We are 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. We 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 our 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. We are experienced and passionate about what we do, recruiting the very best guides and holiday planners, who work meticulously to perfect every detail, constantly checking the quality of everything we offer from hotels, airports and cruise ports to excursion destinations. 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. Their advice can make independent days just as memorable as the ones with an included excursion. 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 their Irish groups, knowing they’ll see and experience the best of the world and have plenty of fun along the way. All our holidays are ATOL protected. We are 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.
Reasons to tour with Travel Department
Excellent customer service
Creating fantastic experiences
Over 140 destinations to explore
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