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Holidays Ltd part of the Skills Group Door-to-Door Holidays in the UK & Europe

2017

NOW INCLUDES • Door to Door pickup on 2 day trips • Inclusive Insurance • Club Class gift bags • Even more single rooms

www.LaverHolidays.co.uk


Welcome on board Hello and welcome to the Laver Holidays 2017 Summer brochure - full of the very best in luxury coach travel for the upcoming year. In this brochure you will find a selection of tours and destinations, each carefully chosen to make sure that there is a holiday to suit every taste. Whether you are longing for the delights of an old favourite like Sidmouth or you are looking to explore the excitement of antiques hunting in Suffolk, this brochure has something for you. If you are interested in travelling a little further afield, please turn to the back pages of this brochure where we have included a selection of the very best of our Air, Rail and Cruise Journeys. Remember we are also a travel agent so if you can’t see a trip you like - not to worry! Our experienced retail team will be able to find and book a holiday perfect for you. We are also pleased to announce a number of new services to improve your experience - be sure to check out the ‘What’s New’ section on page 10. you to explore and our selection of ‘Singles’ holidays, perfect for those travellers re-joining friends over We hope that you enjoy reading through our 2017 brochure and we look forward to the pleasure of your company soon.

financial protection Skills Motor Coaches Ltd. [t/a Laver Holidays] and Skills Worldwide Travel are members of ABTA with membership numbers V5770/77680 and E0259. This offers our customers extra protection when travelling and also means we must abide by ABTA’s strict standards of service and Code of Conduct. For further information and to find out about ABTA’s arbitration scheme, please visit www.abta.com. Skills Holidays are members of the Bonded Coach Holiday Group of the Confederation of Passenger Transport UK Ltd who provide a government approved consumer protection scheme. This ensures that in accordance with the coach package holidays featured in this brochure and on our website that our clients’ monies are protected by a Bond in the unlikely event of the Member’s insolvency. Full details can be obtained at www.bch-uk.org or call 0207 240 3131

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59. Air, Rail & Cruise 73. Terms & Conditions 75. Insurance Back Page Year Overview

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Per person

Only applies to tours departing between 01.11.16 - 16.12.16

Rip-Out Offers Please find attached exclusive limited offers across the Laver brand for the coming year! We have a number of exclusive offers as well as a brand new day trip loyalty card and tear away Contact Card so that you can keep in touch with the team! Redeeming your vouchers couldn’t be simplier, just hand your vouchers over to one of our friendly staff members in any one of our travel shops when making a booking or call and quote your discount code.

CALL LAVER HOLIDAYS NOW ON 08456 66 55 44* 9AM-10PM OR VISIT WWW.LAVERHOLIDAYS.CO.UK *Calls cost 3p per minute plus your company’s access charge

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£10 OFF Per person

Any NEW Laver tour travelling for 4 days or more from June-October 2017 (look out for the New symbol in this brochure!)

Code: LJUNE17

Offer ends 10.10.2016

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FREE £5

Spend £20 or more on Gift Vouchers in store before 2017 and get £5 extra FREE*

* Voucher can be redeemed when purchasing over £20 worth of gift vouchers in store. Offer ends 31.12.2016

Code: LGIFT17

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Join in the conversation, meet new friends and share your holiday experiences.

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EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT

Code: LFEST16

Offer ends 10.10.2016

GIFT VOUCHERS

part of the Skills Group

Any Laver 4 or 5 day tour travelling in November and December 2016

FESTIVE DISCOUNT

£10 OFF

KEEP THIS CARD WITH YOU:YOU MAY NEED IT WHILST TRAVELLING OR YOU MAY WANT TO ASK A QUESTION ABOUT YOUR NEXT HOLIDAY! *

calls to our 0845 booking line cost 3p per minute plus your network provider’s standard access charge

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DAY TRIP LOYALTY CARD Every time you book a day trip in our shops, ask a member of staff to stamp one of the slots on the back of this card. Once all the slots are complete present this card to the retail team for a free day trip up to the value of £20!


Holidays Ltd part of the Skills Group

Vouchers can be used in our travel stores or over the telephone by quoting the reference code. This voucher is redeemable against any 4 or 5 days Laver holiday advertised in the Laver Holidays 2016 Festive Brochure with a departure date between 01.11.16 - 16.12.16 and is limited to one voucher per booking. Voucher code must be presented at time of purchase and can only be used once. Voucher applies to new bookings only, cannot be used retrospectively or in conjunction with any other offer. If this voucher is defaced, altered or has exceeded the expiry date listed, it cannot be accepted. No cash alternative. Subject to availability and the issuer reserves the right to withdraw the offer at any time. For full booking terms and conditions please see our Trading Charter at www.LaverHolidays.co.uk. Valid until midnight on Monday 10th October 2016.

Offer ends 10.10.2016

Holidays Ltd part of the Skills Group

Vouchers can be used in our travel stores or over the telephone by quoting the reference code. This voucher is redeemable against any new addition to the Laver programme as advertised in this brochure as ‘New’ which also departs between 01.06.17 - 31.10.17 for a duration of 4 days or longer. Voucher code must be presented at time of purchase and can only be used once. Voucher applies to new bookings only, cannot be used retrospectively or in conjunction with any other offer. If this voucher is defaced, altered or has exceeded the expiry date listed, it cannot be accepted. No cash alternative. Subject to availability and the issuer reserves the right to withdraw the offer at any time. For full booking terms and conditions please see our Trading Charter at www.LaverHolidays.co.uk. Valid until midnight on Monday 10th October 2016.

Offer ends 10.10.2016

Holidays Ltd part of the Skills Group

Voucher can be used in our travel stores by quoting the reference code. This voucher is redeemable once when purchasing Gift Vouchers the value of £20 or above. Voucher code must be presented at time of purchase and can only be used once. Voucher applies to new bookings only, cannot be used retrospectively or in conjunction with any other offer. If this voucher is defaced, altered or has exceeded the expiry date listed, it cannot be accepted. No cash alternative. Subject to availability and the issuer reserves the right to withdraw the offer at any time. For full booking terms and conditions please see our Trading Charter at www.skills.co.uk. Usual gift voucher terms and conditions apply. Valid until midnight on Saturday 31st December 2016.

part of the Skills Group

Gift Vouchers Got a special occasion coming up? Is it someone’s birthday and you just can’t think of what to buy them? Don’t worry because Skills Holidays have got you covered! Pick up one of our very popular holiday gift vouchers now with values from just £5 to £100 you can make any occasion just that extra bit special!

Offer ends 31.12.2016 TO THE VALUE

HEAD OFFICE Tel: Add: Email:

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Useful Contacts 0115 9770080 Belgrave Road, Bulwell, Nottingham, NG6 8LY enquiry@skills.co.uk

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CALL LAVER HOLIDAYS NOW ON 08456 66 55 44* 9AM-9PM OR VISIT WWW.LAVERHOLIDAYS.CO.UK

*Calls cost 3p per minute plus your company’s standard access charge

Once complete, exchangeable for a free day trip up to the value of £20

VALID UNTIL: 30.09.2017


About us

Established in March 1991, Laver Holidays is a renowned coach tour operator that continues to provide hassle-free coach holidays around beautiful areas of the UK. We are proud to provide our customers with the perfect service for those who want a holiday without the additional stress that usually comes with it. With a simple booking process that starts at your home we take care of transport, excursions and hotels and on all of our breaks we provide you with our unique Door-to-Door service so all that’s left for you to do is sit back and relax. Now a part of the Skills Group of companies Laver proudly strives to maintain the same high standard that all Laver customers have grown accustomed to.

Conditions of Carriage A. If more than one address requires a taxi service this information MUST be provided at the time of booking. We regret that late additions will not be accepted. B. This service operates only to/from the boarding point of your choosing. C. It may be necessary to share your taxis with others. D. Any attempt to re-arrange your taxi direct with the taxi company or driver will nullify this agreement and render the passengers involved liable for the fare. E. Any passengers not willing to share a taxi (in either direction) will be deemed responsible for the fare. F. Due to space restrictions within most taxis, it is necessary to abide by the company’s one case per person policy. G. Please advise the office when booking of any wheelchairs or walking frames etc that may require extra space in the taxi, mini bus or coach. H. Our ‘Door-to-Door’ service is not available on bookings made within 14 days of departure, but... I. In order not to penalise anyone wishing to book within that 14 day period, the cost of the holiday will be reduced by £7 per person - regardless of the distance involved. J. Vouchers for both your outward and return journeys will be mailed out to the address(es) provided at the time of booking, approximately 7 - 10 days prior.


COACH SEATING PLAN

Seating may vary from one coach to another but this chart shows the usual configuration. 1D

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CLUB CLASS COACH SEATING PLAN Please note that seats 12A & 12B are rear-facing. The yellow seats identify the tabled lounge areas, available to all passengers on board. 3D

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OUR CLUB CLASS SERVICE – NOW INCLUDES GOODY BAG

Our Club Class coaches run on a number of tours throughout the year and include tabled seating areas at the rear with additional legroom for passengers to use whilst travelling, a variety of complimentary newspapers and a travel bag with useful items for your trip. Customers will also receive a welcome drink on arrival at their chosen destination.

OUR ‘DOOR-TO-DOOR’ SERVICE – NOW INCLUDES 2 DAY TOURS

The red line on our map illustrates the area in which we offer our complimentary ‘Door to Door’ Service, meaning your holiday starts as soon as you close your front door. For areas outside the red line a supplementary charge will apply (please contact us if in doubt). Unless otherwise indicated, on all of our holidays, transport will be provided to one of the boarding points shown on the map. 2016 Depart Derby A 0700 B 0730 C 0730 D 0800 E 0800 F 0830 G 0830 H 0900 J 0900 K 0930 L 0930 M 0815 N 0800 P 0845 Q 0830 R 0920 S 0900 T 0945 V 0935 X 1010 Z 1000

L/Eaton 0720 0750 0755 0825 0820 0855 0850 0925 0920 0955 0950 0750 0740 0820 0805 0855 0835 0920 0910 0950 0935

BOARDING CODES & TIMES 2016 L/Boro M/Field Depart Derby L/Eaton L/Boro M/Field 0745 0800 1 1530 1550 1615 1630 0815 0830 2 1600 1620 1645 1700 0820 0840 3 1630 1650 1715 1730 0855 0915 4 1700 1720 1745 1800 0845 0900 5 1730 1750 1815 1830 0925 0945 6 1800 1820 1845 1900 0915 0930 7 1830 1850 1915 1930 0955 1015 8 1630 1610 1545 1530 0940 1000 9 1700 1640 1615 1600 1025 1045 10 1730 1710 1645 1630 1015 1030 11 1800 1740 1715 1700 0720 0700 12 1830 1810 1745 1730 0715 0700 13 1900 1840 1815 1800 0750 0730 14 1930 1910 1845 1830 0745 0730 You will find a boarding code (ROUTE) shown after 0825 0800 the cost details of each tour. This indicates the coach 0815 0800 departure time from your chosen boarding point – and the approximate return time. This can be dependent 0850 0830 on traffic delays and other factors. 0845 0830 NB: Laver Savers have different pick up points and 0925 0900 timings. Please call for more information. 0915 0900

Need some advice? Please call one of our friendly team on 08456 66 55 44*


Need some advice? Please call one of our friendly team on 08456 66 55 44*


Where to book Whether you’re looking for inspiration, have a question or already know the tour for you, call into any of our Skills or Laver travel shops and our friendly team would be happy to help

T. 0115 9507 982

Call us direct on 0845 666 55 44

Lines open 9am - 10pm, 7 days a week Calls cost 3p per minute plus your comapny’s access charge

Please visit our website at www.LaverHolidays.co.uk for full tour information, contact details or to make a booking enquiry. You can also book at one of our travel agents (selection below). Please call and ask for an agent near you: • Claridon Travel, Keyworth

• Glenfield Travel, Leicester • Arriva Midlands, Leicester • Co-Operative Travel, Various

• Wollaton Travel, Wollaton • Visit Leicester, Leicester • TanZo-Go, Mansfield • Millington Travel, Leicester


Contents PARTY NIGHT Laver’s Annual Get-together

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EASTER BREAKS

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NEW Easter - Enchanting Cheshire Easter Mystery Tour NEW Easter in Weymouth

ENGLAND

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South Coast Adventure Windermere Warmer A Taste of Newquay & Cornwall Charms St Ives & Cornish Highlights Colourful Cornwall: Lands of Legends Discovering Cornwall’s Charms Paignton & Dartmoor Highlights Torquay & Greenway North Devon, Bideford, Bude & Barnstaple Ilfracombe, Lynton & Exmoor Elegant Sidmouth Isle of Wight Experience Weymouth & The Dreamy Dorset Coast Bournemouth & the Glorious New Forest Worthing, Arundel & Romantic Sussex Eastbourne & the Beautiful South NEW Kent Contrasts: Castles, Gardens & Vineyards Chartwell, Leeds & Hever Captivating Houses & Gardens of Sussex Wonders of Wiltshire Escape to the Country & Dean Forest Railway NEW Royal Berkshire & Buckinghamshire NEW Herefordshire & Bedforshire Blooms Shopshire & Shrewsbury Flower Show Shropshire’s Secret Gems Constable Country & Seaside Villages Picture Perfect Suffolk Norfolk Coast & Country NEW Cromer & The Norfolk Broads Scarborough: Gems of the Yorkshire Coast NEW Seaside Mystery Tour Trio of North Country Trains Yorkshire Transport: Steam & Cruise Charming Lancashire & Forest Bowlands Southern Lakes, Garsdale & Hawes Summer Cruising in the Lake District County Durham & the Pennine Landscapes Treasures of Northumberland & Durham Holy Isle & Northumberland Coast Isle of Man Explorer

SCOTLAND

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Warner’s Sinah Warren Hotel Warner’s Corton Coastal Village

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WALES

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Wonderful Welsh Borders Scenic Rail Journeys of North Wales Pembrokeshire & the Gower Peninsula NEW Llandudno & Snowdonia Relaxing on the Llyn Peninsula

IRELAND

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Dublin & the Jewels of the Emerald Isle

MATURE SINGLES BREAKS

Pearls of Pembrokeshire Snowdonia & the Mersey Yorkshire’s Stunning Coast Scottish Island Memories NEW 4* Singles Irish Taster Luxury in the Scottish Lowlands Warwick & The Cotswolds Magical Merseyside NEW Autumn in Eastbourne Scottish Castles

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2-DAY LAVER SAVERS

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NEW Bath & Weston-Super-Mare NEW Blenheim & Buckingham Palace NEW Botanical Gardens & National Trust Cambridge & Knebworth House NEW Daffodils & Duxford NEW Dambusters & Lincolnshire NEW Hereford & Bracon Beacons NEW Leeds Armouries & Worth Valley Railway NEW Llandudno & Portmeirion NEW Ness Gardens & Port Sunlight NEW Oxford & Windsor NEW Snowdrops & Cream Whitby & Eden Camp York & Scarborough NEW RHS Chatsworth Flower Show

AIR, RAIL & CRUISE

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TERMS & CONDITIONS 73 - 74 TRAVEL INSURANCE 75 YEAR OVERVIEW 76

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Guernsey By Air Jersey By Air British Isles Discovery Cruise Scottish Highlights Cruise Captain’s Choice River Cruise Rhine in Flames Nice City Break Little Trains of the Pyrenees

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Extrodinary Edinburgh & the Kelpies Bonnie Scotland: Castles, Gardens & Snowdrops Scotland in Miniature Scotland’s Hidden Railways NEW Hebridean Island Hopper

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WARNER LEISURE HOTELS

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What’s New? Each year we try to review our services to make them even better for our passengers! 2017 is no exception - below please find a number of brand new services that you will find in this brochure.

Door-to-Door on 2-day breaks One of the most popular features of our trips is now available on our 2 day Laver Savers! (pp.58-65). This means that even more of your holidays will start and end at your front door.*

Inclusive Holiday Insurance In 2017, all of our holidays travelling for 3 days or more will have personal travel insurance included. Now you can book your holiday worry-free.**

NEW: Super Singles breaks In addition to our dedicated ‘Singles’ tours, we have secured even more single rooms on the rest of our programme. Look out for tours with our ‘Super Singles’ banner.

NEW: Club Class Goody Bags On our Club Class journeys in 2017, all passengers will receive a free travel bag, packed with treats and useful items for your journey!

Club Class

Look out for our Club Class tours throughout this brochure.

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Please see pick up page for full terms of service. Available on all tours unless specified.

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Available some on all toursadvice? for 3 days or more unless specified. Terms of and conditions apply. Need Please call one our friendly team on 08456 66 55 44*

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Lavers Annual Get together

Join staff and friends on one of our signature celebration breaks where we will once again be joined by Victoria Yellop (who wowed crowds at our 25th Anniversary in 2016) as well as nightly entertainment and a tailored itinerary Coppice Hotel, Torquay Elegant Victorian Mansion House set in award winning gardens, The Coppice is the popular choice for all visitors to Torquay in search of great value. Hotel Facilities • Lounge, bar & restaurant • Award-winning gardens + Sun terraces

During your stay... Day 1 – We arrive at Sheppy’s Cider Farm, Shop & Museum where you can learn about Cider making. On our arrival at the hotel there will be a Sherry Reception and this evening a quiz will follow dinner. Day 2 – Enjoy a scenic drive through Dartmoor National Park, seeing Totnes, Buckfastleigh, Widecombe-in-the-Moor and Bovey Tracey. This evening we sit down to a Gala Dinner followed by live entertainment. Day 3 – Enjoy free time at Living Coasts Zoo & Aquarium in Torquay. This afternoon enjoy time at leisure in Paignton. This evening you will be treated to a performance from the Royal violinist Victoria Yellop. Day 4 – After a leisurely breakfast we drive to Bourton-on-the-Water for a light lunch, before travelling back home.

Includes...

Personal Insurance Included Door-to-Door Service 3 nights’ dinner, bed & breakfast Sherry Reception at hotel Nightly entertainment Entertainment from Victoria Yellop Visits to Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Exeter & Paignton Lunch in Bourton-on-the-Water LAVER REF: LBAG

Route: CALL

DEPARTURE DATE

DAYS

FROM

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Thu 12 January

4

£259

NIL

Need some advice? Please call one of our friendly team on 08456 66 55 44*

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South Coast Adventure

Arundel, Worthing, Brighton, Lewes & Eastbourne

Windermere Warmer

SUPER SINGLES England’s South Coast is officially the sunniest place in the UK. On this club class break, we’ve squeezed in excursions to the historical Lewes and Arundel, alongside Brighton and Eastbourne, to create lasting memories. During your stay... Day 1 – We travel south to the hotel in Brighton with a few comfort stops. Day 2 – Full day excursion visiting Arundel and Worthing. Arundel Castle combines 1000 years of history and is one of the longest inhabited country houses in England. After free time we travel to Worthing, home to Worthing Pier and Worthing Museum and Art Gallery which has one of the largest costume and textile collections in the UK. Day 3 – From the stunning heritage of the Royal Pavilion and its gardens to the traditional seaside fun of the famous Brighton Pier there is something for everyone to enjoy today in Brighton. Day 4 – This morning visit Lewes. The skyline of this small market town is dominated by the remains of a Norman Castle which was also the home of Anne of Cleves. Perhaps wander down its cobbled Cliffe High Street and enjoy browsing the specialist antique shops, bookshops and craft workshops. This afternoon we visit Eastbourne for a couple of hours at leisure, if you’re wondering for things to do why not enjoy a boat trip? Departing from the seafront it’s a great way to see the tallest cliff in the UK with its iconic red and white lighthouse perched on the top. Day 5 – After breakfast we begin our journey home.

Includes

Personal Insurance Included Door-to-Door Service Club Class coach travel 4 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast Free time in Arundel, Worthing, Brighton, Lewes & Eastbourne

Holiday Inn Brighton-Seafront ***

This informal seafront hotel is less than a mile from the 1807era Theatre Royal, as well as the Royal Pavilion Palace and Brighton Pier Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant • Lift • Sea views LAVER REF: LXSE

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From the tranquil Lake Windermere to the wonderful world of William Wordsworth, explore the natural beauty and hidden treasures that Cumbria has to offer. During your stay... Day 1 – Travelling north we stop for a lunch break in Southport before continuing to our hotel. Day 2 – We visit the Rheged Visitor Centre for free time. This visitor attraction houses artisan shops, cafés and is a great opportunity to find unusual gifts to take home. This afternoon we have arranged a cruise around Derwentwater for you to enjoy. Day 3 – Enjoy a free day today in the ancient village of Shap, home to the ‘Shap Stones’. This stone circle - similar to Stonehenge - is the oldest proof of people living in the area. Afternoon Tea will be served at the hotel. Day 4 – We drive along Windermere. to Lakeside, where we have included admission to the Lakes Aquarium. Then we visit Rydal Mount & Gardens, this was the home of William Wordsworth from 1813 until his death. Here we have a guided garden tour and have been given exclusive access for a private house viewing which includes a poetry reading, a complimentary glass of wine and a famous Grasmere gingerbread to finish off the day. Day 5 – Time for home after a wonderful insight to Cumbria.

Includes

Personal Insurance Included Door-to-Door Service + Club Class coach travel 4 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast + Afternoon Tea at hotel Visit to Rheged Visitor Centre + Derwentwater cruise Free time in Shap + Admission to Lakes Aquarium Guided tour of Rydal Mount with a poetry reading, glass of wine & gingerbread

Best Western Shap Wells Hotel, Shap ***

On the edge of the Lake District, in a secluded valley alongside Birk Beck, this classic country house hotel offers spacious rooms and a warm welcome. Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant • Lounge • Lift

Route: SAVER F9

LAVER REF: LXWW

Route: P2

DEPARTURE DATE

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DEPARTURE DATE

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Mon 20 February

5

£309

£80

Mon 20 March

5

£419

£60

Need some advice? Please call one of our friendly team on 08456 66 55 44*


NEW Easter - Enchanting Cheshire

Easter Mystery Tour

Make this an Easter to remember with excursions to Blakemere Village, Cotebrooke Shire Horse Farm and a cruise along the River Dee. Remember to look out as we might have hidden an Easter Egg somewhere inside your room at the hotel!

Our mystery tours have been a popular feature with our Laver passengers for many years and should not be missed. So sit back, relax and prepare to be surprised and intrigued on one of our annual mystery tours.

During your stay...

During your stay...

Day 1 – We visit Blakemere Village. Blakemere Hall and its stable block were originally built in 1878 and according to the locals, King Edward VII, then the Prince of Wales, often visited the hall. Later we take you to the hotel in Chester. Day 2 – This morning we visit Cotebrooke Shire Horse Farm & Country Park. Set in 50 acres of Cheshire countryside it is home to the internationally renowned Cotebrook Shire Horse Stud, the largest breed of horse in the world. Meet the stallions and learn about this special Old English Breed from the friendly and informative staff. Next we visit Stonyford Cottage Gardens & Garden Centre where we have arranged a 45-minute tour of the gardens. Afterwards enjoy a Cream Tea. Day 3 – A tradition Sunday Lunch will be served at the hotel today. Later we take you into Chester where we have planned a cruise along the River Dee. From the Groves you will sail upstream, past Grosvenor Park and the Earl’s Eye, following the sweep of the ‘Meadows’ to the city limits before returning again. Day 4 – Spend a few hours in Chester before returning home.

Day 1 – We travel to our 4-star hotel with refreshment stops along the way. Day 2 – A morning visit to a mystery location, and maybe spend the afternoon elsewhere. Day 3 – More of the same, but in a different direction. Today we include a little surprise. It might be a cruise, or a train ride or a castle visit – who knows?! Day 4 – Now here we CAN tell you your destination – the East Midlands, at some point around teatime!

Includes

Personal Insurance Included + Door-to-Door Service 3 nights’ dinner, bed & breakfast, Easter Egg, Sunday Lunch and Cream Tea at the hotel Visit to Blakemere Village + Free time in Chester Admission to Cotebrooke Shire Horse Farm & Stoneyford Cottage Gardens + River Dee cruise

Personal Insurance Included Door-to-Door Service Club Class coach travel 3 nights’ dinner, bed & breakfast Easter Egg & Sunday Lunch Excursions

MYSTERY HOTEL ***

Holiday Inn Chester South, Chester ****

Located on the edge of Chester, the Holiday Inn Chester South provides home from home accommodation. Hotel Facilities • Lounge Bar & Restaurant • Lift • Sauna/Indoor pool LAVER REF: LBEC

Includes

We don’t want to spoil the surprise now do we! Hotel Facilities • Bar & Restaurant

Route: X2

LAVER REF: LXEM DAYS

FROM

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4

£289

£60

DEPARTURE DATE

DAYS

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DEPARTURE DATE

Fri 14 April

4

£299

£60

Fri 14 April (CC)

Route: Mystery

Need some advice? Please call one of our friendly team on 08456 66 55 44*

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New Easter in Wonderful Weymouth

The Easter weekend is the perfect time of year to take a relaxing getaway and where else than Weymouth. Classic coastlines, rugged cliffs and the beautiful Jurassic Coast make Weymouth one of England’s most-loved seaside resorts. On this break we have included excursions to West Bay, Bennetts Water Garden and Bournemouth so you can enjoy all the splendours of spring! Russell Hotel, Weymouth

The Russell Hotel is situated on the glorious seafront Esplanade and has a deserved reputation for a warm welcome and great hospitality. And because it’s exclusively for adults, you can be sure of a relaxing break when you choose the Russell

Hotel Facilities

• Bar & restaurant • Lift & ground floor rooms

During your stay... Day 1 – Following door-to-door pickups we travel to the hotel. Day 2 – This morning we take you to West Bay, a charming fishing village on the famous Jurassic Coastline. Here you can enjoy some fresh crab and sit on the harbour side watching the boats pass you by. After a little free time we visit Bennetts Water Garden, home to the National Plant Collection of Water Lilies with a Claude Monet style Japanese Bridge, Tropical House, Woodland Walks and a museum to look around. Day 3 – Weymouth’s beautiful, safe sandy beaches, rich heritage and coastline make it a favourite holiday destination. Today, you are free to explore the town in your own time. Take in the sights at one of Weymouth’s RSPB reserves, and get up close and personal with local wildlife or visit Sandworld showcasing some of the best sand sculptures from around the globe. Day 4 – After breakfast we visit Poole, if the weather’s nice spend a bit of time at Poole Harbour, the largest natural harbour in Europe. Afterwards we take you to Bournemouth, where you can enjoy a gentle walk through the beautiful gardens. Later we take you back to the hotel for dinner and entertainment.

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Day 5 – After breakfast we wave goodbye to Weymouth and begin the journey home.

Includes

Personal Insurance included Door-to-Door Service 4 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast Free time in Weymouth Admission to Bennetts Water Garden Visit to West Bay, Poole & Bournemouth

LAVER REF: LBWY

Route: G9

DEPARTURE DATE

DAYS

FROM

S/SUPP

Fri 14 April

5

£339

NIL

Need some advice? Please call one of our friendly team on 08456 66 55 44*


NEW A Taste of Newquay & Cornwall’s Charm

St Ives & Cornish Highlights

The multi-award winning resort of Newquay is a wonderful escape. Warmed by the Gulf Stream, Cornwall boasts some of the UK’s best beaches and wildlife and we’re inviting you to discover them with us. We include visits to Trebah Gardens, a subtropical garden and Pencarrow House surrounded by Grade II gardens as well as free time in Newquay.

Discover the warm beaches, picturesque harbours and romantic gardens of St Ives and Cornwall with visits to Lostwithiel, Padstow and Pencarrow House and Gardens. All of this together with beautiful coastal scenery makes this a getaway to remember.

During your stay...

Day 1 – We travel to our hotel with regular breaks en-route. Day 2 – This morning we visit St. Ives, one of Cornwall’s most famous destinations. Enjoy a walk along the white sands of Portminster Beach where you will have views of Godrevy Lighthouse. After lunch we enjoy a couple of hours in Falmouth, home to an award-winning maritime museum and Cornwall’s largest fortress, Pendennis Castle. Day 3 – Enjoy a free day today in Lostwithiel, this ancient stannary town dates back to the 12th century. Today, antique shops and regular fairs have made Lostwithiel the ‘Antiques capital of Cornwall’. Day 4 – We visit Padstow for a little free time before continuing to Pencarrow House and Gardens this afternoon. Here we have arranged for a guided tour around the 50 Georgian rooms displaying a superb collection of antique furniture and porcelain. After our tour enjoy some free time to explore the surrounding gardens. Day 5 – After breakfast we return home.

Day 1 – We travel to the hotel with a few stops along the way. Day 2 – This morning we visit Trebah Gardens, discover this subtropical garden with over 4-miles of footpaths. After a little wander, perhaps enjoy a warm drink in the Trebah Kitchen. This afternoon we visit Falmouth for free time. Here you can visit the National Maritime Museum in the town centre. Day 3 – Relax and enjoy free time in Newquay, our hotel is just a short walk from Tolcarne beach – voted one of the best beaches in Newquay. Day 4 – Visit Pencarrow House, this Georgian mansion is surrounded by Grade II formal gardens, a large Victorian rock garden and 50-acres of parklands, lake and woodlands. After some free time we visit Padstow, sitting and watching the boats float in and out of the harbour is a great way to spend the afternoon. Day 5 – Enjoy a brief stop at Jamaica Inn, Cornwall’s most famous smugglers inn on our way home.

Includes

Personal Insurance included + Door-to-Door Service 4 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast Excursions to Trebah Gardens, Pencarrow House, Padstow, Falmouth & Jamaica Inn

Barrowfield Hotel ***, Newquay

The Barrowfield Hotel – awarded a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence in 2016 – is situated 200-yards from Tolcarne beach and is a 10-minute walk into the centre of Newquay.

During your stay...

Includes

Personal Insurance included Door-to-Door Service + Club Class coach travel 4 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast Free time in St. Ives, Falmouth, Lostwithiel & Padstow Admission to Pencarrow House & Gardens

Best Western Restormel Lodge Hotel, Lostwithiel ***

Awarded a Certificate of Excellence on Trip Advisor the Best Western Restormel Manor Hotel is located in a peaceful spot.

Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant • Lift • Sauna/Indoor pool • Ballroom

Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant

LAVER REF: LBNC

LAVER REF: LXRS

Route: G10

Route: C11

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£349

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Mon 10 July

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£459

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Colourful Cornwall: Land of Legends

St Ives

Experience the many legends that During your stay... have grown up on the beautiful Day 1 – We travel to the hotel with a comfort lands of Cornwall on this unique stop en-route. On arrival enjoy welcome tea tour; from the patron Saint of St or coffee with the other passengers. Ives ‘St La’ who travelled from Day 2 – This morning we visit Trewidden Ireland on a giant leaf in answer to her prayers to the ‘The Hurlers’ Garden for free time; this 15-acre garden is home to a magnificent collection of over a group of stones on Bodmin 300 Camellias and Magnolias and one of the Moor, which are said to be the largest tree fern dells in Europe. Follow the remains of a group of men who paths that lead you around these peaceful were turned into stone. Barrowfield Hotel ***, Newquay

May date: The Barrowfield Hotel is a short walk into the centre of Newquay and only 200 yards from Tolcarne beach.

Esplanade Hotel ***, Newquay Sep date: Overlooking Fistral Beach with stunning views, the Esplanade Hotel has a spa bath and a sauna.

gardens and be sure to stop off for a Cornish Cream Tea in the tearoom. Afterwards we travel to St Ives, a beautiful seaside town set in breathtaking coastal scenery. Day 3 – Newquay is Cornwall’s favourite holiday destination voted “one of the nation’s favourite seaside towns”, and today you can explore its golden beaches and busy harbour in your own time.

Day 4 – After breakfast we will be joined on the coach by a local guide for a full day guided tour, where we will see and learn about some Cornish locations of great myths and legends. Including Tintagel Castle, these fascinating ruins are steeped in history and has links to King Arthur, and Bodmin Moor, one of Cornwall’s designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty with a spooky mythological past.

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Day 5*(Sept only) – For those on you who join us in September today we visit Mevagissey, an attractive old town with a tradition of boat building dating back to 1745 and Perranporth. Day 6 – After an interesting break we take you home.

Includes Personal Insurance included Door-to-Door Service Club Class coach travel 4/5 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast Admission to Trewidden Garden Free time in St. Ives & Newquay Guided ‘legends’ day Free time in Mevagissey & Perranporth (Sept. only) LAVER REF: LXCW

Route: B11

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Mon 15 May

5

£429

NIL

Sun 24 Sep

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£549

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Discovering Cornwall’s Charms: St Ives, Lands End & the Looe Valley Railway

During your stay... Cornwall boasts one of the mildest climates in Britain. Day 1 – We travel to our hotel in Cornwall Discover its stunning scenery with comfort stops en-route. – a haven for birdwatchers – Day 2 – This morning we visit Land’s End, and its golden beaches as we mainland Britain’s most south-westerly uncover some of the region’s point and one of the country’s most famous most charming attractions with excursions to Land’s End, St Ives, landmarks. From the granite cliffs you can Padstow, Newquay and a journey gaze across to the Longships Lighthouse on the Looe Valley Line Railway to and birdwatchers should keep an eye open for Gannets, Fulmars, Kittiwakes, Shags and Liskeard.

Rosemundy House, Cornwall Set in 4-acres of gardens and woodland this charming Georgian hotel is located in the village of St Agnes. Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant

Razorbills. After some free time we visit St Ives, a beautiful seaside town set in beautiful coastal scenery. Day 3 – Enjoy a day at leisure. St. Agnes is a compact village, steeped in mining history that sits in both a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a World Heritage Site. Day 4 – After breakfast we visit Padstow, this largely unspoilt town is home to the famous “Seafood Restaurant” run by Rick Stein. This afternoon we travel to Newquay, recently voted “one of the nation’s favourite seaside towns”. Day 5 – After breakfast we visit Truro, the only city in Cornwall. Truro’s most striking feature is the Cathedral, which dominates the skyline with its green spire and grand gothic appearance. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure.

Day 6 – This morning we take you to Looe, where we have arranged a journey on the Looe Valley Line Railway to Liskeard. This leisurely journey is full of beautiful views as wooded valleys teaming with wildlife open up to glorious estuary views as the river meets the sea. Day 7 – After breakfast we begin our leisurely journey home.

Includes Personal Insurance included Door-to-Door Service 6 nights’ dinner, bed & breakfast Excursions to Lands End, St Ives, Padstow, Newquay, Truro, Looe Journey on the Looe Valley Line Railway to Liskeard LAVER REF: LBCC

Route: D10

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Sat 17 Jun

7

£599

£60

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Paignton & Dartmoor Delights

Paignton is the ideal location to visit at any time of the year. On this break we have arranged a South Devon Railway experience which includes a return train journey and tickets to a number of attractions in Dartmoor & Buckfast.

If you want to experience award-winning beaches and stunning scenery at any time of the year, then the English Riviera is the perfect place to visit. We have included a journey on the Dartmouth Steam Railway and an excursion to Greenway House and Gardens.

During your stay...

During your stay...

Day 1 – We take a steady ride south with regular refreshment stops until we reach our hotel in Paignton. Day 2 – Enjoy free time in Brixham. This afternoon we take you to National Trust’s Coleton Fishacre, where we have included entry. Travel back to the Jazz Age at the country home of the D’Oyly Carte family as you wander around this 1920s retreat and RHS accredited garden. Day 3 – Enjoy a free day in Paignton, thanks to award-winning beaches and world-class attractions it’s no wonder that Paignton is often described as jewel in the English Riviera’s crown. Day 4 – After breakfast we take you to Buckfastleigh on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park. Here we have organised a package for you on the South Devon Railway – this includes a return train journey from Buckfastleigh to Totnes, and attraction entrances to Dartmoor Otters, Buckfastleigh Butterflies and Totnes Rare Breeds Farm. You can find these located at each station. Day 5 – Taking home fond memories we return to the East Midlands and home.

Includes

Personal Insurance included Door-to-Door Service 4 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast + Evening entertainment Free time in Brixham & Paignton + Admission to Coleton Fishacre; South Devon Railway Package with entrance into Dartmoor Otters, Buckfastleigh Buttetrflies & Totnes Rare Breeds Farm

Day 1 – We travel to our hotel. Day 2 – We begin our day in the market town of Totnes before visiting Buckfastleigh for free time. This afternoon we visit the House of Marbles at Bovey Tracey, a working glass and games factory. Day 3 – 4 – Over the next two days enjoy Torquay at your own leisure, one of the UK’s most popular holiday destinations since the Victorian era. Day 5 – We head to Paignton where we catch the Dartmouth Steam Railway to Greenway Halt. Here we catch a Shuttlebus to Greenway House and Gardens “the loveliest place in the world.” This 1950s house is the beloved holiday home of Agatha Christie. The coach is unable to come with you to Greenway, so your train ticket is for a return journey. Day 6 – Visit Teignmouth, a classic resort. This afternoon we take you to Babbacombe, here you will find the Babbacombe cliff railway one of only a few original working funicular railways still in existence today. Day 7 – We have another full day excursion planned as we visit Paignton and Brixham. Day 8 – After breakfast we take you home, enjoying a few comfort stops along the way.

Includes

Personal Insurance included Door-to-Door Service + Club Class coach travel 7 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast + Evening entertainment Free time in Totnes, Buckfastleigh, Teignmouth, Babbacombe, Paignton & Brixham Visit to House of Marbles + Return steam train journey Admission to Greenway House & Gardens

Queen’s Hotel ***, Paignton

Headland Hotel ***, Torquay

Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant • Patio/Lounge & Dance floor • Lift

Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant • 2-acres of grounds & gardens • Lift

LAVER REF: LBPN

LAVER REF: LXTQ

The Queen’s Hotel is one of Paignton’s favourite hotels known for its friendly atmosphere and excellent service.

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Torquay & Greenway: The English Riviera

Route: J10

The hotel was originally built as a private home for the Russian Romanoff family, who regularly entertained royalty at the villa.

Route: J10

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Mon 12 June

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£429

£40

Mon 24 July

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£679

£100

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NEW North Devon: Bideford, Bude & Barnstaple

Bideford, in North Devon is home During your stay... to some of the most beautiful Day 1 – We travel to our hotel in Bideford. coast lines in the British Isles; On our arrival Cream Tea will be served with experience vibrant sunsets, miles enough time to relax before dinner. of beaches and quaint unspoilt villages that can all be found here Day 2 – After a morning in Bude, famous for as we enjoy excursions to Bude, its pasted painted beach huts we visit Clovelly Clovelly and Barnstap. where we have included admission into the Durrant House Hotel ***, Bideford With views over the River Torridge estuary, this upscale hotel is just 2-miles from the Northam Burrows Country Park. Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant • Lift • Spa

village. One of the best known and most unusual villages in North Devon Clovelly, has a single cobbled high street which winds its way down the hillside through 16th century whitewashed cottages to the ancient harbour. Day 3 – Enjoy a free day in the historic port town of Bideford, it’s most famous landmark is the bridge, with its 24 arches that have spanned the River Torridge since the Middle Ages. Day 4 – Today we have a stop in Barnstaple, followed by an afternoon visit to Quance Wines Vineyard where we have arranged a tour and tasting. Day 5 – After breakfast we make our way back home with one or two refreshment breaks along the way.

MANAGER’S FAVOURITE Includes Personal Insurance included Door-to-Door Service 4 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast + Cream Tea Free time in Bude, Bideford & Barnstaple Admission to Clovelly Tour & tasting at Quance Wines Vineyard LAVER REF: LBBB

Route: D9

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Mon 08 May

5

£349

NIL

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Ilfracombe, Lynton & Exmoor

Take in the breath-taking views of Exmoor whilst enjoying a journey on the West Somerset Railway – the longest Heritage Railway in England – On this break we also take a guided tour of Chambercombe Manor, followed by Cream Tea, and a finger buffet lunch at Castle Hill Gardens. As well as excursions to Woolacombe, Barnstaple and Lynton. Imperial Hotel **, Ilfracombe Osborne Hotel, Ilfracombe Your hotel will be confirmed to you at the time of booking.

Hotel Facilities

• Bar/Restaurant

During your stay... Day 1 – Following our door-to-door pickups we travel to our hotel in Ilfracombe for a 6 night dinner, bed and breakfast stay. Day 2 – After breakfast we visit Woolacombe – winner of the “England for Excellence Gold Award”. Woolacombe Beach was also awarded the Number 1 Beach in the UK on Trip Advisor in 2016. This afternoon we visit Chambercombe Manor, a Norman Tudor house which dates back to the 11th century. Here we have arranged a guided tour followed by free time to explore the gardens and a Cream Tea. Day 3 – Enjoy a day at leisure in Ilfracombe. Perhaps begin with a leisurely stroll along the unique Tunnel Beaches before visiting the award-winning Ilfracombe Aquarium or the Ilfracombe Museum. Day 4 – This morning we visit Castle Hill Gardens, which was voted by Jim Gardiner’s as one of the top 10 Woodland Gardens to visit. After some free time we have arranged a light finger buffet lunch, before travelling to Barnstaple this afternoon. Barnstaple is one of North Devon’s premier towns home to a colourful history and a traditional local charm. Day 5 – Today we have arranged a journey on the West Somerset Railway from Bishops

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Lydeard to Dunster. Dunster village is approximately a 20 minute walk from the train station and here you can enjoy a light refreshment in one of the nearby tearooms. We spend the remainder of the day in Lynton, often referred to as ‘Little Switzerland’ due to the natural beauty of the area. Day 6 – Enjoy another day at leisure. Day 7 * (Aug. only) – After breakfast we travel home with refreshment stops along the way.

Includes

Personal Insurance included Door-to-Door Service Club Class Coach Travel (Aug. only) 5/6 nights’ dinner, bed & breakfast Excursions to Woolacombe, Barnstaple, Dunster & Lynton Free time in Ilfracombe Guided tour & Cream Tea at Chambercombe Manor Excursion to Castle Hill Gardens with Finger Buffet Lunch Journey on the West Somerset Railway from Lydeard to Dunster

LAVER REF: LBIL/LXIL

Route: CALL

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Sun 04 June

7

£519

£50

Tue 01 August (CC) 6

£439

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Elegant Sidmouth & The Jurassic Coast

Jurassic Coast

Royal York & Faulkner Hotel ***, Sidmouth Across the road from the beach overlooking the English Channel, this Regency hotel is a 1-minute walk from the shops and restaurants of Sidmouth’s Fore Street. Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant • Lounge • Lift

For many years Sidmouth has been one of Laver Holidays most popular destinations! “A town caught in timeless charm” Sidmouth combines colourful gardens, leisurely walks and a rich history. For this break we have also included 2 cruises and visits to Seaton and Lyme Regis, an ancient town featured in the Domesday Book. During your stay... Day 1 – We travel to our hotel with a leisurely stop in Bristol. Day 2 – This afternoon we visit Exmouth, where we have arranged a Jurassic Coast cruise along the stunning Devon coastline and World Heritage site. Cream Tea will be served on-board. Day 3 – The lovely seaside town of Sidmouth, is nestled beneath the majestic red cliffs and green hills of the glorious Sid Valley. Spend your day enjoying a leisurely walk through beautiful gardens, or pop into the friendly shops. Day 4 – After breakfast we visit National Trust’s Knightshayes, with acres of glorious gardens and parkland surrounding a spectacular Gothic Revival house, the garden

is one of the finest in Devon. This afternoon we enjoy a cruise along the Tiverton Canal. Day 5 * (May & Sept only) – We visit the friendly seaside town of Seaton, home to the Seaton Tramway. Today we also travel to nearby Lyme Regis, home to a number of historical landmarks including the Cobb and harbour. Day 6 - We travel home enjoying a leisurely stop in Gloucester along the way.

NEW ITINERARY FOR 2017 Includes Personal Insurance included Door-to-Door Service Club Class coach travel (May & Sept.) 4 or 5 nights’ dinner, bed & breakfast Free time in Exmouth, Sidmouth, Seaton & Lyme Regis Jurassic Coast Cruise with Cream Tea Tiverton Canal Cruise Admission to Knightshayes Court LAVER REF: LXSD/LBSD

Route: D10

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Mon 08 May (CC)

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£599

NIL

Tue 04 July

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£569

NIL

Mon 18 September (CC)

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£639

NIL

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Isle of Wight Experience

During your stay... For many years now the Isle of Wight has been a popular Day 1 – After door-to-door pickups we join destination amongst our the coach and travel south, catching a ferry passengers. Returning to the across to the Isle of Wight. Trouville Hotel in Sandown, we Day 2 – This morning we travel to Cowes, enjoy excursions to the famous Needles, the Mottistone Gardens famed for its professional sailing and and a journey on the Isle of Wight Victorian architecture Cowes is one of the most popular towns on the Isle of Wight. steam railway.

Trouville Hotel ***, Sandown Situated on Sandown’s seafront, the Trouville Hotel is the ideal location for an Isle of Wight Break. Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant • Lounge/Ballroom • Lift

Later we have arranged a journey on the award-winning Isle of Wight Steam Railway from Wootton to Smallbrook. So settle back in beautifully restored Victorian and Edwardian carriages and enjoy the view of some of the island’s unspoilt countryside. This afternoon we take you to Ryde, the largest town on the island for free time. Day 3 – Sitting on the southern coast of the Isle of Wight, Sandown is famed for its traditional British seafront and pier. With a range of great attractions you are free to spend today however you wish. Day 4 – We take you to the Needles, including the Needles Rocks and Trinity Lighthouse - the Isle of Wight’s most famous landmark. After some free time we visit the National Trust’s Mottistone Gardens, set in a sheltered valley this magical garden is full of surprises, with shrub-filled banks, hidden pathways and colourful herbaceous borders.

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Day 5* (July & Sept only) – Enjoy free time in Ventnor, Godshill and Shanklin. Day 6 – After breakfast we catch the ferry and continue our journey home.

Includes Personal Insurance included Door-to-Door Service Club Class coach travel (Sept. only) Return ferry travel 4 or 5 nights’ dinner, bed & breakfast Entertainment each night Free time in Cowes, Ryde & Sandown Steam train ride Visit to the Needles Admission to Mottistone Gardens Free time in Ventnor, Godshill & Shanklin (July & Sept only) LAVER REF: LXIW/LBIW

Route: D9

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Mon 22 May (CC)

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£389

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Sat 15 July

6

£509

NIL

Sat 09 September (CC)

6

£509

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Weymouth & Dreamy Dorset Coast

Bournemouth & the Glorious New Forest

Admire the classic coastlines, on this break to Weymouth and the Dorset Coast. Enjoy free time in West Bay – the pretty harbour town from the TV series ‘Harbour Lights’ – Weymouth, Abbotsbury Gardens, Athelhampton House, Monkey World and Lulworth Cove. During your stay...

Rediscover the charm and natural beauty of these two destinations. This break combines the unchanged landscape of the New Forest, which in 1079 William the Conqueror named his “New Hunting Forest”, and Bournemouth, flourishing with Victorian gardens and Georgian architecture. During your stay...

Day 1 – Following door-to-door pickups we travel to the hotel. Day 2 – Enjoy free time in West Bay, located on the famous Jurassic Coast. West Bay is a charming village also recognisable as being the village from the TV series ‘Harbour Lights’. This afternoon we visit Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens described by Alan Titchmarsh as one of the “Finest Gardens” he’s ever visited. Day 3 – Enjoy a free day in Weymouth, one of the UK’s most beautiful seaside resorts. Day 4 – Visit Athelhampton House & Gardens. Athelhampton is one of the finest examples of 15th Century manor houses surrounded by one of the greatest architectural gardens in England. This afternoon enjoy free time at Monkey World, featured in Channel 5’s ‘Monkey Life’. On our way back to the hotel we have a quick photo stop at Lulworth Cove. Day 5 – After breakfast we wave goodbye to Weymouth and begin our journey home.

Includes

Personal Insurance included + Door-to-Door Service 4 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast + Entertainment each night Free time in West Bay & Weymouth Admission to Abbotsbury Gardens, Athelhampton House & Monkey World Visit to Lulworth Cove

Day 1 – Following door-to-door pickups we travel to the hotel. Day 2 – We visit Weymouth for free time, perhaps visit one of its more unusual attractions. This afternoon we take you to Poole, where we have arranged a harbour cruise around the island with a Cream Tea on-board. Day 3 – Enjoy a free day in Bournemouth. After you’ve relaxed near the beach, enjoyed an ice cream whilst relaxing on a deck chair. Day 4 – After breakfast we take a drive to the New Forest. Stopping in Lyndhurst, known as the capital of the New Forest. We then visit Brockenhurst, where we have arranged a soup & sandwich lunch at The Buttery tearooms, and if you look close enough you might see a New Forest Pony stroll past the window. Lymington is our final stop of the day; this pretty Georgian town is famed for its sailing and smugglers past. Day 5 – After breakfast travel home.

Includes

Personal Insurance included + Door-to-Door Service 4 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast Free time in Weymouth, Bournemouth, Lyndhurst & Lymington Poole Harbour cruise with Cream Tea Soup & sandwich lunch in Brockenhurst

Russell Hotel, Weymouth

Ullswater Hotel ***, Bournemouth

Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant • Lift

Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant • Lift

Situated on the seafront Esplanade the Russell Hotel has a well-deserved reputation for a warm welcome and great hospitality.

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This family-run hotel is situated on the West Cliff of Bournemouth. In a peaceful and quiet location within only a few minutes walking distance of the sandy beaches.

LAVER REF: LBBN S/SUPP

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Sat 15 July

5

£409

NIL

Mon 05 June

5

£409

£48

Thu 21 September

5

£409

NIL

Mon 18 September

5

£409

£48

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Worthing, Arundel & Romantic Sussex

On this bloomin’ beautiful break to Eastbourne we have arranged a guided tour of St. Mary’s House & Gardens with tea and cake and excursions to Worthing, WWT Arundel Wetland Centre, Brighton and Lewes.

Eastbourne is filled with great things to see and do, from setting up on a deck chair and relaxing on its golden beaches to enjoying a leisurely walk around its many parks and gardens. Discover a wealth of history or simply soak up the local atmosphere.

During your stay...

During your stay...

Day 1 – Following pickups we travel to our hotel. Entertainment at the hotel will be provided for us from Monday through to Friday. Day 2 – After free time in Worthing, we visit St. Mary’s House & Gardens for a guided tour followed by tea and cake. St Mary’s is an enchanting 15th Century timber-framed house, with 5-acres of glorious gardens to enjoy. Day 3 – Enjoy a free day today, to explore Eastbourne’s attractions. Take a stroll around the beautiful gardens and the bandstand, or call into the shops for something to take home. Day 4 – This morning we visit Arundel for free time. This afternoon we have included admission into the WWT Arundel Wetland Centre. Day 5 – Today we visit Brighton. Enjoy a walk out onto the pebble beach and the famous Brighton Pier, home to Punch and Judy, stalls and shops. We then visit Lewes, home to the Norman Castle which was also the home of Anne of Cleves (the fourth wife of King Henry VIII). Day 6 – After breakfast we travel home.

Includes

Personal Insurance included + Door-to-Door Service 5 nights’ dinner, bed & breakfast + Evening entertainment Free time in Worthing, Eastbourne, Arundel, Brighton & Lewes Admission to St. Mary’s House & WWT Arundel Wetland Centre Guided Tour, Tea & cake at St. Mary’s House

Includes

Personal Insurance included Door-to-Door Service + Club Class coach travel (May only) 4/5 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast + Evening entertainment Admission to Bateman’s & Bentley Wildfowl & Motor Museum Free time in Eastbourne, Bexhill & Hastings Tour & wine tasting at Carr Taylor Vineyard Free time in Brighton & Lewes (May only) This modern hotel is a 4-minute walk from the beach.

Come and stay at this beautifully situated hotel on Eastbourne’s seafront.

Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant • Lift

Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant • Lift LAVER REF: LBBG

Day 1 – We travel to the hotel, with a leisurely stop in Windsor. Day 2 – This morning we visit National Trust’s Bateman’s, this 17th century house was the home to Rudyard Kipling and his wife. We then visit Bentley Wildfowl & Motor museum, where you can explore the wildfowl collection, Motor Museum and Miniature Railway. Day 3 – Enjoy a free day today to explore Eastbourne’s attractions. Day 4 – We visit Bexhill; before travelling to Hastings, home to the first castle in England built by William the Conqueror. Later we have arranged a guided tour and a wine tasting at Carr Taylor Vineyard. Day 5 * (May only) – Today we visit Brighton, enjoy a walk out onto the pebble beach and the famous Brighton Pier, home to Punch and Judy, stalls and shops. Then we visit Lewes, dominated by the remains of a Norman Castle which was also the handsome home of Anne of Cleves (the fourth wife of King Henry VIII). Day 6 - We travel home with a couple of refreshment stops en route.

New Wilmington Hotel ***, Eastbourne

Langham Hotel ****, Eastbourne

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Eastbourne & the Beautiful South

LAVER REF: LBET/LXET

Route: F9

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Sun 16 July

6

£479

NIL

Route: F9

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Mon 22 May (CC)

6

£449

£45

Wed 27 September

5

£389

£40

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Kent Contrasts: Castles, Gardens & Vineyards

During your stay... Known as “The Garden of England,” Kent is home to more Day 1 – After pickups we visit Chatham where gardens than any other region in we have arranged a tour of Dickens World, Britain. On this tour we have found this interactive guided tour takes visitors back some of the very best places for in time to the Victorian England that Charles you to enjoy the delights of Spring Dickens knew and wrote about in his stories. with entrances into two gardens. Day 2 – Today we have planned a trip to We have also included a unique RAF Manston Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial journey on the Romney, Hythe Museum, this historic Battle of Britain airfield & Dymchurch Railway which is home to the iconic RAF fighter planes of showcases some of Kent’s most the Second World War; the Spitfire and the beautiful countryside.

Southcliff Hotel **, Folkestone Overlooking the English Channel, the Southcliff Hotel is situated on the Leas Promenade and offers wonderful views. Hotel Facilities

• Bar/Restaurant • Terrace • Lift

Hurricane. This afternoon we visit Walmer Castle and gardens. This charming Tudor castle was originally built by King Henry VIII and is surrounded by 8-acres of gardens, woodland and sea views.

Day 3 – Enjoy a free day to explore Folkestone, one of England’s most elegant Edwardian resorts. And once you’ve worked up an appetite Afternoon Tea will be served at the hotel. Day 4 – This morning we have arranged a journey on the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway from New Romney to Dungeness. After the relaxing journey we visit Pashley Manor Gardens for free time to enjoy their annual Tulip Festival, with over 100 varieties of tulips on display you can enjoy colour themed displays of demure lily flowered and romantic peony flowered blooms. We spend the afternoon at Biddenden Vineyard where we have arranged a tour and tasting.

Day 5 - We travel home via Polhill Garden & Shopping Centre at Sevenoaks, where you will find a wide selection of independent retailers and a food hall. One more refreshment stop en route back to the Midlands.

SUPER SINGLES Includes Personal Insurance included Door-to-Door Service Club Class coach travel 4 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast Entertainment on 3-nights Admission to Dickens World, Walmer Castle & Pashley Manor Gardens Visit to RAF Manston & Polhill Garden Centre Free time in Folkestone Train ride on the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway Tour & tasting at Biddenden Vineyard LAVER REF: LXKC

Route: D9

DEPARTURE DATE

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Mon 24 April

5

£379

£36

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Chartwell, Leeds & Hever

Captivating Houses & Gardens of Sussex

Retrace the footsteps of Henry VIII, the scandalous King of England, and the elegant homes of some of the most iconic figures in history, including Sir Winston Churchill, on this enlightening break to the South East of England with two Cream Teas included.

Take a steady walk with us through some of Sussex’s and the National Trust’s most elegant gardens. We visit some of the most beautiful and interesting gardens and houses including Scotney Castle, Great Dixter House & Gardens and Pashley Manor Gardens.

During your stay...

During your stay...

Day 1 – We stop for a late lunch break in the town of Rochester, before continuing to the hotel. Day 2 – We visit the National Trust’s Chartwell House and Hever Castle & Gardens. Chartwell was the much-loved family home of Sir Winston Churchill. Next we take you to Hever Castle & Gardens where we have included a Cream Tea. Inside the childhood home of Anne Boleyn you will find rich tapestries and antiques which are regarded to be ‘one of the best collections of Tudor portraits after the National Portrait Gallery.’ Day 3 – Spend today exploring the local area of Sittingbourne at your own leisure. Day 4 – After breakfast we visit Canterbury for free time, before travelling to Leeds Castle, where we have included a Cream Tea. Described as the ‘Loveliest Castle in the World’ Leeds Castle has been the property of six of England’s medieval queens and the palace was used by Henry VIII and his first wife, Catherine of Aragon. Set in 500 acres of beautiful parkland and formal gardens. Day 5 – We travel home with comfort breaks along the way.

Day 1 – After pickups we visit National Trust’s Scotney Castle a 14th Century moated castle set in a beautiful gardens and a wooded estate. Day 2 – We visit Merriments Gardens, recently featured in the Daily Mail’s “20 enchanting gardens you must visit.” You will have free time to wander amongst the 4-acre garden displays. This afternoon we take you to Great Dixter House & Gardens for more free time. Day 3 – Enjoy a free day to explore Hythe, a traditional Afternoon Tea will be served at the hotel this afternoon. Day 4 – Your first stop today is Pashley Manor Gardens, ‘one of the finest gardens in England.’ After a couple of hours to explore a light lunch will be served. This afternoon we visit National Trust’s Lamb House, bought in 1899 by the American novelist Henry James the house is home to the largest walled gardens in the old town of Rye. Please note: there are no refreshment facilities available here. Day 5 - We travel home with a couple of refreshment stops en route.

Includes

Includes

Personal Insurance included +Door-to-Door Service 4 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast Admission to Chartwell, Leeds Castle & Hever Castle Cream Tea included at Leeds Castle & Hever Castle Free time in Rochester, Sittingbourne & Canterbury

Holiday Inn ***, Sittingbourne

Originally built as a private residence in 1880, the Holiday Inn Sittingbourne blends period features with modern additions amenities. Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant • Lift LAVER REF: LBCL

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Personal Insurance included + Door-to-Door Service Club Class coach travel 4 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast Two light lunches & Afternoon Tea Admission to Scotney Castle, Merriments Gardens, Great Dixter, Pashley Manor Gardens & Lamb House

Best Western Stade Court Hotel ***, Hythe

Located on the west parade overlooking the English Channel, this traditional hotel is just a 10-minute walk from the centre of Hythe. Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant • Lift LAVER REF: LXCH

Route: G9

Route: D9

DEPARTURE DATE

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DEPARTURE DATE

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Mon 19 June

5

£409

£60

Sat 24 June

5

£389

£60

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Wonders of Wiltshire NEW Escape to the Country & Dean Forest Railway

Explore the history and beautiful wildlife of Wilshire with included visits to Bradford-on-Avon, Bath, Salisbury and entrances into the National Trust’s Bowood House & Gardens and Stourhead.

On this trip to the countryside we visit some of the best areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England - we also enjoy a relaxing train ride on board the Dean Forest Railway.

During your stay...

During your stay...

Day 1 – Following our departure we visit Bowood House & Gardens, a Georgian stately home set in hundreds of acres of ‘Capability’ Brown landscapes and gardens. Day 2 – Free time in Bradford-on-Avon. One of the town’s most compelling features is its ancient bridge in the centre of town which still retains two of its original 13th century arches. This afternoon we take you to Bath, home to one of the world’s best-preserved Roman bathhouses and some of the nation’s grandest Georgian architecture. Day 3 – Enjoy a free day to explore the market town of Yeovil. Our hotel is just a short walk from Yeovil’s main street. Day 4 – After some free time in Salisbury we visit the National Trust’s Stourhead, a house and world-famous landscape garden. When Stourhead first opened in the 1740s it was described as a ‘living work of art’. Today you can enjoy a stroll around its magnificent lake, grottoes and rare and exotic trees. Day 5 – We travel home via the Cotswolds with a stop in Bourton-onthe-Water, regularly voted as one of the prettiest villages in England.

Day 1 – Travel to the hotel via The Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with a couple of stops on the way. Day 2 – After breakfast we visit Royal Wootton Bassett, its best known landmark is the Town Hall. After a couple of hour’s free time we take you to Chippenham, one of the West Country’s most pretty towns. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure. Day 3 – This afternoon we visit the National Trusts’ Avebury Manor & Garden - uniquely visitors are encouraged to sit on the period furniture, lay on the beds and play snooker in the Billiard room. Day 4 – We have a full day planned today after crossing the River Severn we take you to Monmouth and Ross-on-Wye - most famous for being the birthplace of Henry V. This afternoon we have arranged a steam train ride for you onboard the Dean Forest Railway Day 5 – After breakfast we travel home with a stop at Hatton Country World, a Victorian shopping village filled with independent shops full of gifts you won’t find on the High Street.

Includes

Includes

Personal Insurance included + Door-to-Door Service Club Class coach travel 4 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast Free time in Bradford-on-Avon, Bath, Yeovil, Salisbury & Bourton-on-the-Water Admission to Bowood House & Stourhead

Personal Insurance included + Door-to-Door Club Class Coach travel 4 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast Free time in Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon, Monmouth & Ross-on-Wye Admission to Avebury Manor & Garden; Steam train ride Visit to Hatton Country World

Manor Hotel ****, Yeovil

Alexandra House Hotel ***, Swindon

Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant • Conservatory & Gardens

Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant • Lift • Games Room

The Manor is a characterful building dating from the 18th Century. Each of the hotel’s bedrooms combines the original manor house features with a recently updated interior.

LAVER REF: LXWS

Set in 20-acres of landscaped grounds, Alexandra House boasts impressive leisure facilities and comfortable rooms providing a home away from home experience.

LAVER REF: LXEC

Route: D9

Route: F9

DEPARTURE DATE

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DEPARTURE DATE

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Mon 04 September

5

£379

£100

Sun 09 April

5

£379

£60

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NEW Royal Berkshire & Buckinghamshire

Berkshire and Buckinghamshire are some of the most flourishing areas in Britain; they’re also one of the most picturesque. On this break we visit Dorney Court, one of England’s finest examples of Tudor Houses and Waddesdon Manor, a French style château. Also enjoy free time in Windsor and Henley on Thames.

On this visit to Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire we visit Kathy Brown’s Garden for a guided tour and Afternoon Tea, the Woburn Abbey Gardens and the De Havilland Aircraft Museum. We also visit historical St. Albans and Bedford.

During your stay...

Day 1 – We travel to our hotel via Kathy Brown’s Garden where we have arranged a guided tour and Afternoon Tea. This 4.5 acre garden is the creation of the garden and cookery writer Kathy Brown. After a little free time we take you to our hotel where tea and coffee will be served on arrival. Day 2 – Today we visit the De Havilland Aircraft Museum, the oldest aviation museum in the UK dedicated to the preservation and display of de Havilland Aircraft. The aircraft company created many iconic aircrafts including the Mosquito and the Airspeed Horsa Glider which was used by our airborne troops in the 1944 D-Day Landings. After some free time this afternoon we visit historic St. Albans. Day 3 – Enjoy a free day today with Afternoon Tea served in the hotel. In 1946 Stevenage was designed as Britain’s first ‘New Town’, the Stevenage Museum illustrates its fascinating history. Dinner this evening is followed by entertainment at the hotel. Day 4 – We visit Woburn Abbey Gardens this morning, where you can enjoy 28-acres of elegant horticultural designs and woodland glades inspired by the designer and landscape gardener Humphry Repton. This afternoon we visit Bedford Day 5 - We travel home after some free time in Cambridge.

Day 1 – We make our way to Windsor for free time then continue to the hotel. Day 2 – Visit Henley on Thames, this 13th century market town is one of the most beautiful towns in England and has appeared in numerous episodes of ITV’s ‘Midsomer Murders’ as the main village: Causton. After free time we travel back to the hotel for an afternoon at leisure. Day 3 – This afternoon we visit Dorney Court, one of England’s finest Tudor Manor Houses set in acres of mature parkland. The remarkable and characterful House is Grade I listed. Day 4 – Enjoy a full day excursion to Waddesdon Manor. Explore this French Renaissance-style château built in 1874, surrounded by views of Oxfordshire. Step back in time in the Victorian style gardens and see rare and exotic birds housed in the aviary found in the heart of the gardens. Perhaps finish off your day with a homemade cake from the restaurant. Day 5 – After breakfast we begin our journey home.

Includes

Personal Insurance included Door-to-Door Service 4 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast Excursions to Windsor, Henley-on-Thames, Dorney Court & Waddesdon Manor

Wokefield Park Hotel ***, Reading

Set in 250 acres of landscaped gardens, Wokefield Park boasts an 18-hole golf course and 9 lakes. Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant • Garden

DEPARTURE DATE Sun 27 August

During your stay...

Includes

Personal Insurance included + Door-to-Door Service 4 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast + Entertainment Tea/Coffee on arrival + 2 Afternoon Teas Free time in St. Albans, Stevenage, Bedford & Cambridge Admission to Kathy Brown’s Garden, De Havilland Aircraft Museum & Woburn Abbey Gardens

Holiday Inn Stevenage ****

Located close to the city centre the 4* Holiday Inn Stevenage boasts stylish rooms with tea and coffee making facilities. Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant • Lift

LAVER REF: LBRB

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Hertfordshire Heritage & Bedfordshire Blooms

Route: G9 DAYS 5

FROM £389

LAVER REF: LBHB

Route: D10

S/SUPP

DEPARTURE DATE

DAYS

FROM

S/SUPP

NIL

Fri 01 September

5

£359

£95

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NEW Shropshire & Shrewsbury Flower Show

Shrewsbury Flower Show isn’t just for gardeners or flower lovers. On the day you can expect music from Britain’s top military bands, show jumping and a variety of trade stands and a tempting food hall - There is something for everyone. During your stay... Day 1 – After our departure we stop in Worcester. Here we can enjoy some free time in this beautiful Cathedral City before we continue to our hotel, in Kidderminster. Day 2 – After breakfast we take you to Shrewsbury Flower Show. Located in the quarry park, Shrewsbury is proud to be home to the world’s oldest flower show and 2017 promises to be as show-stopping as ever! The day is blooming with millions of flowers, month-watering food and celebrity appearances and demonstrations. Day 3 – Enjoy a free day to enjoy the local area of Kidderminster, the largest town in the Wyre Forest District. Wander around its many Victorian buildings Day 4 – Enjoy 2 or 3 hours at English Heritage’s Stokesay Castle before moving on to spend the afternoon in Ludlow. Day 5 – After breakfast we enjoy a scenic ride on the Severn Valley Railway to Bridgnorth. We then continue our journey home with a comfort stop along the way.

Includes

Personal Insurance included Door-to-Door Service 4 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast Free time in Worcester, Kidderminster & Ludlow Admission to Shrewsbury Flower Show & Stokesay Castle Journey on the Severn Valley Railway

Shropshire’s Secret Gems & Ludlow

Tucked away on the English Welsh border Shropshire has remained unspoilt and comparatively unchanged. So if you’re looking for a chance to get away from it all this spring then this break is for you. During your stay... Day 1 – We travel to National Trust’s Sunnycroft, this comfortable home which is furnished with original wallpaper and Maw’s tiles transports you back to the pre-First World War ‘country house’ lifestyle. After a little free time we travel to the hotel for tea and cake. Day 2 – We visit National Trust’s Benthall Hall – a family home for 500-years! Our afternoon is spent in Bridgnorth where we have included a return ticket on the funicular railway, the oldest and inland electric cliff railway in the country. Day 3 – Enjoy a free day today, perhaps catch the Severn Valley Railway to Arley, where you can enjoy a short walk down to the river and have a bite to eat. Day 4 – Visit Acton Scott’s Historic Working Farm which offers a fascinating insight into rural life at the turn of the 19th century. We spend the afternoon in pretty Ludlow. Day 5 – We take you to Warwick for a couple of hour’s free time. Famous for its magnificent castle and historic charm, afterwards we continue home.

Includes

Personal Insurance included Door-to-Door Service 4 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast + Tea and cake on arrival Admission to Sunnycroft, Benthall Hall & Acton Scott Farm Funicular cliff railway ride Free time in Bridgnorth, Kidderminster, Ludlow & Warwick

Gainsborough House Hotel ***, Kidderminster

Gainsborough House Hotel ***, Kidderminster

Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant

Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant

The Gainsborough House Hotel is a listed Georgian house providing all the features required from modern day life.

LAVER REF: LBSS

Route: H9

The Gainsborough House Hotel is a listed Georgian house providing all the features required from modern day life.

LAVER REF: LBSS

Route: CALL

DEPARTURE DATE

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DEPARTURE DATE

DAYS

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Thu 10 August

5

£449

£20

Mon 03 April

5

£399

£20

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Constable Country & Seaside Villages

During your stay... Beautiful woodlands and the picturesque River Stour have Day 1 – We travel to our hotel. inspired the creative hearts of artists Day 2 – After breakfast the driver will take for centuries, the most famous of you on a guided tour of Constable Country these being John Constable and on-board our comfortable coach. This full day Thomas Gainsborough. On this excursion will take you to East Bergholt, the break experience this handsome picturesque village was the birthplace of John part of England as we enjoy a Constable where you can still see his studio and the place where his house once stood. guided tour of the Constable Country alongside a horse & wagon Dedham, frequently rated as containing some of England’s most beautiful landscapes and ride at the Suffolk Punch Trust.

Legacy Mill Hotel ***, Sudbury Set on the banks of the River Stour, this restored water mill is a 4-minute walk from the birthplace museum of Thomas Gainsborough.

Hotel Facilities

• Bar/Restaurant • Terrace Area

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Flatford Mill. Once owned by John Constable’s father, the Mill has been immortalised by John Constable in his painting of ‘The Haywain’ and is still recognisable today. Day 3 – Enjoy a free day today. A short walk around Market Hill will lead you to discover the house of Thomas Gainsborough, Gainsborough House which holds a collection of original paintings and artefacts depicting the artist’s life. Situated in Sudbury’s Old Weaving Quarter is the ‘Weavers’ Piece’ at Siam Gardens, which sees a permanent outside exhibition illustrating the towns strong weaving background with story panels and bronze sculptures. And if you have time be sure to stop by St Peter’s Church, which has a plaque acknowledging the fact that the town was referenced in Dodie Smith’s classic 101 Dalmations.

Day 4 – Today we visit Southwold, a quintessential English resort town with a working lighthouse and an award-winning pier for you to enjoy, Aldeburgh, once an important Tudor port now, this pretty coastal town offers stunning views and great food and the Suffolk Punch Trust, where we have included a tour, horse & wagon ride and a Cream Tea. Day 5 – After an enjoyable stay we travel home.

Includes Personal Insurance included Door-to-Door Service 4 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast Full day guided coach tour Free time in Sudbury, Southwold & Aldeburgh Tour, horse & wagon ride & Cream Tea at the Suffolk Punch Trust LAVER REF: LBCO DEPARTURE DATE

Route: E10 DAYS

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Tue 18 April

5

£399

£66

Mon 25 September

5

£399

£66

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Picture Perfect Suffolk

Norfolk Coast & Country

On the hunt for Antiques

On this break we bring the ‘antiques roadshow’ to you! If you have ever fancied having a go then join our trip where we have arranged an antiques hunt with spending money and an evaluation by a professional included. This popular tour also includes afternoon tea and excursions to Ickworth, Colchester and Clacton-on-Sea.

Norfolk is a delightful mix of nostalgic seaside towns and medieval history. On this break we explore Norfolk’s coast and country with admission into the Thursford collection for a performance from Robert Wolfe and a journey on the Bure Valley Railway.

During your stay...

During your stay...

Day 1 – Stopping for comfort breaks along the way we travel to the hotel with time to freshen up before dinner. Day 2 – Today we will take you into Long Melford where you will be given £15 to spend on an antique of your choice, choose wisely though because this afternoon your purchases will be valued by a professional. Day 3 – This afternoon we travel to Ickworth, owned by the National Trust. After free time we take you back to the hotel for tonight’s evening meal. Day 4 – First we visit Clacton-on-Sea, home to award-winning gardens for some free time. For a lunchtime treat we visit Colchester, which holds the status of the oldest recorded town in Britain. This afternoon we visit Tiptree Jam Shop & Tearoom here you can explore the museum and visit the Jam Shop for Tiptree products and gifts. Day 5 – We travel home.

Day 1 – We travel to our hotel via Ely. This city is full of charm, beauty and home to one of the most magnificent Cathedrals in England. Day 2 – This morning we visit Cromer where you can enjoy a few hours at leisure. This afternoon we visit the Thursford Collection where you will have the opportunity to listen to Robert Wolfe play the famous Wurlitzer. Robert Wolfe is recognised as one of the world’s leading interpreters of the theatre organ. Day 3 – Enjoy a free day in Norwich. Our hotel is ideally situated within walking distance from some of Norwich’s most famous attractions including Norwich Cathedral and Norwich castle. Day 4 – After breakfast enjoy a ride on the Bure Valley Railway, Norfolk’s narrow gauge railway which runs between Aylsham and Wroxham. Enjoy a leisurely lunchtime at Wroxham Barns and this afternoon we visit Great Yarmouth. Day 5 – We travel home via a leisurely stop in Kings Lynn.

Includes

Includes

Personal Insurance included + Door-to-Door Service Club Class coach travel 4 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast Antique shopping with £15 to spend & valuation experience Free time in Long Melford, Lavenham, Sudbury, Clacton & Colchester + Admission to Ickworth Visit to Tiptree Jam Shop & Tearoom

Personal Insurance included + Door-to-Door Service 4 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast Free time in Ely, Cromer, Norwich, Great Yarmouth & Kings Lynn + Admission to the Thursford Collection + Visit to Wroxham Barns Train ride

Legacy Mill Hotel ***, Sudbury

Holiday Inn ****, Norwich City

Set on the banks of the River Stour, this restored water mill is a 4-minute walk from the museum of Thomas Gainsborough. Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant

This modern and comfortable hotel is located within walking distance from Norwich Cathedral, the castle and Riverside shopping complex. Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant • Lift

LAVER REF: LXPP

LAVER REF: LBNF

DEPARTURE DATE

Route: E10 DAYS

FROM

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DEPARTURE DATE

Route: D10 DAYS

FROM

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Mon 05 June

5

£419

£66

Mon 26 June

5

£379

£80

Mon 07 August

5

£419

£66

Tue 01 August

5

£379

£80

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Cromer & the Norfolk Broads

Norfolk’s premier resort, Great Yarmouth is a great base to discover the beauty of the Norfolk Broads. On this break we also include a scenic journey on the Bure Valley Railway and a relaxing Broads Cruise so you can make the most of this gorgeous landscape. Hotel Victoria ***, Great Yarmouth

This family-run hotel is a gentle 3-minute walk to the beach and offers traditionally decorated rooms with tea and coffee making facilities. Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant • Lift •Terrace/Garden

During your stay... Day 1 – We travel to our hotel via Kings Lynn. Full of history and an historic port, this vibrant town is the ideal destination to spend a few hours. Day 2 – Today we travel to Aylsham, where we have arranged a 45-minute train journey on the Bure Valley Railway to Wroxham. Experience a nostalgic trip on Norfolk’s longest narrow gauge railway which follows the meandering River Bure through meadowland and ancient pasture. On our arrival in Wroxham we then enjoy a Broads Cruise, and continue our discovery through this enchanting landscape. Day 3 – Enjoy a day at leisure in Great Yarmouth. This seaside town is home to a maritime heritage and a port famous for once being the hub of the herring industry. Day 4 – After breakfast we visit Cromer, a classic North Norfolk seaside town famous for its world-famous Cromer Crab – which you can find in many shops or eateries throughout the town. After some free time here we travel to Sheringham. Day 5 – After breakfast we begin our journey home stopping at Bircham Windmill, considered to be one of the oldest and one of the best Windmills still remaining. Here you can enjoy a refreshment stop before we continue home.

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NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT Includes Personal Insurance included

Door-to-Door Service 4 nights’ dinner, bed & breakfast Free time in Kings Lynn & Bircham Windmill Excursions to Cromer, Sheringham Day at Leisure in Great Yarmouth Train Journey on the Bure Valley Railway from Aylsham to Wroxham Broads Cruise LAVER REF: LBCR

Route: E10

DEPARTURE DATE

DAYS

FROM

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Mon 16 October

5

£389

NIL

Need some advice? Please call one of our friendly team on 08456 66 55 44*


Scarborough: Gems of the Yorkshire Coast

Visit some of the Yorkshire Coasts most beautiful seaside towns, from the traditional resorts of Bridlington, Filey and Whitby to the clifftops of Robin Hood’s Bay. We also include a journey on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. During your stay... Day 1 – We travel to our hotel via York. Day 2 – We visit Helmsley, full of history and character. Helmsley has everything you’d expect in an English market town. Later today we include admission into Castle Howard, one of Britain’s finest stately homes and gardens. Day 3 – Enjoy a free day today. After a leisurely breakfast enjoy a steady walk along the beach or head to the high street. Day 4 – Today we have arranged a journey on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway from Pickering to Grosmont. Relax on board the world’s most popular heritage railway and enjoy a delightful scenic journey through the National Park. Spend the afternoon in Whitby, where you can stop off for some fresh fish and chips and a cup of tea. Day 5* (May only) – Visit Bridlington for free time.This afternoon we visit Filey, full of gentle pleasures including quirky shops and a museum. Day 6 – We travel home.

NEW Seaside Mystery Tour

Our mystery tours have been a popular feature with our Laver travellers for many years, and we feel like no summer break would be complete without another one of our fantastic mystery breaks – grab your bucket and spade because this time we’re taking you to the seaside! During your stay... Day 1 – Following door-to-door pickups we departure by coach to our mystery location where accommodation is reserved for 4 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast. Day 2 – 4 – Over the next few days we have carefully planned out 3 excursions to some of the UK’s most popular seaside destinations for you to enjoy. Day 5 – After breakfast we wave goodbye to the hotel and begin the journey home.

Includes Personal Insurance included + Door-to-Door Service Club Class coach travel (Aug only) 4/5 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast Free time in York, Helmsley, Scarborough & Whitby Free time in Bridlington & Filey (May only) Admission to Castle Howard + Train ride

Esplanade Hotel ***, Scarborough ***

Includes Personal Insurance included Door-to-Door Service 4 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast Three mystery excursions

With fantastic views over the bay this is a large comfortable hotel, richly decorated and with unique charm and character.

Hotel ***

Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant • Lift

Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant • Lift

LAVER REF: LBSC/LXSC

Now that would be giving too much away!

Route: R3

DEPARTURE DATE

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FROM

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Sun 07 May

6

£459

NIL

DEPARTURE DATE

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FROM

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Sat 12 August (CC)

5

£409

NIL

Tue 15 August

5

£379

NIL

LAVER REF: LBSM

Route: F9

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Trio of North Country Trains

NEW Yorkshire Transport: Steam & Cruise

Enjoy three train journeys on the South Tynedale Railway, the Saltburn Miniature Railway and the Weardable Railway along side visits to Ripon, Hexham, Allensford and a Locomotive Museum. So weather you’re already a train enthusiast or just love relaxing journeys teamed with stunning countryside this is the ideal break for you.

Join Laver in the county of Yorkshire for a wonderful break where you will enjoy a classic combination of steam and cruise journeys. On this break we have included an Afternoon Tea cruise on YorkBoat, a canal cruise with tea and biscuits in Skipton, a journey on the famous Keighley & Worth Valley Railway – and a short journey on the Kirkless Light Railway.

During your stay...

During your stay...

Day 1 – Following door-to-door pickup’s we spend some time in Ripon, before travelling to our hotel this afternoon. Day 2 – Enjoy a couple of hours in Hexham – a charming market town before returning to the hotel for an afternoon at leisure. Day 3 – We travel to Alston this afternoon for a journey on the South Tynedale Railway. The journey takes you through the stunning landscapes of the North Pennines Area of Natural Beauty. Day 4 – Today we have arranged for a return journey on the Saltburn Miniature Railway, one of the country’s most famous 15 inch gauge railways. This afternoon we visit Shildon, home to the Locomotion National Railway Museum. Day 5 – After our final train journey on the Weardale Railway from Stanhope to Wolsingham, we begin our journey home.

Day 1 – We visit the Yorkshire Waterways Museum which tells the unique story of Goole Docks and the Aire and Calder Navigation. Tea and coffee is served at the hotel on our arrival. Day 2 – Visit the National Railway Museum in York, the UK’s largest railway museum. After some free time we have arranged an Afternoon Tea cruise with YorkBoat. Then enjoy free time in York before we travel back to our hotel. Day 3 – This morning we visit Skipton where we have arranged a canal cruise with tea and biscuits served on board. Day 4 – This afternoon we travel to Keighley where we board the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway with Cream Tea on board. Day 5 – This morning we enjoy a journey on the Kirkless Light Railway before continuing home.

Includes

Includes

Personal Insurance included + Door-to-Door Service 4 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast Free time in Ripon, Hexham & Allensford Train journey on the South Tynedale Railway, the Saltburn Miniature Railway & the Weardable Railway Visit to Locomotion Museum

Personal Insurance included Club Class coach travel + Door-to-Door Service 4 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast + Tea/Coffee on arrival Visits to Yorkshire Waterways Museum & National Railway Museum Two cruises (one with Afternoon Tea) + Two train journeys (one with Cream Tea) + Free time in York & Skipton

Best Western Derwent Manor Hotel ***, Allensford

Best Western Burn Hotel ***

Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant • Lift • Sauna/Spa pool

Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant

Set in 20-acres of land the Best Western Derwent Manor Hotel was built in the style of a Manor House.

LAVER REF: LBBT

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Route: Q5

The Best Western provides a comfortable and enjoyable stay.

LAVER REF: LXYK

Route: T4

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DEPARTURE DATE

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Tue 12 September

5

£429

£100

Mon 17 July

5

£429

£80

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Charming Lancashire & Forest Bowland

Escape to Charming Lancashire on a break with like-minded people and we guarentee you’ll leave as friends! On this break we include a free lunch at Oswaldtwistle Mills and visits to Trentham Village, Leighton Hall, Morecambe and Clitheroe - as well as a Canal Cruise along the pretty Leeds and Liverpool Canal. Best Western Lancashire Manor Hotel ***, East Pimbo Set in a 16th century building the recently refurbished Grade II Lancashire Manor Hotel features stylish rooms, a traditional restaurant and gardens. Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant • Garden

During your stay... Day 1 – We travel to our hotel via Trentham Shopping Village. On arrival at the hotel we enjoy a welcome tea or coffee. Day 2 – This morning we enjoy free time in Morecambe before we visit Leighton Hall, where we enjoy a guided tour of the hall. Uniquely, Leighton Hall is very much a livedin house and each room is regularly used by the owners. This means that there are no roped off areas and visitors can enjoy their tour without being asked not to touch. In fact visitors are encouraged to sit on the furniture, play the piano and climb the stairs. Day 3 – Enjoy a free day in the comfort of our hotel. After a leisurely breakfast perhaps enjoy some time to relax in the gardens. Afternoon Tea will also be served in the hotel today.

SUPER SINGLES Includes Personal Insurance included Door-to-Door Service 4 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast + Welcome tea/coffee Visit to Trentham Village Admission to Leighton Hall Free time in Morecambe, East Pimbo & Clitheroe Lunch at Oswaldtwistle Mills Canal cruise

Day 4 – After breakfast we visit Clitheroe for a couple of hour’s free time. Afterwards we take you to Oswaldtwistle Mills where we have arranged a light lunch for you (soup and a sandwich). This afternoon we enjoy a cruise along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, the longest canal in Britain built as a single waterway.

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Day 5 – After breakfast we begin our journey home enjoying comfort stops along the way.

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5

£379

£40

Route: X2

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Southern Lakes, Garsdale & Hawes

On this break we take you around some of the most picturesque lakes in the Lake District. Enjoying a relaxing cruise along Lake Windermere and a scenic drive we have also arranged a cheese-making demonstration followed by a Ploughman’s lunch and free time in Southport and Holker Hall & Gardens.

During this relaxing break we have arranged two cruises’ on-board the National Trust’s Steam Yacht Gondola along Lake Ullswater allowing you to take in the natural beauty of the sweeping valleys whilst sailing along the glistening lakes. During your stay...

During your stay... Day 1 – We travel to our hotel via Southport, where you can enjoy a stroll along one of the oldest piers in the UK. Day 2 – An hour or so in Kendal before we drive through Garsdale to Wensleydale Creamery. Here we have booked you in for a cheesemaking demonstration followed by a 2-course lunch of soup and a Ploughman’s. Your afternoon is spent in Morecambe. Day 3 – Enjoy a free day in Lancaster today. There is a bus stop right outside our hotel so visiting Lancaster’s castle and museums is just a short ride away. Day 4 – After breakfast we visit Lakeside where we have arranged a cruise along Windermere to Ambleside. Afterwards we enjoy a scenic drive around Coniston Water and later we spend the afternoon in Holker Hall & Gardens, one of the best-loved stately homes in Britain. Day 5 – After breakfast we return home enjoying a couple of stops along the way.

Includes

Personal Insurance included Door-to-Door Service + Club Class coach travel 4 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast Free time in Southport, Kendal, Morecambe & Lancaster Demonstration & lunch at Wensleydale Creamery Windermere cruise Admission to Holker Hall & Gardens

Holiday Inn *** , Lancaster

Set on the banks of the River Lune, Lancaster’s centre is a 30-minute riverside walk away.

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Day 1 – We travel to our hotel in Carlisle enjoying regular breaks. Day 2 – Free time in Lakeside before enjoying a cruise on-board National Trust’s Steam Yacht Gondola across Coniston Water. This Victorian steam-powered yacht is an unrivalled sailing experience on the Lakes. This afternoon enjoy free time in Ambleside where you can discover the town’s famous connections to William Wordsworth, John Ruskin and Beatrix Potter. Day 3 – Enjoy a free day today in Carlisle. Day 4 – Enjoy a morning break in Grasmere, before driving through Keswick to the Rheged Visitor Centre, one of Britain’s more unusual visitor centres where you can enjoy a leisurely lunch. After lunch we drive to Pooley Bridge in Ullswater, where we join a cruise down the lake to Glenridding. Later this afternoon we take you on a scenic drive back to the hotel. Day 5 – We travel home.

Includes

Personal Insurance included + Door-to-Door Service Club Class coach travel (June only) 4 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast Free time in Lakeside, Ambleside, Carlisle & Grasmere Steam Yacht Gondola Cruise + Lake Cruise to Glenridding + Visit to the Rheged Centre

Cumbria Park Hotel ***, Carlisle

Offering award-winning gardens, the Cumbria Park hotel is composed from a series of old Victorian style terraces and is situated on the remains of an ancient Roman fort. Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant • Lift

Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant/Lounge • Garden • Lift

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Summer Cruising in the Lake District

LAVER REF: LBLK/LXLK

Route: R3

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£479

£40

Mon 09 October

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£399

£60

Mon 18 September

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£479

£40

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County Durham & Pennine Landscapes

Scattered with picturesque settings, valleys and rivers the peaceful landscapes of the Durham Dales, are filled with historical sites and on this break there is something for everyone to enjoy. During your stay...

NEW Treasures of Northumberland & Durham

On this break we include excursions to Crimple Hall, Crook Hall with a Cream Tea, Alnwick Castle, WWT Washington Wetland Centre and a Farne Island cruise, to catch a unique glimpse of the amazing surroundings and unique wildlife that can be found here. During your stay...

Day 1 – We travel to our hotel via Ripon. Day 2 – We take you to Durham for free time, home to the majestic Durham Cathedral and Durham Castle. This afternoon we have arranged a river cruise along the River Tees with Cream Tea included. Day 3 – Enjoy a free day with Afternoon Tea included at the hotel later. Perhaps take a walk to Auckland Castle or Auckland Deer House & Park, which was created over 800 years ago by the Prince Bishops as an estate for hunting. Or there’s nowhere better to spend the day relaxing than inside the ‘Manor House Hotel Health Club and Beauty Rooms’ perhaps visit the hotel’s spa, and finish off the day with a calming walk around the gardens. Day 4 – Today we visit two stunning properties: The Bowes Museum, a magnificent French château created in the late 19th century, and Eggleston Hall Gardens. These walled gardens specialise in rare and unusual species which thrive in the climate of the northern Dales. Day 5 – We travel home via Harrogate.

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Personal Insurance included Door-to-Door Service + Club Class coach travel 4 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast + Afternoon Tea Free time in Durham & West Auckland River Tees cruise with Cream Tea Admission to Bowes Museum & Eggleston Hall Gardens

Manor House Hotel ***, West Auckland

Day 1 – Following door-to-door pickup’s we spend a couple of hours in Ripon, before travelling to our hotel this afternoon. Day 2 – This morning we travel to Durham City. Here we visit Crook Hall & Gardens with Cream Tea included. Crook Hall is a 13th Century, Grade 1 listed hall and provides a spectacular backdrop to the stunning gardens. Day 3 – Enjoy a free day today in Newcastle. After breakfast perhaps enjoy the hotel’s outdoor terrace with views over the river or head into the city. Day 4 – Today we have arranged a Farne Islands cruise. As well as being the most famous Sea Bird Sanctuary in the British Isles, they are also home to a large colony of Grey Seals. Afterwards we visit Alnwick Castle, the second largest inhabited castle in the country. Day 5 – We visit Hexham, where you can find a medieval abbey set in pretty parks by the River Tyne. After some free time here we take you to WWT Washington Wetland Centre, home to rare and exotic birds, mammals and the rarest goose in the world. Day 6 - We travel home via Crimple Hall, where you will find a garden centre, antiques centre, SMART gallery, gift shop and garden as well as a café and restaurant.

Includes

Personal Insurance included Door-to-Door Service + Club Class coach travel 5 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast + Cream Tea at Crook Hall Free time in Ripon, Durham City, Newcastle, Hexham & Crimple Hall Admission to Crook Hall, Alnwick Castle & WWT Washington Farne Islands cruise

The Manor House Hotel is reputed to have been one of King Henry VIII’s hunting lodges, it’s believed that the trees outside the hotel were planted to commemorate a visit by the King.

Millennium Copthorne Hotel ****, Newcastle

Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant/Lounge • Library • Spa/Wellness Centre

Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant • Lift

LAVER REF: LXDD

LAVER REF: LXNB

Route: R3

Located in the heart of the city, Copthorne Hotel Newcastle has an experienced team renowned for their friendliness.

Route: Q5

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£399

£80

Mon 02 October

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£519

£105

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Holy Isle & Northumberland Coast

Bamburgh Castle

During your stay... Staying in Newcastle, one of the largest cities in England Day 1 – We travel to our hotel via Harrogate, is a great base for our break one of Yorkshire’s most elegant destinations. discovering the Northumberland Indulge in an antiques hunt or lunch at the coast. Uncover the secrets of famous Betty’s tearoom. Northumberland with included Day 2* – We cross the famous causeway to excursions to Bamburgh Castle, the Holy Isle of Lindisfarne where we visit the Woodhorn Museum and the stunning Bamburgh Castle, one of the largest inhabited castles in the country. Once you’ve National Trust’s Wallington wandered through the 14 public areas and Estate.

Millennium Copthorne Hotel ****, Newcastle Situated overlooking the River Tyne, the Copthorne Hotel Newcastle offers an outdoor terrace with panoramic river views which guests can enjoy. Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant • Terrace Area • Lift

watched history being uncovered you can treat yourself to refreshments from the Clock Tower Day 5 – After breakfast we drive home via York, where you’re never too far away from a Tea Rooms. tearoom! Day 3 – Located in the heart of the City your *The exact timings of the day will depend on tidal times. hotel is steps away from interesting shops and restaurants. Art lovers can stroll to the Includes Theatre Royal or further afield you can visit the Discovery Museum and find out more Personal Insurance included about the history of Newcastle and Tyneside. Door-to-Door Service Club Class coach travel Afternoon Tea will be served at the hotel 4 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast today. Day 4 – Enjoy the morning at Woodhorn Museum, based in original colliery buildings you can discover Northumberland’s history and proud mining heritage. After a couple of hour’s we take you to the National Trust’s Wallington Estate, home to Sir Charles Phillips Trevelyan. Explore the Central Hall and see the beautiful furniture, treasured collections and quirky curiosities in each room.

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Afternoon Tea Free time in Harrogate, Newcastle & York Visits to the Holy Isle & Woodhorn Admission to Bamburgh Castle & Wallington Estate

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Route: Q5

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Isle of Man Explorer

Situated in the Irish Sea you will discover a beautiful island filled with stunning scenery, unspoilt beaches and a wealth of culture. We also include a 1-day Island Explorer travel pass so you can make this trip a truly unforgettable experience Welbeck Hotel ***, Douglas The George family will welcome you to this award-winning hotel, which is the ideal place to stay and explore the beautiful Isle of Man. Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant • Lift

During your stay... Day 1 – Following door-to-door pickups we travel to our ferry crossing. After we disembark it is a short drive to our hotel in Douglas where we enjoy a 5 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast stay. Day 2 – This morning we visit Peel, a pleasant little town with a busy harbour and a beautiful castle situated on the water’s edge. Here we enjoy a little free time before we visit Laxey. Situated on the East Coast Laxey is a pretty village home to The Great Laxey Wheel: ‘Lady Isabella’, which was used to pump water out of the mines and is still the largest working waterwheel in the world. Day 3 – Enjoy a day at leisure today, with the help of a 1-day ‘Go Explore’ card which allows you unlimited use of many of the island’s buses and railways. Day 4 – Visit Castletown, once the Capital of the Isle of Man and the seat of Tynwald – the Island’s parliament – the ancient capital is home to Castle Rushen, one of the best preserved medieval castles in the world. After some free time we travel to Cregneash where we have included admission to the Folk Museum. Later, we have a quick stop to view the Calf of Man before returning to our hotel. Day 5 – After breakfast we visit Ramsey, the second largest town on the Island. Today we have arranged an excursion into the Milntown House and Gardens; this impressive historic

house is set within 15-acres of beautifully maintained gardens. After some time at leisure we enjoy Afternoon Tea before travelling back to the hotel. Day 6 – After breakfast we catch our return ferry and continue home.

NEW ITINERARY FOR 2017 Includes Personal Insurance included Door-to-Door Service Return ferry crossings 5 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast Free time in Peel, Laxey, Ramsey & Castletown Admission to Milntown Gardens with Afternoon Tea Admission to Cregneash Folk Museum Free day with a 1-day ‘Go Explore’ card LAVER REF: LBIM

Route: M1

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6

£629

£70

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Edinburgh Tattoo & Northumberland

Set against the stunning backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, we return to Edinburgh for the 68th annual Military Tattoo. This spectacular evening includes performances from pipers, drummers, singers and dancers. New for 2017 we have also included a full excursion package.

NEW Extraordinary Edinburgh & The Kelpies

Join us in Scotland, where together we experience the peaceful Edinburgh Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh Zoo and the mighty capital – Edinburgh. Step inside the Kelpies, hailed as the country’s newest landmark and admire the magnificent history of Stirling. During your stay...

During your stay... Day 1 – We travel to our hotel via Leaplish Waterside Park. Here we have included admission to the Kielder Water Bird of Prey Centre. Day 2 – Enjoy a couple of hours at leisure in nearby Moffat before returning to the hotel for Afternoon Tea. There is no evening meal tonight; instead we take you into Edinburgh where you can enjoy dinner in one of the many pubs or restaurants before the highlight of this tour – the incredible Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo performance. Day 3 – Spend the morning in Peebles and today is their famous market day. For many years this market town has been cherished by locals and visitors alike and highly valued for its picturesque and unspoilt character. Later we visit the Scottish Borders Art Glass, where you can watch the fascinating art of glass blowing being practiced by Peter and Andrew Homes, father and son. Day 4 – We travel home with a stop at Otterburn Mill, where there are a number of shops and tearooms for you to enjoy at leisure before we continue the journey home.

Day 1 – After door-to-door pickups we travel to our hotel. On arrival at the hotel Afternoon Tea will be served. Day 2 – We visit the Royal Edinburgh Botanic Garden, world renowned for its horticultural excellence. Our admission includes the Glasshouses. After some free time the afternoon is at leisure in Edinburgh. Day 3 – Stirling is one of the most historically significant cities in Scotland, and today you are free to explore. Visit Stirling Castle, the National Wallace Monument commemorating the life of Sir William Wallace or why not visit the Battle of Bannockburn Experience. Day 4 – We visit The Kelpies, the world’s largest equine sculptures, where we have arranged a walking tour which tells the story of the real life working horses and the local history of the area. We also include a souvenir guidebook for each passenger. Afterwards enjoy some free time to visit the Helix Visitor Centre, where you can browse the gift shop or enjoy some lunch. This afternoon we have included admission to Edinburgh Zoo. Day 5 – After breakfast we travel home.

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Includes

Personal Insurance included + Door-to-Door Service 2 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast + 1 night bed & breakfast Afternoon Tea at the hotel Admission to Kielder Water Bird of Prey Centre Free time in Moffat, Edinburgh & Peebles + Tattoo ticket Visits to Scottish Borders Art Glass & Otterburn Mill

Abington Hotel ***, Abington

Personal Insurance included Door-to-Door Service + Club Class coach travel 4 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast Afternoon Tea + Entertainment on 2 nights Admission to Edinburgh Botanic Garden, The Kelpies & Edinburgh Zoo + Free time in Edinburgh & Stirling

Golden Lion Flagship Hotel ***, Stirling

Originally a coaching inn, this friendly hotel is situated in the quiet village of Abington.

For over 200-years, guests have been welcomed in through the handsome stone entrance of the Golden Lion, with royalty and Scotland’s national bard, Robbie Burns, among them.

Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant • Garden • Lift

Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant • Lift

LAVER REF: LBED

Route: R3

LAVER REF: LXTF

Route: R6

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Tue 15 August

4

£359

£45

Tue 18 April

5

£399

£80

*4 sole occupany rooms also available with £140 supplement

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NEW Bonnie Scotland: Scotland in Minature Castles, Gardens & Snowdrops

SUPER SINGLES On this break we have gathered together some of the best gardens where you can see plenty of snowdrops. We also visit places of historic interest in Scotland including Largs and there is plenty of time to sample your first ice cream of the year. During your stay... Day 1 – On our arrival at the hotel tea and coffee will be served. Day 2 – We visit Largs, this town is famed for ‘The Battle of Largs’ when Vikings attempted to land from a fleet of longboats in 1263 but were repulsed by the army of Alexander III. This afternoon we visit Greenbank Garden, where a wander through soaring beeches, chattering waters and the sensational snowdrops that are in full bloom are sure to relax you. Day 3 – Enjoy a free day today with tea and cakes included at the hotel. In 1781 Robert Burns worked here in a ‘heckling shed’ and now Irvine is a town with important historical and maritime connections, its harbour is also home to the Scottish Maritime Museum. Day 4 – Enjoy a couple of hours at leisure in Ayr. Scotland’s National Bard, Robert Burns was born in Alloway on the outskirts of the town. Perhaps catch a local bus and visit the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum while you’re here. This afternoon we visit Culzean Castle Gardens, although the Castle itself will still be closed for the winter the gardens are well-known for their white fields filled with snowdrops at this magical time of the year. Day 5 – After a great break away we begin our journey home.

Includes

Personal Insurance included Door-to-Door Service + Club Class coach travel 4 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast Entertainment on 2-nights + Tea & Cakes at the hotel Free time in Largs, Irvine & Ayr Admission to Greenbank Garden & Culzean Castle Garden

SUPER SINGLES Home to sights unlike anywhere else in Britain, on this taster of Scotland we’ve included a cruise from Greenock, return ferries to the Isle of Arran and entrance to Brodick Castle. With tea and cakes served at the hotel we ensure that there are no strangers on this break, just friends you haven’t met yet. During your stay... Day 1 – We travel to our hotel. Day 2 – This morning we visit Largs, a traditional holiday resort located on the River Clyde. Later we have arranged an ‘Explore the Lochs’ cruise from Greenock. This cruise gives you the opportunity to discover some of Scotland’s stunning west coast scenery whilst relaxing on deck. Day 3 – Enjoy a free day today with tea and cakes included at the hotel this afternoon. If you’d like to get out and explore the local area, Irvine is home to the Burns Museum and the Scottish Maritime Museum. Where you can find a collection of historic ships, artefacts, machinery and other personal items. Day 4 – Today we have included return ferries across to the Isle of Arran, the island boasts lots of culinary delights offering creamy cheeses and traditional oatcakes. On the island we have included admission into Brodick Castle, Garden and Country Park – a perfect combination of heritage, nature and relaxation. Day 5 – After an enjoyable stay we return home.

Includes

Personal Insurance included Door-to-Door Service 4 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast Tea & Cake on one afternoon + Entertainment on 2 nights Free time in Largs & Irvine + Lochs cruise Isle of Arran return ferries + Admission to Brodick Castle

Hallmark Hotel ****, Irvine

Hallmark Hotel ****, Irvine

Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant

Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant

Set in its own ample grounds the Hallmark Hotel Irvine has a Green Tourism Award and features a 9-hole junior golf course.

LAVER REF: LXIC

Route: R4

Set in its own ample grounds the Hallmark Hotel Irvine has a Green Tourism Award and features a 9-hole junior golf course.

LAVER REF: LBAO

Route: R4

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Mon 06 March

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£359

£60

Mon 15 May

5

£419

£56

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NEW Scotland’s Hidden Railways

Travelling around Scotland by rail is During your stay... often a very rewarding way to see Day 1 – We travel to our hotel via the Devil’s the very best bits of the country. Porridge Museum. This state-of-the-art museum tells the story of the HM Factory On this break we have included Gretna, the greatest munitions factory during two railway journeys on the Royal World War I and the extraordinary lives of the Deeside Railway, along the River people who worked there. Deeside and the Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway. We also visit Drummond Day 2 – After breakfast we visit Perth. After some free time we take you to Drummond Castle Gardens, one of Scotland’s finest gardens and have arranged an Castle Gardens. Enjoy a leisurely walk around one of the most impressive formal gardens in Afternoon Tea at the hotel. Angus Hotel ***, Blairgowrie Relax and unwind in a modern and comfortable family-owned hotel, one of Perthshire’s best known hotels for over 100-years. Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant • Garden • Lift

Europe dating back to the 17th Century. The gardens that you see today preserve many of the original features including abeech tree planted by Queen Victoria, commemorating her visit in 1842.

Day 3 – Enjoy free time in Blairgowrie. Afternoon Tea will be served at the hotel later today. Located on the banks of the River Ericht, Blairgowrie is one of the largest towns in Perthshire. Perhaps visit the Wellmeadow, where the local markets take place. Day 4 – Enjoy free time in Aberdeen followed by a short return diesel train journey on the Royal Deeside Railway, this railway is a standard gauge steam and diesel hauled heritage railway that runs alongside the River Dee. Later we travel back to the hotel via a lovely drive through the Cairngorms National Park, Braemar and Spittal of Glenshee.

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Day 5 – After breakfast we have arranged a steam train journey on the Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway from Bo’ness to Birkhill, along the line several historic buildings have been re-erected to provide a traditional railway setting. After our short journey we continue home.

SUPER SINGLES Includes Personal Insurance included Door-to-Door Service 4 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast Entertainment on 2-nights Afternoon Tea at hotel Admission to Devil’s Porridge Museum & Drummond Castle Gardens Free time in Perth, Blairgowrie & Aberdeen Journey on the Royal Deeside Railway & the Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway LAVER REF: LBRH

Route: Q5

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Wed 07 June

5

£399

£60

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Hebridean Island Hopper

Join friends, old and new on this fascinating holiday to the Hebrides, named by Trip Advisor as one of the top five island destinations in the World. With lots to offer from unspoilt beaches to rugged Highland scenery. On this break you can sample a taste of Island life as we travel to the Isle of Skye, The Uists, Lewis and Harris and Inverness & Spey Valley. During your stay... Day 1 – Enjoying a leisurley drive we travel to our overnight hotel with comfort stops en-route.

Day 3 – Enjoy a magnificent drive across Skye as we catch our ferry across to North Uist. This afternoon we take you on a scenic coastal drive of the Uists passing lochs and golden beaches, before checking into our hotel, The Dark Island Hotel for 1 night dinner, bed and breakfast. Day 4 – After breakfast we sail over to Lewis and Harris, the largest of the Hebridean Islands. This rugged landscape of deepsea lochs and mountains retains a proud history dating back to prehistoric times. We continue our journey north to the Islands capital Stornoway, and to our next hotel the Cabarfeidh Hotel where we stay for 2 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast.

Day 5 – Today we have arranged a full day Day 2 – After breakfast we enjoy a leisurely guided tour of Lewis and Harris with an stop in Fort William. After some free experienced island guide. Our guide and local time we travel past Eilean Donan Castle, coach will pick you up at the hotel and take the second most photographed castle in us around the best bits of the Isle. During the Scotland to the Isle of Skye where our first day we will visit the impressive 5,000 year old hotel is based, Dunollie Hotel. standing stones of Callanish and the imposing Carloway Broch – a fortified tower dating back over 2,000 years. We have also included Dunollie Hotel ***, Skye Dark Island Hotel ***, Benbecula entrance into the Black houses, ancient thatched settlements where we enjoy a light Cabarfeidh Hotel ****, Lewis lunch. We finish the day with a visit to a Tweed Mill where we learn the history of the famous Hotel Facilities Harris Tweed.

• Bar/Restaurant

Day 6 – After breakfast we catch the ferry across to Ullapool and travel to Inverness, the ‘Capital of the Highlands’. After a couple of hours free time we enjoy a leisurely drive south through picturesque Spey Valley and reach our overnight hotel. Day 7 - We travel home today.

Includes Personal Insurance included Door-to-Door Service Ferry sailings 6 nights’ dinner, bed & breakfast 1 light lunch Guided tour of Lewis and Harris Entrance into the Black Houses & Museum Excursions to Isle of Skye, the Uists, Lewis and Harris, Inverness & Spey Valley LAVER REF: LBOU

Route: M6

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Sun 09 July

7

£699

£105

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Wonderful Welsh Borders & Ludlow

During your stay... Explore the delightful market towns and pretty villages along Day 1 – We travel to our hotel via Worcester, the Welsh Border. Staying in a famous for its local food and produce perhaps 4* hotel in Stourport-on-Severn enjoy a lunch break in one of the cafés here. we include visits to StratfordCream Tea will be served on arrival at our Upon-Avon, Attingham Park and hotel. Worcester so you can capture the Day 2 – After a few hours in Ledbury, we travel beauty of this wonderful region. to Hereford for lunchtime. This afternoon we take you to Ludlow where we have included admission into Ludlow Castle. Hallmark Hotel Stourport Manor ****, Stourport-on-Severn Day 3 – Enjoy a free day today in the Georgian

This 4-star Hallmark Hotel Stourport Manor is a refurbished country house set in 23-acres of beautiful grounds. Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant • Library • Gardens

canal town of Stourport-on-Severn. Maybe visit the Riverside and find a beautiful spot to sit back and watch the canal boats sail past. Day 4 – We take you to Shrewsbury where we have arranged a delightful cruise with commentary and tea & biscuits served onboard. After some free time, this afternoon we take you to the National Trust’s Attingham Park. This 18th century mansion and estate was home to the first Lord Berwick in 1785 and each room provides a fascinating story of love and neglect. Day 5 – After breakfast we enjoy a leisurely stop in Stratford-upon-Avon before continuing the rest of the journey home.

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SUPER SINGLES Includes Personal Insurance included Door-to-Door Service Club Class coach travel 4 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast Cream Tea on arrival Free time in Worcester, Ledbury, Hereford, Stourport-on-Severn, Shrewsbury & Stratford Admission to Ludlow Castle & Attingham Park Shrewsbury cruise with tea & biscuits LAVER REF: LXWB

Route: H9

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Mon 23 October

5

£389

£28

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Scenic Rail Journeys of North Wales

Let Laver Holidays take you on the During your stay... journey of a lifetime to the rooftop Day 1 – We travel to our hotel via Chester. of Wales. On this luxurious Club Day 2 – Free day to explore Llandudno. Today Class break we have included Afternoon Tea is also included at the hotel. three railway journeys meaning After a refreshing stroll along the beach, that, whatever the weather you head up onto the famous Pier complete with can experience the breath-taking traditional Welsh gifts and Punch & Judy stalls. beauty of Snowdonia and North Next perhaps visit the Llandudno Museum; this Wales from the warmth and acclaimed heritage centre tells the story of the comfort of a train carriage. St. Kilda Hotel, Llandudno Built in 1854, this elegant family-run hotel stands opposite the bandstand in the centre of Llandudno’s Victorian seafront promenade. Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant/Lounge • Sea Views

13th Century Dolbadarn Castle and Llanberis’ twin lakes giving you a truly unique experience. There’s a short stop at Cei Llydan, a beautiful place that’s ideal for a lakeside picnic or a quick cup of tea if the weather is nice, before your return journey.

Welsh town’s evolution from industrial town to Day 5 - We travel home via Trentham Village, popular coastal resort. where the shops and cafes are undercover Day 3 – Today you get the chance to should there be bad weather. experience the beauty of Snowdonia on two great train journeys: Blaenau Ffestiniog SUPER SINGLES to Porthmadog on the Ffestiniog Railway, and Beddgelert to Caernarfon on the Welsh Includes Highland Railway. These railways stretch Personal Insurance included for over 40 miles through the picturesque Door-to-Door Service Snowdonia National Park allowing you to Club Class coach travel experience the magnificent scenery in comfort. 4 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast Entertainment on 2-nights Enjoy free time in Porthmadog before a lovely Afternoon Tea coastal drive through Bangor. Day 4 – Enjoy a scenic drive South through Betws-y-Coed and Capel Curig to Llanberis, where we stop for lunch. During the afternoon we have arranged your final train journey aboard the Llanberis Lake Railway. This timeless steam train takes you on a five-mile journey alongside Lake Padarn, passing by the

Free time in Chester, Llandudno, Porthmadog & Llanberis Visit to Trentham Train journeys on Ffestiniog Railway & the Llanberis Lake Railway

LAVER REF: LXWR

Route: R3

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Mon 27 March

5

£399

NIL

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Pembrokeshire & the Gower Peninsula

Hidden away in South Wales you will uncover a remote but beautiful corner of the UK, towering cliffs are the backdrop to our break with included visits to Tenby, Hilton Court Gardens, Aberglasney Gardens, Ledbury and Swansea. Belgrave Hotel **, Tenby The Belgrave Hotel in Tenby enjoys a seafront location with views over Tenby’s south beach. Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant • Lift

During your stay... Day 1 – After departure we visit Hay-on-Wye, known as the ‘town of books’ wander amongst the thirty bookstores before we travel to our hotel in Tenby. Day 2 – This morning we visit Hilton Court Gardens and crafts, housed in an old Victorian courtyard wander around the peaceful gardens or enjoy a bite to eat in the woodland tearooms or Gardeners restaurant. Later we take you to the pretty town of Saundersfoot for free time. Day 3 – After breakfast we take you to Swansea, Wales’s ‘Waterfront City’. After free time we visit Mumbles, which marks the beginning of the Gower Peninsula’s coastline and home to some world class ice cream. This afternoon we visit the Gower Heritage Centre where a fully qualified guide will accompany us on the coach for a guided tour pointing out the highlights of the peninsula. After our tour we return to the centre for a traditional Cream Tea and free time to look around. Day 4 – Enjoy today at leisure. Tenby is a delightful little harbour town and seaside resort, stroll the narrow cobbled streets of Tenby until you reach the harbour or sit in one of the many cafes and people-watch as visitors pass you by. Day 5 – This morning we visit Aberglasney

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Gardens, originally made famous by the BBC television series “A Garden Lost in Time” which followed its restoration. Today it is one of Wales’ finest gardens and offers visitors the opportunity to wander through a unique Elizabethan cloister garden and more than 10-acres of gardens to explore. Our return journey is on the Gwili Steam Railway with a Strawberry Cream Tea served on board. Day 6 – After breakfast we begin our journey home enjoying a leisurely stop in Ledbury along the way.

Includes Personal Insurance included Door-to-Door Club Class coach Travel (Jun. only) 5 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast Free time in Hay-on-Wye, Saundersfoot, Swansea, Tenby & Ledbury Admission to Hilton Court Gardens & Aberglasney Garden Coach tour & Cream Tea at Gower Heritage Centre Journey on the Gwili Steam Railway Cream Tea on-board LAVER REF: LBPB/LXPB

Route: E11

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Sun 11 June (CC)

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£459

£40

Mon 28 August

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£459

£40

Sea view rooms available for a supplement on request

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llandudno & Snowdonia

Relaxing on the Llŷn Peninsula

SUPER SINGLES Re-visit the idyllic resorts of Llandudno & Snowdonia where we have included a train ride on the Welsh Highland Railway, a Llangollen canal cruise, now a World Heritage Site and excursions to Tower Hill Barns, the National Slate Museum and Blakemere Village. During your stay... Day 1 – We travel to Tower Hill Barns for a leisurely lunch before a Llangollen canal cruise; one of the top attractions in Llangollen and now part of a World Heritage Site which takes visitors across the famous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct built by Thomas Telford. Day 2 – We travel via Betws-y-Coed to Beddgelert. Here we catch the Welsh Highland Railway to Caernarfon. Spend your afternoon at the National Slate Museum, visit the quarrymen’s houses and discover the story of the Welsh Slate industry. Day 3 – Enjoy a free day today to enjoy the local area of Prestatyn, one of the most popular tourist destinations in North East Wales. Day 4 – Spend a few hours in Llandudno before we visit the National Trust’s Plas Newydd House and Gardens. Live entertainment will follow tonight’s evening meal at the hotel. Day 5 - We travel home via Blakemere Village, here you will find a range of boutique retail and leisure outlets.

Includes

Personal Insurance included + Door-to-Door Service 4 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast + Evening entertainment Visit to Tower Hill Barns, National Slate Museum & Blakemere Village + Llangollen canal cruise + Free time in Prestatyn & Llandudno Train ride on the Welsh Highland Railway Admission to Plas Newydd

Set amongst the rolling hills of the Welsh countryside the Llŷn Peninsula is the ideal destination for our break. Staying in Criccieth, which boasts one of the most beautiful locations in Wales we have arranged excursions to Porthmadog, Portmeirion and the National Trust’s Plas Yn Rhiw where you can wander through premier visitor attractions and beautiful gardens. During your stay... Day 1 – We travel to our hotel via Wrexham. Day 2 – Enjoy free time in Porthmadog, a bustling town full of individual shops and places to eat. This afternoon we take you to Portmeirion. One of Wales’ premier visitor attractions, this unique village was created by architect Sir Clough Williams-Ellis from 1925 -1976. Day 3 – Enjoy a free day to explore Criccieth, a town in one of Wales’ most beautiful locations. Day 4 – We enjoy a scenic drive through Pwllheli and Abersoch for an afternoon at National Trust’s Plas Yn Rhiw. This delightful manor house offers visitors spectacular views across Cardigan Bay. Day 5 – After breakfast we enjoy a leisurely stop in Shrewsbury before arriving home early evening.

Includes

Personal Insurance included Door-to-Door Service Club Class coach travel 4 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast + Entertainment at hotel Free time in Wrexham, Porthmadog, Criccieth & Shrewsbury Admission to Portmieiron & Plas Yn Rhiw

Lion Hotel ***, Criccieth

Beaches Hotel ***, Prestatyn

The Beaches hotel overlooks Barkby Beach. It has an outside decking area where guests can enjoy beautiful sea views.

Owned for over 30-years by three generations of the Brown/ Burnett family, the Lion Hotel dates back to the 18th century.

Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant • Lift • Sauna/Steam Room

Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant/Lounge • Lift

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Mon 21 August

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£379

£40

Fri 02 June

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£429

£60

Sun 17 September

5

£429

£60

Route: R10

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NEW Dublin & Jewels of the Emerald Isle

During your stay... Enjoy the enchanting towns, landscapes and coastlines of Day 1 – We travel to Holyhead to catch our Ireland on this unforgettable ferry to Dublin and continue to our hotel. tour. Admire the medieval Day 2 – Today we visit Malahide Castle & history at Malahide Castle Gardens. One of the oldest castles in Ireland, and Gardens; learn about Irish it has a long and rich past and played a Emigrants in search of a ‘New central role in Medieval Irish history. As you World’ and treat yourself to Ireland’s most famous chocolate. wander amongst the rooms you’ll notice

Ballymascanlon House Hotel ****, Dundalk Steeped in history, Ballymascanlon estate dates from 833 ad. when it was the seat of the Scanlons of Oriel, Co. Louth. It has since been transformed to a modern hotel. Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant • Lift • Steam Room • 18-Hole Golf Course

that the Castle is adorned with beautiful period furniture and an extensive collection of paintings from the National Gallery of Ireland and The Great Hall is home to the original Battle of Boyne painting. Day 3 – We visit the Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship this morning, the original ship made 16 emigrant journeys to North America between 1847 and 1855, carrying over 2,500 people with no loss of life. Here you can step aboard an authentic replica Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and see how Irish Emigrants made this passage to America. After some free time we take you to Dublin to enjoy an afternoon at leisure. Day 4 – Enjoy a free day today in and around the hotel, set in 130 acres of beautiful parkland all your needs are catered for with an 18-hole parkland Golf Course and superb Health Club where you can truly relax and unwind before enjoying a delicious Afternoon Tea, served at the hotel. Day 5 – This morning the renowned Butler’s

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Chocolates, Ireland’s favourite luxury chocolatier open their doors to their working chocolate factory for us. Learn about the different types of chocolates and how they create their handcrafted ‘Butlers Chocolate assortments’, ‘fudge and toffee’ and ‘hot chocolate.’ If you’re lucky you might even get to sample some of the delicious product. Later we have arranged an afternoon visit to the award-winning Ratoath Garden Centre. Day 6 – We travel back to Dublin to meet our return ferry to Holyhead and home.

Includes

Personal Insurance included Door-to-Door Service 5 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast Return Holyhead-Dublin ferries Afternoon Tea at the hotel Free time in Dublin & Dundalk Admission to Malahide Castle & Gardens, Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship & Butler’s Chocolate Experience Visit to Ratoath Garden Centre LAVER REF: LBDJ

Route: TBA

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Sun 13 August

6

£499

£60

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Warners’ Sinah Warren

Warner Sinah Warren Coastal Hotel ***, Hampshire Sinah Warren is an excellent, wellappointed and comfortable modern hotel, with as many amenities as you’d wish for. Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant • Lifts • Leisure Suite • Holiday Shop • Garden Tours • Local History Talks

• Bowls • Boules • Tennis • Croquet • Putting Green • Archery

Come away with us to Warner Sinah Warren Coastal Hotel in Hampshire. Set on a beautiful shingle beach overlooking the Solent and with landscaped gardens, you’re forgiven for forgetting that you’re still in England. With full access to Warner’s extensive range of facilities on this break, we have also arranged visits to Portsmouth, Winchester, Bognor Regis and Chichester.

Included in your stay are a selection of garden tours and local history talks that you can join, maybe enjoy a friendly game of bowls or relax in the Spinnaker Lounge with beautiful views across the Harbour and Solent.

During your stay...

Day 5 – We travel home with a couple of comfort stops along the way.

Day 1 – Enjoy free time in Oxford before we continue to our hotel. During our stay, the in-house evening entertainment will be from the musical Super Group: the Barricade Boys. A collective of some of the world’s finest male voice from the West End, Broadway and International movie Les Misérables, who perform the world’s greatest show tunes. Day 2 – After breakfast we visit Winchester home to the medieval Winchester Cathedral. After some free time we visit Portsmouth, an historical waterfront city. While you’re here discover the city’s maritime heritage around the port or enjoy some lunch and watch the world pass you by. Day 3 – Choose to do as much or as little as you like today in the comfort of the hotel.

Day 4 – After breakfast we visit Bognor Regis. Sheltered by the Selsey Peninsula, the town enjoys a higher than average sunshine rate so you could start your day with a walk along the beach. Later this afternoon we visit Chichester renowned for its beauty and historic Cathedral.

NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT Includes

Personal Insurance included Door-to-Door Service 4 nights’ dinner, bed & breakfast Nightly Entertainment Free time to use the hotel’s leisure facilities Excursions to Oxford, Winchester, Portsmouth, Bognor Regis, Chichester LAVER REF: LBWS

Route: F9

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Mon 11 September

5

£459

NIL

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Warners’ Coastal Corton

Warners Corton Coastal Village ***, Suffolk

Corton’s all about; brilliant sea views, live entertainment, and comfy chalets. This seaside village on Suffolk’s Sunrise Coast has a lively, welcoming kind of ambience to it. Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant • Curling • Lifts • French Boules • Leisure Suite • Crazy Golf • Holiday Shop • Lawn Bowls • Guided walks • Air Rifle Lessons • Shuffleboard • Archery

Join us on this Adult’s only break at Warners’ Corton Coastal Village in Suffolk and experience amazing sea views, live entertainment, comfy chalets and deckchairs where you can relax and leave all of your cares behind. On this break enjoy full access to Warner’s extensive range of facilities as well as excursions to Lowestoft and Aldeburgh.

Included in your stay is ‘Aqua Fun’ a gentle bit of fun in the swimming pool giving you the chance to enjoy yourself and have a little work out, guided beach walks down to Corton Beach or perhaps enjoy a friendly game of Shuffleboard.

During your stay...

Day 5 – Today we travel home.

Day 1 – We will arrive at Corton Coastal Village early afternoon where you will have the chance to settle into your chalets and enjoy the leisure facilities before dinner. During our stay our evening meals will be served in the Cabaret Restaurant and after dinner you can enjoy the in-house entertainment from “Lively & Late” – who will be performing the sounds of the swingin’ sixties. Day 2 – Today we have planned a half day excursion into nearby Lowestoft. This once fishing port is now renowned for the quality of its wide, sandy beaches which are considered to be some of the very best in Europe. Behind the beach you will find the Victorian gardens. Day 3 – Choose to do as much or as little as you like today in the comfort of the hotel.

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Day 4 – After breakfast we visit the pretty coastal town of Aldeburgh to enjoy some free. On our journey back to the hotel we stop by the Snape Maltings, a large arts complex on the banks of the River Alde.

60’S THEMED ENTERTAINMENT NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT Includes Personal Insurance included Door-to-Door Service 4 nights’ dinner, bed & breakfast Nightly Entertainment Free time to use the hotel’s leisure facilities Excursions to Lowestoft, Aldeburgh & Snape Maltings LAVER REF: LBCV

Route: J8

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Mon 05 June

5

£429

NIL

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Singles: Pearls of Pembrokeshire

Singles: Snowdonia & the Mersey

Hidden away in South Wales you will uncover a remote but beautiful corner of the UK. Cliffs and golden beaches provide the backdrop for this break with visits to Saunders foot, Newport and the Lovespoon Workshop.

Return to the idyllic Welsh countryside, Staying in the town of Mold on this break we include excursions to Electric Mountain, for a guided tour and a ‘Ferry across the Mersey’ for a lunchtime break at the Albert Dock.

During your stay...

During your stay...

Day 1 – After pickups we travel to Ledbury for free time. At the centre of Ledbury is a black and white Grade 1 listed Market Hall, originally built in 1653 by the King’s Carpenter John Abel and still holds regular market days. Day 2 – Enjoy a free day today in Tenby, later Afternoon Tea will be served at the hotel. Explore Tenby’s varied history and examine the role the town played in the escape of Henry Tudor through secret tunnels below street at Tenby Museum and Art Gallery on Castle Hill. Day 3 – After breakfast we take you to Saundersfoot. This small but charming seaside resort offers plenty of places to eat and drink around the harbour so you can sit back and enjoy a relaxing morning. After some free time the coach will pick you up and take you to the nearby Lovespoon Workshop. Day 4 – Today the driver will take you on a scenic drive through the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park as we visit Newport and Fishguard. Day 5 – After breakfast we travel to Worcester, a beautiful Cathedral City. After some free time we continue home.

Includes

Personal Insurance included + Door-to-Door Service Club Class coach travel 4 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast + Afternoon Tea at the hotel Free time in Ledbury, Tenby, Saundersfoot, Newport, Fishguard & Worcester Visit to the Lovespoon Workshop

Park Hotel ***, Tenby

From the grounds enjoy a breathtaking view overlooking Tenby’s North Bay, harbour and Caldey Island. Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant • Garden/Terrace • Lift LAVER REF: LXPB

Route: E11

Day 1 – We travel to Trentham Village. Here timber lodges house shops and restaurants mean you can enjoy your time here no matter the weather. At the hotel, tea and coffee will be served on arrival. Day 2 – Enjoy a morning visit to the Electric Mountain in Llanberis where we have included a tour of Dinorwig Power Station. Later we drive to the coast at Porthmadog before our journey on the Ffestiniog Railway. Day 3 – After breakfast, spend today however you like. Perhaps relax inside the comfort of the hotel, or explore the local area of Mold, which has a medieval church proudly overlooking Mold High Street. The church was financed by the mother of Henry Tudor, to mark his victory over Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth. Day 4 – We catch the ‘Ferry Across the Mersey’ this morning for a lunchtime break at Liverpool’s historic Albert Dock then we continue to Ness Botanic Gardens. Day 5 - We call into ‘Black & White’ Nantwich for an early lunch, before continuing our journey home.

Includes

Personal Insurance included + Door-to-Door Service Club Class coach travel 4 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast + Entertainment Visits to Trentham & Albert Dock Free time in Porthmadog, Mold & Nantwich Admission to Electric Mountain visitor centre & Ness Gardens Train journey on the Ffestiniog Railway & Mersey Ferry

Beaufort Park Hotel ***, Mold

This independently run hotel is set in the idyllic North Wales countryside. Hotel Facilities • Café, bar & restaurant LAVER REF: LXSM

Route: V2

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Mon 13 February

5

£339

NIL

Mon 13 March

5

£399

NIL

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Singles: Yorkshire Stunning Coast

Singles: Scottish Island Memories

From traditional seaside resorts like Scarborough to the picturesque coastlines at Whitby and awardwinning beaches in Filey, on this tour you can experience the very best of East Yorkshire.

Experience a unique and unforgettable holiday as we explore the picturesque Scottish landscape. During your stay...

During your stay... Day 1 – Enjoy lunch in the walled city of York before travelling to our hotel. Day 2 – We travel to Whitby, renowned for its nautical history and literary connections, with Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’ featuring the town. Then we visit the National Trust’s Nunnington Hall, famed for its picturesque location on the quiet banks of the River Rye. Day 3 – Enjoy a free day in Scarborough. First recognised as a seaside resort back in the 1600s, Scarborough offers a wealth of attractions including Scarborough Castle with over 2,500 years of history. Climb to the battlement viewing platforms or treat yourself to tea in the 18th century Master Gunner’s House. Day 4 – Begin the day in Bridlington before we take you to nearby Filey, with its award-winning beach and numerous parks and gardens it’s the perfect place to enjoy a late afternoon stroll or maybe even a spot of birdwatching. Day 5 – After breakfast we begin our steady journey home, enjoying stops at Hull and Walkers Nuseries and Garden Centre.

Includes

Personal Insurance included + Door-to-Door Service 4 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast Free time in York, Whitby, Scarborough, Bridlington, Filey & Hull Admission to Nunnington Hall Visit to Walkers Nurseries & Garden Centre

Includes

Personal Insurance included + Door-to-Door Service 4 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast Welcome tea/coffee Isle of Bute & Great Cumbrae return ferries Admission to Mount Stuart House Free time in Largs & Irvine

Esplanade Hotel ***, Scarborough

Hallmark Hotel ****, Irvine

Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant • Lift

Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant • Garden

This unique hotel, with its combination of old and new overlooks Scarborough and the south bay.

LAVER REF: LBHH

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Day 1 – We travel to our hotel for tea and coffee on arrival. Day 2 – After breakfast we visit the Isle of Bute, renowned for its glorious gardens and grand architecture, just a stone’s throw away from the mainland Bute is a peaceful haven. On the island we have included admission into Mount Stuart House. This neo-gothic mansion was one of the most technologically advanced houses of its age. Day 3 – Enjoy a free day today with tea and cakes included at the hotel during the afternoon. In 1781 until 1782 Robert Burns worked here in a ‘heckling shed’ and now Irvine is a town with important historical and maritime connections, its harbour is also home to the Scottish Maritime Museum. Day 4 – We travel north to Largs, a traditional seaside resort located on the River Clyde. Today we have included Great Cumbrae ferry tickets so you can hop across to the island at your own leisure. This island is roughly 4 miles long and 2 miles wide and is home to Britain’s smallest cathedral. Day 5 – After breakfast we drive home with a couple of comfort stops along the way.

Route: R3

Located on the outskirts of Irvine and set in its own ample grounds, the Hallmark Hotel Irvine has a Green Tourism Award.

LAVER REF: LBSA

Route: R4

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Mon 27 March

5

£369

NIL

Sun 09 April

5

£479

NIL

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NEW Singles: 4* Irish Tour

Bloomfield House Hotel Leisure Club & Spa ****, County Westmeath The 4* Bloomfield House Hotel, Leisure Club & Spa is situated in the heart of the beautiful Westmeath Lakelands of central Ireland. Perched in an idyllic setting overlooking Lough Ennell, this hotel is nestled in rolling countryside amidst acres of rich parkland and lofty trees, where you will be close to culture, history and the ancient myths of Co. Westmeath. Hotel Facilities: • Bar/Restaurant •Garden • Sauna/Spa • Wellness Centre • Hot tub/Jacuzzi

This is the ideal break if you want to experience a new destination, in good company! On this great value break we stay in a 4* hotel, where you can even indulge in a little ‘me’ time with a 25% off voucher on spa treatments! We’ve also included excursions to Dublin, Belvedere Castle & a River Cruise along River Iffey.

make use of the 25% off spa treatments that are available at the hotel.

Day 4 – After a leisurely morning we visit Athlone this afternoon, a designated historic town commonly known as the ‘Gateway to the West’ situated along the River Shannon. During your stay... Perhaps visit Athlone Castle, a major attractions in the town that features a Castle Day 1 – Following local pick-ups we sail across Visitor Centre and the Luan Art Gallery. to Ireland and continue to our 4* hotel situDay 5 – After an early breakfast we leave our ated in the lush Irish countryside. hotel and begin the journey home. Day 2 – After breakfast we head to Dublin for a full day excursion where we have arranged 25% OFF SPA TREATMENTS a 45 minute cruise along the tranquil River Iffey. Afterwards we allow you a couple of Includes hour’s free time to explore this magnificent Return ferry sailing city. Top visitor attractions include: the 4 nights’ dinner, bed & breakfast Guinness Storehouse, the National Museum 25% off spa treatments at hotel of Ireland, the National Gallery of Ireland and 2 nights’ of entertainment St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Excursion to Dublin, Belvedere Castle Day 3 – This morning we visit nearby Belvedere castle & Gardens, this stately house boasts a magnificent 160-acre lakeside estate alongside an 18th Century Georgian Villa and a Victorian Walled Garden. The afternoon is spent at your leisure - maybe

& Gardens, Athlone River cruise along River Iffey

SKILLS REF: SCSI

Route: CALL

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Mon 22 May

5

£429

NIL

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Singles: Luxury in the Scottish Lowlands

Discover some of Scotland’s colourful past on this break to the borderlands, scattered with Peebles Hydro is located just a stone’s ancient castles and stately homes throw from the River Tweed in the we include excursions to Lauriston heart of the Scottish Borders. Castle and Gardens and Dawyck Botantic Garden, near Edinburgh. Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant • Lounge • Spa • Lift Famous for producing some of the finest woollen garments we also visit the Moffat Woollen Mill. .

Peebles Hydro Hotel ****, Peebles

During your stay... Day 1 – We travel to our hotel via Woollen Mill in Moffat, famous for the very best in Scottish knitwear here you can also see regular weaving demonstrations on the Hattersley Looms. We arrive at the hotel in time for dinner. Day 2 –After the morning at leisure we visit Dawyck Botanic Garden, the Royal Botanic Garden of Edinburgh. Seasonal displays of exotic and native plants mean that no matter the time of year visitors are treated to colourful displays and an award-winning visitor centre. Day 3 – After a couple of hour’s free time in Edinburgh we travel to Lauriston Castle and Gardens where we have included a guided tour of the castle. Boasting one of the most remarkable Edwardian interiors in Scotland.

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Day 4 – Enjoy a free day today – it’s Market Day in Peebles! A town for all seasons, its setting and character will take your breath away. Day 5 - We travel home via Gretna Green Gateway Outlet Village.

Includes Personal Insurance included Door-to-Door Service 4 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast Visit to Gretna & Moffat Woollen Mill Admission to Dawyck Botanic Garden & Lauriston castle & Gardens Free time in Edinburgh & Peebles LAVER REF: LBLX

Route: P5

DEPARTURE DATE

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Mon 01 May

5

£459

NIL

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Singles: Warwickshire Singles: Magical Merseyside & the Cotswolds & Lancashire

Experience the beautiful towns of Leamington Spa, Stratford-upon-Avon and the quintessential English villages of the Cotswolds and discover over 1,000 years of history at Warwick Castle. During your stay... Day 1 – We visit Royal Leamington Spa before arriving at our hotel. Day 2 – This morning we visit Warwick Castle, now one of the UK’s biggest attractions, it was originally built by William the Conqueror. Day 3 – This afternoon we have arranged a return journey on the Gloucester Warwickshire railway with Cream Tea included. During the journey we cross the 15-arch Stanway Viaduct from which Stanway House can just be seen. Day 4 – Today we enjoy a full day visiting 3 traditional Cotswolds villages for free time. Moreton-in-Marsh is one of the principle market towns in the northern Cotswolds and the high street is made up of elegant 18th century inns and houses including the Redesdale Market Hall. Stow-on-the-Wold is home to many fine antiques shops and arts and crafts while Bourton-on-the-Water is regularly voted as one of the prettiest villages in England with a wealth of tea rooms. Day 5 – We enjoy a stop in Stratford-upon-Avon a town synonymous with its most famous historical resident, William Shakespeare, on our way home.

We return once again to magical Merseyside, with a new itinerary for 2017. Staying in a Grade II Lancashire Manor hotel with evening entertainment included. We also enjoy a journey on the East Lancashire Railway. Admission into Speke Hall & Garden and a fish and chip lunch at the renowned Olympus Restaurant. During your stay... Day 1 – This morning enjoy free time in Chester. At our hotel tea and coffee will be served. Day 2 – After free time in Liverpool we spend the afternoon at Speke Hall & Garden, a Tudor timber-framed manor house on the banks of the River Mersey. Entertainment will follow tonight’s evening meal. Day 3 – Enjoy a free day in the comfort of our hotel. Afternoon Tea will also be served in the hotel today. Day 4 – We board the East Lancashire Railway for a journey to Bury. From here we drive to Bolton, where we have booked a fish & chip lunch for you at Olympus Restaurant, an award-winning family-run business. Your afternoon is at leisure in Southport home to one of the oldest piers in the UK. Entertainment will follow tonight’s evening meal back at the hotel. Day 5 – After breakfast we travel home with a few comfort stops along the way.

Includes

Includes

Personal Insurance included + Door-to-Door Service 4 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast Welcome drink on arrival + Drinks Reception on one night Admission into Warwick Castle Excursions to Royal Leamington Spa, Moreton-in-Marsh, Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water & Stratford-upon-Avon Return train journey on Gloucester Warwickshire Railway with a Cream Tea

Personal Insurance included + Door-to-Door Service 4 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast + Entertainment on 2-nights Fish & chip lunch at Olympus Free time in Chester, Liverpool, East Pimbo & Southport Admission to Speke Hall & Garden Train ride on the East Lancashire Railway

Holiday Inn ***, Leamington Spa

Best Western Lancashire Manor Hotel ***, East Pimbo

The Holiday Inn Leamington Spa is set in gardens and the rooms each feature complimentary tea/coffee. Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant

Set in a 16th century building the refurbished Grade II Lancashire Manor Hotel features a traditional restaurant and gardens.

LAVER REF: LBWC

LAVER REF: LBMY

Route: J9

Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant • Garden Route: X2

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Thu 27 July

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£439

NIL

Mon 21 August

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£399

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Singles: Autumn in Eastbourne

For many years Eastbourne has been a favourite seaside destination amongst Laver passengers and on this break we travel in the company of like minded people to a seafront hotel with excursions to Sedlescombe Vineyard and King John’s Nursery – there’s so much to love on this autumn break! Hilton Royal Parade, Eastbourne *** Conveniently located on Eastbourne’s seafront offering views across the bay, the Hilton Royal Parade allows guests an escape from the hustle and bustle after a hard day’s sightseeing. Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant • Lift

During your stay... Day 1 – After door-to-door pickups we travel to our hotel where we enjoy a Bucks Fizz reception before dinner. During our stay we will have entertainment each evening. Day 2 – This morning we take you to Hastings known world-wide as ‘1066 country’ the town is home to the remains of England’s first castle, built by William of Normandy and a preserved ‘old’ town. After some free time we travel to Sedlescombe Vineyard, one of England’s premier organic wine estates where we have arranged for a guided tour followed by a tasting. Day 3 – Enjoy a free day today, to explore Eastbourne’s attractions. Take a stroll around the beautiful gardens and the bandstand, or call into the shops for something to take home. Day 4 – We travel to Bexhill this morning before visiting the King’s John’s Nursery, where we have included tea and cake for you to enjoy. The romantic 8-acre gardens of King John are as beautiful as they are peaceful. With the stunning house as its backdrop, the grounds boast formal lawns and a wild garden with ancient apple trees. Day 5 – We travel home with a couple of refreshment stops en route.

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Includes

TOUR & TASTING AT SEDLESCOMBE VINEYARD Includes Personal Insurance included Door-to-Door Service 4 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast Entertainment each evening Free time in Hastings, Eastbourne & Bexhill Tour & tasting at Sedlescombe Vineyard Admission to King John’s Nursery Tea & Cake LAVER REF: LBET

Route: F9

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Mon 09 October

5

£419

NIL

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NEW Singles: Scottish NEW Singles: Harrogate Castles & Whiskies & Yorkshire TV Villages

Experience a real taste of the Highlands on our hugely popular singles breaks. Visit some of Scotland’s best loved distilleries with included tours and tasting and some of Scotland’s Castles, and we guarantee you’ll be in good company alongside a group of people with similar interests. During your stay...

This is a real treat for TV fans as we visit the muchloved destinations featured in Emmerdale, Last of the Summer Wine and a Touch of Frost. We include admission to the Last of the Summer Wine exhibition and a journey on the Worth Valley Railway. We visit Harewood House and former home of Emmerdale Farm in Esholt. During your stay...

Day 1 – After pickups we drive to the hotel with comfort stops. Day 2 – Visit Blair Castle, home to Europe’s last remaining private army, the Atholl Highlanders. After some free time we enjoy a photo stop at Queen’s View which overlooks Loch Tummel and is said to have been named after Queen Victoria. We then continue to Blair Athol Distillery, where we have arranged for a tour and tasting. Day 3 – Enjoy a free day with Afternoon Tea served at the hotel. Aboyne is a village in the heart of the Royal Deeside and is famed for its unspoilt beauty. Day 4 – Today we have planned a full day excursion through some beautiful Highland scenery – travelling past Spittal of Glenshee, Braemar and Crathie. First we visit Glamis Castle, childhood home of HM Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother and one of Scotland’s most stunning castles. After some free time we take you to the Royal Lochnagar Distillery where we have arranged for a tour and tasting; the perfect place to discover how Scotch Whiskey is made. Day 5 – After breakfast we retrace our footsteps home.

Includes

Personal Insurance included + Door-to-Door Service 4 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast + Afternoon Tea Admission to Blair Castle & Glamis Castle Tour & tasting at Blair Athol & Royal Lochnagar Distilleries

Huntly Arms Hotel ***, Aboyne

One of the oldest coaching inns to be found in Scotland, first built in 1432 the Huntly Arms retains much of its traditional charm and character. Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant LAVER REF: LBHG

Route: M6

Day 1 – We travel to our hotel via Holmfirth, where we have included admission to the Last of the Summer Wine Exhibition. Day 2 – Enjoy free time in Harrogate. This afternoon we visit Harewood House, which starred in ITV’s original ‘Emmerdale Farm’ and more recently ITV’s ‘Victoria’. The historic Georgian house offers fantastic views from the award-winning terraces. Day 3 – Visit Haworth, famous for its connection with the Brontë sisters who wrote their famous novels while living there. Later we catch the Worth Valley Railway to Keighley, this 5-mile stretch of railway features in 1970s film The Railway Children. This afternoon we visit Esholt, also of Emmerdale fame. Here we will have time to revisit the old haunts from the series including a drink in the ‘The Woolpack’ and Home Farm. Day 4 – Enjoy a free day today in the comfort of the hotel, or perhaps visit nearby Wakefield which featured in ITV’s popular series ‘A Touch of Frost’. Day 5 - We travel home via the Peak District.

Includes

Personal Insurance included + Door-to-Door Service 4 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast Free time in Holmfirth, Harrogate, Haworth, Keighley, Esholt & Wakefield + Admission to Last of the Summer Wine Exhibition & Harewood House Train ride on the Worth Valley Railway

Holiday Inn Leeds-Wakefield ***

The contemporary Leeds Wakefield hotel is located in a quiet, leafy spot where you can relax with a drink on the terrace. Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant • Terrace • Lift LAVER REF: LBHA

Route: T4

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Thu 07 September

5

£409

NIL

Mon 25 September

5

£409

NIL

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Laver Saver: Bath & Weston-Super-Mare

On this break we visit one of England’s best-loved seaside resorts; Weston-Super-Mare and enjoy free time in the historic city of Bath. During your stay...

Join us on this short break and visit Blenheim and Buckingham Palace, enjoy grand architecture and beautiful gardens of these historical stately homes. During your stay...

Day 1 – Today we head to the beautiful Georgian city of Bath. Bath has some of the richest ancient history in Britain and some of the most stunning architecture in Europe. And is home to the Roman Baths, still flowing with thermal water from its original source where you can still walk along ancient Roman pavements. After a couple of hours of free time we travel to the hotel for our evening meal. Day 2 – After breakfast we have free time in Weston-SuperMare. Enjoy a relaxing walk along Weston’s Grand Pier or visit the Seaquarium, where you can find out all about the marine life without getting your feet wet.

Day 1 – After pickups we travel to Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill with some free time to explore the beautiful palace and parkland. Afterwards we travel to the hotel for one night dinner, bed and breakfast. Day 2 – This morning we visit Buckingham Palace, the Queen’s official London residence. Join us inside as we walk through the ‘State Rooms’ housing some of the Royal Family’s greatest treasures, become mesmerised in the Palace ballroom and tour the Palace gardens with views of the lake.

Includes

Includes

NEW Door-to-Door service 1 night dinner, bed and breakfast Free time in Bath & Weston-super-Mare

NEW Door-to-Door service 1 night dinner, bed and breakfast Admission to Blenheim & Buckingham Palaces

Royal Grosvenor Hotel, Weston-super-Mare

Holiday Inn ***, High Wycombe

Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant • Lift

Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant • Lounge

A friendly hotel that is located close to the seafront.

LAVER REF: LSBW

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Laver Saver: Blenheim & Buckingham

This High Wycombe hotel benefits from a friendly team who ensure you have everything you need for a great stay.

Route: Laver Saver

LAVER REF: LSBB

Route: Laver Saver

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Sat 08 April

2

£109

NIL

Sat 19 August

2

£139

£20

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NEW Laver Saver: Botanical Gardens & National Trust

NEW Laver Saver: Cambridge & Knebworth House

On this short break we combine the great history that can be found in the National Trust’s Baddesley Clinton house with Birmingham’s beautiful botanic gardens.

Get away on this short break steeped in grand architecture; enjoy peaceful walks amongst the grounds of Knebworth House; and maybe a relaxing punt in Cambridge.

During your stay...

During your stay...

Day 1 – On the way to our hotel we visit Baddesley Clinton. We start our visit with an introductory tour at the front of the house to find out more about the fascinating stories this National Trust property has to offer. This afternoon we travel to our hotel for 1 night dinner, bed and breakfast. Day 2 – After breakfast we visit Birmingham Botanical Gardens, set in 15-acres of gardens there are four stunning glasshouses, beautiful gardens a tea room and a gift shop to explore. After some free time we continue our journey home.

Day 1 – After local pickups we travel to Cambridge, with a short refreshment stop on the way. Perhaps enjoy a relaxing sit by the river and watch the punts sail by or visit Trinity’s Wren Library, founded in 1546. Later we take you to the hotel for a one night dinner, bed & breakfast stay. Day 2 – We visit Knebworth House, Gardens & Park the famous home of Victorian novelist Edward Bulwer Lytton. Enjoy a walk through history in Knebworth house and gardens before treating yourself to some tasty treats in the Tea Room. After some free time we travel home.

Includes

Includes

NEW Door-to-Door service 1 night dinner, bed and breakfast; Admission to Birmingham Botanical Gardens & Baddesley Clinton

NEW Door-to-Door service 1 night dinner, bed and breakfast Free time in Cambridge + Admission to Knebworth House

Village Hotel ***, Birmingham Walsall

This modern hotel boasts modern and comfortable rooms. Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant • Lift • Sauna/Spa/Steam Rooms LAVER REF: LSBG

Novotel ***, Stevenage

Set at the entrance to Knebworth Park, this is a relaxed and modern hotel. Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant • Lift

Route: Saver S2/S5

LAVER REF: LSCA

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Sat 10 June

2

£119

£20

Sat 29 April

2

£119

£15

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NEW Laver Saver: Daffodilds & Duxford

Escape the ordinary everyday as we step back in time on this weekend away. Enjoy the colourful delights of Spring as we visit the unique Thriplow village where they will be holding their annual Daffodil Weekend before re-visiting the historic World Wars at the Imperial War Museum.

A unique experience with the opportunity to see historic aircraft at the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre. We also visit RAF Woodhall Spa, where the Dambusters operated from 1944 till 1945.

During your stay...

Day 1 – This morning we visit Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre, the only Airfield Museum in the Country that has been recreated to its original WWII design and home to a Lancaster Bomber. After a couple of hours to explore we take you to Woodhall Spa, for a late lunch break. This village has connections with the 617 Squadron, famously known as the ‘Dambusters’ who operated from RAF Woodhall Spa from 1944 until 1945. Then we visit Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre, formerly part of RAF Woodhall Spa and includes the Offices and Sergeant’s Messes, Airmen’s Dining Halls and the NAAFI building. Day 2 – After breakfast we begin our journey home with leisurely breaks at Glossop, Fairholmes Visitor Centre. Also enjoy a photo stop at Derwent & Ladybower Reservoirs and Bakewell.

Day 1 – We travel to Thriplow, in Cambridgeshire, for their annual charity Daffodil Weekend. Step back in time as the whole village community (around 450 residents) work together to provide its visitors with Open Gardens, Craft Barns, Marquees and demonstrations to explore around its beautiful traffic-free streets. Day 2 – After breakfast we visit the Imperial War Museum in Duxford. Here you can explore the museum of aviation history, with permanent exhibitions including ‘American Air Museum’, ‘Air and Sea’, the ‘Battle of Britain’ and ‘Historic Duxford’ which help to portray the stories of some of the people who lived and worked here. After some free time we travel home.

During your stay...

Includes

Includes

NEW Door-to-Door service 1 night dinner, bed and breakfast Admission to Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre Visits to Thorpe Camp & Fairholmes Visitor Centres Free time in Woodhall Spa, Glossop & Bakewell

NEW Door-to-Door service 1 night dinner, bed and breakfast Admission to Thriplow Daffodil Weekend Admission to Imperial War Museum, Duxford

Ramada Hatfield Hotel ***, Hatfield

Holiday Inn ***, Rotherham-Sheffield

Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant • Terrace

Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant • Spa • Lift

The Ramada Hatfield Hotel offers a stylish and comfortable place to say in an ideal location.

LAVER REF: LSDD

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NEW Laver Saver: Dambusters & lincolnshire

This modern hotel has friendly staff and spacious guest’s rooms.

Route: Saver S1/S5

LAVER REF: LSDB

Route: Saver N2/N5

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Sat 18 March

2

£119

£15

Sat 13 May

2

£119

£15

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NEW Laver Saver: Hereford & Brecon Beacons

NEW Laver Saver: Leeds Armouries & Worth Valley Railway

On this short break we infuse the market towns of Take a nostalgic trip on one of the trains that run along Brecon and Hereford, ideal places to potter, browse and the Worth Valley Railway – the perfect way to get into the explore with a journey on the Brecon Mountain Railway. heart of the Yorkshire countryside (without getting your feet muddy!) We also visit the Leeds Armouries Museum. During your stay...

During your stay...

Day 1 – Travel to Brecon as well as its Georgian architecture the town also has a Cathedral. Today we have also included a ride on the Brecon Mountain Railway, one of the ‘Great Little Trains of Wales’ it travels from the main station inside an Observation Carriage behind a vintage Steam Locomotive, to Torpantau, following part of the original Brecon & Merthyr Railway which closed in 1964. Day 2 – After breakfast we visit Hereford, a lovely rural town with a friendly atmosphere and lots of things to do. Enjoy a stroll to the Hereford Cathedral home to the 13th Century Mappa Mundi, the largest medieval map of the world in existence. Perhaps visit the Cider Museum or wander around the independent stores in the historical centre and call into the ‘Old Market.’ After some free time we take you home.

Day 1 – After pickups we enjoy a leisurely stop in Halifax before travelling to Oxenhope for our train to Keighley on board the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, which features in the classic 1970’s film “The Railway Children” starring Dinah Sheridan and Jenny Agutter. Day 2 – After breakfast we visit the Royal Armouries in Leeds for free time, the Royal Armouries Museum is home to Britain’s national collection of arms and armour and has a renowned collection of over 75,000 objects. Discover the armour of warriors through the ages, from medieval knights through to the royal houses of Europe and the Kings of England including Henry VIII. After a couple of hours we continue the journey home.

Includes

Includes

NEW Door-to-Door service 1 night dinner, bed and breakfast Free time in Brecon & Hereford Journey on the Brecon Mountain Railway

NEW Door-to-Door service 1 night dinner, bed and breakfast Journey on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway Free time at the Royal Armouries, Leeds & Halifax

Green Dragon Hotel ***, Hereford

Mercure Leeds Parkway Hotel ***, Leeds

Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant • Coffee Lounge • Lift

Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant • Gardens • Sauna/Spa Bath • Lift

Located near Hereford Cathedral, this historic coaching inn dates back to the 16th century.

LAVER REF: LSHB

The friendly 3 star Mercure Leeds Parkway Hotel is set in a tranquil spot near the Yorkshire Dales and provides modern rooms, tea and coffee facilities and gardens.

Route: Saver S2/S5

LAVER REF: LSLW

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Sat 04 March

2

£119

NIL

Sat 27 May

2

£119

£25

Route: Saver N1/N5

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NEW Laver Saver: NEW Laver Saver: Whitby & Eden Camp Ness Gardens & port Sunlight

Enjoy a great day out in Whitby, be sure to sample Yorkshire’s ‘best fish and chips’ before visiting Eden Camp. Originally a World War II prisoner of war camp it has now been converted into a living museum. Here we have also included a light buffet lunch.

Celebrate the unique heritage of the industrial village of Port Sunlight – from its foundation in 1888 to life in the village today. We also take you to Ness Botanic Gardens, where you can discover the beautiful colours and landscaping.

During your stay...

During your stay...

Day 1 – Enjoy some free time in Whitby before travelling to the hotel where tea and coffee will be served on our arrival. Perhaps relax under the Whale Bone Arch and watch the brightly coloured fishing vessels pass by. Day 2 – We visit Eden Camp, one of the largest museums covering British military and social history from 1914 onwards. After some free time we have arranged a buffet lunch with scones for you to enjoy before we continue our journey home.

Day 1 – Travel to the hotel after visiting Port Sunlight Village, recently voted “Attraction of the year 2016” at the Wirral Tourism awards. Here you will have free time to explore the museum before boarding the coach for a guided tour. Day 2 – After breakfast we visit Ness Botanic Gardens, these awardwinning gardens cover 64-acres and houses a living collection of 15,000 plants. After some free time to enjoy the gardens we take you home.

Includes

NEW Door-to-Door service 1 night dinner, bed and breakfast + Tea/Coffee on arrival Free time in Whitby Admission to Eden Camp with lunch

Hallmark Hotel ****, Hull

The 4 star Hallmark Hotel Hull features panoramic views over the Humber Estuary, a relaxing lounge area and a warm welcome. Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant • Relaxtation Room • Garden LAVER REF: LSWE

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Includes NEW Door-to-Door service 1 night dinner, bed and breakfast Admission to Port Sunlight & Ness Gardens

Holiday Inn ***, Runcorn

This large hotel is just a 10-minute walk from Sutton Hall, a one-time manor and convent that is now a traditional pub with lovely terraces and gardens. Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant • Lift

Route: Saver N1/N5

LAVER REF: LSNP

Route: Saver N2/N5

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Sat 01 July

2

£119

£15

Sat 02 September

2

£129

£18

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NEW Laver Saver: Oxford & Windsor

NEW Laver Saver: Snowdrops & Cream

Make the most of two of England’s most attractive and historic cities as we enjoy free time in the grand cities of Oxford and Windsor.

This idyllic short break is the perfect excuse to make the most of the changing seasons, as we wave goodbye to winter and begin to look forward to spring.

During your stay...

During your stay...

Day 1 – We travel to Windsor for free time, famous for its Royal connections Windsor is steeped in history and home to Windsor Castle – one of the Queen’s official royal residences and the largest and oldest occupied castle in the world. After some free time we take you to the hotel for 1 night dinner, bed and breakfast. Day 2 – After breakfast we travel home enjoying a leisurely stop in Oxford. Known as ‘The City of Dreaming Spires’, Oxford is famous for its ancient University, colleges and museums.

Day 1 – We visit Bourton-on-the-Water, regularly voted as one of the prettiest villages in England, here we have arranged a Cream Tea for you to enjoy. A hot drink will be served on our arrival at the hotel. Day 2 – Visit Batsford Arboretum, this is the perfect season to wander through drifts of Snowdrops, Daffodils and Narcissi, flowering Cherries and Davidia, when they are at their absolute peak. On site there is also a café, gift Shops and Plant Centre so whatever your level of gardening experience you can leave with something you’ve seen and loved.

Includes

Includes

NEW Door-to-Door service 1 night dinner, bed and breakfast Free time in Bourton-on-the-Water + Cream Tea Admission to Batsford Arboretum

NEW Door-to-Door service 1 night dinner, bed and breakfast Free time in Windsor & Oxford

Holiday Inn Reading-South ***

Jurys Inn ***, Swindon

Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant • Sauna/Solarium • Lift

Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant • Lift

You are assured of a warm welcome at the Holiday Inn ReadingSouth, a smart and modern hotel.

LAVER REF: LSOW

Surrounded by the beautiful Wiltshire Countryside the Jurys Inn Swindon offers stylish rooms with the comforts of home.

Route: Saver S1/S5

LAVER REF: LSSN

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Sat 07 October

2

£109

£18

Sat 25 February

2

£119

£18

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NEW Laver Saver: York & Scarborough

NEW Laver Saver: Llandudno & Portmeirion

On this short break we combine the beautiful and award-winning beaches of Llandudno with the unique setting and colourful houses of Portmeirion an architectural work of art. Cymru am byth!

We head to the coast, for a traditional weekend at the seaside. Soak up all the best attractions, heritage and history of these popular seaside resorts and maybe even find a ‘plaice’ to enjoy some fish and chips.

During your stay...

During your stay...

Day 1 – After door-to-door pickups we take you to Portmeirion. Standing on a clifftop overlooking Cardigan Bay, Portmeirion is surrounded by 145 acres of sub-tropical woodlands and miles of sandy beaches and was built by Welsh architecture, Sir Clough WilliamsEllis, who wanted to prove that development did not have to mean destruction of the natural environment. Tonight’s dinner will be at the hotel. Day 2 – We visit Llandudno, Wales’s largest resort that has retained its Victorian and Edwardian elegance and splendour. After some free time to enjoy the traditional seaside attractions we travel back home.

Day 1 – We visit Scarborough. Perhaps start your time here with a ride on one of the town’s much-loved Victorian funicular lifts, one of which was the first cliff tram in England. Once you’re at the top visit the magnificent 12th century Scarborough Castle. Lovers of vintage transport will also want to experience a ride on the North Bay Miniature Railway, one of the oldest in the country. After some free time we take you to the hotel where tea and biscuits will be served on our arrival. Day 2 – After breakfast we visit York. Perhaps take a ride on the York Sightseeing Bus for an easier way to explore the visitor attractions.

SUPER SINGLES Includes

Includes

NEW Door-to-Door service 1 night dinner, bed and breakfast Free time in Scarborough & York

NEW Door-to-Door service 1 night dinner, bed and breakfast Admission to Portmeirion + Free time in Llandudno

Beaufort Park Hotel ***, Mold

Hallmark Hotel ****, Hull

Hotel Facilities • Café, bar & restaurant

Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant • Relaxtation Room • Garden

This modern hotel is just a short drive from the historic market town of Mold set in the attractive North Wales countryside.

LAVER REF: LSLP

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SUPER SINGLES

The 4 star Hallmark Hotel Hull features views over the Humber Estuary, a relaxing lounge area and a warm welcome.

Route: Saver N1/N5

LAVER REF: LSYS

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Sat 22 July

2

£119

£8

Sat 23 September

2

£109

NIL

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NEW Laver Saver: RHS Chatsworth Flower Show

Palace Hotel Buxton & Spa ***, Buxton The Palace has been an important building in the Spa town of Buxton, perfectly situated on the edge of the Peak District National Park the hotel is situated in over 5-acres of landscaped gardens. Hotel Facilities: • Bar/Restaurant • Health Spa

This new annual RHS Flower Show will take place in the stunning grounds of Chatsworth estate in the beautiful 1,000acre parkland of the Duke and Devonshire’s 300-year old home. The amazing estate with its simply gorgeous surroundings has a rich gardening heritage and this year Laver Holidays are inviting you to be a part of this sure to be prestigious event. During your stay... Day 1 – After your door-to-door pickups we take you to Matlock Bath for free time, afterwards we visit nearby Bakewell where no trip is complete without sampling their famous Bakewell Pudding. This afternoon we take you to our hotel in Buxton. Day 2 – After breakfast we take you to the RHS Chatsworth flower show, the theme is ‘Design Revolutionaries’ and will celebrate both todays creative genius of garden designs and gardeners talent as well as the past, in particular Joseph Paxton who was once the estate gardener at Chatsworth. Late this afternoon we travel back home.

NEW RHS SHOW Includes Door-to-Door Service 1 night dinner, bed & breakfast Entrance into RHS Chatsworth Flower Show Visits to Matlock Bath & Bakewell

SKILLS REF: LSCF

Route: CALL

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Fri 09 June

2

£149

£40

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NEW Guernsey By Air

NEW Jersey By Air

From exploring castles and forts, hidden gardens, art galleries and museums or discovering the island’s historic sites and natural beauty now is the perfect time to book your getaway to Guernsey.

Escape to an island that offers a mix of English reserve and French savoir-faire, timeless hidden valleys and continental flair. Its diverse attractions and stunning beauty makes Jersey an ideal destination.

During your stay...

During your stay...

Day 1 - Following door-to-door pickup’s we take you to East Midlands Airport. When you arrive in Guernsey you will be taken to your hotel the Saints Bay, which is renowned by guests for its hospitality and is an ideal location for a relaxed holiday. Day 2 - 6 - We have arranged a half day guided tour of the island - via coach! Afterwards enjoy free time in Guernsey, doing as much or as little as you like for the next 5 days. Once you’ve settled in, it’s time to really explore what the island has to offer! St Peter Port, Chateau Des Marais, Castle Cornet and Fort Doyle are just a few of the many places to visit and discover on this fantastic island complete with stunning sea-cliffs and sandy bays. Perhaps island hop over to Jersey, Sark or Herm all just a short boat trip away. Day 7 - You’ll be collected from your hotel and taken back to the airport to return home. On arrival in the UK our door-to-door service will be waiting to take you back home.

Day 1 – Following door-to-door pickup’s we take you to East Midlands Airport for your flight to Jersey. On arrival you will be met by a representative who will then take you to your hotel, the Norfolk Lodge in St Helier. Day 2 – Today we have arranged a full day guided tour of the island – via coach! With a wealth of knowledge, bags of humour and local secrets these island tours are a great way to start your holiday as you discover the whole island allowing you to get your bearings and plan the rest of your trip! Day 3 – 5/7 – Just 9 miles by 5, Jersey’s size makes it easy to fit plenty into your holiday. With heritage discoveries on your doorstep and miles of beaches and bays to explore, how you spend your island time is completely up to you. Jersey is an island that’s played many roles throughout history from a strategic Viking stronghold to a valuable island fought by the English and French as well as being occupied by German forces during World War II.

Includes

Includes

Door-to-Door pickups Return flights + Meet & Greet service 4/6 nights’ dinner, bed & breakfast Island Tour of Guernsey + Free time in Guernsey

Door-to-Door pickups Return flights + Meet & Greet service 4/6 nights’ dinner, bed & breakfast Full day island tour + Free time in Jersey

Norfolk Lodge ***, St Helier

Saints Bay Hotel ***, Guernsey

Saints Bay Hotel is situated on the south coast cliffs at Icart Point, an un spoilt headland on the most southerly tip of Guernsey.

Hotel Facilities • Bar & restaurant • Lift

Situated in the north of St. Helier this hotel is a leisurely walk to the beach and provides guests with a spacious lounge, sun-terrace and live entertainment

Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant • Terrace

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Mon 01 May

7

£679

£100

Sat 10 June

7

£669

£60

Tue 25 July

7

£689

£100

Fri 07 July

5

£549

£40

Sat 05 August

5

£589

£70

Fri 01 September

7

£659

£60

Prices are based on 2 adults sharing a double or a twin room. Single supplements apply. Prices are subject to availability and may change at any time. Call now for your price. Skills Holidays act as retail agents for destination specialists. ATOL protected 9503.

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NEW Cruise & Maritime: British Isles Discovery Cruise

During your stay... Take home wonderful memories and experience the beauty and Day 1 – We take you to London Tilbury to heritage of our islands by visiting board the ship, which departs at approx. 8pm some of the more interesting, Day 2 – At Sea parts of the British Isles together with contrasting calls in Dublin and Day 3 – Invergordon, Scotland (UK) Invergordon is a key port with an important Honfleur. naval history stretching back through two

Columbus Cruise Ship

Cruise & Maritime Voyages specialise in providing a traditional British cruise experience. We believe these vessels offer a more leisurely and friendly ‘home from home’ style of cruising. The impressive new Columbus recently joined the CMV fleet, with a popular reputation on the British cruise market, the 1400 passenger Columbus combines all the benefits of smaller ship cruising with a an impressive choice of dining options, lounges, activities and entertainment.

World Wars. The small, yet modern town is a charming coastal gateway to the beautiful Scottish Highlands. Day 4 – Ullapool, Scotland (UK) - Ullapool is a traditional Highland fishing village founded by the British Fishery Society in 1788. Day 5 – Tobermory, Isle of Mull (UK) - The picture-postcard village Tobermory is the capital of the Isle of Mull. Mull is the second largest island of the Inner Hebrides and its diverse landscape ranges from high mountain and wild moorland to sea cliffs and sandy beaches. Day 6 – Dublin (Republic of Ireland) The capital of the Emerald Isle is home to fascinating history, legendary tradition and a charming mix of medieval, Georgian and modern architecture. Day 7 – St. Mary’s, Isles of Scilly (UK) - The Isles of Scilly lie just 28 miles off the coast of Cornwall. St Mary’s, the largest of the five inhabited islands, is a delight with white

sand beaches, tranquil waters and stunning seascapes. Day 8 – St. Peter Port, Guernsey (Channel Islands) - For over 800 years Castle Cornet has stood guard over St. Peter Port. The attractive town is a delight with cobbled streets, steep stairways and alleyways winding their way between the houses to a picturesque waterfront. Day 9 – Honfleur (France) - Honfleur is simply enchanting - it is home to narrow, half-timbered houses, cobblestone streets and a charming old harbour. Unlike many of its Normandy neighbours, Honfleur was spared during the bombing of World War Two and nestled in its tidy, picturesque streets historic buildings house art galleries, artists’ studios, boutiques, restaurants, cafes and fine souvenir shops. Day 10 – London Tilbury (UK)

Includes Door-to-Door Service Welcome drink & croissant at our departure Lounge 9 nights’ full board on-board Columbus cruise ship Departure Date

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Tue 20 June

10

£1079

£450

Prices are based on 2 adults sharing an inside cabin. Single supplements apply. Prices are subject to availability and may change at any time. Call now for your price. Laver Holidays act purely as an agent for each of the operators featured in this brochure.

Not found what you’re looking for? Laver Holidays can book cruises around the world, to all destinations and on board all ships. Please give one of our friendly travel consultants a call on 08456 66 55 44* to discuss your next voyage.

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NEW Cruise & Maritime: Scottish Highlands & Faroes

Dramatic scenery, fascinating history, bountiful wildlife and the legacies of Cruise & Maritime Voyages specialise ancient cultures are all waiting to be in providing a traditional British discovered on this wonderful cruise cruise experience. We believe these taking you north to the remote Faroese vessels offer a more leisurely and friendly ‘home from home’ style archipelago and far-flung Scottish of cruising. The impressive new island outposts. A call in Invergordon Columbus recently joined the CMV offers the chance to discover the fleet, with a popular reputation on the dramatic Highlands visiting iconic British cruise market, the passenger castles, legendary Loch Ness or Columbus combines all the benefits perhaps, a malt whisky distillery. of smaller ship cruising with a an Columbus Cruise Ship

impressive choice of dining options, lounges, activities and entertainment.

During your stay... Day 1 – We depart to London Tilbury.

part of the town where characteristic, red wooden buildings with turf-covered roofs cluster on a narrow peninsula. It juts into the natural harbour around which the modern town has been built. The Faroe Islands have a wild and dramatic landscape, which is a magnificent backdrop to optional excursions showing how islanders live on this remote and unspoiled archipelago. Day 5 – Lerwick, Shetland Islands (UK) - Lerwick was founded as an unofficial marketplace to service 17th century Dutch herring fleets. The core of the town is a maze of narrow, flagstone streets set behind 18th century sandstone buildings overlooking the busy harbour.

Day 6 – Invergordon, Scotland (UK) - Invergordon is a key port with an important naval history stretching back through two World Wars. The small, yet modern town is a charming coastal gateway to the beautiful Scottish Highlands and the incredible scenery forms a stunning backdrop to the romantic Day 3 – Kirkwall, Orkney Islands (UK) - The Royal castles and historic battlefields. Burgh of Kirkwall sits almost exactly in the centre Day 7 – At Sea of Mainland, dividing the island into East and Day 8 – Sail back to London Tilbury. West. The magnificent St. Magnus Cathedral, a legacy of the town’s rich Viking heritage dominates Includes Kirkwall’s skyline. Modern day Orkney is a hive of Welcome drink & croissant at our creative activity and its craft workshops are perfect departure lounge for a special souvenir. Day 2 – At Sea – Whilst at sea make the most of Columbus’ seven different lounges or bars, Casino or specially selected coffee shops. The ship also offers expansive deck areas and promenades with traditional wooden decking, ideal for viewing.

Day 4 – Tórshavn (Faroe Islands) - Once the site of an annual Viking gathering, Tórshavn is today one of the smallest and most pleasant capital cities in the world. Tinganes is the old

7 nights’ full board on-board Columbus cruise ship

Departure Date

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Mon 28 August

8

£799

£300

Prices are based on 2 adults sharing an inside cabin. Single supplements apply. Prices are subject to availability and may change at any time. Call now for your price. Laver Holidays act purely as an agent for each of the operators featured in this brochure.

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NEW The River Cruise Line: Captains Choice River Cruise

River Cruise Line MPS Lady Anne From the spotless brass furnishings and smart uniform, to the well presented meals and sparkling glassware – Captain Wido runs a tight ship aboard the mps Lady Anne and the crew’s attention to detail is second to none. Yet the atmosphere is one of relaxation and informality, with smiling faces wherever you look, and that’s what a cruise aboard our flagship is all about.

Experience the Captain’s Choice cruise to the Netherlands with The River Cruise Line. This is a Dutch cruise with a difference, as you will have the opportunity to learn about Captain Wido and his home country. During your stay... Day 1: UK – Arnhem – We travel to our ship. Day 2: Nijmegen – Nijmegen is the oldest city in the Netherlands. A walk through the old town takes you on a journey through time. Day 3: Roermond, the Dutch Lake District – This atmospheric town enjoys a unique location on the Maasplassen. Day 4: Arcen – Grave – We cruise to the village of Arcen for a short stop. Day 5: Heusden – Spend the morning relaxing on board as we cruise to Heusden. This beautiful city, is like an open air museum with over 130 listed buildings. Day 6: Dordrecht – The city of Dordrecht is beautifully preserved with 18th and 19th century buildings strung along a web of canals and harbours.

Day 7: Rotterdam – Rotterdam is known as the ‘Manhattan on the Meuse’ because of its impressive skyline, which showcases cutting edge architecture. Day 8: Rotterdam – UK – We bid farewell to our Captain and crew and set off on the return journey.

Includes Return travel from a local pickup point Half board cabin accommodation Excursions to Nijmegen, Roermond, Arcen, Huesden, Dordrecht & Rotterdam DEPARTURE DATE

DAYS

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Tue 23 June

8

£859

CALL

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NEW The River Cruise Line: Rhine in Flames

River Cruise Line MPS Lady Anne From the spotless brass furnishings and smart uniform, to the well presented meals and sparkling glassware – Captain Wido runs a tight ship aboard the mps Lady Anne and the crew’s attention to detail is second to none. Yet the atmosphere is one of relaxation and informality, with smiling faces wherever you look, and that’s what a cruise aboard our flagship is all about.

The River Cruise Line’s Rhine in Flames will take you through the heart of German Rhineland as the region celebrates the annual wine harvest. Take in the beauty of the occasion, as illuminated vessels sail down the river under the glow of fireworks. During your stay... Day 1: UK – Andernach – We board our ship.

Day 7: Andernach – Bonn – Cologne – We cruise to Bonn, the former capital of western Day 2: Andernach – Koblenz – One of the Germany and birthplace of Beethoven. You can oldest and most beautiful towns in Germany explore at leisure. We then cast off for the final Day 3: Koblenz – Rüdesheim – Cruising further time and cruise to the city of Cologne. along the Rhine and into the Rhine gorge, we Day 8: Cologne – UK – Return journey to the reach the town of Rüdesheim. UK. Day 4: Rüdesheim – Mainz – You can explore at leisure. Day 5: Mainz – Boppard – Here you can join our optional excursion which takes you through the beautiful Lahn Valley to visit the towns of Bad Ems and Nassau. Tonight we witness the thrilling Rhine in Flames spectacle. Day 6: Boppard – Andernach – We enjoy a spot of wine tasting before returning to our ship, where the evening can be spent exploring the narrow streets and riverside promenades of Andernach.

Includes

Return travel from a local pickup point Half board cabin accommodation Excursions to Koblenz, Rudesheim, Mainz, Boppard, Andernach, Bonn & Cologne

DEPARTURE DATE

DAYS

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Tue 12 September

8

£929

CALL

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NEW Diamond Rail: Nice City Break

Discovering Nice will take your During your stay... breath away. Known as the Day 1: London – Nice – We journey aboard Jewel in the Cote d’Azur, there is Eurostar from London St Pancras to Lille and no other city that will absolutely continue by high-speed TGV Lille to Nice. Our delight you with its relaxed, hotel is within easy walking distance from the stylish and chic feel. There is station and after checking in you can enjoy a much to see and do on this relaxing evening. leisurely short break. Day 2 - 4: Free time in Nice – The next 3 Ibis Nice Centre Gare The Ibis Nice Centre Gare benefits from a prime location, close to the historic centre of Nice and just minutes away from the train station. This 2 star equivalent hotel features refurbished bedrooms which are spacious and comfortable, offering en-suite facilities and air conditioning.

days are yours to spend as you wish and take time to explore at leisure. The Old Town is a must see and is steeped in history as an ambassador of Sardinian architecture, dotted with palaces and castles in the beauty of baroque tradition. You may wish to purchase a French Riviera Pass, allowing you to receive discounts on some of the city’s top guided tours and museums. Discover Nice through visiting some of the many markets, boasting fresh flowers, vegetables, fruit and fish. If you fancy an evening stroll whilst the sun sets. You can explore to the west of the old city where you will find “Castle Hill” - La colline du château, whose former fortress was demolished 300 years ago. Parc du Chateau, a rocky outcrop above the old town, is well worth a visit offering cinematic panoramic views of Nice, the Baie des Anges and the port. The Cascade Donjon, an 18th-century artificial waterfall with viewing platform makes it popular for picnics.

Day 5: Nice – London – After breakfast we walk the short distance to the station and retrace our route to Lille on the high-speed TGV, where we join Eurostar for the return journey to London.

Includes Return Euro Rail Transfers 4 nights’ bed & breakfast Free time in Nice Departure Date

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Thu 06 April

5

£429

£75

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NEW Diamond Rail: Little Trains of the Pyrenees

The Pyrenees mountain range is a special realm which remains largely unexplored and totally unspoilt. The little trains that traverse these jagged peaks, with their brightly coloured carriages and panoramic windows, are a fantastic way to get around and we include journeys on three of the best, which encompass rolling meadows, wooded valleys, remote villages and spectacular viaducts. During your stay... Day 1: London – Roses – We journey aboard Eurostar from London to Paris and continue by rail to Perpignan where we are transferred to the town of Roses and our hotel. Day 2: Roses Express – This afternoon we join the Roses Express. This delightful little road train is pulled by an ornate tractor and climbs into the hills of the Cap de Creus National Park to give you spectacular views across Roses. Day 3: The Yellow Train of the Pyrenees – Today we spend the day in France and the French Pyrenees on our included excursion.

Our first stop is the medieval city of Thuir. Here we taste some local wine before travelling to Villefranche to join the Yellow Train for an unforgettable journey through the Pyrenees. Sit back and relax as the line winds its way up the Tet Valley, through forests and tunnels and across ravines and viaducts, including the Pont Gisclard suspension bridge and the Séjourné Viaduct with its dramatic doubledecker arches. Day 4: Roses – Do as much or as little as you choose with a day at leisure in Roses.

Day 7: Figueres & Dalí Museum – This morning we visit the Figueres, named after the sweet fig trees that once thrived here. A mix of architectural styles can be found in the old town along with various cultural attractions, the most popular being the Dalí Museum which we include entry to.

Day 5: Núria Valley Railway of the Pyrenees Day 8: Roses – London – We leave the Spanish Today’s journey is in Spain on the Núria Valley coast and retrace our footsteps home. Rack Railway, which is twinned with the Jungfrau Rack Railway in Switzerland. It’s the only means of transport that accesses the valley, Includes so you are guaranteed breathtaking views of Return Eurostar from London - Paris mountains and meadows as we climb more than Connecting Rail/Coach Journeys 1,000 metres, and with the help of a local guide 7 nights’ dinner, bed & breakfast we can learn more about this remote region. Services of the Tour manager Journey on the Roses Express, Yellow Day 6: The Red Train of the Pyrenees – Enjoy Train in the Pyrenees, Red Train in the today in the company of a local guide. This Pyrenees, Núria Valley Railway time we join the Train du pays Cathere et du Visit to Thuir wine tasting Fenouillèdes (affectionately called The Red Visit to Figueres & entrance to the Dalí Train), which passes through a land of vineyards Museum and castles as it slowly climbs from Rivesalets to Axat. We enjoy some free time in the pretty Departure Date Days From S/Supp town of Axat before return to our hotel by Fri 23 June 8 £829 £99 coach.

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Terms & Conditions

1. Who are we? This Trading Charter/Booking Conditions are the standard trading conditions of Skills Motor Coaches Ltd (t/a Skills Holidays) [or Skills Travel Ltd (t/a Skills Day Out and Coachstyle) and Laver Holidays Ltd as appropriate]. Our full details and registered address are given at the end of these terms. 2. Why should I read these pages? Because it is very important. 2.1 Our Trading Charter forms a key part of our agreement with you and forms the basis of a legally binding contract between you as the lead name making the booking, anyone else in your party and us. 2.2 When you make this booking as the lead name you undertake that you have the authority to accept, and do accept, on behalf of your party the terms of these booking conditions. 2.3 This contract is made subject to the terms of these booking conditions, which are governed by English Law, and the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of England and Wales. 2.4 These contract terms and any financial guarantees will not apply to any holiday involving any type of flight. Instead, you will be supplied with the full booking conditions of the ATOL holder arranging your holiday. Your booking agent will have a copy or alternatively you can request one prior to booking your holiday from us. 2.5 If you were unaware of this trading charter before you made your booking and you are not happy to proceed with the booking now that you have seen it, within 7 days of receiving this trading charter you will need to give us written notice of your intention not to proceed with the booking and return any documentation provided by us or the travel agent with whom you booked. Your booking will then be cancelled and your monies will be returned in full, provided you have not commenced your travel. 3. How and when do you make a contract with us? 3.1 We welcome you making contact with us in a number of ways. You can write to us, phone us, use a nominated travel agent, e-mail or visit our website. 3.2 Whichever way you contact us the contract is only made when 3.2.1 your booking is entered on to our reservation system; and 3.2.2 We issue a booking confirmation in writing via letter or email. 3.3 We will send you, or your agent (if booked via an agent), the booking confirmation within 7 working days of receipt or such earlier time as may be agreed in writing. 3.4 Please check this confirmation very carefully to ensure all the information is correct and tell us, or your agent, within 14 days of issue of any errors. 3.5 In accordance with Regulations 27 and 28 of the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 relating to the supply of leisure activities for a specific date or period of performance, our trips are exempt from the online cancelation obligations set out in the Regulations and the Consumer Rights Act 2015. As such our own terms and conditions apply as stated. 4. Definitions – types of travel contract 4.1 “Day Trips” means any trip or tour where at the time of booking we intend that the duration of the tour or trip should not exceed 24 hours and we do not intend any hotel or similar sleeping accommodation to be included within the facilities offered. 4.2 “Package” means a booking of at least two of the following components, when the service covers a period of more than twenty-four hours and/or includes overnight accommodation:• transport • accommodation • Other tourist services not ancillary to transport or accommodation and accounting for a significant part of the package. 4.3 “Holidays” includes any Day Trip or Package. 5. How is your money protected? 5.1. Packages: The Code of Conduct of the Bonded Coach Holidays Group (“BCHG”): We subscribe to the Code of Conduct of the Bonded Coach Holidays Group (“BCHG”) of the Confederation of Passenger Transport UK (“CPT”). BCHG requires a bond to be taken out to provide protection for money received for your Package in the unlikely event that a Member cannot, for financial reasons, carry out their obligations to their passengers. 5.2 Packages: BCHG Consumer Guarantee - The BCHG guarantees to bona fide customers that in the event of failure of a bona fide Member, it will: • wherever possible, arrange for the Package to be completed; • where failure occurs after a Package has begun, arrange for customers to be returned by an appropriate means of transport to their UK area of departure; • If the Package cannot be completed as booked, to reimburse booking payments received by us, subject to taking into account and withholding an appropriate amount if any part of the Package has already been provided (including any substituted service). 5.3 Day Trips: Please note - the Code of Conduct and the Consumer Guarantee of the BCHG only applies to Packages and does not apply to Day Trips. 5.4 Credit card payments: However in the case of both Packages and Day Trips where you have booked any services using a credit card it is likely that you would have recourse against the credit card provided in the event services are not supplied in whole or in part. 6. When do I need to pay for my holiday and how much? 6.1 Deposits for Packages: At the time of booking for a Package you will need to pay a deposit for each person named on the booking. 6.2 Full payment due for Day Trips: At the time of booking you will need to pay the full amount of the day trip. 6.3 Alterations of price: We reserve the right to alter the prices of any of the holidays that we advertise. At the time of booking you will be told the current price of the holiday. 6.4 Your commitment: You can book by paying a deposit for each person named on the booking. 6.5 Our commitment: We are not committed to the booking until such time as we provide you with our confirmation of booking in the form of a booking confirmation in writing via letter or e-mail. 6.6 Packages - Balance Due: • For Packages our commitment is always conditional upon any balance being paid 6 calendar weeks/42 calendar days prior to your UK coach holiday scheduled departure unless otherwise stated on your confirmation of booking (“the balance due date”). All other European coach holiday and tours inc Ireland are payable 8 calendar weeks/ 56 calendar days prior to the scheduled departure. • If you book within our balance due period you will need to pay the total Package cost at the time of your booking. • Where you use an agent, they may require you to pay them earlier than this date and will advise you separately of their balance due date. • If you do not pay the outstanding balance for your Package on or before the date when it is due we may cancel your booking and you will be required to pay the cancellation charges detailed below. • The date of cancellation will normally be the date when your confirmation in writing that you intend to cancel is received by us or 15 days after the balance due date, whichever comes first. A. Deposits payable at booking (unless otherwise stated on confirmation of booking) Travel Duration Deposit Day Trips Not applicable - full price payable at time of booking Packages of 2 days or less Packages of 3-8 days Packages of 9 days or more

£30 per person £50 per person £70 per person

B. Balance Due For Day Trips the full price is payable at the time of booking. For Packages the balance is due in full 6 calendar weeks/42 calendar days prior to your scheduled departure unless otherwise stated on your confirmation of booking.

Please note an additional charge will be made on all credit card payments for deposits and balances (currently 2.75%). These charges are in line with consumer rights (payment surcharges) regulations 2012 and cover the necessary administration charges covered by the company for processing credit card payments. No additional charge is applicable when using a debit card. C. Optional Items Where optional items form part of a holiday (such as excursion, theatre or other attraction tickets) and are purchased by us payment for such optional items is payable in the case of Day Trips at the time of booking and in the case of Packages a higher deposit may be payable. This will be advised at the time of booking. The costs of optional items including entrance/attraction tickets will not normally be refundable or transferable upon cancellation by you. Refunds may be given in specific circumstances but these are at the discretion and may depend on the company receiving a refund from the supplier. In the event of any cancellation by the company, a full refund will be given. 7. If I use an agent who does my money belong to? Your agent will hold your deposit on your behalf until we issue a booking confirmation. The agent then holds this money on our behalf. The agent holds the balance you pay on our behalf until the date the balance is due. The agent will then forward this to us. 8. Can we change the price of your holiday after we have issued the Booking confirmation? 8.1 Yes we can. However this is done only in very limited circumstances and not within 30 days of your departure. 8.2 The price of your holiday can be varied due to changes in:• Transportation costs such as fuel and/or fuel tax, ferry operator fares and tolls, embarkation or disembarkation fees at terminals; • Exchange rates applied to the particular holiday booked; or • Dues and taxes including changes in VAT or any other Government imposed charges. 8.3 In the case of any variation described above, an amount equivalent to 2% of the price of your holiday, which excludes insurance premiums and any amendment charges, will be absorbed by us. 8.4 If this means that you would have to pay an increase of more than 10% of the price of your holiday before increase, you have a choice between 2 options:Option A: You may cancel the holiday and receive a full refund of all monies paid, except for any amendment charges. We will consider an appropriate refund of insurance premiums paid to us if you can show that you are unable to transfer or reuse your policy. Should you decide to cancel for this reason, you must exercise your right to do so within 14 days from the issue date printed on your revised invoice. Option B: Alternatively, you can accept an offer of an alternative comparable holiday of equivalent or superior quality, if available, or an alternative holiday of lower quality, if available. You may then transfer payment made in respect of the original holiday to the alternative holiday. If the cost of the alternative holiday is less than the original holiday, the difference in price will be refunded. 8.5 We calculate the price of your holidays using the exchange rates quoted by the Bank of England on 24th May 2016 using the following currencies: Pound Sterling for UK and Channel Island arrangements and Euro for other arrangements. 8.6 Please note that travel arrangements are not always purchased in local currency and some apparent changes in currency exchange rates have no impact on the price of your Package due to contractual and other protections in place. 8.7 If any additional sum has been paid for your holiday under Clause 8.2 above and there is subsequently, and more than 30 days prior to your scheduled departure date, a reduction in the base costs of your holiday as a consequence of matters set out in Clause 8.2, we will refund to you that portion of the additional sum paid to reflect the reduction in base costs. 8.8 We reserve the right to increase or decrease prices of unsold holidays and insurance at any time after brochure publication as our costs change and exchange rates fluctuate, or to correct errors. Current prices of our holidays and travel insurance cover are shown on our website and are also available by telephone. Please ensure you have checked the price of any holiday and travel insurance cover you are interested in before making your booking. 8.9 From time to time, we may reduce the rate of a holiday you already booked on as part of an ad hoc promotion or discount. In this situation you will not be entitled to the difference in the amount of money originally paid for the tour and promotional discount rate. 9. Can I change my holiday arrangements? 9.1 After we have issued our booking confirmation we will do our best to accommodate any changes you may want to make but we cannot guarantee to do so. 9.2 Any proposed changes must be notified to us in writing or at the office at which you made your booking. Changes can only be made by the lead booker / the person who signed the booking confirmation form. 9.3 If we are able to make the changes an amendment fee will be payable of £10 per booking for Day Trips and £20 per booking of each date for all other holidays plus any additional charge for the facilities requested. 9.4 The costs of making a change increase the closer to the departure date you want to make it. Some arrangements, like particular types of tickets, cannot be changed without paying a cancellation charge of up to 100% of the cost of the ticket (see Clause 6 and 12). 9.5 Any significant alteration by you after the balance due date will be treated as a cancellation of the original booking and will be subject to the cancellation charges detailed below. A significant alteration would include a change of departure date, holiday or hotel, or number of people travelling. Please note that it is not possible to transfer any holidays or day trips to the following calendar year. 10. Can I transfer my booking to someone else? 10.1 You can transfer your booking to someone else (“the transferee”) provided you give us reasonable notice. 10.2 The transferee must be able to satisfy all the conditions for the holiday and a change cannot normally be made later than 7 days prior to departure. 10.3 We will make an administration charge of £10 per person for Day Trips and £20 per person for every transfer we make plus any reasonable additional costs caused by the transfer. 10.4 You as transferor of the booking must also return any tickets or vouchers that you have received. 10.5 You and the transferee will each remain responsible for ensuring that the holiday is paid for by the balance due date. 10.6 Please note: Travel insurance is not transferable and optional items specifically purchased by us for you may not be transferable. 11. How can I cancel my holiday? 11.1 You, or any member of your party, may cancel a booking at any time provided that the cancellation is made by the lead name on the booking and is communicated to us in writing or e-mail via the Head office. It is the responsibility of the lead passenger to ensure cancellations letters are received and no cancellation will be binding until such a time it is formally acknowledged by us in writing 11.2 You will have to pay cancellation charges set out in the scale below to cover our estimated loss resulting from the cancellation. If you are insured against cancellation you may be able to recover the charges from your insurers. 11.3 Your cancellation will take effect from the date we receive your written confirmation of your cancellation and it has been acknowledged. We will not be responsible for the loss of any cancellation letter or e-mail which is beyond our control. You must also return any tickets or vouchers that you have received along with your cancellation correspondence. 11.4 Please note: A reduction in room occupancy may increase the charges for the remaining passengers on the booking by the application of supplements for low occupancy of rooms. 12. Scale of Cancellation Charges for holidays Period before departure within which written notification is received

Amount of cancellation charge shown as % 41 days or more Loss of deposit 40-36 days 40% 35-22 days 60% 21-14 days 85% 13 days or less 100% 12.1 Scale of cancellation charges for Day trips Period before departure within which written notification is received Amount of cancellation charge shown as % More than 7 days 7 days or less

50% 100%

13. What happens if we change your holiday? 13.1 The arrangements for your holiday will usually have been made many months in advance. Sometimes changes are unavoidable and we reserve the right to make them. Most of these changes are likely to be minor and we will do our best to keep you informed. 13.2 If, after booking and before departure, we make a significant change to your holiday you will have the option of withdrawing from the holiday without penalty or alternatively you may transfer to another holiday without paying an administration fee. In either case we will pay you compensation according to the scale set out below. 13.3 A significant change includes (but is not limited to) a change in departure time or return time of more than 12 hours, a change of departure point, location of resort or quality of hotel, (excluding single overnight hotels on Packages where the quality of the hotel is comparable), a change of mode when crossing the Channel or, the specification of the coach. 13.4 If you withdraw from the holiday because we have made a significant change or if we have to cancel your holiday for any reason other than non-payment on the balance due date by you, we will offer you the choice of either:• A comparable replacement holiday if available; or • A replacement holiday of lower quality together with a refund of the price difference; or • A full refund of the money you have paid. 13.5 When we have notified you of the changes and options available, you must tell us your decision as soon as possible and within any timescale we may need to set bearing in mind the need to safeguard the holiday arrangements of other customers. 13.6 If we have to cancel your holiday at any time, we are only liable for monies you may have paid to us at the time of cancellation and for the compensation as detailed in the scale below. 14. Scale of Compensation 14.1 We will pay you compensation for significant changes on the following scale: Period before departure in which significant Amount per person change is notified to you or your agent More than 56 days Nil 29-56 days £10 15-28 days £15 8-14 days £20 0-7 days £25 14.2 Payment of compensation according to the scale set out above will not affect your statutory rights. 14.3 If, prior to departure, we make a significant change to your holiday arrangements or cancel your holiday we will pay you compensation on the above scale unless:• the holiday is cancelled because the number of persons who agreed to take it is less than the minimum number required, and you were informed of the cancellation in writing within the period indicated in the description of the holiday; or • the holiday is changed or cancelled by reason of unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all due care had been exercised. These circumstances include for example war or threat of war, riot, civil strife, terrorist activity, industrial disputes, fire, quarantine, epidemic or health risks, natural or nuclear disasters, port and terminal closures, adverse weather conditions and Force Majeure 14.4 If, after departure, we need to make a change to a significant proportion of your holiday we will do our best to make suitable alternative arrangements at no extra cost to you. If it proves impossible to make suitable alternative arrangements, or if you have reasonable grounds for refusing the alternative offered, we will arrange transport back to your point of departure, or to an alternative location that we agree to. 15. What is the extent of our liability? 15.1 Your contract with us will be performed with reasonable skill and care. 15.2 We accept responsibility if you or any member of your party is killed or injured as a result of an activity forming part of your holiday arrangements which you booked with us before your departure; or if any part of your holiday arrangements, booked with us in the UK, is not as described in the brochure or not of a reasonable standard but only if the failure in your holiday arrangements or any death or personal injury is due to any fault on our part or that of our agents or suppliers whilst acting in the course of their employment. 15.3 We do not accept responsibility for such failure, death or personal injury if 15.3.1 this is not caused by any fault of ours or of our agents or suppliers; or 15.3.2 this is caused by you or someone not connected with your holiday arrangements; or 15.3.3 this is due to unusual or unforeseen circumstances which, even with all due care, we, or our agents or suppliers, could not have anticipated or avoided; or 15.3.4 This is due to an event which we or our agents or suppliers, even with due care, could not foresee or forestall. 15.4 For claims which do not involve personal injury, illness or death, the most we will have to pay if we are liable to you is limited to the price that the person affected paid for their holiday (not including insurance premiums and amendment charges). We will only have to pay this maximum amount if everything has gone wrong and you have received no benefit from your holiday. 15.5 If you or any member of your party is killed, injured or becomes ill as a result of transport by ship, train or coach, any liability (if any) which we or any carrier may have to pay compensation is limited in line with the applicable conventions, namely the Athens Convention (applies to transport by ship), the Berne Convention (applies to transport by rail) and the Geneva Convention (applies to transport by road). You can get copies of the relevant conventions from the Internet. You should also note that these conventions may limit or remove the carrier’s liability to you and the amount which the carrier has to pay you. 15.6 If we make any payment to you or any member of your party for death, personal injury or illness, you will be asked to assign to us or our insurers the rights you may have to take action against the person or organisation responsible for causing the death, personal injury or illness and you will be obliged to cooperate with us in taking such action. 15.7 Our suppliers (such as accommodation or transport providers) have their own booking conditions or conditions of carriage, and these conditions are binding between you and the supplier. We may take the benefit of such booking conditions where any claims are brought against us. Some of these conditions may limit or remove the relevant transport provider’s or other supplier’s liability to you. You can get copies of such conditions from our offices, or the offices of the relevant supplier. 16a. What do I need to do if I wish to complain? 16.1 If you have a complaint during your holiday you should tell the driver/ representative or supplier at the earliest opportunity so that they can do their utmost to resolve the problem immediately. 16.2 If, on your return from holiday, you are dissatisfied you should write to us within 28 days. You will need to quote your booking reference number.


We will be unable to investigate any complaint received more than 28 days after your return from your holiday. 16.3 If you do not tell us at the earliest opportunity about a problem giving rise to your complaint we cannot take steps to investigate and rectify it. In deciding how to respond to your complaint we will take into account the date you first drew the problem to the attention of our driver/representative or supplier. Letters to be received within 28 days of your trip or holiday return. 16.4 Questionnaires are provided at the end of tours to gauge general customer satisfaction however any comments made on the from will not be regarded as a formal complaint 16b. If I do not agree with your decision can I request arbitration? If we cannot resolve your complaint amicably you may request that the dispute is referred to an arbitration scheme established by the Confederation of Passenger Transport UK (CPT). Please note: this scheme does not apply to claims that arise mainly in respect of physical injury or illness or the consequences of any illness or injury.

accommodation, change of transport) by “Force Majeure”. 22.2 Force Majeure means an event which we or the supplier(s) of the service(s) in question could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid and is therefore an event beyond our or the supplier’s reasonable control. 22.3 These events include but are not limited to strikes, riots, political/ civil unrest, government acts, hostilities, war, threat of war, terrorist activity or threat of terrorist activity, industrial disputes, natural or nuclear disaster, fire, flood, tornadoes, hurricanes, transportation and mechanical problems, airport closures, and severe weather conditions. 22.4 We suggest that you take out adequate travel insurance to cover such eventualities. 22.5 In the unlikely event that the performance of our contractual obligations are prevented or affected due to Force Majeure after departure, we regret we will be unable to make any refunds (unless we obtain any from our suppliers). Advice from the Foreign Office to avoid or leave a particular country may constitute Force Majeure. For your safety, we will follow the advice given by the Foreign Office.

17. Children 17.1 Our Day Trips (without accommodation) and our Packages (with accommodation) may not be suitable for children (i.e. those under the age of 18). 17.2 It is in our absolute discretion whether a child (under the age of 18) is to be accepted on our Day Trips or Packages. 17.3 If in our absolute discretion we agree to accept a child on our Day Trips or Packages:17.3.1 The child must be accompanied at all times by a full fare-paying adult either a parent or other person with parental responsibility for the child, or by an adult who has been given written permission to accompany the child by such person. 17.3.2 Infants under 2 years of age, when on a coach, must at all times sit on the lap of the accompanying adult, and must be provided by the adult with an approved restraint device which must at all times be securely fitted by the adult. 17.3.3 Children aged over 2 years but who have not yet reached 12 years or 135cm in height must be provided with a suitable child restraint by the accompanying adult. 17.4 There may be a reduction in the cost of the holiday when a child travels with an adult. Please see our brochures for details of such arrangement. Such a reduction may apply when the child is under 2 and does not occupy a coach seat of its own.

23. Passenger behaviour 23.1 We want all our customers to have a happy and carefree holiday. 23.2 But you must remember that you are responsible for your behaviour and the effect it may have on others. 23.3 If you or any member of your party is • abusive or disruptive; or • behaves in a way which, in our reasonable opinion, could cause - distress, damage or injury to others; or - affect their enjoyment of their holiday, or - damage to property, We have the right, after reasonable consideration, to terminate your contract with us. If this happens we will have no further obligations or liability to you. 23.4 The coach driver and tour manager (and where appropriate the ship’s captain, or authorised official of other means of transport) is entitled to refuse you boarding and/or to disembark you, if in their reasonable opinion you are unacceptably under the influence of drink or drugs or you are being violent or disruptive or are causing distress. 23.5 If you are refused boarding on the outward journey we will regard it as a cancellation by you and we will apply cancellation charges according to the scale in clause 12. If the refusal is on the return journey we have the right to terminate the contract and will have no further obligations or liability to you.

18. Coach seating 18.1 We seek to provide coach travel as described in our brochures or advertisements but we reserve the right to substitute suitable alternative arrangements and vehicles, and to vary seating configurations should this be required. 18.2 We will seek to fulfil, where possible, a passenger’s preference for a particular type of seat where this is communicated to us in writing at the time of booking. However we cannot guarantee that such a preference will be fulfilled or that passengers on the same booking will be able to sit together for the whole or part of any holiday.

24. No smoking 24.1 We operate a strict no smoking/alcohol policy on all our coaches, including E-cigarettes. 24.2 We appreciate the co-operation of smokers and remind them that frequent journey breaks are made and bookings are taken on this understanding.

19. Hotel Facilities 19.1 We constantly strive to offer hotels of an appropriate standard as part of our Packages. 19.2 However some hotel facilities, such as indoor or outdoor swimming pools or leisure facilities may from time to time be withdrawn or not be available for example for routine maintenance or be subject to seasonal availability. 19.3The provision of hotel facilities cannot therefore be guaranteed. 20. Health & Safety on holiday 20.1 In countries outside the UK, standards of infrastructure, safety and hygiene may be different or lower than those to which we are accustomed in the UK. You should therefore exercise greater care for your own protection. 20.2 Further information can be obtained from your GP or from your travel agent who can provide you with the leaflet “Health Advice for Travellers” published by the Department of Health. 20.3 Some people may be at risk from discomfort or deep vein thrombosis (DVT) if they remain immobile on a journey for a long period of time. If you are planning to undertake a bus or coach journey of more than 3 hours you should consult your doctor if you have ever had DVT or pulmonary embolism, a family history of clotting conditions, cancer or treatment for cancer, a stroke, heart or lung disease or if you have had major surgery in the past 3 months. We reserve the right to refuse any booking in the absence of a doctor’s certificate confirming that you are fit to travel. 20.4 During the journey we will endeavour to provide comfort stops as frequently as possible. Comfort stops are necessary both for your comfort and for the health and safety of our coach drivers and employees. During these stops you are encouraged to get off the coach and walk around. Exercise reduces any discomfort which may be caused by periods of immobility. During any journey you should drink alcohol only in moderation as it leads to dehydration. 21. Disabilities and medical problems 21.1 Should you or a member of your party have any medical condition or disability that may affect your/their holiday or that of other passengers, you must provide full written details to us at the time of booking. This should include a full description of the medical condition and/or disability, of any disability aids/medical equipment you may be intending to bring on holiday and of any other matters which may be relevant to your participation in the holiday. This is so that we can advise you of the suitability of the holiday. This applies whether the booking is made on-line, in person, in writing, or by telephone. If medication is required we advise you to take reasonable and responsible steps to ensure your medication is kept closely at all times; this includes storing it in hand luggage as opposed to underneath lockers on the coach. 21.2 If a particular issue is identified, we reserve the right to request a doctor’s certificate confirming that the passenger is fit for travel and reserve the right to refuse any booking or to cancel any booking in the absence of such doctor’s certificate being produced upon request. 21.3 If a passenger requires personal assistance (for example but not limited to assistance with embarking, disembarking, feeding, dressing, toileting, mobilising, stowing medical or mobility equipment) then this passenger must travel with an able bodied companion/carer and written confirmation that such assistance will be provided for the entirety of the holiday is required at the time of booking. Unfortunately coach drivers/ tour managers are unable to offer such assistance. 21.4 Whilst we will make every reasonable adjustment to do so, if we are unable to accommodate the needs of a passenger or believe that the medical condition or disability of a passenger is likely to adversely affect other passengers, we reserve the right to decline or cancel the booking. 21.5 We also reserve the right to cancel any holiday and impose cancellation charges if we are not fully advised of any relevant disability or medical condition at the time the booking is made and subsequently decide that we are unable to accommodate this passenger. This applies whether we advise that we are unable to accommodate a passenger either before departure or during the holiday and if this occurs during the holiday then we will seek the additional costs in so far as we choose to return the passenger home. 21.6 Please note: Our coaches have limited accommodation space for wheelchairs. We are generally only able to accommodate either 2 folding wheelchairs or 1 folding wheelchair and 1 light dry cell motorised wheelchair/mobility scooter (weight not exceeding 15kg) per coach. You must check at the time of booking as to available space for your device and such devices can only be carried when we have confirmed our ability to carry the device on your booking confirmation. We reserve the right not to carry such devices where space has not been pre-booked. 22. Force majeure 22.1 Except where otherwise expressly stated in these booking conditions we will not be liable or pay you compensation where the performance of our contractual obligations is prevented or affected (for example but not limited to delay, cancellations, change of itinerary, change of

25. Other restrictions 26.1 You must not use mobile phones or other electronic devices on the coach in a manner which, in the reasonable opinion of the coach driver or tour representative, might annoy, or distress other passengers or distract our driver. We would request that mobile phone devices only be used on the coach in the case of emergency. 26.2 You must not consume alcohol on the coach. 26.3 We accept no responsibility if you leave or lose your luggage or your luggage gets lost or damaged in transit for any reason 26.4 If the air conditioning or Washroom on the allocated vehicle is not operational, then no refund will be made. 26. Pets We do not allow pets to be taken on our holidays. Registered Assistance Dogs will normally be accommodated on UK holidays but not on overseas holidays. 27. Pick up point, itineraries, travel documents and passport 27.1 You should check with us between 7 and 14 days prior to your scheduled departure to ensure that the departure point and departure time for your holiday has not been changed. 27.2 You are solely responsible for ensuring that you are at the correct departure points, at the correct time, with the correct documents (including where appropriate original tickets, identification and travel documents and passport). 27.3 We cannot be held liable for any loss or expense suffered by you or your party because of the absence of such documents or your late arrival at the departure points. 27.4 If you are a British citizen travelling outside the United Kingdom you must have a full UK passport valid for a minimum of 6 months after your scheduled date of return. 27.5 Non-UK citizens must seek passport and visa advice from the consulates of the countries you plan to visit prior to making a booking for one of our holidays. 27.6 The name on the passport/travel document must match the name on the ticket. If someone in your party changes their name after the booking is made you must tell us immediately so that we can issue the ticket in the new name. 27.7 When you have paid the balance we will send you or you’re booking agent all the necessary travel labels so that you receive them in good time for your holiday. 27.8 Certain travel documents may have to be retained by us and your driver/courier will then issue them to you at the relevant time. If you lose a travel document after it has been issued to you we will require you to meet the direct cost charged by the carrier/supplier for the issue of a duplicate or replacement. 27.9 We reserve the right to modify itineraries to conform to advice and requests from the competent authorities in the United Kingdom and any other sovereign state through which the tour will operate. Included excursions are detailed on the relevant brochure page and refunds will not be made for any excursion not taken. 27.10 Optional excursions may be booked and paid for in resort but these will not form part of any Package booked with us. 27.11 Admission fees to events, shows, buildings, grounds etc. are not included in the price of the holiday unless expressly stated on the relevant brochure page. 28. What happens if you are delayed? 28.1 We do not accept liability for delay. For the avoidance of doubt, we shall endeavour to fulfil but do not guarantee:28.1.1 Departure times; 28.1.2 Arrival times; 28.1.3 Pick up times; 28.1.4 Drop-off times; or 28.1.5 Connections. 28.2 Your travel insurance may cover you for expenses caused by some delays. 28.3 In addition where you are delayed for more than 12 hours in any 24 hour period we will seek to minimise any discomfort and where possible, arrange for refreshments, meals and accommodation. 29. Do I need to take out travel insurance? 29.1 We strongly advise all our customers to take out travel insurance to cover medical and repatriation costs, personal injury, loss of baggage and cancellation charges for all holidays both within and outside the UK. 29.2 You do not need to take out our travel insurance but you should have insurance, which is at least as good as, or better than, the insurance we offer. If you do not have adequate insurance and require our assistance whilst on holiday, we reserve the right to reclaim from you any medical repatriation or other expenses which we may choose to incur on your behalf which would otherwise have been met by insurers. 29.3 We strongly recommend you obtaining a European Health Insurance Card (“EHIC”) for all holidays within the EU. 30. What assistance will you give me if things go wrong when it is not your fault? 30.1 If you, or any member of your party, suffer death, illness or injury

whilst overseas arising out of an activity which does not form part of your Package travel arrangements or an excursion arranged through us in the UK, we may, at our discretion, offer advice, guidance and assistance. 30.2 Where legal action is contemplated and you want our assistance, you must obtain our written consent prior to commencement of proceedings. 30.3 Our consent will be given subject to you undertaking to assign any costs and benefits received under any relevant insurance policy to ourselves. We limit the cost of any assistance we may, in our discretion, choose to give to you and any member of your party to £5000 per party in any event. 31. Special/Additional needs 31.1 Please note hotels may not provide adequate facilities for guests with mobility problems or who suffer from other disabilities. 31.2 Whether the holiday is within the UK or overseas you are required to notify us before you book, and to confirm in writing, if you or any member of your party has special needs or suffers from any disability (see Clause 21 above). We are keen to plan arrangements for your holiday so that special needs and requests can be accommodated as far as possible. 31.3 If you will need assistance or special facilities in the hotel, or may have difficulties in taking part in excursions, embarking or disembarking or travelling on the coach or other means of transport you, must let us know at the time of your booking. 31.4 Not all the holidays in this brochure may be suitable for you. We want you to enjoy your holiday and will try to help you select an appropriate trip. 31.5 If you need advice or further information either you or your booking agent should contact us. 31.6 However, we cannot be held responsible whether for disappointment, distress or otherwise should you decide to travel and then find the holiday itinerary unsuitable for your own personal mobility. 32. Special/Additional requests 32.1 If you or anyone on your booking has a special request (including dietary requirements) please tell us in writing before booking, or as soon as you are medically advised, and send us a copy of the diet. 32.2 We will notify the hotel or hotels on your holiday. 32.3 However please note that some hotels may not have facilities to cope with special diets and we cannot be held liable for their failure to do so. 32.4 Where we think that a hotel is likely to be unable to cope with a special diet, we will tell you prior to your booking confirmation being issued so that you can exercise your right to cancel your holiday booking without charge. 32.5 Any extra costs incurred must be paid to the hotel by you prior to departure from the hotel. 32.6 You should also detail any other requests, for example, low floor rooms, showers as opposed to bath, particular rooms or locations on the special requests section of the booking form or on your internet booking form. 32.7 For any booking made by telephone, you must confirm to us in writing the special request. 32.8 We will pass your request to the relevant supplier but this does not necessarily mean that your request will be fulfilled. 32.9 If a request can be fulfilled you may incur an extra charge payable either to us or direct to the hotel. 32.10 Please note that requests cannot be guaranteed unless we confirm on your booking confirmation that this is guaranteed. 33. Single Occupancy 33.1 Single occupancy of rooms when available may be subject to a supplementary charge and this will be shown on the brochure page. 33.2 Although some tours featured in our brochures have no single supplement, spaces are limited and therefore sell quickly. 33.3 However, additional single rooms may be requested but will be subject to availability and a charge made by the hotel. 33.4 We reserve the right to change single supplement charges at any time in response to demand or hotel rates. You will be advised at the time of booking. 34. Entertainment Some of our hotels arrange additional entertainment. Where this is part of the holiday details are given on the respective brochure page. Where it is not specified it may still be available but is at the discretion of the hotel and is not guaranteed. It may be withdrawn if there is a lack of demand or for operational reasons. 35. Lost Property 35.1 Luggage and personal belongings are carried at all times at the owner’s sole risk and we are not responsible for any property or equipment either left on the coach (whether the coach is unattended or the coach driver is present) or lost elsewhere during your holiday. 35.2 Any items of lost property found by or handed to us will be held for a maximum period of 1 month following the date of the tour after which they will be disposed of or sold without further notice. If you request the return of lost property via the post, you will be expected to cover the cost of postage and packaging prior to the items being returned. 36. Data Protection Act 36.1 In order to process your booking and to ensure that your travel arrangements run smoothly and meet your requirements we, and your travel agent, need to use the information you provide such as name, address, email address, any special needs/dietary requirements etc. 36.2 We take full responsibility for ensuring that proper measures are in place to protect your information. 36.2.1 We may pass the information on to companies within our group and must pass such information on to the relevant suppliers of your travel arrangements such as hotels, transport companies etc. 36.2.2 The information may also be supplied to others for example, security or credit checking companies and public authorities such as customs/immigration if required by them, or as required by law. 36.2.3 Additionally, where your holiday is outside the European Economic Area (EEA), controls on data protection in your destination may not be as strong as the legal requirements in this country. 36.2.4 Subject to the above we will not, however, pass information on to any person not responsible for part of your travel arrangements. This applies to any sensitive information that you give to us such as details of any disabilities, or dietary or religious requirements. If we cannot pass this information to the relevant suppliers, whether in the EEA or not, we cannot provide your booking. 36.2.5 In making this booking, you consent to this information being passed on to the relevant persons. 36.2.6 Please note that where information is held by your travel agent, this is subject to your agent’s own data protection policy. You are entitled to a copy of your information held by us. If you would like to see this please contact us. We retain your full contact details and other information in secure files and electronic storage facilities. We may use this information to contact you by mail, telephone or electronic means. We will provide you with details of other goods and services including those of selected third parties. If you do not wish to receive further information about products and services please write to our data controller. 37. Publication date and details This brochure was printed in the United Kingdom in September 2016 on behalf of Skills Motor Coaches Ltd (t/a Skills Holidays), Registered in England No. 00612324 whose registered office is Belgrave Business Park, Belgrave Road, Bulwell, Nottingham NG6 8LY. [Or as appropriate Skills Travel Ltd (t/a Skills Day Out and Coachstyle), Registered in England No. 00546349 whose registered office is White House, Clarendon Street, Nottingham NG1 5GF. Or Laver Holidays Ltd, Registered in England No. 02508494 whose registered office is c/o Skills Motor Coaches Limited, Belgrave Business Park, Belgrave Road, Bulwell, Nottingham NG6 8LY].


PLEASE NOTE: All cheques must now be made payable to ‘Laver Holidays’

Holidays Ltd part of the Skills Group

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is a vital aspect to booking a holiday, giving you protection against unforeseen circumstances that could otherwise spoil your holiday. It is important that you purchase travel insurance that properly covers your participation in whatever activities you may undertake at the time that you make your booking. To assist you with this, we have arranged competitive travel insurance from Travel & General Insurance Services Limited to specifically meet your needs on your holiday. (N.B. The following insurance terms do not apply to Air, Rail and Cruise). The schedule of cover below sets out a summary of the cover provided by our tailored insurance. Skills Travel Limited is an Appointed Representative of Travel & General Insurance Services Limited and are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, full details can be found at www.fca.org.uk  standard schedule of cover

SECTION 1 Cancellation charges 2 Travel delay Abandonment 3 Missed departure 4 Personal accident - Disability Personal accident – Death (age limits apply) 5 7 8 9 10

Hospital benefit Personal property Delayed baggage Personal money Loss of passport Personal liability Legal costs & expenses

SUM INSURED

PER PERSON

£1,500 Up to £60 £1,500 £100 (UK)

£15,000 £15,000

Up to £100 £1,500 £100 £200 £200 £2,000,000 £25,000

EXCESS

PER PERSON

£50 (£15 Loss of deposit) NIL £50 NIL

NIL NIL

NIL £30 NIL £30 NIL NIL NIL

Premiums available from £17 dependant on the duration, please contact us for a quote UK

PER PERSON PER PERSON

2-3 days £17 4-5 days £20

Up to 10 days

£40

11-14 days

£44

6-7 days

Annual

£129

£25

health conditions IF YOU ARE TRAVELLING WITHIN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND, WALES, NORTHERN IRELAND OR THE ISLES OF SCILLY YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO DECLARE YOUR MEDICAL CONDITIONS. HOWEVER, YOU MUST BE ABLE TO COMPLY WITH THE FOLLOWING: 1. 2. (C) 3. 4.

YOU ARE NOT AWARE OF ANY REASON WHY THE TRIP SHOULD BE CANCELLED OR CUT SHORT YOU ARE NOT TRAVELLING (A) AGAINST THE ADVICE OF A MEDICAL PRACTITIONER (B) FOR THE PURPOSE OF OBTAINING MEDICAL TREATMENT OR IF YOU HAVE BEEN GIVEN A TERMINAL PROGNOSIS YOU ARE NOT RECEIVING OR AWAITING MEDICAL TREATMENT FROM ANY ILLNESS OR INJURY AS A HOSPITAL DAY CASE OR INPATIENT AS ANY CLAIM ARISING FROM THE ILLNESS WILL NOT BE COVERED IF YOU ARE ON MEDICATION AT THE TIME OF TRAVEL, YOUR MEDICAL CONDITION MUST BE STABLE AND WELL CONTROLLED.

IF YOUR MEDICAL CONDITION CANNOT COMPLY WITH THESE TERMS THEN ANY CLAIM RELATED TO THAT CONDITION WILL NOT BE COVERED. IF YOU ARE TRAVELLING OUTSIDE OF ENGLAND, SCOTLAND, WALES, NORTHERN IRELAND OR THE ISLES OF SCILLY THIS INSURANCE CARRIES HEALTH CONDITIONS SO YOU NEED TO INFORM THE TOWERGATE MEDICAL SCREENING DEPARTMENT OF ANY MEDICAL CONDITION(S) THAT MAY ACCEPT OUR ACCEPTANCE OF YOUR COVER. IF ANYONE TO BE COVERED OR ANYONE UPON WHOSE HEALTH THE TRIP DEPENDS: 1. 2. 3. 4.

HAS AN EXISTING OR ONGOING MEDICAL CONDITION(S) IS TAKING PRESCRIBED MEDICATION HAS OR HAS HAD ANY CONDITION(S) STILL REQUIRING PERIODIC REVIEW IS AWAITING ANY TESTS, TREATMENT, INVESTIGATION, REFERRAL OR THE RESULTS OF THESE.

YOU MUST TELEPHONE THE TOWERGATE MEDICAL SCREENING DEPARTMENT ON 0344 892 1698 TO INFORM THEM OF YOUR MEDICAL CONDITION(S). OFFICE HOURS ARE 9AM TO 5PM MONDAY TO FRIDAY EXCLUDING BANK HOLIDAYS. FAILURE TO NOTIFY THEM MAY CAUSE YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES TO FALL WITHIN A POLICY EXCLUSION. YOU MAY BE REQUIRED TO PAY AN ADDITIONAL PREMIUM. PLEASE NOTE - YOU MUST ALSO NOTIFY THE TOWERGATE MEDICAL SCREENING DEPARTMENT IMMEDIATELY OF ANY CHANGES IN MEDICAL CIRCUMSTANCES ARISING BETWEEN THE DATE THE POLICY IS ISSUED AND THE TIME OF DEPARTURE FOR THE TRIP, I.E. YOU DEVELOP A NEW MEDICAL CONDITION OR AN EXISTING CONDITION WORSENS. IF YOU DO NOT TELL US ABOUT YOUR MEDICAL CONDITION WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO AMEND, RESTRICT OR CANCEL YOUR COVER UNDER THE POLICY.


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JANUARY 12th Laver’s Annual Get-together

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FEBRUARY 13th Singles - Pearls of Pembrokeshire 5 20th South Coast Adventure 5 25th Laver Saver - Snowdrops in the Cotswolds 2

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Laver Saver - Hereford & Brecon Railway 2 Bonnie Scotland: Castles, Gardens & Snowdrops 5 Singles - Snowdonia & The Mersey 5 Laver Saver - Daffodils & Duxford 2 Windermere Warmer 5 Singles - Yorkshire’s Stunning Coast 5 Scenic Rail Journeys of North Wales 5

APRIL 3rd 3rd 6th 8th 9th 9th 14th 14th 14th 18th 18th 24th 29th

Shropshire Secret Gems & Ludlow 5 County Durham & Pennine Landscapes 5 Nice City Break 5 Laver Saver - Bath & Weston-Super-Mare 2 Singles - Scottish Island Memories 5 Escape to the Country & Dean Forest Railway 5 Easter - Enchanting Cheshire 4 Easter in Wonderful Weymouth 5 Easter Mystery Tour 4 Constable Country & Seaside Villages 5 Extraordinary Edinburgh & the Kelpies 5 Kent Contrasts: Castles, Gardens & Vineyards 5 Laver Saver - Cambridge & Knebworth House 2

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Guernsey By Air 7 Singles - Luxury in the Scottish Lowlands 5 Scarborough: Gem of the Yorkshire Coast 6 North Devon: Bideford, Bude & Barnstaple 5 Elegant Sidmouth & the Jurassic Coast 6 Laver Saver - Dambusters & Lincolnshire 2 Scotland in Miniature 5 Colourful Cornwall: Land of Legends 5 Isle of Wight Experience 5 Eastbourne & the Beautiful South 6 Singles - 4* Irish Tour 5 Laver Saver - Leeds Armouries & WVR 2 Holy Isle & the Northumberland Coast 5

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Llandudno & Snowdonia 5 Ilfracombe, Lynton & Exmoor 7 Bournemouth & the Glorious New Forest 5 Warner Corton Village 5 Picture Perfect Suffolk 5 Scotland’s Hidden Railway 5 Laver Saver - RHS Chatsworth Flower Show 2 Laver Saver - Botanical Gardens & National Trust 2 Jersey By Air 7 Pembrokeshire & the Gower Peninsula 6 Paignton & Dartmoor Delights 5 Discovering Cornwall’s Charms 7 Charming Lancashire & Forest of Bowland 5 Chartwell, Leeds & Hever 5 Summer Cruising in the Lake District 5 British Isles Discovery Cruise 10 Captain’s Choice River Cruise 8 Little Trains of the Pyrenees 8 Captivating Houses & Gardens of Sussex 5 Norfolk Coast & Country 5

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Laver Saver - Whitby & Eden Camp 2 Elegant Sidmouth & the Jurassic Coast 5 Jersey By Air 5 Isle of Man Explorer 6 Hebridean Island Hopper 7 St Ives & Cornish Highlights 5 Isle of Wight Experience 6 Weymouth & the Dreamy Dorset Coast 5 Worthing, Arundel & Romantic Sussex 6 Yorkshire Transport: Steam & Cruise 5 Laver Saver - Llandudno & Portmeriron 2 Torquay & Greenway: The English Riviera 8 Guernsey By Air 7 Singles - Warwickshire & the Cotswolds 5

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AUGUST 1st Norfolk Coast & Country 5 1st Ilfracombe, Lynton & Exmoor 6 5th Guernsey By Air 5 7th Picture Perfect Suffolk 5 10th Shropshire & Shrewsbury Flower Show 5 12th Scarborough: Gem of the Yorkshire Coast 5 13th Dublin & Jewels of the Emerald Isle 6 15th Edinburgh Tattoo & Northumberland 4 15th Seaside Mystery Tour 5 19th Laver Saver - Blenheim & Buckingham Palace 2 21st Singles - Magical Merseyside & Lancashire 5 21st Relaxing on the Llyn Peninsula 5 27th Royal Berkshire & Buckinghamshire 5 28th Pembrokeshire & the Gower Peninsula 6 28th Scottish Highlights & Faroes Cruise 8

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SEPTEMBER 1st Hertfordshire Heritage & Bedfordshire Blooms 5 1st Jersey By Air 7 2nd Laver Saver - Ness Gardens & Port Sunlight 2 4th Wonders of Wiltshire 5 7th Singles - Scottish Castles & Whiskies 5 9th Isle of Wight Experience 6 11th Warners’ Sinah Warren 5 1st Rhine in Flames 8 12th Trio of North Country Trains 5 17th Llandudno & Snowdonia 5 18th Bournemouth & the Glorious New Forest 5 18th Summer Cruising in the Lake District 5 18th Elegant Sidmouth & the Jurassic Coast 6 21st Weymouth & the Dreamy Dorset Coast 5 23rd Laver Saver - York & Scarborough 2 24th Colourful Cornwall: Land of Legends 6 25th Constable Country & Seaside Village 5 25th Singles - Harrogate & Yorkshire’s TV Villages 5 27th Eastbourne & the Beautiful South 5

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OCTOBER 2nd Treasures of Northumberland & Durham 6 7th Laver Saver - Oxford & Windsor 2 9th Singles - Autumn in Eastbourne 5 9th Southern Lakes, Gardens & Hawes 5 16th Cromer & The Norfolk Broads 5 23rd Wonderful Welsh Borders & Ludlow 5 26th A Taste of Newquay & Cornwall’s Charm 5

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