2023 The English Riviera - 4* Torquay
4 or 5 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.
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 - After joining your holiday coach, head south to Torquay for your 3 or 4 night stay with breakfast & dinner, staying at the 4* Belgrave Sands Hotel. DBB
Days 2 - 3 (or 4) 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(5 day tour only)
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.
Return Day - Homeward bound with happy memories and after interchange onward to your home towns mid evening.Back to top
4* Belgrave Sands Hotel & Spa, Torquay
This popular 4* hotel enjoys a central location near the seafront and is a few minutes walk to Torre Abbey, Torbay's most historic building, located in an award-winning garden (open Tues - Sun. Entrance approx £9.50 in 2022). Newly renovated, elegant en-suite bedrooms feature large flat screen TV, hairdryer, mini-fridge and tea / coffee-making facilities. There is a spa, restaurant, lounge bar, garden terrace plus entertainment some nights. Ground floor rooms available and there is also a lift.Back to top