The Ultimate Travel Company was founded in 1991 by Nick Van Gruisen, Rowan Paterson and Martin Thompson with the objective of selling high-end, bespoke holidays and escorted journeys worldwide.

Bridge & Wickers, a specialist operator of tailor-made tours to Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the South Pacific, was purchased in 2011 to complement the expertise within The Ultimate Travel Company. Specialising in inbound tours to Europe, for museums, cultural institutions and private parties, Specialtours joined the fold in 2010 to add further diversity to our Escorted Tours division. Ultimate Challenges was created in the late 1990’s to provide trekking and biking expeditions for charities, corporates and private groups. TUTC-logoBridge-&-Wickers-Logo-BlackUltimate-Challenges-logo  specialtours_logo_01