Group travel

23 February 2014

Minimum group size 15 paying passengers.

Group travel in the UK and mainland Europe for all types of groups including sports, tailor-made, school/student, coach, stag/hen, corporate, private club.

England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Italy, France, Switzerland, Portugal, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Latvia, Greece, Hungary, Croatia and Iceland.

Whether it’s the UK or mainland Europe we can arrange everything for you. From meeting your flight, to returning your group to the airport for your flight home. From collecting your group with your tour coach from an arranged point, to delivering you all back home again – no problem. Let us know where you want to go and what you want to see and do, and we’ll do the rest. If you’ve a group of 15 travellers or more, we can provide all you need.

Tailor-made Groups

  • Garden Tours
  • Literary and Artistic Tours
  • Theatre Tours
  • Pilgrimages and Religious Tours
  • Choir and Orchestra Tours
  • Historic Tours
  • Bespoke luxury tours for smaller groups
  • Gourmet and wine-tasting tours.

School/Student Groups

  • Modern, clean 2* and 3* hotels – often with rates that undercut hostels.
  • All hotels personally inspected prior to group arrival.
  • Hotels in safe areas, often with grounds and leisure facilities.
  • Private room available for tour planning / entertainment.
  • Child friendly accommodation with separate beds in multiple rooms.
  • Groups accommodated on same floor and close together.
  • Specially negotiated rates for 2 course and 3 course student dinners.
  • Packed Lunch and early dinners.
  • 24 hr parents helpline.
  • Mini-bars and pay TV channels locked or blocked.
  • No external balconies.

Coach Groups

  • Very competitively priced hotels of a minimum 3* standard.
  • All hotels personally inspected prior to group arrival.
  • 3 choice 3 course dinner menu for all half board groups.
  • Themed events: Dinner Dances, Murder Mystery, Turkey and Tinsel.
  • Free driver and guide places from 20 paying passengers.
  • 24 hr emergency mobile contact number.

Sports Groups/Stag/Hen Groups

From junior sports teams through to professional national teams, we understand the unique needs of sports groups.

We provide the following services for sports groups:

  • Extremely competitive pricing – 3* hotels with full breakfast.
  • Modern hotels of minimum 3* standard used to taking sports groups.
  • Private room for team training / relaxation.
  • Flexibility for late amendments / partial cancellations / late rooming lists.
  • Special high protein / carbohydrate sports menus.
  • Storage space for equipment for early arrivals / late departures.

We can provide hotel accommodation for single sex groups, and understand the needs of these groups. We provide services as follows for this market:

  • City Centre 3* and 4* hotels which welcome single sex parties.
  • Excellent products in all the key stag and hen destinations.
  • Hotels with Spa & Beauty.
  • Multiple room hotels with separate beds, no unwanted single supplements.
  • Flexibility for late partial cancellations, rooming lists and amendments.
  • Hotels with late night or 24 hour bar facilities.

Sample Tours

(Prices can also be quoted in $US Dollars on request)

Southern England

Day 1 – Arrival in London
Day 2 – London – New Forest – Southampton
Day 3 – Isle of Wight
Day 4 – Portsmouth and the Historic Docks
Day 5 – Stonehenge – Salisbury – Exeter
Day 6 – Eden Project
Day 7 – Land’s End and St.Ives
Day 8 – Glastonbury – Wells – Bristol
Day 9 – Bath and Highclere Castle
Day 10 – Bristol – Oxford
Day 11 – Stratford-upon- Avon and Shakespeare’s Birthplace
Day 12 – Departure

Includes

  • 12 nights x 3* B&B accommodation (minimum)
  • 10 Dinners, 3 Lunches
  • Return airport transfers
  • Transport throughout the trip where stated.
  • Guides, entrances, and activities:- National Motor Museum, Buckler’s Hard River Cruise, Isle of Wight Ferry, Osbourne House, Portmouth Historic Boat Tour, Stonehenge, Salisbury Cathedral, Eden Project, Glastonbury and Wells guide, Bath guide, Highclere Castle, Oxford guide, Shakespeare’s Birthplace, London guide, London Eye.

Cost

Prices start from £1,325 per person for a group of 25 paying passengers.

London

Day 1 – Arrival in London
Day 2 – London City Tour
Day 3 – Bath and Stonehenge
Day 4 – London at Leisure
Day 5 – Windsor Castle and Hampton Court
Day 6 – London at Leisure
Day 7 – Departure

Includes

  • 6 nights x 3* (minimum) B&B accommodation
  • 2 Dinners
  • Return airport transfers
  • Transport throughout the trip where stated
  • Guides, entrances, and activities:- London guide, Stonehenge, Bath guide, Hampton Court and Gardens, Windsor Castle.

Cost

Prices start from £590 per person for a group of 25 paying passengers

Ireland

Day 1 – Arrive at Shannon Airport
Day 2 – Galway
Day 3 – Aran Islands
Day 4 – Connemara and Kylemore Abbey
Day 5 – Cliffs of Moher and Burren
Day 6 – Galway to Dublin
Day 7 – Dublin City Tour
Day 8 – Dublin at Leisure
Day 9 – Departure

Includes

. 8 nights x 3* (minimum) B&B accommodation
. 2 Dinners and 1 Lunch
. Return airport transfers
.Transport throughout the trip where stated
. Guides, entrances and activities:- Galway guide, Inishmore Ferry, Kylemore Abbey, Cliffs of Moher, Scenic train Galway – Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin Castle.

Cost

Prices start from £810 per person for a group of 25 paying passengers

Italy

Day 1 – Arrival in Rome
Day 2 – Rome and Vatican City
Day 3 – Montepulciano and Sienna
Day 4 – Florence
Day 5 – Pisa and Lucca
Day 6 – Cinque Terre
Day 7 – Milan
Day 8 – Lake Como and Verona
Day 9 – Venice
Day 10 – Departure

Includes

  • 9 nights x 3* (minimum) B&B accommodation
  • 4 Dinners and 2 Lunches
  • Airport Transfers
  • Coach transport throughout the trip where stated
  • Guides and entrances:- Colosseum, Vatican (City, Sistine Chapel, Basilica), Uffizi Gallery, Florence Accademia, Venice Boat Ride, La Scala + museum.

Cost

Prices start from £1,020 per person for a group of 25 paying passengers

Prague, Vienna and Budapest

Day 1 – Arrival in Budapest
Day 2 – Budapest City Tour
Day 3 – Budapest and Vienna
Day 4 – Vienna and concert
Day 5 – Vienna – Cesky Krumlov – Prague
Day 6 – Prague Castle District
Day 7 – Departure

Includes

  • 6 nights x 3* (minimum) B&B accommodation
  • 2 Dinners
  • Return airport transfers
  • Transport throughout the trip where stated
  • Guides, entrances and activities:- Budapest guide, Danube Cruise, Scenic Train Budapest – Vienna, Vienna guide, Schonbrunn Palace, Classical concert, Cesky Krumlov Tour, Prague orientation tour, Prague Castle District Tour.

Cost

Prices start from £750 per person for a group of 25 paying passengers

Northern Spain

Day 1 – Arrival in Barcelona
Day 2 – Barcelona City Tour
Day 3 – Zaragoza and San Sebastian
Day 4 – Sun, Sea, and San Sebastian
Day 5 – Bilbao and Guernica
Day 6 – Segovia
Day 7 – The City of Madrid
Day 8 – Prado Museum
Day 9 – Toledo
Day 10 – Vibrant Valencia
Day 11 – Departure

Includes

  • 10 nights x 3* (minimum) B&B accommodation
  • Coach and Train transfers throughout tour where stated
  • 6 Dinners
  • Guides and entrances:- Guggenheim, City of Arts Sciences, St Tome Chapel, Toledo Cathedral, Prado Museum, Sagrado Familia + Gaudi Buildings, Basilica del Pilar

Cost

Prices start from £1,075 per person for a group of 25 paying passengers

The above selection is just a small selection of suggested itineraries to give an idea of what we can offer. Detailed itineraries for all of the above can be provided with specific dated quotations. Additional meals, lunches, packed lunches, farewell and Gala Dinners, Destination-specific cuisine, Culinary classes, Wine tasting sessions and additional tours can be arranged on request. We can create itineraries for wherever and whatever you wish to travel to and see throughout the UK and Mainland Europe. We can also combine your tour with visits and tickets to sporting events, concerts, and special events throughout the UK and Mainland Europe, including tickets for all UK and European Soccer leagues and competitions. City tax may be payable in some European destinations and these should be paid direct to hotels on arrival.

Prices quoted above are dependent on time of year, hotel and transport rates, and availability.

For all your group requirements contact Luxury and more Travel.

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