Beautiful Babbacombe & Cream Tea River Cruise

Babbacombe Hotel

Departure Date:

No. of Days:

4 days

£249.00 pp

Great sea views and fabulous live entertainment every night!

Join us on this great weekend break to Babbacombe, a magical spot on the English Riviera at any time of year and this year we have thrown in a wonderful river cruise and cream tea package!

Stay right on the seafront with easy access to all of the great beaches and fantastic attractions that this great seaside resort has to offer. When you get hungry there is a fabulous choice of fresh local fish and seafood to tempt your taste buds. A break here at any time of year is the perfect way to relax and unwind. Babbacombe is ripe for exploring with a bracing walk along Babbacombe Downs - the highest cliff-top promenade in England. From these cliffs, you can take in the spectacular coastline of South Devon.

For a leisurely day out, a trip on the Babbacombe Cliff Railway takes you to Oddicombe Beach. Here the kids can play in the sea to their heart’s content. For adrenaline junkies, there are plenty of other activities such as coasteering and sailing to take part in too. Experience the charming village of Babbacombe and be enchanted by its stunning views. Boasting a delightful alternative to the hustle and bustle of Torquay, there are plenty of things to do in Babbacombe for all ages.

Babbacombe Hotel

A warm welcome awaits you at this 80 bedded, all en-suite, sea front hotel, offering friendly and comfortable surroundings and beautiful sea views. The hotel enjoys a level position directly on the sea front overlooking the famous Babbacombe Downs with super live entertainment.

Day 1

After joining the coach at one of our convenient local pick-up points, we head south towards pretty Babbacombe with convenient coffee/lunch stops along the way. We expect to arrive at our seafront hotel in the late afternoon. Check-in, unpack and maybe take a stroll along the promenade before enjoying a delicious dinner at our hotel followed by amazing entertainment.

Days 2 - 3

Enjoy hearty traditional English breakfasts every day along with free time to explore Babbacombe on your own. Make sure you don't miss out on our INCLUDED cream tea and cruise along the pretty River Exe and a visit to Exeter. Return to the hotel every evening for more tasty dinners and fabulous entertainment. 

Day 4

After a final breakfast it is sadly already time to make our way home. After stopping for a coffee/lunch break, we continue homewards.

Cruise the River Exe & Cream Tea

Cruise along the calm and protected waters of the award-winning River Exe whilst enjoying a delicious Devon Cream Tea with oodles of cream and lashings of strawberry jam, all served the right way!

The exact origin of the cream tea is uncertain, though historians have found evidence that a tradition of eating bread with cream and jam existed at Tavistock abbey in Devon in the 11th century.  There is a notorious dispute between Devon and Cornwall as to how the cream tea should be taken.  The Devon method is to split the scone in two, cover each half with clotted cream, and then add strawberry jam on top and butter should never be included. Don't get it wrong!

And what better place to enjoy this local tradition than on Devon’s longest river, the River Exe.  This six-mile cruise travels the peaceful waters up past Powderham Castle and along to where the river ends on Exmouth’s traditional seafront.

The river is nationally celebrated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest as an important habitat for wading and migrating birds.  Also, as a selected RAMSAR site, the river is designated to be of international importance for its nature and wildlife.  This spectacular stretch of water is a birdwatcher’s paradise and many people travel to see species such as avocets, curlews, teal, oystercatchers, redshanks, and plovers that visit during the winter months.  One of the favourite sights on the water has to be the resident seals, who can often be seen enjoying the area for its food and sunbathing hotspots!


Exeter is an ancient city on the River Exe in southwest England. Dating back to the Roman era, the Exeter City Walls surround its centre and Gothic Exeter Cathedral. Exeter Castle, a Norman landmark, overlooks leafy Northernhay and Rougemont Gardens. To their west, the Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery (RAMM) displays fine art and costumes. The vaulted, medieval Underground Passages snake beneath the city making this a fascinating city to explore at any time of the year.

  • Reserved coach seating throughout
  • 3 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
  • Staying at the Babbacombe Hotel
  • Porterage at the hotel
  • Live entertainment every night
  • Cruise along the River Exe including a cream tea
  • Visit to Exeter

This tour picks up at the following points:

  • Llanelli
  • Gorseinon
  • Swansea West
  • Morriston
  • Swansea Central
  • Neath
  • Port Talbot
  • Pyle
  • Sarn
  • Skewen
  • Bridgend
  • Cardiff West
  • Cardiff Central
  • Cardiff Gate
  • Newport

Find out more about our pickups on our pickup list page here.


Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing. Single rooms may carry a supplement. You will find what rooms and prices are available in the booking process.


Holiday bookings are subject to our Terms & Conditions which you must be familiar with prior to booking. We recommend Travel Insurance for this holiday. If you do not already have cover, please contact us.

Please be aware that coach trips can include lengthy periods of travel and always require some degree of walking. There are steps onto the coach and some hotels/venues will have steps.

Limited number of singles without supplement - Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a standard room.


Other Dates

Departure Date: Friday 28 Aug 2020
Duration: 4 Days

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