Fancy a Cuppa?

Fancy a Cuppa?

There's nothing quite like a refreshing cup of masala chai after a day of exploring in Mumbai. Lucky for you, our expert guides know all the best street sellers, making sure you get to really live like a local.

Miranda - Original Traveller. India

Summer Lovin'

As we head for the chilly days of winter, our friends in the southern hemisphere are looking forward to summer. In New Zealand the rather beautiful Lupin flower pops up across the countryside in November and December.

Katie - Original Traveller. New Zealand

Sensational Safaris

Safari is one of the most emotive words in the travel lexicon and South Africa has it all - Big Five game, epic scenery and some of the best luxury lodges and camps in the world.

Isabel - Original Traveller. South Africa

Picture Perfect

The picture perfect countryside and villages of the Cotswolds are quintessentially English - enjoy a traditional afternoon tea in a quaint tea shop after a morning of antiquing.

Dominique - Original Traveller. The Cotswolds

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Luxury tailor-made holidays from Original Travel

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Northern Lights

Northern Lights

Swedish Lapland is one of the best places in the world to see the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis, the extraordinary natural light show that occurs in the depths of winter.

amalfi positano

Amalfi Coast, Capri & Rome

Amalfi Coast, Capri & Rome

Colourful Balconies

Porto & the Douro Valley

The Brits have long had a penchant for port, but the vineyards where the fortified wine is created and the eponymous city of Porto are, in themselves, a delight.



The scenery is striking in its diversity, from plunging canyons to soaring mountains, lush rainforests to arid Altiplano.



The youngest country on earth, and one of the most fun.

Sunset over market in Marrakesh


Morocco is an immediate and exciting immersion in another world, where Arab and Berber blood, history and culture are inextricably bound.

Geirangerfjord in the Sunshine


Who needs Canada when you've got big country and polar bears on your European doorstep?

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Travel advice, information and inspiration from the Original Travel team.

A Guide to Travelling with Toddlers

Welcome to the exciting new world of family travel. You may have to make a few (temporary) compromises to your former travel life but we're here to help with the transition. Here are our top tips for surviving (and enjoying!) family vacations whilst travelling with tots. Are you sitting…

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Where You've Been in 2017

At the end of every year we love to take a look back at some of the amazing trips we've planned for our clients, and this year there have been some absolute stonkers. We're talking intrepid honeymoons, adventurous sabbaticals, secret beach breaks, fun-filled family getaways, cultural…

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What's Hot For 2018: Trending Travel Destinations

Here at Original Travel, we are always looking ahead with wanderlust and planning for our next worldwide adventure. We're pleased to say that we've sat down and looked deep into our crystal ball (the office globe) and are excited to share with you our hottest destinations to visit in 2018 -…

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Bali: For Everyone

For some, mention the words 'Indonesia' or 'Bali' and images of barely clad Australians sprawling over Kuta beach, surfing by day and partying by night pop to mind. This may be the truth of some few areas yes, but there is so much more to Indonesia; an archipelago made up of over 17,000 islands...

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A Cotswolds Exploration

The Cotswolds are filled with chocolate-box villages and conjure up images of a more traditional time gone by. A hugely popular destination for tourists and locals alike it is a well-known and well-documented region of England. However, we were keen to see some of the hidden gems and…

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Safaris Through Expert Eyes

Introducing our latest Original Travel recruit, Matt Shock, who's just spent a year guiding throughout Namibia, South Africa and Botswana, lucky guy! We asked Matt to share some of his expert insight into what it's like to be a guide in Africa and what some of his most memorable experiences…

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Our Ultimate Foodie Destination Bucket List

Bucket lists: we all have them. Climb a mountain, learn a new language, run a marathon - all excellent achievements before kicking said bucket but also all rather, how to put this, saintly. Here at Original Travel we've been cooking up a bucket list of an altogether more indulgent nature:…

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A Private Tour of Scotland

Scotland is somewhere I thought I knew well, I have visited countless times in the past and was sure I had soaked up all the key sights. That is until I co-hosted a Rebecca Recommends trip with nine lovely American travel agents (almost all of who had never visited before.) Experiencing…

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Getting into the Spirit of Halloween in the UK

The UK's horrible histories are not just for Halloween; with spine-chilling sites, creepy castles and eerie experiences across the country, we are sure to get you into the 'spirit' of things with the spookiest tours that can be enjoyed year round.

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Parental Advice on Holidays with Teens

To all parents of teenagers, welcome to your essential survival guide to holidaying with your charming teens. Let us introduce you to Polly, mother to four teenage boys and winner of Original Travel's inaugural Parental Bravery Award. If there's something about holidaying with teenagers that…

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A Deep South Road Trip in Numbers

I've just returned from an epic road trip through the USA's Deep South, a place of charming cities, sweeping mountains and musical marvels. Rather than try and put it into words, the best way to describe this region is actually in numbers…

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A Survival Manual To Flying With Infants

Welcome to our dedicated Survival Manual for flying with your little ones. No one wants to be the parent of a screaming infant on a flight, so if you want to avoid looks that could kill, here are a few tips from all of us Original Travel parents to minimise the chances of an incident at…

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RT @tombarber: Mercifully the recent hurricanes missed Bahamian beaut #HarbourIsland (or, to the locals, ‘Briland’ - why use 4 syllables w…

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An Original Travel survival manual for flying with infants... #FamilyTravel…

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Liz's Original Diving research trip Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.

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New blog post: Where You've Been in 2017. A few examples of some of the amazing trips that we have organised this year...

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We are hiring for the role of Sales Performance Manager to join our rapidly expanding team at our office in London. This is a new role with a primary focus on developing, coaching and identifying training needs for our 30-strong sales team. Passion and demonstrable knowledge of sales techniques, management, training and development are required. Experience of working in sales and a passion for travel are essential! Please send your CV and covering letter to Neill at For more information on the role please see:

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"Wild dogs have graced us with their presence three times during the season, the most recent being in October. The pack had increased to 13 which is wonderful. We hope 2018 will see many more." A lovely note from Michele and Reon reflecting on an excellent season at Old Mondoro Bush Camp in Zambia's Lower Zambezi National Park.

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We think that South Africa makes for a fantastic family holiday, especially for your first family safari. At Original Travel, we completely understand that every family is unique. So, why not take a peep at some of our itinerary ideas that can be added into your tailor made and completely personalised family holiday?

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Alexandra, one of Original Travel Americas’ specialists, has just returned from a trip to the Galapagos and took these wonderful wildlife photos of a Galapagos land iguana, an ADORABLE baby sea lion and an (upside down) Sally Lightfoot crab. The incredibly diverse and rich wildlife found in Galapagos is what makes this volcanic archipelago such a special and unique place to visit.

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It's that time of year again... we've sat down and looked deep into our crystal ball and are excited to share with you our hottest travel destinations to visit in 2018...

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Original Travel were delighted to sponsor our client Garlinda Birkbeck's 'Signs of Life' photography exhibition from her recent trips to Iceland, Patagonia and the Atacama Desert, and hosted by Crawshays.

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Mexico is a perfect blend of premium white sand beaches, diving Meccas, colourful towns, culture galore, historical sites, deserts, jungle and fabulous cuisine...

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The private view of Garlinda Birckbeck's 'Signs of Life' photography exhibition, sponsored by Original Travel, is featured in Tatler's Bystander...

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