Small Group Tours 2021/22

Well, 2020 was a challenging year for so many of us and I hope that you and your loved ones are keeping safe and well during these unprecedented times. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our clients who moved their departure dates or rebooked different holidays with us for travel in 2021 and beyond. In fact, many of our group tours are filling up for this year already, so we urge you to reserve your place as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Protecting the health and safety of our clients, partners and employees is and always has been our number one priority. Rest assured we will follow strict hygiene and Covid-secure measures to keep you safe during your travels. If there are any updates to the health and safety protocols for your holiday, you’ll be immediately informed and kept up-to-date. Many of our small group tours have flexible deposits, so you can move to another tour or book on a later departure if you need to. We won’t be collecting balances until the tour reaches its minimum numbers and we're confident that the tour will be operating as planned. However, should the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office advise against all but essential travel to a destination; or restrictions are put in place by the destination itself preventing the fulfillment of the holiday within 30 days of your departure, then we will offer to postpone your trip, offer credit against any future departure, or refund all monies paid. We really look forward to welcoming you on one of group tours in 2021 or 2022. When you are ready to travel again, we’ll be here.

Andrea Godfrey Brand Manager

The history of Small Group Tours

It all started with a Small Group Tour to Albania

In the 1970s, our very first Small Group Tours of British travellers began pioneering trips into the then People’s Socialist Republic of Albania. Half a century and thousands of successful group tours later, we're entering into our 50th anniversary year and are proud to continue to push the boundaries of travel and share our passion for our destinations with you.

We may have moved to a bigger office in Bristol, and our country portfolio may have grown exponentially, but our ethos remains the same: to offer experiences and holidays that go beyond the ordinary and delve deeply into the history and culture of the regions we feature.

In a brand new interview, Neil Taylor, former co-Director of Regent Holidays, discusses the founding of the company, born out of one man's desire for adventurous and off-the-beaten-track travel. Discover how Regent Holidays went from one man in a van with a passion for the unknown to an industry-leading tour operator with a portfolio of 60 destinations, and learn about some of Neil's favourite experiences and memories along the way.

"How many Regent holidays have we been on? Probably 9. We started in Albania in 1985 and since then we’ve been to North Korea, Vietnam & Cambodia, Israel & Palestine, Greenland, Chernobyl, Moldova & Transdniestra, Svalbard, and Iran. For us, a small group tour is the ideal compromise. People make holidays, not ticking places off a checklist and a small group tour means you get to know everyone quickly. There’s someone there to chat to in the evenings, to share the experience with. The vehicles you travel in are small enough to get into inaccessible places and your guide gets to know you as an individual."

The Reeves

Regent Holidays clients

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