare wildlife. We visit the villages of Bovey Tracey and Princetown where you will have the opportunity to visit the National Park Visitors Centre located in what was the old Duchy Hotel, where Sir Arthur Conan Doyle stayed and started writing his famous Sherlock Holmes story The Hound of the Baskervilles. We also visit Buckfast Abbey where a community of Benedictine monks live self-sufficiantly, welcoming visitors from all around the world.


& RHS GARDEN ROSEMOOR (FULL DAY): Dartington Crystal is the UK's only remaining glass factory. Here, we have arranged a fascinating tour of the factory where you can watch skilled glass makers in action on the factory floor, safely from the viewing areas. We also visit RHS Garden Rosemoor, an enchanting 65-acre garden featuring the largest rose gardens in the South West.


(FULL DAY): Recently named the Best UK Coastal Town at the British Travel Awards, Bude, in North East Cornwall is a laid-back traditional seaside village, with many independently owned shops and restaurants, plus two beautiful sandy beaches.


(FULL DAY): Clinging to a 400-foot cliff, the picturesque, ancient, fishing village of Clovelly has no vehicular traffic, just donkeys! It was once owned by the Queen of England. From Elizabethan days until now, it has been in private ownership which has helped to preserve its unique atmosphere. Please be aware, Clovelly's famous cobbled street is a 20% gradient and can be slippery.

Durrant House Hotel ***, Bideford



Located on the outskirts of the historic port of Bideford, the Durrant House Hotel features views over the Torridge estuary and is within easy reach of the area’s sandy beaches. The hotel provides a sauna, outdoor pool and rooms have tea and coffee making facilities.


Hotel Facilities

  • Bar

  • Restaurant

  • Lift

  • Wi-Fi

  • Outdoor heated swimming pool

  • Spa & wellness centre


The Optimum Experience...


We are pleased to introduce our NEW luxury range 'the Optimum Experience' by Skills which will feature a selection of our 2021 holiday packages.

With an elegant and stylish design, our Optimum Experience offers amazing passenger comfort with soft, wide seats, generous onboard legroom and moveable headrest that ensures you're as comfortable and relaxed as possible as soon as you find your seat.




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Arnold High St Bus Stop Arnold High Street Bus stop,
Outside leisure centre car park, NG5 7EE
Beeston, Lace Road Beeston Lace Road, behind the Cricketers pub
Bulwell Aldi Bus Stop Bulwell, Aldi Bus stop SW12
Sellers Wood drive, NG6 8GE
Derby Bus Station Derby, Bus Station
Bay 27 & 28, DE1 2AY
Long Eaton, The Green Long Eaton, The Green
Outside Wilkinsons, NG10 1HQ
Mansfield Bus Station Mansfield Bus station , Bay A
Quaker Way, Mansfield, NG18 1JJ
Nottingham Mount St Nottingham, Mount Street
Alongside the Grosvenor Casino, NG1 6HE

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