ECT Travel - crafting unique journeys and remarkable holidays

About ECT Travel Garden Tours

Who we are

We are a small team of passionate, curious travellers based in the beautiful English city of Bath and are proud to have been creating inspiring holiday programmes all over the world since 1993.

We believe that holidays should be more than just a welcome break from the daily routine; we believe that they should also connect you to your destination’s history and culture and be filled with opportunities to participate, rather than simply observe. Our decades of experience and close ties with local experts and specialist associations mean that our itineraries stand out from the crowd. We seek out the hidden gems and the less travelled roads while also ensuring every detail is meticulously planned so that you can focus on what really matters: time spent with friends, exploring new places and soaking up unforgettable new experiences.  

Your holiday, your way

We are flexible!  You can opt for the ease of one of our ready-to-book itineraries, or go bespoke and allow us to create a dream programme just for you. We welcome individuals, couples, families and small groups. 

New tours…new destinations

We are constantly seeking out new destinations, and new experiences in familiar ones, to share with the people who travel with us. As well as our ever-popular range of European and UK tours, we also have a new range of extraordinary holidays to unmissable destinations including India, South East Asia, the Carribbean and the South West Pacific. 

Special Interest Travel

Why not follow your passion around the world? Whether it's discovering ancient hand looms in India or pioneering gardens in Singapore, taking part in workshops with cutting edge floral artists or seeing red panda in their natural environment, nothing beats travelling with people who share your interests. Our contacts with experts across the globe and strong partnerships with specialist organisations such as The National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies (NAFAS), Plant Heritage and The Quilters' Guild mean that we are able to design unique and inspiring tours for family and friendship groups, clubs, societies and even corporations looking for an unusual team building experience.

Your safety and confidence are our top priorities

Customer care is at the heart of what we do. Our track record shows that our tours consistently meet - and often exceed - expectations and our many repeat travellers testify to our exemplary service. (You can read what people say about us here).

Coronavirus has changed the way we travel and we know that now, more than ever, you need to feel that you are in safe hands. You will be reassured to know that: 

  • We are meticulous about the partners we work with, from the airlines to our chosen hotels and venues, ensuring that they comply with the highest hygiene standards.

  • Our tours are accompanied by an experienced Tour Manager who will look after you every step of the way.

  • We comply with all necessary travel legislation as required by the UK Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992. We operate a Trust Account for our groups travelling by coach, which ‘ring-fences’ their payments until tour departure. This means that, in the unlikely event of our financial failure, the Trustees of the Trust Account can authorise the full reimbursement of customers’ payments whose tours are affected, or have not yet departed.

  • All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or, for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate, go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate Our ATOL number is ATOL 6545. ATOL Protection extends primarily to customers who book and pay in the United Kingdom.

  • We offer crisis management certification and support. Staff at ECT take part in an ongoing programme of ‘Code Red’ training. In the event of any unforeseen incident occurring, all ECT employees are ready to respond in a professional manner to the needs of our customers and their relatives.