Discover the World - Creating Outstanding Holidays for over 30 Years
As one of the UK’s leading tailor made destination specialists we have been creating inspirational holidays for 30 years, to the places we know best and enjoy travelling to – Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Canada, Alaska and the Arctic, and further south New Zealand, Australia and Antarctica.
We are passionate about the countries to which we operate and can plan any type of holiday, from a short weekend break through to a luxury adventure and everything else in between. Our collection of imaginative holidays includes thrilling winter adventures and laid back summer explorations, epic wildlife watching, expedition cruising, self drive itineraries and small group escorted tours.
Full Tailor Made Service
Our expertise lies in tailor made travel and our team of travel experts can tailor make your holiday to suit you, be that customising one of our itineraries or creating something bespoke. We can arrange flights, accommodation, car hire, excursions and activities, as well as a number of 'extras' such as insurance and airport parking. Our tailor made team are here to make your holiday that bit more special and create a unique travel experience just for you. Contact our team today »
Meet the team
Enthusiastic, dedicated and passionate about travel, our team will do their best to make sure your holiday runs smoothly from start to finish.
Events & Exhibitions
Find out details about our up-and-coming in-house events and exhibitions we will be attending.
How to book
As a fully bonded tour operator with ATOL and ABTOT, and a member of ABTA, when you book your travel arrangements with us you are fully protected every step of the way thanks to our 100% GUARANTEE
A key benefit of booking with a UK-based tour operator, is that you are covered by very stringent British travel industry regulations and UK legislation throughout your holiday.
In-depth knowledge and a close working relationship with local and international conservation groups relevant to our destinations help us to underline our responsible attitude towards tourism.
Make an enquiry
Whether you have a quick question, want to enquire about availability or request a personalised quote, one of our Travel Specialists will then be in touch.
Complete Financial Protection
We hold the highest bonding criteria available in the travel industry - with ATOL licensing your flights are protected by the Civil Aviation Authority, and as members of ABTA and AITO you'll have financial protection.
So when you travel with us, you are in the safest, most experienced hands – 24/7.
Our Expert and Friendly Team
With such a profusion of destinations, holidays and experiences on offer, it is not always easy to know where to start planning your holiday. Everyone has an opinion and it's easy to get confused by all the comments posted on holiday review websites.
This is where our expert team can help. Our travel specialists are here to guide you through your holiday planning and answer any questions you may have. They know our destinations inside out having travelled extensively or even lived there and this first-hand knowledge enables them to create a holiday to suit your interests, timescale and budget, as well as give practical advice and insider tips.
Come and Meet Us
We're based in Banstead, Surrey. As well as a team of over 80 staff members, the office is home to our friendly chocolate labrador, Sam. You're welcome to come and visit, talk about your holiday and pick our brains. Our team are passionate about the destinations they sell and would love to chat with you about them. We also exhibit at various exhibitions as well as host events at our office.
We select our ground operators and suppliers based on the highest levels of service, value and quality available and we constantly monitor their commitment to customer satisfaction. Other than in exceptional circumstances and by prior agreement, we do not accept bookings through travel agents. Any saving in travel agents' commission is invested in maintaining and improving our first rate service and high quality products (our holidays!).
Comprehensive Travel Information
Once a booking is confirmed we provide all our clients with comprehensive travel documentation. Depending on which holiday you choose, this can include detailed travel tips; tour dossiers; guide book; road atlas; audio guides and/or other materials – all included as part of the holiday. The literature we provide will help you get the most out of your time away and make your holiday even more enjoyable.
Our Iceland self drive clients have access to a new and exclusive service called iDiscover, a fully integrated information system available via an iPad Air that is loaned to them for the duration of their holiday. Find out more »
We believe Responsible Tourism is about finding the right balance between minimising our impact on the environment and yet not losing the ability to open minds through new experiences and interaction with cultures different from our own. Find out more »
We are proud to have a diverse group of nationalities within the company and always have our eyes open for new people to join our team. Find out details of current vacancies »
Our Heritage and Awards
2014 saw Discover the World reach a rather special landmark - 30 years since we first launched our Arctic Experience collection. Having cut our teeth in the Arctic regions all those years ago, since then we have created many new and exciting holiday concepts and now operate around the globe.