Why book with us?

The simple answer is – peace of mind.

At the Artisan Travel Company, we pride ourselves on our knowledge of our holidays and destinations. We have a wealth of expertise and staff members who are always on hand to offer guidance and first-hand advice throughout.

“We are a well-travelled family; having stayed in many places around the world. Without doubt this is one of the best holidays we have had; and we cannot speak highly enough of the experience. The overriding word to describe this holiday is “QUALITY”. From our first phone call with Andy; through to the bookings and arrangements done by you; the flights; airport arrival; transportation; hotel and activities; all faultless and of the highest quality. Regarding the Wilderness Hotel; its location; service; food; quality of room; amenities; organisation of the activities; again, all faultless and of the highest quality. We will also be giving it the highest recommendation on TripAdvisor; as well as your company and your service……. In summary, the hotel is outstanding; and the whole trip was one of the best. Thank you to the Wilderness Hotel; Andy; you and your company for everything.”
M Wilde, January 2020

From helping you to choose the perfect holiday and selecting any personalise options, to promptly answering any pre-departure questions and quickly rectifying problems in the unlikely event that things do not go to plan; customer service is at the heart of everything we do.

“Thank you so very much Emma for all of that very useful information.
Both yourself and Graham have done so much to help us with our holiday, to answer our questions and to provide much appreciated tips that will enable us to make the most of our few days in Finland.”
D Jones, March 2020

When you book with a fully bonded and reputable licensed tour operator such as The Artisan Travel Company, you have considerably more financial protection and professional assistance included that would not be in place should you choose to book your package independently.

“I want to thank you for being there and taking my calls and speaking honestly to us. So glad we dealt with a company such as you, where we feel like talking to friends, rather than an anonymous call centre.”
L Bradley, July 2020

As 2020 has shown us, unexpected and unavoidable things can happen before departure and if this is the case then our team will do everything possible to rearrange your holiday should it be cancelled by us or our local partners. If it is not possible to rearrange your holiday, then you will receive a full refund*. If for any reason your holiday has to be cut short, rearranged, or curtailed then we will arrange this for you all without extra cost or any undue stress**.

“The holiday and your service were excellent and we would happily book again with you as it was exactly what we were looking for. I can’t praise Garry (our guide) enough. He tailored the days to meet our needs, was knowledgeable and excellent with our son. One highlight was being taken to a traditional Canarian restaurant on the final day. The service of your company was also excellent, especially the communication in the lead up to the holiday and with all the issues surrounding COVID. A difficult situation handled very well by everyone we spoke with which has shown your company in a great light. All staff we dealt with responded quickly to any questions. It felt like staff genuinely cared that we enjoyed our holiday – not something we have experienced with other larger tour operators. We would happily book with your company again.”
J Bulmer, August 2020

Both our head office and local teams are also on hand while you are away and our operations team are available 24 hours a day to assist you. We genuinely care about our guests and are exceptionally proud of the holidays and destinations we feature. We want you to have the best experience possible and will do everything in our power to make sure that happens. The vast majority of the time that is exactly what happens but in the extremely unlikely event that you do face any issues, having the support of an expert team like ours can prove invaluable.

“I would especially like to thank whoever was on duty on the evening of the Thursday 20th December. We were caught up in the Gatwick drone incident. We had long waits in both Ivalo and Helsinki airports but a member of your staff took time to organise our flights home the following day……. We very much appreciated your help.”
S Brown, December 2018

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