2021 - Torquay Long Stay + Rail & Sail
2021 - Riviera Hotel - 7 Days (CU7AGO)
Enjoy a week long break in the lovely seaside resort of Torquay with evening entertainment and amazing value exursions included!
The iconic palm trees could fool you into thinking you were in the Mediterranean. The coast of Torquay is scattered with beautiful piers and russet-red cliffs. Enjoy long leisurely walks along the promenade and take in the relaxed atmosphere. Make time to walk up the steps of Royal Terrace Gardens. Remember to take in the amazing sea views across the bay at night with the lights reflecting onto the sea. Add an Agatha Christie connection and steam trains and it all adds up to some grand days out beside the sea. Torquay’s locations makes it the perfect destination for a seven-day break to South Devon.
With the extra few days, you can take the time to enjoy the beauty of the area as well as join our INCLUDED excursions around the area including Tavistock and Sidmouth, plus there is a river cruise on the Dart!
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
The Riviera Hotel
The Riviera Hotel is in the heart of Torquay is the perfect place to enjoy fabulous food, comfortable bedrooms, cabaret entertainment, superb indoor pool and friendly customer service, and it’s just a few minutes’ walk from Torquay’s award winning beaches, sparkling blue sea and all that Torquay has to offer. The accommodation comprises 140 well-appointed bedrooms with digital flat screen TVs, hairdryers and tea & coffee making facilities. Guests can enjoy free entertainment to suit all ages on most evenings of the year, including bingo, quizzes, highly professional cabarets and dancing.
After joining the coach at one of the pick-up points, we head to South Devon for our long stay in Torquay. With convenient stops along the way to get yourself coffee/lunch, we arrive at the Riviera Hotel in the late afternoon. Check in and get ready for dinner and the first night of evening entertainment.
Tuck into a tasty English breakfast every morning before enjoy free time in Torquay or coming with us on the INCLUDED excursions. Head back to the hotel every evening for dinner and entertainment.
After a final breakfast, we sadly say goodbye to Torquay and head back home on the coach, with no interchanges so you can sit back, relax and reminisce. There will be stops along the way for coffee/lunch.
Tavistock & The Tamar Valley Railway
Tavistock is the main town of Dartmoor's western moor. It is an exceptionally attractive town owing as much to some fine Victorian architecture as to its picturesque location on the banks of the river Tavy. It was the establishing of a Benedictine abbey on the banks of the River Tavy that put Tavistock on the map although it had to be rebuilt before it turned into the West Country’s most important Benedictine Abbey around the turn of the last millennium after it was destroyed by Vikings. Now a busy market town, there is no shortage of shops and cafes and it is also home to a purpose-built pannier market, possibly the best in the region.
Take a seat on the Tamar Valley Railway and enjoy watching the countryside roll by, with sleepy villages, river crossings, woodland and farms. The highlight of the journey is when the train slows down and crosses over the Calstock viaduct. You are 120 feet high, overlooking the river, with the National Trust Cotehele in the distance.
Torbay scenic drive (Babbacombe, Paignton, Brixham) & cream tea (half day)
Babbacombe is a magical spot on the English Riviera, with great beaches and attractions including Babbacombe Downs, the highest clifftop promenade in England. From the top you can enjoy views of the spectacular South Devon coastline. Also at Babbacombe is the Cliff Railway, taking passengers down to Oddicombe Bay.
The seaside resort of Paignton with its long stretch of beautiful and easily accessible beachfront, promenade, traditional pier and colourful beach huts offer one of the brightest jewels in the English Riviera’s crown.
Life in the busy Devon fishing town of Brixham has always centred around the harbour, where heritage trawlers jostle for space with dayboats heading out to sea for the day’s catch, bringing it home daily to Brixham’s famous Fish Market. Here, in the heart of England’s Seafood Coast, the freshest fish and most delicious seafood is on the menu everywhere. Brixham is the quintessential English harbour, with a colourful and vibrant feel all year round, making it as ideal for a summer holiday with the kids as it is for a romantic winter break for two.
Sidmouth (half day)
Sidmouth is a beautiful coastal town with a Regency feel which is ideal for visitors of all ages. Set in the middle of spectacular countryside, Sidmouth is home to beautiful beaches, stylish eating places and great shopping, with everything from unusual gifts, designer clothing and lifestyle goods available. Situated on the Jurassic Coast, its coastline is dominated by the vivid red sandstone cliffs which date back to the Triassic period. It is a great town for walking, be it a gentle stroll along the seafront or a more energetic climb up the stunning rocks. Make sure you also take some time to explore the town centre, rich in royal and architectural history, as well as discovering a great range of shops, cafes and restaurants.
Dartmoor River Cruise (half day)
Take a wonderful cruise along the River Dart to see the beautiful views of Dartmoor and many of South Devon’s favourite locations such as Dittisham Village and Kingswear and Dartmouth Castles. As you relax on the boat and take in the scenery, you can enjoy the informative and amusing commentary provided.
- Reserved coach travel throughout
- 6 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
- Entertainment every night
- Excursion to Tavistock and Tamar Valley Railway
- Scenic drive of Torbay
- Sidmouth (half day)
- Dartmoor River Cruise (half day)
This tour picks up at the following points:
- Swansea West
- Swansea Central
- Port Talbot
- Cardiff West
- Cardiff Central
- Cardiff Gate
Important NotesImportant Notes
Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing. Single rooms may carry a supplement. You will find what rooms and prices are available in the booking process.
Holiday bookings are subject to our Terms & Conditions which you must be familiar with prior to booking. Please make sure that you also read our Important Holiday Information & Enhanced Hygiene Protocols which we update from time to time.
We recommend Travel Insurance for this holiday. If you do not already have cover, please get in touch with us.
Please be aware that coach trips can include lengthy periods of travel and always require some degree of walking. There are steps onto the coach and some hotels/venues will have steps too. Sometimes, the order of excursions can change when you are on tour. We will try not to change things, but want to make you aware that this can happen.
COVID-19 PEACE OF MIND & TRAVELLING SAFELY
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