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Turkey and Tinsel in Torquay

  • Torquay at Christmas crowds ©English Riviera Tourism Company

    Torquay at Christmas crowds, Devon ©English Riviera Tourism Company
  • Torquay at Christmas ©ETCB

    Torquay at Christmas, Devon ©ETCB
  • Torquay at Christmas fire dancer ©English Riviera Tourism Company

    Torquay at Christmas fire dancer, Devon ©English Riviera Tourism Company
  • Torquay at Christmas Display ©English Riviera Tourism Company

    Torquay at Christmas Display, Devon ©English Riviera Tourism Company
5 day tour
From £199 per person - minimum 25 passengers

Follow in the footsteps of Agatha Christie with a trip to the English Riviera, a popular holiday destination for centuries. As well as the elegant Victorian villas, a palm fringed promenade, lively harbour and excellent shops. Torquay has something for everyone and is surrounded by stunning coastline and countryside.


25th November 2019

Suggested itinerary by coach

Day 1

Travel to hotel – Christmas Eve.

Travel to Torquay and arrive at the hotel where you can relax before dinner.

Day 2

English Riviera – Christmas Day.

After a leisurely breakfast, why not explore the Riviera’s pretty towns and villages from the well known trio of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham to Babbacombe and Cockington. Enjoy the winter landscape of unparalleled beauty along the stunning coastline. Return to the hotel for a festive dinner with all the trimmings followed by evening entertainment.

Day 3

Exeter – Boxing Day.

After breakfast, maybe travel to Exeter and the city’s thriving shopping centre. See the majestic Gothic style cathedral, famous for its two Norman towers, impressive west front carvings and the longest unbroken stretch of Gothic vaulting in the world. Return to the hotel for dinner and seasonal entertainment.

Day 4

Dartmoor and Plymouth – New Year’s Eve Party.

Enjoy a full breakfast before travelling past the wilds of Dartmoor and breathtaking scenery to the maritime city of Plymouth. Have free time to explore the famous Plymouth Hoe and historic Barbican Quarter. Wonder around the array of shops or a festival wonderland with the delights and enchantment of the festival season.

Day 5

Return home.

After a leisurely English breakfast start your journey home.

Preferred Partner Hotels – Inspected by Greatdays staff in October 2018

Toorak, Carlton, Derwent & Victoria Hotels Torquay ***

A group of four 3 star hotels joined together and sharing common facilities in the centre of Torquay. Each hotel has its own charm and its own restaurant, bars, excellent leisure including swimming pool, short mat bowling and Ten Pin bowling. Lifts in each hotel and ample coach parking.


    5 days
TLH Victoria 25th November 2019 from £199.00 per person
TLH Toorak 25th November 2019 from £205.00  per person
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