Torquay Cruise & Devon Steam

Torquay Cruise & Devon Steam

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Torquay Cruise & Devon Steam

5 Days Starting and ending in Torquay, UK

Visiting: Torquay

Tour operator:

National Holidays

Tour code:

17015

Guide Type:

Partially Guided

Physical rating:

Low

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
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$417
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NB: Prices correct on 18-May-2024 but subject to change.

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Tour Overview

Embark on a captivating journey through the heart of Devon with the "Torquay Cruise & Devon Steam" tour. This enchanting getaway offers a blend of serene nature, rich history, and delightful experiences over 4 nights in the charming town of Torquay. Stay in selected hotels known for their comfort and hospitality, and savor buffet-style meals that promise to tantalize your taste buds. Your adventure includes a heritage train journey on the South Devon Railway, a peaceful cruise on the River Exe, and an excursion to the serene Buckfast Abbey & Buckfast Butterfly Farm & Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary. Enjoy entertainment on some evenings and free time in Exmouth, with an optional excursion to Teignmouth. This tour is perfect for those looking to explore the beauty and tranquility of Devon, all while enjoying the comforts of a thoughtfully planned holiday.

Highlights

  • Heritage train journey on the South Devon Railway

  • Cruise on the River Exe

  • Excursion to Buckfast Abbey & Buckfast Butterfly Farm & Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary

Itinerary

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Day 1 - 5 : Torquay - Buckfast Abbey, Buckfast Butterfly Farm And Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary & The South Devon Railway - Cruising The River Exe & Exmouth

Location: Torquay

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Torquay has been one of the UK's top holiday destinations since Victorian times when the Riviera name was used to describe this favourite of resorts. Their legacy remains with sparkling white villas perched on the hilltops and elegant Victorian facades along the main streets to make a beautiful setting for a perfect coach break. Torquay's famous seven hills provide the backdrop to the waterfront, with 22 miles of coastline, cliffs, coves, beaches and walks to rival any in the South West of England and a climate that belongs somewhere much further south. Stunning views can be seen just about everywhere across the bay, out over the English Channel. orquay is very much a place to relax, in the many pavement cafés, pubs and restaurants, so soak up the atmosphere, take in the scenery, stroll around the parks and the gardens – everything you need for a an enjoyable coach holiday in a traditional English seaside resort!

BUCKFAST ABBEY, BUCKFAST BUTTERFLY FARM AND DARTMOOR OTTER SANCTUARY & SOUTH DEVON RAILWAY (FULL DAY)

Buckfast Abbey lies on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, on the banks of the River Dart. Founded by King Canute in 1018, Buckfast Abbey was at the heart of the community until Catholic monasteries were dissolved by King Henry VIII. The site gradually fell into ruins, but was brought back to life by a group of exiled French monks. Between 1906 and 1937, they lovingly re-built the Abbey Church on the medieval foundations and re-established the monastery. The Benedictine monks who live here spend each day in prayer, work and study. As well as visiting the beautiful Abbey Church, enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and explore the tranquil grounds which include the Lavender, Sensory, Physic and award-winning Millennium Gardens. The Abbey shops have a range of unusual gifts, food and drink including Buckfast Abbey fudge, hand-made in the monastery kitchens.

Situated just outside the southern edge of Dartmoor National Park, Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary is a unique attraction run by a small, dedicated team. Enjoy direct contact with some of the most beautiful tropical butterflies and learn about their amazing life cycle in their specially designed rainforest habitat. Wander around the otter sanctuary, home to three species of otter: the native British otter, the Asian short clawed otter and the large North American river otter and watch them play from the underwater viewing areas and in their large enclosures.

Experience a nostalgic journey on the award-winning South Devon Railway. Built in 1872 and initially known as the Dart Valley Railway, this former Great Western Railway branch line is the longest established steam railway in the south west. The line runs for just over 6 miles between Buckfastleigh and Totnes, passing through some of Devon’s most picturesque countryside along the stunning valley of the River Dart, and promises a wonderful trip for all ages

CRUISING THE RIVER EXE & EXMOUTH (FULL DAY)

Enjoy a lovely cruise along the beautiful River Exe. Admire the stunning scenery, keep a watch out for the local wildlife and revel in the peaceful surroundings as we cruise these calm waters. The River Exe is Devon’s main river and is nationally celebrated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest as an important habitat for wading and migrating birds such as avocets, curlews, teal, oystercatchers, redshanks, and plovers. Resident seals are also a frequent sight on these cruises. Live commentary from the skipper ensures we hear all about the fascinating history of the area as well as learning more about what this beautiful river has to offer. There’s also a fully licenced bar on board serving a range of hot and cold refreshments and snacks.

The picturesque resort of Exmouth lies on the south-east coast of Devon, where the River Exe meets the sea. One of the oldest seaside towns in Devon, Exmouth offers a lovely small harbour and two miles of sandy beach, perfect for a stroll along the shoreline, and is the gateway to the World Heritage Jurassic Coast with its dramatic cliffs and stunning views. This vibrant and bustling town is also home to many tempting bars, restaurants and cafés as well as an indoor market and a range of shops, perfect for a browse

OPTIONAL EXCURSION - TEIGNMOUTH (HALF DAY)

Join our optional half-day excursion along the coast to where the River Teign meets the sea. There, we will find tucked below the Haldon hills, the delightful town of Teignmouth. There is plenty to see and enjoy including a beautiful long sandy beach, a busy harbour, a host of charming Georgian buildings, and the picturesque 150-year-old Victorian ‘Grand Pier’.

What's Included

  • Heritage train journey on the South Devon Railway

  • Cruise on the River Exe

  • Excursion to Buckfast Abbey & Buckfast Butterfly Farm & Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary

  • Return coach travel

  • 4 nights at a selected hotel in Torquay (JG2 rating) with dinner & breakfast

  • Entertainment some evenings

  • Free time in Exmouth Optional excursion to Teignmouth (£11pp)

What's Not Included

  • Insurance

  • Optional

    Optional Half Day Excursion - Teignmouth - £11 per person

Accommodation

Selected Hotel (JG2 rating) Selected Hotel (JG2 rating)

The Trecarn Hotel (JG2 rating)

The Trecarn Hotel is located in a peaceful area just a short level stroll from the stunning Babbacombe Downs in Torquay. The friendly hotel offers a bar, lounge, restaurant and comfortable en-suite rooms with a TV and tea and coffee-making facilities. Meals are buffet style.

 

Burlington Hotel, Torquay (JG2 rating)

Just a short distance from Torquay’s harbour, town centre and beach, the lovely Burlington Hotel offers en-suite bedrooms with a TV and tea and coffee-making facilities. The hotel also features a bar, lounge, restaurant and games room.

Check out our Q&As

  • Are all entrance fees included in the price?

    Entrance fees for excursions detailed in the itinerary are included.

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    Yes

  • Is there a limit to luggage that can be brought on the tour?

    For holidays by coach, your luggage must be restricted to one medium-sized suitcase weighing no more than 18 kilograms (40 pounds); we cannot carry any additional luggage items. Also, we cannot accept responsibility at any time for your personal hand luggage.

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    You will be escorted by our experienced drivers.

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    National Holidays requires a minimum deposit of 95 GBP per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 56 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of national holidays charges.

    Up to 56 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 55 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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