Torquay & Dartmouth Steam Train - 3* Headland Hotel - Fri 11th Oct 2019
- Duration: 4 Days
- Product code: PYWXM5
Lovely holiday to this popular resort area in South Devon – choose from Torquay of Paignton.
Choose to stay in one of the excellent Duchy Hotels which have proved so popular with our customers.
Torquay - Blessed with a balmy climate and famous for its palm trees, it's easy to see why Torquay has attracted visitors since Victorian times. There is stunning scenery along the coast road and historic towns are dotted throughout the region. Torquay was the birthplace of Agatha Christie with many of her novels drawing inspiration from the town and local landscape. The traditional harbour and stylish Princess Pier marina area offer the town a continental atmosphere.
After being collected from your local pick up point (approx 8.00/9.00am) we have refreshment stops as required before arriving at the hotel mid-afternoon. Time to settle in and perhaps take a stroll before dinner. Evening entertainment every night of your stay.
We visit the lovely town of Totnes. Nestling alongside the River Dart, this charming market town dates back to Saxon times and has a wide variety of shops giving the town a lovely atmosphere. Returning to the hotel for free time.
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 board the train for a fantastic nostalgic trip through the wonderful Devon countryside to Kingswear, where we 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.
Meal Plan - Dinner Bed & Breakfast
3* Headland Hotel
One of the highest rated 3* Hotels in Torbay by the AA. Boasting splendid sea views from many of the bedrooms, the hotel stands in two acres of grounds overlooking Meadfoot Bay. The hotel has become a firm favourite with Highcliffe Coach Holiday customers over the years and offers a very good standard of accommodation and cuisine. Facilities include a wonderful new spa & sauna, spacious lounges, bars and a lovely reception foyer area where you can relax in leather sofas with a coffee. All rooms have ensuite bathroom, TV, Wi-Fi, tea/coffee making and hairdryer. There is superb entertainment every night in the Hydro Suite Cabaret ballroom and an elegant restaurant with a 5 course choice of menu dinner and Full English Breakfast. Passenger lift to most rooms.