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Babbacombe Long Stay Turkey & Tinsel Special

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  • Duration: 6 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TLEI9132

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

6 days


The countdown to Christmas begins! Enjoy a fantastic value extended festive break in the picturesque seaside resort of Babbacombe.

Christmas comes early on a Turkey & Tinsel break! Get into the festive spirit on Devon’s English Riviera. Babbacombe Bay has a beautiful arc of shingle beach, and this unspoilt coastline is a haven of tranquillity, gorgeous views and calm, clean waters where you can relax and soak up the atmosphere. The delightful gardens at Babbacombe Downs have attained a prestigious Green Flag award and a break here is the perfect way to relax and unwind at any time of the year.

Located just a few minutes walk away from the seafront, the friendly and popular Anchorage Hotel is your base for this extended stay. Our super festive Turkey and Tinsel break includes a traditional Christmas Dinner and entertainment on 3 evenings.

You can spend all of your time exploring or relaxing in and around Babbacombe, or doing your own thing. Alternatively take the opportunity to experience more of the English Riviera and South Devon coastline on our included excursions to Paignton, Torquay and Dartmouth, maybe with the chance to pick up a Christmas present or two along the way!

A great choice for:

* Seaside lovers who want lots of fun plus some historical and scenic excursions!
* Friends and family to enjoy an extended great-value 6-day break
* Anyone looking to start the festive season early
* Those just wanting to relax and have everything taken care of

PRICE FROM ? £349 per person
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Day 1

Join your comfortable coach this morning at your convenient local pick-up point and head south west towards the glamourous English Riviera! On arrival in your resort of Babbacombe there will be plenty of time to settle in and enjoy a seaside stroll before dinner. It is easy to see why the picture perfect setting has earned it the title of the 'Jewel in the crown of the English Riviera'. Enjoy a drink in the bar to meet friends and fellow travellers, and make sure you have worked up an appetite to enjoy your evening meal, followed by some great entertainment. 

Days 2 to 5

You may find the sea air gives you an appetite, so make the most of the hearty English breakfasts. Your comfortable hotel allows you to make the most of your free time to explore your lovely resort, from the popular model village, cliff railway, pier and theatre there is plenty to entertain you. Don't miss Hanbury's Fish & Chips for a tasty treat with fine views across the bay or or indulge in a traditional Devon Cream Tea. Just make sure you leave room for your delicious evening meals, which are followed by great festive entertainment on 3 nights. The hotel will also offer the option of a local theatre trip one evening.

You can spend all of your time in and around Babbacombe exploring and enjoying the resort, or do your own thing. Alternatively join us on our three INCLUDED excursions.

Paignton, with its long stretch of beautiful and easily accessible beachfront, promenade, traditional pier and colourful beach huts, offers one of the brightest jewels in the English Riviera’s crown whilst in Dartmouth you can discover more about our rich naval heritage and watch the ships pulling in and out of one of the finest harbours in the country. Lastly, the quintessential English seaside resort of Torquay boasts sparkling blue waters and a palm tree-lined seafront, and is a true holiday hotspot at any time of the year.

Day 6

After a final delicious Devon breakfast it is time to say farewell to the English Riviera today, as you join your coach and travel home, with time to relax and share your happy memories with your friends and fellow travellers.

Tour includes

  • 5 nights' hotel with English breakfast & dinner daily
  • Turkey & Tinsel festive theme at the hotel including a traditional Christmas Buffet Dinner
  • Tea and mince pies most afternoons
  • £1.50 Bar each evening - selected drinks, house rules apply
  • Fabulous evening entertainment on 3 nights
  • Free time to explore Babbacombe
  • Excursion to Dartmouth
  • Visit to Paignton
  • Half day visit to Torquay
  • Direct Coach Travel
  • Net Zero Carbon Offset Certificate


INCLUDED Visitor Destination

Babbacombe is a district of Torquay, but is itself a popular all-year-round resort town on South Devon’s glorious English Riviera.

Affectionately known as the ‘Jewel in the crown of the English Riviera’, the beach resort of Babbacombe includes a great range of things to do and see in a quiet, laid back setting. Despite being right next to the vibrant Torquay, you’ll find that Babbacombe is amazingly secluded, and with picturesque views and warm weather all year round it’s the ideal location to enjoy the best of South Devon.

Enjoy an idyllic walk along Babbacombe Downs, the highest cliff top promenade in England. Here you can take in the spectacular coastline of South Devon spotting seabirds, seals and even dolphins from above! Take a trip on the historic Cliff Railway or discover the Model Village, set in 4 acres of award-winning gardens, showcasing British life past and present in a humorous way through hundreds of model scenes, vehicles and miniature people. A wide choice of pubs and restaurants are available, all serving excellent local food and drink and the best of South Devon cuisine, notably Hanbury’s Fish and Chips – much loved and much tasted by visitors – which serves up fresh, locally caught fish, chunky home-made chips and offers fine views across the bay.

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INCLUDED Visitor DestinationOne of the brightest jewels in the English Riviera’s crown, Paignton has a long stretch of beautiful and easily accessible beachfront with a traditional promenade and green. It’s a superb holiday haven for people of all ages. Paignton is part of the UNESCO accredited English Riviera Global Geopark recognising its extraordinary natural beauty and heritage. There's plenty to do here all-year-round with a huge number of indoor and outdoor attractions. Don’t miss Devon’s 18th century Paignton Harbour, a real maritime gem with a bevy of boats, a historic harbour wall plus delightful restaurants and cafes where you can sample the famous local fish or try some tapas. This is England’s Seafood Coast with delicious fresh fish coming in daily from nearby Brixham. Tucked away behind Paignton Harbour is Fairy Cove a hidden Devon beach to discover. You’ll also love the gardens at nearby Roundham Head with its jaw-dropping views and access to Goodrington Sands, another spectacular beach.


You have to go a long way to find a town as pretty as Dartmouth. Overlooking one of the finest natural harbours in the UK, Dartmouth has a strong maritime heritage with the iconic Royal Naval College set on a hill overlooking the town. You will find a host of narrow lanes, stairways and corridors, and historical streets to explore. The town has fine restaurants, as well as arts, antiques and craft shops just about everywhere. The Greenway Ferry takes visitors across the river to the world famous home of Agatha Christie, who so loved this area. You are bound to fall in love with Dartmouth too!


INCLUDED Visitor DestinationThe thriving traditional seaside town of Torquay has always been a top UK destination resort and for good reason. With its iconic palm trees, busy harbour, beautiful marina, sandy beach and wonderful array of cafes, bars & restaurants, there is something new to enjoy and discover during each visit. Grab a bucket and spade for a day at the beach, wander into town to enjoy an array of brand and independent shops or just take a stroll and marvel at the unique beauty that Torquay's gardens, seafront and walks provide. Don't forget, if you fancy a bit more sightseeing, Torquay's marina offers a wide selection of boat trips, allowing you the opportunity to discover the English Riviera Coastline by sea. The covered Fleet Walk and Union Square in Torquay offer an eclectic mix of high street and independent stores, whatever the weather. A Street & Craft Market is also held on Union Street every Thursday and Saturday all year round with a variety of stalls from local businesses. Various bus routes offer further exploration with places such as Paignton and Babbacombe within easy reach.

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Anchorage Hotel Babbacombe

The Anchorage Hotel is located just a few minutes' walk from the many beautiful local beaches, and with easy access to the lovely village of Babbacombe and the South West Coast Path, so you can easily experience the area’s most popular attractions. Enjoy breakfast and dinner in the hotel restaurant,  a drink with friends at the bar, relax in the two comfortable lounges and perhaps enjoy a dip in the heated outdoor swimming pool (summer months only). Dinner is usually a 3-course buffet with a minimum 3 options for each course. Bedrooms at the Anchorage include tea/coffee making facilities and free WiFi. Thre is lift access on one side of the hotel only.

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