The Best Of Devon 7 Days - Metropole 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 - Full Day - Plymouth & Buckfast Abbey
This historic naval city was the departure point of the Pilgrim fathers, James Cook and Charles Darwin./nAttractions include Gin Distillery tours, National Marine Aquarium (entry fees apply) and Royal Willam Yard./nHistoric Sutton Harbour is home to the Arts Centre and the Barbican Theatre with its striking Lenkiewicz mural./nA living monastic community situated on the southern edge of Dartmoor./nThe Abbey (free entry) is famous for its tonic wine, made from French mistelle and Devonian herbs./nThe whole site was rebuilt by French Benedictines, exiled fom France during the Third Republic./n
Day 3 - Full Day - Exmouth & Sidmouth
One of the oldest and most picturesque seaside towns in Devon, Exmouth is the gateway to the Jurassic Coast. Enjoy a stroll along the beautiful beach, explore the bustle of the indoor market or perhaps follow the Blue Plaque Heritage trail to explore some of the stunning architecture the town has to offer. We will also visit Sidmouth which is a seaside town like no other. The buildings along the seafront come to a dramatic stop where the magnificent cliffs of the Jurassic Coast tower over the beach. Beautiful gardens, leisurely walks, clean beaches and Regency history combine where you can enjoy doing everything or nothing at all!/n
Day 4 - Day at Leisure
Day 5 - Day at Leisure
Day 6 - Dartmouth
Picturesque river town, home of the Royal Naval College. /nRiverboat trips are available towards Totnes (cost not included in tour price)./nView the oldest preserved steam engine in the world, on display at the Tourist Information Centre./n
Day 7 - Return Travel
(Formerly the Cavendish Hotel - Part of the Leisureplex group from 31st July 2019). The Metropole Hotel in Torquay features a bar, extensive lobby lounge, and a large entertainment room. The bright, airy dining room serves the full Leisureplex menu plus our Chef's nightly specials. A variety of evening entertainment is provided in the spacious entertainment lounge. All 96 guest bedrooms are en-suite and feature Freeview TV and tea/coffee making facilities. Seaview rooms are available at a supplement.