Torquay - Long Weekend At The Riviera
Enjoy a fantastic value break in the quintessential English seaside resort of Torquay. Boasting a mild climate, sparkling blue waters and a palm tree-lined seafront, it is a true holiday hotspot at any time of the year.
Nestled on the stunning English Riviera, Torquay offers a delightful blend of natural beauty, charming coastal scenery, and a wealth of exciting activities and is the perfect seaside destination for a coach holiday! As you embark on your coach journey, get ready to immerse yourself in a world of relaxation, exploration and fun. 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 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.
And if you love to be entertained, then this is a tour not to be missed. We stay in Devon's seaside party capital at the Riviera Hotel, famed for its fabulous entertainment programme every evening! You'll have ample time to explore and relax and maybe enjoy an ice cream on the beach. Spend all of your time in Torquay or join us on our included excursion to discover the lovely seaside towns of Sidmouth & Exmouth. We also include a stop in the market town of Tiverton on our outward journey.
We bet you end up with a smile on your face after all that...
An ideal choice for:
* People who love the liveliness of Torquay and want to be entertained
* Lovers of the great British seaside in general and Devon in particular
* Weekend bargain hunters
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Join your comfortable coach this morning at your convenient local pick-up point and head south west towards the glamourous English Riviera! We will include a stop on the way in Tiverton, a charming market town nestled in the heart of beautiful Devon.
On arrival in your palm tree lined resort of Torquay there will be plenty of time to settle in and enjoy a seaside stroll before dinner. 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 fantastic entertainment that your central hotel is so famous for.
Days 2 & 3
You can spend all of your time in and around Torquay to make the most of your fantastic seaside location. Alternatively join us on our great INCLUDED excursion to explore the very best of the Devon coast to Sidmouth & Exmouth.
Back in Torquay, take time to explore, whether it's a stroll along the promenade or harbour, enjoy some traditional fish & chips if you have room, or track down the mysterious connections with the enigmatic Agatha Christie! After dinner, there will once again be wonderful entertainment to enjoy every evening.
Having experienced the very best of Devon scenery, food, hospitality and entertainment, it is time to say farewell to the English Riviera today. Relax on board your comfortable coach, as you head homewards with lovely memories of new experiences, friends and beautiful places.
TivertonINCLUDED Visitor DestinationTiverton is a busy market town situated in the middle of scenic Devon. The name was originally Twyfyrde, meaning town of two fords, and Tiverton stands on two rivers - the Lowman and the Exe. The town was once the industrial centre of Devon’s fabric trade and the rivers provided sources of power for the woollen industry. Tiverton's bustling town centre is a shopper's paradise, offering a mix of independent boutiques, traditional markets, and well-known brands. Explore the charming streets lined with unique shops, antiques stores, and craft emporiums. Indulge in delicious local cuisine at one of the town's cosy pubs or eateries, where you can savour traditional Devonshire cream teas, freshly caught seafood, and mouthwatering farm-to-table dishes. With the Museum of Mid Devon Life, Tiverton Craft Centre and many fine merchant's buildings, there is plenty to see and do in this historic town.
Free time in TorquayINCLUDED 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. Various bus routes offer further exploration with places such as Paignton and Babbacombe within easy reach.
For more information on what to see and do in Torquay, please click here (opens in a new window)
ExmouthINCLUDED Visitor DestinationExmouth is one of the oldest and most picturesque seaside towns in Devon, and the gateway to the Jurassic Coast, along with two miles of lovely sandy beach. The town is home to an indoor market and range of shops to be browsed and explored amongst the splendid Regency architecture. Fresh local produce is in abundance, from fresh fish and chips, to celebrity chefs and fine dining Exmouth has an eclectic mix of restaurants on offer in the town and along the seafront. To discover a bit more about the history of the town follow the Blue Plaque heritage trail and explore the heritage of the area.
SidmouthINCLUDED Visitor DestinationSidmouth 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.
- 3 nights hotel with English breakfast & evening meals
- Complimentary upgrade to Superior Rooms
- Great entertainment every evening
- Visit to Tiverton
- Free time to enjoy Torquay at leisure
- Excursion to Exmouth & Sidmouth
- Direct Coach Travel
- Net Zero Carbon Offset Certificate
Riviera Hotel Torquay
The Riviera Hotel in the heart of Torquay is the perfect place to enjoy good food, comfortable bedrooms, cabaret entertainment, superb indoor pool* and friendly customer service. Its great location is just a few minutes’ walk from Torquay’s award winning beaches, sparkling blue sea and all that the resort has to offer. The accommodation comprises 140 well-appointed bedrooms with tea & coffee making facilities and all Leisuretime guests will be accommodated in upgraded bedrooms** when staying for 2 nights or more on selected dates! Enjoy free entertainment to suit all ages on most evenings, including bingo, quizzes, professional cabarets and dancing in the fabulous Show Bar. The Sports Bar boasts numerous large screen TVs showing different sports events all day. WiFi is available in public areas. Meals are self-service buffet style and assistance is available if required.
There are no ground floor bedrooms however there is a lift, although some rooms still have steps to access. Unfortunately, the nature and age of the building means that the hotel cannot easily accommodate guests in wheelchairs, using mobility scooters or with limited mobility so please contact us if you have any concerns in this respect prior to booking.
Single travellers paying a supplement will be in a double room for sole occupancy. Single rooms without a supplement are usually smaller rooms with single beds and are available on request.
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* Please note: as at March 2023, we have been advised that the indoor pool will only be open on a seasonal basis between April and September.
** Further upgrades may be available on arrival