Travel made personal

33 years of tailored experiences

Our world of inspiration

Established in 1989, we are an independent travel company known for our personal touch. Made up of knowledgeable travel professionals, we design your trip from scratch, giving you access to our first-hand experience to create a holiday you’ll love.

Just think of us as your personal travel planner

After 33 years of designing holidays, we’ve learnt that everyone holidays in a different way. That’s why we like to get to know you first and understand your needs before we apply our travel expertise.

We save you hours of planning time by researching and refining the best options. We set realistic expectations and explain why we think each element is ideal for you. After all, the proof of a perfect holiday is when you come back to us and book another – which is what many of our clients have been doing for decades.

Travel with Confidence

We want you to feel confident when you book with Real Holidays. Our highly personable and bespoke service is more relevant than ever to today’s travel landscape and we are here to talk through every element of your holiday.

Having a fully flexible and financially protected booking gives you the confidence and reassurance in your arrangements, leaving you time to look forward to your holiday.

Our knowledgeable expertise underpins everything Real Holidays do

  • Just a short letter to thank you all and Real Holidays for giving us both a holiday to remember after waiting over 2 years for it to come to fruition. A fourth brilliant holiday and all the hard work that goes in so we can enjoy ourselves.

    Nick & Mal, Amalfi Coast - July 2022
  • It was really such a special trip to Sri Lanka for our family - all the more so in the circumstances of Covid. We had such a fabulous time - we absolutely loved Sri Lanka, and everything that you arranged for us was perfect. We couldn’t be more grateful to you for all your patience and assistance in making it happen.

    Sophie & Martin Haines - Jan 2022
  • Thank you for the delicious Prosecco that awaited us in our room. And thank you most of all to the whole team for arranging the best holidays and always being there to look after us.

    Ursula and Sally - Dec 2021
  • We really felt very looked after by all of you at Real Holidays - so a very big thank you. We will definitely recommend you to friends and look forward to travelling with you ourselves again.

    Colleen Rosser - Nov 2021
  • We just wanted to say a huge thank you for planning our holiday and looking after us so well in keeping us informed when needed. We had a wonderful time and everything worked perfectly.

    Lynda, Dave, John and Heather, Greece – Sept 2021
  • Hi Rob, I had the best time it was absolutely perfect and exactly what I needed. Thank you so much for suggesting it and for being so helpful with all my questions.

    Clare, St Lucia – Aug 2021
  • Thank you for persevering with the numerous changes and for keeping us so well informed. It was much appreciated. If we had not had that degree of service we would almost certainly have cancelled and written off 2021.

    John, Pelion & Skiathos - Sept 2021
  • The holiday itself was extremely successful from a logistics point of view, and as to be expected fantastic from an experience point of view. Europe is definitely open and people should go and Real Holidays gave us the confidence to do so.

    Gemma and Mike - June 2021
  • Thank you for all your hard work in organisation, we had a great time thank you. Pindus mountains were lovely, not a Brit in sight!

    Hugh, Greece - Aug 2021

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How it works

Your personal travel planner will devote hours of expertise, years of knowledge and every ounce of passion to create a holiday you’ll love.

  • We get to know you

    Your travel planner talks to you and learns about the experiences that suit you best

  • We design flexible holidays

    Any aspect can be refined, and we explain the pricing and itinerary in full

  • We do the booking

    Everything is taken care of from bookings to restaurant reservations

  • We support you

    From start to finish, and everything in between, we’re always here for queries or help