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Bath, Devon and Cornwall Small Group Rail Tour

Discover southwest England as part of a small guided group tour.

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24 Sep 2023 - Open for booking
08 Oct 2023 - Open for booking

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Discover southwest England as part of a small guided group tour.

Bath, Devon and Cornwall Small Group Rail Tour

Best Time To Go

24 Sep 2023 - Open for booking
08 Oct 2023 - Open for booking

Prices From


No of Nights


Starts From


Finishes In


Accompanied by a local guide, experience the very best of seductive southwest England.

Some of the UK’s most evocative locations await on this new-for-2023 small-group guided rail tour. Arrive in the classic city of Bath, home to millennia of enthralling history and some of the country’s most elegant architecture. Experience Stonehenge and the secret corners of Somerset on a day-long private tour, then head south by rail to coastal Devon, for a ride along one of the UK’s best steam railways between Dartmouth and Kingswear. Stay in a stunning castle hotel in the middle of dramatic Dartmoor before a visit to the historic ocean city of Plymouth on your way to captivating St Ives, from where you’ll explore some of Cornwall’s most bewitching landmarks, including Land’s End, Mousehole and St Michael’s Mount.

With a maximum of 15 passengers per group, you can be sure of highly personal service from your knowledgeable, local tour leader on this carefully-designed McKinlay Kidd small-group rail tour. Early booking is strongly advised as places are strictly limited.

Do not hesitate to let us know if we can assist with tailor-made arrangements for you pre or post this scheduled tour.

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Day One – Meet and Greet in Bath

Day Two – Stonehenge and the Secret Corners of Somerset

Day Three – A Day on the Devon Rails

Day Four – Dartmoor, Plymouth and Onwards to Cornwall

Day Five – Uncover the Cornish Coast

Day Six – Stroll and Relax in St Ives

Day Seven – Onward Journey Home


This tour begins in the city of Bath with two nights in a hotel near the centre, followed by one night in a castle-style hotel in Dartmoor and three nights in St Ives.


£2455 per person sharing a double/twin room in September and £2295 per person in October.

The supplement for a single traveller is £950, based on single occupancy of double/twin rooms.

The price per person includes:

  • Six nights’ bed and breakfast in hand-picked four- and five-star hotels.
  • One welcome dinner in Bath, one farewell dinner in St Ives.
  • A private guided coach tour of Somerset.
  • Train travel from Bath to Paignton, Plymouth to Penzance and Penzance to London. (Let us know where you wish to travel to and we can help with arrangements and advise of any change to your holiday price).
  • Return trip on the Dartmouth Steam Railway and return ferry from Kingswear to Dartmouth.
  • Coach travel from Paignton to Dartmoor, Dartmoor to Plymouth and Penzance to St Ives return.
  • A private guided coach tour of Cornwall.
  • Entry to St Michael’s Mount.
  • A private guide walking tour of St Ives.
  • The services of McKinlay Kidd’s tour leader, accompanying the group and providing expert guiding and assistance throughout.
  • Transfers as described.

Not included:

  • Meals other than those described above
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities and tips

All accommodation is carefully-selected and researched by us; contact us for more detailed information. We will do our best to accommodate room preferences subject to availability at individual properties. This tour will operate with a minimum of four and maximum of 15 passengers on each departure date.

Speak to us 0141 260 9260

UK office hours

  • Mon-Fri: 8:30am – 6:00pm
  • Sat: 10am – 3:30pm
  • Sun: closed

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Departure Dates & Current Availability
Departure DateStarts FromNights£ per person (2 sharing)£ per person (single)
Sunday 24 Sep 2023Bath6£ 2455£ 3405
Sunday 8 Oct 2023Bath6£ 2295£ 3245

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