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2023 The English Riviera - 3* Torquay

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TCRU8869

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

5 days

5 or 7 day tours

It may face the English channel, rather than the Med, but the coast around Torquay has long been dubbed the English riviera - famous for palm trees, piers and russet-red cliffs. At first glance, Torquay itself is the quintessential English seaside resort, a mild microclimate and an azure circle of bay. Choose form two hotels - the elegant Headland Hotel looking over Torbay or the Toorak Hotel, part of the TLH Leisure Resort with its extensive leisure facilities and entertainment / activity programme

PRICE FROM ? £439 per person
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Your Itinerary

Day 1 - After joining your holiday coach, head south to Torquay for your 4 or 6 night stay with breakfast & dinner, staying at Headland Hotel (July) or TLH Toorak Hotel (May & June) DBB

Days 2 - 4 (or 6) At leisure in Torquay with 2 included excursions

Devon Coast, Brixham & Dartmouth - All Tours

Along the famous Devon coastline to Brixham. This resort is primarily a fishing port within Torbay and has a long and rich history. In the lee of Berry Head, famous for its Napoleonic connections, its lighthouse and magnificent limestone cliffs, Brixham remains a popular resort with a rich maritime history and plenty of activities for the young and old alike. Then onto Dartmouth, another beautiful and well-preserved old port. As an area of outstanding natural beauty in South Devon, Dartmouth is truly beautiful and the River Dart provides many photographic delights, as does the town itself. Returning to Torquay via the resort of Paignton.

Dawlish & Teignmouth - All Tours
Head off to the traditional Devon seaside town of Dawlish with its wonderfully long golden sandy beach. The town has plenty of interesting shops and a great range of places to eat and drink. The brook that runs through the centre of a wide-open green, The Lawn, is home to the famous black swans which have been residents in Dawlish since at least the early 1900s. Onto Teignmouth, a stunning coastal town with historic Georgian buildings, a lovely high street and long sandy beaches. The Town Beach is home to the Victorian pier, arcades and promenade whilst the River Beach is full of charming fishing boats and a has a wonderful quaint village feel.

Dartmoor - All Tours
Purple, heather clad moorland, wide open landscapes, rushing rivers and obscure stone tors shape the landscape of Dartmoor. Picture postcard Dartmoor villages with thatched cottages and rambling lanes appearing around every corner, this is a land of folklore, myths and legends. Princetown, the highest village on Dartmoor, set in an expanse of high open moorland and Widecombe-in-the-Moor, set in the beautiful Widecombe Valley. In the village you can see Church House and the adjoining Sexton's Cottage. The building dates back to the Sixteenth Century and is of architectural and historical interest.

Plymouth (7 day tour only)
Plymouth is a vibrant waterfront city packed full of attractions. Come rain or shine you'll find something for everyone among the city streets, surrounding countryside and marine environment beyond. There are well-known landmarks, historical sites and natural assets to explore across Plymouth's many unique areas and districts. There's more family fun to be had up on the Hoe where you can climb the iconic Smeaton's Tower lighthouse.

Return Day - Homeward bound with happy memories and after interchange onward to your home towns mid evening.

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Your Hotels

3 * Headland Hotel & Spa (7 day tour only - July)

This elegant 3* Torquay hotel is situated in one of the most beautiful parts of Torquay on the English Riviera, sitting majestically on the headland looking out to sea. It is set in two acres of magnificent ground and offers stunning views across Torbay with numerous coastal walks nearby. The Hotel has 78 en-suite rooms each equipped with beverage making facilities & flat screen TV. There is free Wi-Fi in the public areas and there is a lift to most floors. There is also a Sauna, Mini Gym, Gallery Lounge and Sea View Terrace as well as the spacious and elegant Romanoff Restaurant. Disabled facilities are also available.

3* Toorak Hotel (5 tour only - May & June)
A warm welcome awaits you at the 3* TLH Toorak Hotel. It enjoys a quieter atmosphere than other TLH hotels within the resort. It has an excellent restaurant, award winning gardens, comfortable lounges and is walking distance to Torre Abbey House and Gardens  (open Tues - Sun - entrance approx £9.50 in 2022), as well as Torquay seafront. The Conway Bar has a patio and stylish lounge.  Traditionally designed guestrooms offer TV, hairdryer and tea / coffee making facilities and there is free WiFi available throughout. The resort itself features an extensive leisure complex with indoor and outdoor swimming pools, gym and luxury spa (additional charges apply for treatments etc). There is lift access to most bedrooms.

TLH Leisure Resort is the home of great entertainment with live music and dancing every night from variety & comedy to the best of local talent. Daytime sees an array of activities from quizzes and competitions to crafts and tea dances. The main entertainment hub is the Starlight Lounge located within the TLH complex with in-house DJ and late bar. 

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