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Highlights of the English Riviera

5 days - from only £339pp


Highlights of the English Riviera

Stretching across 22 miles of Devon coastline and consisting of seaside resorts, rocky coves, picturesque villages and warm weather, the English Riviera is one of the UK’s top holiday destinations. We explore tranquil Buckfast Abbey, historic Totnes, pretty Babbacombe and quirky Bygones.


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

5 Day Itinerary

  • Day 1:

    Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then on to the Esplanade Hotel, Paignton for four nights.

    Included meals: Dinner

  • Day 2: Buckfast Abbey and Totnes

    Excursion calling at popular Trago Mills, before we make our way to tranquil Buckfast Abbey. Located at the centre of a picturesque valley on the River Dart, the abbey is home to a community of Benedictine Monks, and a wonderfully peaceful place to visit.

    Later in the day we make our way to the charming town of Totnes. Dating back to 907AD, Totnes has a fascinating history, combining stunning surrounding scenery with independent shopping and local food and drink. The atmospheric Guildhall has been home to the town council for over 450 years and the Norman castle which overlooks the town and the beautiful church of St Mary are open to the public.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Buckfast Abbey

    Buckfast Abbey
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    Included Highlights

    • Buckfast Abbey
    • Totnes
  • Day 3: Day at leisure or Plymouth

    Enjoy a day to relax in Paignton. This colourful, traditional seaside town is known for its mild climate and long sandy beaches.

    Alternatively, join our optional excursion to Plymouth, a bustling coastal city. Plymouth Hoe and the Barbican are the historic maritime areas - the backdrop for Sir Francis Drake's legendary game of bowls! The city centre is modern with all the high street shops and favourite stores you'd expect to find. There's so much to see and do here!

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner



    Optional Excursions

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

    • Plymouth

    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: Bygones and Babbacombe

    Enjoy a trip back in time as we travel to nearby Babbacombe and visit Bygones. Bygones showcases British history across three floors which are filled with nostalgia, authentic curiosities and interactive displays.

    Visit the authentic Victorian Street filled with original items, see the Blacksmith hard at work and smell the treats of the traditional Sweet Shop!

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner



    Included Highlights

    • Babbacombe
  • Day 5:

    Return home.

    Included meals: Breakfast


You will stay for four 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.