For many years now we have been running escorted group tours led by tour escort, John Dawn. John is well known in the area and escorts three or four group trips every year, which always include complimentary coach travel. Our group travel tours start and finish in Gedling or Burton Joyce, Nottingham.

Take a look at the tour we have planned for next year, and please get in touch if you'd like any further information.

The Seine, Paris & Normandy River Cruise - 12th September 2023, 8 days from £2,579pp

We extend a warm welcome to join us on this 8-day cruise with our group escort, John Dawn, who will take care of you and be available throughout your entire holiday.


Departing on 12th September 2023, your adventure starts with complimentary coach travel to Birmingham Airport*, where you'll fly to Paris. From there, you'll commence a wonderfully scenic cruise along the beautiful and majestic Seine, stopping in Les Andelys, Rouen, Bayeux & Arromanches, Honfleur, Giverny & Vernon.

This Riviera Travel cruise includes nine visits and tours, including guided tours of Paris, Honfleur and Rouen; and excursions to Claude Monet's house and garden, the D-Day Normandy beaches, and the world-famous Bayeux Tapestry.

What's included?

■ Five star service, onboard MS Jane Austin, delivered by a professional and friendly crew
■ Nine visits & tours with knowledgeable local guides
■ Spacious luxury 5* accommodation with river views
■ Breakfast, excellent buffet lunches and delicious 4-course dinners with local flavours choices
■ Tea & coffee making facilities in all cabins
■ Return flights from Birmingham Airport* with transfers (*independent rail and Eurostar option available)

Please feel free to contact us about this trip or any of our group travel options; we're here to offer you impartial advice and provide you with the best recommendations.

Why choose an escorted group tour?

Escorted group holidays are perfect for solo travellers who are looking to see the world but would prefer not to travel alone. Likewise, we find that a lot of couples enjoy the social aspect of group travel and we know of a few customers who have made friends for life!

Travelling with a group is a great way of getting to see parts of the world that you may feel unsure about travelling to by yourself, for example if you don't speak the language. All of the details are taken care of for you; with a tour escort by your side all of your travel arrangements and excursions are planned in advance so you can sit back and enjoy the trip. And you never know what one-of-a-kind hidden gems you might come across when you have a tour escort's insider knowledge!

You can spend as much (or as little) time with your group as you choose because group travel allows you to participate in scheduled excursions if you wish, while still giving you free time to explore on your own.

More escorted group tours

Besides our own group tours, we act as a preferred agent for many other group tour operators. These include the door-to-door services of Titan Travel, Saga, Riviera, Cosmos, Newmarket and Travelsphere — to name but a few. If you're looking for some inspiration and you're interested in an escorted group tour, then take a look at our tailor-made & multi-centre holidays page.

Please feel free to contact us about any of our group travel options; we're here to offer you impartial advice and provide you with the best recommendations.