Torquay Tribute Festive Long Weekend With Exeter Christmas Market 2023
Party with the Greats! Sing and dance your weekend away with live tribute acts!
If you love being beside the seaside, no matter what the time of year, then this could be the break for you. In the run up to Christmas, many of our hotels go all out on fabulous live cabaret entertainment as the nights draw in and this weekend is no exception! The Riviera will dazzle you with spectacular live entertainment nightly with featured performances from the best tributes found on the English Riviera.
So relax with friends or your loved ones at the bar, enjoy great homestyle meals and entertainment in the festively decorated ballroom. If you're feeling a little more independently minded, then our hotel is well located in the heart of Torquay, which makes this lovely resort really easy to explore on foot.
We've also included great excursions to Exeter Christmas Market, and the maritime city of Plymouth for fantastic Christmas shopping and exploring!
An ideal choice for:
* Those that love great entertainment
* Anyone who can't wait for Christmas!
* Bargain hunters looking to enjoy a great value weekend away
* People who love having fun and meeting new people
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 coach this morning, and head towards the lovely English Riviera and your resort of Torquay, with convenient coffee/lunch stops along the way. On arrival at the Riviera Hotel there is time to settle in and enjoy your first delicious dinner and night of live entertainment.
Days 2 & 3
Enjoy hearty traditional English breakfasts each day and time at leisure to explore Torquay at your own pace plus your INCLUDED excursions to Exeter for its Christmas Market, set on the beautiful Cathedral Green with some great shopping opportunities. The city's bustling quayside is also worth a visit and Princesshay Shopping Centre offers lots of treats too. Plus the fabulous maritime city of Plymouth with time to explore its rich seafaring history and enjoy some great Christmas shopping - we recommend some local Plymouth gin for a unique gift!
Return to your hotel in time for your evening meals and great entertainment including an amazing tribute night when you can sing along with the stars to your heart's content!
After a final tasty breakfast, board your comfortable coach as we say farewell to the English Riviera. After stopping for a coffee/lunch break, relax and continue homewards with your great festive memories and newly made friends.
Exeter Christmas MarketINCLUDED Visitor DestinationAs Devon’s capital city, 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 even 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.
In Exeter, the Christmas Market is organised by the Cathedral and is held on the charming and ageless Cathedral Green with an exciting mix of continental and local traders in attendance, along with the usual carol singers and other traditional festive entertainment and fayre for a truly festive experience.
PlymouthINCLUDED 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!
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.
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- 3 nights' hotel with English breakfasts & evening meals
- Upgraded superior bedrooms
- Excursion to Exeter Christmas Market
- Excursion to Plymouth for Christmas shopping
- Free time in Torquay
- Entertainment every night with special Tribute Night on one evening
- 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