Delightful Devon & the English Riviera
Thursday 18th June - Tuesday 23rd June 2020
Visit the delightful Devon coast and experience all that this beautiful county has to offer. Explore magnificent gardens, castles, cliffs, moorland park and medieval towns and discover the unspoilt beauty of the southwest and its stunning landscape and picturesque harbour towns.
- Return Luxury Coach Transport with Return Ferry
- Professional Driver & Guide who will act as Tour Managers for the group
- 5 Nights Hotel Accommodation
- Full Breakfast on 5 mornings
- Evening meal on 5 evenings
- Entry to Arlington Court and Powderham Castle
- Guided Tour in Torquay
- Visit to the Eden Project in Cornwall
- Drive in Exmoor National Park
- Visit to Lynton & Lynmouth
Board your luxury coach and start your journey to Devon, nicknamed The English Riviera. We travel by ferry to the UK and overnight near Bristol.
This morning we begin with a visit to the stately home of Arlington Court, a family home for over 500 years and an unexpected jewel on the edge of Exmoor. In the afternoon, we will arrive to the south coast harbour town of Torquay, where we will be staying for the next three nights.
Today we take a tour of Torquay, a vibrant seaside town with a marina, museums, caves, cliffs, galleries and gardens. It is also the home of the famous 19th century novelist Agatha Christie. In the afternoon we will visit nearby Powderham Castle, a 600-year old fortified manor house and home of the Earl & Countess of Devon.
After a drive to nearby Cornwall, today the group will visit the Eden Project, the largest indoor rainforest in the world. With it’s stunning garden displays, world-class sculpture and art, cutting-edge architecture and steamy jungles and waterfalls, it’s easy to see why the Eden Project has earned the nickname of the Eighth Wonder of the World.
Depart Torquay and enjoy a journey through the scenic Exmoor National Park to the twin towns of Lynmouth and Lynton. These two villages on the coast, one above the other, were known by the Victorians as Little Switzerland. Lynton is an attractive little village and 600 feet below is the small harbour town of Lynmouth. The two villages are linked by a famous cliff railway. In the afternoon we return to the Bristol area.
Board your luxury coach once more for your journey back to Ireland. Travel by ferry back to Rosslare Harbour and on to your original starting point.