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Rover plan day trip to unveil 2019 holiday brochure

Nailsworth based coach operator Rover European are doing something a little bit different to celebrate the launch of their new and exciting 2019 Coach Holiday Brochure, with a VIP ‘Grand Day Out’ for both new and existing customers.

Family run Rover European are renowned for providing a variety of first-class coach holidays to various destinations across the UK and throughout Europe. The team are looking forward to hosting ‘A Grand Day Out’ for guests who have travelled with them on their numerous tours over the course of the year and new travellers who’d like to experience their first trip with Rover European. The initial event scheduled for Wednesday 31st October was so well received that Rover have decided to run the same event again on Friday 2nd November to accommodate everyone. From a nominal fee of just £12 for the day’s event, guests will travel in one of Rover’s luxury coaches and enjoy panoramic views on their way to the city of Coventry. Once here guests will stop for a delicious lunch, before visiting the city’s Transport Museum free of charge. During the day there will be a Holiday Presentation which will feature pictures and stories from this season’s tours as well as the highly anticipated unveiling of holiday destinations and itineraries for 2019.

Carole Hand, Director of Rover European explains “The end of season event is a highlight of our calendar. It’s an enjoyable occasion where guests can meet up and reminisce over the Rover coach holidays they’ve travelled on together. We’re always looking for ways in which to make the event that little bit different to previous years which is why this year we’ve organised ‘A Grand Day Out’ on one of our luxury coaches. Besides being a fun day out with like-minded travellers, it’s also a great opportunity for us to launch our 2019 Coach Holiday Brochure and announce details of some of our new adventures, hotels and unique experiences!” She adds, “We’re encouraging our VIP guests to bring along friends who are new to coach holidays and get a flavour of the benefits they can bring. Traveling by coach to Coventry, they will experience first-hand the comfort of our coaches, then, after a light lunch at a delightful venue in Coventry we will move on to the Coventry Transport Museum in the city centre for a fabulous afternoon.”

Rover European offer fantastic coach holidays to destinations across the continent as well as day coach trips to UK cities for theatre performances, shopping trips and exhibitions to suit a variety of interests. The company prides itself on providing home-to-home departures, which ensures coach holidays are stress free and enjoyed from the minute the passenger steps outside their front door.

For more information about Rover’s ‘A Grand Day Out’ event, to express your interest in attending or to book onto the event, please call 01453 832121 or visit: https://rovereuropean.co.uk.

Rover European is a second-generation coach operator with family at the heart of all they do.

Gloucestershire based coach operator Rover European is this year, celebrating its 71st year in business. Offering coach hire for any occasion and boasting an impressive 2018 Holiday Programme with a variety of tours across Europe, Rover European use their 70 years’ experience to create memorable holiday experiences for their passengers time after time.

Based out of Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, family run Rover European enjoy creating lasting memories for their passengers through their broad range of first class holidays to exciting destinations throughout the UK and across Europe. Commitment to quality has always been the foundation of the business since the company began operating in 1947. Supported by a fantastic team of hardworking and loyal staff, who between them have over 486 years of professional coach driving experience, passengers in safe hands when they travel with Rover. It’s the teams considerate, caring and cheerful attitudes that create enjoyable holiday experiences and confirms Rover’s award-winning reputation within the local travel industry.

Managing Director of Rover European David Hand explains “We are very pleased to have reached this milestone. It really is an achievement and something to be celebrated! Rover European is a second-generation coach operator with family at the heart of all we do. I have worked in the coach industry my entire working life. I worked alongside my father for many years before taking over the family business in 1968.” He adds “In the early years our focus was on a taxi service and factory contracts for local workers. The business grew naturally and in the 1980’s we began organising exciting holidays to places of interest across the UK and throughout Europe.”

The company has gone from strength to strength since it was founded, and their holiday programme remains a strong focus for the company. Besides safely and courteously transporting hundreds of school children to their various schools around Gloucestershire, the company also provide luxury coach hire for corporate events, social outings and day trips to numerous events, city destinations and attractions.

For more information about Rover European and for full itinerary details of their UK and European holidays please visit: https://rovereuropean.co.uk.

Rover European run coach holidays across Europe

Once deemed for more senior travellers and retirees, coach holidays have taken on a new identity in recent years. Some coach tour companies still only cater for the very mature age bracket, however most others including Rover European have seen an increase in younger travellers, both baby boomers aged 45 to 68, and young professionals. Why? Because traveling by coach is stress free most importantly. Coach travel allows you to have your very own chauffeur who knows exactly where they’re going. Guests don’t need to worry about hiring cars, planning their journeys and navigating themselves on new, and sometimes challenging roads. Plus, there’s the little things like filling up with fuel and finding suitable places to park which is left to the driver, allowing you to make the most of your trip away.

Besides being a stress-free way to explore, guests on coach holidays have the benefit of their own expert tour guide on board with them! Our staff at Rover European have many years’ experience providing outstanding coach travel and memorable holidays to some of the best cultural destinations across Europe. They know the history of the locations they tour and are familiar with the tourist hotspots and cultural gems. Our dedicated staff go above and beyond for their guests and in many cases are more than just ‘the coach driver’. Previous guests who have travelled with us tell us our drivers have a great knowledge of the regions visited and are a go-to source for local information often giving recommendations for the best experience or un-spoilt views!

In an increasing digital and isolated world, coach holidays give like-minded people the opportunity to explore new areas together and, in some instances, have been known to be the catalyst to the beginning of new relationship or friendship. Coach travel is fun and travel is exciting. Guests enjoy socialising with one another whilst they kick back, relax and enjoying the comfort of quality coach travel, good food, adventure, culture and scenic views.

With the price of fuel soaring, driving, especially to Europe, holds even less appeal to those keen to explore the cultural delights that the continent has to offer. As an established tour company, we’re often eligible for discount at many of the tourist attractions we visit throughout Europe and the UK. Besides these savings being passed on to our customers, using our brilliant  negotiation skills, our guests can sometimes benefit from extra little perks that wouldn’t be available to individuals travelling without an organised group.

As well as this, people tell us they like the idea of coach travel because it’s safer than traveling by car. Statistically this is true. Here at Rover we take the safety of our guests very seriously. Our stylish fleet of coaches are designed to the highest specifications, with the latest environmental emissions controls and are maintained in our own workshops by our experienced engineering staff. Our spacious, modern and air-conditioned coaches are fitted with antilock braking systems and speed limiters and benefit from having large, tinted windows offering panoramic views which ensures our guests safety and comfort. Rover also have the benefit of a full back up service 24hrs a day, 365 days a year both in the UK and Europe.

With interesting and customized itineraries, exciting destinations and home-to-home departures, our UK and European 2018 tour programme offers fantastic holiday opportunities for everyone. Whether you’re a thrill seeker looking to escape the daily grind in pursuit of action and a cultural adventure or you’re looking for a trip that can provide rest, relaxation and picturesque views, we have the coach holiday for you.

To order a copy of our 2018 Holiday Brochure, or to book your next adventure with Rover, please call 01453 832121, alternatively email [email protected]

Office cake sale at Rover's offices in Nailsworth

Always keen to support both national and local charities, Gloucestershire based Coach Operator Rover European have enlisted the support of family and friends to bake a selection of homemade treats to sell at their offices on Tuesday 20th March with all proceeds going to Sport Relief.

Local coach operator Rover European are pleased to be supporting Sport Relief this year and are doing their bit in contributing to the nation’s Billion Step Challenge by encouraging staff across its site in Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, to donate an amount of money for every step they take to the office to buy cakes!

Carole Hand, Director at Rover European and the brains behind the fun idea explains “Here at Rover European we are passionate about fundraising for charities and supporting the local community. Last year we raised just over £4000 for local children’s charity Allsorts, who do a fantastic job supporting families in and around Gloucestershire who have children with complex needs and disabilities.” She adds “We’re very excited to be holding our very first cake sale and with the support of keen members of staff, our friends and family, we’re baking cakes for our Sport Relief cake sale, which is being held on Tuesday 20th March. Through over 2000 projects, Sport Relief helps vulnerable people, across the UK and around the world, to live happier, healthier and safer lives and relies on charitable donations from the general public and businesses like ours.”

Established in 1947, family run Rover European provide memorable coach holidays to top destinations across the UK and Europe. With interesting itineraries, exciting destinations and comfortable door to door travel, the company prides itself on offering great value for money holidays for people of all ages. In addition to their renowned UK and continental holiday tours, the company also boasts a jam-packed programme of exciting Day Trip’s catering to various interests. Besides excursions to cathedral cities and market towns, for those looking for something a little bit different, Rover European are running a trip to see the must-see musical comedy ‘Shrek’ at Bristol’s Hippodrome theatre in August. Plus, a trip to the ‘Festival of Light’ at Longleat in December, a winter spectacular, is not to be missed by families with small children.

For further details of the company’s efforts for Sport Relief this year or to request Rover’s 2018 Holiday Brochure, please call 01453 832121, alternatively email [email protected]