Torquay, Cruise and Cream Tea

Discover the highlights of Devon on this spectacular short break! We’ll enjoy a relaxing cruise in Plymouth, taking in some of the city’s finest areas, before heading to Princetown for a delicious cream tea – a Devonshire must! On our scenic coastal drive around Torbay, you’ll get to see Babbacombe, Paignton and Brixham, rounding the tour off on a high.

5 days from £379pp

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Your Tour Includes

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


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

Included Meals

  • Dinner

Excursion to maritime Plymouth where we visit the historic Barbican and take a delightful harbour cruise. Departing from the Mayflower Steps, this is a relaxing and informative way to see the sights including Plymouth Hoe, Drake's Island and the spectacular views of Mount Edgcumbe.

Back on dry land, we take a trip to Princetown where a delicious cream tea is waiting. As the regional dish of Devon, there are many customs as to how a Devonshire cream tea should be devoured, yet no matter the time or how it's eaten, it's an absolute Devon must!

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Plymouth
  • Cream Tea
  • Plymouth Harbour Cruise

Relax with a day at leisure in seaside Torquay. The attractions, harbour and shops are only a short stroll away, or perhaps you'd like to follow the Agatha Christie Mile – a walking trail that takes you to some of the places associated with the famous crime author.

Alternatively, why not join our optional excursion to Teignmouth, a pretty Georgian town set against the backdrop of the Dartmoor Hills? With a glorious sandy beach, historic pier and bustling town centre, there is plenty to see and do.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Optional Excursions

  • Teignmouth
    • 2023: £10.00pp
    • 2024: £11.00pp

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

Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in sterling (cash payments only).

Today we enjoy a scenic coastal drive around beautiful Torbay, where each quaint resort has its own unique charm and character.

Torbay lies at the heart of the English Riviera – a 22-mile stretch of outstanding coastline consisting of rocky coves, warm weather and seaside resorts. Along the way we travel through Babbacombe and Paignton, before making our way to the fishing town of Brixham.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Brixham
  • Travel through Paignton
  • Travel through Babbacombe

Return home.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast


You will stay for four nights at the 3-star Torbay Hotel in Torquay.

Torbay Hotel

Torbay Hotel

The Torbay Hotel sits amid swaying palms and golden sands at the heart of the English Riviera in the beautiful town of Torquay. Situated on the seafront just across the road from the Princess Gardens and Marina, the hotel boasts one of the best locations in this popular resort and is a short walk from the bustling town centre. The lovely sun terrace provides the perfect place to relax whilst you fuel up with a bite to eat from the café and snack bar. Or, you can enjoy food and drinks in the two bars, both of which offer a welcoming, sociable atmosphere.

Location: Torbay Road, Torquay, TQ2 5EY

Hotel Facilities

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  • 3 Star
  • Bar
  • Lift
  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Non-Smoking Rooms Available
  • Telephone
  • Fridge Available for Medical Requirements
  • Wheelchair Access
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Free WiFi (Public Areas)
  • Dogs Allowed on Request
  • Bar
  • Lift
  • WiFi Available


3.7 Out of 5 ( 23 Reviews )




3.7 / 5

Value for Money

3.5 / 5

Dawn Davey, 0 years ago

We had a very clean and spacious front facing room on the 1st floor. All the staff were friendly. The breakfast buffet and evening meals were good. The tour to Plymouth with the cruise and cream tea was very nice. A very enjoyable stay at the Torbay hotel.

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Mr Kenneth Blackburn, 0 years ago

Cruise was excellent,cream tea plenty of

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Angela Cochrane, 0 years ago

I was very disappointed in the hotel. It is very much care worn and could do with an extensive refurbishment. Saying that the bedding and towels were clean. What let it down for me was the standard of the food. Not very good. I enjoyed the excursions and the position of the hotel on the seafront was excellent.

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Katherine Hibbitt, 0 years ago

My first solo holiday with Shearings Excellent customer service Brilliant driver Value for money Kept well informed throughout Will use Shearings again and again

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John, 0 years ago

Excellent tour, good hotel location and very good organisation from Shearings

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Found the Front of House Manager Vicky (if she was) very rude and confrontational. Deeply disappointed that the lift was out of order and having to climb 4/5 flights of stairs to reach my room. Being almost 83 and having walking difficulties I had to make sure I had everything each morning to avoid going up the stairs unnecessarily.


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driver (Chris) was excellent, above and beyond helpful.

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Had really nice time, met some lovely people and well looked after the Shearing's staff. Trips were both enjoyable and very informative, Would definitely recommend and will be booking again. An all round good value for money holiday.

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