Departing From: Change

5 days - from only £399pp


Torquay and English Riviera

Famed for its palm trees and tropical climate, the English Riviera continues to attract UK holidaymakers. The chief resort of Torquay with its bustling harbour, sandy beaches and endless charming cafés is the ideal base. This is the heart of the English Riviera, and from here we offer a fascinating and memorable excursion programme.


  • 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 to the Derwent or Toorak Hotel, Torquay for four nights.

    Included meals: Dinner

  • Day 2: Steam Train and Boat Ride

    We travel to Paignton to board the Heritage steam train that chugs along the glorious Torbay coast over the wooded hills to Kingswear from where we take the foot ferry across to the 'yachtie town' of Dartmouth where you will see all kinds of craft on the beautiful river.

    Wander around the historic town, overlooked by the famous Britannia Royal Naval College, choc-a-bloc with pretty streets and gift shops and home to a 600-year old English Heritage Castle, a delightful walk from the centre.

    We return to the hotel via Totnes, a great place to explore, once a historic market town and now with a reputation for alternative therapies, small independent shops, and its promotion of ethical products, whole foods and fair trade goods.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Dartmouth Heritage Railway

    Steam Train & Boat Ride

    Included Highlights

    • Steam Train and Boat Ride
  • Day 3: Day at leisure

    Spend a day at leisure in our resort. One of the UK’s favourite resorts at the heart of a stunning coastline, it is sometimes easy to forget that you are actually in England.

    Relax on the golden beaches, explore the shops and relax with a cream tea in one of the delightful cafes.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner



    Included Highlights

    • Torquay
  • Day 4: Coastal Drive, Exmouth and Jurassic Boat Cruise with Cream Tea

    Enjoy a relaxing scenic coastal drive passing through the idyllic little fishing village of Shaldon, crammed with quaint thatched cottages and narrow winding streets, the stunning coastal town of Teignmouth with its historic Georgian buildings and the traditional seaside town of Dawlish that has a wonderful golden sandy beach on its doorstep.

    Our destination is Exmouth to embark on a classic cruise along the staggeringly beautiful Jurassic Coast that dates back 250 million years.

    The iconic sea stacks at Ladram Bay offer unrivalled photo opportunities and you will enjoy a delicious traditional Devon cream tea on board.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Ladram Bay

    Jurassic Boat Cruise with Cream Tea
    More Photos

    Included Highlights

    • Jurassic Boat Cruise with Cream Tea
    • Coastal Drive
    • Exmouth
  • Day 5:

    Return home.

    Included meals: Breakfast

Single Room Supplement from £69.00 (5 days).


You will stay for four nights at a 3-star hotel in the TLH Resort Hotels Complex, built around a central covered piazza over a seven-acre site. The complex combines a whole host of experiences including spa pampering sessions at the Aztec Spa, swimming in the superb pools or, if you just want to get away from it all, enjoy the relaxing lounges. You’ll also find nightly entertainment in the complex’s Starlight lounge. The Aztec Bistro within the complex serves coffee, snacks, light lunches, wine, beer and spirits throughout the day. 

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.