Travel made personal

32 years of tailored experiences

Our world of inspiration

Established in 1989, we’re an independent travel company based in Islington. Over the past three decades, our portfolio of trips has evolved but our founding pillars – Knowledge, Service, Passion and Trust – continue to underpin everything we do.

Just think of us as your personal travel planner

After 30 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.

Book 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 full transparency in your booking gives you the confidence in the flexibility of your arrangements. Read about the many ways we continue to support you.

Knowledge, Service, Passion & Trust underpin everything Real Holidays do

  • 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 again for your dedication in arranging everything. It definitely ticked the box in terms of a holiday where Arpi and I could relax because Timothy's needs were catered for, so I'm really grateful to you for coming up with such a suitable suggestion.

    Joanna and Arpi – Sept 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

A Railway Route

Through the Swiss Alps

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Winter in Venice

and the Dolomites

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Fabulous Villas

For multi-generational holidays

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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