2021 - Christmas at the Riviera

Riviera Hotel

Departure Date:

No. of Days:

5 days

£439.00 pp

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If you like a lively Christmas, then spend it at the fabulous Riviera Hotel. You'll get a superb festive package, a swimming pool AND it's centrally located!

Christmas in Torquay is a great option as this thriving seaside town enjoys unusually pleasant weather all year round and never seems to slow down! There is a wonderful array of continental style cafes, restaurants and cocktail bars, the scene is set for the perfect Devon seaside Christmas. Torquay has also become a real Devon foodie town, part of England’s Seafood Coast with a delicious selection of the freshest fish and seafood on offer from the nearby fish market along with a great array of cosy pubs and bars to warm up in!

Twinkly lights reflecting on the water. Brisk walks along the beach. And cosy log fires to cwtch next to in the pub. Christmas and New Year are great times to visit the English Riviera. The Christmas lights will be on across the Bay, the Panto is on at the theatre, the hotels are decorated, and everyone is having fun.... what a super place to spend Christmas!

Look at what's happening at the hotel; Bucks Fizz, mince pies, Christmas carols with the Salvation Army, games, quizes and bingo, a visit from Santa, a special Christmas Day lunch with all the trimmings PLUS an evening buffet, and nightly live entertainment. There's a swimming pool, a Sports Bar and dance-floor; it's centrally located, and if you're feeling brave, there's even a Boxing Day dip in the sea to consider!

Oh yes, we'll also take you for a lovely Christmas Eve excursion to the historic city of Exeter too!

The Riviera Hotel, Torquay

The Riviera Hotel is in the heart of Torquay and Torquay is the perfect place to enjoy fabulous food, comfortable bedrooms, cabaret entertainment, superb indoor pool and friendly customer service, and it’s just a few minutes’ walk from Torquay’s award winning beaches, sparkling blue sea and all that Torquay has to offer. The accommodation comprises 140 well-appointed bedrooms with digital flat screen TVs, hairdryers and tea & coffee making facilities.

Guests can enjoy some great festive entertainment with fun and games too. There will be bingo, quizzes, highly professional cabarets and plenty of dancing!

Day 1

After joining the coach at one of our convenient local joining points, we head towards Torquay taking a break for coffee/lunch along the way. We expect to arrive at the lovely Riviera Hotel during mid-late afternoon. Check in, relax and look forward to dinner and then the fun starts with live entertainment this evening.

Days 2 - 4

Enjoy tasty traditional English breakfasts every day along with free time to relax and explore Torquay on your own. Make sure join us, though for our INCLUDED excursion to Exeter. Dinners and a full entertainment package at the hotel is included as is Christmas Day lunch with all the trimmings on Christmas Day!

Day 5

After a final hearty breakfast we say farewell to our hosts and make our way home. We'll make a stop en-route and expect to be back during the mid afternoon.

On Christmas Eve, you have an included excursion to Exeter, Devon's historic capital.

As Devon’s capital city, Exeter is a vibrant, modern city with a historical past pre-dating the Romans. If you’re in need of a spot of retail therapy Exeter’s Princesshay offers a contemporary mixture of shopping, leisure and restaurants all within walking distance of Exeter Cathedral. It has an eclectic mix of global High Street brands, mixed in with local one of a kind boutiques – a shopper’s paradise.

You could even explore the Historic Quayside, just a ten-minute walk from the cathedral, and take a stroll along the canal past quaint antique shops, art exhibitions, local bars and lively waterside restaurants.

  • Reserved coach travel throughout
  • 4 Nights at the Riviera Hotel in a twin/double or single room
  • 4 Full English breakfasts
  • 4 Dinners
  • 1 Lunch
  • A day excursion to lovely Exeter
  • Our festive package also includes: Bucks Fizz, mince pies, Christmas carols with the Salvation Army, games, quizes and bingo, a visit from Santa, a special Christmas Day lunch with all the trimmings PLUS an evening buffet, and nightly live entertainment. Wow - that's a lot!!

This tour picks up at the following points:

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

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. Please make sure that you also read our Important Holiday Information & Enhanced Hygiene Protocols which we update from time to time.

We recommend Travel Insurance for this holiday. If you do not already have cover, please get in touch with 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 too. Sometimes, the order of excursions can change when you are on tour. We will try not to change things, but want to make you aware that this can happen.


It is important that you familiarise yourself with our Enhanced Hygiene Protocols booklet as this will give you a clearer picture of what to expect when you travel, what we are doing to keep you safe, and what you can do to protect yourself and those around. These Protocols are updated from time to time, so please re-check just before you travel.

Please remember that you will also need to keep up-to-date with latest government advice and requirements. 

Other Dates

Departure Date: Thursday 23 Dec 2021
Duration: 5 Days

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