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Torquay & The English Riviera

Torquay & The English Riviera

A popular resort since Victorian times, Torquay is the perfect base from which to discover the many sights of South Devon. Nestled on the English Riviera, this delightful town basks in Mediterranean-like sunshine, features lush gardens, a bustling harbour, and idyllic promenades, perfect for leisurely strolls. During this tour you’ll experience the peaceful elegance of Buckfast Abbey, enjoy a journey on the South Devon Railway, visit the charming towns of Totnes and Dartmouth plus discover the splendid Greenway House, once the holiday home of Agatha Christie. This holiday to Torquay and its captivating surroundings promises a delightful blend of coastal allure, history, and culture on the English Riviera.




The Belgrave Sands is located close to the seafront and just a short walk to the town centre and harbour. All bedrooms feature walk in shower, robe and slippers, television, telephone, Wi-Fi, iron / ironing board, mini fridge, hairdryer, safe and tea / coffee making facilities. The hotel also features a restaurant, lounge bar and dance floor plus leisure club with swimming pool, gym and spa. Lift to all floors.




  • Accommodation with dinner and breakfast

  • Journey on the South Devon Railway

  • River Dart 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 Torquay in the late afternoon for check in to the Belgrave Sands Hotel.


Day Two

Enjoy a day at leisure in the charming seaside resort of Torquay. Known as the "English Riviera," Torquay offers golden sandy beaches, lush gardens, and a bustling harbor. Explore the scenic Babbacombe Downs, visit the enchanting Kents Cavern, or stroll along the palm-fringed promenade. Discover the town's delightful shops and indulge in fresh seafood at waterfront restaurants.

B, D

Day Three

Morning visit to Buckfast Abbey where you will have an opportunity to explore this fabulous 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 wander around this unique and charming town that has an excellent range of small independent retailers and unique shops, as well as plenty of cafés and restaurants.

B, D

Day Four

Today we visit Dartmouth, a picturesque harbour town known for its charming waterfront, historic architecture and scenic countryside. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the River Dart, explore the quaint shops and cafés, or visit the Dartmouth Castle, a historic fortress with stunning views of the estuary. This afternoon we board a boat for a delightful journey along the River Dart to Greenway House, a historic mansion located on the banks of the River Dart that was once the holiday home of the famous author Agatha Christie.

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
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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