We want to take you on your best holidays, full of memorable experiences and pinch-yourself moments in thrilling destinations around the world. Whether it's being buffeted by the spray at the foot of Niagara, meeting a Terracotta Warrior first-hand, or gazing down on Rio from alongside Christ the Redeemer, we want to share the world with you!
A forward-thinking young Italian named Antonio Mantegazza started it all back in 1928 when he purchased a rowboat to transport visitors across Lake Lugano in Switzerland. Big things come from small beginnings and as Antonio grew his business our sister company Globus was born.
From that came Archers Holidays in 1994 - launched as a 'direct to the customer' holiday company, years before Google, to give holidaymakers the choice of researching their own holidays instead of going into a travel agent's office.
As the years have gone by the difference between booking 'direct' and through your travel agent has disappeared, but our ambitions to give you the most memorable holiday, at the best prices we can, has remained.
A brand new website and a refreshed look hasn't changed the basics - we're committed to making your holiday and travel planning as smooth as we can, and to find new ways of giving you greater value for money along the way. We've introduced new destinations and our Platinum tours with even more access and sights packed in, and a price promise guarantee for our touring holidays to give you peace of mind. Above all, we’re still the same loyal, family-run business with a commitment to delivering great value holidays to you, our customers, every single day.
When it comes to holidays we know everyone has different needs and wishes. So we make sure we create our holiday experiences with this in mind. And we always listen to what's important to you so that, when it's time to travel, the whole experience is as smooth as possible.
You’ll be picked up at home and whisked off to your departure point (within 50 miles) in a private, air-conditioned car, with a driver who’ll happily load and unload your luggage. At the close of your trip, you’ll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again.
You pay the lowest price available on the day, and there will never be any hidden costs. What you see is what you get. No extras, surcharges or other nasties that could take you by surprise.