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Devon Riviera, Torquay 2020

Devon Riviera, Torquay 2020

One of the Torbay resorts; a regular in the programme

5 day Holiday


Monday 23 March          £259

Monday 31 August        £349

Monday 29 September £299


Single supplement NIL





4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast.

Excursions as described

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

See the Devon countryside with its rich red soil as we drive to Totnes, a very old and very attractive market town on the River Dart. Then to Dartmouth, the important sailing centre where the Royal Naval College is located. We continue, in the district of South Hams (where there are more holidayhomes than anywhere else in the country), to Slapton Sands and Kingsbridge before returning

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, 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 Devon’s most popular all year round 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  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 2020.


MARQUIS HOTEL TORQUAY In the heart of Torquay’s main hotel district, Belgrave Road. Torre Abbey and its gardens and leisure facilities are just yards away, as is the English Riviera Centre. The bar, lounge and restaurant are all spacious and comfortable. There are plenty of rooms on the ground floor and at garden level as there is no lift. The entire hotel was completely refurbished quite recently.

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
Chelmsford Victoria Road (coach bays)
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
Eastwood Jones Corner Eastwood, Rayleigh Road, Jones Corner
Bus Stop by Brookside Tavern
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 Travelodge IG1 !BA
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 Old Granada Bingo, Pitsea SS13 3AH
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 Clare Rd Tarpots Coach Stop (opp Clare Road), Sth Benfleet
South Benfleet St Marys St Mary's Church, Layby, South Benfleet
Southchurch Tyrrel Drive Southchurch Road - Tyrrel Drive (Swintons)
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

There are currently no departures available on this tour.


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