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Babbacombe South Devon Turkey & Tinsel Weekend

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TLEI9063

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

4 days

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This is a delightful opportunity to enjoy a fantastic value festive weekend break in the picturesque seaside resort of Babbacombe. You'll be staying right on the seafront at the friendly, family run Babbacombe Hotel from which you can enjoy fabulous views across Lyme Bay and the Babbacombe Downs. If you enjoy a bit of fun in the evening the hotel lays on festive entertainment every night with mince pies, sherry and bucks fizz as part of your great value Turkey & Tinsel package.

Spend all of your time in and around Babbacombe, or join us on our included excursions as we head along the coast to Brixham, a fishing port within Torbay with a long and rich history, 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. We also include a half day visit to historic Exeter, home to a beautiful cathedral and some great last-minute Christmas shopping opportunities.

A great choice for:

* Seaside lovers looking for a great bargain weekend break
* Anyone looking to start Christmas early in delightful Devon
* Those looking to explore some of the delights that this beautiful county has to offer
PRICE FROM ? £239 per person
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Itinerary

Day 1

Join your comfortable coach this morning at your convenient local pick-up point and head south west with a suitable stop on the way 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. Dinner is usually a 3-course carvery buffet with a minimum 3 options for each course.

Days 2 & 3

Your comfortable central hotel allows you to make the most of your free time to explore your lovely resort. Don't miss Hanbury's Fish & Chips for a tasty treat with fine views across the bay. Just make sure you leave room for your delicious evening meals, which are followed by entertainment every night. Spend all of your time in and around Babbacombe or join us on our two INCLUDED excursions.

Explore the very best of Devon with a day out to Brixham and Dartmouth. Also enjoy a half-day visit the beautiful and ancient city of Exeter, with time to visit the scenic Cathedral Green, bustling quayside and great shopping opportunities.

Day 4

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 newly made friends and fellow travellers.

Tour includes

  • 3 nights' hotel with English breakfast & dinner daily
  • Turkey & Tinsel themed package including traditional Christmas Dinner with all the trimmings and evening entertainment
  • Free time to explore Babbacombe
  • Excursion to Brixham & Dartmouth
  • Half day excursion to the historic city of Exeter
  • Direct Coach Travel
  • Net Zero Carbon Offset Certificate

Babbacombe

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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Brixham & Dartmouth

The attractive fishing harbour of Brixham is fringed with a tumble of colourful fisher cottages on the surrounding hillsides. Explore the winding streets, where you can browse the unique gift and craft shops, enjoy some locally caught seafood or just relax and take in the views at the harbour cafes. And don’t forget to visit the famous replica of Sir Francis Drake’s iconic ship, The Golden Hind, which has docked in Brixham for over 50 years.

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!

Exeter

INCLUDED Visitor DestinationAs the county town of Devon, Exeter is a vibrant, modern city with a historical past pre-dating the Romans. If you’re in need of a spot of retail therapy Exeter’s Princesshay offers a contemporary mixture of shopping, leisure and restaurants all within walking distance of beautiful Exeter Cathedral. It has an eclectic mix of global High Street brands, mixed in with local one of a kind boutiques – a shopper’s paradise.

You could also explore the Historic Quayside, just a ten-minute walk from the cathedral, and take a stroll along the canal past quaint antique shops, art exhibitions, local bars and lively waterside restaurants. Back to top

Accommodation

Babbacombe Hotel Babbacombe

A warm welcome awaits you at the beautifully located Babbacombe Hotel. Enjoying a level position directly overlooking the famous Babbacombe Downs & seafront, the hotel offers stunning views in comfortable surroundings. All bedrooms are light, airy and comfortably furnished, many with breathtaking views overlooking the beachfront (supplements apply). Live, cabaret entertainment is provided most nights in the lounge and there is a lift to all floors. Dinner is usually a 3-course carvery buffet with a minimum 3 options for each course.

The Babbacombe Hotel caters well for disabled guests with a number of purpose built wetrooms and all public areas situated on the ground floor. However, please note to access many of the single rooms at the hotel there are a minimum of THREE Stairs and a Maximum of SIX. The hotel does not have any ground floor single rooms and therefore all of these rooms are accessible by a combination of a lift and the 3-6 steps. All single rooms have walk in showers. There are no single rooms with sea views.

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