Torquay and Cruises of the English Riviera

Torquay, at the very heart of the English Riviera, boasts a mild climate, sparkling blue waters and a palm-lined seafront. A true holiday hotspot, it offers everything you could want, from traditional attractions to modern bars and restaurants. We'll also enjoy cruises along the Plymouth coastline and the Jurassic Coast.

5 days from £399pp

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Your Tour Includes

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

Itinerary

Please choose your preferred 5 day itinerary

Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then on to our hotel in Torquay for four nights.

Included Meals

  • Dinner

Travel over gorgeous Dartmoor National Park to Plymouth, with its combination of heritage and natural beauty.

The city was an important Royal Navy port but there is ongoing waterfront regeneration, turning Plymouth into a must-visit destination, with many attractions, bars and restaurants.

Here, we enjoy a delightful harbour cruise learning more about the city's fascinating history. We'll sail across Plymouth Sound, passing Plymouth Hoe and Drake's Island as we head for the River Tamar, and pull into the Naval Dockyards where mighty warships and submarines await!

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Plymouth

Renowned for its glorious seafront, Exmouth is Devon's oldest seaside resort and part of Devon's UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Jurassic Coast.

Here, we embark on a cruise along the stunning coast, which dates back 250 million years. Famed for the deep red colour of the cliffs, our cruise takes in the oldest section of the UNESCO World Heritage Site and will sail close enough to give you an incredibly detailed view of the rocks, before sailing further out to offer you a panoramic view of the coast in all its glory.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Exmouth
  • Jurassic Coast Cruise

Explore Torquay at your own pace and discover its bustling harbour and marina, or why not join our optional excursion to the cathedral city of Exeter?

Pre-dating the arrival of the Romans, Exeter has a long and rich history reflected in its fascinating visitor attractions, which include Underground Passages, the beautiful Quayside and the magnificent Cathedral. If you’re in the mood for a spot of shopping, be sure to head to the fantastic shopping centre.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Optional Excursions

  • Exeter
    • 2024: £10.00pp

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).

Return home.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast

Accommodation

You will stay for four nights at either the Devonshire Hotel or the Abbey Lawns Hotel in Torquay.

Devonshire Hotel

Devonshire Hotel

The Devonshire Hotel is an ideal choice to stay on the English Riviera, occupying a 1900s building overlooking the Tor Bay and hotel gardens. The hotel boasts an outdoor swimming pool (seasonal) and a garden terrace to enjoy after a day of sightseeing. All rooms are equipped with a T.V. and tea and coffee making facilities.

Location: Park Hill Road, Torquay, TQ1 2DY

Hotel Facilities

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Room
  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer on Request
  • Extra Pillows and Blankets
  • Shower or Bath
  • Telephone
Accessibility
  • Fridge Available for Medical Requirements
  • Wheelchair Access
General
  • Guest Lounge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool (Seasonal)
  • Lift
Food & Drink
  • Vegetarian Meals
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Lactose or Dairy Free Menu
Service
  • Free WiFi (Public Areas)
  • Iron at Reception
  • Dogs Allowed on Request
Hotel
  • Guest Lounge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • WiFi Available
Abbey Lawns Hotel

Abbey Lawns Hotel

The Abbey Lawns Hotel is on the beautiful English Riviera boasting spectacular views out to the sea. The hotel has an indoor heated pool , spacious sun terrace and a conservatory for guests to relax in. A short stroll will take you into the town centre and down to the sea front.

Location: 8 Scarborough Rd, Torquay, TQ2 5UQ

Hotel Facilities

Need further information? Fill in our enquiry form and we'll get back to you as soon as we can

Room
  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer on Request
  • Extra Pillows and Blankets
  • Shower or Bath
  • Telephone
Accessibility
  • Fridge Available for Medical Requirements
  • Wheelchair Access
General
  • Guest Lounge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Indoor Swimming Pool (Seasonal)
Food & Drink
  • Vegetarian Meals
  • Gluten Free Meals on Request
  • Lactose or Dairy Free Menu
  • Vegan Menu
Service
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Free WiFi (Public Areas)
  • Iron at Reception
  • Dogs Allowed on Request
Hotel
  • Guest Lounge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi Available

Reviews

3.6 Out of 5 ( 11 Reviews )

Reviews

Excellent
36%
Great
27%
Average
9%
Poor
18%
Bad
9%

Quality

3.7 / 5

Value for Money

3.6 / 5

Dawn Knight, 10 months ago

Very smoothly operated and enjoyable coach excursions. The hotel had good sized rooms for a comfortable stay.

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H P Wilson, 10 months ago

Excellent coach driver; humerous, informative and helpful. Hotel staff (Devonshire Hotel) were also friendly and helpful. The entertainment was good and the food was excellent.

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Stephanie Dulson, 11 months ago

Shearings bus drivers really do go "the extra mile" from the pick up point to drop off point. The hotel staff were very accommodating, rooms clean and entertainment good

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Roger Copley, 11 months ago

Hotel reasonably good, pleased to have a pool to use (all to myself!) but food disappointing. Went elsewhere on last evening to get a decent meal. Cruises also a let down, was expecting more of interest to view. Enjoyed visiting various places we've never been to before. Our thanks to the driver, Terry. Kept us all informed and always pleasant and helpful.

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Jane Hanlon, 11 months ago

I am a fan of Shearings and have been on breaks with them for a number of years. Torquay is beautiful The coach driver was excellent and couldn't do enough for us, his name is Terry and he is from the North East though I don't know his surname. I travelled with my granddaughter who is 21 and our disappointment was with the hotel room. The extractor in the bathroom didn't work and the floor was extremely sticky, not sure why. We reported these things nothing was done. The pool was very disappointing, should have been 3ft deep but was more like a paddling pool and didn't look very clean so we didn't use it. The food was good and the entertainment was brilliant on all 4 nights, especially Simon Reece and the Devon Dumpling (her label lol). The excursions were also good although we missed the trip on the sea down the Jurassic Coast because of a paperwork mix up but were compensated for this and another trip on the River Exe was organised in place of the original trip. The hotel needs a lot of work but it didn't spoil our holiday overall. It hasn't put me off booking again with Shearings as they always have so much to offer. Thank you.

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