House of Travel Ferrymead has been operating for 27 years, originating as House of Travel Linwood on Buckleys Road where it specialized in Pilgrimage tours and specialty holidays before relocating to Ferry Road and rebranding as House of Travel Ferrymead.
These days the business has grown and evolved and Owner Operator Mel Hubber (nee Lowen) believes her team are one of the most well-travelled and experienced in the business.
'We absolutely stand by the value we offer to our travel community and this has been proven time and time again with Covid and weather events over the last few years'. 'We are only a phone call away if you need assistance and our priority is protecting your funds by using our preferred suppliers, and providing flexibility so that we can assist if things do need changing'.
We also like to take the time to thoroughly advise you of any travel restrictions and visa requirements and take pride in our final documentation which we provide electronically as well as hard copy of everything in an eco friendly wallet for you to pick up.
During these times of greater complexity we are working by appointments to ensure we have the time to cover all of these details in depth.
'We believe strong relationships with clients and suppliers are key to success in the travel industry and believe each of the team have a strong work ethic and values that compliment the House of Travel philosophy of enriching people's lives through travel.'
'These days it's about ensuring we are with clients on their journey every step of the way - from the initial search phase, then the actual travelling phase, and then returning home with feedback and booking the next one phase!'
Their core business is holiday packages to the Pacific Islands and Australia, North America, Worldwide Cruising and River Cruising (top shop for Avalon waterways 2015 and 2016;) UK and Europe independent travel and guided holidays, African adventures and everything in between.
Pilgrimage tours and group travel remain a key focus and so does searching out the best value Business class fares and how to take advantage of lounge access and airline memberships.
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🎄Our Christmas Hours:
22nd December: 9am - 2pm
23rd December - 26th December: CLOSED
27th December: 10am - 4pm
28th December: 10am - 4pm
29th December: 10am - 4pm
30th December - 2nd January: CLOSED
3rd January: 10am - 4pm
4th January: 10am - 4pm
5th January: 10am - 4pm
8th January: Back to usual business hours
An exploration of the Njords of Norway, Svalbard and Spitsbergen.
I recently returned from exploring the Fjords of Norway, and a small ship expedition of Svalbard and Spitsbergen with Quark Expeditions.
Highlights included a full circumnavigation of Spitsbergen, sightings of 13 polar bears, plentiful walrus encounters, braving the artic waters during the polar plunge and viewing pristine glaciers that stretched as far as the eye could see...
Uniworld River Cruise.
A fantastic opportunity to cruise from Amsterdam to Basle on their beautiful flagship SS Antoinette on their most popular night itinerary - Castles on the Rhine. Fabulous food, sightseeing and company. This was one of the best cruises I have been fortunate enough to experience...
There's something wonderful about having a Eurail pass over a European summer and I took the opportunity for a personal three week holiday to explore places I had only dreamed about, Portofino, Venice and Croatia. I travelled solo and had an Italian rail pass, booking key reservations as it was the peak of summer and flew into Milan and out of Zurich...
Kenya and Tanzania
Two weeks exploring the Masai Mara and Serengeti would have to be one of the most incredible trips i have ever been on. We did a variety of ''fly in' and road safaris and stayed at a variety of permanent tented camps in beautiful accommodation with &Beyond and Sanctuary Retreats as well as Nimali Lodge in Tarangire...
ITALY - FROM COAST TO COAST
In 2017, I spent two weeks travelling through Italy. Being my second trip to this beautiful country it was fantastic to get the opportunity to visit some different area's that I hadn't yet had the chance to see.
We spent a fantastic few days in Rome and DEFINITELY recommend the skip the line passes for the Vatican and Colosseum. The Sistine Chapel was absolutely incredible and absolutely blew me away!
Let's make holidays better, together