Classic English Riviera

The stunning quintessential English Riviera boasts miles of stunning coastlines, picturesque villages, palm trees, piers, dramatic cliffs and its own mild microclimate, making it one of the top places to holiday in the UK – join us on a tour of its many unique attractions.
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Day 1 Arrival
We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2 Dartmouth Steam Train & River Cruise
This morning, we travel to the Dartmouth Steam Railway at Queens Park Station, Paignton, for a 30 minute steam train journey to Kingswear, which offers breathtaking views of the coastline and picturesque Devonshire countryside. Once in Kingswear, our foot passenger ferry transports us across the River Dart to Dartmouth from where we enjoy a 1 hour circular river cruise, passing fantastic scenery including Kingswear & Dartmouth Castles, Dittisham village, Britannia Royal Naval College and Greenway House - home to the late Dame Agatha Christie. Once back in Dartmouth, we have time at leisure before boarding our return ferry and steam train back to Paignton.

Day 3 Torquay
We spend today in the stylish seaside resort of Torquay, where we can enjoy a wonderful waterfront stroll along the palm-lined promenade, the Princess Pier, the marina and Princess Gardens with their well-manicured flower beds and ornate water fountain. Situated in the heart of the English Riviera this elegant resort is the perfect place to relax with a Devon Cream tea while gazing out to sea. For a relaxing way to explore the resort there is a land train to all the major attractions. One of the English Riviera’s most famous figures is the novelist Agatha Christie and the Torquay museum features an Agatha Christie Gallery. There is also an ‘Agatha Christie Mile’ featuring landmarks from her books.

Day 4 Powderham Castle & Exeter
After breakfast, we make our way to Powderham Castle where we enjoy a fascinating guided tour of this home located on the banks of the River Exe, just a stone’s throw from the historic cathedral city of Exeter. Our visit also includes an exciting 35 minute deer park tractor & trailer safari. We spend the afternoon at leisure in the Roman walled city of Exeter exploring its attractions, including the Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery and Exeter Cathedral.

Day 5 Departure
After breakfast, we make our way home.
Legend

Hotel de la Mer

Torquay
AAA Free Onsite Coach Parking New to Albatross
Just a 2 minute walk from the promenade and cliff railway, the family run Hotel de la Mer has a reputation for offering a warm welcome to all guests. All 27 bedrooms are bright and simple in design and are equipped with a TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. There is no lift but there are ground floor rooms. The open plan restaurant has views to the front and the welcoming large bar/lounge area is very cosy with plenty of sofas and armchairs, giving it a homely feel.

Marquis Hotel

Torquay, Devon
AAA Central Location Stunning Views Value Hotel
The Marquis Hotel provides a modern take on a Victorian seaside hotel in the heart of the English Riviera. Set back just a short distance from the seafront, the hotel is located in a central location just a 10 minute walk to the town centre. All 44 comfortable, bedrooms are simply furnished in neutral pastel shades and equipped with a TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. There is a bright restaurant with large windows offering lots of light with sea views possible from some tables and an open plan bar area with sofas and a pool table. There is also an outside terrace with views of the coastline. There is no lift but ground floor rooms are available. • Ground floor rooms • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Coach parking is on-site & free of charge

Torbay Court Hotel

Paignton, Devon
AAA Central Location Live Entertainment Value Hotel
This centrally located Victorian hotel, situated just a short stroll from Paignton's golden sandy beaches, prides itself on its friendly service, live entertainment and good food. All 58 modern bedrooms were refurbished in 2017 and there is a bright and airy restaurant. Live entertainment takes place on most nights in the hotel's spacious bar. • Ground floor rooms • Lift • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Coach parking is on-site & free of charge

Hotel de la Mer

Torquay, Devon
4 Nights Half Board
2020 Twin from £199pp
No Single Supplement (max 6 incl driver)

Inclusions
• Porterage & welcome tea/coffee
• Choice of menu & tea/coffee after dinner
• Live entertainment on 2 nights
• Quiz/bingo on 2 nights

The Marquis Hotel

Torquay, Devon
4 Nights Half Board
2020 Twin from £174pp
No Single Supplement (max 6 incl driver)

Inclusions
• Porterage & welcome tea/coffee
• Choice of menu & tea/coffee after dinner
• Live musical entertainment on 2 nights

Torbay Court Hotel

Paignton, Devon
4 Nights Half Board
2020 Twin from £149pp
No Single Supplement (max 6 incl driver)
Selected Dates Only

Inclusions
• Porterage & welcome tea/coffee
• Choice of menu & tea/coffee after dinner
• Live entertainment on at least 3 nights
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