Our directors have also been on quite a journey. They’ve worked in the world-wide travel and hotel industry all their lives. Nick Van Gruisen was a professional guide in Botswana and Southern Africa, and Rowan Paterson organised wildlife trips and treks through the Himalayas.

Back in England they created The Ultimate Travel Company - a specialised, privately-owned travel company with far-reaching expertise and a personal touch. Which means our directors now journey into the office on a day-to-day basis, bringing their dedication and inspiration with them.


  • The experience to help enhance your itinerary - or tailor-make you an entire journey
  • Expert local knowledge and regional, on-the-ground guides so you enjoy the ultimate experience
  • Personalised, budget-centric journey planning and attention to detail
  • Specialists in long distance luxury holidays, European breaks, wildlife safaris, cruises, beach and adventure vacations, special occasions and family holidays
  • In daily touch with our regional partners across the world; people who have the professionalism and local knowledge to guide on the ground
  • Responsible tourism, sustaining local culture, wildlife habitats and eco-systems
  • Substantial donations to regional charitable initiatives