Silver Travel Advisor Partner - Travel Department
Discover an inspiring new world with the experts at Travel Department
Travel Department is Ireland’s leading escorted tour operator, with multiple departure airports across the UK. In Scotland these depart from Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow. In Northern Ireland they fly from Belfast (plus Dublin and Cork) and for passengers from the South they depart from Bristol and a range of London airports. They have over 23 years’ experience of crafting beautifully curated, inspirational itineraries to worldwide destinations, all accompanied by expert local guides. With many Irish nationals travelling on their tours, the mood is upbeat, friendly and light-hearted, with conversations, story-telling, and sometimes even a little singing and dancing extending late into the evening. It makes for a fun, inclusive group where everyone feels welcome.
Just pick your preferred airport in the drop down menu under ‘Find your perfect escorted holiday’.
Over 140 destinations worldwide
The programme spans over 140 exciting destinations across Europe and the rest of the world. Tours vary from city breaks to week-long tours. The choice of countries covers Italy, Spain, Portugal and Croatia, or further afield we have perfectly planned escorted holidays to India, China, Russia and Vietnam. In 2020 we are introducing a new 12-night tour of Japan. We also have a Nile Cruise combined with Cairo and the Red Sea resort of Hurghada.
NEW – Light and Relaxed Tours
We’ve created a new ‘Light and Relaxed’ range of European tours with smaller group sizes. These have been crafted to give you plenty of time to relax as well as enjoy wonderful excursions, all in the company of expert local guides. It’s the perfect blend of relaxation and cultural exploration and of course, everything is included from flights, accommodation, transfers, excursions and an expert local guide. These holidays have been carefully crafted so we can discover some of our favourite destinations in a smaller group size and with the highest possible safety standards. Read more about all of our new tours.
Perfecting all the details
We are experienced and passionate about what we do, recruiting the very best guides and holiday planners, who work meticulously to perfect every detail and we constantly check the quality of everything we offer from hotels, airports and cruise ports to excursion destinations.
We also recognise that service is everything, so we encourage customer feedback to continually develop and improve what we offer you. That’s also why customers come back to book with us again and again. They love the camaraderie of being with like-minded people and the ‘Craic’ of joining our Irish groups, knowing they’ll see and experience the best of the world and have plenty of fun along the way.
Flexible itineraries offer great value for money
Dispelling the perception that escorted holidays are often too rigid, each itinerary offers you the best of both worlds with included scheduled group excursions, led by knowledgeable guides, plus free days with the opportunity to explore at your own pace. The ease of this approach makes Travel Department tours great value for money and the perfect choice when you want the reassurance of a guide, but also the flexibility to make the holiday your own, using your free days for solo exploration or to join one of our optional excursions.
Reassuring local guides
We work closely with our friendly, local guides who impart their insight and knowledge of each destination in the programme. Travel Department guides are passionate about sharing that knowledge and work hard to enhance each holiday, from pointing out the best tapas bars and shops to restaurants known only to the locals. We find their advice can make independent days just as memorable as the ones with an included excursion.
All Travel Department holidays are ATOL protected (license 9373). Travel Department is also a member of AITO, the Specialist Travel Association. AITO checks that all its members are professionals, so you don’t have to, and all AITO members sign up to a Quality Charter ensuring the highest standards.
To discuss your accessibility and assistance requirements, please call 020 7099 9665 before you book.
Read Features and Reviews about Travel Department
- Read about author, Muriel Bolger. She really enjoys escorted tours with Travel Department.
New low flexible deposit option
We have introduced new low flexible deposit for all new bookings made between June and 30 September 2020. If after booking, your plans change, you can amend your tour or departure date with no additional fee, or swap your deposit for a gift voucher up until 18 December 2020 or the date your balance is due (whichever is earlier). Your special Silver Travel Advisor discount of £150 per booking is also valid.
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