Summer in Sidmouth

Saturday 8th - Wednesday 12th July 2017

£449pp

5 days

Deposit: £75pp
Travel Insurance: £23pp
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Overview

Sidmouth is a charming and unspoilt seaside resort, a sanctuary from the excesses of modern-day tourism. The town nestles beneath the majestic red cliffs of Peak and Salcombe Hill and the valley of the little River Sid. Renowned for its gardens and fine architecture, the picturesque town centre offers an excellent range of individual shops, and is a delightful place in which to spend a few days.

Your Holiday Hotel

Established as a firm favourite with Roadmark clients, the Royal York and Faulkner Hotel hasa reputation for elegance, comfort and good food, with efficient Silver Service dining. The Hotel is a Regency building, dating from 1810, and occupies a convenient position on the Esplanade, close to the town centre. Owned and personally run by the Hook family for three generations, you are assured of a warm welcome and a friendly and relaxing atmosphere. There are comfortable lounges and a lift. Bedrooms are well appointed with television, radio, telephone, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. The Hotel has a contemporary Spa with hydrotherapy pool, steam cabin and sauna (an additional charge applies for use of the Spa).

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Location: Devon

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Itinerary

(DAY 1) Saturday 8th July

One of our taxis will collect you from home and bring you to the coach. We drive through Hampshire and Dorset, arriving at the Royal York & Faulkner Hotel in Sidmouth in good time to settle in before dinner.

(DAY 2) Sunday 9th July

Knightshayes Court is a Victorian Country House near Tiverton and a visit here provides an insight into the grand country life of that period. The Garden is considered to be one of the finest ornamental gardens in the country, and features a water lily pool, topiary, rare trees and shrubs and delightful seasonal colours. National Trust restaurant, shop and plant centre.

(DAY 3) Monday 10th July

We take a drive into South Devon, following the estuary of the River Exe through Dawlish and Teignmouth before reaching the “English Riviera” of Torbay. There will be a lunch stop in Paignton with its parks, harbour and attractive shopping centre. If the weather is suitable you will be offered the opportunity to take the 35-minute boat trip (cost included) from the fishing town of Brixham to Torquay, rejoining the coach there for the journey back to Sidmouth.

(DAY 4) Tuesday 11th July

A free day in which to relax at the Hotel and enjoy Sidmouth. Perhaps take a gentle stroll to the Connaught Gardens, or treat yourself to a traditional Devon Cream Tea. If you wish you may join us on a short trip to the world-famous Donkey Sanctuary, founded by Dr Elizabeth Svendsen MBE in 1969, since when over 12,000 sick and retired donkeys have been cared for.

(DAY 5) Wednesday 12th July

We leave Sidmouth after breakfast and follow the spectacular Dorset coastline to Abbotsbury. We pay a visit to the famous Sub-Tropical Gardens, established in 1765 and filled with rare and exotic plants from all over the world. The Gardens are a former HHA ‘Garden of the Year’ and have been described by Alan Titchmarsh as “One of the finest Gardens I have ever visited”. After time for lunch in the Colonial Restaurant we complete the homeward journey, reaching Sussex for late afternoon taxis.