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20 August
9:00am - 7:30pm
21 August
9:00am - 7:30pm
22 August
9:00am - 7:30pm
23 August
9:00am - 7:30pm
24 August
9:00am - 7:30pm
25 August
9:00am - 4:00pm
26 August
10:00am - 4:00pm
Dreamstime L 24427821 Torquay Harbour

Situated at the heart of the English Riviera on the south Devon coastline, Torquay is a stylish resort with a palm-fringed promenade, seafront gardens and a lively harbour.

Torquay has something for everyone with an abundance of eateries, bars, shops and attractions.

Dreamstime L 24427821 Torquay Harbour

Steam trains & river boats June & July 2018

Join us for a wonderful day trip on the scenic Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway, plus a cruise along the River Dart. There is time for us to explore Dartmouth, where ancient narrow streets house boutique shops, galleries and delicatessens. The following day, we take a stroll to visit the quaint 15th-century village of Cockington with its manor house, forge and working craft studios.

Agatha Christie Explorer August 2018

Enjoy an Agatha Christie cruise along the south Devon coastline to Greenway. This famous house has now been restored to its former glory. On another day a ferry trip transports us to Brixham - a true maritime town.


The Grand Hotel

This elegant hotel occupies a prime location on the seafront with Torquay station just a few minutes’ walk away.

Facilities include

Modern day facilities are combined with the opulence and grandeur of bygone times. The leisure suite offers an indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and gym.

Rooms include 

Rooms are equipped with a hairdryer, a safe, TV and tea/coffee-making facilities. Complimentary car parking is available.

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Useful Information

Location & Transport
The hotel is located in Torquay’s seafront, with Torquay Station just a minute’s walk away. Free car parking is offered on-site.

Included Programme
Steam Trains & River Boats - June & July 2018

Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway trip and cruise on the River Dart.

Visit to the village of Cockington (1 mile walk from hotel)


Agatha Christie Explorer -August 2018

Agatha Christie cruise to Greenway (entrance included)

Trip to Brixham (ferry included)

There is often confusion on the question of gratuities, since it frequently depends on the type of holiday, location and, of course, your attitude towards tipping, as to what is normally expected. In order to give you a rough idea, we have given appropriate guidance below. The Tour Leader will be on hand to offer advice or suggestions if required but gratuities are offered entirely at the sole discretion of the individual.We suggest a group collection at the beginning of your holiday to cover drivers, guides and hotel staff (including restaurant, kitchen and reception staff) of approximately £5. Your Tour Leader will collect this on your behalf and distribute it accordingly, thus relieving you of the burden of who, when and how much to tip. The tipping of bar staff and housekeeping will be left to your individual discretion (the rounding up of the drinks bill and a small amount left in your room on departure should cover this and would be much appreciated). As is customary, ‘the hat’ will be passed around for the driver and guide on all optional excursions. For any meals that are not included in your itinerary, restaurants expect a 10% gratuity (do check that service has not already been added to your bill). For taxis 10% of the metered fare.

Dress Code
The dress code for during the day is casual. In the evenings the dress code is smart with gentlemen requested to wear a shirt and tie. Comfortable shoes for walking and sightseeing are recommended. Remember your swimwear should you wish to take advantage of the hotel’s leisure facilities.

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Depart Return Nights Age Group Price COMMENTS  
31 Aug 2018 03 Sep 2018 3 All Ages £ 435 FULL


What's included:

  • Single room with private facilities
  • Welcome drink & information meeting
  • Use of hotel leisure facilities
  • Agatha Christie cruise & entrance to Greenway (1 Sep)
  • Ferry to Brixham (2 Sep)
  • Ferry to Brixham, Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway trip, cruise on the River Dart (23 Jun & 21 Jul)
  • A visit to the village of Cockington (24 Jun & 22 Jul)
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader

Half Board:

  • Breakfast & dinner
  • ½ bottle of wine each evening

What’s extra:

  • Insurance see here

Booking Conditions see here

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