Pick Up Points

We have a range of pick-up points from Devon & Somerset, which include:
Alcombe, Axminster, Barnstaple, Bideford, Braunton, Bridgwater Services (J24 M5), Bristol (Gordano Services, J19 M5), Budleigh Salterton, Burnham-on-Sea, Carhampton, Chard, Dunster, Exeter Services, Exmouth, Honiton, Ilminster, Ivybridge, Kingskerswell, Knowstone, Minehead, Newton Abbot, Newton Poppleford, Ottery St. Mary, Paignton, Plymouth, Plympton, Preston, Sidford, Sidmouth, South Molton, Taunton (Castle Green & BP Garage, J25 M5), Tiverton (Bus Station & J27 M5), Torquay, Torrington, Totnes, Washford, Watchet Cross, Wellington, Weston-Super-Mare, Williton.
Full details and descriptions can be seen on page 3 of our brochures.
(Torquay new location for 2024, The Railway Station, Rathmore Road)


Our coach holiday brochures and booking form are available to download at the top of this page.
If you would prefer to receive our brochures by post, please use our brochure request form and we will be more than happy to send you full colour copies.

Seat Allocation

Request for particular seats can be made at the time of booking but since allocation is on a first come first served basis, early reservation is recommended. There is a copy of the coach seating plans on our coach information page but for operational reasons a coach with a different configuration may be used from time to time.

We reserve the right to make whatever amendments are necessary as a result including the use of non-executive coach, but will make every effort to limit any inconvenience. Specific seats are not reserved on any feeder services used to reach the main departure point.


This is normally restricted to one average size case per person, weighing no more than 18kg. Please see your holiday confirmation letter for details of separate overnight luggage which may be necessary.


Please remember to take your passport if travelling outside the UK. If travelling to The Republic of Ireland or the Channel Islands you will need a passport, photographic driving licence or citizen card.

Customer Care

A Blakes coach holiday experience begins with a telephone call to our friendly and helpful reservation department. Our experienced staff are there to help and advise you on your choice of holiday. They will guide you through the booking procedure, taking into account any special requests you may have. It really couldn’t be easier. Just pick up the phone and dial 01398 341160 to begin what we hope will be a wonderful holiday.

Special Requests

We are a caring family operator and we aim to cater for all our customers’ needs. When making your booking, please inform us of any special requirements and we will do our very best to meet those requests.


Throughout your holiday you will be looked after by one of our own professional, friendly, experienced… and sometime witty, tour drivers. They are selected for their knowledge, enthusiasm and most of all their customer care. The standards we set are far greater than most operators and this is reflected in the glowing reports we have received from hundreds of satisfied customers year by year. We are proud to have them act as our ambassadors for our company and feel confident that they are among the best in the industry.


At Blakes we pride ourselves in providing value for money by offering the complete package to avoid those hidden extras. All excursions described in the holiday you choose are planned to give maximum enjoyment and are included in the price you pay… we don’t add any extras later and expect you to pay more. We aim to keep to the itinerary planned in each brochure and 99% of the time there is no alteration, but on rare occasions they may need to be changed due to unforeseen circumstances.


We carefully select our hotels for their accommodation, location, service, cuisine and friendly atmosphere, to ensure a first class service and value for money. Our choice of hotel ranges from those that are smaller and family owned to the larger national and international groups of hotels such as the Hilton, Mercure & The Holiday Inn Group.