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Christmas on the English Riviera, Torquay

Christmas on the English Riviera, Torquay

“If you’re looking for a Christmas holiday that is full of festive cheer, wonderful seasonal food with in-house activities, then come with us to Torquay!”

 

Day 1

Travel to Torquay making suitable comfort stops.

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Day 2

Christmas Eve: Visit the House of Marbles, makers and purveyors of a world-famous range of glass marbles, board games, classic toys, puzzles, gifts, pastimes & decorative accessories. Afterwards re-join the coach to Buckfast Abbey which is nestled in the shadow of Dartmoor, in a beautiful wooded valley beside the river Dart. At the heart of the site is the Abbey Church, a spiritual haven for the many thousands of visitors who come each year. Opportunity to purchase lunch in their Grange Restaurant before returning to our hotel. Later we enjoy our sparkling wine and canapes served in the Starlight Lounge. Sing along to Christmas carols with the General Manager followed by our Candlelit Dinner, and a night of evening entertainment.

B, D

Day 3

Christmas Day: Enjoy a buck’s fizz reception and breakfast. Join in with the hotel’s day-time activities or use the hotel’s leisure facilities before our traditional Christmas lunch and all the trimmings. Tonight, we have a candlelit dinner followed by a fantastic night of entertainment in the Starlight Lounge.

B, L, D

Day 4

Boxing Day: After breakfast enjoy a free morning in Torquay. Take the opportunity to walk (approx. 15 minutes) into town or catch a local bus to the towns centre and visit the early sales. Therea re plenty of modern and individual shops for you to browse. Purchase lunch in one of the many restaurants before returning to the hotel. Be back at the hotel by 2pm so we can warm up to an afternoon at the races with some hot punch. Tonight, we have our Gala Buffet followed by yet another full programme of evening entertainment.

B, D

Day 5

Bid farewell to Torquay and return to home area, making suitable refreshment stops.

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B=Breakfast Included, L=Lunch Included, D=Dinner Included

THE DERWENT HOTEL, TORQUAY ***

Located less than 5 minutes’ walk from Torquay’s seafront, the Derwent Hotel offers friendly accommodation with a luxury spa, leisure complex as well as two swimming pools and a games area with 10-pin bowling and pool tables. The hotel’s Starlight lounge is the main hub for nighttime entertainment and dancing. Most of the bedrooms are accessible by a lift. Please let us know at time of booking if you have walking difficulties.

 

AT A GLANCE;

  • Return coach travel

  • 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

  • Candlelit dinner each night

  • Sparkling wine & canapes on Christmas Eve, with Christmas carols

  • Bucks Fizz reception with breakfast on Christmas Day

  • Traditional Christmas Lunch with all the trimmings

  • Cup of tea & Christmas cake on Christmas Day

  • Afternoon at the ‘races’ with hot punch, followed by tea & mince pies on Boxing Day

  • Boxing Day Gala Buffet evening meal

  • Evening entertainment throughout

 

(Please be aware that the Christmas programme is based on 2019 which is subject to change for 2020)

 

TRAVEL OPTIONS

Upgrade your room (subject to availability). Supplements apply, call 01268 777 777, option 1

 

GROUP BOOKINGS

If you book 20 places all together on a day excursion, short break or holiday ONE GOES FREE

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Barking Station Parade, IG11 8TU
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Barkingside Fullwell Cross, Bus Stop A - IG6 2EA
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Brentwood Brentwood, Outside The Dairyman
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Chalkwell Park Chalkwell Park Bus Stop, London Road
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Chelmsford Victoria Road Victoria Road CM1 1JR
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Collier Row White Hart Lane - Bus Stop out Tythe Court RM7 8LZ
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Corringham Town Centre Gordon Road, Bus Stop opposite Colbourne Close
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Cranham Front Lane/Moor Lane Junction Bus Stop RM14 1XJ
Outside Restaurant Opp. Car Park
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Dagenham Church Elm Lane, Bus Stop L - RM10 9QS
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Depot Depot, Princess Road, Rayleigh
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Hadleigh Church Hadleigh Church, Bus Layby
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Harold Wood Bus Stop A, Gubbins Lane, RM3 0DR
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Hockley Spa Hockley Spa, Bus Stop outside the Library
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Holiday Inn, Brentwood Holiday Inn Brentwood
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Hornchurch. Hornchurch Town Centre
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Hutton Hutton, Bus Stop just past the Chequers Pub
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Ilford Ilford, Bus Stop outside 6 Clements Road, IG1 1BA
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Kavanaghs Rd Kavanaghs Road/London Road, Brentwood
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Palace Theatre Palace Theatre Bus Stop
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Pitsea Outside Gala Bingo Hall, Pitsea
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Queensway Queensway Bus Stop (Behind the Odeon Cinema)
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Rayleigh Stn Rayleigh Railway Station
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Romford St Edwards Way - Bus Stop H - RM1 3DQ
Out: Romford Shopping Hall
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Sadlers Farm Bus Stop on A13, just before Sadlers Farm
roundabout, nr Romsey Road
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Shenfield Stn Shenfield Station, outside Barclays Bank
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Shepherd & Dog Crays Hill Shepherd & Dog, Crays Hill
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Shotgate Shotgate Post Office
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South Green Grange Parade Bus Stop, South Green, Billericay
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Stanford Rookery Corner Rookery Corner Stanford
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Sun Corner Sun Corner London Road - Billericay
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Thames Drive Thames Drive Bus Stop
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The Elms Bus Stop outside Elms Public House, Leigh on Sea
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The Oak Grays The Oak Public House, Lodge Lane, Grays
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Thorpe Bay Stn Thorpe Bay Station, Acacia Drive (opp Station)
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Thurrock Services, Thurrock Services Coach Park, RM16 3BG
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Trafford House Outside Trafford House, by Bus Stop, Basildon
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Upminster Bus Stop M, St Mary's Lane- Upminster
Outside St.Laurence Church RM14 2QJ
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Vic Hse Cnr, Rayleigh Rd Vic House Corner, (Rayleigh Road)
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Websters Way Websters Way, Rayleigh
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White Horse White Horse,Southchurch Road, Southend
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Whittinghams Grg Whittinghams Garage, opp Rochford Railway Station
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Wickford Halls Corner, opposite Police Station, Wickford
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Woodford Green Snakes Lane East, Bus Stop R - IG8 7HU
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