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Paignton, Torquay and Dartmoor Delights

8 days - from only £659pp

ABOUT THE TOUR

Paignton, Torquay and Dartmoor Delights

Stretching across 22 miles of Devon’s coastline, the English Riviera consists of seaside resorts, rocky coves and picturesque villages. From our base in charming Paignton, we visit Plymouth, Torquay and Babbacombe Model Village. Inland, we explore Dartmoor National Park, full of wild, open scenery that has inspired visitors for centuries.

TOUR INCLUDES

  • 7 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 7 evening meals
  • Local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel

8 Day Itinerary

  • Day 1:

    Local departure by coach or Home Connect service then on to Paignton for a seven-night stay.

    Included meals: Dinner

  • Day 2: Plymouth Harbour Cruise and Cream Tea

    Enjoy an included excursion to the maritime city of Plymouth. From the historic Barbican area, we take a delightful harbour cruise to soak up the sights.

    We then return to Paignton via a relaxing drive through the magnificent scenery of Dartmoor National Park. Stopping at Princetown – the highest town on the Moor – we enjoy a delicious Devonshire cream tea.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Plymouth

    Plymouth
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    Included Highlights

    • Dartmoor National Park
    • Plymouth Harbour Cruise and Cream Tea
  • Day 3: Day at leisure or Exeter

    Enjoy a day at leisure in charming Paignton with its traditional seaside delights, level seafront and charming coastal delights.

    Alternatively, why not join our optional excursion to the cathedral city of Exeter which boasts rich history, quaint cobbled streets and plenty of shops. The wonderful cathedral is the focal point of the city.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Exeter

    Exeter

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.

    2023
    • Exeter
    TBC

    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in cash in Euros (for tours to Europe) or Sterling (for UK tours).

  • Day 4: Torbay Tour

    We enjoy a tour of delightful Torbay, travelling through Babbacombe to reach Torquay – the English Riviera’s premier resort. Lying at the heart of unspoilt coastline and exotic greenery, Torquay is a lively town and home to plenty of seaside attractions and a stylish marina.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Aerial view of Torquay seafront

    Aerial view of Torquay Seafront

    Included Highlights

    • Torbay Tour
  • Day 5: Day at leisure

    Enjoy a day at leisure in Paignton and explore at your own pace. Perhaps take a stroll along the pier, visit Paignton Zoo or simply relax on the sandy beach.

    Originally a Celtic settlement, Paignton was a fishing village right up to the 19th century when the harbour was built. The arrival of the railway in 1859 brought the crowds of visitors and the town quickly became a holiday destination for the Victorians.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 6: Day at leisure or Dartmouth and Salcombe

    Relax in Paignton, or join our optional excursion to seafaring Dartmouth and Salcombe, one of the prettiest towns in South Devon and located within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The town of Salcombe is lined with boutiques, shops and independent producers, as well as local art galleries and gift shops.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Salcombe

    Salcombe

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.

    2023
    • Dartmouth and Salcombe
    TBC

    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in cash in Euros (for tours to Europe) or Sterling (for UK tours).

  • Day 7: Dawlish, Teignmouth and Babbacombe Model Village

    We enjoy a trip to Georgian Teignmouth, which is a traditional seaside resort with a classic Victorian pier, before visiting pretty Dawlish with its wonderful golden sand beach.

    We then head to the popular attraction, Babbacombe Model Village. Marvel at the miniature creations that capture the imagination, and a healthy dose of British humour really brings the village to life.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Babbacombe Model Village

    Babbacombe Model Village
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    Included Highlights

    • Dawlish
    • Teignmouth
    • Babbacombe Model Village
  • Day 8:

    Return home.

    Included meals: Breakfast

Single Room Supplement from £139.00 (8 days).

Hotels

You will stay for seven nights at the 2-star Esplanade Hotel in Paignton.

  • Esplanade Hotel

    Boasting fantastic views over nearby Paignton Beach, the Esplanade Hotel is located in a prime position and is the perfect base for a seaside holiday on the English Riviera. The town centre is just a five-minute walk away, whilst Paignton Pier and quieter Goodrington Beach are within walking distance. Enjoy delicious meals in the modern restaurant which operates a wide and varied menu, and relax in the stylish and comfortable Harbour Bay Lounge in the evening, which boasts superb views. If you have energy to spare, there’s live entertainment in the Riviera Suite during the holiday season, so you can soak up the social atmosphere with other guests.

    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • TV
    • Hairdryer
    • Telephone

Joining points

Travel from most joining points is included within your coach holiday price.

See our full list of our joining points.

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