Devon Rivers & Railways 5 Days - Regina Hotel
Torquay is one of Britain's most famous resorts, situated at the heart of 22 miles of unspoilt coastline, often referred to as the "English Riviera". It has a mild climate, sparkling blue waters and in its beautiful public gardens you will see subtropical plants and palm trees. Torquay has something to offer everyone: by day you can relax on one of the clean sandy beaches, explore the bustling harbour and marina and the excellent shops or if you are feeling more active there are lovely walks, or activities such as sailing, bowls, golf or fishing. By night you'll be spoilt for choice: there are theatres, night clubs, cabarets and discothèques and of course you'll see the lights illuminating the promenade reflected across the beautiful bay. The many local attractions include Paignton Zoo, Babbacombe Model Village, Kent's Cavern, Torbay Steam Railway and Cockington thatched village.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1 - Outward Travel
Day 2 - Exmouth & Exe Estuary Cruise
Our cruise explores the calm and sheltered waters of the beautiful River Exe. An important habitat for wading and migrating birds, the wetlands here are designated to be of international importance for its nature and wildlife. If the weather is fine, enjoy the views from the open top deck, or you can relax in the heated lower decks with its fully licensed bar. The skipper will provide interesting commentary along the route so you don’t miss a thing! There will also be the chance to explore the wonderful seaside town of Exmouth./n
Day 3 - Day at Leisure
Day 4 - South Devon Railway & Totnes
Running along the stunning valley of the River Dart we enjoy a journey aboard the South Devon Railway. Operating with heritage rolling stock, this is a nostalgic trips takes us through some of Devon’s most glorious countryside. We will also spend time in pretty Totnes. Dating back to 907AD, this is a fascinating town where an Elizabethan market continues to be held on a weekly basis (Tuesdays) and where the independent shops sell all manner of gifts, crafts and local food and drink. /n
Day 5 - Return Travel
Wonderfully situated on the harbour-side, with the principal shops and theatre a gentle stroll away, The Regina Hotel is an ideal destination for tourists seeking coach holidays to Torquay. The restaurant, lounge and reception of the Regina has been extensively refurbished in 2023. Interestingly, this characteristic hotel was once inhabited by one of England’s most influential poets - Elizabeth Barrett Browning. The great Regina Hotel has 67 bedrooms with central heating and private bath or shower and WC. All rooms have tea/coffee making facilities, hair dryer and TV with radio channels. There is an air-conditioned restaurant and entertainment most evenings. Lift serves most rooms (except Barrett Browning’s former house). Limited car parking with public car park across the road.