Christmas on the English Riviera
A warm festive welcome awaits you at the 3-star Derwent and Victoria Hotels, Torquay, part of the TLH Leisure Resort with full leisure facilities and nightly entertainment. Enjoy seasonal celebrations and traditional decorations amongst a festive atmosphere. Fringed by palm trees, Torquay and the English Riviera offers the visitor nostalgia and tradition along with beautiful vistas and award-winning beaches. Torquay has a harmonious mix of a vibrant town centre, unspoilt coastline, glistening blue sea and lovely gardens. Visits include Totnes, Brixham and Teignmouth.
Day 1 Departure: Leicestershire 0800 - 0900 hrs. Berkshire 1000-1100 hrs. Travel to Torquay, making a comfort stop en-route. Hotel check-in. Afternoon tea is served. Later enjoy a candlelit dinner and entertainment.
Day 2 After breakfast, visit Brixham, this busy fishing town with classic harbour provides a backdrop to the brightly painted cottages, a nod to its maritime roots. Today, a stroll around the charming town reveals independent shops aplenty and the Artists Corner on the Strand is brimming with culture. Later we visit Totnes, a gem of a town – this ancient borough sits on a steep promontory next to the river Dart, devoting itself to arts and crafts, history, and architecture. Here you will uncover bustling, narrow streets filled with a friendly mix of individual specialist shops, perfectly holding an alternative, cosmopolitan atmosphere within a historic location. Return to the hotel for afternoon tea. Carol singers are followed by a bubbly reception with hotel team. Later enjoy a candlelit dinner and entertainment.
Day 3 Merry Christmas! Bucks Fizz reception, Meet Santa, mulled wine. Traditional Christmas lunch is served. The Queens Speech is followed by afternoon tea. Later enjoy Chef’s Christmas day supper. Entertainment follows.
Day 4 After breakfast, we visit Teignmouth for the RLNI Boxing Day Walk in the Sea. Hundreds of brave people take to the icy sea to raise funds for the RLNI, watched by crowds of onlookers. Return to the hotel for an afternoon at the races, hot punch and afternoon tea. Chef’s splendid gala buffet is followed by entertainment.
Day 5 Depart after breakfast, making a comfort stop en-route. Arrive home: mid-afternoon.
• Return coach travel
• 4 nights bed and English breakfast
• 2 evening dinners, served 3 course (3 choices) plus after dinner coffee (23rd & 24th)
• Christmas Day lunch and supper (25th)
• Four afternoon teas
• Boxing Day evening gala buffet (26th)
• Nightly entertainment
• Hotel porter service
• All coach tours
Hotel programme is based on 2018 and is subject to change. Timings are approximate/subject to change.
The Derwent Hotel, Torquay, TLH LEISURE RESORT
Located approximately 10 minutes walk to the beach and 20 minutes walk to the town centre of Torquay. Lively and informal, the TLH Derwent is the largest of their Torquay hotels. The hotel's Starlight lounge is the main hub for night-time entertainment and dancing.
The Victoria Hotel, Torquay, TLH LEISURE RESORT
Located approximately 10 minutes walk to the beach and 20 minutes walk to the town centre of Torquay. Fine period features, comfortable accommodation and relaxing lounges create a restful atmosphere at the Victoria Hotel. The hotel boasts an elegant restaurant with dome-glassed roof and two magnificent ballrooms.
Bedrooms: En-suite with TV, tea/coffee making facilities, telephone, hairdryer, radio, free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel, including the bedrooms.
Facilities: Richmond Lounge, Warwick Ballroom, Alberts Bar, Conway Bar. The Aztec Leisure Complex consists of a 25 metre indoor swimming pool, fun pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, Steam room, gym, changing rooms and lockers available, pool towels available for hire. This complex is shared between all four hotels of the TLH Leisure Resort. Hotel porter service.
Mobility Information for both hotels: Lift serves all 4 floors. Various steps to negotiate within the complex. Limited number of ground floor bedrooms, some have steps.
No single room supplement on first 3 singles.
Please note: Rooms at Derwent Hotel will be allocated first. Once full, rooms will be offered at the Victoria Hotel.
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