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. Explore its many unique attractions Image © Visit Britain/David Clapp
Detailed Overview


3* Headland Hotel, Torquay


This elegant Torquay hotel is situated in one of the most beautiful parts of Torquay on the English Riviera, sitting majestically on the headland looking out to sea. It is set in two acres of magnificent ground and offers stunning views across Torbay with numerous coastal walks nearby.

• Restaurant • Lounge • Sea View Terrace • Tea/coffee making facilities • Television • Wi-Fi in public areas • Hairdryer • There is a lift to most floors, but ground floor rooms are available on request • Sauna • Mini Gym •

Price includes

  • 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

  • Welcome tea/coffee

  • 5-course menu with 3-choices per course

  • Tea/coffee after dinner

  • Evening entertainment

  • Journey on the Dartmouth Steam Railway & cruise

  • Entrance to Buckfast Abbey

  • Porterage

  • Escorted throughout

Image © Visit Britain/David Clapp

Tour Itinerary
Day 1

We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2

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

Day 3

We spend today in the stylish seaside resort of Torquay. Enjoy a wonderful waterfront stroll along the palm-lined promenade, the Princess Pier, the marina and the well-manicured Princess Gardens. Perhaps enjoy a Devon Cream tea while gazing out to sea at this elegant resort. There is also a land train to all the major attractions such as Torquay museum featuring an Agatha Christie Gallery. There is also an 'Agatha Christie Mile' featuring landmarks from her books.

Day 4

A full day at leisure in Babbacombe. Experience the stunning sea views, colourful promenade and picturesque buildings. Take a peaceful stroll around the small and tranquil village, dotted with independent shops, boutiques and cosy tearooms. There are plenty of attractions to explore, including the popular Babbacombe Model Village, the Babbacombe Cliff Railway (built in the same year Lucketts Travel was founded in 1926) providing passengers with spectacular vistas as it travels up and down the 240-foot cliff face to Oddicombe beach. Alternatively, Bygones has three floors of pure nostalgia where you can wander back in time, visit an authentic, life-size Victorian street including forge, sweet shop & apothecary.

Day 5

On our way home we visit neighbouring Buckland Abbey, part museum, part house, crammed with a variety of historic artefacts surrounded by meadows and woodlands from where we can enjoy magnificent views of the Tavy Valley.

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