We want to get to know you - find out what you like, what you love and what you would rather do without - so that we can create a tailor-made holiday where every detail is curated to you and your needs.
No two travellers and no two itineraries are ever identical. Each is truly original. Our thoughtful team of knowledgeable experts are here to do the hard work for you. To take care of every need and smallest personal request from the second you contact us to the moment you return home from another memorable trip or adventure, be that a week in Europe or a year travelling the world.
Whether you want to go wild and track game with San bushmen in the Kalahari Desert, or learn the art of pizza-making with your family in the Tuscan countryside, we provide something a little different on our tailor-made holidays. Not only do we have the inside scoop, bucketloads of experience and specialist knowledge in a huge variety of destinations (our team have lived or travelled in 161 countries, and counting), but we also have a whole portfolio of additional extras and services to take your trip to the next level.
These include a roster of expert guides and our network of clued-up local Concierges to ensure you’re making the most of your precious time away, plus seemingly simple but infinitely wonderful fast-track services through security and immigration in airports, fun packs for little travellers and a handy app to keep all of the important info in one place.
From your personalised itinerary to the service you’ll receive, it’s the tiny details that matter and make an enormous difference. We’ve proudly been doing detail since 2003 (a crisp and icy morning on the 6th of January, to be precise) and we want to share our experience and passion with you.
Original Travel is delighted to announce the launch of The Voyageurs Collection, a portfolio of itineraries co-created with France’s award-winning tailor-made travel company Voyageurs du Monde and designed specifically for the English-speaking market.
The Voyageurs Collection showcases creative and original itineraries inspired by Voyageurs du Monde’s longstanding travel savoir faire, in partnership with their British colleagues Original Travel. The itineraries are designed to inspire and give a flavour of the sorts of trips Original Travel can arrange, with every holiday tailor-made entirely from scratch.
Tom Barber, Co-founder of Original Travel, says: ‘Each of the itineraries on The Voyageurs Collection has been curated using the strong destination knowledge of the region-specific consultants at Voyageurs du Monde in France and the Original Travel team in London. They represent the combined expertise of these two award-winning teams, who together form part of the leading luxury travel group in Europe.’
Original Travel is a multi-award-winning travel company based in London and offering tailor-made holidays to over 80 countries worldwide. Since its launch in 2003, the Original Travel team have created some 50,000 itineraries - from honeymoons and dive adventures to family holidays and sabbaticals - for their discerning clients.
Voyageurs du Monde was established in 1979 and is the leading specialist in bespoke and adventure travel in France. The company also owns hotels in South Africa, Brazil and Morocco, and an old steamboat, Steam Ship Sudan, built at the end of the 19th century and still the finest boat on the River Nile in Egypt.
Alongside unparalleled travel expertise, Voyageurs du Monde and Original Travel also offer a unique set of additional services including a network of clued-up local Concierges in their destinations, exclusive ‘like a local’ experiences and by carbon off-setting the flights and ground transportation on all their clients’ and staff’s trips. This carbon neutral travel pledge is achieved through contributions to the group’s Foundation, which plants 1.5 million trees in locations around the globe every year.
All UK travellers - and French travellers flying with Air France – also enjoy a range of airport services, which include airport meet and greet, fast track check-in, fast track security (at selected airports), lounge access and pre-booked flight seats as part of every booking.