After the success of our previous tour we are delighted to return to Babbacombe in Devon. As alternative destination to the hustle and bustle of adjacent Torquay, Babbacombe boasts its own promenade and of course the famous Babbacombe Model Village. Situated high above two beaches and a harbour Babbacombe offer wonderful views and is also home to the historic Babbacombe Cliff Railway, one of the only original working funicular railways still in existence
The Babbacombe Hotel enjoys a seafront location, overlooking the famous Babbacombe Downs with far reaching views across Lyme Bay. All of the bedrooms are en-suite and there is a lift that serve all floors.
From your front door to the waiting Club Class coach for the cross country drive to the English Riviera, to arrive at our hotel for a welcoming tea/coffee and time to settle in before dinner.
After a leisurely breakfast we enjoy a morning journey to Brixham with its beautiful harbour and maze of narrow, winding streets. Explore the harbour side shops, watch the fishermen, or just watch the world go by before we return to Babbacombe for free time in the afternoon to relax and explore our resort before dinner
This morning we drive to nearby pretty Paignton to spend time before taking the scenic ride into the Dartmoor National Park with its heather-covered moorland and deep wooded gorges, beautiful lake-like reservoirs and tumbling rocky rivers. We include entrance to the interesting Dartmoor Prison Museum, to see ‘life inside’ one of the world’s most famous and notorious jails. There are many artefacts and documents on show, allowing visitors to form opinions on prison life. The museum shows more than 200 years of the prison’s turbulent history ranging from the beginning, when Dartmoor was a Prisoner of War Depot for French and American prisoners of war, to the later convict era through to today. After plenty of time to look around we return to our hotel with time to relax before dinner.
This morning we make our way to Buckfastleigh a small village nestling on the edge of Dartmoor where we find the small tranquil refuge of Buckfast Abbey, home to a community of Benedictine monks. Later we board the South Devon Railway for a steam train ride through some of Devon's most beautiful countryside, hugging the river Dart, to Totnes. Rejoining the coach we continue to delightful Dartmouth for time to explore before we return to Babbacombe to relax before dinner on our final evening.
Following breakfast we return to our home areas after a relaxing break on the English Riviera.
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