The English Riviera
The popular seaside resort of Torquay is our base for this lovely tour, which includes a river cruise and steam train excursion, plus the services of a local guide for a day. If you would like to extend your stay, the hotel offers a complimentary taxi service each day, so a full day at leisure can certainly be recommended.
River Exe Cruise • English Riviera • Topsham • Exmouth • Dartmoor • Tavistock
Day 1 Travel to Torquay. We recommend a stop en route in Bath to explore the city's Roman and Georgian treasures.
Day 2 Travel north for a visit to Topsham or Exmouth and a delightful cruise on the River Exe followed by a scenic rail journey. Once a thriving port, Topsham is now a pretty maritime town with a mix of fascinating architecture, from 17th and 18th century Dutch style merchants' houses to antique tea shops and pubs. Exmouth is a lively town with 2 miles of golden sands where the Exe meets the sea. Exact details of today's itinerary will be provided once tide times are available.
Day 3 A local guide will join the group for a full day excursion through the beautiful scenery of Dartmoor. Guides will have their preferred routes and stopping points but the tour will include the ancient market town of Tavistock, an opportunity to view Buckfast Abbey (cost not included) and hopefully views of the lovely wild ponies for which Dartmoor is famous.
Day 4 Homeward journey via the pretty seaside towns of Sidmouth and Seaton.
All tours are tailored to your requirements
The Headland Hotel, Torquay
This gracious hotel was built as a home for the Russian royal family and is located on the headland of Meadfoot Bay, a short drive from the centre of Torquay. The elegant restaurant overlooks the hotel's gardens and has impressive sea views. Stays are further enhanced with a new entertainment/lounge area.
• 3 star • 78 bedrooms
• Lift and ground floor rooms
• Outdoor heated swimming pool
• Coach parking
Your tour includes:
• 3 nights half board in Torquay with:
Tea/coffee and biscuits on arrival
Full English breakfast
5 course dinner with choice and tea/coffee
• River Exe cruise and train ride
• Guide for full day excursion
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