One of the brightest jewels in the English Riviera's crown, compact Paignton greets you with the welcoming sight of its long stretch of beautiful and easily accessible beachfront, promenade, traditional pier and colourful beach huts. Famous for its paddler-friendly waters. Iit is extremely popular with older visitors as it provides a unique chance to stretch the legs, grab some fresh sea air, relax and take in unrivalled views of Torquay to the north and Brixham to the south. A great selection of included visits ensures you will have a weekend break to remember and this friendly little hotel situated close to the seafront!
Departure points to suit you...
Crusader Holidays uses an interchange system, taking place at either Beaconsfield Services (M40), South Mimms Services (M25/A1M) or Thurrock Services (M25).
Here you may have to change to your holiday coach and we are renowned for ensuring that this is smooth and efficient.
The holiday coaches typically depart from Beaconsfield Services at 11.15, Thurrock Services at around 09.30 and South Mimms Services at 10.30. Some customers find it more convenient to join direct at the interchange, please let is know when booking if this is the case.
*Due to increased operational costs, from Monday 16th October 2023 Dover, Folkestone, Canterbury & Ashford joining points will be subject to a £25.00 per person supplement on all 2024 UK Tours.
NOTE: Pick up points are a guide so please refer to your holiday confirmation for specific locations as details are subject to change.
- 3 or 4 nights accommodation with breakfast & dinner- Leisure time in Paignton- Visit to Exmouth- Half Day Excursion to Totnes (4 Day only)- Dartmouth Steam Railway Paignton to Dartmouth (5 Day only)- Free time in Dartmouth (5 Days only)
Day 1 From your chosen joining point your feeder vehicle will take you to the designated interchange point where your weekend break begins. After joining your holiday coach, heading to the South Devon coast to arrive in Paignton mid- afternoon. 3 or 4 nights with breakfast & dinner.Days 2 - 3 or 4 At leisure in Paignton with 2 included excursions.Included Excursions:ExmouthExmouth is one of the oldest and most picturesque seaside towns in Devon. The town is the gateway to the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site and has two miles of sandy beach, which is perfect for walks and water sports.Totnes (included on 4 Day Tour - optional on 5 Day Tour)Totnes is an historic market town surrounded by breathtakingly beautiful countryside. Sitting in the heart of South Devon on the banks of the River Dart, this unique and charming town has an international reputation for its lively and diverse community and relaxed atmosphere. Returning to Paignton for some free time.5 Day Tour - Optional Cost £8 (Half Day)Dartmouth Steam Railway - 5 Day Tour onlyOne of the finest steam train trips in the country along the coast and overlooking the River Dart, linking the Torbay resort of Paignton with Dartmouth.Join the train in Paignton and travel on one of the finest steam trains in the country along the coast and overlooking the River Dart, linking the Torbay resort of Paignton with Dartmouth. (Fare included) Free time in Dartmouth.Amongst Dartmouth's winding Elizabethan streets you will discover independent shops, art galleries and a bustling market twice a week in the warmer months. Experience gourmet restaurants, bistros, bars and cosy cafés. You can shop until you drop and then settle into a bar to sample local ales or a cool glass of bubbly and the best crab sandwich money can buy (Dartmouth crab is widely regarded to be the best in the country).Returning to Paignton mid afternoon.Return Day - Breakfast, check out and head for home with lots of happy memories. There will be a refreshment stop before reaching interchange.
Seafront position .
Palace Hotel, Paignton
Set in beautiful grounds, The Palace Hotel is situated in a desirable location on Paignton's Esplanade and directly opposite Paignton seafront with Paignton town centre only a short walk away.
This fabulous hotel offers efficient and professional service and tastefully decorated en suite bedrooms, many with sea views.
There is an entertainment programme running every night of the week all year round, wireless internet connections & a health suite.
Their extensive food and wine menu will provide the perfect dining experience with a mouth-watering selection of dishes and desserts. All bedrooms have TV's and hospitality tray.