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About Us

Devised and crafted by our team of expert Travel Specialists, our stunning destinations offer a lifetime of unforgettable holiday experiences, from self-drive adventures to polar voyages, wildlife safaris to expert-guided tours. We’ve been at the forefront of tourism to Iceland, Lapland and the polar regions for over 35 years and are proud to be one of the UK’s leading independent specialist holiday companies.

Choosing a holiday isn’t easy. Typing a few words into a search engine might seem the quick, easy option, but it can quickly lead to information overload, confusion and frustration. More crucially, you will miss out on reliable, personal advice.

At Discover the World, you can be certain of three things:

  1. We are experts in every destination we offer and we will put our heart and soul into creating an unforgettable holiday for you.
  2. We will use our expertise to advise you on holidays that are tailored to your exact requirements, your budget and timescale.
  3. We offer a unique, no-quibbles 100% guarantee to give you complete peace of mind while on holiday.

Authentic Experiences for Passionate Travellers

How we’re different

Discover the World champions the fight against the bland and predictable! We know that our clients are passionate and discerning travellers looking for authentic, exciting and meaningful experiences on holiday. That’s why we only feature destinations that we’re genuinely passionate about – and have firsthand, in-depth, expert knowledge of.

When Discover the World’s founder, Clive Stacey, first visited Iceland over 40 years ago, his three-week trip became a life-changing adventure that laid the foundation for what is now one of the UK’s leading independent travel companies. No other UK operator knows – or loves – the country better. In 1993, we ran the first-ever whale watching trip there, while our self-drive and escorted holidays continue to trail-blaze exciting new itineraries.

A similar approach of inspiration, insight and innovation spearheads all of our other destinations – from Alaska to New Zealand. We’re not a small, inexperienced travel operator. Nor are we too big and impersonal. Our friendly team of Travel Specialists know their destinations inside-out and will channel Discover the World’s 35-plus years of expertise, enthusiasm and passion into making your holiday amazing.

Many of our clients travel with us time and time again – and recommend us to others. Not that we’re ever complacent. We strive to continually improve our holidays based on client feedback. We also set the highest standards in terms of business ethics – for example, we guarantee no surcharges whatsoever once your holiday is booked with us. And if anything happens which you don’t like, between booking your holiday and returning home, you will be able to make direct contact with our managing director, Clive Stacey.

2018 was a very special year for us as we celebrated our 35th anniversary. In that time, we’ve become one of the UK’s leading independent specialist travel companies thanks to our passionate team, inspirational travel partners and loyal clients. We’re now the UK’s leading tour operator to Iceland and the Icehotel, but at the same time we’ve added dozens of new destinations – from Alaska and New Zealand to the Chile and The Faroes – places which appeal to those who share our love of discovery as well as the wild and spectacular.
Clive Stacey

500,000 happy clients since 1983!

We’ve been there

There’s nothing like personal experience from someone who’s been to elevate your holiday out of the ordinary. Our Travel Specialists have it in bucket-loads. They regularly visit their destinations and will guide you through every stage of planning your holiday, sharing their experiences and helping you choose between the different options available. If you can’t find the itinerary you’re after, they’ll tailor make one to your individual requirements. They will also offer the best price available at the time of booking.

Our flexible itineraries have been carefully researched and fine-tuned to include the places we know our clients will enjoy – from iconic sights to hidden gems. Over the years, we’ve developed special partnerships with the best hotels, activity providers and local guides – and that can mean only one thing: your holiday will be special too.

We’re with you all the way

When you book with us, our unique 100% Guarantee protects you, your family, your holiday and your finances. It also ensures that you experience a quality, value-for-money holiday and will be looked after by our expert team every step of the way. When you travel with us, you’re in safe, experienced hands. It’s as simple as that.

The personal touch

We will put our heart and soul into creating an unforgettable holiday that’s tailored to your exact requirements. With their firsthand knowledge and passion, our Travel Specialists will guide you through every step of arranging your holiday, saving you time and often money by creating a trip that is personalised, excellent value and far from ordinary.

Award winning

We have consistently won awards from the travel industry including the British Travel Awards and Wanderlust.

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