There are some fantastic places to visit that are practically on our doorstep. If you fancy exploring somewhere closer to home, these day trips are perfect for you. Stunning scenery, picturesque beaches, plenty of shops and much more are all within Devon & Cornwall.
New for 2019 - Visit Pendennis Castle, nr Falmouth, which dates back to Tudor times and was constructed by Henry VIII as a hilltop coastal fortress with magnificent views to protect Cornwall against invasion over the years. You can learn of the importance the castle played during World War One.
Combine a visit to Port Isaac - a traditional Cornish fishing village made famous recently through the TV series "Doc Martin" with a visit to Padstow - another small fishing village with slate hung houses and narrow streets.
This National Trust property is a quirky and unique fascinating 16 sided house, full of creative treasures from around the world. There is also a stunning shell gallery but due to the fragility can only be viewed via a virtual touchscreen tour.
Alongside our ever popular Exeter Canal Cruise trips, Plymouth Citycoach are now pleased to offer an enhanced day out by offering a joint excursion that will include a guided tour of the magnificent Powderham Castle followed by a 75 minute River Exe Cruise.
Penzance is Cornwall's largest and most westerly borough. Only 10 miles from Land's End, the town is surrounded by an area of Celtic culture and outstanding natural beauty. Land’s End is one of Britain’s best loved landmarks, famous for its unique location and beautiful scenery.
Join us for a cruise on the oldest shipping canal in Europe. Travelling from Exmouth to Exeter our journey will take us through 2 working canal locks and the Countess Weir Swing Bridge. We will then spend the afternoon in Exeter before returning to Plymouth by coach.
New for 2019 – Hartland Abbey as its name suggests is a former monastery which was built in the 12th century. It is located in beautiful gardens and grounds and offers extensive walks. For those more adventurous there is a woodland walk right through to the coast (approx. 1 mile) and cottage at Blackpool Mill; the setting for many films.
Enjoy a visit to 3 of Cornwall's best seaside villages in just one day. Padstow on the Camel Estuary, is a fine example of a Cornish-fishing port. Boscastle and Tintagel are North Cornwall towns boasting picturesque scenery.
New for 2019 - Arlington Court & The National Trust Carriage Museum as its name suggests is a fascinating country house and a magnificent collection of horse-drawn vehicles, all set in wonderful gardens spreading over 2700 acres.
Visit the National Trust property of Coleton Fishacre consisting of a 24 acre garden and a 1920’s country house situated in Kingswear. The arts and crafts exterior hosts a stunning Art Deco interior, complete with original features. We will also spend some time in the fishing town of Brixham where life centres around the busy harbour.
You will receive a warm welcome by the Monks at Buckfast Abbey. Here you can see the beautiful Abbey church, the themed grounds and have time to visit the gift shop, bookshop and Monastic Produce shop also allowing time to enjoy refreshments in the restaurant and tea room. We complete our day with a visit to the small fishing town of Brixham where life centres around the busy harbour.
Powderham Castle occupies a beautiful setting in a deer park on the banks of the river Exe, here you will have a guided tour which lasts approx. 1 hour but you will also have free time to take a leisurely stroll back through any areas you want to visit in more detail afterwards.