Friday 1st - Monday 4th October 2021 £299 per person (£50 deposit per person due now – balance due July 2021)
Join us on this wonderful 4 day Autumn break to Devon.
Paignton is one of the brightest jewels in the English Riviera’s crown. As you arrive in the seaside resort of Paignton, you are met with the welcoming sight of its long stretch of beautiful and easily accessible beachfront, promenade, traditional pier, colourful beach huts and green area. The seafront and town centre shops all within close proximity.
The nearby harbour is home to delightful restaurants and cafes and you’ll also find a mysterious hidden beach in the form of Fairy Cove. The beaches in Paignton stretch for miles and make for fantastic walks with breathtaking views or rockpool exploring !
Friday 1st Octiober 2021
Morning departure from the Essex area as head South towards Paignton. A stop will be made en route at the delightful market town of Marlbororough, Wiltshire, where lunch can be purchased. With arcades, alleyways, coaching inns, half-timbered cottages and a church at each end of the high street — Marlborough still retains much of its original rustic charm.
We shall then head southwards towards our hotel in Paignton, Devon. After settling in, meet your fellow travellers and enjoy a three course evening meal and entertainment.
Saturday 2nd October 2021
After breakfast, the day is yours at leisure to either explore the seaside town of Paignton or alternatively, take the optional full day trip on the Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat Company (charges apply). You will travel on the steam railway from Paignton to Kingswear, then cross the River Dart on the foot passenger ferry to Dartmouth. Here you will board one of the boats for a circular River Cruise (approximately 1 hour duration) around the river and estuary. The cruise takes you to the mouth of the river passing Kingswear & Dartmouth Castles, Dittisham village, Britannia Royal Naval College and Greenway House – home to the late Dame Agatha Christie.
Keep your eyes peeled for the varied wildlife that can be seen – Dolphins, Seals, Herons, Egrets, Buzzards and Kingsfisher if you're quick enough ! On your return to Dartmouth there'll be time to look around, go shopping and have some lunch before going back to Kingswear for your return steam train ride to Paignton.
This evening, enjoy a three course evening meal and entertainment at the hotel.
Sunday 3rd October 2021
After a leisurely breakfast, we shall depart the hotel and head by coach to Torquay, Babbacombe & the hidden gem of St Marychurch - with its delightful pedestrianised precinct and independently owned boutiques. It is one of the very oldest settlements in South Devon, and its two historic church towers dominate the Torquay skyline. Each town has its own individuality.
Enjoy a three course evening meal and entertainment at the hotel.
Monday 4th October 2021
After a leisurely breakfast, we shall head to the harbour town of Brixham. Radiating a warmth of its own, Brixham nestles in the rugged cliffs at the southern end of the English Riviera.
Life in Brixham centres around its pretty harbour, where you can enjoy a drink and watch the day’s catch being brought in by the fishermen.
We shall then head home, making our through the Dartmoor National Park as we head back to Essex.
Our hotel - The Queens Hotel is ideally situated in the heart of Paignton. The hotel is centrally located on the level and is just 200 yards from Paignton town centre shops and seafront. It’s comfortable interior, fine restaurant, all year-round entertainment lounge and heated indoor swimming pool ensure your stay will be a memorable one.
All comfortably furnished en-suite bedrooms are serviced by lift and a few ground floor rooms are available.
The Queens Restaurant is spacious, light and comfortable with elegant skylights and archways. Full English and Continental breakfast is served every morning and every evening a delicious three course meal offering a wide selection of home cooked dishes is served. Each night there is entertainment in the main lounge.
Included in the incredible price of £299 per person is :
• Luxury coach travel for four days
• Free time in Marlborough, Wilts on day one
• 3 night’s overnight accommodation at the 3* Queens Hotel, Paignton
• Three course evening meal each night
• Evening entertainment at the hotel each night
• Use of the leisure facilities at the hotel
• Breakfast each morning
• A day at leisure in Paignton (if optional day trip not taken)
• Visits to Torquay, Babbacombe & St Marychurch
• A visit to Brixham
• A scenic drive through Dartmoor National Park
• A Tour Manager to escort the trip
Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, so please book early to avoid disappointment.