During this glorious break at Torquay’s highest rated three-star hotel, explore the South Devon coast by road, rail and sea.
Day 1 After your pick up by taxi from your door, we travel west by coach, making suitable refreshment stops along the way and arriving at our hotel in Torquay to relax before dinner.
Day 2 We are joined by a local Blue Badge Guide today for a tour which travels along the coast through Teignmouth, Dawlish and Exmouth, then back through Kingsteignton and Newton Abbott. We return to Torquay mid-afternoon, so you have some time to look around the town.
Day 3 A full day excursion beginning with the Paignton & Dartmouth Railway. We travel on the steam railway from Paignton to Kingswear, which travels seven miles along the spectacular Torbay coast, and through the wooded slopes bordering the Dart Estuary. We then cross on the passenger ferry to Dartmouth where you have free time to explore. In the afternoon we board our boat for the one-hour cruise to Totnes, where our coach will be waiting. (Order of day depends on tides.)
Day 4 We depart after breakfast and have a stop in Winchester or Salisbury for shopping and a chance to get some lunch. We reach the local area mid-afternoon to be met by our taxis.
Originally built as a private home for the Russian royal family, this elegant hotel is set in two acres of grounds on the headland with stunning views across the bay. The hotel boasts a large lounge, entertainment room with a dance ﬂoor, quiet lounges, a brand new spa with 3 hydro pools, sauna, steam room, gym and treatment rooms. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has WiFi and a lift to most rooms.