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Paignton And English Riviera

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach
Paignton and English Riviera

  • Stay in Paignton, on the English Riviera

  • Explore the scenery of Dartmoor National Park

  • Visit maritime Plymouth and enjoy a harbour cruise

  • Discover tranquil Buckfast Abbey

  • Call at popular Trago Mills

  • Trip to Bygones

Stretching across 22 miles of Devon coastline and consisting of seaside resorts, rocky coves, picturesque villages and warm weather, the English Riviera is on the UK’s top holiday destinations. From our base in Paignton we admire some of the fantastic Devonshire scenery as well as seaside resorts on the coast and popular attractions along the way!

PRICE FROM ? £389 per person
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Day 1: Home to Paignton

Your break starts today as you travel to Paignton by luxury coach. Our coaches are a relaxing way to start your trip, as you’ll enjoy a large amount of legroom to stretch out and let beautiful British countryside pass you by. Tuck into a delicious evening meal on arrival and after check-in. (Dinner)

Days 2 to 7: Paignton

We spend the next six days enjoying lovely Paignton on Tor Bay in the English Riviera, with three included excursions to some South Devon favourites.

We travel across Dartmoor National Park taking in the wild and windy moorland and the fantastic and varied wildlife of the area. We continue to Plymouth one of Britain’s most historic port cities where we will take a harbour cruise to discover the city form a different perspective.

Another packed excursion will see us taking in tranquil Buckfast Abbey, famed for its wine and the town of Totnes, which is said to have more listed buildings per head than any town in Britain. We finally call at Trago Mills where you will find an array of discount home and garden products.

Finally we visit the pretty town of Teignmouth before travelling to quaint St Marychurch to visit Bygones, a celebration of memorabilia and machines from times gone by.

You will have plenty of time to enjoy Paignton at your leisure. Visit Paignton Zoo or the pier, or further afield, Exeter is less than an hour away via an extremely scenic train ride. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 8: Paignton to Home

It’s our last day! After enjoying a delicious breakfast in the hotel’s restaurant we’ll travel home. Why not start planning your next Shearings break or order a brochure through the Roadshow entertainment system? (Breakfast)

Esplanade Hotel

  • Stay close to the seafront of the English Riviera in the scenic town of Paignton

  • Relax and enjoy evening entertainment in the Hotel’s Riviera Suite

  • Easily reach lively Torquay and stunning Dartmouth by train or car

With fantastic views over nearby Paignton Beach and the centre of the town just a five minute walk away the Esplanade Hotel is the perfect location for a fantastic Cornish seaside holiday.

Paignton’s main beach is just a five minute walk from the hotel while Paignton Pier and quieter Goodrington Beach are both just a 10 minute walk away. The centre of the town has a number of great cafes, restaurants and bars selling fantastic and delicious food, great for relaxing and taking time out from a busy day of seaside fun, just a five minute walk from the hotel.

The town’s train station is a short walk away and from here you can reach the vibrant town of Torquay in 10 minutes and historic Exeter in less than an hour, driving times are similar. The station is also the start point for the Dartmouth steam railway, which will take you into the magnificent South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and along the River Dart to Dartmouth. The town is filled with beautiful pedestrianised streets, colourful houses and ancient churches with great views out across the river to the sea.

In the hotel you can enjoy delicious meals in the modern restaurant which operates a wide and varied menu.

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Full Day Plymouth and cruise - Included

Full day trip across the dramatic scenery of Dartmoor to visit the maritime city of Plymouth where we also take a delightful cruise around the harbour.

Full Day Totnes - Included

Full day excursion calling at popular Trago Mills, tranquil Buckfast Abbey and the charming, historic town of Totnes.

Half Day Babbacombe - Included

Half daytrip to nearby Babbacombe where we visit Bygones, showcasing British history across three floors filled with nostalgia, authentic curiosities and interactive displays.

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