Our approach

  I founded Shearwater Travel because I love travelling and seeing the world.  And wherever I go I like to stay active and in particular I like to walk.  Partly because I love the exercise but also because it brings me closer to the country, landscape and people.  There are lots of specialist walking holiday companies who put together fantastic walking trips, either as part of a group or privately.  But more often than not when I travel I want to have walking as part of my holiday but not the whole focus.  

At Shearwater Travel we focus on fabulous destinations with great walking opportunities.  We find holidays for our clients that suit their holiday style.  We can book you on full walking tours in guided groups and on self guided walking tours.  But we also offer something that we believe other agencies do not.  And that is we have found some of the best destinations for walking and done extensive research to ensure that when we book our customers on holidays their hotels are within easy reach of some of the nicest walking in that country without compromising on the quality of accommodation and ease of access to other sights and activities.  This means that you can be as active as you wish. You might only want to have a few half day strolls, you may want to mix flopping on a beach with a few days’ walking or you may want something more strenuous.  Either way, we work very hard to source exactly the right holiday for your travelling style. We provide you with details of guidebooks and maps which cover the area and ideas of literature, film and podcasts about the area to get you ready for your trip.  The critical thing is that the level of activity you undertake is in your hands.  

We work with over 200 hundred suppliers to find you the right holiday.  When you book a trip with us you can ave peace of mind that you have booked with a reputable tour operator and have the full protection of the Global Travel Group Protection Promise.  

How are we different from other travel agents?

  • personal touch - we get to know you and your travelling companions, focussing on what you want to get out of your trip. You will only ever deal with one person at Shearwater Travel and we are happy to communicate with you in whatever way suits you. By email, phone, FaceTime or meeting you face to face in a coffee shop
  • independence - we're not tied to any tour operator, air line or other supplier.  So we genuinely look for what's best for you
  • security - We only use suppliers who are ATOL protected and many of them are members of ABTA. As a travel agency, we are bonded by the Global Travel Group Protection Promise which means that your travel arrangements are protected
  • concierge service - our concierge service means that not only do we arrange your flights, accommodation and tours but we also can arrange airport parking, airport hotels, airport lounges in the UK and overseas and fast track passes, entrance tickets, excursions and resort transfers.  We can even make a restaurant booking for your first night.
  • variety - We have over 200 suppliers which span all areas of travel.  We can book all types of trips from villas and beach holidays, to cruises, private or group tours, river cruises, specialist holidays, enabled holidays, ski holidays.  You name it, we can book it.  

What our clients say about us

"Nicola organised a great city break to Marrakech for us. She chose a beautiful riad, organised a hike in the Lower Atlas Mountains and even booked a restaurant for us on our first night. She was really friendly to deal with. I will definitely use her again"
Aly Higton

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