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Torquay, The English Riviera

Torquay, The English Riviera

The English Riviera in summer. an 8 day holiday at one of our most popular hotels

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A traditional yet thriving seaside town set on Devon's English Riviera coast. If you haven't visited for a while, then banish those thoughts of a resort that has seen it's hey day.... the best is yet to come. With its iconic palm trees, busy harbour, international marina, sandy beach and wonderful array of continental style cafes, restaurants and cocktail bars, the scene is set for the perfect Devon seaside holiday or short break.



What's Included

7 nights half board accommodation

The Round Robin

Bicton Gardens with Train and cream tea included



Door to door pick up from our extensive Lincolnshire pick up area


5 singles guaranteed with no supplement for this tour

please book early to avoid extra charges


Saturday 30th

After an early pick up from your doorstep we whisk you down to the South coast, your friendly driver will ensure comfort stops are taken on the way. You will arrive at the hotel with time for relaxation before your first night of entertainment and evening meal.

Sunday 31st

Today we will take you into Sidmouth. 'A town caught still in a timeless charm'
Poet Laureate, John Betjeman, chose those words to describe Sidmouth after being captivated by its beautiful gardens, leisurely walks, clean beaches and Regency history. This lovely seaside town is nestled beneath majestic red cliffs, which, along with the green hills of the Sid Valley, will captivate you too.

Monday 1st

After breakfast we travel to visit Bicton Gardens. Over 64 acres to explore "A delight for gardeners" Spanning nearly 300 years of gardening history, the park is home to many rare and beautiful species, collected from around the world. The Palm House is made from over 18,000 panes of glass (built 20yrs before The Kew Gardens Palm House) hosting many Palms. Tropical House, Arid House, Temperate house. Maybe enjoy your coffee / lunch overlooking the Italian Garden. Explore the arboretum and while away time in the bird hide. You could ride the Bicton Woodland railway for an oversight of the park (suitable for wheelchairs) The countryside museum contains a huge collection of bygone days, so much to do.

Tuesday 2nd

Today the Round Robin will take you on a scenic tour around the highlights on the Devon coastline. This famous and award winning tour is the best way to explore South Devon! Includes steam train, river boat and bus visiting the quaint towns of Paignton, Dartmouth and Totnes.

Wednesday 3rd

Plymouth is our destination today. There's also hundreds of years of history to uncover, from Sir Francis Drake and the Spanish Armada to the Mayflower sailing in 1620, to a city rebuilt following the Blitz during World War II. Visit the Barbican and Sutton Harbour for quaint cobbled streets, a picturesque harbour and wealth of independent shops and restaurants. Here you'll also find the National Marine Aquarium - the UK's largest with more than 4,000 animals and the perfect place to while away a rainy day. History fans should stop by the Mayflower Steps (currently under restoration) and nearby Mayflower Museum. Learn all about the departure of the Pilgrims on the Mayflower ship, who sailed from the UK to the US in 1620 in search of religious freedom.

Thursday 4th

We have arranged a welcome day off for our driver so this gives you time to get out and about in Torquay. You can't get much more of a 'traditional British seaside' resort than the vibrant and cheerful town of Torquay. Set at the very heart of the English Riviera on the South Devon Coast, Torquay is famous for its sandy beaches, family attractions and genteel Victorian appearance. Made famous by the legendary comedy series Fawlty Towers, Torbay is distinctly Mediterranean and is a family favourite with plenty of attractions and things to do.

Friday 5th

Exeter has a real sense of individuality, its varied cultural scene is embraced by proud locals, and the diverse mix of eateries means it is renowned as one of the foodie capitals of the South West. Head to the West Quarter or the cobbled Gandy Street to discover great mix of independent shops and boutiques, cafes and bars.

Saurday 6th

We sadly say farewell to our hosts and travel back to Lincolnshire with comfort stops on the way.

The Howden Court Hotel** The Howden Court is a family run hotel in the centre of Torquay. The hotel includes for a 3/4 acre garden with access onto the private pathway to Torquay seafront and Torquay Harbour. Many of the guests return year after year and sometimes visit several times in one year! The full programme of entertainment makes the bar a great fun place to be in the evenings and it's a nice way to meet new friends. Note that the hotel reception, bar, dining room, lounge and garden are all on the ground level - no steps.




Central Location

Walk in showers by request

Ensuite rooms

Tea/coffee making facilities

TV in room

Ground floor rooms


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F Hunt (Coach Hire) Ltd
13 Bourne Road
Lincs, LN13 9DG
01507 463000

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