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 (or 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.
OPTIONAL EXCURSION (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.Back to top
4* Belgrave Sands Hotel & Spa, Torquay (4 & 6 Day Tours)
In this newly renovated 50 bedroom hotel, all rooms are stylishly furnished with new bathrooms and complimentary WiFi. Lift access to most rooms. Tea/coffee tray with fresh milk, TV, mini fridge and hair dryer.
3 * Headland Hotel & Spa (4, 5 & 7 Day Tours)
This elegant 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. Lift, flat screen TV's, tea/coffee tray.Back to top