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Why Choose

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 was born.

Reputable Partners

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.


Buyer Confidence

We provide full consumer protection including ATOL for tours that include flights

High Expertise

We have over 20 years experience serving our customers as a global travel agent

Great Value

We always give great value with no booking or credit cards fees

Global Sales

We have customers worldwide and can email all tour documents upon purchase

Fantastic Service

We are award winning travel agents with a reputation built upon our great service

Amazing Tours

We hand pick only the very best tours from a wide range of diverse tour operators is a website owned by Geoff Monk and operated by Global Coach Tours Ltd T1174. We act as The Global Travel Group Ltd in connection with the sale of travel products. Unless specified as the operator, The Global Travel Group Ltd is the agent of ATOL protected tour operators and other principals.

All travel arrangements booked with us are protected. Many of the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. But ATOL protection does not apply to all holiday and travel services listed on this website. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. If you do not receive an ATOL Certificate then the booking will not be ATOL protected. If you do receive an ATOL Certificate but all the parts of your trip are not listed on it, those parts will not be ATOL protected. Please see our booking conditions for information, or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: