Agatha Christie On The English Riviera

2 nights starting from
£489

  • Murder Mystery evening at the Grand Hotel

  • Sunday lunch at Art Deco Burgh Island

  • Visit to Greenway, Agatha Christie’s home

  • Torquay and its Christie connections

  • Vintage Coach transport

This wonderful tour immerses itself in the life and times of the most famous mystery writer in literary history, the incomparable Agatha Christie. The tour is based at the Grand Hotel in Torquay, where Agatha Christie stayed on many occasions as well as other haunts of our heroine and many other notables of her day, visited in a vintage coach.

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ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrive independently from 15.00
This evening there will be a welcome reception, private dinner with wine and a talk, ‘Agatha Christie – Queen of Crime’ from Jane Tapley.

Day 2: Torquay, Greenway and Murder Mystery evening
A guided tour this morning of Torquay with Jane Tapley, who will show you some of the sights on the “Agatha Christie Mile” including our hotel, where Agatha spent her honeymoon night with Archie Christie on Christmas Eve 1914, Torre Abbey and Princess Gardens, the Princess Pier and ending at the Torquay Museum with the UK’s only dedicated Agatha Christie gallery. Then it’s off to Greenway, her country holiday home she called “the loveliest place in the world”, which is full of memorabilia. This evening, there will be a Murder Mystery dinner “Murder on the Riviera,” hosted by Moonstone Theatre Company, in which ace sleuth Jane Rutherford, with your help, attempts to solve the mystery of the death of Sir Michael Crispin.

Day 3: Burgh Island Hotel
A lovely day in prospect as we head to the iconic Burgh Island Hotel, a former haunt of Agatha Christie, Noel Coward and other luminaries of the 1930s. Built in 1929 and restored to its 1930s Art Deco glamour, Burgh Island is reached by sea tractor at high tide or by landrover when the tide is out. Time will be allowed to explore the island which has lovely footpaths, the hotel itself and its delightful pub, the Pilchard Inn, for a pre-lunch drink. A traditional Sunday lunch will be served in the hotel dining room with wine included. Return to the hotel in Torquay for approximately 17.00.

21 September 2019 itinerary

Day 1: Arrive independently from 15.00
This evening there will be a welcome reception, private dinner with wine and a talk, ‘Agatha Christie – Queen of Crime’ from Jane Tapley.

Day 2: Burgh Island Hotel and Murder Mystery evening
A lovely day in prospect as we head to the iconic Burgh Island Hotel, a former haunt of Agatha Christie, Noel Coward and other luminaries of the 1930s. Built in 1929 and restored to its 1930s Art Deco glamour, Burgh Island is reached by sea tractor at high tide or by landrover when the tide is out. Time will be allowed to explore the island which has lovely footpaths, the hotel itself and its delightful pub, the Pilchard Inn, for a pre-lunch drink. A traditional Sunday lunch will be served in the hotel dining room with wine included. Return to the hotel in Torquay for approximately 17.00.  This evening, there will be a Murder Mystery dinner “Murder on the Riviera,” hosted by Moonstone Theatre Company, in which ace sleuth Jane Rutherford, with your help, attempts to solve the mystery of the death of Sir Michael Crispin.

Day 3: Torquay, Greenway
A guided tour this morning of Torquay with Jane Tapley, who will show you some of the sights on the “Agatha Christie Mile” including our hotel, where Agatha spent her honeymoon night with Archie Christie on Christmas Eve 1914, Torre Abbey and Princess Gardens, the Princess Pier and ending at the Torquay Museum with the UK’s only dedicated Agatha Christie gallery. Then it’s off to Greenway, her country holiday home she called “the loveliest place in the world”, which is full of memorabilia.  Return to the hotel for about 17.00.

Please note: Post tour extra nights are available at a supplement

NB: Exact order of excursions may vary according to local conditions and tour manager's discretion. 

Please note the maximum group size on this tour is 30 passengers.

INCLUDED 

  • Two nights’ bed and breakfast at the four-star Grand Hotel, Toquay based on sharing a twin room.
  • Welcome reception
  • Private three-course dinner with wine
  • Private dinner with murder mystery event and Sunday lunch on Burgh Island
  • All talks, guided tours and admissions
  • Coach touring itinerary in vintage coach and tour manager throughout

NOT INCLUDED

  • Transport to the hotel is not included
  • Single room supplement 
  • Extra nights on bed and breakfast basis 
  • Holiday insurance 
  • Meals other than those stated 
  • Items of a personal nature such as drinks, laundry, telephone calls etc 
  • Porterage and gratuities

HOTEL

Grand Hotel, Torquay
Where Agatha Christie spent her honeymoon night, the Grand has been a Torquay landmark for more than a century. Perhaps less grand today than its heyday, it still exudes period atmosphere and has a bar, restaurant and comfortable, somewhat old-fashioned bedrooms with all modern amenities.

Parking: complimentary

Hotel Website

MORE INFO - Please click here for more information

Please note that all our UK tours start and finish at the relevant hotel.  

You can normally check in from 3pm onwards but hotels will always be happy to store your luggage if you arrive earlier in the day. 

For full details of how to get to the hotel, directions and the nearest train station, please click on the hotel website or call our office for details. These will also be sent automatically with your confirmation. 

The welcome reception and first evening dinner / talk will commence at about 7pm - full details will be sent with your joining instructions about 10 days prior to the arrival date.

 

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