Process

When Larry and Kay Berke first opened the doors to Royal Travel & Tours in 1972, the world was a different place - no internet, no bucket websites, no European Union with just one currency! But they knew then what we still know today: our experts can bring any traveler the extras they just can't secure for themselves, as well as saving them endless hours searching for deals.

Whether it's a room or cabin upgrade, a hotel credit to make that special dinner even more special, or info on an island you've never even heard of but really must see, we have the depth and breadth of knowledge to bring you the very best of what this world has to offer ... all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the ride.

We're here to do as much - or as little - as you like.

Personally speaking

We want to get to know you - your likes and dislikes, travel pet peeves, even your bucket wish list. Your consultant will guide you every step of the way ... your wish is our command.

Can we talk?

We want you to be confident that your trip really is going to measure up to your expectations. We will work with you closely to make sure we understand your wants and needs ... so feel free to speak freely! The more we know (problematic great-aunt? Nut allergies? Cousin who turns simply green at the thought of boat travel?) the better we can serve you.

Following up

Once we've got the basics in place, your consultant will get to work creating sample itineraries for your experience. We know that your situation may evolve (and our flexibility means that that is no problem), so we'll put together some initial ideas to get the ball rolling. Once you've had a chance to look at the possibilities and talk them over, give us a call! We'll either keep on planning, or we'll be happy to change tack to suit you.

Making it official

Once you've signed off on the plans, we'll create your official itinerary so that you can begin to focus on the fun parts! Note: using points for air travel? Please let us know sooner rather than later: airline blackout dates may need to dictate some of the timing for the trip.

Optional extras

Once the big picture is nailed down, we can start to think about the little things together - spa day? Private dogsled excursion for the kids? Babysitting at the resort so that you can have that deserved dinner a deux? We really can do it all - and we'd love nothing more.

Many of the flights and flight-inclusive holidays we offer are financially protected by ATOL. But ATOL does not apply to all flights, holidays and travel services. Please ask us to confirm what protections may apply to your booking. If you do not receive an ATOL certificate, the booking will not be ATOL-predicted. Please see our conditions for further information. We are also a member of ABTA, which means that you have the benefit of ABTA's assistance and Code of Conduct. All our non-flight package holidays are covered by a scheme to protect you if the supplier fails.