The Cream of Devon, Paignton
From its days as a small fishing village, Paignton has since grown to become one of the gems of the South, boasting
plenty of attractions to keep you occupied. And it’s not just the mild climate which draws thousands to the seaside resort year after year – there’s a fantastic seafront which comprises of a promenade, Paignton Pier, and lots of great shops, plus delightful gardens and a harbour scene where pretty coloured yachts are dotted across the landscape. Add to this the long stretches of sandy beaches too, and it makes for an ideal leisurely break.
Day 1 Departure: 0800-0900 hrs. Travel to Paignton, making a comfort stop en-route. Hotel check-in. Dinner is included for the next 4 nights.
Days 2 – 4 Tours to such places as:
Torquay – A timeless and thriving scene in the English Riviera, Torquay’s continental atmosphere and mild climate has established itself as a sought-after resort since the Victorian era. Home of a sparkling marina, respected waterside restaurants, a palm tree-lined promenade and an unspoilt coastline, modern elegance harmoniously mixes with Victorian façades which gaze out to sea.
Plymouth, Britain’s naval city, known for its colourful maritime history. Among the cobbled streets, there’s an endless list of places to explore, from its many museums and art galleries, to Sutton Harbour – home to some of its most historic buildings. Nearby is the Barbican, a real gem with a maze of vibrant streets brimming with shops and busy inns.
Mystery Day or spend free time in Paignton.
Day 5 Depart after breakfast, making a comfort stop en-route. Arrive home: late-afternoon.
• Return coach travel
• 4 nights accommodation
• Served traditional English breakfast with self-service buffet starter
• 3 course semi silver service dinner (3 choices) plus after dinner coffee
• Nightly entertainment
• Hotel porter service
• All coach tours
The Palace Hotel, Paignton
The Palace Hotel has retained the elegant splendour of its original classical décor and façade. Situated in a prime seafront location, in two acres of grounds, approximately 100 metres from Paignton Sands and the town centre. Originally the home of Issac Singer, inventor of the Singer Sewing Machine.
Bedrooms: En-suite with TV, telephone, hair dryer, trouser press and hot drinks facilities.
Facilities: Bar and lounge. Gym, sauna, steam room and indoor swimming pool. Beauty room with treatments (additional charges).
Mobility Information: Lift to both floors. Various steps throughout the hotel. 2 ground floor bedrooms (there are 6 steps to these bedrooms).
Ratings 2017 – Very satisfied/satisfied:
Bedrooms: 95% Cleanliness: 100% Food: 100%
No single room supplement.
Club room supplement £8 per person per night
Executive room supplement £15 per person per night.
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