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Paignton & English Riviera

Paignton & English Riviera

Ideally situated on Torbay, Paignton caters for a whole range of holidaymakers, with extensive beaches of white sand and a variety of attractions, entertainment and a picturesque harbour.

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PAIGNTON & English Riviera

 

Ideally situated on Torbay, Paignton caters for the whole range of holidaymakers, with extensive beaches of white sand and a variety of amenities, entertainment and harbour.

Paignton is part of the UNESCO accredited English Riviera Global Geopark that celebrates its extraordinary history and natural beauty, a testament to both its coast and countryside, one of only seven in the entire UK.

 

Highlights

 

Paignton   |   Exeter   |   Plymouth   |   Totnes

 

 

 

Day One

We depart early morning from your home with our exclusive door to door pick-up service, join your coach and travel south to Paignton, comfort stops enroute, arrive at your hotel with time to relax before dinner.

 

Day Two

A day at leisure in Paignton, so you can choose how you'll like to spend your free day.

 

Day Three

Full day excursion to the naval city of Plymouth, come rain or shine, Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City is home to breath-taking views, plenty to see and do and lots of fresh, sea air. Located in one of the most beautiful locations imaginable, Plymouth is sandwiched between the incredible South West coastline and the wild beauty of Dartmoor National Park. This is where the 17th century Pilgrim Fathers sailed to America, with a busy harbour and excellent shops. 

 

On our return we visit to Totnes on the River Dart. A unique and charming historic market town that combines breathtaking beautiful countryside with a fascinating history.

By the 12th Century Totnes had established its self as a market town and prospered throughout the medieval period. In recent times it has gained a reputation as a centre for learning, arts, alternative lifestyles and culture.  Much of Totnes’ fascinating history can be seen around the town, there are many historic buildings lining the streets, the atmospheric Guildhall which has been the home of the town council for over 450 years not forgetting the Norman motte and bailey castle which overlooks the town.

A trip to Totnes is not complete without a visit to the Brutus Stone, which can be found in Fore Street, set into the pavement. This stone is meant to mark the spot where Trojan Prince, Brutus, disembarked from his ship. As he stepped ashore on to the stone he said “Here I stand, and here I rest. The town shall be called Totnes”.

 

     

 

Day Four

Today an excursion to the Cathedral city of Exeter, a small city that packs a big punch.

 

Exeter is one of the most vibrant, attractive and historically interesting cities in England. Pre-dating the arrival of the Romans in AD 50, Exeter has a long and rich history and is home to the award-winning Royal Albert Memorial Museum where visitors can explore the city’s 2,000-year history under one roof!

 

Exeter has a real sense of individuality, its varied cultural scene is embraced by proud locals, and the diverse mix of eateries means it is renowned as one of the foodie capitals of the South West.

 

The city's location in the heart of Devon, surrounded by miles of countryside and close to the World Heritage Jurassic Coast, means there's plenty of opportunity to enjoy the stunning scenery.

 

Day Five

After a leisurely breakfast we return home, arriving early evening.

 

Price Includes:

·          Home pick up

·          4 nights’ accommodation, dinner & breakfast

 

 

MARINE HOTEL, Paignton

The Marine is a firm favourite with many of our customers and is situated on the promenade, one of the finest level and detached sea front positions in Paignton.  The hotel is family owned, and there is always a homely and relaxed atmosphere.  All bedrooms have tea making facilities, some ground floor rooms, two lounges, entertainment, lift, sun lounge and bar. 

 

 

DAY ONE

Home pick-up before joining your coach and travelling south to Paignton, comfort stops enroute, arrive at your hotel with time to relax before dinner.

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DAY TWO

At leisure in Paignton, find out what the real Paignton is all about at your own pace.

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DAY THREE

Full day excursion to the naval city of Plymouth, come rain or shine, Plymouth, Britain's Ocean City is home to breath-taking views, plenty to see and do. Located in one of the most beautiful locations, Plymouth is sandwiched between the incredible South West coastline and the wild beauty of Dartmoor National Park and this is where the 17th century Pilgrim Fathers sailed to America, with a busy harbour and excellent shops.

On our return a visit to Totnes on the River Dart, a unique and charming historic market town that combines breathtaking beautiful countryside with a fascinating history. By the 12th century Totnes had established itself as a market town and prospered throughout the medieval period. In recent times it has gained a reputation as a centre of learning, arts, alternative lifestyles and culture. Much of Totnes fascinating history can be seen around the town, there are many historic buildings lining the streets and the atmospheric Guildhall which has been the home of the town council for over 450 years not forgetting the Norman Mottee and Bailey Castle which overlooks the town. A trip to Totnes is not complete without a visit to the Brutus Stone, which can be found in Fore Street, set into the payment. The stone is meant to mark the spot where Trojan Prince Brutus disembarked from his ship, as he stepped ashore on the stone he said 'Here I stand and here I rest, the town shall be called Totnes'.

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DAY FOUR

Today an excursion to the Cathedral city of Exeter a vibrant, attractive and historically interesting city, pre-dating the arrival of the Romans in 50 AD, it has a long and rich history and is home to the award-winning Royal Albert Memorial Museum where visitors can explore the citys 2000 year history under one roof. Exeter has a real sense of individuality, its varied cultural scene is embraced by proud locals and the diverse mix of eateries means it is renowned as one of the foodie capitals of the South West.

The citys location in the heart of Devon, surrounded by miles of countryside and close to the World Heritage Jurassic Coast means there is plenty of opportunity to enjoy the stunning scenery.

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DAY FIVE

After a leisurely breakfast we return home, with comfort stops enroute, arriving early evening.

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B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

MARINE HOTEL, Paignton

The Marine is a firm favourite with many of our customers and is situated on the promenade, one of the finest level and detached sea front positions in Paignton.  The hotel is family owned, and there is always a homely and relaxed atmosphere.  All bedrooms have tea making facilities, some ground floor rooms, two lounges, entertainment, lift, sun lounge and bar. 

 

 

INCLUDED:

Door to door pick-up

4 nights' accommodation, dinner & breakfast.

 

Rooms are allocated on a first come first served basis and are limited. If no single supplement applies this is limited to single room allocation and therefore additional cost may apply.  Prices displayed are per person unless otherwise stated. If door to door pick up is included there may be additional charges for out of area. Itineraries and hotel inclusions may be subject to change.

 

 

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
Bodelwyddan Bodelwyddan, Marble Church
Broughton Broughton, Broughton Layby on A5104
Chester, Chester, Holiday Inn South - Layby Outside
Chirk Chirk, Moreton Park Garden Centre
Colwyn Bay Colwyn Bay, Railway Station
Holywell Holywell, Bus Station
Llandudno Junction Llandudno Junction, Train Station Car Park
Wrexham, Wrexham, Plas Coch Pub
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