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Torquay & the English Riviera

Torquay & the English Riviera

Sun 8 - Sat 14 May 2022: A 7 Day Escorted Coach Holiday to Torquay & the English Riviera with Johnsons Coaches, staying at the Howden Court Hotel.

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Sunday 8th to Saturday 14th May 2022

 

Torquay is a stylish resort with a real continental atmosphere. One of the UK’s top holiday destinations since Victorian times, today it is an exciting resort with a wide variety of attractions including a palm-lined promenade, international marina, shops and cafés, and 22 miles of coastline, cliffs, coves and beaches!  

 

Look What's Included:

  • Door to Door Service

  • Our own courier service

  • Club Class Extra Legroom Coach

  • 6 nights half board

  • Outlined excursions

  • Dart River Cruise.

 

Not included: All Lunches

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday

A morning departure to Devon, pausing en-route for lunch, arriving in the afternoon for our 6-night stay.

Monday

This morning we visit Brixham, an attractive port fringed with a tumble of colourful fisher cottages on the surrounding hillsides. Explore the winding streets, snug with bustling arcades and gift shops. The horseshoe harbour is well worth a look, being home to a replica of Sir Francis Drake’s ship, the Golden Hind.

Tuesday

We start the day with some time at leisure in the riverside town of Dartmouth. Former home of Agatha Christie, it is easily one of Devon’s prettiest destinations. Explore the befuddle of pastel-coloured buildings leaning at angles and the picturesque harbour laden with yachts. We then enjoy a relaxing cruise along the calm waters of the River Dart, where we admire the magnificent buildings including the Britannia Royal Naval College and Agatha Christie’s Greenway Estate. Cameras at the ready for the Sharpham Estate with its vineyards, and steep, toppling wooded hillsides plunging down to the water’s edge. We disembark in the historic market town of Totnes, a helter-skelter of charming streets and fine Tudor buildings nestled beneath the silhouette of the sturdy Norman castle. Please note: the cruise itinerary may operate in reverse order subject to sailing times.

Wednesday

A day at leisure in Torquay.

Thursday

Today we visit Buckfast Abbey, where we soak up the peaceful atmosphere and explore the beautiful Abbey church with its art treasures. We then continue through the Dartmoor National Park; this wild heart of Devon is peppered with moss-blanketed boulders, honey-coloured heaths, tinkling streams and cinematic granite tors. We visit Princetown, home to the foreboding Dartmoor prison and the Dartmoor National Park Visitor Centre.

Friday

We head to chic Salcombe. Sitting pretty at the mouth of the Kingsbridge estuary, its network of ancient, winding streets border the sandy coves and glistening waters.

Saturday

After breakfast we commence our journey homeward, arriving home during the afternoon.

Your Hotel

 

The Howden Court Hotel, Torquay

The Howden Court Hotel is a Grade ll listed building. The location is central to Torquay town centre and the main seafront/beach with the added advantage of a private pathway leading to within 100 metres of the seafront. The hotel looks to create a warm, friendly and relaxed atmosphere with a home from home feel. Mobility Grade: 2 – The resort of Torquay has many inclines and for those with mobility issues: there is a fairly-steep incline to the beach and sea front of approximately 105 yards. Access within the hotel is relatively good with a lift to some floors.

 

Duration, Departure Date & Price

Sun 8 - Sat 14 May 2022

6 Nights

£629

 

Departs: 10.30am | Returns: 4.30pm

 

Supplements

Single Room: Nil | Single Sea View (1st Floor): £60

Studio Room/Bay View Room/Garden Room: £60 | Admiral Room: £90

 

Holiday Insurance: £32.50

Deposit: £75 per person for all coach holidays in Britain, payable at time of booking. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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