The English Riviera

Highlights: Teignmouth, Dawlish, Dartmoor, Dartmouth, Paignton, Tavistock


Torquay has a unique international flavour, and the palm trees, bustling harbour, golden beaches, colourful gardens and elegant street façades give it an almost Mediterranean feel. It’s the most glamorous of all West Country resorts - the Queen of the glorious English Riviera.

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Included Sightseeing Excursions

Dartmoor & Drake’s Tavistock

A full day excursion onto the wild expanse of Dartmoor keeping a look-out for the famous ponies as we travel deep into the heart of this wonderful National Park with visits to Princetown, famous for Dartmoor prison and to the attractive Victorian town of Tavistock. Here the famous seafarer Sir Francis Drake was born, whose statue stands proudly in the town and where the purpose built pannier market is considered to be the best in the region (5 & 7 day holidays only).

The River Dart & Paignton

A trip to the once prosperous port town of Dartmouth, whose naval tradition goes back to medieval times when the port was one of the busiest in England. Nowadays the harbour is filled with yachts and pleasure boats with appealing streets winding down to the Dart Estuary. This afternoon we return to the resort of Paignton, a quiet resort in the centre of Torbay, with colourful gardens, a picturesque harbour and level seafront gardens.

Between the Exe and the Teign

This half day excursion begins with a visit to Teignmouth, where Dartmoor granite was once shipped from the ancient quayside, before we come to the seaside resort of Dawlish, where the beautiful sandy beach is a delight and one of the country’s most scenic railway lines runs between the sea and the cliffs.



Torquay, Ashley Court Hotel

Torquay, Ashley Court Hotel

The Ashley Court Hotel ★★(AA) has been a favourite with SunriseDirect holidaymakers for over 30 years. There is a pleasant restaurant, a TV lounge

and bar cabaret lounge, plus an outdoor heated swimming pool (seasonal). All bedrooms are en-suite with television, hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities.

• Full breakfast and three course evening dinner with choice of menu plus tea or coffee

• Entertainment every night

• Lift

Pick-up Arrangements

Coach tour holidays with SunriseDirect include a FREE pick-up service from over ninety five locations throughout Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex.

Rarely are all departure points available on every holiday so please check at the time of booking.

Coaches travel through to our Passenger Interchange Areas at either Cambridge Services on the A14 or Birchanger Services on the M11 for UK & Ireland holidays
or Thurrock Services on the M25 for most European holidays.

Harwich Port is utilised for the Dutch Waterways cruise.

In some instances you may be routed more locally to join your tour coach.
Your luggage will be transferred for you, so there’s no need to worry. Confirmation of your interchange point, final travel times, pick up address and details
will be sent with your travel documents approximately 10 days before departure.

For Departure Times and Places - please click here.

Look what's included...

  • All coach travel from selected local departure points
  • Reserved seats on tour coaches
  • Complete luggage handling
  • Half board accommodation with choice of menu
  • Evening entertainment and sightseeing excursions (if stated)
  • The services of the SunriseDirect driver

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