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Festive 2017 Door-to-Door Holidays INCLUDES: • Christmas Markets • Turkey & Tinsel • Christmas Escapes • Twixmas Breaks • New Year Getaways

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Welcome on board Hello and welcome to the Laver Holidays 2017 Festive brochure. Whether you’re travelling alone, with friends, loved-ones or you’re just hoping to explore somewhere new, inside this brochure you will find just what you are looking for. For this festive season we have a selection of 13 new tours such as ‘Christmas in North Devon: Appledore, Barnstaple & Ilfracombe’ alongside customer favourites such as our extravagant ‘Royal Albert Hall Christmas Concert’ with something to suit all styles and budgets. Find our ‘Laver Saver’ 2 day breaks which now include Door-to-Door pickups and offer an excellent range of Christmas Fayres and markets just waiting for you to explore. Our selection of ‘Singles’ holidays are perfect for those travellers re-joining friends over the festive season. We hope that you enjoy reading through our 2017 Festive brochure and we look forward to the pleasure of your company soon.

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3-4. Rip-out offers 5. About us 6. Club class 7. Joining points

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Where to book 37. Terms & conditions Laver contents 39. Health insurance New tours for 2017 Air, Rail & Cruise Back Page Year Overview

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Please find attached exclusive limited offers across the Laver brand for the coming year! Redeeming your vouchers couldn’t be simpler, 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. **Discounts are only available on new and direct bookings when a valid voucher is presented (or valid code is quoted over the phone). Discounts cannot be used on the website or in conjunction with any other offer and can be stopped at any time. Discounts exclude all Air, Rail and Cruise holidays. Full terms and conditions apply.

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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 2017 Festive Brochure with a departure date between 01.11.17 - 16.12.17 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 20th March 2017.

Offer ends 20.03.2017

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Vouchers can be used in our travel stores or over the telephone by quoting the reference code. This voucher is redeemable against any Laver Saver break as advertised in this brochure with a departure date between 01.11.17 - 16.12.17 for a duration of 2-3 days. 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 20th March 2017.

Offer ends 20.03.2017

Gift Vouchers Got a special occasion coming up? Is it someone’s birthday and you just can’t think of what to buy them?

Holidays Ltd part of the Skills Group

Voucher can be used in our travel stores by quoting the reference code. This voucher is redeemable against any 4 or more Laver holiday advertised in the Laver Holidays 2017 Summer Brochure with a departure date between 01.04.17 - 30.06.17 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.skills.co.uk. Usual gift voucher terms and conditions apply. Valid until midnight on Monday 20th March 2017.

Offer ends 20.03.2017

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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 our loyal customers have grown accustomed to.

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

Conditions of Carriage A.

If more than one address requires a taxi service this information MUST be provided at the time of booking.

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.

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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.

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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.

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Confirmation of collection time will be mailed out to the address(es) provided at the time of booking.

Approximately 7 - 10 days prior to travel.

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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 COACHES - Club Class explained Our Club Class coaches include tabled seating areas at the rear, with additional legroom, that passengers are free to use while travelling. You will also find a variety of complimentary newspapers onboard to make your journey as leisurely as possible and customers will receive a Welcome Drink on arrival at their chosen destination. Plus don’t forget our new Club Class goody bags.

OUR ‘DOOR-TO-DOOR’ SERVICE – NO changing of coaches 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).

BOARDING CODES & TIMES 2017

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Outwrd A B C D

Derby 07:30 08:30 09:20 10:10

L/Eaton 07:50 08:50 08:55 09:50

L/Boro 08:15 09:15 08:25 09:25

M/Field 08:30 09:30 08:00 09:00

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Derby 16:30

L/Eaton 16:10

L/Boro 15:45

M/Field 15:30

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You will find a boarding code (ROUTE) shown after the cost details of each tour. This indicates the coach departure time from your chosen boarding point – and the approximate return time. This can be dependent on traffic delays and other factors. NB: Laver Savers have different pick up points and timings. Please call for more information.

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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.

NOTTINGHAM

LOUGHBOROUGH

0115 9507982 T:T.01159 507 982 3/3a Mansfield Road NG1 3FB

T. 01509 236500 25 Swan Street LE11 5BL

BULWELL

BEESTON

T. 0115 9770080 Skills HQ, Belgrave Road NG6 8LY

T:T.01159 507 982 0115 9222441 104 Chilwell Road NG9 1ES

DERBY

T. 01332 384000 Eagle Centre Market, Intu Centre DE1 2AZ

Call us direct on 0845 666 55 44

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

You can also book our coach holidays at one of the following travel agents: • Co-Operative Travel, Various • Wollaton Travel, Wollaton • TanZo-Go, Mansfield • Millington Travel, Leicester

• Arriva Midlands, Leicester • Glenfield Travel, Leicester • Visit Leicester, Leicester • Claridon Travel, Keyworth

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 pickups on all 2 day tours • Inclusive insurance on all holidays (3 days or more) • New goody bags on all Club Class tours

Please see pick up page for full terms of service. Available on all tours unless specified. Available on all tours for 3 days or more unless specified. Terms and conditions apply.

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Contents

Holidays Ltd part of the Skills Group

These itineraries have been specially selected to offer you the best and widest variety of festive tours around the Great British Isles and Continental Europe. Remember that all of our tours now include Door to Door pickups which means your holiday will start, and finish on your doorstep.

do you have a question? our friendly and knowledgeable team will be happy to help.

call 08456665544*

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

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LAVER SAVERS NEW Laver Saver: London Markets: Portobello Road & Covent Garden NEW Laver Saver Llandudno Christmas Fayre & Tatton Park NEW Laver Saver Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre NEW Laver Saver: Frost Fair at Hatfield House

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Portsmouth Festival of Christmas 12 NEW Dunster by Candlelight 12 Thursford Christmas Spectacular 13 Royal Albert Hall Christmas Concert 14 Festive Break in Sidmouth 15 NEW Edinburgh Christmas Market & Enchanting Woodland Light Show 16 Wiltshire Warmer & Longleat’s Festival of Light 17 Warner’s Festive Break: Bembridge Coast Hotel 18 NEW Festive Cornwall at Rosemundy House: Falmouth, Padstow & Perrenporth 19 CHRISTMAS BREAKS NEW Christmas in North Devon: Appledore, Barnstaple & Ilfracombe NEW Christmas in Dorset: Weymouth, Bournemouth & Swanage Railway NEW Christmas in Llandudno Christmas in the Peak District NEW Christmas Exploring Durham & Beamish

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SINGLES Christmas Celebrations in Eastbourne

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TWIXMAS BREAKS NEW Twixmas in the Cotswolds

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NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS New Year in Falmouth & The Eden Project NEW New Year on the South Coast: Eastbourne, Hastings & Royal Tunbridge Wells NEW Christmas in Pitlochry: Gateway to the Highlands NEW Jersey by Air La Fête dé Noué NEW Catalonian Christmas & New Year NEW New Year in Tuscany

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Laver’s Annual Get-together in Torquay

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NEW TOURS FOR 2017 AIR, RAIL & CRUISE HOLIDAYS TRADING CHARTER TRAVEL INSURANCE BACK PAGE YEAR OVERVIEW

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NEW Laver Saver London Markets: Portobello Road & Covent Garden

NEW Laver Saver: Llandudno Christmas Fayre & Tatton Park

Find truly unique gifts, and hopefully some bargains along the way - from modern art to antiques, vintage to designer clothes - and unusual items you wouldn’t necessarily find on the high street, these well-known markets have something for everyone.

Llandudno, renowned as the ‘Queen of the North Wales Resorts’ becomes truly magical during the festive period when twinkling chalets line the streets and the sweet essence of spices fills the air.

During your stay...

During your stay...

Day 1 – We travel to London’s Portobello Road, home to one of the World’s best known street markets selling the World’s largest collection of antiques and bric-a-brac stalls. The market has over 1,000 dealers selling every kind of antique and collectible and if you like shopping without knowing exactly what you’ll find then you’ll love Portobello Road.

Day 1 – Once in Llandudno we take you to the famous Christmas Fayre, now one of the largest Christmas Markets in Wales! Here you can browse around three grand marquees and a collection of traditional wooden chalets, offering the very best local Welsh products as well as a range of hand-crafted gifts. Later, we travel to our hotel where we enjoy tea or coffee and a piece of cake on arrival.

Day 2 – After breakfast we enjoy a journey to Covent Garden, home to another one of London’s famous markets. Housed in and around the iconic Market Building and Piazzas, Covent Garden is an architectural masterpiece. Along with speciality shops, restaurants and cafés you’ll come across street performers amongst the gorgeous craft, antiques and jewellery on offer. After a couple of hours here to explore we begin our journey home.

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Door-to-Door service 1 night dinner, bed & breakfast Free time in London: Portobello Road & Covent Garden

Aubrey Park ***, Hemel Hempstead

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Day 2 – Today we have included entrance into the sophisticated mansion at Tatton Park for you to enjoy. Set amidst more than 50-acres of gardens, the elegant mansion house at Tatton Park sits in an elevated position offering a complete view of life in days gone by. Inside there is an impressive collection of paintings, Gillow’s of Lancaster furniture and one of the National Trust’s finest libraries. Once you have finished looking around perhaps enjoy a look around the Gift Shop or treat yourself to something sweet in the Gardener’s Cottage café before we begin our return journey home.

Includes

Door-to-Door service 1 night dinner, bed & breakfast Free time at Llandudno’s Christmas Fayre Entry to the mansion at Tatton Park

Winchmore Hotel **, Llandudno

A quiet woodland backdrop between Hemel Hempstead and St Albans set in 9 acres of rolling English countryside, sets the scene for our stay that’s well and truly relaxing. Hotel Facilities • Bar • Restaurant • Lift

The family-run Winchmore Hotel is located in the centre of Llandudno Bay, overlooking the headlands of the Great Orme and the Little Orme. Hotel Facilities • Bar • Restaurant • Lift

LAVER REF: LSMM

LAVER REF: LSLA

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NEW Laver Saver: Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre

NEW Laver Saver: Frost Fair at Hatfield House

You don’t have to travel far to find the perfect Christmas market – Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre offers a unique shopping experience right in the heart of the historic city. We also include a trip to Cambridge.

Join in on the Christmas festivities of the Frost Fair at the enchanting Hatfield House. Enjoy the Fine Food Fair, festive entertainment and craft workshops housed inside this stunning examples of Jacobean craftsmanship throughout the House.

During your stay...

During your stay...

Day 1 – With a comfort stop we travel to Cambridge before continuing to our hotel in Colchester. Historic Cambridge is most well-known for its prestigious and traditional University which dates back to 1209, and its tradition is reflected in this quaint English city. Away from the crowds it’s a wonderful time to see the numerous architectural and historical buildings up close, many of which date back hundreds of years. After some free time we take you to our hotel to settle in before dinner is served.

Day 1 – Following pickups we travel to St Albans for free time with one or two comfort stops along the way. The Cathedral city of St Albans is home to one of the oldest regular markets in the UK, dating back to the 9th Century and today it now hosts a popular European-style Christmas Market. The market takes place in the beautiful Vintry Garden - a walled garden adjacent to the magnificent 11th-Century Cathedral and offers local high quality produce. After free time here we take you to the hotel for dinner.

Day 2 – After breakfast we travel to Bury St Edmunds to enjoy a full day at the Christmas fayre. The Angel Hill area with its recently crowned Cathedral and medieval Abbey Gate in the centre of Bury St Edmunds is the ideal setting for a traditional Christmas fayre. Enjoy 300 colourful stalls from all over the world, selling everything from crafts to local produce, two stages of entertainment and a traditional funfair before we return home.

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Day 2 – After breakfast we take you to Hatfield House for time at leisure to enjoy all that the Frost Fair has to offer. Entertainment will be on throughout the day including choirs and dancers as well as Christmas decorating workshops and craft men and woman showing off their skills. Afterwards perhaps enjoy a relaxing tea or coffee in the Coach House Marquee or dine in the Coach House Restaurant before we return home.

Includes

Door-to-Door service 1 night dinner, bed & breakfast Free time in Cambridge Full day to Bury St Edmunds Christmas fayre

Door-to-Door service 1 night dinner, bed & breakfast Excursion to St Albans Entrance to the Frost Fair at Hatfield House

Best Western Marks Tey Hotel ****, Colchester

Novotel ***, Stevenage

Just a short drive from Colchester’s history city centre the Marks Tey Hotel offers an elegant lounge and cocktail bar which provides the perfect place to relax before dinner. Hotel Facilities • Bar • Restaurant • Lift

Hotel Facilities • Bar • Restaurant

LAVER REF: LSBS

LAVER REF: LSCF

Route: Call

Located close to the historic Knebworth House, the Novotel Stevenage offers spacious and comfortable rooms, ideal for our short stay.

Route: Call

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Sat 25 November

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Sat 18 November

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£119

£20

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Portsmouth Festival of Christmas

Get ready for Christmas and soak up the magical atmosphere at Portsmouth’s Festival of Christmas. On this break we also visit the quintessentially British cities of Winchester, Salisbury and Portsmouth.

Step back in time as the village of Dunster lights its medieval streets with just candles. This magical event, is a unique chance to enjoy the village softly illuminated whilst joining the traditional atmosphere.

During your stay...

During your stay...

Day 1 – On our way to our hotel we enjoy a leisurely stop at Winchester, perhaps visit the Cathedral Christmas market, recognised as one of the best Christmas markets in Europe. After some free time we continue to our hotel.

Day 1 – On our way to our hotel we visit the popular town of Tiverton, home to the Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life. After some free time we continue to our hotel for a two night stay.

Day 2 – After breakfast we travel to Portsmouth, here we have included entry into the Dockyard where the “Victorian Festival of Christmas” event is taking place. Visitors can explore the snow-covered Dickensian streets in the awe-inspiring setting of the historic dockyard, which is home to the new Mary Rose Museum, HMS Victory, HMS Warrior and the National Museum of the Royal Navy. The popular Christmas market showcases a range of unique stalls alongside Victorian characters and entertainment and after some free time we return to the hotel in time for dinner. Day 3 – After breakfast we arrive in Salisbury known as the ‘city in the countryside’ enjoy free time here, perhaps wander around the iconic Cathedral or soak up the festive atmosphere inside a cosy café before we continue our journey home.

Includes

Door-to-Door service 2 nights’ dinner, bed & breakfast Welcome tea/coffee on arrival Excursions to Winchester, Portsmouth & Salisbury Entry into the “Portsmouth Festival of Christmas” event

Holiday Inn Eastleigh ***, Eastleigh, Hampshire

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NEW Dunster By Candlelight

Day 2 – After a leisurely breakfast our coach will take us on a scenic drive through Exmoor National Park to Minehead for free time, the Promenade offers a variety of cafés where you can sit back and enjoy the simply stunning views across the beach and North Hill. Later this afternoon we will be picked up by a shuttle bus which will take us to the village of Dunster. Every year on the first weekend in December this remarkably preserved medieval village lights up its street with candles, the atmosphere is both traditional and exciting and the entertainment throughout the village includes carol singers, morris dancers, hand bell ringers, a large fairground organ and choirs in the Parish Church. Day 3 – Enjoying a leisurely journey home we enjoy a comfort stop in the city of Bristol, famed for its maritime history and an award-winning array of restaurants, bars and cafés.

Includes

Door-to-Door service & Club Class coach travel 2 nights’ dinner, bed & breakfast Excursions to Tiverton, Minehead, Dunster & Bristol Scenic drive through Exmoor National Park Late-Afternoon candlelight event in Dunster

Durrant House Hotel ***, Bideford

The Holiday Inn Eastleigh offers modern rooms and an onsite Spirit Health Club where guests can unwind. Hotel Facilities • Bar • Restaurant • Lift • Wellness Centre

With views over the River Torridge estuary, this hotel is just 2 miles from the Northam Burrows Country Park. Hotel Facilities • Bar • Restaurant • Lift

LAVER REF: LBPF

LAVER REF: LXDC

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3

£219

£30

Fri 01 December

3

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£15

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Thursford Christmas Spectacular

Set in the magical surroundings of mechanical organs and fairground carousels, the Thursford Christmas Spectacular is recognised as one of the country’s largest Christmas shows. A Laver customer favourite year after year, this tour promises to deliver an extravaganza of dancing, music and laughter. During your stay...

During your stay...

Day 1 – Following pickups we enjoy a leisurely stop in Kings Lynn, perhaps find a cosy spot down the river to enjoy a light lunch before we continue to our hotel in Great Yarmouth.

Day 1 – We travel to Kings Lynn, while you’re here perhaps find a quiet spot overlooking the harbour to enjoy a light lunch. On arrival at our hotel we enjoy a welcome drink.

Day 2 – After a leisurely breakfast and a little bit of free time in Great Yarmouth this afternoon we travel to Thursford, where we have included entrance into the Thursford Christmas Spectacular. With a spellbinding cast of 130 professional singers, dancers and musicians – many of whom are West End performers, this 3-hour performance delivers an extravaganza of non-stop singing, dancing, music, humour and variety.

Day 2 – We head to Cromer for a couple of hours. Afterwards we continue to Thursford where we have included entrance into the spectacular Christmas show.

Day 3 – This morning we have an hour or two at leisure in Norwich before returning home.

Day 4 – Today we include a full day excursion to Norwich where every cobbled street tells a story waiting to be discovered.

Day 3 – Enjoy a day at leisure in Great Yarmouth, once the clocks go back and the crowds leave Great Yarmouth becomes a lovely place to spend an enjoyable couple of hours.

Day 5 – We travel to Wisbech, the capital of the Fens is renowned for its elegant Georgian architecture. After some free time here we travel home to the Midlands.

Includes

Includes

Inclusive insurance & Door-to-Door service Club Class Coach travel Welcome drink Excursions to Kings Lynn & Norwich Entrance into Thursford show

Inclusive insurance, Door-to-Door & Club Class coach Welcome drink Excursions to Kings Lynn, Cromer, Norwich & Wisbech Free time in Great Yarmouth Entrance into the Thursford Christmas Spectacular show

Prom Hotel ***, Great Yarmouth

Hotel Victoria ***, Great Yarmouth

The Prom Hotel is close to the beach and offers views of the seafront and famous Golden Mile. Hotel Facilities • Bar • Restaurant

The Hotel Victoria is a family-run hotel located in a quiet area of Great Yarmouth. Hotel Facilities • Bar • Restaurant • Lift

LAVER REF: LXTS

LAVER REF: LXTS

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3

£239

£35

Mon 20 November

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£389

£40

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Royal Albert Hall Christmas Concert

The iconic Royal Albert Hall is a historical masterpiece located in an exclusive part of London and the elegant Christmas concert held here is a favourite amongst Laver customers. Best Western Moat House Hotel ****, Reading The hotel offers first class accommodation overlooking the River Loddon and the very best in comfort and service.

Hotel Facilities • Bar • Restaurant • Lounge • Lift

During your stay... Day 1 – After pickups we visit the Cathedral city of St Albans. The city’s colourful history can be seen in the Roman remains and the medieval architecture dotted around the city. After a little bit of free time we arrive at our hotel with ample time to relax and settle in to our surroundings before dinner. Day 2 – After breakfast we visit Windsor for some free time, famous for its royal history the riverside town offers a variety of cosy cafés, restaurants and shops to enjoy. This afternoon we travel to the iconic Royal Albert Hall for the splendid Christmas concert. Day 3 – We begin our journey home, enjoying a leisurely stop in Oxford.

CUSTOMER FAVOURITE Includes

Inclusive insurance Door-to-Door service Club Class coach travel 1 night dinner, bed & breakfast 1 night bed & breakfast Excursions to St Albans, Windsor & Oxford Entrance into the Royal Albert Hall Christmas concert LAVER REF: LXAH

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Tue 05 December

3

£269

£40

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Festive Break in Sidmouth

Join us on this festive break in Sidmouth, a beautiful town “caught in timeless charm”. During your stay we enjoy excursions to Exmouth, Exeter and Torquay, a Dartmouth river cruise and a festive package that includes classic carol singing after dinner, festive quizzes, afternoon tea and cake. Royal York & Faulkner Hotel ***, Sidmouth A magnificent Regency building with an unrivalled position on Sidmouth’s elegant esplanade, this is one of our passengers favourite hotels. Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant • Lounge • Lift

During your stay... Day 1 – Our coach will take us on a leisurely journey to our hotel in Sidmouth for a 4 night dinner, bed and breakfast stay. On arrival we enjoy mulled wine and mince pies with the other guests. Day 2 – This morning we spend a few hours in Exmouth, gateway to the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, before visiting Exeter. Perhaps visit the Cathedral Green, located at the heart of the city centre which is home to the seasonal Christmas market where stalls will be selling unique handmade gifts, decorations and warm food and drinks. Day 3 – Explore Sidmouth in your own time today. Head over to the Sidmouth Museum for everything from steam trains to shipwrecks, farming to factories or enjoy wandering around the quaint shops in the town centre. Tea and Christmas cake are provided at the hotel during the afternoon. Day 4 – We visit Torquay for a couple of hours at leisure, this afternoon we have arranged a Dartmouth river cruise for you. This journey is accompanied by a full, informative and fun commentary and takes in wonderful views of Bayards

Cove, Dartmouth Castle and the Greenway Estate, home of the late Dame Agatha Christie. Day 5 – After breakfast we travel home with comfort stops along the way.

DARTMOUTH RIVER CRUISE Includes

Inclusive insurance Door-to-Door service Club Class coach travel 4 nights’ dinner, bed & breakfast Mulled wine & mince pies on arrival Christmas dinner with crackers & a sherry reception Music for dancing 1 Afternoon tea & Christmas cake Carols performed after dinner 1 Festive quiz Excursions to Exmouth, Exeter & Torquay Dartmouth River Cruise LAVER REF: LXXF

Route: A1

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Wed 08 November

5

£399

£60

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NEW Edinburgh Christmas Market & Enchanting Woodland Light Show

Join us in Scotland to soak up the wonderful festive atmosphere. Staying in the picturesque village of Drymen we enjoy an allinclusive Turkey & Tinsel themed break. Plus we have included excursions to Stirling, Edinburgh Christmas market and entrance to the enchanting Woodland Light experience to leave you glowing with the joys of the season. The Winnock ***, Drymen Recently refurbished the hotel provides all the comfort of home whilst retaining all of its 18th century character. Hotel Facilities • Bar • Restaurant

During your stay... Day 1 – We travel to our hotel in Drymen, located on the east side of Loch Lomond. On arrival we enjoy a welcome drinks reception. traditional Christmas market offers a unique shopping experience with a range of crafters, Day 2 – Enjoy a day at leisure today. The artists, gift shops and lots of lovely food to pretty village of Drymen sits in the hills enjoy. After a couple of hours here we travel at the western end of the Campsie Fells; back to the hotel for dinner. overlooking the Endrick Water it hosts an Day 5 – After breakfast we enjoy our array of spectacular views. Rich in history Drymen is the perfect place to enjoy a little leisurely journey back to the East Midlands. wander perhaps visit the ruins of Buchanan Castle. Afternoon tea will be served at the hotel today.

ALL INCLUSIVE STAY

Day 3 – After a leisurely breakfast we spend some free time in Stirling. Later on this afternoon we take you to the Enchanted Woodland Forest experience, which we think is the highlight of this break. Here stroll around the woodland and be in awe of the light and sound show taking place around you, with beautiful lighting effects and dazzling projections featuring the natural landscape, light, music and water. (This is an outdoor event so please wear suitable clothing and shoes, being comfortable and warm will make the experience altogether more enjoyable.) Day 4 – Today we take you to Edinburgh’s Christmas market which is held in the picturesque setting below the Mound. The

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Inclusive insurance & Door-to-Door service Club Class coach travel 4 nights’ dinner, bed & breakfast Welcome drinks reception & 1 glass of wine at dinner 2 Packed lunches & 1 Afternoon tea Visit from Father Christmas a& gift Free bar (7:30pm – 10:30pm) Entertainment on 2 nights Farewell hot toddy Full day excursion to Edinburgh Free time at the Enchanted Woodland Forest light experience LAVER REF: LXEM

Route: C3

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Thu 16 November

5

£399

£70

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Wiltshire Warmer & Longleat’s Festival of Light

Visit quintessential English delights such as Worcester, Bath and Stratford-upon-Avon. The highlight of this break is Longleat House, an extraordinary stunning Elizabethan house surrounded by parkland, this year we return to the must-see ‘Festival of Light’ here beaming with bright and colourful Chinese lanterns – a real chance to experience something like never before. Hallmark Hotel ****, Gloucester Situated on the edge of the Cotswolds, the Hallmark Hotel offers picturesque views over Robinswood Hill. Hotel Facilities • Bar • Restaurant • Lift

During your stay... Day 1 – Enjoying an additional stop along the way, we travel to Worcester a small town with an attractive jumble of Medieval and Tudor architecture. Here enjoy a leisurely lunch break before we continue the rest of the way to our hotel. Day 2 – After a leisurely breakfast we make our way to Longleat Safari Park where we have included entrance into the house and the winter safari. Later, as dusk falls it’s the return of the unmissable Festival of Light; experience Europe’s largest display of handcrafted Chinese lanterns which transforms Longleat into a glowing wonderland spectacle. (This is an outdoor event so please wear suitable clothing and shoes, being comfortable and warm will make the experience altogether more enjoyable). Day 3 – Today we enjoy a full day in the beautiful city of Bath, the only place in the UK where you can still bathe in naturally hot spa water – although if it’s a little too cold for that the city is also renowned for its beautiful architecture, iconic sights and history. Day 4 – After a sparkling stay we return to the Midlands with a leisurely break in Stratford-upon-Avon, while you’re here perhaps enjoy a spot of lunch?

CUSTOMER FAVOURITE Includes

Inclusive insurance Door-to-Door service 3 nights’ dinner, bed & breakfast Excursions to Worcester, Bath and Stratford-upon-Avon Entrance into Longleat Safari Park, house & the Festival of Light LAVER REF: LBWT

Route: B2

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Thu 30 November

4

£329

£50

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Warner’s Festive Break: Bembridge Coast Hotel – Isle of Wight

Enjoy a festive getaway on this Turkey & Tinsel break at Warner’s Bembridge Coast Hotel on the Isle of Wight. We have taken care of your pre-Christmas and New Year celebrations with excursions to Ryde, Sandown and Shanklin, and the most wonderful thing is, you’ve still got Christmas to look forward to. Warner’s Bembridge Coast Hotel ****, Isle of Wight The long-established Bembridge Coast Hotel sits quietly on the shores of the Isle of Wight overlooking the Solent. The late Queen Mother reportedly visited to watch the yachts racing during Cowes week. Hotel Facilities • Bar • Restaurant • Lounge • Entertainment • Archery • French boules • Indoor bowls • Rifle shooting

During your stay... Day 1 – Travelling by ferry we make our way to our hotel on the Isle of Wight, for a 4 night break where Christmas and New Year are rolled into one. Day 2 – Half day excursion to Ryde, the largest town on the Isle of Wight and home to some of the best shops on the island. Union Street is lined with boutique shops, perfect for gifts and mementos of the island. Day 3 – Enjoy today at leisure in your Warner resort. With an abundance of activities from archery to indoor bowls and free use of the steam room and sauna all included in your stay, you can do as much or as little as you like. Day 4 – This morning we visit Sandown on the southern coast of the island, famed for its traditional British seafront and pier. The main beaches are lined with beach cafés, so you can enjoy the views whatever the weather. After some free time we travel to Shanklin, the Old Village is home to Vernon Cottage Tearooms and gift shops. Day 5 – After breakfast we make our way home with comfort breaks along the way.

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TURKEY & TINSEL BREAK Includes

Inclusive insurance Door-to-Door service Return ferry sailing 4 nights’ dinner, bed & breakfast Excursions to Ryde, Sandown & Shanklin

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Route: A1

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Mon 04 December

5

£389

£40

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NEW Festive Cornwall at Rosemundy House: Falmouth, Padstow & Perrenporth

Relax on this break to Cornwall with visits to the pretty Cornish seaside resorts of Falmouth, Perrenporth and Padstow. We also include entry into the National Maritime Museum, a lunch, tour and tasting at St. Austell Brewery and have an unbeatable festive package arranged with the hotel to make this a ‘Very Merry Christmas’ escape. Rosemundy House Hotel, St Agnes Set on 4-acres of gardens and woodland, this hotel is an 18th Century Georgian house offers garden views, cosy lounges and a bar and restaurant. Hotel Facilities • Bar • Restaurant

During your stay... Day 1 – We travel to our hotel which is located in the peaceful Cornish coastal village of St Agnes. On arrival we enjoy a sherry reception. Day 2 – This morning we visit Falmouth, here we have included entry into the National Maritime Museum. Cornwall’s National Maritime Museum has 15 galleries and over 5 floors that beautifully display Britain’s maritime heritage and heros. This afternoon there will be a cream tea served at the hotel. Day 3 – With time to relax after breakfast later today we visit Perrenporth, set amongst rolling hills and areas of outstanding natural beauty Perrenporth is a great spot to enjoy a relaxing sea walk. Day 4 – After breakfast we travel to Padstow for a little bit of free time. This charming fishing port is surrounded by peaceful beaches and popular eateries selling delicious, fresh seafood. This afternoon we visit St. Austell Brewery where we have arranged a tour and tasting followed by a light lunch. Tonight mince pies will be served in the bar at our hotel.

Day 5 – Full of festive cheer (and breakfast) we begin our journey home, enjoying comfort stops along the way.

NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT Includes

Inclusive insurance Door-to-Door service Club Class coach travel 4 nights’ dinner, bed & breakfast Sherry reception Cream tea Visit & a gift from Santa Mince pies in the bar on 1 night Excursions to Falmouth, Perrenporth & Padstow Entry into the National Maritime Museum Lunch, tour & tasting at St. Austell Brewery LAVER REF: CXRH

Route: A1

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Mon 11 December

5

£379

NIL

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NEW Christmas in North Devon: Appledore, Barnstaple & Ilfracombe

We guarantee a warm welcome and a peaceful atmosphere in north Devon, miles away from the festive rush. This festive break is just the tonic to enjoy a wonderful Christmas, with everything taken care of with excursions to Ilfracome, Barnstaple and Appledore. Durrant House Hotel *** Bideford, Devon The Durrant House Hotel is located on the outskirts of the historic port of Bideford and offers views over the Torridge estuary. Hotel Facilities • Bar • Restaurant • Lift • Wellness Centre

During your stay... Day 1 – Following your door-to-door pickups we begin our journey to Bideford in Devon for a 4 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast stay with a Christmas package and entertainment included. Day 2 – This morning we visit Ilfracombe, a seaside resort on the North Devon coast with a small harbour surrounded by cliffs for a little free time. This afternoon we return to our hotel for lunch and afternoon games. This evening’s dinner is followed by entertainment. Day 3 – Enjoy Christmas day in the warmth and comfort of our hotel. Our Christmas package today includes; a traditional Christmas lunch, a screening of the Queen’s speech, tea and cake followed by a gala buffet dinner and entertainment. Day 4 – Today we visit Barnstaple, one of the oldest borough’s in the United Kingdom and Appledore, home to the North Devon Maritime Museum. After some free time we return to the hotel for an afternoon quiz, bingo and mince pies. Dinner is followed by entertainment this evening. Day 5 – After breakfast we travel home with comfort stops along the way.

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CLUB CLASS COACH TRAVEL Includes Inclusive insurance Door-to-Door service Club Class coach travel 4 nights’ dinner, bed & breakfast Christmas package in the hotel Entertainment Excursions to Ilfracombe, Barnstaple & Appledore

LAVER REF: LXXD

Route: A1

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Sat 23 December

5

£569

£85

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NEW Christmas in Dorset: Weymouth, Bournemouth & Swanage Railway

We hope to transport you back to a period when Christmas was a joyous time of innocent merrymaking, similar to that described by Thomas Hardy and William Barnes; the counties most famous wordsmiths. Our itinerary includes excursions to Bournemouth, Weymouth, West Bay and a picture perfect journey on the steamhauled Swanage Railway. George Albert Hotel *** Wardon Hill, Evershot The George Albert Hotel is a family owned hotel located in the rolling Dorset Countryside. Hotel Facilities • Bar • Restaurant • Lift

During your stay... Day 1 – After pickups enjoy a leisurely stop in Banbury, one of the best-known towns in England. A welcome drink and mince pies will be served on our arrival at the hotel later this afternoon. Day 2 – After breakfast we visit Bournemouth, where there are festive themed trails and Bournemouth’s Grade II listed Victoria Gardens glowing with fairy lights to enjoy. Later this afternoon we have arranged a memorable journey through the beautiful Purbeck countryside on the award-winning Swanage Railway. Day 3 – Celebrate Christmas Day in the comfort of the hotel. Throughout the day we will enjoy Christmas Day lunch and a light buffet dinner followed by an evening of live music and entertainment. Day 4 – This morning we enjoy a trip to West Bay, a pretty harbour settlement on the English Channel. Afterwards we take you on a scenic drive along the Jurassic Coast until we reach Weymouth, where wyou can enjoy a couple of hours at leisure. Day 5 – We travel back to the Midlands with a couple of stops en-route.

SWANAGE RAILWAY Includes

Inclusive insurance Door-to-Door service 4 nights’ dinner, bed & breakfast Welcome drink & mince pies Entertainment Excursions to Banbury, Bournemouth, West Bay & Weymouth Scenic drive along the Jurassic Coast Journey on the Swanage Railway

LAVER REF: LBXC

Route: B2

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Sat 23 December

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£569

£80

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NEW Christmas in Llandudno

Steam and scenery are on the agenda this Christmas in Llandudno. Make this Christmas extra special and let us take out the hard work of Christmas, leaving you to relax and enjoy yourself with a journey on the Ffestiniong Railway, a local pantomime show and lunch at Amerton Farm and Craft Centre. Kinmel Hotel *** Llandudno This family-run hotel has a prime position in Llandudno overlooking the sea, with views of Snowdonia. Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant • Lift

During your stay... Day 1 – After pickups we visit Amerton Farm and Craft Centre where we have included a light lunch before travelling the rest of the way to our hotel in Llandudno. Enjoy a welcome drink and mince pies on Day 5 – After breakfast we enjoy a arrival; our stay also includes 3 nights of leisurely stop in Chester before returning entertainment. home. Day 2 – This morning we visit Caernarfon, home to Wales’ most famous castle and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but the town’s narrow streets and stylishly redeveloped waterfront also merit a visit. This afternoon we take you to the local pantomime.

JOURNEY ON FFESTINIOG RAILWAY

Day 3 – Spend Christmas Day in the comfort of our hotel, breakfast will be followed by the Queen’s Speech playing on the television. Today we also enjoy a traditional Christmas lunch and a buffet dinner. Day 4 – Today we have arranged a journey on one of the world’s greatest railway journeys: the Ffestiniog Railway, from Blaneau to Porthmadog. This stretch of railway winds through the glorious Snowdonia National Park, allowing you to experience the magnificent scenery in the comfort of a gleaming steam carriage.

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Inclusive insurance Door-to-Door service 4 nights’ dinner bed & breakfast Welcome drink & mince pies 3 nights’ Entertainment Lunch at Amerton Farm & Craft Centre Ticket to local pantomime Journey on the Ffestiniog Railway Excursions to Caernarfon & Chester LAVER REF: LBXX

Route: B2

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Sat 23 December

5

£559

£80

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Christmas in the Peak District

Escape the busy Christmas period with us on a retreat to the Peak District. Relax on this festive getaway knowing that everything is taken care of, with a full Christmas package provided at our hotel and included visits to Cromford Mill, Matlock, Castleton, Ashbourne and a scenic drive through the Peak District National Park. Palace Hotel ****, Buxton This grand Victorian hotel is situated in the centre of Buxton and offers comfortable rooms, an indoor swimming pool and beauty salon. Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant • Lift

During your stay... Day 1 – On the way to our hotel we visit Cromford Mill, the home of Sir Richard Arkwright’s first mill complex. Today the site hosts a variety of visitor attractions, exhibitions, shops and cafés. On arrival at our hotel we enjoy a welcome drink and mince pies. Day 2 – Your morning excursion will take you through the Peak District National Park to the Ladybower and Derwent Reservoirs. During the Second World War, Derwent Reservoir was used by pilots of the 617 Squadron, commonly known as the ‘Dam Busters’. This afternoon we take you to the local pantomime at Buxton Opera House before returning to the hotel. Day 3 – Enjoy Christmas Day in the comfort of our hotel. Today our Christmas package will include a traditional Christmas lunch with all the trimmings, Christmas cake followed by tea and coffee. Our evening meal will be followed by entertainment. Day 4 – We visit Matlock, one of the Peak District’s most popular tourist attractions. Later we travel to neighbouring Bakewell, set on the banks of the River Wye this beautiful market

town is in the heart of the Peak District and no visit would be complete without a taste of their famous Bakewell pudding. We travel back to our hotel via Castleton; this outstandingly pretty village is famous for its Christmas light displays and decorations during the festive season. Day 5 – After breakfast we begin our leisurely journey home, calling at the market town of Ashbourne along the way.

NEW ITINERARY FOR 2017 Includes

Inclusive insurance Door-to-Door service 4 nights’ dinner, bed & breakfast Welcome drink & mince pies Entertainment Excursions to Cromford Mill, Matlock, Bakewell, Castleton & Ashbourne Scenic drive through the Peak District Ticket to the local pantomime LAVER REF: LBXJ

Route: D4

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Sat 23 Dec

5

£559

£40

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NEW Christmas Exploring Durham and Beamish

Step into Christmas past on this break as we explore Durham and the Beamish Museum. With doorto-door pickups, a traditional Christmas package at our hotel, starting with a welcome drink and mince pies and trips to Harrogate and York you really can “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”. The Blackwell Grange Hotel ***, Darlington This historic 17th century mansion is set in 15 acres of woodland inbetween the North Yorkshire Moors and the historic city of Durham. Hotel Facilities • Bar • Restaurant • Lift • Leisure Club

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During your stay... Day 1 – Enjoy a leisurely stop in Harrogate, one of England’s most elegant destinations. On arrival at the hotel we enjoy a welcome drink and a mince pie.

quality of this quintessential old English university city crowned with the dramatic Durham Cathedral. Later we retire back to our hotel where we enjoy a Boxing Day lunch followed by a leisurely afternoon

Day 2 – Today we include entry into Beamish, a living, working museum. Step into Christmas past as we rediscover Day 5 – After a merry stay we travel back the familiar sights, sounds and tastes of home enjoying a leisurely break in York traditional festivities in the 1820’s, 1900’s first. and 1940’s. Stroll around the beautifully decorated homes before visiting ‘Beamish Bazaar’, where you can find some gorgeous gifts and local festive food before we Includes return back to our hotel. This evening we Inclusive insurance enjoy a complimentary mulled wine. Door-to-Door service 4 nights’ dinner, bed & breakfast Day 3 – Celebrate Christmas day in the Welcome drink & mince pies comfort of our hotel. After breakfast 1 mulled wine on Christmas Eve Father Christmas himself will be visiting Entertainment and a traditional Christmas lunch is served 1 Christmas Day lunch with a glass of with a glass of wine. Enjoy a wonderful wine selection of games and entertainment 1 lunch on Boxing Day throughout the day including ‘guess the Visit from Father Christmas weight of the cake’. And this evening Excursions to Harrogate, York we enjoy a buffet followed by more & Durham entertainment. Entrance into the Beamish Museum Day 4 – After breakfast we take you into LAVER REF: LBXP Route: C3 Durham for free time. Bill Bryson once Departure Date Days Price S/Supp called it ‘a perfect little city’ and whilst we’re here you can explore the timeless Sat 23 Dec 5 £559 £70

IN-HOUSE ENTERTAINMENT

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Singles - Christmas Celebrations in Eastbourne

Make this Christmas extra special and treat yourself to a Christmas getaway in Eastbourne. You can be assured that everything is taken care of this festive season with included visits to Eastbourne’s local pantomime show, Hastings, Lewes and Brighton. So all you have to do is sit back and relax in the company of like-minded travellers. The Strand Hotel ***, Eastbourne Located on Eastbourne’s seafront, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of the Military Museum and Eastbourne Pier. Hotel Facilities • Bar/Restaurant • Lift

During your stay... Day 1 – With comfort stops along the way we arrive at our hotel in Eastbourne to a welcome tea/coffee and a delicious mince pie. After dinner enjoy some inhouse entertainment. Day 2 – This morning we take a scenic drive to Hastings, known as “1066 country” - the town is home to the remains of England’s first castle built by William of Normandy. After some free time we travel back to Eastbourne where we have included tickets to the local pantomime at Devonshire Theatre. This evening enjoy even more entertainment provided by the hotel. Day 3 – Christmas day starts with a mimosa and breakfast at our hotel, after some free time to relax amongst friends or perhaps enjoy a stroll along the seafront a traditional Christmas lunch will be served with a visit from Father Christmas. This afternoon the Queen’s speech will be played on TV and in the evening there will be a light supper followed by some live entertainment to enjoy. Day 4 – After breakfast we enjoy a leisurely break in Lewes, this market town is dominated by the remains of a

Norman Castle which was the home of Anne of Cleves. This afternoon we visit Brighton, home of the famous pebble beach and Brighton Pier. Day 5 – After breakfast we begin our journey back to the Midlands.

NEW ITINERARY FOR 2017 Includes

Inclusive insurance Door-to-Door service 4 night’s dinner, bed & breakfast Welcome tea/coffee & mince pie Entertainment Visit from Father Christmas Christmas lunch Visit to the pantomime in Eastbourne Scenic drive to Hastings Excursions to Lewes & Brighton LAVER REF: LBXE

Route: A1

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Sat 23 December

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£569

NIL

*Sea view rooms available at an additional supplement - Please call for details.

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NEW Twixmas in the Cotswolds

After the festivities are over, now is the chance to recharge and enjoy some time away on our Twixmas in the Cotswolds break. Enjoy the delightful English cities of Cheltenham and Gloucester and take some time to reflect in the heart of England with visits to Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow-onthe-Wold and Moreton-in-Marsh. Fownes Hotel ***, Worcester Formerly a Victorian glove factory the Fownes Hotel is situated by Birmingham Canal and offers comfortable en-suite rooms just a short walk away from Worcester city centre. Hotel Facilities • Bar • Restaurant • Lift

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During your stay... Day 1 – Following our pickups we begin our leisurely journey via Warwick to Worcester. Day 2 – This morning we visit Cheltenham for free time. Designed in the 18th and 19th century as a pleasure health resort for wealthy visitors, the legacy today leaves an exceptional range of quality restaurants and entertainment in an elegant town, where many of the regency, architecture and heritage features can still be seen today. Later today we also travel to Gloucester, an important English city, boasting over 2,000 years of history. Film fans can explore Gloucester Cathedral where episodes of BBC’s Sherlock and Wolf Hall have been filmed. Day 3 – Today we enjoy free time in the ‘typically English’ Cotswolds villages of Bourton on the Water, Stow on the Wold and Moreton in Marsh. The Cotswolds once described as a place where time stood still for more than 300 years are famous for their areas of water meadows, beech woods, ancient limestone villages and historic market towns.

Day 4 – After breakfast we have a little bit of free time in Worcester, one of England’s loveliest Cathedral cities, before our journey home.

TWIXMAS PACKAGE Includes

Inclusive insurance Door-to-Door service 3 nights’ dinner, bed & breakfast In-house entertainment Excursions to Warwick, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Bourton-on-the-Water Stow-on-the-Wold & Moreton-on Marsh Free time in Worcester LAVER REF: LBXQ

Route: B2

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Wed 27 December

4

£269

£30

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New Year in Falmouth & the Eden Project

Escape this New Year and join us in Falmouth, with excursions to the popular Eden Project, Gloucester, St. Ives and St. Austell and a wonderful New Year’s Eve package at our hotel, this promises to be a break to remember.

Best Western Penmere Manor Hotel ***, Falmouth The Penmere Manor Hotel is a Georgian home tastefully converted into a stylish hotel offering comfortable rooms and an awardwinning restaurant. Hotel Facilities • Bar & Restaurant

During your stay... Day 1 – Travelling south we enjoy a leisurely break in Gloucester; the Cathedral city of the Cotswolds. Boasting world-renowned produce including the Double and Single Gloucester Cheeses, this city is a great spot to find some lunch. After a little free time we continue to our hotel in Falmouth and our dinner this evening is followed by live entertainment. Day 2 – After breakfast we visit nearby St. Austell one of Cornwall’s biggest towns, enjoy a couple of hours here to explore the old market town before we make our way to the world-famous Eden Project. Dubbed the Eighth Wonder of the World, the Eden Project is a dramatic global garden housed in tropical biomes. Experience the sights, smells and scale of the rainforests in the Rainforest Biome – the world’s largest greenhouse – discover the Mediterranean Biome filled with orange and lemon trees, olive groves and gnarled vines. Later we return to our hotel with enough time to relax before this evening’s merriments, enjoy a champagne and canapé reception followed by New Year’s Eve fine dining and classic entertainment all in the comfort of our hotel.

Day 3 – This afternoon we enjoy a leisurely drive to St Ives, one of Cornwall’s most famous destinations here you can enjoy a warm drink whilst overlooking the harbour or visit one of the numerous galleries and exhibitions. Dinner this evening is followed by in-house entertainment. Day 4 – After breakfast we retrace our footsteps home, and into the New Year.

SELL OUT TOUR IN 2016 Includes

Door-to-Door service Club Class coach travel 3 nights’ dinner, bed & breakfast Entertainment New Year’s Eve package Excursions to Gloucester, St. Austell, Eden Project & St Ives LAVER REF: LXXW

Route: A1

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Price

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Sat 30 December

4

£399

£40

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NEW New Year on the South Coast: Eastbourne, Hastings & Royal Tunbridge Wells

Relax this New Year and join us on the South Coast. We’ve got everything taken care of with door-to-door pickups, included excursions to Eastbourne, Hastings and Royal Tunbridge Wells and in-house entertainment at our hotel.

During your stay... Day 1 – With comfort stops along the way we arrive at our hotel with time to relax and settle in before dinner.

Best Western Royal Victoria Hotel ***, Hastings

Day 2 – Today we visit Eastbourne for a couple of hours at leisure, the pedestrianised high street centre is home to independent boutiques, cafés, restaurants and two shopping centres for you to enjoy.

Originally built in 1821, the Best Western Royal Victoria Hotel has seen many guests walk through its doors, including the Queen. Today the grand hotel offers traditional hospitality and features a fine marble staircase, a piano bar and a sea terrace restaurant. Hotel Facilities • Bar • Restaurant • Lift

Day 3 – This morning we enjoy free time in Hastings, known as ‘1066 country.’ The town is home to the remains of England’s first ever castle and lots of passages and narrow streets leading into the Old Town High Street. This afternoon we travel to Royal Tunbridge Wells, this charming historic town is a great place to spend a bit of free time. Day 4 – After breakfast we begin our journey back to the Midlands taking home fond memories and new friends.

IN-HOUSE ENTERTAINMENT Includes

Inclusive insurance Door-to-Door service 3 night’s dinner, bed & breakfast Welcome drink 1 night live entertainment 1 night in-house entertainment Excursions to Eastbourne, Hastings & Royal Tunbridge Wells LAVER REF: LBXS

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Route: B2

Departure Date

Days

Price

S/Supp

Sat 30 December

4

£369

£80

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Laver’s Annual Get Together

Join Laver staff and friends on one of our signature celebration breaks in Torquay. This short break is intended to bring old and new friends together in a comfortable setting. For 2018 we have included entertainment at the hotel and a tailored itinerary with excursions to Babbacombe Model Village and the National Marine Aquarium.

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 • Bar • Restaurant • Lounge • Spa pool

During your stay... Day 1 – We travel to the historic city of Gloucester - paved with cobbled streets, grand architecture and cosy cafés we feel this is the perfect place to enjoy a leisurely break. On arrival at the hotel there will be a sherry reception before dinner. Day 2 – This morning we have included entry into the world-famous Babbacombe Model Village & Gardens. Feel on top of the world as you wander around thousands of miniature buildings, people and vehicles along with animated scenes and touches of English humour; capture the essence of England’s past, present and future. After some free time we continue to Exeter, this city on the River Exe still has a rich history and its own currency – the Exeter pound. Day 3 – Enjoy some free time at the seaside as we visit Paignton. Later today we travel to Plymouth where we have included admission into the National Marine Aquarium, the UK’s largest Aquarium. Afterwards enjoy time at leisure in Plymouth, a great opportunity to enjoy some freshly caught seafood!

Day 4 – After breakfast we wave goodbye to our hosts in Torquay and begin our journey home with a couple of comfort stops along the way.

CUSTOMER FAVOURITE Includes

Inclusive insurance Door-to-Door service 3 nights’ dinner, bed & breakfast Sherry reception at hotel Gala dinner Entertainment package Excursions to Gloucester, Exeter, Paignton & Plymouth Visits to the Babbacombe Model Village & National Marine Aquarium LAVER REF: LBAG

Route: A1

Departure Date

Days

Price

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Thu 25 January

5

£269

NIL

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NEW Christmas in Pitlochry: Gateway to the Highlands

Join us on a stunning Christmas break in the heart of Pitlochry, as we enjoy this Christmas amongst some of Scotland’s most beautiful destinations including Blair Atholl, The Pass of Killiecrankie, Loch Tummel and the famous Queen’s View. With an unbeatable Christmas package, a festive cream tea, entertainment and excursions to Dundee and Grenta Green. Fishers Hotel ***, Pitlochry Beautifully located in the Victorian town of Pitlochry in the Perthshire Highlands, this elegant hotel has a traditional bar and spacious bedrooms. Hotel Facilities • Bar • Restaurant • Lift

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During your stay... Day 1 – We travel to our hotel in the pretty town of Pitlochry. On our arrival we enjoy tea, coffee and a festive cream tea. Day 5 – After breakfast we visit Gretna Day 2 – After breakfast we visit the city of Green’s famous Blacksmith Shop. Dundee, mixing a fascinating history with Established since 1754 the Blacksmith Shop is one of Scotland’s earliest arts and culture in abundance attractions, now a thriving visitor centre it Day 3 – Celebrate Christmas Day hosts great places to eat. After some free surrounded by the stunning scenery of time here we return home. Highland Perthshire in our traditional hotel. After breakfast enjoy the wonderful festivities of the day, feast on a traditional Christmas Day lunch and afterwards enjoy an evening of entertainment in the Includes comfort of our hotel. Inclusive insurance Door-to-Door service Day 4 – We enjoy a scenic drive through 4 nights’ dinner, bed & breakfast picturesque villages, sparkling rivers and Arrival tea & coffee stunning highlight scenery. Today we will Festive cream tea see Blair Atholl, a charming village home Live entertainment to the impressive Blair Castle and The Pass Visit from Father Christmas of Killiecrankie, a magnificent wooded Christmas lunch gorge.We end our scenic drive with a visit Excursions to Dundee & Gretna to the celebrated vista of the Queens Green Blacksmith Shop Scenic drive through Blair Atholl, View, which overlooks Loch Tummel and Killiecrankie, Loch Tummel & the is said to have been named after Queen Queen’s View. Victoria following her visit to the area in 1866. SKILLS REF: SBXX Route: Call

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Departure Date

Days

From

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Sat 23 December

5

£469

£70

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NEW Jersey Christmas Market by Air: “La Fête dé Noué

“La Fête dé Noué” or ‘Christmas Festival’ brings Christmas to Jersey with spectacular events, magical parades and markets brimming with festive treats and special gifts. On this winter break, we have included a guided tour of the island and given you plenty of opportunities to enjoy an indulgent escape where nothing is too far away from your hotel room. Mayfair Hotel ***, St Helier, Jersey

The Mayfair hotel offers spacious rooms and is just a short walk from St Helier’s centre. Hotel Facilities • Bar • Restaurant • Lift • Games room

During your stay... Day 1 – Our coach will take you to Birmingham Airport for your flight over to Jersey. On arrival at Jersey you will be greeted by an island representative and taken to your hotel – the Mayfair Hotel for a 4 night dinner, bed and breakfast stay. Day 2 - 4 – During your time on the island we have arranged a fully guided island tour – via coach! With an “elf“ of knowledge, bags of humour and local secrets to be told these island tours are a great way to discover the whole island. Jersey’s size makes it easy to explore and in winter you can experience awe-inspiring monumental tides and rugged winter beaches all to yourself. Don’t miss Jersey’s Christmas themed markets located all around St Helier, finding each one is easy if you simply follow the delicious smells of mulled cider, hot chocolate and chestnuts floating around in the air. Day 5 – After your relaxing retreat you will be collected from your hotel and taken back to the airport for your return journey home.

FULL DAY ISLAND TOUR Includes

Return coach travel Return flights from Birmingham airport Meet & greet in Jersey Return transfers 4 nights’ dinner, bed & breakfast Full day island tour Free time to explore St Helier and the Christmas Markets SKILLS REF: SBJA

Route: Call

Departure Date

Days

From

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Thu 07 December

5

£539

£60

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

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NEW Catalonian Christmas & New Year

Leave behind the cold this festive season on Spain’s beautiful Costa Brava, enjoy Christmas and New Year with all the trimmings in the popular Hotel Volga. Complete with a fantastic Christmas and New Year package and excursions to Barcelona, Tossa de Mar, Lloret de Mar and Girona this break will leave you ready for whatever 2018 has to offer. Hotel Volga **** Calella, Located in the heart of Calella, the 4 star Hotel Volga is close to the beach and just a few minutes walk from the local amenities. Hotel Facilities • Bar • Restaurant • Lift

During your stay... Day 1 – Travelling south we head to our overnight hotel. Day 2 – We continue our journey towards Spain arriving at our resort in Calella. Day 3 to 11 – Our 10 night stay features a Christmas and New Year package which includes drink offers at the bar from 2pm6pm and excursions to some of Spain’s most beautiful destinations including Barcelona, Lloret de Mar, Tossa De Mar and Girona. Barcelona – Located perfectly between the sea and the mountains, Barcelona has a reputation of being the most avant-grande city in Spain. Lloret de Mar – This town in the southern part of the Costa Brava is best known for its five stunning Mediterranean beaches. The main beach features a delightful promenade with scenic views. Tossa De Mar – An ancient fisherman’s village with an important historical background that has become a well-known tourist destination. Girona – Bursting with graceful architecture, Roman ruins and museums, its historic Jewish quarter boasts cobbled streets and antique shops with many restaurants, bars and shops to enjoy.

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Montserrat (€20 bookable with the driver) – Montserrat is a spectacularly beautiful Benedictine monk mountain retreat that offers simply breath-taking mountain views. Day 12 – We retrace our steps to our overnight hotel. Day 13 – After an early breakfast we return home.

DAILY DRINK OFFERS Includes

Door-to-Door service 2 nights’ bed & breakfast en-route 10 nights’ dinner, bed & breakfast in resort Entertainment at the hotel Brunch everyday (8am-2pm) 2 gala dinners on Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve with champagne 2 special lunches on Christmas Day & New Year’s Day with wine Excursions to Barcelona, Lloret de Mar, Tossa De Mar & Girona Optional excursions to Montserrat SKILLS REF: SCXZ

Route: Call

Departure Date

Days

From

S/Supp

Fri 22 December

13

£829

£280

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NEW New Year in Tuscany

Enjoy a fantastic New Year in the pretty Tuscan town of Montecatini. Surrounded by picturesque scenery and immersed in Italian culture and delicious cuisine our New Year package includes a New Year’s Eve gala dinner, entertainment and excursions to Florence, Pisa and Lucca. Hotel Biondi **** Montecatini Terme, Italy Located in the thermal town of Montecatini this hotel offers classicstyle rooms, an indoor pool and a Tuscan restaurant. Hotel Facilities • Bar • Restaurant • Lift

During your stay... Day 1 – Following an early departure we travel to our overnight hotel.

Day 6 – Full day excursion to Florence, wander some of the oldest streets in the Day 2 – We continue to our resort in city to discover Florence’s museums, palaces Montecatini. On arrival we have a welcome and churches home to some of the greatest drink accompanied by local delicacies. artistic treasures in the world. Day 3 – This morning we take you to Pisa, home to the most iconic building in Italy – Day 7 – Leaving only fond memories behind, the Leaning Tower, located in the Piazza dei we travel to our overnight hotel. Miracoli (the Square of Miracles). Whilst Day 8 – After an early start we retrace our here you can also visit the Pisa Cathedral. steps back across the Channel and return Later we visit Lucca, the birthplace of home. Puccini, and the only town in Italy entirely surrounded by walls.

STAY IN A 4* HOTEL

Day 4 – Enjoy a day at leisure in Montecatini Terme, the largest spa-town in Italy. This peaceful town reminiscent of bygone days has thermal establishments, high-quality shops and restaurants. Later we are treated to a 6-course New Year’s Eve gala dinner served with excellent local wines and champagne. Our evening will continue with live music, dancing and entertainment at our hotel. Day 5 – After a late breakfast enjoy another day at leisure to relax and unwind in our resort. Or perhaps visit the free New Year’s Day concert held at Terme Tettuccino.

Includes Door-to-Door service 2 nights’ bed & breakfast en-route 5 nights’ dinner, bed & breakfast in resort Welcome drink Entertainment New Year’s Eve 6-course gala dinner Excursions to Pisa, Lucca & Florence

SKILLS REF: SCXT Departure Date

Route: Call Days

Thu 28 December 8

From

S/Supp

£659

£130

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NEW Tours added in 2017 Here at the Skills Group our planners strive to keep up to date with the latest attractions and exhibitions happening throughout the UK. Our planners continue to work hard everyday to plan new, exciting tours and look into ways in which we can continue to improve our tours. That means that we continue to arrange new tours even after the release of our brochure. Over the next two pages we have shared new additions to our 2017 programme throughout our Skills Holidays brands, which we think you will love.

SCOTLAND IN MINIATURE includes:

Door-to-Door Service 4 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast Afternoon Tea

5 days from £419

Free time in Largs & Irvine Lochs cruise Isle of Arran return ferries Admission to Brodick Castle

Mon 15th May

ILFRACOMBE, LYNTON & EXMOOR includes:

Door-to-Door Service + Club Class 6 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast Tea/Coffee on arrival at hotel Evening entertainment

7 days from £519

Cream Tea & light lunch Free time in Woolacombe, Ilfracombe, Barnstaple, Dunster & Lynton Admission to Chambercombe Manor & Castle Hill Gardens Steam train journey on West Somerset Railway

Sun 04th June

CHARMING LANCASHIRE & FOREST OF BOWLAND includes:

Door-to-Door Service 4 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast Welcome tea/coffee Visit to Trentham Village

5 days from £379

Admission to Leighton Hall Free time in Morecambe, East Pimbo & Clitheroe Lunch at Oswaldtwistle Mills Canal cruise

Sun 18th June

ST IVES & CORNISH HIGHLIGHTS includes:

Door-to-Door Service Club Class coach travel 4 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast

5 days from £459

Free time in St. Ives, Falmouth & Padstow Admission to Pencarrow House & Gardens

Mon 10th July

NORFOLK COAST & COUNTRY includes:

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 Journey on the Bure Valley Railway Visit to Wroxham Barns

5 days from £379

Tue 01st August

SHROPSHIRE & SHREWSBURY FLOWER SHOW includes:

Door-to-Door Service 4 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast Free time in Worcester, Kidderminster & Ludlow

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Admission to Shrewsbury Flower Show & Stokesay Castle Journey on the Severn Valley Railway

Thu 10th August

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NEW Jersey By Ferry

Join us on this Island getaway to Jersey. Shaped by the sea Jersey is an island of rediscovery that is small in size but big on personality. Where country lanes open to cliff top views and the sea is never more than ten minutes away. On this break we enjoy a full day tour of this astonishing island and excursions to Samares Manor and St Brelades Bay. Merton Hotel ***, St Saviour, Jersey The Merton Hotel is a short walk from the beach and just a 10 minute walk from St Helier making it the ideal hotel for our stay. Hotel Facilities • Bar • Restaurant • Lift • Entertainment

During your stay... Day 1 – Travel south to Bournemouth and our overnight hotel. Day 2 – We drive the short distance to Poole to catch our morning ferry. On arrival at the port your resort coach company will transfer you to your hotel. Day 3 – Today your transfer will collect you from the hotel and take you to the beautiful Samares Manor. Enjoy its famous herb garden as is a must for all gardening enthusiasts. In the afternoon travel to St. Brelade’s Bay, one of Jersey’s most beautiful beaches and visit the St. Brelade’s Bay Hotel for a scrumptious afternoon tea.

have a walk into St Helier, the capital is only a 15 minute walk away. In the afternoon we take you to La Mare Vineyards. Day 6 – After breakfast your transfer will take you back to the port for the midafternoon ferry back to Poole. From here we drive north, home to the Midlands.

CUSTOMER FAVOURITE Includes

Day 4 – After breakfast your transfer will Inclusive insurance collect you from the hotel and take you Door-to-Door service on a familiarisation tour of the island 1 night bed & breakfast en-route which takes up most of the day. Learn 5 nights dinner, bed & breakfast in about your home for the next few days resort as the bus takes you on a journey to see Return transfers to Jersey Jersey’s treasures. Your knowledgeable Full day island tour driver will tell you facts and stories from Excursions to Samares Manor, the jewel of the Channel Islands to give St Brelades Bay and La Mare Vineyard you an understanding of the island and 1 afternoon tea opportunities to see and take pictures of the phenomenal scenery. SKILLS REF: LBJF Route: Call Day 5 – After breakfast, enjoy free time in the town of St. Saviour or perhaps

Departure Date

Days

From

S/Supp

Sun 08 Oct

6

£599

£125

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WORLDWIDE BREAKS BY AIR, RAIL & CRUISE At Laver Holidays we provide more than just coach holidays - we can act as an agent for all trusted and well-respected international tour operators which means wherever you may want to travel, we can find a holiday right for you. The tours contained in this brochure are just a sample of what we can offer so if you can’t see anything you’re looking for, get in touch with a member of our team or pop into one of our shops and request our New 2017 Air, Rail & Cruise Brochure

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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/ 49 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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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.

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.

[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

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

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].

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.

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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 Hospital benefit 7 Personal property Delayed baggage Personal money 8 Loss of passport 9 Personal liability 10 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. 3. 4. 5.

YOU ARE NOT AWARE OF ANY REASON WHY THE TRIP COULD BE CANCELLED OR CUT SHORT. YOU ARE NOT TRAVELLING: A) AGAINST THE ADVISE OF A MEDICAL PRACTITIONER B) FOR THE PURPOSE OF OBTAINING MEDICAL TREATMENT, OR C) IF YOU HAVE BEEN GIVEN A TERMINAL PROGNOSIS. YOU ARE NOT RECEIVING OR AWAITING TREATMENT FOR ANY BODILY INJURY, ILLNESS OR DISEASE AS A HOSPITAL DAY CASE OR IN-PATIENT. IF YOU ARE ON MEDICATION AT THE TIME OF TRAVEL YOUR MEDICAL CONDITION IS STABLE AND WELL CONTROLLED. IF YOU SUFFER FROM STRESS, ANXIETY, DEPRESSION OR ANY OTHER MENTAL OR NERVOUS DISORDER, IT MUST BE INVESTIGATED AND DIAGNOSED AS SUCH BY EITHER: A) A REGISTERED MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL IF YOU ARE UNDER THE CARE OF A COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH TEAM, OR B) A CONSULTANT SPECIALISING IN THE RELEVANT FIELD

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. 2017 Laver Festive 40pp.indd 39

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LAVER HOLIDAYS - 2017 BY MONTH DATE DESTINATION DAYS BROCHURE

DATE DESTINATION DAYS BROCHURE

MARCH 4th 6th 13th 18th 20th 27th 27th

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

JULY 1st 4th 7th 8th 9th 10th 15th 15th 16th 17th 22nd 24th 25th 27th

MAY 1st 1st 7th 8th 8th 13th 15th 15th 22nd 22nd 22nd 27th 29th

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

JUNE 2nd 4th 5th 5th 5th 7th 9th 10th 10th 11th 12th 17th 18th 19th 19th 20th 23rd 23rd 24th 26th

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

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