Round Robin

Round Robin

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.

Download our 2024 leaflet for timetables

Tickets include:

  • Train
  • Ferry
  • Cruise
  • Bus

This award-winning ticket is a favourite with both young and old.  Journey times are: steam train (c.25-30 minutes), short ferry crossing (c.5 minutes), a river cruise (c.90 minutes) and a bus (c.20 minutes). Sit back and enjoy the scenery and we will take care of the rest.  Commentary provided (river cruise only).

Round Robin map

A Typical Day's Itinerary

  1. Bus from Paignton - 20 minute bus journey to Totnes
  2. Cruise from Totnes - 90 minute cruise to Dartmouth
  3. Ferry from Dartmouth - 5 minute ferry crossing to Kingswear but allow 30 minutes beforehand
  4. Train from Kingswear - 30 minute train journey to Paignton
  5. Arrive back in Paignton

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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.25-30 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 on selected dates from 30th April to Thursday 31st October in 2024. 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 or Totnes).
  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.

2024 Days of the week
May Operating every  Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday (plus Bank Holiday Mondays)
June & July Operating every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday
August Operating every day except Fridays
September Operating every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
October Operating every Tuesday, Thursday

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Reviews

  • Absolutely fabulous experience - The whole day was fabulous with great weather and steam trains. The line is one of the most scenic you will ever experience and is a must visit if in the area. I will definitely be back again :-)
  • Chugging along! - The cruise along the River Dart was delightful and the witty commentary was also very informative. The last leg on the steam train was fantastic - chugging along past the beautiful beaches with children waving to you from the sands. Just priceless! We had the most amazing day, the itinerary is done with military precision and is therefore relaxing and exciting - we really loved it. This has got to be a "must do" trip!
  • Brilliant! - We had to write to tell you what a thoroughly enjoyable trip we had on your "Steam Train & Cruise". The train was brilliant and the cruise was a revelation. We will be back to experience it again. Thank you.

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