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UK COACH HOLIDAYS

2018 COACH HOLIDAYS NOW ONLINE!

OPERATED BY SKILLS HOLIDAYS

Join a Skills Holiday in Britain from local joining points in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire and South Yorkshire.

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BATH CHRISTMAS MARKETS FEATURING BOURTON-ON-THE-WATER 2018

Those looking for a truly fantastic festive shopping experience need look no further than the beautiful, award-winning Bath Christmas market. Each year Bath is transformed into a magical shopper’s paradise, as dazzling chalets packed with Christmas splendour line the streets surrounding the Roman baths and stunning Bath Abbey.

3 DAYS

OBAN & THE ISLE OF MULL 2018

Get ready for an enchanting adventure, as we take you on a picturesque journey through Scotland’s highlands. Staying in the town of Oban, on this break we have included a cable car ride up Aonach Mor, where you can experience breath taking views and excursions to the rugged Island of Mull and Inveraray.

6 DAYS

4 STAR LIVERPOOL 2018

An exciting city steeped in history, culture and attractions – this Liverpool city break has it all!

Most famous for the birth of the Beatles

 

A Liverpool city break has it all!

 

Liverpool is an exciting city filled with an exhilarating atmosphere and classic buildings. Most famous for the birth of the Beatles, two world famous football clubs and the Grand National steeple chase. It has a thriving arts scene and an abundance of museums and galleries all waiting to be explored.

3 DAYS

ANTIQUES HUNTING IN PICTURE PERFECT SUFFOLK

On this break, we bring the ‘Antiques Roadshow’ to you! If you have an eye for genuine antiques or just fancy having a go then this is the perfect break for you. Staying at The Mill Hotel, a popular amongst Laver passengers, we have arranged an antiques day with a £15pp to spend, a leisurely lunch in Halstead and an evaluation of your purchases in the comfort of the hotel as well as excursions to Cambridge, Bury St Edmonds, admission into the National Trust’s Sutton Hoo and a river cruise along the Deben river.

5 DAYS

AUTUMN COLOURS IN THE LAKE DISTRICT 2018

Autumn is a beautiful time for discovering the Lake District, experience the splendour and beauty of England’s largest National Park. On this break we include a must-do journey on the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway as well as trips to Skipton, Lake Windermere, Bowness, Muncaster Castle and the World of Beatrix Potter.

5 DAYS

BATH CHRISTMAS MARKETS FEATURING OXFORD 2018

* 2017 sell out tour

Those looking for a truly fantastic festive shopping experience need look no further than the beautiful, award-winning Bath Christmas market. On this short break we also include a one-night stay and the opportunity to enjoy charming Oxford for free time.

2 DAYS

BATH, STONEHENGE & SALISBURY 2018

Experience some of the richest history in Britain as we include excursions to Oxford, the Roman Baths, Salisbury – home to the spectacular Salisbury Cathedral and the mysterious rock formation of Stonehenge.

3 DAYS

BBC COUNTRYFILE LIVE AT BLENHEIM PALACE 2018

BBC’s Countryfile is Britain’s most watched factual television show and now you can see it brought to life in a major live event set in the stunning grounds of Blenheim Palace. This exciting event will combine the tradition of the UK’s best country fairs with the editorial and presentation of one of the BBC’s flagship programmes.

2 DAYS

BEAMISH & DURHAM AT CHRISTMAS 2018

Step back in time alongside the Ghost of Christmas Past and prepare to be enchanted by the traditional Christmas celebrations taking place at Beamish, this Open Air Museum is one of the best in the world and vividly brings to life the regions industrial heritage and the town’s classic festive celebrations.  

3 DAYS

Benidorm 2019

Escape to the sun, sea, sand and timeless charms of Benidorm! Relax along miles of golden beaches, enjoy first-class food and explore Spain’s rich culture and vibrant history with excursions to the sun-kissed areas of Alicante, Altea, Guadalest and Valencia.

 

10 Days

BOURNEMOUTH, POOLE & THE GLORIOUS NEW FOREST

Enjoy some of the most beautiful coastal scenery on this Dorset adventure. Explore the sandy beaches and towns of both Bournemouth and Weymouth along with a memorable harbour cruise departing from Poole Quay where you’ll sail by scenic destinations whilst taking in the local history via a live commentary aboard the boat. Plus – we’ve added in a delicious cream tea to enjoy at the peaceful Blue Pool Tea House.

5 DAYS

CAPTIVATING GARDENS OF CORNWALL 2018

Discover the captivating gardens of Cornwall on this bloomin’ brilliant break! With excursions to Trebah Garden, The Lost Gardens of Heligan and the world-famous Eden Project; home to a flourishing range of rare, exciting and beautiful plants and trees.

5 DAYS

CASTLE HOWARD AT CHRISTMAS 2018

Each Christmas, Castle Howard is transformed into a festive wonderland. Step inside and explore the breath-taking interiors adorned with thousands of garlands, candles and wreaths patiently waiting for Father Christmas’ arrival. On this break we also visit Leeds.

2 DAYS

CASTLES, HALLS AND GARDENS OF NORTHUMBRIA

Northumberland is a region that boasts lovely countryside and miles of heritage coastlines. On this break, we include excursions to The angel of North, Durham, Bamburgh Castle, Whalton Manor Gardens and Belsay Hall, Castle & Gardens.

5 DAYS

CHANNEL ISLAND EXPLORER: GUERNSEY, JERSEY & HERM - AUG 2018

Just off the Normandy coast, lie the Channel Islands, comprising of Jersey, Guernsey, Sark and Herm, where British and French influences infuse to create a unique mix of exquisite coastlines, rich heritage, beautiful harbours and old-world charm.

7 DAYS

CHANNEL ISLAND EXPLORER: GUERNSEY, JERSEY & HERM - JUNE 2018

Just off the Normandy coast, lie the Channel Islands, comprising of Jersey, Guernsey, Sark and Herm, where British and French influences infuse to create a unique mix of exquisite coastlines, rich heritage, beautiful harbours and old-world charm.

7 DAYS

CHARMING CHELTENHAM & GLOUCESTER AT CHRISTMAS 2018

Eat, drink and be merry on this short break to charming Cheltenham and Gloucester Quays. Adorned in Christmas attire, this weekend is the perfect chance to indulge in a little Christmas shopping before the big day arrives!

2 DAYS

CHARMING YORKSHIRE: NOSTELL PRIORY GARDENS,WENSLEYDALE CREAMERY & YORK

Calling all foodies and cooking enthusiasts – we have the perfect trip for you in Club Class style! Discover taste sensations at all of the excursions that we have planned; from moreish Wensleydale cheese through to scrumptious chocolate crafted by experts, your palette will be very pleased that you chose this trip. There is also a visit to National Trust’s Nostell Priory & Parkland, along with excursions to Black Sheep Brewery and Oldroyd’s Rhubarb triangle.

5 DAYS

CHARTWELL, LEEDS & HEVER

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

5 DAYS

CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW & KEW GARDENS 2018

Renowned as the most famous flower show in Britain and recognised all over the world the elegant RHS Chelsea Flower Show was originally held in 1862 in Kensington, but it later found its home in the grounds of Chelsea Hospital in 1913. You can expect to capture flourishing displays, a huge array of show gardens that promise to hypnotise and enchant you and flowers that you can’t find anywhere else!  

3 DAYS

CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW 2018

Renowned as the most famous flower show in Britain and recognised all over the world the elegant RHS Chelsea Flower Show was originally held in 1862 in Kensington, but it later found its home in the grounds of Chelsea Hospital in 1913. You can expect to capture flourishing displays, a huge array of show gardens that promise to hypnotise and enchant you and flowers that you can’t find anywhere else!  

2 DAYS

CHESHIRE GARDENS & CRUISING THE MANCHESTER SHIP CANAL NEW 2018

Located on the edge of historic Chester, the Holiday Inn Chester South features a modern leisure centre, stylish restaurant and spacious bedrooms.

5 DAYS

Chester & Liverpool 2018

Shoppers and city lovers are in for a wonderful time this Christmas, as we visit Liverpool and Chester on this great-value CoachStyle break!

2 DAYS

CHESTER CHRISTMAS MARKET & LIVERPOOL 2018

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and what better way to soak up that unforgettable festive spirit than strolling beneath twinkling lights, the crisp winter air filled with the sweet scent of Christmas biscuits and a host of traditional chalets waiting to be discovered.

2 DAYS

CHRISTMAS IN PITLOCHRY 2018

Join us on this stunning Christmas Break in the heart of Pitlochry, as we explore 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 included at the hotel, a festive cream tea, evening entertainment and excursions to Dundee and Perth, your Christmas will be filled with cherished memories.

5 DAYS

CHRISTMAS PARTY NIGHT IN MANCHESTER FT CHESHIRE OAKS DESIGNER OUTLET 2018

Have you started thinking about your Christmas party plans yet? This year you and your friends could be “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” on our Christmas Party night! With an evening of delicious food and dancing, there will also be free time to enjoy Manchester & Cheshire Oaks designer outlet

2 DAYS

CHRISTMAS PARTY NIGHT IN NEWCASTLE 2018

 

Get ready to “Shake, Rattle and Roll” on this Christmas party night in Newcastle! Celebrate with friends, family or colleagues on a fantastic party night in Newcastle with Skills Holidays! You’re sure to be left in the Christmas Spirit with free time in Durham and Newcastle and an unbeatable party night package.

2 Days

CHRISTMAS TWILIGHT AT KEW GARDENS 2018

Enjoy nothing but magical moments this Christmas with friends and loved ones on this unique after-dark experience at the world-renowned Kew Gardens. Prepare to be bewitched by winding, sparkling paths, dancing illuminated fountains, tunnels of lights along with your favourite vintage rides and traditional festive fares on this breath-taking evening.

2 DAYS

Cliffs of Moher & Galway Luxury Break

The West Coast of Ireland encapsulates some of the finest and most dramatic aspects of the Irish landscape. During your stay you can experience firsthand the alluring beauty of Ireland’s West Coast with excursions to the Cliffs of Moher, admission into Birr Castle Gardens & Science Centre including a guided tour of the castle and visits to Athlone and Galway.

4 DAYS

COLOURFUL CORNWALL & THE SCILLY ISLES 2018

Cornwall and the Scilly Isles are an unspoilt area where picturesque natural parks meet golden coastlines. Relax as we explore a place unlike anywhere else in Great Britain with visits to the Scilly Isles, Newquay, St Ives and the Barbara Hepworth Museum you will experience a real insight into Cornwall’s history and beauty.

5 DAYS

CORNISH HIGHLIGHTS AT ROSEMUNDY HOUSE: ST IVES, LANDS END & PADSTOW

Cornwall is home to many highlights but on this trip, we take you to some of our favourites. From the laid back seaside resort of Newquay through to the must-see popular tourist attraction of Land’s End, you’ll leave with fond memories after a trip filled with variety! Additional highlights include free time in St Ives and an excursion to National Trust’s Lanhydrock, where you can also enjoy a delicious cream tea.

5 DAYS

COTSWOLDS & THE BLOSSOM TRAIL 2018

The Blossom Trail is one of the ‘Top Wonders of Spring’ – bringing a blend of soft pink tones of the cherry and apple blossom, that contrast beautifully with the white blossom. This enchanting break will take you through some of the most wonderful villages in England including; Worcester, Bourton-on-the-Water, Tewkesbury, Upton-On-Severn, Ledbury & Hereford.

4 DAYS

CRUISE & MARITIME: BRITISH ISLES DISCOVERY CRUISE 2018

Beautiful landscapes, rich heritage, ancient traditions and interesting cultures are the treasures waiting to be discovered on this circumnavigation of the British Isles. It’s a wonderful opportunity to step ashore on our more remote islands, visit far-flung towns and villages and uncover tales of fascinating folklore. The Emerald Isle and charming Honfleur add something special to what promises to be a memorable cruise.

13 DAYS

CRUISE & MARITIME: SCOTTISH ISLANDS & FAROES 2018

This is a truly delightful Marco Polo summer cruise. Visiting Scotland’s wonderful Shetland and Orkney Islands, you’ll be treated to amazing scenery, a wealth of wildlife and the opportunity to visit ancient historic sites. Centrepiece on this cruise are the remote Faroe Islands. This archipelago of treeless islands studded in the North Atlantic is quite unique and breathtakingly beautiful.

9 DAYS

DISCOVER CUMBRIA

Cumbria is not only famous for its lovely lakes and stunning scenery, it’s also steeped in rich history which has resulted in some incredible castles and mansions being built along the way. Step back in time and come face-to-face with magnificent castles and ruins such as Wray Castle and Lowther Castle along with breath-taking buildings such as Holker Hall, Askham Hall and Rydal Hall; all of which come with their own well-kept gardens and land. There is also the chance to relax in the quaint towns of Kendal and Windermere.

6 DAYS

DISCOVERING SCOTLANDS SECRETS FT ISLE OF ARRAN & BRODICK CASTLE 2018

Many great adventures have started in Scotland – where will yours take you? On this leisurely break, we explore the Secret Islands and Waterways of Scotland. With included boat trips to the Inchcolm Island, the Isle of Arran with a guided tour, and a cruise around Loch Lomond.

5 DAYS

Disney’s® Enchanted Christmas

Unwrap the best Christmas gift early this year at Disneyland® Paris - The halls are decked in the season’s finery, and the whole family can fa-la-la-la-la as Disney Characters perform in Disney’s Christmas Parade. Meet Santa and a sackful of Disney Characters. It’s a sleigh-full of family Christmas activities sure to leave every member of your family merry long after the grand finale in Disneyland® Park. 

 

4 DAYS

ELEGANT SIDMOUTH

For many years Sidmouth has been one of Laver Holidays most popular destinations! “A town caught in timeless charm”. Sidmouth combines colourful gardens, leisurely walks and a rich history. For this break we have also included a cruise and visits to Seaton, and visits to Bristol, Exeter and Gloucester.

5 DAYS

Elegant Sidmouth

For many years Sidmouth has been one of Laver Holidays most popular destinations! “A town caught in timeless charm”. Sidmouth combines colourful gardens, leisurely walks and a rich history. For this break we have also included a cruise and visits to Seaton, and visits to Bristol, Exeter and Gloucester

6 DAYS

Elvis Mini Cruise to Bruges

“IT’S NOW OR NEVER”: Put on your “Blue Suede Shoes” and prepare to be “All Shook Up” on this swingin’ new mini cruise, with two nights of live entertainment on-board celebrating the ultimate King of Rock ‘n’ Roll – Elvis Presley!   

3 Days

ENCHANTING EASTBOURNE 2018

Leave you cares behind as we visit enchanting Eastbourne; known as the ‘Sunshine Coast,’ Eastbourne is renowned for its British charm, elegance, chalk cliffs and award-winning beaches. On this 5-day break, we also include visits to Lewes, Brighton, Bexhill & Hastings.

5 Days

ENCHANTING GARDENS OF EAST SUSSEX

A variety of enchanting gardens await you, as we explore some of the finest gardens in East Sussex. On this break, enjoy the quintessential, English country gardens of Brode Hill Garden, Nymans Gardens, Great Dixter House & Garden and High Beeches Woodland and Water Garden

5 DAYS

FALMOUTH, THE EDEN PROJECT & ST IVES

Discover the beautiful South West Coast in luxury on this wonderful trip to Falmouth, the Eden Project and St Ives. Travelling by our Club Class coach, you can sit back and relax whilst enjoying the spectacular views that this part of the country has to offer. There are also excursions to the famous landmark of Land’s End (the most south westerly part of England) and the Eden Project which is filled with tropical and exotic flowers, plants and trees.

6 DAYS

GOODWOOD REVIVAL 2018

Join us for the world most celebrated historic motor racing event – the Goodwood Revival, this classic festival is all the romance and glamour of motor racing as it used to be. Back by popular demand we will be returning to the halcyon days of British Motor racing for a this magnificent event which transports spectators back in time to the petrol-scented, exciting, thrill-seeking heyday of British racing.

2 DAYS

GRAND TOUR OF IRELAND

Take in Ireland’s famous scenery, pretty-postcard villages and wealth of history on this exploration to the Emerald Isle. Covering both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, we include visits to the world-famous Giants Causeway, the Ring of Kerry, Killarney, Galway, Adare and Cong and much more on this fascinating journey.

11 DAYS

Grassington Dickensian Christmas Festival 2018

Travel back in time this Christmas to the annual Grassington Dickensian Festival, where visitors are treated to a glorious array of sights, tastes and smells from the bygone era. The village is adorned in Christmas lights and the streets come alive with traditional markets, shopkeepers and villagers dressed in traditional Victorian costumes

2 Days

GUERNSEY BY AIR 2018

Just a short journey from home, will transport you to a mystical island, that feels like you could be a million miles away - Great things happen in Guernsey! One of the largest of the Channel Islands and flourishing with natural beauty, Guernsey provides a peaceful environment for relaxing and an idyllic Continental atmosphere. On this break, you can relax in the comfort that everything is already taken care of with door-to-door pick-ups, return flights from East Midlands Airport, return transfers and an island tour all included. 

7 DAYS

HALLOWEEN SPECIAL: NIGHT WHALLEY TOUR WITH SIMON ENTWISTLE 2018

When it comes to ghostly goings on, it seems that Lancashire has a great number of frightening fables, and this October we want to take you on a guided tour of some of the spookiest. Joined by our award-winning historian and guide: Simon Entwistle, we visit Pendle Hill and the Witch Museum, Townley Hall and enjoy a night-time guided walking tour of Whalley village.

2 DAYS

HARROGATE FLOWER SHOW 2018

The perfect gift for garden lovers – Harrogate Flower Show is regarded as the country’s largest and most prestigious independent show! Held twice a year it welcomes over 100 of the UK’s top plant nurseries and landscapers and features beautiful show gardens and competitions fun for the whole family!

2 DAYS

HAWORTH 1940'S WEEKEND 2018

Step back in time to wartime Britain with Skills, and relive the 1940's at one of the UK's most popular themed events; the Haworth 1940's weekend! Enjoy the live re-inactments, music, dances and displays to commemorate the iconic era of British history.

 

2 DAYS

HEBRIDEAN ISLAND HOPPER 2018

Join us again on our very popular Hebridean Island Hopper! Discover a truly unique way of life as we discover the rich history behind these beautiful inter-connected islands. See the 5,000 years old Callanish stones with your own eyes and marvel at the Iron Age structure of Carloway Broch which is said to be over 2000 years old. There’s also the opportunity for you to sit back and relax whilst admiring the spectacular view from the comfort of your own seat during the guided tour through Lewis and Harris. Other excursions include Isle of Skye, the Uists, Inverness & Spey Valley.

7 DAYS

IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM & BLETCHLEY PARK 2018

Enjoy a thought-provoking weekend of history and secrets from the code breaking at Bletchley Park, which helped shorten World War II, to an intriguing insight into World War I & World War II at the Imperial War Museum in London.

2 DAYS

Isle of Anglesey, Caernarfon Castle & Snowdonia

Visit the idyllic resorts of Llandudno & Snowdonia and prepare to fall in love with many beautiful landscapes including Anglesey, Conwy, Betws y Coed and Llanberis. You’ll also be able to walk in the footsteps of royalty in the magnificent Caernarfon Castle, which is said to be one of the most expensive castles ever built by a King of England!

5 DAYS

ISLE OF MAN 2018

The Isle of Man is simply magical, journey back in time with Skills as we visit this enchanting island with excursions to Laxey, Ramsey, Peel and Castletown. Filled with stunning scenery, unspoilt beaches and a rich history spanning over 8000 years this is a getaway you don’t want to miss.

5 DAYS

Isle of Man Experience

Nestled on the Irish Sea between England and Ireland, the Isle of Man is filled with natural beauty which ranges from rugged coastal cliffs through to flat plains and sandy beaches. On this revised trip for 2018, we stay on the island’s capital of Douglas where you will have free time to wander along the promenade and take in the stunning scenery. This trip is filled with lots of activities including excursions to Curraghs Wildlife Park and The Sound Visitor Centre, not forgetting a steam railway journey and of course, a delicious cream tea!

5 DAYS

ISLE OF WIGHT 2018

Unwind on the Isle of Wight, where miles of golden beaches and multi-coloured sand cliffs fuse together with traditional towns and a Royal heritage.

7 DAYS

ISLE OF WIGHT EXPERIENCE 2018

For many years now the Isle of Wight has been a popular destination amongst our passengers. Returning to the Trouville Hotel in Sandown, we enjoy miles of beaches as well as included excursions to the famous Needles, one of the most photographed areas on the Isle of Wight and the Mottistone Gardens.

5/6 DAYS

ISLES OF SCILLY 2018

Welcome to the Scilly Isles - beautiful, uncrowded and unspoilt. Lying just off the coast of Cornwall, there are five inhabited islands and countless
uninhabited ones to explore, each with its own distinct characteristics. Scilly also boasts an incredible ancient history and archaeology, alongside sweeping sea views and amazing wildlife.

7 DAYS

JERSEY BY AIR 2018

Lying between the shores of England and France, Jersey is a little taste of the continent with the familiarity of home! Voted number 1 in the Trip Advisor Travellers Choice Award for the UK’s top island, Jersey offers stunning scenery, spectacular beaches, emerald green valleys, medieval fortresses and a wonderful array of attractions.

6/7 DAYS

JERSEY EXPLORER 2018

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

5 DAYS

KENT CONTRASTS: CASTLES, GARDENS & VINEYARDS

Step into the “Garden of England” as we travel to Kent, home to Victorian architecture and classic Edwardian resorts.
On this break we have included entrances to Dover Castle and Pashley Manor – where you can enjoy the delights of spring at the splendid Tulip Festival, as well as a tour and tasting at the award-winning Chapel Down Vineyard.

5 DAYS

KENT: CALL THE MIDWIFE, CANTERBURY & WHITSTABLE 2018

Enjoy Kent: ‘Call The Midwife’, Canterbury and Whitstable, as we go behind the scenes of the hugely popular TV series ‘Call The Midwife.’ On this break, we’ll also enjoy a river cruise in the ancient city of Canterbury and excursions to Cambridge and Whitstable

5 DAYS

KYNREN: AN EPIC TALE OF ENGLAND NEW 2018

THE UK’s MOST SPECTACULAR OPEN-AIR LIVE SHOW: Kynren – an epic tale of England’, this year experience Bishop Auckland’s live action, extravaganza with Skills! As the sun sets, the action-packed show begins following 2000 years of English history, myth and legend, set against the magnificent backdrop of Auckland Castle. 

 

3 DAYS

LADIES DAY AT ROYAL ASCOT - 2018

Ladies Day at Royal Ascot is the world’s most glamorous race and this year you could be a part of this prestigious event. Ladies and gentlemen don’t get left behind on this sell-out tour as we have included a complimentary breakfast bag en-route, a welcome drink on our coach and excursions to Windsor, London and a full day at Royal Ascot.

3 DAYS

LADIES DAY AT ROYAL ASCOT - 2018

A sell out tour year after year, Ladies day at Ascot is a luxurious experience that everyone should sample at least once. Style, sophistication and grace provide a glamorous backdrop to one of the world’s most famous horse racing venues. Whether you choose the more formal atmosphere of the Queen Anne enclosure or the less formal Windsor enclosure, a great day is to be had by ladies and gentlemen alike.

 

2 DAYS

Laver Saver – Whitby & Bridlington

This great value Laver Saver trip gives you the perfect excuse to visit two seaside favourites; Whitby & Bridlington. There’s free time to walk along the beaches, sample the local fish & chips and browse the wide variety of shops.

2 DAYS

LAVER SAVER: CHATSWORTH FLOWER SHOW

Set in the beautiful grounds of Chatsworth House, prepare to be amazed by the beautiful creations of world class horticultural experts at the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show.

2 DAYS

LLANDUDNO'S VICTORIAN EXTRAVAGANZA 2018

Each year Llandudno plays host to all things 19th century at the much-loved Victorian Extravaganza! Marvel at the Victorian costumed characters, old time fair rides, steam engines and witness the biggest highlight, the daily street parades which take place at midday!

3 DAYS

London & Bluewater Shopping Centre 2018

Love shopping? Then this break is definitely for you, shop until you drop with friends or loved ones on this bargain break to Bluewater Shopping Centre and London!

2 DAYS

LONDON ARMISTICE: WE WILL REMEMBER THEM 2018

Join us in London for a special weekend of Remembrance held by The Royal British Legion.

On this memorable break we have a chance to watch the National Service of Remembrance parade at the Cenotaph in Whitehall and visit the Imperial War Museum along with St Albans.

2 DAYS

LONDON CHRISTMAS SHOPPER FT HARRODS 2018

Season’s greetings! Struggling for Christmas gift inspiration this year? Well, wrap up all of the gifts on Santa’s list on this weekend to London and Harrods. From twinkling department stores to Christmas markets it’s the perfect festive shopping experience!

2 DAYS

LONDON MINI BREAK 2018

Whether you’re visiting London for the first time or coming back for a special occasion, you’ll always discover a city full of unforgettable landmarks and exciting things to do!  

3 DAYS

LONDON'S NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS 2018

Get ready for one of the most spectacular celebrations to welcome in the New Year. Whether you choose to indulge in fine dining at one of London’s top restaurants, seek out an award-winning cocktail bar or end the year with a bang at the New Year’s Eve fireworks on the Thames, this New Year’s Eve will be a truly exceptional experience.

2 DAYS

MALVERN AUTUMN SHOW 2018

The RHS Malvern Autumn Show is the perfect end to the gardening year! Bringing together everything we love about Nature, this great-value break is for food, gardening and nature lovers alike, as the event showcases a range of cookery demonstrations, gardening talks, vegetable displays, vintage tractors, crafts and more!

2 DAYS

MARITIME BRITAIN:BUCKLERS HARD MUSEUM & PORTSMOUTH 2018

Discover Britain’s maritime history on Maritime Britain: Bucklers Hard Museum & Portsmouth Dockyard – renowned as being one of the most important in the world, on this break we visit, Portsmouth Dockyard and Bucklers Hard Museum, we also include a cruise along the Beaulieu River.

5 DAYS

NATIONAL TRUST PRESENTS MUSIC & LIGHT FESTIVE CELEBRATIONS AT FOUNTAINS ABBEY

If you’re looking for somewhere special to escape the high-street crowds this Christmas, then look no further than the National Trust! On this short break we wrap up warm and step outside to discover the magical Music & Lights event at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden.

2 DAYS

NEW Christmas in Eastbourne 2018

Make Christmas in Eastbourne the best Christmas yet! Let us take all of the hard work out of the festivities, leaving you to relax and enjoy yourself (without any washing up!). On this holiday we include visits to Beachy Head, Hastings, Battle and Brighton as well as admission into the magnificent Winter Wonderland Illuminations at Drusillas Park.

5 DAYS

NEW Christmas in Harrogate & The Yorkshire Dales 2018

Step into Christmas as we visit Harrogate and the enchanting Yorkshire Dales. Relax on this festive getaway, which includes a full Christmas package at our stylish hotel in Harrogate with a gala dinner and a party night, plus visits to York, Richmond, Ripon and Knaresborough.

5 DAYS

NEW Classic Canterbury Christmas 2018

This year, why not enjoy a classically British Christmas in Canterbury! This world-famous Cathedral city was one of medieval Europe’s great places of pilgrimages and knowledge; today it continues to inspire visitors with its incredible natural beauty, grand Medieval architecture and historic intrigue. On this enchanting stay we include admission into the majestic Canterbury Cathedral and St. Augustine’s Abbey along with visits to St Albans, Herne’s Bay and Whitstable.

5 DAYS

NEW Laver Saver – Leeds Castle Festival of Flowers & Rochester

Join Leeds Castle for its fifth annual Festival of Flowers; often described as the “loveliest castle in the world, on this short break unearth a mysterious and magical floral world, which will dramatically transform the Medieval fortress into an enchanted castle.

Watch the video here!

2 DAYS

NEW Norfolk Gardens: Althorpe House, RHS Hyde Hall & Audley Gardens

This trip is a must for all gardening enthusiasts and floral fans. Visit world-renowned gardens such as The Beth Chatto Gardens and RHS Garden Hyde Hall along with Visits to Audley End House & Gardens and Green Island Gardens. Enjoy free time in Brentwood and Southend-on-Sea along with a stop at Althorpe House which has been owned by the Spencer family for over five centuries.

5 DAYS

NEW Scotland Explorer: Inveraray, Isle of Bute & Sterling

Discover a land of dramatic landscapes, grand castles and cities from the comfort of a Laver coach, on this Scotland Explorer. On this tailored break, we include admission to Inveraray Castle, Stirling Castle and an unmissable excursion across to the peaceful Isle of Bute.

5 DAYS

NEW YEAR IN LIVERPOOL - Celebrations at the Cavern club 2018

To Liverpool for free time to enjoy New year celebrations at the infamous Cavern Club

3 DAYS

New Year in The Lake District 2018

Ring out the old and welcome in the New Year in the magical setting of the Lake District. Treat yourself to a relaxing break surrounded by majestic rolling countryside and glistening lakes that have been stirring the imaginations of visitors for centuries.

4 DAYS

NEW: HEART OF ENGLAND RAIL JOURNEYS

Embark on some of Britain’s best-loved and most stunning heritage railways on this fantastic new break! Enjoy unforgettable journeys the Severn Valley Railway, Gloucester Warwickshire Railway & Dean Forest Railway as well as visits to Stratford-Upon-Avon, Shrewsbury, Gloucester, Hereford & Worcester.

5 DAYS

NEW: LIVERPOOL FT TERRACOTTA WARRIORS 2018

Returning to the UK after a decade the famous Terracotta Warriors are an army of intricately-carved sculptures of the soldiers of China’s first Emperor – Qin Shi Huang. This unmissable exhibition at the Liverpool World Museum will showcase some fascinating ancient Chinese artefacts never before seen in the UK alongside the unique Terracotta Warriors. This promises to be a once in a lifetime experience that you won’t want to miss! 

2 DAYS

NEW: Portsmouth historic dockyards festival of Christmas 2018

Soak up the magical atmosphere at Portsmouth’s Festival of Christmas! This annual extravaganza transports visitors back to a by-gone era where a cast of colourful characters roam the snowy cobbled streets and rub shoulders with a medley of street entertainers. On this break we will also visit Winchester, and enjoy some free time in Bournemouth.

3 Days

NEW: THE WELSH COAST: BARMOUTH, ABERYTSWYTH & BALA LAKE RAILWAY

Discover the diverse beauty of the Welsh Coast with new friends on this new 5-day break. Staying in the picturesque Barmouth, we include excursions to Aberystwyth, Dolgellau and a journey on the steam hauled Bala Lake Railway.  

5 DAYS

NORFOLK SEASIDE VILLAGES 2018

Whether classic seaside charm, beautiful wildlife or golden beaches are your thing, you’ll find them all on this break to Norfolk’s Seaside Villages. With leisurely excursions to Wells-next-to-Sea, Hunstanton, Cromer and Sheringham.

5 DAYS

NORTH DEVON EXPLORER:BUDE, CLOVELY & RHS GARDEN ROSEMOOR

Bideford, in North Devon, is home to some of the most beautiful coast lines in the British Isles; experience sandy beaches and quaint unspoilt villages on this break, as we enjoy excursions to the unique, privately owned village of Clovelly, Bude, Barnstaple and RHS Garden Rosemoor.   

5 DAYS

NORTHUMBRIA EXPLORER 2018

2017 SELL OUT TOUR

Sweeping landscapes and areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty form the background for this break to Northumbria, as we include excursions to Alnwick Castle & Gardens, Hexham Abbey, the Beamish Museum and a scenic tour of the Northumbria Coast!

5 DAYS

ORKNEY & THE CASTLE OF MEY 2018

Discover panoramic views, captivating landscapes, bountiful wildlife and over 5000 years of history on this Highland adventure to Orkney and the Castle of Mey! On this spell-binding break we include a guided tour of the Orkney Isles, where you will have the chance to visit; Skara Brae, Standing Stones of Stenness, Ring of Brodgar, the Churchill Barriers as well as excursions to Dunrobin Castle, Castle May and Gardens, Thurso and Inverness. 

6 DAYS

PAIGNTON & THE ENGLISH RIVIERA 2018

Famous for its swaying palm trees, piers and golden coastlines, Paignton & the English Riviera brings a touch of the Mediterranean to Britain! On this break, we also visit the idyllic destinations of Torquay, Polperro and Looe!

 

5 DAYS

Pembrokeshire & Tenby

Hidden away in South Wales you will uncover a remote but beautiful corner of the UK, towering cliffs are the backdrop to our break with included visits to Tenby, Hilton Court Gardens, Aberglasney Gardens and Swansea.

6 DAYS

PICTURESQUE PEMBROKESHIRE: CASTLES, STUNNING COASTLINES & VINEYARD

Discover a beautiful corner of the UK on this picturesque break to Pembrokeshire. Explore spectacular coastlines, gorgeous gardens, castles and picturesque towns with included excursions to Picton Castle and Gardens, Colby Woodland Garden, Newgale, Solva, St David’s, Narberth, Tenby and a tour and tasting at Cwn Dei Vineyard.

5 DAYS

RAILWAYS & WATERWAYS OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE 2018

Sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful views of Gloucestershire as we take you on a journey on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway and a trip along the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal.

2 DAYS

RAILWAYS & WATERWAYS OF LANCASHIRE 2018

Sit back, relax and enjoy the scenic splendour of Lancashire! Included in your break is a journey on the iconic East Lancashire Steam Railway with a cream tea as well as a cruise along the Lancaster canal on the award-winning Widebeam Canal Boat Kingfisher.

2 DAYS

RAILWAYS & WATERWAYS OF YORKSHIRE - 2018

Sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful views from the water and from the tracks on some of the UK’s most enjoyable journeys. On this break, we include a journey on the Worth Valley Railway and a Canal cruise in Skipton with a tasty cream tea served on board.

2 DAYS

RELAXING IN WALES: PORTMEIRION, LLANBERIS & STOKESAY CASTLE

Set amongst the rolling hills of the Welsh countryside, the Llŷn Peninsula is the ideal destination for our break. Staying in Criccieth, which boasts one of the most beautiful locations in Wales, we have arranged a carefully planned itinerary with excursions to the English Heritage Stokesay Castle, Portmeirion, Caernarfon, Porthmadog, Llanberis and Llangollen.

5 DAYS

RHS HAMPTON COURT FLOWER SHOW - 2018

Gorgeous gardens, fabulous florals and fantastic shopping – the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show has it all! This year, experience the world’s largest annual flower show held in the setting of an historic palace on this bloomin’ brilliant break.

2 DAYS

 
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