Totnes Short Break 

Trip Highlights:

  • Enjoy the stunning scenery of the South West as you travel to Devon overland
  • Visit Totnes' variety of independent shops and cafes, many with a sustainable tilt
  • Book a visit to nearby river cottage kitchen to taste delicious local, organic produce
  • Taste some of the country's best English wine at Sharpham's vineyard
  • Lose yourself in the wild landscapes of Dartmoor, the tranquil River Dart Estruary or the beautiful beaches further down the coast.

Trip Overview:

Totnes may not quite fit into the category of "City Break" - but there's enough to do in and around this quirky town to make for a fantastic low-carbon short break. From hiking and biking to foodie treats and ethical shopping, Totnes is a great base to explore the beauty and diversity of South Devon.

Despite its diminutive size, Totnes manages to deliver surprising variety for visitors. 

It's also well located for exploring the stunning landscapes of South Devon. To the South, regular bus services link up with the picturesque beach towns of Dartmouth and Salcombe, where you can paddle in crystal clear waters, or hike up the decidedly Mediterranean hillsides for an aerial view. To the north, the natural wilderness of Dartmoor is a 20 minute bus ride away.

Long a centre for those seeking a slower, more responsible lifestyle, the town centre has enough independent shops, local arts offerings and ethical eateries to rival most city centres. Wile away a sunny afternoon wandering the pretty streets, explore small galleries and museums, and retire to one of the many excellent pubs to enjoy a local pint or glass of wine.

A leisurely saunter along the River Dart takes you to the Sharpham estate, with its world-famous vineyard. Here you can enjoy a guided tasting of their fantastic vegan wines, or sample your own with accompanying notes. For cheese-fans, there's also a Sharpham dairy, whose produce pairs excellently with a tipple!



Enjoy accommodation in 4* hotels or equivalent with breakfast included wherever available. We look specifically for comfortable, independently owned accommodation that meets our sustainability criteria.
While the exact practices may vary from accommodation to accommodation, we prioritise finding places to stay which value their local environment, invest in local produce and generate local employment. 
Totnes - Totnes TQ9, UK

Day 1 - London-Totnes:

Kick off your short break by rail with a train at your convenience from London Paddington.

Enjoy a quick ride to Totnes, taking around 2.5 hours. Why not upgrade to 1st Class for a bit more luxury? Dependent on availability, we can also arrange to book 1st class passengers onto one of the two Pullman Dining services which depart London to Totnes every Thursday and Friday.

With flexible tickets, you can choose when is convenient to travel. If you need to add train tickets from your nearest station to London, we can also arrange these at an additional cost.
Day 2 & 3: Totnes
From visiting vineyards to sailing lessons and e-biking, there are loads of local activities to be discovered in South Devon. Totnes is a great base for exploring them, with good public transport links and nearby hiking and biking trails.
Day 4 - Totnes-London:
On your return back to London you'll take the same journey in reverse, leaving whenever is convenient for you. Again, to upgrade to 1st class simply add this at the checkout.

Start your journey at London Paddington, or your closest UK station.

  • All rail transport from London
  • All accommodation
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Optional extra: activities to book in Totnes


Example hotels and B&Bs:
  • The Bull Inn Totnes
  • The Steam Packet Inn Totnes
  • Public Transport in city
  • Food & drink where not specified
Transport C02 emissions for this trip:
9.4kg/0.01 tonnes
*Data sourced from an independent report carried out by RJ Sustainability Consultancy.

20% deposit payable at the time of booking
Remaining balance payable 6 weeks before travel


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