Devon Riviera, Babbacombe 2017

Devon Riviera, Babbacombe 2017

One of the three Torbay resorts

Monday 20 February  £199

Monday 28 August      £299

Monday 16 October    £259

Single Supplement: NIL


INSURANCE  £26.50 inc IPT



4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast. Excursions as described

Journey on the South Devon Railway (except February)

Day 1 Monday

Devon has long been the most popular
holiday county in the land, and it is a pleasant drive
south-westwards to arrive there during the afternoon of
the first day of the holiday. 4 nights dinner, bed and
breakfast plus entertainment at the hotel


Day 2 Tuesday

The first of our excursions covers the local area, marketed as the Devon Riviera: all
the same, the resorts have not lost their individual
identities. Look at the contrast between Brixham’s fishing
harbour, Paignton’s sands, Torquay’s palms and luxuriant
vegetation, Babbacombe’s secluded coves. There will be
opportunities to visit some of the attractions as well –
and there are lots of them. For instance the Model Village
and ‘Bygones’ in Babbacombe. Kent’s Cavern and Torre
Abbey in Torquay, Oldway Mansion and the Zoo in
Paignton, plus the Dartmouth Steam Railway with steam
trains offering great views of Torbay and the estuary of
the River Dart on the way to Kingswear

B, D

Day 3 Wednesday

Except in February, when the train doesn’t run and we take you to
Trago Mills, Newton Abbot instead, we visit Buckfastleigh
for an included ride on the Heritage South Devon Railway.
A typical Great Western branch line, closed back in the
1960s and restored by enthusiasts and volunteers, it
winds alongside the River Dart to Totnes, the trains
generally steam-hauled. Afterwards we spend time at the
nearby Benedictine Buckfast Abbey, established in the
11th century and restored at the end of the 19th century.
Don’t forget to look for the monks’ famous Tonic Wine
and Honey.

B, D

Day 4 Thursday

A full day out with much to see. We use the road through the
resorts of Teignmouth and Dawlish to get to Exeter.
Sightseeing in the city centre for one of England’s
beautiful Cathedrals. On to wild, bleak Dartmoor by way
of Moretonhampstead: see the view from Haytor Rocks
and have tea in Widecombe-in-the-Moor.

B, D

Day 5 Friday

Breakfast, then leave for home enjoying
the drive through the varied scenery of such counties as
Somerset and Wiltshire


B=Breakfast, D=Dinner


One of the 3 of Devon’s most popular all yearround resorts. Torquay, at its heart, with a lively harbour area and palm-lined promenades: Babbacombe, with spectacular coastal views across Lyme Bay and Torbay from its level cliff top roads: Paignton, with all its attractions on level ground, wide beach and well maintained parks and gardens And see the best of South Devon on the excursions, some of which were changed last year. As they proved popular, they have been retained for 2017.



Babbacombe, about 10 minutes level walk from

the cliff-top promenade and the shops. Outdoor

swimming pool. Lots of ground floor rooms, also a

lift. The hotel has recently been upgraded to 3 star

All rooms en suite with TV, tea/coffee making.

Entertainment most evenings



Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Ashingdon Golden Cross Golden Cross, By Fox (Welcome Homes)
Barking, North St North Street, Barking,outside St Margaret's Church
Barkingside Barkingside, Fulwell Cross, by Swimming Baths
Basildon Trafford House Trafford House (Adjacent to Basildon Rail Station)
Billericay Sun Corner Sun Corner, Laindon Road, Billericay
Brentwood Brentwood High St, by Argos
Canvey Island - Canute King Canute PH, Canvey Island
Canvey Island - Haystack Long Road, Canvey Island, Haystack
Chalkwell Park Chalkwell Park Bus Stop
Chandos Garage Hockley Chandos Garage Hockley
Cricketers Westcliff Cricketers Bus Stop, Southend on Sea
Dagenham Wood Lane Wood Lane, Dagenham, Opp Morrisons
Eastwood - Kent Elms Kent Elms Corner, Eastwood, Rayleigh Road
Eastwood - Rochford Cnr Rayleigh Road, Eastwood, Rochford Corner
Folkestone services XX Eurotunnel- Stop 24 Junction 11 on M20
Grays Oak PH Oak PH, Socketts Heath, Grays
Hadleigh - Vic House Cnr Vic House Corner, Kiln Road, Hadleigh
Hadleigh Church Hadleigh Church, Bus Layby
Harold Wood Harold Wood, Bus Stops, Harold Wood Station
Hockley Spa Spa Road Bus Stop, Hockley
Hopes Green, S Benfleet High Road, S Benfleet, by Benfleet Tvl opp Shell G
Hornchurch North Street, Hornchurch, Fire Station
Ilford Clements Road, Ilford, by East London Travelshop
Kents Hill Lights Kents Hill Lights Bus Stop, London Road, Benfleet
Kiln Road (Kenneth Road) Kiln Road (Kenneth Road) - Thundersley
Leigh on Sea - Elms Elms PH, London Road, Leigh on Sea
Leigh on Sea - Thames Dr Thames Drive, Leigh on Sea
M25 Thurrock Services M25 Thurrock Services Coach Park
North Shoebury Road Bus Stop , outside Asda (St Marys)
North Shoebury Road, Shoeburyness
Pitsea Granada Bingo, Pitsea
Rayleigh Websters Way Websters Way, Rayleigh, opp Rayleigh Lanes
Rochford Station Bus Stop Rochford Station Bus Stop, Bradley Way
Romford St Edwards Way, Romford, Bus Stop 'H'
Shenfield Shenfield Station
South Benfleet St Marys St Mary's Church, Layby, South Benfleet
South Benfleet Tarpots Tarpots Coach Stop (opp Clare Road), Sth Benfleet
Southchurch - Swintons Outside Swinton Insurance, Southchurch Road
Southchurch White Horse White Horse Bus Stop, Southchurch
Southend Airport Bus Stop, Southend Airport, Eastwoodbury Crescent
Southend Queensway Bus Layby, Rear of Sainsburys, Southend
Stanford le Hope Rookery Rookery Corner, Stanford le Hope (St Cleres Hall G
Thorpe Bay Station Station, Acacia Drive, Thorpe Bay
Upminster St Mary's Lane/Bell Corner, Upminster
Vange Barge Vange Barge Bus Stop, High Road, Pitsea
Wakering Crouchmans Wakering High St/ Crouchmans Avenue
West Leigh Schools West Leigh Schools, London Rd, Leigh on Sea
Westcliff on Sea Bell PH Bell PH, Rochford Road Bus Stop
Westcliff on Sea Palace Palace Theatre, Westcliff on Sea
Wickford Halls Corner Halls Corner, opp Police Station, Wickford
x Benfleet Hopes see hope xxxxxHopes Green, High Road,xxxxxxxsee new p/up
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