Offering escorted tours for the discerning traveller, Travel Editions started operating over 23 years ago with the clear intention of offering a range of cultural short breaks and extended tours which would appeal to 'travellers' not 'tourists' and whose itineraries were not readily available on the high street – the legion of loyal customers that travel with them year after year shows that this philosophy is succeeding!
As the years have passed, their range of tours has developed and diversified. More than 20 years ago they launched a rail holiday to Provence travelling by Eurostar and TGV to Avignon – today this is one of nearly 30 tours that use this mode of transport – the journey becomes part of the holiday and is one of the most environmentally friendly ways to travel.
They also offer a large range (72 in 2017) of special events in the UK with expert speakers, concerts, special dinners in historic locations such as the SS Great Britain and many other unique events that bring the culture and history of our wonderful country to life. This has been expanded to adopt the same principles on short educational trips abroad which is found in their Art & History Abroad programme.
The size of the group varies depending on the tour. They limit some holidays to lower numbers to suit the nature of the holiday such as Walking in Western Crete, Cuba, India etc. These are limited to approx. 20-30 passengers per group to enhance your experience and reduce their impact on the local areas.
For their Europe by Rail series and most of their Europe by Air holidays, the maximum you will get in a group is 49 passengers but often they operate at around 30-38.
Most of their UK British Heritage Tours have a maximum capacity of 49 (some less) but the odd one or two such as Queen Victoria’s Island Retreat, Bristol and Brunel, can take up to 100 due to the size of the venue and nature of the event. However, if there are large numbers, you will be divided into two coaches of 49 each so you still do not feel as if you are in a big group.
Their philosophy remains the same however: 'to offer the benefits of group travel but to treat every customer as an individual'.