About Us


Real Holidays was established in 1989 and is an independent travel company based in Islington, north London.

Our ethos is to provide a personal, professional and knowledgeable service to customers that are seeking an exceptional client experience at great value with a company they can trust to deliver. 

From luxury beach holidays and guided cultural explorations to active family holidays and independent fly-drives – we have the knowledge and expertise to provide a diverse range of inspiring holiday experiences. 

Our small team of well-travelled consultants have a wide range of skills and experience, each with their own areas of specialism. We very much believe in working as a team to share our knowledge of hotels, local guides and experiences and it is not unusual to have the entire team discussing ideas for your holiday. 

Our high level of repeat and referral business from loyal and satisfied customers is testament to our expertise and service. Find our more about What Our Customers Say.

Why Choose Real Holidays?

Unique & Flexible Holidays

We like our holidays to be as unique as you are, so all of our trips are completely tailor-made to your specific requirements. We aim to provide inspiring travel ideas and authentic experiences, taking you away from the well-trodden path.  Our portfolio of destinations and trips is always evolving, and we pride ourselves in a flexible approach to your travel needs - whatever they may be.

First-Hand Knowledge

We research hotels and guides personally so we know if they are right for our customers, and our team have years of first-hand experience of a diverse range of holiday types and destinations.

Personal Service

We provide a truly personal service, building long-standing relationships and really getting to know our customers. With a high level of attention to detail and professionalism, you can rely on us to look after you before, during and after your holiday.

Honesty & Integrity

We pride ourselves on our honesty and integrity. We care about our customers and will not sell a holiday which is not right for you.

Value for Money

We offer exceptional levels of knowledge and service at a fair price. We don’t promise to be the cheapest but are always competitive, and believe the value we offer is second to none.

Reassurance & Financial Protection

We are on hand to assist you should the unexpected occur, and have a 24 hour emergency contact number for your reassurance.  We are bonded by the Civil Aviation Authority and ABTA meaning your money is secure when you book with us.

Book with Confidence. We are a Member of ABTA which means you have the benefit of ABTA’s assistance and Code of Conduct. All the package and Flight-Plus holidays we sell are covered by a scheme protecting your money if the supplier fails. Other services such as hotels or flights on their own may not be protected and you should ask us what protection is available.