Holidays 2018

Steam & Moorland

9th June 2018 | 5 Days

Steam & Moorland

Tour Price:
£379.00 per person

Your Holiday Centre

The English Riviera, which covers the three towns of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham, is a resort in the truest sense of the word, attracting thousands of visitors of all ages and interests throughout the year. There is plenty to see and do in Paignton.

The hotel is a stone's throw from the newly designed Apollo Cinema and the many cafes, pubs and clubs in the area. Its long sandy beaches, colourful atmosphere, paddler-friendly waters and first class attractions are the essential ingredients for a magical family holiday.

During the summer months life seems to revolve around the seafront, which comes alive to the sound of laughter and holiday fun. But there is also another side to this distinctive seaside town, which can be found in the elegance of Oldway Mansion, the green coastline around Elberry Cove and the architecture of Palace Avenue and Torbay Cinema. At night Paignton's seafront comes alive with illuminations and is perfect for an evening stroll. These are just a few of the places of interest that are only a short journey away.

Tour Inclusions

  • All coach travel
  • 4 nights half board
  • Excursions
  • Steam train & boat cruise
  • Entertainment
  • Services of driver/guide

Special Notes

  • Insurance.
  • Please inform us of any special dietary needs (diabetic, gluten free, vegetarian, etc)
  • Special requests are put forward to the hotel and they will do their utmost to accommodate your needs.
  • All rooms have tea/coffee making facilities.

Tour Price

Price Per Person

Single Room Supplement: £Nil

Your Accommodation

Marine Hotel

Marine Hotel, Seafront, Paignton, Devon, TQ4 6AP.
Tel: 01803 559778

A warm welcome is found at the Marine Hotel. Situated on a level position, directly opposite the seafront and a short walk to the town centre, you couldn't ask for a better-located hotel.

The hotel is airy, modern and light yet highly comfortable. The sunlit reception area takes you through to the niceley designed conservatory. This is the ideal place to relax after your journey to the beautiful South West. It boasts a panoramic view of the seafront and the pretty Palace Gardens.

All bedrooms are delightfully furnished, comfortable, en-suite and centrally heated with tea/coffee making facilities, hair dryers and T.V. Evening entertainment from quality cabaret acts, dance floor, and home cooked food and choice of menu.

There is a lift to all floors, and there are also rooms on the ground floor.

Steam & Moorland
Steam & Moorland

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Depart Local Area

Step aboard your luxury coach as you make your way south. There will be stops en-route for comfort and lunch. Devon has long been Britain’s most popular holiday county, you will arrive in Paignton and the Marine Hotel later this afternoon, in one of its bests-loved resorts, where you will spend the next 4 night's half board. Time to unpack and settle in before dinner and evening entertainment.

Day 2: Dartmouth Steam Railway

After breakfast you make your way to the station at Paignton for your trip to Dartmouth via the steam railway (Included) where you will board the steam train from Paignton to Kingswear, you then cross on the passenger ferry to Dartmouth, then taking a one hour circular river cruise. Sit back and enjoy the trip as you pass the historic places and the unsurpassed scenery. Time in Dartmouth for lunch, then return on the passenger ferry to Kingswear for your return train ride back to Paignton, Enjoy a walk along the promenade or just relax.

Day 3: Buckfast Abbey & Dartmoor

A full day excursion. Totnes on the river Dart is a resort we pass on the way to Buckfast Abbey. Nestled in the shadow of Dartmoor, in a beautiful wooded valley beside the river Dart, Buckfast Abbey offers visitors a tranquil refuge from the hectic pace of everyday life. The Abbey is a working monastery where a community of Benedictine monks live self sufficiently. Benedictine monks first colonized the site at Buckfast in AD 1018. At the heart of the site is the Abbey Church, a spiritual haven for the many thousands of visitors who come each year. There is an overwhelming sense of peace as soon as you enter the grounds, with the church surrounded by gardens which in the summer come alive with colour. Time to explore before Continuing on to Moretonhampstead, which is an ancient small town on the north-eastern edge of Dartmoor. It developed as a small market town in the first years of the thirteenth century; it reached its peak as a cloth-manufacturing town in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. In the twentieth century it prospered, both as a local community and as a base from which to explore the beautiful valleys, hills and villages in and around the moor. We retrace our steps to look at the view and a photo stop from around Haytor Rocks (weather permitting) probably the most visited tor on Dartmoor, its huge granite mass is and has been depicted on numerous postcards, sketches, paintings and photographs. Last stop Widecombe. (Weather permitting). The beautiful village of Widecombe-in-the-Moor is a well-known Dartmoor tourist attraction welcoming visitors at all times of the year. Widecombe lies in a valley created by the East Webbern River. Time for afternoon tea, before returning to the hotel.

Day 4: A visit to Brixham

Generations have been enchanted by the charm and romance of Brixham, a colorful and bustling fishing port at the southern end of Torbay. The hilly town is built around the central harbour area, which remains the lifeblood of this quaint historic town. Vibrant fishermen's cottages gaze out across the port and the fishing trawlers below. Brixham is one of the three towns that make up Torbay on the English Riviera. The picture postcard Harbour has a replica of the Golden Hind beside the quay amongst the yachts and fishing boats. The town and harbour side has many interesting shops and cafes among the maze of narrow, winding streets. We return back to the hotel, where you can have a walk along the prom or just relax before dinner.

Day 5: Depart for Home

Depart for Home Breakfast over and cases have been loaded back on the coach. It's now time to say farewell to your hosts at the Marine Hotel. Retracing your steps with stops en-route, back to your destination, arriving home early evening.

Your driver/guide will do their professional best to ensure that you enjoy this tour. It will be at their discretion to rearrange the itinerary to better the tour for your comfort.