2021 - Torquay, The Tamar Valley Railway & Devon Cream Tea
2021 - Riviera Hotel - 5 Days (CU5AGY)
Live evening entertainment and exciting excursions, it's the ideal trip to Torquay!
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.
Your tour to Torquay includes time to explore the lovely seaside town in your free time, plus a scenic drive to see the best of Torbay, and a day out to Tavistock with a ride on the Tamar Valley Railway.
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, we head towards our destination with no changes, and will have coffee/lunch stops along the way. We expect to arrive at our hotel late afternoon.
Day 2 - 4
Traditional English breakfast followed by free time and included excursions. Dinner and entertainment at the hotel.
After breakfast we make our way home. After stopping for a coffee/lunch break, we continue homewards.
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.
- Reserved coach travel throughout
- 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
- Evening entertainment nightly
- Torbay scenic drive
- Excursion to Tavistock & Tamar Valley Railway
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
It is important that you familiarise yourself with our Enhanced Hygiene Protocols booklet as this will give you a clearer picture of what to expect when you travel, what we are doing to keep you safe, and what you can do to protect yourself and those around. These Protocols are updated from time to time, so please re-check just before you travel.
Please remember that you will also need to keep up-to-date with latest government advice and requirements.