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“Excellent Day out”

Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat Company
Ranked #1 of 7 Tours in Paignton
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The award winning Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company!...Dartmouth Steam Railway steam trains travel seven miles along the most spectacular South Devon coast down into the Dart Valley and to the village of Kingswear which sits proudly opposite the Port of Dartmouth. Dartmouth River Boats operate on the stunning river Dart offering daily services to the historic town of Totnes and to the picturesque village of Dittisham. Harbour Cruises operate daily from Dartmouth. There are also wonderful adventures by sea from Torquay, Brixham & Salcombe to enjoy. We are unique in offering combined steam railway, bus and boat excursions for days out in Devon. The Round Robin is an award-winning full day out - a steam train journey, ferry crossing, river cruise and bus ride - a great full day out!In addition, we operate the last remaining coal fired paddle steamer in the UK - the beautiful 'Kingswear Castle'.Plus lots of other fantastic excursions and combinations!
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Torquay
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4 reviews
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“Excellent Day out”
Reviewed May 7, 2014

Have just returned from the 'round-robin' experience: Steam train to Kingswear with wonderful beach and coastal views, foot passenger ferry to Dartmouth with it's quality shops and eating establishments and then a guided (amusing) tour up the river Dart to Totnes where we enjoyed a first class afternoon tea (Vintage Tea Room) and more excellent shopping.

A great day out and excellent value.

Visited May 2014
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Excellent trip”
Reviewed May 6, 2014

We caught the steam train at Paignton and then the ferry to Dartmouth. Thoroughly enjoyed it, very informative and would definitely recommend it

Visited May 2014
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Lincolnshire
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“Beautiful journey”
Reviewed May 4, 2014

Arrived at Paignton and bought tickets to travel to Kingswear, then got foot ferry to Dartmouth and travelled on Kingswear Castle Paddle Steamer. Tickets in total were £25 and worth every penny, a great day was had by all and the sun shone too, always a bonus.

Visited April 2014
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UK
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“Kingswear castle trip”
Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

Was meant to do a steam & cruise but I upgraded to a paddle steamer cruise. Went to pontoon and embarked. Wow, nice boat! Did river cruise , the commentary was interesting. What we're the Western Lady fleet doing in Dartmouth??? Many thanks for a great day out.

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london
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“Rain or shine - book it and go !”
Reviewed May 3, 2014

Need to book from May onwards. Take the boat from Totnes to Dartmouth. The foot ferry to Kingswear the steam train( walk to the front and get the observation car) then the bus from Paignton back to the Steamer Quay. Stop for lunch in Dartmouth. Coffee in Paignton and an ice cream in Totnes. See the Naval College, Greenways landing and the Sharpham vineyard. See the beaches before Paignton. Love the steam train and the boat ride. And you can do this in the rain or the sun. Round trip c. £25. Book on the web for 5% discount.

Visited May 2014
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