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Torquay Summertime Midweek At The Riviera

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TLEI8912

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

5 days

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This is a delightful opportunity to 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! But it doesn't all have to be party, party, party. You'll have ample time to explore and relax and maybe enjoy an ice cream on the beach. You can spend all of your time in Torquay or join us on our included excursions to discover the lovely seaside towns of Sidmouth and Exmouth, plus with a Dartmoor Explorer with visits to maritime Plymouth and Tavistock.

All in all a great way to enjoy a midweek summertime holiday in an iconic seaside resort! 

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
* People curious to explore Torquay and beyond
PRICE FROM ? £339 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 towards the glamourous English Riviera! 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 - 4

There will be plenty of time to make the most of your fantastic seaside location, but make sure you don't miss your great INCLUDED excursions. We have a day visiting the historic city of Plymouth for wonderful sightseeing and shopping in this lovely harbour city and a stop in the market town of Tavistock, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore the old streets with an eclectic mix of small independent shops and delicatessens, and take a peek behind the Town Hall to discover the award-winning and historic Pannier Market. We also explore the very best of the Devon coast with visits to Sidmouth & Exmouth.

Back in Torquay, take time to explore, whether it's a stroll along the palm lined promenade, 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 evening entertainment to enjoy every evening.

Day 5

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 in comfort, as your coach heads homewards with lovely memories of new experiences, friends and beautiful places.

Plymouth

INCLUDED Visitor DestinationWith its rich maritime heritage and status as the regional capital for culture, Plymouth is one of the most dynamic and fascinating places to visit in Devon. If you’re a fan of all things nautical, then be sure to make a trip to Plymouth Hoe. Not only is it the backdrop for Sir Francis Drake’s legendary game of bowls, but its also one of the most beautiful natural harbours in the world. You can get incredible views of Plymouth from Smeaton’s Tower. And don’t forget to pay a visit to the Barbican, a bustling array of specialist shops, restaurants, cafes and world-class attractions in Devon, all set against the backdrop of Plymouth's picturesque harbour. In addition, there’s Sutton Harbour, where you can visit the world-famous Plymouth Gin Distillery, with their delicious gin making the perfect gift!

Tavistock

Tavistock is a thriving, quaint and historic market town set on the edge of the rugged beauty of Dartmoor. An ancient stannary town and home of the cream tea, Tavistock is the only town in Devon to hold world heritage status. Take time to browse the wide range of local independent shops which are a far cry from today's typical high street. Situated at the very heart of the historic town is the ancient Pannier Market. The Market was granted its Royal Charter in 1105 and has survived without a break for over 900 years. Today, this wonderful indoor market attracts customers from far and wide, all revelling in the quality and variety of products on offer.

Sidmouth

INCLUDED 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.

Exmouth

INCLUDED 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.

Free time in Torquay

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.

For more information on what to see and do in Torquay, please click here (opens in a new window)

Tour includes

  • 4 nights hotel with English breakfast & evening meals
  • Upgraded bedrooms
  • Entertainment every evening
  • Free time to enjoy Torquay at leisure
  • Time to enjoy Exmouth & Sidmouth
  • Excursion to Plymouth & Tavistock
  • Direct Coach Travel
  • Net Zero Carbon Offset Certificate
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Accommodation

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.

For more information, click here for the hotel website (opens in a new window)

* 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 in new wing of hotel may be offered on arrival at addiitonal cost payable to the hotel

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