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Cruising on the English Riviera (Torquay)

Cruising on the English Riviera (Torquay)

A "Mock-Cruise" to an exciting series of worldwide destinations without actually leaving dry land - perfect for you "land-lubbers!"


A "Mock-Cruise" to an exciting series of worldwide destinations without actually leaving dry land - perfect for you "land-lubbers!"

Set sail around the world with this new introduction to our programme – lots of entertainment and fun on-board the SS Howden. The winds are fair and sea conditions calm and once all of you “land-lubbers” are boarded we cruise to a series of exciting destinations without actually leaving dry land! There is a themed menu appropriate to each foreign port as well as more traditional choices, and the restaurant will be decorated to match the country. Staff will be dressed in national costumes or maybe as a famous son. Guests may be searched before boarding to prevent any contraband being smuggled onboard – your hosts do like to have a laugh along the way!


Sunday - Morning departure from Dorset with a stop at Buckfast Abbey. Continue to Torquay where you embark your "cruise liner" and check-in to your "cabins". Dinner is served as we set sail for our first exotic destination - China, Italy, Australia maybe?

Monday - Once we have docked and cleared customs you will join a vintage train from Paignton to Kingswear - 30 minutes under steam in the Great Western tradition. At Kingswear take the passenger ferry across the River Dart, to Dartmouth where a multitude of attractions beckon the tourist. Back on-board this evening we hoist anchor and sail for our second exciting destination - India, France, Florida??

Tuesday - Arrive in port and the day is at your leisure (in Torquay) to explore the palm lined promenade, busy harbour and distinctly continental flavour, it ensures a lively atmosphere all year round. This evening once all back on-board we shall slip our moorings and sail on to another foreign land - France, Egypt, Argentina???

Wednesday - Welcome to the mystical kingdom of "who knows where". We shall be visiting Babbacombe model village this morning - an incredible miniature world showcasing hundreds of scenes set in gorgeous gardens. Later make the short drive to Brixham, a wonderful old port with a history of fishing and smugglers. Back on-board tonight we head out to sea en-route to our final destination - Russia, Cuba, Hawaii????

Thursday - We arrive at the end of our cruise, where our coach is waiting to collect you for the homeward journey. A short stop on Teignmouth seafront completes our visit to the English Riviera. There is another stop at Otter Nursery for spring bedding and bulbs and return to Dorset that afternoon.

NB: "Cruise" itinerary is for example only - actual itinerary will be provided prior to departure.

B, D

B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

Howden Court Hotel, Torquay

Built in 1860, this traditional seaside hotel retains much original charm and splendid architectural features, while offering modern facilities and a warm family-run welcome. Just 30 bedrooms, all of which offer private bathroom, tv, hairdryer and tea tray with lift access to most (not top floor). The highly praised restaurant provides a full English breakfast and 3 course evening dinners and adjacent is the spacious bar which hosts bingo and the live entertainment. The hotel is surrounded by landscaped gardens and is just a 15 minute walk along a private pathway to the seafront and harbour.


TOUR PRICE : £399.00 Per Person

Single Room Supplement : £40.00


Price Includes: All coach travel, 4 nights hotel accommodation, English breakfast, Themed evening dinners, bingo and entertainment programme, Steam train fare, Model village entry fee.



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
Beaminster Area Convenient local point in Beaminster to be advised
Blandford Area Convenient local point in Blandford to be advised
Bournemouth Area Convenient point in Bournemouth to be advised
Branksome Area Convenient point in Branksome to be advised
Bridport Area Convenient local point in Bridport to be advised
Britannia Inn Britannia Inn, Fortuneswell, Portland
Charlestown The Alexandra Inn, Chickerell Road, Charlestown
Chickerell Bluebird Garage, Chickerell Road
Corfe Castle Convenient point in Corfe Castle to be advised
Courtlands Portland, Courtlands bus stop
Dorchester South Station Dorchester South Station bus stop
Dorchester TOT Top O'Town Car Park (by cafe), Dorchester
Easton Easton Square, Portland
Ferndown Area Convenient local point in Ferndown to be advised
Foords Corner Foords Corner bus stop, Wyke Regis
Jestys Avenue Bus stop end of Jestys Avenue on Littlemoor Road
Littlemead Broadwey, Littlemead bus stop (Swan Inn)
Lodmoor Hill Lodmoor Hill Bus Stop (near Post Office)
Lyme Regis Convenient local point in Lyme Regis to be advised
Lyndale bus stop Wyke Regis, Lyndale Bus Stop
Nottington Broadwey, Nottington Corner bus stop
Other Points in Dorset Phone us to discuss a convenient pick up.
Poole Area Convenient local point in Poole to be advised
Poundbury QMSE Poundbury Queen Mother Square bus stop
(Coach heading into Dorchester)
Queens Avenue Dorchester, Bus stop end of Queens Avenue
Radipole Spa Hotel bus stop, Radipole
Redlands Redlands, Opposite Garage
Ridgeway Bottom (DNU) DO NOT USE
Ringwood Area Convenient local point in Ringwood to be advised
Rodwell Rodwell Traffic Lights, Rodwell Rd/Rodwell Ave
Sgt Bunn St Bunn Bakery, Lanehouse Rocks Road
Sherborne Area Convenient local point in Sherborne to be advised
Southwell Portland, Southwell, Opposite Eight Kings Inn
St Edmunds Church St Edmunds Church, Lanehouse Rocks Road
St Johns Church Weymouth, St Johns Church, outside Dentist
St Nicholas Church St Nicholas Church, Buxton Road, Weymouth
Sturminster Newton Area Convenient point in Stur. Newton to be advised
Swanage Area Convenient local point in Swanage to be advised
To be advised To be advised - Approx. 2 weeks before travel
Upton Area Convenient local point in Upton to be advised
Value House Value House Car Park
Victoria Square Victoria Square bus stop, Portland
Wareham Area Convenient local point in Wareham to be advised
Westwey Road Westwey Rd, Magistrates Court, Weymouth
Weymouth Bluebird Weymouth, Outside Bluebird Office,
K1 bus stop
Wimborne Area Convenient local point in Wimborne to be advised
Wool Area Convenient local point in Wool to be advised
Wyke Smuggler Smugglers Inn, Wyke Regis
Yeovil Area Convenient local point in Yeovil to be advised
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