English Riviera Elegance

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 Powderham Castle/Deer Park Safari & 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 4 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 its 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 5 Departure
After breakfast, we make our way home.
Legend

Marquis Hotel

Torquay, Devon
AAA Stunning Views
The newly refurbished Marquis Hotel provides ‘a modern take on a Victorian seaside hotel in the heart of the English Riviera’. All 44 contemporary, stylish rooms are equipped with hairdryer, TV and tea/coffee making facilities. The modern, chic restaurant and lounge bar offer the best views of the Bay whatever the weather. The stylish lobby also provides plenty of comfortable seating and the library is available if you wish to enjoy some peace and quiet and catch up on a bit of reading! There is no lift but ground floor rooms are available. Coach parking is on site and is free of charge.

The Babbacombe Hotel

Babbacombe, Devon
AAA+ Seafront Location
The Babbacombe Hotel is positioned in a superb cliff top location offering stunning sea views across the Babbacombe Downs and Lyme Bay. Having undergone refurbishment in 2016, all major works are now complete and the hotel offers a fresh, bright feel. All 80 bright, well decorated bedrooms include TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel also has 10 fully adapted disabled bedrooms, making this hotel one of the most disabled friendly hotels in Torbay. The lovely restaurant has wonderful sea views as does the comfortable, open plan bar. There is also an entertainment bar with a dancefloor and stage and an outside terrace with seating. Coach parking is on-site and is free of charge.

The Torbay Court Hotel

Paignton, Devon
AAA Central Location Live Entertainment Value Hotel
This centrally located, Victorian hotel prides itself on its friendly service, live entertainment and good food, all within a short stroll of Paignton’s golden sandy beach. The hotel has undergone a programme of refurbishment during 2015/2016 and offers light, comfortable accommodation. All 58 comfortably furnished bedrooms are equipped with TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. The bright and airy Olive Tree restaurant serves traditional English cuisine using locally sourced produce. There is live entertainment on most evenings in the hotel’s spacious bar. Coach parking is on-site and free of charge.

The Babbacombe Hotel

Babbacombe, Devon
4 Nights Half Board
Apr & Oct Twin from £167pp
May, Jun & Sep Twin from £209pp
Jul & Aug Twin from £254pp
Single Supplement from £25

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

The Torbay Court Hotel

Paignton, Devon
4 Nights Half Board
Apr Twin from £139pp
May & Jun Twin from £164pp
Sept Twin from £179pp
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

The Marquis Hotel

Torquay, Devon
4 Nights Half Board
May, Jun & Sept Twin from £179pp
Jul & Aug Twin from £194pp
Oct Twin from £162pp
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
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