Paignton and Plymouth


Travel by Coach
1 Included Excursions
  • Enjoy time at leisure in seaside Paignton
  • Travel across the wilds of Dartmoor National Park
  • See Princetown – the highest village on Dartmoor
  • Discover maritime Plymouth

Fancy a weekend away? Discover the best of Britain’s beauty and sights on this relaxing short getaway to the seaside resort of Paignton.

This Holiday is Great For

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Day One - Home to Paignton
Travel from the interchange with us, as we make our way to the Esplanade Hotel in Paignton. (D)

Days Two and Three - Paignton

Enjoy time to discover Paignton at leisure, and join our included excursion to Dartmoor National Park. (B,D)

Day Four - Paignton to Home

Sadly, it's time to make our way back to the interchange and then home today. (B)

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. Enjoy evening entertainment in the Riviera Suite and for even greater comfort in your room as well as sea views over Tor Bay upgrade to a standard plus room.

Rooms at this hotel

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The Local Area

Included Excursions

Dartmoor National Park

Join our excursion travelling over beautiful Dartmoor National Park to Plymouth, with its combination of heritage and natural beauty.