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ABOUT THE TOUR

The Best of Devon and Cornwall – St. Ives and Paignton

Cornish cream tea or Devonshire cream tea? Why decide, when you can enjoy both on our fantastic twin-centre break taking in the best of the South West. Stay in beautiful St Ives for 3 nights and Paignton on the English Riviera for four nights, and explore the pretty coastal towns that Devon and Cornwall are so famous for, along with a visit to the fascinating Eden Project.

TOUR INCLUDES

  • 3 nights hotel with English breakfast and 3 evening meal in St. Ives
  • 4 nights hotel with English breakfast and 4 evening meals in Paignton
  • 5 included excursions
  • Local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel

8 Day Itinerary

  • Day 1:

    Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then on to the St. Ives Bay Hotel, St. Ives for three nights.

    Included meals: Dinner

  • Day 2: North Cornish Coast and Cream Tea

    Cornwall is famous for many things, including its pretty coastal towns, its cream teas and its cider – and today you can enjoy all three!

    We explore the beautiful Atlantic Coast, then call at Healey's Cyder Farm, before enjoying a traditional Cornish cream tea – jam first, then cream!

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Portreath

    Portreath

    Included Highlights

    • Portreath
  • Day 3: Falmouth

    On the south coast of Cornwall, Falmouth is a bustling harbour town which captures the spirit of the sea. Known for its deep water harbour, why not take a short cruise here, or simply enjoy the wealth of attractions throughout the town.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Falmouth

    Falmouth

    Included Highlights

    • Falmouth
  • Day 4: St. Ives, Paignton & the Eden Project

    Today we wave farewell to Cornwall, but not before stopping at the Eden Project, one of the most popular attractions in the region. Experience the sights, smells and scale of the rainforests in Rainforest Biome, amble amongst orange and lemon trees in the Mediterranean Biome, and in the 30-acre outdoor garden, discover a wide variety of plants that flourish in the Cornish sunshine.

    We then continue onto Paignton in Devon and the Esplanade Hotel, which is our base for the next four nights.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Eden Project

    Eden Project

    Included Highlights

    • Eden Project
  • Day 5: Day at leisure or Teignmouth

    Relax in the hotel, explore delightful Paignton at leisure, or why not join our optional excursion to Teignmouth, a pretty Georgian town set against a backdrop of the Dartmoor Hills?

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Teignmouth

    Teignmouth

    Optional Excursions

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

    2021
    • Teignmouth
    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 6: Plymouth, Cream Tea and Cruise

    Take a trip to Plymouth where we visit the historic Barbican and take a harbour cruise to admire this bustling town from the water. Back on dry land, we visit Princetown where a delicious Devon cream tea is waiting – cream first, then jam!

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Cream Tea

    Cream Tea

    Included Highlights

    • Cream Tea
  • Day 7: Exeter

    We travel via the beautiful Teign Valley to Exeter, with its Gothic cathedral, cobbled streets and medieval history, sitting alongside its modern and contemporary shopping centre.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Exeter Cathedral

    Exeter Cathedral

    Included Highlights

    • Exeter Cathedral
  • Day 8:

    Return home.

    Included meals: Breakfast

Hotels

You will stay for three nights at the St. Ives Bay Hotel in St. Ives, then four nights in the Esplanade Hotel in Paignton.

  • Esplanade Hotel

    Formerly a Bay Hotel, 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 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. In the hotel, you can enjoy delicious meals in the modern restaurant which operates a wide and varied menu.

    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • TV
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone
  • St Ives Bay Hotel

    Set on a cliff above St. Ives’ winding alleys, quaint cottages and boutique shops and overlooking Porthminster Beach, which has won many prestigious awards, the St. Ives Bay Hotel is a great place to enjoy this wonderful North Cornwall town. In less than 10 minutes you can stroll down to the seafront for a walk around the town’s harbour with a number of fantastic restaurants and bars surrounding the area. The hotel offers plenty of space to sit back and enjoy a refreshing drink in the courtyard terrace after a busy day of exploring everything that Cornwall has to offer.

    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • WiFi Available
    • Hairdryer
    • Telephone

Joining points

Travel from most joining points is included within your coach holiday price; some carry a supplement of £20pp. To find your nearest joining point, search using your postcode below.

See our full list of our joining points.

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