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TORQUAY

 

5 DAYS IN BEAUTIFUL TORQUAY

Staying at the VICTORIA HOTEL, which belongs to TLH Leisure Resort in the heart of Torquay.  WE HAVE BEEN USING THIS HOTEL FOR 35 YEARS.  Half Board, FREE afternoon tea and biscuits, a 3 courses, with choices Evening Meal, tea or coffee and mints, in Twin, Double or Single Rooms (no extra charge for Single Rooms), A LIFT TO ALL 3 FLOORS.  

All the bedrooms are fitted with bathrooms, although in some rooms the washbasin is set in a unit in the bedroom, with the toilet, bath and shower in the bathroom.   

All bedrooms have coloured T.V, telephone, radio, teasmaker with plenty of FREE tea,coffee and milk.  Facilities in all 4 hotels can be used and comprise of The Aztec Bistro which overlooks the inside swimming pools, or you can sit outside on the sun trap terrace, the Bistro offers light snacks, lunches, cream teas and drinks all day plus a bar.  

Outside is a heated swimming pool with sun terraces complete with sunbeds.  

In our hotel you have The Windsor Bar, where pre-dinner drinks may be taken, this also has an outside “Secret Garden” sun terrace.

 Entertainment every evening is in the Starlight Lounge in the Derwent Hotel and comprises of Bingo followed by dancing, plus on certain nights cabaret for 1 hours by a guest entertainer.  The complex also has a pub THE ALBERTS BAR which is open all day and serves pub meals, a ladies hairdressers and The Aztec Spa Beauty Rooms with qualified Therapists.

Monday, 16 September – Friday, 20 September, 2024.

MONDAY  -  We depart from pickup points overleaf.   We make a comfort stop at a Service Station for 30 minutes, and a further stop at a Services for 45 minutes, which will give you time for lunch, and should arrive at the Victoria Hotel mid afternoon,  the porters will deliver your cases to your rooms whilst you fill in your booking form.   Evening Dinner will be served in the Hotel’s Restaurant at 6.30 p.m.,  followed by Bingo and an evening of live entertainment and dancing in the Starlight Lounge.  

 

TUESDAY  -  Breakfast in the Hotel’s Restaurant. Today is a free day. There is a bus or the Land Train to town and these stop outside the Hotel. BUS PASSES CAN BE USED ON ANY OF THE BUSES. After dinner there is Bingo in the Starlight Lounge, followed by live entertainment and dancing, or check the notice boards and see what’s on in the other Hotels.

 

WEDNESDAY –  Todays excursion first we travel through the beautiful Devon countryside to DARTMOOR,  travelling over this vast moorland, look out for the Dartmoor Ponies and if we are able to we will stop so you may take pictures.   From here we travel to TRAVISTOCK, home of the famous Cream Teas, as this is where it originated from.   Tavistock is an ancient stannery town, it is the only town to hold world heritage status.   The uniqueness of Tavistock is undeniable, with independent shops, a far cry from today's typical High Street, and of course the famous Pannier Market.  Evening dinner in the restaurant followed by Bingo and live entertainment in the Starlight Lounge.

 

THURSDAY  -  Todays excursion first we visit  EXMOUTH, which is situated on the mouth of the River Exe.   Exmouth has lovely gardens, a flat promenade and a good array of shops.    From here we drive the short distance top TOPSHAM, once a thriving port and shipbuilding centre, Topsham still retains a maritime flavour.   The quaint historic town has a cosmopolitan atmosphere with an eclectic cluster of specialist shops.   There are a collection of distinctive buildings including elegant 17c Dutch style merchant houses along The Strand.   One of these houses is home to Topsham Museum where you can explore interesting exhibitions including Vivien Leigh memorabilia who is linked to Topsham through her first marriage.     Dinner in the restaurant followed by Bingo and live entertainment in the Starlight lounge. IF YOU WISH YOU CAN ORDER A PACKED LUNCH FROM RECEPTION AT THE HOTEL to be collected after breakfast tomorrow.   

 

FRIDAY  -  We meet the coach, after breakfast and commence our journey home. A stop will be made at a services, giving you time to have lunch. A further stop, nearer home will be made when the driver will give arrival home times so passengers who wish to be met can telephone.

 

PRICE FOR THIS 5 DAY TOUR IS:   £418.00 per person in Twin, Double, Single Rooms in the Victoria Hotel. NO EXTRA CHARGE FOR SINGLE ROOMS.   

Price includes return coach fare and ALL day excursions, NO HIDDEN EXTRAS.

Bookings are taken over the telephone, followed by £50.00 per person deposit, paid by bank transfer or cheque.  With final payment 6 weeks prior to departure date.

INSURANCE:   We suggest you take out your own insurance.

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PICKUP POINTS

The Art Picture House, opposite Bus Station, BURY at 7.20 a.m.

Town Hall, ROCHDALE at  7.40 a.m.

Shaw Library, corner Farrow Street and Westway, SHAW at 8.00 a.m.

Outside front of Queen Elizabeth Hall, Rochdale Road, OLDHAM AT 8.20 a.m.

Prince of Orange Pub, Wellington Road North, ASHTON at 8.40 a.m.

Dukinfield Town Hall, King Street, DUKINFIELD at 8.50 a.m.

Opposite Hyde Town Hall, Greenfield Street, HYDE at 9.00 a.m.

Regent House, Heaton Lane, STOCKPORT at 9.20 a.m.

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