Torquay, The English Riviera & South Devon Coast 2023
AU5ADB-If you love the seaside and coastal charms, then this is a midweek break just for you! The quintessential English seaside resort of Torquay boasts a mild climate, sparkling blue waters and a palm tree-lined seafront and is a true holiday hotspot. Based at the popular Riviera Hotel, there will be ample time to explore this iconic destination and in the evening the hotel lays on some fabulous entertainment for you to enjoy if you wish. But that is not all...
This tour will give you to opportunity to explore more of the Engish Riviera and South Devon coastline. This includes heading 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. Also discover the traditional Devon seaside town of Dawlish with its wonderfully long golden sandy beach, then on to Teignmouth, a stunning coastal town with a lovely high street, historic Georgian buildings, a Victorian Pier and more long sandy beaches.
This is an ideal choice for:
* Anyone who loves the seaside
* People curious to explore Torquay and beyond
* Anyone who likes to stay at a lively hotel with great entertainment
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! 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 to 4There will be plenty of time to make the most of your fantastic seaside location, but make sure you don't miss your two great INCLUDED excursions.
Life in picturesque Brixham centres on the harbour and the bustle of one of Britain's busiest fishing ports. You can wander around the many harbourside shops, watch the fishermen unloading their daily catch, or take a peek at the work of the artists who gather at Artist's Corner. Combined with an afternoon in the picture perfect riverside resort of Dartmouth, with beautiful views of the River Dart and stunning Royal Navy College you have a fantastic day showcasing the best of this beautiful area.
Enjoy a jaunt along the coast to the traditional Devon seaside town of Dawlish with its wonderfully long golden sandy beach. Then on to the Georgian fishing port of Teignmouth. Discover this delightful seaside town's attractions or stroll along the beautiful promenade.
Make sure you have enough energy to enjoy the fabulous entertainment in your hotel each evening after your delicious included evening meals!
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.
- 4 nights hotel with English breakfast & evening meals
- Free time to explore Torquay at your leisure
- Excursion to Brixham and Dartmouth
- Excursion to Dawlish & Teignmouth
- Direct Coach Travel
- Net Zero Carbon Offset Certificate
Teignmouth & DawlishINCLUDED Visitor DestinationTeignmouth is a stunning coastal town with historic Georgian buildings, long sandy beaches, and fresh local food. The town sits on the edge of the mouth of the river Teign and the South Devon coast – and is surrounded by lush Devon countryside, so you won’t find a more beautiful setting for a visit. Teignmouth is the ideal year-round destination with a lovely promenade, Victorian pier, lido, play park and crazy golf all within easy reach of the beaches and town centre. The Town Beach is a long expanse of sand with the pier, arcades and promenade whilst River Beach is full of beautiful fishing boats and has a wonderful quaint village feel.
Dawlish is a traditional seaside town with a wonderful golden sand beach on its doorstep. The town offers a range of amusements and is centred upon The Lawn and Brook, which is home to the famous black swans. Dawlish boasts a long sandy beach which is perfect for summer days swimming, exploring rock pools or sand castle building. This popular town has plenty of interesting shops and a brook that runs through the centre of a wide open green, which is great for games and picnics or taking time to sit and enjoy an ice cream and watch the world go by.
Brixham & DartmouthThe 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!
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. Back to top
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. Enjoy free entertainment to suit all ages on most evenings, including bingo, quizzes, professional cabarets and dancing. WiFi is available in public areas. 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.
For this date, we have an allocation of standard bedrooms at the hotel. Upgraded rooms are on request at the time of booking subject to availability.
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**PLEASE NOTE - The Riviera is currently building an extension to the hotel with other ongoing internal and external refurbishment work being undertaken. This will be carried out throughout the day only, so disruption to your stay should be minimised. However, some views from hotel rooms may be affected whilst the work is carried out**