Paignton - The English Riviera - Fri 8th June 2018
- Duration: 4 Days
- Product code: P0FPG1
Famous for its long sandy beaches, level promenade and colourful pier, Paignton lies on England’s beautiful English Riviera on Devon’s southern coast. After the arrival of the railway this fishing village was transformed and became a favourite retreat for the Victorians. The long and flat seafront esplanade offers lovely views across Torbay with leisure facilities for the visitor. The town has some lovely public gardens and good shopping with an abundance of cafes and restaurants.
With your free time you may like to visit the excellent Paignton Zoo on the outskirts of town or catch a bus along the coast road to the neighbouring towns of Torquay or Brixham. For those who like to explore, Paignton lies on the fantastic South West Coast Path with a chance to enjoy a coastal stroll and catch a bus back to the comfort of the hotel! Plenty of lovely excursion destinations in the area.
After being collected from your home around 8.30/9.30am we have a comfort stop on route and a break for lunch before arriving at the hotel mid afternoon.
In the morning we head along the coast to Brixham. This authentic fishing port, home to the famous Brixham Trawler oozes history. A lovely destination to stroll around and enjoy the bustling atmosphere. Returning to Paignton at lunchtime.
A memorable excursion today. We have included a return journey on the Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway plus Ferry to Dartmouth. The station in Paignton is a 10 minute level walk form the hotel. We shall board the train for a fantastic nostalgic trip through the wonderful Devon countryside to Kingswear, where you board the short ferry crossing over the River Dart estuary to Dartmouth. Plenty of time in this lovely town (one of our favourites!) and home to the famous Naval College, before taking the boat back across to join the return train journey to Paignton. Lovely day out.
We head home in the morning and have a stop for lunch on route before arriving back in the local area around 3.00/4.00pm. Returned to your home by our service.
Meal plan - Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
3* Queens Hotel
Situated on the level, only 200m between the seafront and town centre. Leisure facilities at the hotel include an indoor swimming pool, games room, lounges a dance floor and a bar. Every night there is superb quality entertainment to enjoy and make the most of your holiday. The food in the restaurant has an excellent reputation serving a Full English breakfast and a 5 course evening meal. The comfortable ensuite bedrooms have Colour TV, telephone and tea/coffee making facilities. There is a passenger lift for your convenience.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED HOTEL.