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Highlights of Devon & the English Riviera

Highlights of Devon & the English Riviera

The unspoilt coast and countryside of South Devon is the perfect backdrop for a relaxing escape! Join us on this new tour as we explore some of the regions best towns and resorts.

The unspoilt coast and countryside of South Devon is the perfect backdrop for a relaxing escape, and on this tour we get to sample both. From our base in Haytor near the edge of Dartmoor National Park we visit the market towns of Newton Abbot and Dartmouth, where we have an included ride on the Dartmouth River Cruise. The picturesque town of Totnes is not to be missed as well as the historic fishing town of Brixham. We will also have free time in Torquay, one of Britain’s most famous resorts situated at the heart of a magnificent coastline and often referred to as the 'English Riviera'.




The recently renovated four star Moorland Hotel is set at the base of Haytor, within 11 acres of landscaped gardens and is known for wild ponies often grazing nearby. Facilities include a conservatory restaurant as well as the main restaurant which is nestled within its gardens, a bar and shared lounge. All bedrooms feature walk in showers, large flat screen TV, robe and slippers, iron and board, mini-fridge, hairdryer, digital safe, plus tea and coffee facilities. Lift access to most rooms. 




  • Accommodation with dinner and breakfast

  • Single Journey on the Brixham-Torquay ferry

  • Guided tour of Buckfast Abbey

  • Single Journey on the South Devon Railway

  • Dartmouth River Cruise

  • Excursions as described in the tour itinerary

  • Return coach travel from your local pick up point

Day One

We travel south via the motorway network to the West Country, arriving in the late afternoon for check in to the Moorland Hotel in Haytor


Day Two

Morning visit to Buckfast Abbey for an included guided tour of the Abbey which is home to a working community of Benedictine monks. We will then board the South Devon Railway for a journey from Buckfastleigh Station to the historic town of Totnes. Upon arrival at Totnes there will be time to explore this unique and charming town that has an excellent range of small independent retailers and unique shops, as well as plenty of cafes and restaurants.

B, D

Day Three

Today we travel to Newton Abbot, a historic market town surrounded by beautiful South Devon countryside. In the heart of Newton Abbot is the popular outdoor market which takes place every Wednesday, as well as the Indoor Pannier Market and Food Hall. This afternoon we travel to Dartmouth where we will board the Dartmouth River Cruise for a circular journey around Dartmouth. Take in the sights of Bayards Cove, Kingswear, Dartmouth Castles and and The Estate of the late Dame Agatha Christie. There will then be some time at leisure to discover this charming historic town.

B, D

Day Four

This morning we travel to Brixham where there will be some free time in this picturesque historic fishing town before boarding the Brixham Ferry Boat for the short transfer across to Torquay. Once arriving in Torquay there will be free time to explore the resort which is characterised by its Mediterranean feel created by its palm tree lined seafront, Italian style white villas perched high on the hillsides and fabulous boats and yachts moored in the marina.

B, D

Day Five

We check-out this morning and commence our return journey home to North Wales.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

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
Abergele Abergele, Bowling Green Bus Stop
Bangor, Nelson Pub Bangor, Bus Stop Opposite Nelson Pub
Bangor, Pontio Centre Bangor, Pontio Centre Bus Stop
Bethel Bethel, Primary School Bus Stop
Bontnewydd Bontnewydd, Bus Stop Near Chip Shop
Bryngwran Bryngwran, School Entrance
Caergeiliog Caergeiliog, Outside Sportsmans Pub
Caernarfon, Campbell Road Caernarfon, Bus Stop Bottom of Campbell Road
Caernarfon, Leisure Cent. Caernarfon, Bus Stop opposite Leisure Centre
Caernarfon, Morrisons Caernarfon, Morrisons Bus Stop
Caernarfon, Waterloo Port Caernarfon, Waterloo Port Bus Stop
Caernarfon, Y Glyn Caernarfon, Y Glyn Bethel Road
Chester Chester, Holiday Inn South Hotel Bus Stop
Chirk Chirk, Moreton Park Garden Centre
Colwyn Bay Colwyn Bay, Railway Station Bus Stop
Criccieth, Medical Centre Criccieth, Medical Centre Bus Stop
Ewloe Ewloe, Outside St David's Park Hotel
Gaerwen Gaerwen, Stermat Car Park
Gwalchmai Gwalchmai, Opposite Clock
Holyhead Holyhead, Bus Stop Outside Ferry Terminal Entrance
Llanberis, Maes Padarn Llanberis, Bus Stop Opposite Maes Padarn
Llanberis, Spar Llanberis, Outside Spar Shop
Llandudno Llandudno, Mostyn Broadway Coach Park Bus Stop
Llandudno Jct. Station Llandudno Junction, Station Hotel Bus Stop
Llandygai Llandygai, Penrhyn Castle Entrance
Llanfairfechan Llanfairfechan, Castle Bridge Bus Stop
Llanfairpwll Llanfairpwll, Pringles Car Park
(Parking not permitted at Pringles car park)
Llanfairpwll Park & Ride Llanfairpwll, Park & Ride
Llangefni Llangefni, Church Street Bus Stop
Llanrug Llanrug, Arvonia Garage
Menai Bridge Menai Bridge, Library Bus Stop
Northop Northop, Red Lion Pub Bus Stop
Oswestry Oswestry, Mile End Services Coach Park
Penrhyn Bay Penrhyn Bay, Post Office
Penygroes Penygroes, Crossroads (Outside Victoria Hotel)
Porthmadog Porthmadog, Tesco Bus Stop
Pwllheli Pwllheli, Bus Station
Rhos on Sea, Cayley Arms Rhos on Sea, Bus Stop Opposite Cayley Arms
Rhos on Sea, Hickorys Rhos on Sea, Bus Stop Opposite Hickorys Restaurant
St. Asaph St. Asaph, Bus Stop Outside Petrol Station
Valley Valley, Opposite Valley Hotel
Wrexham Wrexham, Bus Stand Lord Street
Y Felinheli, St. Marys Y Felinheli, St Mary's Church Bus Stop
Y Felinheli, Victoria Y Felinheli, Victoria Hotel Bus Stop

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