A Taste of The West Country

with River Dart Cruise & South Devon Steam Train Ride

Monday 9th - Friday 13th October 2017

£365pp

5 days, 4 night(s)

Deposit: £75pp
Travel Insurance: £23pp

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Overview

Roadmark has visited the Toorak Hotel in Torquay on numerous occasions and the feedback has been consistently good. There is a quiet, country-house atmosphere and the restaurant is renowned for its delicious food, with buffet style breakfasts and tempting table d’hôte evening meals. This early autumn break features West Country produce menus and nightly “Tribute to the Stars” entertainment.

Your Holiday Hotel

The three-star Toorak Hotel is part of the Torquay Leisure Hotels complex. There are comfortable lounges and bars, ten-pin bowling, pool and snooker, as well as nightly entertainment. “Aztec Falls” is a heated indoor 25-metre swimming pool with jacuzzi, saunaand steam room. There is a lift at the Hotel, which is just a short stroll from the seafront and a 30 minute walk from the Town Centre. Free Wi-Fi in bedrooms and public areas.

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Location (Devon)

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Itinerary

(DAY 1) Monday 9th October

Once the taxi has collected you from home we will set off on our journey to the West Country, calling at the pretty town of Sidmouth for a lunch stop. This evening there will be a welcome drinks reception before dinner.

(DAY 2) Tuesday 10th October

After breakfast we drive to Totnes and board a steam train for a nostalgic 7-mile journey on the former GWR branch line alongside the River Exe to Buckfastleigh. We spend lunchtime at Buckfast Abbey before returning to the Hotel for a delicious Devonshire Cream Tea.

(DAY 3) Wednesday 11th October

First to Newton Abbot, with time to explore and visit the bustling street market. Then into the wilds of the Dartmoor National Park. We will drive through the craggy landscape, where ponies outnumber people, passing striking granite tors, steep wooded river valleys and swathes of heather covered moorland.

(DAY 4) Thursday 12th October

Today you will enjoy one of the most scenic river cruises in Britain as we take a 90-minute trip on the Dart from Totnes to Dartmouth (or vice-versa depending on the tide). Our cruise passes the magnificent buildings of the Britannia Royal Naval College, Agatha Christie’s Greenway Estate, and the riverside villages of Stoke Gabriel and Dittisham. Thisafternoon there will be a cider and cheese tasting from a local West Country producer.

(DAY 5) Friday 13th October

We are homeward bound today and will break the journey for a lunch stop in the County Town of Dorchester. On reaching Sussex taxis will take you to your door.