The English Riviera - Torquay
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, 4 or 6 night stay with breakfast & dinner, staying at either the 3* Headland Hotel or the 4* Belgrave Sands. DBB
Days 2 - 3 (4 or 6) At leisure in Torquay with 2 included excursions.
Devon Coast, Brixham & Dartmouth
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.
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.
Dartmoor(5 & 7 day tours 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.
4* Belgrave Sands Hotel & Spa, Torquay (Sept 4 day)
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 Wed - Sun). 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 most nights. Ground floor rooms available and there is also a lift.
3 * Headland Hotel & Spa (5 & 7 Day Tours - Aug & Oct)
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.Back to top