The English Riviera - 3* Torquay
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.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
- Hotel for 4 or 6 nights in Torquay with breakfast & dinner
- Visit to Devon Coast, Brixham & Dartmouth
- Visit to Dawlish & Teignmouth
- Optional Excursion to Buckfast Abbey & The House of Marbles (7 day only)
- Tea/coffee after dinner
- Use of leisure facilities
- Entertainment (some nights)
Day 1 - After joining your holiday coach, head south to Torquay for your 4 or 6 night stay with breakfast & dinner, at the Headland Hotel
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.
Buckfast Abbey & the House of Marbles (7 day only)
Experience serenity and an inspirational day out at Buckfast Abbey. Nestled in a valley on the edge of Dartmoor, the Abbey is home to a working community of Benedictine monks and is one of the top tourist attractions in the Westcountry.This jewel in Devon's crown boasts a fascinating history: Founded by King Canute in 1018, Buckfast Abbey was at the heart of the community until Catholic monasteries were dissolved by King Henry VIII.
A fun visit follows - the popular House of Marbles! Makers & purveyors of a world famous range of glass marbles, board games, classic toys, puzzles, pastimes & decorative accessories for the home and garden. They have been designing, making and selling fun and entertaining products since 1973, when the founder began making board games in his workshops to sell at local craft fairs. Today they have a large trade and retail presence with the headquarters and visitor site in Devon, England. More details from your driver.
Return Day - Homeward bound with happy memories and after interchange onward to your home towns mid evening.
PLESE NOTE: November Turkey & Tinsel follows the same itinerary as the 5 day tour above with the following themed meals:
Day 2 - Christmas Day - Traditional Christmas Dinner will be served this evening. Entertainment after.
Day 3 - Boxing Day - Dinner followed by a festive movie or optional trip to the theatre.
Day 4 - New Years Eve - Afternoon tea/coffee and festive treats, followed by a quiz.
Three course dinner followed by entertainment. See in the New Year with a glass of mulled wine and Auld Lang Syne.
3 * Headland Hotel & Spa
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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.