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Taverners XI tour to Corfu

Join our President David Gower and Lord's Taverners XI Captained by Andy Caddick on the historic island of Corfu this April, as part of a festival celebrating 200 years of cricket on the island.

Departing on Thursday 20 April, your five-night stay will give you the chance to enjoy the island from the luxurious setting of the Corfu Palace Hotel alongside the rest of the Taverners team and in the company of former England captain Gower who is hosting the trip.

The Taverners XI have twice visited Corfu and enjoy long-term support on the island and with Cricket Corfu which is a popular venue for touring English cricket teams. The first visit to Corfu was led by Nicolas Parsons in 1978 to coincide with the Corfu Literary Festival and the trip was successfully repeated in 2017.

We will return in 2023 following an invite from the Hellenic Cricket Federation to be part of the festival to celebrate 200 years of cricket in Greece.

As part of the festival, we will be joined by fellow teams the Lords & Commons Cricket Club, Royal Household Cricket Club, Brigade of Gurkhas Cricket Club and the Hellas National Cricket Team.

Cricket Festival Itinerary

Friday 21 April, 2023

  • Royal Household CC v Lords & Commons CC - Marina Cricket Ground
  • Lord's Taverners vs Hellas National Cricket Club

Saturday 22 April, 2023

  • Lord's Taverners v Lords & Commons CC - Marina Cricket Ground
  • Royal Household CC v Brigade of Gurkhas CC - Marina Cricket Ground
  • Hellas Women v Lords & Commons Women - Liston Cricket Ground
  • U19 Demonstration Match - Liston Cricket Ground
  • Official Gala Dinner at Corfu Palace Hotel

Sunday 23 April, 2023

  • Third Place v Fourth Place - Liston Cricket Ground
  • Presentation of the Hellenic Cricket Federation Anthem
  • Parade at the main square - Corfu Town
  • First Place v Second Place - Liston Cricket Ground
  • Awards Ceremony

The below package details includes all flights, transfers, accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis, access to two planned Taverners matches and a gala dinner.

All bookings can be made through our travel partner, Black Opal Travel Group

Group Booking Package

  • Direct return flights from and to London Luton
  • Thursday 20 April 2023 from London Luton to Corfu with EasyJet departing at 07:40 and arriving at 12:55 (EZY2395)
  • Tuesday 25 April 2023 from Corfu to London Luton with EasyJet departing at 13:35 and arriving at 14:50 (EZY2396)
  • Flights included 1 piece of hold luggage per person (23kg’s) and one small piece of hand luggage to be placed under the seat.
  • 5 nights staying at the five star Corfu Palace Hotel on a B&B basis-
  • All transfers on Corfu including hotel and cricket matches
  • Tickets to the Gala Dinner to be held at the Corfu Palace Hotel on Saturday 22 April 2023
  • Access to 2 planned cricket matches


  • £1,275 single occupancy*
  • £1,095 per person based on double occupancy*
  • £1,050 per person based on triple occupancy*

*Revised prices from those previously advertised following an increase in flight costs as of 25 January, 2023.

Outside of the standard package there is also an option to fly from Gatwick or Manchester with a supplement, and this can be booked through our travel partner Black Opal. Also, if you want to extend your stay then your flight(s) can be adjusted and your booking at the Corfu Palace can also be extended. If you choose either of these options therefore diverting from the Group Booking above, the price for the trip will be amended subject to your requirement and availability.

To Book

Please contact Alex Taylor via email or call her on 0330 041 4888 to book or discuss your requirements. 

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