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Paignton, South Devon

Paignton, South Devon

Paignton - One of the brightest jewels in the English Riviera's crown

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One of the brightest jewels in the English Riviera’s crown, as you arrive in the seaside resort of Paignton, you are met with the welcoming sight of its long stretch of beautiful beachfront, promenade, traditional pier, colourful beach huts and green. Sit back and relax on board the Dartmouth Steam Railway in Great Western tradition as you journey along the spectacular Torbay coast, then admire the views during a boat cruise from Dartmouth. Combined with visits to other jewels in the English Riviera, you’ll be set to make some fantastic memories.


At a Glance:

  • Dartmouth Steam Railway and river boat trip

  • Free time in Dartmouth, Paignton and Torquay


G&K Shared Tour

We have been working behind the scenes with Galloway to be able to offer you an even wider range of UK and Continental Holidays, this enables us to offer you more choice and some exciting NEW destinations. As these Holidays will be offered by both companies, we encourage you to book early to avoid disappointment.

Day 1:

With a comfort stop on route, travel to the cathedral city of Winchester for lunch to be purchased.


Day 2:

After breakfast we board the Dartmouth Steam Railway to Kingswear, then cross the River Dart on their foot passenger ferry to Dartmouth, where we board one of their boats for a circular River Cruise (approx. 1hr) around the river and estuary. The cruise takes us to the mouth of the river passing Kingswear & Dartmouth Castles, Dittisham village, Britannia Royal naval College and Greenway House, home to the late Dame Agatha Christie. Keep your eyes peeled for the various wildlife that can be seen - Dolphins, Seals, Herons, Egrets, Buzzards and Kingfisher if you're quick enough. Enjoy time at leisure in Dartmouth to purchase lunch before heading back to Kingswear for our return steam train ride to Paignton.

B, D

Day 3:

Spend the day of leisure in Paignton. Enjoy a walk along the promenade, visit the many shops or even visit Paignton Zoo (price not included, approx. £17 pp); home to over 2000 animals, a jungle express train and there are plenty of places to get something to eat.

B, D

Day 4:

This morning, visit the traditional seaside resort of Torquay, famous for its coastline nicknamed the English Riviera. Torquay has many cafes, shops and a marina. In the afternoon visit Cockington Village, a treasured local heritage gem and working residential village. As well as its centre piece, the Grade II listed Cockington Court, the village comprises of a working forge, waterwheel and medieval church. Opportunity to purchase a Devonshire cream tea in one of the lovely little tea rooms here before returning to our hotel.

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Day 5:

Return to home area stopping at Wilton Shopping Village for lunch to be purchased.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Evening Meal Included


The Queens Hotel is in the heart of Paignton, known for its high standards, relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Located a short walk from the town centre and seafront and offers a comfortable interior, excellent restaurant, cosy lounge, and heated indoor swimming pool.


En-suite, Ground floor rooms, Lift, Restaurant, Bar, Pool, Wi-Fi, Hairdryer, Telephone, TV, Tea/coffee

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

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Name Address Contact Details
Ardleigh Crown Ardleigh Crown Public House
Bramford, Angel PH Bramford, Angel Public House
Brentwood George & Dragon George & Dragon PH, Roman Road, Mountnessing
(B1002) CM15 0TZ
Bury St Edmunds Bus Stn Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station, Stand 9
Capel St Mary (South) Capel St Mary National Express Stop Southbound
Setdown Point: Capel St Mary White Horse Pub
Chelmsford Services Chelmsford Springfield Services
Lorry Park (Off A12)
Claydon Crown Claydon Crown Public House Lay By
Colchester North Rail Stn Colchester North Rail Station
Combs Bus Shelter Combs Bus Shelter, Ipswich Road (Opp. Esso Garage)
Copdock - Tescos Copdock Mill, Tesco Superstore Front Exit Bus Stop
Debenham Angel Debenham Angel Public House
Diss Bus Station Diss Bus Station
Eye Town Hall Eye Town Hall
Felixstowe Coach Park Felixstowe Coach Park, Garrison Lane, Felixstowe,
IP11 7SJ
Felixstowe Gt Eastern Sq Felixstowe Great Eastern Square
Ipswich, West End Rd Ipswich,West End Road Car Park
Kelvedon - The Tavern Kelvedon The Tavern, High Street/Station Road
Long Stratton Long Stratton Police Station
Mendlesham Kings Head Mendlesham, Kings Head Public House,
Mendlesham, Denters Hill Mendlesham, Denters Hill
Needham Market - Swan Needham Market, Swan Public House,
Norwich - Castle Meadow Norwich, Castle Meadow,(Outside Galloway Office)
Redenhall/Station Road Junction of Redenhall Road/Station Road Harleston
(Old Duke William PH) IP20 0LB
Scole - Scole Engineering Outside Scole Engineering Garage, Scole
Sproughton Sproughton, Wild Man Public House
Stowmarket Railway Stn. Stowmarket Railway Station.
Stowupland Dents Corner Stowupland, Dents Corner,
Tollgate McDonalds Stanway, Mc Donalds Bus Stop, Tollgate, CO3 8RG
Witham Old Post Office Witham Old Post Bus Stop - Sorting Office
(NOT McColls Store)
Woolpit Church Woolpit Church

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Mendlesham, Suffolk, IP14 5RR

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