Round Robin


  • MAY : Operating every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
  • JUNE : Operating every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday
  • JULY & AUGUST : Operating every day except Friday
  • SEPTEMBER: Operating every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday 1st-18th September and every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 21st-30th September

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Our best seller, this famous and award winning tour is the best way to explore South Devon! Includes steam train, river boat and bus visiting the quaint towns of Paignton, Dartmouth and Totnes.

Journey times are: steam train (c.30 minutes), a river boat (c.90 minutes) and a bus (c.30 minutes). Sit back and enjoy the scenery and we will take care of the rest. This award-winning ticket is a favourite with both young and old. Commentary provided (boat trip only).

The Round Robin runs from 1st April to 28th October in 2021 (Torquay Round Robin runs 1st April to 30th September).

To make your life easier, we have created an itinerary planner. Go to the “Book” page where you can view suggested itineraries for all dates. Note: the Round Robin changes daily due to the tides on the River Dart at Totnes.

If you wish to make your own itinerary there is also a facility to do so on the same “Book” page.

Finally, you can download our full leaflet and employ the following steps:

1 - Choose your departure point (Paignton, Dartmouth, Kingswear, Totnes or Torquay).
2 - Check the sailing times between Dartmouth - Totnes (and vice versa)
3 - Work out your preferred connecting train (allow 30 minutes to cross from Kingswear - Dartmouth and vice versa)
4 - If this doesn't work for you try taking the route the other way round
5 - Check out the bus timetable to complete your planning!

Sadly we cannot guarantee an open top bus will be running, even in good weather - it depends on servicing periods of our buses. The weather does play a factor in our decision as well. If you are particularly looking forward to this part of the journey, it is advisable to ring us on 01803 555872 on the morning of travel to confirm. 

Access for limited mobility passengers at Totnes: There are certain high tides at Totnes which reduce to a minimum the number of steps that need to be navigated. This timetable is marked up and shown in blue with these tides to assist in choosing your trip.

See map below.