ECT Travel - Specialist Tours for Groups & Individuals

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. 

ECT's wide range of meticulously-planned, ready to book tours are ideal for individuals looking for an inspiring holiday in the company of like-minded travellers. Themed around our areas of expertise, these tours travel to key events such as the Keukenhof festival and must-see destinations from the Loire Valley to Singapore.

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. 

Worldwide Floristry Tours

Explore the world’s most prestigious floral events, discover hidden, flower-themed gems and learn from the big names of floral art

International Textile Tours

Discover historic collections, be inspired by contemporary trends and meet makers in their studios

Educational Tours

Inspire your students and make learning come alive with our floristry, agricultural, garden and horticultural-themed tours

Garden Tours

Explore Europe’s finest garden landscapes and experience the continent’s most spectacular horticultural events

Bridal Floristry

Gather ideas, commission your own wedding flowers from boutique growers and learn how to make bouquets and button holes

Alumni Travel

Partner with us to create thought-provoking, immersive tours custom-made for your alumni

Strictly Jane Austen

Immerse yourself in the novelist’s elegant, Regency world

Christmas Markets

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


WAFA 2020 Jaipur

The next World Flower Show will be in 2020 in the exotic, Indian city of Jaipur. Travel with us to experience the most colourful WAFA yet

Special Interest Groups

Let us create a bespoke tour tailored to the specific interests of your group, club or society

ECT & The Quilters' Guild

Travel to the world’s leading quilt shows and exhibitions through this unique programme, created in association with the Quilters Guild


Discover exciting floral events and destinations across the world on our unique NAFAS programme

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.