Why Choose TouringAndCruising.com?
Touring and cruising are two closely related travel styles. Tours can be by mini-coach, bus or involve excursions aboard small ships, trains and flights. They can be a walking or a cycle tour. Both ocean and river cruises stop in ports and the land visits are conducted by coach and train. So let us help you decide by offering a search and compare site.
There are many styles of tours and cruises to choose from with something for everyone and every age. We like to offer smaller ship and expedition cruises, but we will also book all the mainstream ocean cruise operators.
What's the story behind the brand?
We are a small family run company that puts customer service first. Managing Director Geoff Monk started working in tourism as a hotel manager, working for Hershey in Eastern USA, Sheraton in Brisbane Australia and Novotel and Swallow Hotels in the UK. In the late 90s he set up a travel agency and Global Coach Tours became his first online venture. Together with his wife Sue Monk and her sister Carolyn Williams, they serve customers worldwide. As customers began asking for other travel experiences such as river and ocean cruising, it made sense to build another web site that made a search even easier, so TouringAndCruising.com was born.
We focus on working with a select number of tour operators with whom we build close relationships and get to fully know their holidays. We work with around 20 tour companies and have trading agreements with hundreds more, plus most major cruise lines. All the brands have UK based offices or representatives which gives you financial peace of mind that your holiday is fully protected. Whether you book only one travel element or more than one, your money is safe. ATOL protection will also apply if you book travel plus a round trip flight from the UK with us bought at the same time.