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Kirbys 2022 Reunion Torquay on the English Riviera

Kirbys 2022 Reunion Torquay on the English Riviera

Drinks inclusive break! Fully Escorted! Route B

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“Join the Kirby’s Team on this fantastic Re-Union Holiday to the English Riviera staying at the entertaining Derwent Hotel. We are celebrating Kirby’s 68th Year and would love you to celebrate with us. The friendly staff at the Derwent Hotel are attentive and always happy to look after us. This is a chance to meet people you have travelled with over the years and to have some fun. We are including some scenic day excursions and on one afternoon we are having a Re-Union get together. Enjoy a game of prize bingo with a chance to win a holiday for 2! A holiday not to be missed!”

Day 1

Making suitable comfort stops, travel to Wilton Shopping Village for free time and lunch to be purchased before re-joining the coach to Torquay, arriving late afternoon. Meet Karen and the Kirby Team and all the fellow guests in the Bar from 6pm. Afterwards it is time for our evening meal followed by a night of evening entertainment.


Day 2

After breakfast we depart our hotel and travel along the beautiful coastal road to the lovely Cathedral city of Exeter. The city’s Gothic cathedral presides over pockets of cobbled streets, medieval and Georgian buildings and fragments of Roman city stretch out all around. There is a shopping centre with many shops and places to purchase lunch here. Afterwards re-join the coach to the House of Marbles, a working glass and games factory set in a historic pottery which produces quality vintage and traditional toys. Their working glassworks on site is just one of the many reasons to visit, alongside a variety of interesting museums. Marble runs, and other fun finds as well a fully licensed restaurants with mouth watering cakes. Afterwards we return to our hotel for our evening meal and yet another night of fun entertainment.

B, D

Day 3

After breakfast we join our coach for a short journey to Babbacombe to visit ‘Bygones’; pure nostalgia for all ages. Whether it be History, Railwayana or Militaria, we will reminisce! Wander back in time, visit their authentic life-size Victorian Street, see the Blacksmith hard at work, smell the treats of the Sweetshop, listen to the hustle and bustle of Victorian life. Imagine yourself in the nursery, kitchen, parlour or even the dentist! As you meander up to the top floor, hop on the 27-ton steam engine en route! Arrive in the 20th Century, take a break in the Station Café for a range of cakes and refreshments. Marvel over their completely refurbished model railway themed around English villages in WWI and WWII. Consider your ancestors in a WWI trench or taking cover in a WWII Anderson Shelter. Don’t miss the 1950’s and 60’s shopping arcade filled with post-war packaging and household items. There is no lift access due to the museum being in a 1920s building – it’s over 3 floors but there are handrails on all the stairs and there are seats along the way. Afterwards re-join the coach for a scenic journey across the Dartmoor National Park (subject to weather), an area of outstanding beauty with wild, open moorlands and deep river valleys; Dartmoor is truly a unique place. We stop on the Moors for lunch to be purchased before continuing to our afternoon visit to Buckfast Abbey which offers visitors a tranquil refuge from the hectic of everyday life. The Abbey is a working Monastery where a community of Benedictine Monks live self-sufficiently, welcoming visitors from all around the world. There is a gift shop on site and the Grange Restaurant where we can purchase afternoon tea before returning to your hotel. Time to freshen up before our evening meal before our night of entertainment.

B, D

Day 4

At 9.30am we can meet Karen in the Starlight Lounge to discuss, request advice and/or book any day excursion or holiday Kirbys are offering. The rest of the morning can be spent at leisure in Torquay. There is a bus stop located outside the hotel where you can catch a bus to Torquay Town centre (or a 15-minute walk from the hotel), Brixham, Paignton or Babbacombe. Why not take the opportunity to use many of the hotel’s leisure facilities or have a massage in their Spa Salon (price not included). At 1pm gather in the Starlight Lounge for Kirby’s Celebration Afternoon. There will be a special Awards Ceremony, Holiday Presentation Prize Bingo and more. At 3pm the Starlight Lounge will be open to all residents for a tea-time quiz and at 3.30pm enjoy a cup of tea/coffee with biscuits, with the rest of the afternoon ours to enjoy. After dinner tonight enjoy our last night of evening entertainment at the hotel.

B, D

Day 5

We say farewell to Torquay and return to home area via Salisbury for lunch to be purchased.



Please be aware that Days 2 and 3 of the itinerary may be swapped around for each coach, due to the high volume of passengers

B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included


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 night-time 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.



  • Exclusive coach travel with Kirbys

  • 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

  • Free drinks from the bar between 6pm – 11pm each night (selected draught bitter & larger, a range of house spirits, red & white house wines and a selection of soft drinks)

  • Evening entertainment throughout

  • Celebration Afternoon hosted by Karen Kirby

  • Entrance to Bygones

  • Fully escorted throughout



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Please find below our pick up points (not all pick up points will be available on all departure dates). View the pick-up point you require, then you’ll see a list of dates which are/aren’t available from your pick up point.

Please find below our pick up points (not all pick up points will be available on all departure dates). View the pick-up point you require, then you’ll see a list of dates which are/aren’t available from your pick up point.

Name Address Contact Details Times
Asdas, Shoebury Bus Stop on the North Shoebury Road by the Church
Ashingdon Victory Inn, Ashingdon, SS4 3EU
Cuckoo Corner 1st Bus Stop in Manners Way Northbound
Depot Depot, Princess Road, Rayleigh
Golden Cross Golden Cross, Rochford, outside Shops
in direction of Ashingdon
Hockley Spa Hockley Spa, Bus Stop outside the Library
Rayleigh Stn Rayleigh Railway Station
Rochford Train Station Rochford - Bus Stop in West St.outside the Station
Thorpe Bay Stn Thorpe Bay Station, Acacia Drive (opp Station)
To Be Advised To Be Advised
Websters Way Websters Way, Rayleigh
White Horse White Horse,Southchurch Road, Southend

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