Celebrating 25 Years

Thank you for making us the Ultimate Travel Company

We would like to thank you all for helping us make the first 25 years of Ultimate Travel so much fun and so fulfilling. To celebrate, we've created a map for you to enjoy with 25 inspirational travel ideas - plus one! 

View our 25 inspirational travel ideas here >>

Following a decade pioneering trekking and wildlife holidays in the Himalaya, Rowan Paterson and Nick Van Gruisen started the company as Worldwide Journeys & Expeditions in 1991. The plan was simple, to take the innovative skills we had honed from our Himalayan days and to apply them globally, but without compromising our personal and friendly approach.

25 years on, and renamed The Ultimate Travel Company with a portfolio that truly covers the globe, we are still as fully committed to the same hands on philosophy.

While we like to think we have achieved our dream, we do know that none of this would have been possible without your loyalty, support and encouragement. So a huge thank you and here's to the next 25 years!


  • 24/7 emergency contact
  • Established for 25 years
  • ATOL, ABTA, IATA protected


  • First-hand experience to every destination
  • Only the best guides and local partners used
  • All holidays designed to suit individual needs


  • 70% repeat and referral business
  • Support local charities world-wide
  • Access to senior directors 24/7