We have partnered with experiential travel experts, Tripsmiths, to bring you a unique collection of carefully curated trips, tours and hotels, designed for you, the Independent Traveller.

All our hotels are tried and tested with every facet of the hotel reviewed by leading travel experts and writers. These experts have in-depth knowledge of these destinations (many are often residents) to allow them to select only the very best.

Our trips offer you the chance to go behind the scenes of your destination, often travelling in the company of inspirational people - from Rick Stein and Sarah Raven to Joanna Lumley and James Martin - giving you unique experiences and insights that you won't find anywhere else. Our trips range from short breaks, learning escapes and cultural tours to rail adventures, small ship cruises and river voyages, both in the UK, Europe and beyond.

Why book with us?

  • We use our knowledge to cut through the white noise to present you with the best available trips
  • You have the chance to travel with like-minded people
  • We only partner with the best travel operators
  • Your money is safe because your holiday is protected by one of the following schemes: TTA, ABTA, AITO and ABTOT
  • Flight-inclusive trips are also ATOL-protected

About Tripsmiths

Tripsmiths Media is the pioneering travel and media company that partners with the world's leading tour operators and media brands to deliver exclusive travel experiences and unique content.

All our trips are approved and protected by at least one of the following: