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Classic English Riviera

Classic English Riviera

The stunning quintessential English Riviera boasts miles of stunning coastlines, picturesque villages, palm trees, piers, dramatic cliffs and its own mild microclimate, making it one of the top places to holiday in the UK – join us on a tour of its many unique attractions.

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Set in beautiful Babbacombe Bay the beach and cliffs are right on our doorstep and situated on the South West Coast Path.  Babbacombe boasts a number of great tourist attractions to visit including the Cliff Railway, Babbacombe Model Village and Bygones Museum all only a short walk away.  Babbacombe Theatre is just up the road, Babbacombe itself is full of lovely shops, restaurants and cafés and St. Marychurch pedestrianised shopping precinct is only a few hundred yards away, so there's plenty to do 

 

Just a 2 minute walk from the promenade and cliff railway, the family run Hotel de la Mer has a reputation for offering a warm welcome to all guests. All 27 bedrooms are bright and simple in design and are equipped with a TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. There is no lift but there are ground floor rooms. The open plan restaurant has views to the front and the welcoming large bar/lounge area is very cosy with plenty of sofas and armchairs, giving it a homely feel.

Day One

We depart Cheadle at 0830 and travel to the English Riviera stopping for a lunch break en route.






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Day Two


Day 2 Dartmouth Steam Train & River Cruise
This morning, we travel to the Dartmouth Steam Railway at Queens Park Station, Paignton, for a 30 minute steam train journey to Kingswear, which offers breathtaking views of the coastline and picturesque Devonshire countryside. Once in Kingswear, our foot passenger ferry transports us across the River Dart to Dartmouth from where we enjoy a 1 hour circular river cruise, passing fantastic scenery including Kingswear & Dartmouth Castles, Dittisham village, Britannia Royal Naval College and Greenway House - home to the late Dame Agatha Christie. Once back in Dartmouth, we have time at leisure before boarding our return ferry and steam train back to Paignton.

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Day Three

Day 3 Torquay
We spend today in the stylish seaside resort of Torquay, where we can enjoy a wonderful waterfront stroll along the palm-lined promenade, the Princess Pier, the marina and Princess Gardens with their well-manicured flower beds and ornate water fountain. Situated in the heart of the English Riviera this elegant resort is the perfect place to relax with a Devon Cream tea while gazing out to sea. For a relaxing way to explore the resort there is a land train to all the major attractions. One of the English Riviera’s most famous figures is the novelist Agatha Christie and the Torquay museum features an Agatha Christie Gallery. There is also an ‘Agatha Christie Mile’ featuring landmarks from her books.

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Day Four

Day 4 Powderham Castle & Exeter
After breakfast, we make our way to Powderham Castle where we enjoy a fascinating guided tour of this home located on the banks of the River Exe, just a stone’s throw from the historic cathedral city of Exeter. Our visit also includes an exciting 35 minute deer park tractor & trailer safari. We spend the afternoon at leisure in the Roman walled city of Exeter exploring its attractions, including the Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery and Exeter Cathedral

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Day Five






After breakfast and checking out we depart for home stopping en route for lunch and arriving back late afternoon


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B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Name Address Contact Details
Adswood Old Greyhound, first bus stop on Councillor Lane
Adswood
Altrincham Bus stop o/s Barrington Pub on Stamford New Road
Altrincham
Bramhall first bus stop on Moss Lane
Bramhall
Bredbury outside library on George Lane
Bredbury
Brinnington lay by opp the old Farmers Arms, Brinnington Rd
Brinnington
Burnage Fog Lane bus stop on Fog Lane jnc with Kingsway
Burnage
Cheadle Bullocks Bullocks Garage, Stockport Road
Cheadle
Cheadle Hulme Church Inn bus stop by Church Inn on Ravenoak Road
Cheadle Hulme
Cheadle Hulme Hilma outside Adeona Travel, 16 Station Road
Cheadle Hulme
Cheadle Hulme Smithy bus stop on Gill Bents Road opp shops
Cheadle Hulme
Dialstone Lane Jnc of Lisburne Lane just prior to Cherrytree Lane
Didsbury bus stop outside Cafe Nero, Wilmslow Road
Didsbury
Edgeley corner of Dale Street and Edgeley Road near
Alexandra Park,Edgeley
Gatley bus stop opp Gatley Green Tesco
Gatley
Handforth Paddock bus stop Paddock Precinct
Handforth
Hawk Green Bus stop on Windlehurst Lane opp Barnsfold Road
Hazel Grove Park & Ride A6 just past ent to Park & Ride under the bridge
Heald Green Library bus stop opposite side of road to the Library.
Heald Green
Heald Green Social Club bus stop opp side to social club, Finney Lane
Heald Green
Heaton Chapel outside Ribbons & Bows, 15 School Lane
Heaton Chapel
Heaton Moor bus stop on Thornfield Road outside hairdressers,
opp side of road to old Natwest Bank.Heaton Moor
High Lane Bus stop past Red Lion Pub opp High Lane Library
Marple Regent Cinema, Stockport Road
Marple
Northenden opp Methodist Church, Palatine Road
Northenden
Offerton bus stop near Fingerpost Pub on Dialstone Road
Offerton
Parrswood bus stop underneath railway bridge, Wilmslow Road
Parrswood
Reddish bus lay by outside Houldsworth Pub,
Houldsworth Sq,Reddish
Romiley outside Romiley Arms, opp Railway Stn,
Stockport Road,Romiley
South Reddish bus stop opp Carousel Pub, Reddish Road
South Reddish
Stockport Bus Station, Stand A
Stockport, ***OBSERVE 5 MPH Speed Limit***
Timperley Thorley Lane car park
Timperley
Wilmslow Chapel Lane jnc of Chapel Lane / Buckingham Road.
Wilmslow
Wilmslow Green Lane bus stop on Green Lane opp flats
Wilmslow
Woodley St Marks Church, Redhouse Lane
Woodley
Wythenshawe Forum Bus layby in front of Forum Centre, Wythenshawe
Not Bus Station

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