We are a small team of well-travelled professionals who share a wealth of first-hand knowledge and specialisms. Driven by a desire to provide the best service possible, you’re dealing with seasoned experts who have the contacts, integrity and professionalism to get it right.
Knowledge, service, passion and trust continue to underpin everything we do at Real Holidays.
I fell in love with travel accidentally. Growing up in the Peak District I was obsessed with hill climbing and dreamt that one day I would climb Everest. So I went to teach in Nepal, where the Himalayas would be within reach.
I think I must have been born with a love of travel embedded within me. As a little girl, I longed to travel to far-off lands. I finally got my chance on my gap year, when I worked in Zimbabwe for 6 months.
Twenty years and counting for me at Real Holidays! I’ve been here a long time, and I’ve seen many changes in travel destinations, hotels and how we book holidays but what has always stayed consistent is the foundation of Real Holidays.
My most formative years were spent living in Africa, where I was the ultimate bush child having adventures that I can only dream of giving my children. We also called India & Pakistan home which gave me a deep respect for diverse cultures.
My first taste of the freedom of travel came when I was separated from a hostess as an unaccompanied minor aged 11. Being lost in the airport didn’t faze me and I was transfixed with the planes landing and departing to far-off lands.
You won’t find any ‘off the shelf’ holidays on this website. That’s because we can take you anywhere in the world and create any experience you’d like. We’re not limited by fixed destinations, itineraries or hotels and we won’t restrict you by date or budget. Instead, you can dream big or small, and think far and wide or closer to home.