Torquay 5 Day Festive - 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 sub-tropical 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 discoth�ques 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. Torquay�s harbour-side has recently been redeveloped and features Living Coasts, a fascinating wildlife attraction adjacent to the Regina Hotel.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Christmas Festive ProgrammeMonday
Sherry reception on arrival followed by dinner and dancing.
Tuesday (Alias Christmas Eve) Full Day Excursion to Exeter
We travel through the attractive seaside towns of Teignmouth and Dawlish, then along the estuary of the River Exe to Exeter. Exeter is a city full of history - visit the famous cathedral and then compare the nearby Ship Inn which Drake used to frequent! We return to our hotel in time for dinner after which the evening is filled with dancing and entertainment.
Wednesday (Alias Christmas Day)
Morning competition to guess the weight of the Christmas Cake. Traditional Christmas lunch with 'Santa' and presents. Afternoon tea and games. Dinner followed by dancing and entertainment.
Thursday (Alias Boxing Day) Half Day Excursion to Buckfast
This morning we visit the fascinating working Buckfast Abbey. The building originally dates back to the early 10th century but was rebuilt in the early 1900's by the Benedictine monks. It is world-famous for the works of art in the church, the modern stained glass, bee keeping and its famous tonic wine. Back at the hotel enjoy a pre-lunch glass of punch followed by Grand Boxing Day Lunch. Free afternoon followed by dinner and fancy dress farewell dance (please bring a costume).
Depart hotel after breakfast.
Individual hotel programmes may differ slightly from this programme.
Wonderfully situated on the harbour-side, with the principal shops and theatre a gentle stroll away. The ground floor was extensively refurbished in 2008. Part of the Regina is particularly interesting as the home for three years of the poet, Elizabeth Barrett Browning. 68 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 a newly refurbished lounge bar overlooking the harbour, air conditioned restaurant and bar lounge with dance floor and entertainment most evenings. Lift serves most rooms (except Barrett Browning's former house). Limited car parking with public car park across the road. Tel:01803 292904. AA 3 Star Rated
Note for clients with a mobility impairment: this hotel does not have any ground floor rooms and due to the historic nature of the building there are many changes of level on the bedroom floors. The Georgian part of the building does not have lift access. There are no facilities for charging mobility scooters. Please ensure you submit a Special Needs form if you have a mobility impairment.