Escorted Tour Specialist
Wherever you choose to explore, however you choose to travel, we believe it’s the people you’re with that make all the difference to your precious time away. We’ve specialised in providing escorted tours across the globe for over 50 years, and we still love to share our passion with like-minded people.
From fascinating history to awe-inspiring natural wonders and the chance to learn something new, shared experiences in good company are something you’ll never forget. All of our award-winning tour itineraries have been carefully crafted so you can take in a destination’s most iconic sights, its famous traditions, culture and cuisine, while still discovering its hidden treasures. We love to share the journey of discovery, exploring new lands and experiences with you.
A COMPANY YOU CAN TRUST
WHEN YOU BOOK A TRAVELSPHERE HOLIDAY, YOU CAN SIT BACK AND RELAX
We take care of everything for you, from organising the transport and booking the hotels to arranging visits to the ‘must-see’ sights as well as some undiscovered, off-the-beaten-track destinations. You’ll be accompanied by an experienced Tour Manager whose unrivalled knowledge and enthusiasm will help you to uncover the real heart and soul of a place.
FANTASTIC VALUE FOR MONEY
Your holidays mean the world to you and we want to ensure you get the most from them. This is why we pack so much into your holiday. Flights, transfers, accommodation, world-class Tour Managers and many local excursions are a given. Your included meals, which are customised per tour, give you a flavour of the local culture and cuisine but there is always plenty of time to explore for yourself.
THE SIGN OF YOUR PERFECT HOLIDAY
We understand how an amazing travel experience can make a lasting impression on people’s lives. That’s why we take such care to get it right.
We pack as much as we can into your holiday price. Flights, transfers, accommodation, world-class Tour Managers and many guided local excursions are all a given. Your included meals give you a flavour of the local cuisine but we know you also like to explore for yourself, which is why we’re flexible.
OUR BENEFITS FOR YOU
VALUE FOR MONEY
From flights and hotels to meals and excursions, so much is included in the price of your holiday.
Returning customers are rewarded with a discount – all you have to do is re-book within six months of your last holiday.
FREEDOM & FLEXIBILITY
You’ll have free time to explore on every holiday & you can tailor your trip too with add-ons & the chance to stay longer.
Our customers give us feedback via our customer questionnaires, & we are delighted with our consistently high scores.
Our 50 years of expertise sets us apart from the competition & guarantees an enriching travel experience every time.
Our dedicated customer support team are here when you need them, offering 24/7 peace of mind.
WE'RE WITH YOU ALL THE WAY
You're in great hands with our expert Tour Managers
Our Tour Managers are some of the best in the business and they work really hard to give you the holiday of your dreams. They work closely with Local Guides to show you the very best of a destination, from the iconic landmarks to the hidden gems, and are always on hand if you need tips, advice or just a friendly chat.
Name: Aleksandra Lena-Johnson
I loved travelling from an early age. My mother instilled this passion in me, which is now my profession. Speaking several languages and calling four countries my home enables me to share all this experience with our guests. I love all destinations, but my heart belongs to the Italian Lakes, which are surrounded by snow-capped mountains and the brightness of the Sicilian skies.
My Italian heritage means I am able to introduce all of Italy to our guests, sharing with them the rich history and traditions of one of the most fascinating countries in the world.
Name: Stephen Rodaway
USA & the Far East specialist
I have been a Tour Manager for Travelsphere for four years after previously working in the financial sector in London.
My favourite destinations are all those places I have yet to visit, although there are a few places that warm the heart when I return, including China, the USA, India, and all of Europe.
There are so many aspects of my work that I really enjoy, but the most rewarding part is the enjoyment of my customers when they visit world-famous sites and landmarks. Seeing the look of wonder and amazement on a customer’s face when they first view the great pyramids or the Taj Mahal is priceless.
Name: Judy Davies
India and the Far East specialist
After leaving school I trained to be a hairdresser. However, after a holiday in the Canaries in the early 1980s, I started working as a holiday rep for some of the major tour operators. I wanted to work in long haul and became an area manager in the Indian Ocean for a well-known UK tour operator in 1996. I spent nine years working in Asia, where I had so many interesting experiences.
At the end of 2005, I decided to return to my Welsh roots and started working as a Tour Manager with Travelsphere and have never looked back!
I absolutely love working as a Tour Manager, it’s the perfect job for me, as I love meeting people, love travelling and believe in providing excellent customer care.
Name: Aideen Higgins
My years in the hospitality industry and hotel management have given me a great insight into what goes into making people’s travel experiences extra special. I enjoy showing off the sights and the differences in cultures of the countries I guide in. I love seeing people’s reactions to a unique, amazing sight, it reminds me of the first time I saw them and the wonder I felt.
I believe that when you put your trust and hard-earned money into choosing our company to look after your holiday we must ensure that in return for this confidence we give our utmost service and attention. A sense of humour together with experience, precise research, hard work and attention to detail are, to me, a winning combination for any Tour Manager.
I look forward to meeting you all and helping you to have an excellent holiday.
Name: Jacqui Saunders
If you already know me, I hope to meet you again soon, and if not, you are most welcome to join one of my tours!
When I was younger I backpacked, studied and worked all over the world so I gained experience in dealing with all sorts of spontaneous situations. After my BA hons language degree in London I worked at the Millennium Dome helping to set up the school visits there.
The great thing about my job is I get to know many lovely people from all walks of life, and I do my best to give them a special holiday.
I have many favourite destinations but I especially like Provence and the Cote d’Azur. There are the incredibly glamorous beaches, the wild mountain scenery and the rustic inland villages, not forgetting the delicious regional food and wines and the superb legacy of art, history and cinema. What more could you want?
Name: Tim Boaler
Deep South, National Parks specialist
I’ve been a Tour Manager for around 19 years and in that time I’ve been privileged to cover most parts of the world for Travelsphere. Since moving to the USA 15 years ago, I have specialised in America and I get a real thrill from showing visitors around my adopted homeland. There is such a tremendous amount to see in this great country – the stunning scenery and diverse wildlife of the national parks, the musical heritage and old-fashioned charm of the Deep South, the gorgeous autumn colours in New England, the beauty and diversity of California and the amazingly vibrant cities on both the east and west coasts.
As an Englishman living here I think I have an advantage in that I have an in-depth knowledge of the country, but at the same time understand what is going to interest our British customers the most. Nothing gives me more satisfaction than sending a Travelsphere group back home to Britain having had the time of their lives over here and hopefully having fulfilled some lifetime dreams and ambitions. And when people come back a second time, it’s like meeting up with old friends, making my job even more of a joy. What a lucky man I am!
TRANSFORMING LIVES THROUGH TRAVEL
As our knowledge of a destination grows, so does our understanding of its needs and challenges, and how we can help. Your chosen tour will sometimes include a unique chance to go and meet the people or visit the places that have benefitted from our ongoing projects which your bookings help us to support.
Our award-winning team for all your group travel needs
Travelsphere Groups is a small but highly professional dedicated team with over 20 years' experience in organising holidays for all types of groups, no matter how large or small. We were proud to be voted "Best Group Tour Operator" for an incredible 12th time in 2016 by readers of Group Leisure magazine.
Travelling as a group is a rewarding experience, but finding the perfect destination for your group can take time. That's why we're proud to give you the biggest choice of holidays, perfect for every group. We've got short breaks to Europe by rail or air, far-flung adventures and more from all our escorted tour brands.
With a choice of over 1,000 holidays from our escorted touring brands. Whatever your group's interests or budget there is sure to be something to take your fancy, whether it be a luxury Adriatic coastal cruise, a quick city break or a longer trip to explore one of our amazing long haul destinations such as China, India or Latin America. The Group Organiser is in charge, but we want you to enjoy your holiday too, so we will be involved as much - or as little - as you like. All our Travelsphere and Just You holidays are escorted, which means you will always be accompanied by one of our professional Tour Managers, giving you a well-earned break and a chance to enjoy the holiday for yourself. They will make sure everything runs smoothly from start to finish. They also have great local knowledge, so will be able to share little-known highlights and more with you.
Glen and Terry will look after all your group travel needs and help with your booking from initial enquiry to a follow up call when you return. What’s more, Travelsphere Groups offer an unbeatable package of benefits to group organisers designed to lighten your load and reward you for your hard work, including generous group discounts, familiarisation trips, presentations, free promotional material to help you sell your holidays to your members and a group organiser's loyalty scheme.