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 over 23 years’ experience crafting beautifully curated, inspirational itineraries to worldwide destinations, all accompanied by our expert local guides.
Wide range of regional departures
Departing from the UK, we offer the ease of a wide range of regional flights. In Scotland these depart from Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Glasgow. In Northern Ireland we fly from Belfast and for passengers from south west England we offer the convenience of flights from Bristol. In 2020 we are significantly expanding the range of flights from London using Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted.
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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.
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 our 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. The 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.
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