Perfect Paignton

Saturday 15th - Saturday 22nd July 2017

£639pp

8 days, 7 night(s)

Deposit: £75pp
Travel Insurance: £28.50pp

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Overview

We have been visiting the English Riviera for many years, and it is an area that never fails to delight. Long summer days, sandy beaches, attractive coastal towns, colourful fishing harbours, pretty Devon thatched cottages, and interesting visits make it the perfect place for a relaxing holiday.

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The Marine Hotel is situated directly opposite the seafront, in a level position close to the town centre. There is a lift to all floors. Bedrooms vary in size and are individually decorated and ensuite, with television, tea/coffee making facilities and hairdryer. A glass conservatory runs along the front of the Hotel providing panoramic views of the seafront and Palace Gardens. The food is home cooked with a good menu choice. Live entertainment is provided on some evenings.

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Location (Devon)

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Itinerary

(DAY 1) Saturday 15th July

We travel to the West Country, with a stop at Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens. The 20-acre garden is filled with rare and exotic plants and provides a good lunch stop. We enjoy the Dorset coastal scenery and arrive in Torbay by late afternoon.

(DAY 2) Sunday 16th July

A morning to relax with the Sunday papers or stroll through the seafront gardens. Later the coach will take you to Powderham Castleon the banks of the River Exe. We will take a guided tour of the 14th century castle, home of the Courtenay family, Earls of Devon for over 600 years.

(DAY 3) Monday 17th July

Today’s ‘Round Robin’ tour includes a journey on the Torbay Steam Railway,a ferry ride to the seafaring town of Dartmouth, and a cruise along the tranquil River Dart, passing the villages of Greenway and Dittisham.

(DAY 4) Tuesday 18th July

Close to Paignton is the town of Totnes, and we visit to enjoy the Elizabethan Costumed Craft Market, before continuing through the Dart Valley to the fascinating Dartmoor Otter & Butterfly Centre in Buckfastleigh.

(DAY 5) Wednesday 19th July

A day at leisure to explore Torbay at your own pace, relax at the Hotel or visit the shops. You may like to take the ferry to Brixham or Torquay, or visit Paignton Zoo.

(DAY 6) Thursday 20th July

Today is devoted to the Dartmoor National Park. We start with a visit toThe House of Marblesat Bovey Tracey. The road twists and climbs out of Moretonhampstead through rugged tor-clad moorland to Postbridge and Two Bridges. Next comes Princetown, where the brooding prison with its high granite walls has been housing ne’er-do-wells since the mid 1800s. A fascinating day out enjoying some of the best scenery in the southwest.

(DAY 7) Friday 21st July

A half-day excursion to Babbacombe Model Village, one of Devon’s oldest attractions. Thousands of miniature buildings, people and vehicles capture the essence of England’s past, present and future, all set in award-winning gardens.

(DAY 8) Saturday 22nd July

Our seaside holiday comes to an end. We travel home, with a lunch stop in the market town of Bridport. We reach Sussex late afternoon, and taxis will meet the coach to return you to your door.