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Torquay, South Devon & Dartmoor National Park

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TJUS9025

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

5 days

UK 2021

PRICE FROM ? £279 per person
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Itinerary

Description

With its iconic palm trees, thriving harbour and golden beaches, Torquay is the perfect location to enjoy a seaside getaway in the heart of our English Riviera. We explore this stunning scenery with a cruise on the picturesque River Dart and a scenic drive through Dartmoor National Park. There is also a chance to visit the pretty fishing port of Brixham and the stunning resort town of Salcombe.

Itinerary

Buckfast Abbey, Dartmoor National Park, Princetown & Tavistock (full day)
Home to a community of Benedictine monks, Buckfast Abbey lies on the banks of the River Dart. Here, we soak up the peaceful atmosphere and explore the beautiful Abbey church with its art treasures. Wander the tranquil gardens and have a browse of the gift and produce shops.

We then continue on a scenic drive through Dartmoor National Park; this wild heart of Devon is peppered with moss-blanketed boulders, honey-coloured heaths, tinkling streams and cinematic granite tors. Look out for rare wildlife before we reach our next stop; Princetown. This tiny moorland outpost is home to the foreboding Dartmoor prison and the Dartmoor National Park Visitor Centre, which was once the Old Duchy Hotel where Arthur Conan Doyle penned the eerie The Hound of the Baskervilles.

Our next stop is Tavistock. This classic West Country market town is the gateway to the Cornwall and West Devon Mining World Heritage Site. Explore the old streets, which throng with an eclectic mix of small independent shops and delicatessens, and take a peek behind the Town Hall to discover the award-winning and historic Pannier Market.


Dartmouth, River Dart Cruise & Totnes (full day)
We start the day with some time at leisure in the riverside town of Dartmouth. Former home of Agatha Christie, it is easily one of Devon's prettiest destinations. Explore the befuddle of pastel-coloured buildings leaning at angles and the picturesque harbour laden with yachts.

We then enjoy a relaxing cruise along the calm waters of the River Dart, where we admire the magnificent buildings including the Britannia Royal Naval College and Agatha Christie’s Greenway Estate. Cameras at the ready for the Sharpham Estate with its vineyards, and steep, toppling wooded hillsides plunging down to the water’s edge.

We disembark in the historic market town of Totnes, a helter-skelter of charming streets and fine Tudor buildings nestled beneath the silhouette of the sturdy Norman castle. We have time to explore the boutique shops famed for their range of ethical products, wholefoods and fair trade goods.

Please note: the cruise itinerary may operate in reverse order subject to sailing times.

Optional Excursion
Brixham & Salcombe – £12pp (full day)
Join our optional excursion where we first visit Brixham, an attractive port fringed with a tumble of colourful fisher cottages on the surrounding hillsides. Explore the winding streets, snug with bustling arcades and gift shops. The horseshoe harbour is well worth a look, being home to a replica of Sir Francis Drake’s ship, the Golden Hind.

Afterwards, we head to chic Salcombe. Sitting pretty at the mouth of the Kingsbridge estuary, its network of ancient, winding streets border the sandy coves and glistening waters. Soak up the nautical history with a stroll around the town; packet of sea salt fudge in hand.

JG2

Hotels with a JG2 rating are a mixture of larger hotels and privately owned properties. Décor and furnishings may be simple but are well maintained. All bedrooms have en-suite facilities, TV and tea/coffee making facilities. Food may be buffet style in some of the larger hotels. Services may be limited
but efficient.

JG3

Hotels with a JG3 rating tend to be a more formal style of hotel, often part of a hotel chain, with a greater range of facilities and services. Bedrooms are a little more spacious and have additional features. Public areas are larger and include lounge seating, a bar and restaurant with good quality food served either buffet style or with waiter service.

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Coach Bullets

  • Return coach travel
  • 4 nights at a selected hotel, Torquay with dinner & breakfast
  • Entertainment some evenings
  • Excursions to Buckfast Abbey, Princetown, Tavistock, Dartmouth& Totnes
  • Scenic drive through Dartmoor National Park
  • Cruise on the River Dart

    Optional excursion to Brixham & Salcombe (£12pp)

    Please note: a £20pp supplement will apply for passengers departing from the Isle of Wight on all 2021 UK & Ireland breaks.

Search Bullets

  • 4 nights at a selected hotel, Torquay with dinner & breakfast
  • Entertainment some evenings
  • Excursions to Buckfast Abbey, Princetown, Tavistock, Dartmouth& Totnes
  • Scenic drive through Dartmoor National Park
  • Cruise on the River Dart

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Accommodation

Accommodation

We’ll stay at one of two well-appointed hotels in Torquay:

The welcoming, family-run Seascape Hotel is situated close to Torquay town centre, Torre Abbey Sands beach and the promenade, and offers lovely views across the bay. The hotel features comfortable en-suite rooms, a bar and restaurant.(JG2 rating)

The friendly Riviera Hotel is located in the heart of Torquay, just a short walk from the beach. The hotel offers en-suite rooms with a flat-screen TV and tea and coffee-making facilities, a restaurant, a show bar with nightly entertainment, a sports bar, an indoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi. (JG3 rating)

Upgrade to a Premier room at the Riviera Hotel for £10 per room, per night

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