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The English Riviera (based in Babbacombe)

The English Riviera (based in Babbacombe)

Based at the DE LA MER HOTEL




8 DAYS FROM £521


The English Riviera is a 22 mile stretch of beautiful South Devon coastline consisting of seaside resorts, rocky coves and picturesque villages. Perched above distinctive red sandstone cliffs, Babbacombe enjoys stunning coastal vistas across the wider Lyme Bay and offers a traditional olde worlde charm with a model village and a Cliff Lift, one of only a few original working funicular lifts which transports visitors up and down the 240 foot cliff face to the beach.


Very popular with our clients in recent years, our base in Babbacombe is once again the very comfortable DE LA MER HOTEL which is situated in a level position minutes from the nearest beach and shops. Family owned and opreated for over 30 years, the De La Mer features a lounge and bar along with restaurant which prides itself in serving local quality fare and there is evening entertainment during our stay. All of the comfortable en suite bedrooms feature tv, hairdryer and hospitality tray. Please note – there is no passenger lift; some ground floor rooms are available but these are limited and on a request basis only.


Saturday 24th August
Departing Newark early morning we travel southwards skirting the scenic Cotswolds to join the motorway system which takes us into Devon, so to the coast at Babbacombe.

Sunday 25th – Friday 30th August
Scheduled excursions during our stay will include the following:
• Full day visit to the neighbouring cosmopolitan resort of Torquay and a visit to the superb Kents Cavern - one of the most accessible caves in Britain with only nine shallow steps, concrete paths and no stooping! Step back to a time on a one hour guided tour when the labyrinth of caverns were home to ancient humans and marvel at 400 million year old rocks, spectacular stalagmites and stalactites.
• Full day visit to Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City. Located by a stunning waterfront and harbour, this is one of Europe’s most vibrant coastal cities. The Barbican and Sutton Harbour is one of Plymouth’s most popular places to visit, with quaint cobbled streets, a picturesque harbour and a wealth of independent shops, galleries, bars, cafes and restaurants along the water’s edge creating a metropolitan feel.
• Full day tour to the beautiful naval town of Dartmouth. Situated at the mouth of the River Dart this is one of South Devon’s most popular and enchanting towns with its charming historic streets and scenic river location surrounded by stunning South Devon countryside.
• Full day tour including a scenic 30 minute ferry journey from Kingsbridge to the beautiful resort of Salcombe which is located on a magnificent estuary with turquoise waters crammed with yachts and boats of all kinds.
• Two ‘free days’. You may wish to take the local bus (which stops outside the hotel) into Babbacombe (Model Village) or in to the nearby cosmopolitan resort of Torquay

Saturday 31st August
Departing Babbacombe after breakfast we retrace our steps, so home to Newark for approximately teatime.

B, D

B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

PRICE £521 per person sharing an en suite twin/double bedded room



Please note – there is NO single room supplement but these are limited in number

Please see page 20 of our brochure for details of optional travel insurance

Pick ups over 10 miles radius of Newark

*Please see inside front cover of brochure for details of early booking discounts and pick up supplements



Travel Wright air conditioned executive specification coach throughout including excursions as mentioned in the tour itinerary

7 nights dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation at the De La Mer Hotel

Guided tour of Kents Cavern

Return ferry from Kingsbridge to Salcombe



Meals other than stated above or drinks with meals

Admission to other attractions (where applicable) eg Babbacombe Model Village

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
APU/O Briar Road, Ollerton
Asda Asda, Newark Road, North Hykeham
Barbican Barbican Hotel, Lincoln
Bingham Market Place Bingham Market Place
Bingham Nottingham Road Bingham Bus Stop oppo White Lion, Nottingham Road
Gonerby Recruiting Sergeant, Great Gonerby
Grantham Grantham Bus Station
Holiday Feeder Averham Averham Flash Layby
Holiday Feeder Bingham Bingham Layby
Holiday Feeder Chatsworth Chatsworth House
Holiday Feeder Gonerby Gonerby Services
Holiday Feeder Long Benn Long Bennington
Holiday Feeder Ollerton Ollerton Bus Lane
Holiday Feeder Tuxford Tuxford Sun Inn
Ollerton Police Station Ollerton Police Station
TW Travel Wright Depot, Jessop Close, Newark
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