Coach holidays with Alfa Travel

The English Riviera

Resort - Torquay

Overview

Torquay is one of Britain's most famous resorts, situated at the heart of 22 miles of unspoilt coastline, often referred to as the "English Riviera". It has a mild climate, sparkling blue waters and in its beautiful public gardens you will see subtropical plants and palm trees. Torquay has something to offer everyone: by day you can relax on one of the clean sandy beaches, explore the bustling harbour and marina and the excellent shops or if you are feeling more active there are lovely walks, or activities such as sailing, bowls, golf or fishing. By night you'll be spoilt for choice: there are theatres, night clubs, cabarets and discothèques and of course you'll see the lights illuminating the promenade reflected across the beautiful bay. The many local attractions include Paignton Zoo, Babbacombe Model Village, Kent's Cavern, Torbay Steam Railway and Cockington thatched village. Torquay’s harbour-side has recently been redeveloped and features Living Coasts, a fascinating wildlife attraction adjacent to the Regina Hotel.

Prices from

£414 per person

Supplements may apply

Tour code: 153M

Tour: The English Riviera

Resort: Torquay

Days: 7

Date Travelling: 01 August 2021

Travelling by: Coach

Hotel: Regina Hotel

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Itinerary

Day 1 - Outward Travel

Day 2 - Exmouth & Sidmouth

  • Devon's original coastal resort has an excellent local museum and Blue Plaque Trail.
  • Nelson, Shelly, Byron and Raleigh all visited Exmouth for rest and inspiration.
  • Manor Park Gardens are well kept with spectacular decorative borders, a café and occasional entertainment.
  • Regular visitors to this select resort included Princess Victoria before she became Queen.
  • An interesting local museum (free entry) nestles amid the Regency architecture.
  • Connaught Gardens are famed for their year-round floral displays and clifftop views.

Day 3 - Teignmouth & Exeter

  • Fans of classic Georgian architecture will love Den Crescent and the Assembly Rooms, reminiscent of Bath.
  • At the resort end of town, the magnificent Victorian pier hosts many traditional seaside attractions.
  • As well as the sea beach with its pier, Teignmouth has a river beach leading to the harbour and close-knit old town.
  • Famous for its cathedral, with long vaulted ceilings, astronomical clock and minstrel's gallery.
  • History and art lovers will also enjoy the Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Gallery (free admission).
  • Take a rest at the Ship Inn, which Drake used to frequent.

Day 4 - Day at Leisure

  • Today is left free to allow for relaxing in the hotel or exploring the local area.
  • Don't hesitate to enquire with the hotel reception regarding local attractions and travel options.

Day 5 - Day at Leisure

  • Today is left free to allow for relaxing in the hotel or exploring the local area.
  • Don't hesitate to enquire with the hotel reception regarding local attractions and travel options.

Day 6 - Buckfast Abbey Half Day

  • A living monastic community situated on the southern edge of Dartmoor.
  • The Abbey (free entry) is famous for its tonic wine, made from French mistelle and Devonian herbs.
  • The whole site was rebuilt by French Benedictines, exiled fom France during the Third Republic.

Day 7 - Return Travel

Important Information

Customers will be required to wear face coverings whilst travelling on our coaches and at the interchanges, unless they are unable to do so due to breathing difficulties or a disability. Customers unable to wear a face covering are advised to complete a special requirement form before travelling so the driver is aware. Our drivers and interchange teams will wear face coverings until all customers have boarded the coach and whilst handling luggage. All feeder vehicles will be required to operate in accordance with our Alfa Coaches Covid-secure procedures. Customers will be required to adhere to safety measures at interchange, which are likely to include restrictions on the capacity numbers in the services at any one time and socially distanced queues both inside and outside the Services. We will be utilising employees at the interchange as marshals, to make sure passengers are following the correct social distancing measures whilst providing extra reassurance and support. Random customer temperature checks by members of the team wearing appropriate PPE will be undertaken at the interchange. All excursions and venues featured within our holiday programmes will be risk assessed to ensure that we are still able to still deliver a memorable holiday experience operating in accordance with our own Covid-secure procedures. The availability of any attraction mentioned in the resort or excursion descriptions cannot be guaranteed.

Regina Hotel

Wonderfully situated on the harbour-side, with the principal shops and theatre a gentle stroll away. The ground floor was extensively refurbished in 2008. Part of the Regina is particularly interesting as the home for three years of the poet, Elizabeth Barrett Browning. 68 bedrooms with central heating and private bath or shower and WC. All rooms have tea/coffee making facilities, hair dryer and TV with radio channels.

Contact Details

Regina Hotel
Victoria Parade

Tel No: 01803 292904

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