About Us

group tour operator

Silverblue Tours Ltd. is an inbound and outbound tour operator specialising in tailor-made special interest groups.

We are a fully bonded member of ATOL which means that you are fully protected if any of the suppliers of your tour go out of business.

Our Mission

We truly believe that being part of a school or group tour is a once in a lifetime experience and every child should have the opportunity to take part in one. Not only does it bond a group in spirit but it also enriches each person’s character. In all senses, being part of a team tour creates a sense of belonging and the memories will remain forever. Click here to set the ball rolling with your next tour.

Why go on a group tour? Read our blog here

Our Managing Director – Laura Keene

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Laura began her career in tourism in Germany when she was just 19 years old and working for a specialist group tour operator. After completing her tourism diploma in Germany she spent several years working for a large wholesaler in London gaining experience in art tours, history tours and pilgrimages across Europe. With itchy feet she set off for Australia and into the sports tourism market looking after incoming tours to Australia from the UK and other countries. A few years later, finally back in the UK, Laura was disappointed by the lack of true personal service of many larger companies and decided to set up Silverblue Tours Ltd to create truly unique and memorable group tours.

Group Tour Operator Expertise

Our staff have been arranging school and sports tours for over 12 years and have a wealth of experience in all fields. Our clients travel with us year after year so that is testament to a great tour. Our staff have personally visited nearly every destination we offer and can advise you on everything from the best time to travel to where to eat in the evenings.

We will guide you through the entire tour planning process from the initial decision where to go to the last checks prior to departure. Whilst on tour you will be in the friendly and capable hands of our local ground staff but still be able to get in contact with us at any time.

Besides school sports touring parties we also arrange music, history, garden, art and other special interest tours.

We strive to provide tours that are unique and our mission is to facilitate a truly memorable and wonderful experience.

We invite you to contact us to see how our experience and knowledge can add value to your tour. Silverblue Tours Ltd is owned by Laura Keene. You can be assured of her personal attention at all times.

Your Protection

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    ATOL Protected 9326

    Our air holiday packages are ATOL-protected by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). Our ATOL number is 9326.

    • All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme.
    • When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate.
    • Please ask for it and check to ensurethat everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it.

    Please see our booking conditions for further information or, for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate, go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate

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    International Passenger Protection

    In accordance with “The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations1992” all passengers booking with Silverblue Tours Ltd are fully protected for the initial deposit and subsequently the balance of all monies paid to us, including repatriation if required, arising from cancellation or curtailment of your travel arrangements due to the insolvency of Silverblue Tours Ltd

    There is no requirement for Financial Protection of day trips, and none is provided. This insurance is only valid for packages booked that DO NOT include flights as these are covered by our ATOL licence.

    Consumer aware: Your booking is insured by IPP Ltd and its panel of insurers. – This insurance is only valid for passengers who book and pay directly with/to Silverblue Tours Ltd. If you have booked and/ or paid direct to a Travel Agent for a holiday with Silverblue Tours Ltd please request proof of how the booking is secured as this will not be covered by IPP Ltd in this instance.

    This Insurance has been arranged by International Passenger Protection Limited and underwritten by Certain underwriters at Lloyd’s. For further information please go to www.ipplondon.co.uk

    CLAIMS PROCEDURE:
    Download Claims Form from www.ipplondon.co.uk
    Any occurrence which may give rise to a claim should be advised within 14 days to:

    International Passenger Protection Limited Claims Office
    IPP House
    22-26 Station Road

    West Wickham Kent BR4 0PR United Kingdom

    Telephone: +44 (0)20 8776 3752 Fax: +44 (0)20 8776 3751

School Travel Forum

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Silverblue Tours Ltd is an Assured Member of the School Travel Forum (STF) and in booking with us you can be secure in the knowledge that we:

  • Understand and facilitate the needs of educational travel
  • Have effective Safety Management Systems in place, specifically focused on travelling with young students
  • Offer fair terms and condition and the best financial security


To ensure our health and safety standards are maintained our systems and procedures are fully audited annually by independent experts.

STF membership is the benchmark for good school tour providers; consequently it is an Awarding Body for the prestigious Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge

The Outdoor Education Advisors Panel (OEAP) endorses the Quality Badge and requests Local Authorities to recommend the use of Badged Providers and require the minimum of additional paperwork where Quality Badge accreditation is in place.

This means that you can book your trip with confidence, meet your due diligence and reduce the amount of External Provider paperwork necessary.

 

 

Travel insurance is not included in your package but it is extremely important that you organise this at time of booking. If you are not already covered by your school or local council please the Endsleigh logo below.

Read our booking & payment Terms and Condititions

Silverblue Tours Ltd. is registered in the UK – Company Registration number – 5914628
VAT #889747731