About Us

Authentic Experiences for Passionate Travellers

Do you yearn for the open road? Or do you prefer leaving logistics in the hands of an expert guide? Offering everything from escorted small-group holidays led by the best guides in the business to leisurely self drives, or how about a perfectly formed short break? We provide maximum choice and flexibility and we’ve been tailor making spectacular holidays for 35 years. We’ll show you hidden gems and take you on unforgettable adventures. We’ll recommend our favourite, tried-and-tested hotels and suggest itineraries and experiences that reveal the magic of a destination – whether you’ve got a few days to spare or several weeks to immerse yourself in a country.

Speak to a specialist

At Discover the World you can be certain of three things…

  1. We are experts in every destination we offer.
  2. We’ll personalise your trip to match your wishlist, timeframe & budget.
  3. Our unique 100% guarantee gives you complete peace of mind.

We’ve been there

There’s nothing like firsthand experience to elevate your holiday out of the ordinary. Our Travel Specialists have it in bucketloads. They’ll 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.

discover the world travel specialists team

500,000 clients have travelled with us since 1983

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.

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.

35 years of inspiration and innovation

  • Family run & independent since 1983
  • Tailor made destination specialists
  • Financial & consumer protection
  • Award-winning specialist travel company
  • Feefo 4.7/5 review rating – see all our reviews
2018 is a very special year for us as we celebrate 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 Chile to Namibia and New Zealand – places which appeal to those who share our love of discovery as well as the wild and spectacular.
Clive Stacey


We like to make a big thing of our small print. Here’s a quick-glance summary of our industry-leading 100% Guarantee.

  • Our Experienced Team From your initial enquiry, you will be looked after in a prompt, friendly and efficient manner.
  • No Surcharge Guarantee Once your booking is confirmed, we guarantee there will be no price increases, come what may.
  • Travel Disruption Charter If the unexpected occurs, our travel disruption charter team are on call 24/7 to make any necessary alternative plans at no extra cost.
  • Flexible Pricing Our flexible approach to pricing ensures we give you the best possible price at the time of booking.
  • Price Promise If you find the same holiday elsewhere at a lower price, we will do our best to improve on it.
  • Financial Security We are ATOL and ABTOT protected, which means your financial security when booking holidays and flights with us is guaranteed.
  • Consumer Protection Our membership of ABTA and AITO gives you complete consumer protection and means you can travel with confidence.
Responsible Travel

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

We first launched our Arctic Experience collection nearly four decades ago. 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.

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