European Connoisseurs Travel (ECT) is a well-established British tour operator specialising in floral, quilting, textile, educational, garden and Christmas market tours around the world. Our level of service, knowledge and expertise means that we can tailor travel, accommodation and tour itineraries to suit the needs of each group, whether that is a special interest club, a class of students or a small group of friends looking to share a unique holiday. We also enjoy working in partnership and association with both corporate and charitable organisations such as NAFAS, Plant Heritage and The Quilters’ Guild. 

Based in the beautiful heritage city of Bath, ECT is constantly expanding and adapting its tour programmes to keep pace with our changing world and your travel interests, while proudly maintaining a tradition of excellence in travel services that has been the company’s hallmark for more than 20 years. 


Floristry Tours

Come with us to discover the world’s most prestigious floral events, its hidden, flower-themed gems and to watch leading floral artists in action. We also offer tailor-made floral trips, from weekend tours to longer excursions, throughout the year.

Quilting Tours

Travel with us to Alsace, Houston, The Netherlands, Nantes, Ontario and Prague to experience the best quilt shows and exhibitions the world has to offer.

Educational Tours

Inspire your students and make learning come alive with our European floristry, agricultural, culinary and horticultural tours.

Garden Tours

Join us to explore Europe’s finest garden landscapes and experience the continent’s most spectacular horticultural events.

City Breaks

We can arrange a bespoke city break for your group to more than 15 European destinations.

Strictly Jane Austen

Immerse yourself in the novelist’s world on one of our unique Jane Austen Experience Tours.

Christmas Markets

Travel with us to soak up the festive atmosphere in Bruges or Bonn, or create a Pick & Mix of Europe’s best.

Why choose ECT Travel

Over 20 Years of Experience

ECT is a reliable choice of tour operator with an established history of upholding standards of excellence in its tour programme delivery.

ATOL Protected

You are in safe hands when you fly with us as our ATOL Licence provides financial protection when you book a package holiday or flight.

World Travel

Speak to our helpful travel sales consultants and discover an unbeatable selection of tours to new global destinations such as Singapore and the USA.

Your Satisfaction

"...absolutely excellent and I would be very glad to go again. Graham, our tour guide, could not have been better. We all had a wonderful weekend." C. Taylor.