Thornes International’s 2017 heritage transport holidays included a tour built around a vintage bus gathering that attracted over 70 vehicles — others are planned for the UK and Europe in 2018

A 1960 Foreland-bodied Scania Vabis, built to the right-hand-drive layout common at the time. Its saloon is divided into three sections for smokers, non-smokers and freight.
The 1964 Arna-bodied Scania Vabis prepares to leave Bergen Airport upon arrival of the Thornes Independent group. The driver is fastening the luggage compartment door.

In an increasingly competitive holiday market, Thornes International has established a niche for itself with a small programme of heritage transport holidays each year, blending coach travel from a bygone age with stays in quality hotels at destinations with a strong transport interest.

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