The British Isles, tailor-made.

We love luxury and style at Ampersand Travel, but we also love to engage with our destination. Our motto is ‘luxury is in the experience’: superb food, art, architecture or the great outdoors – these are the things we adore. All over the British Isles – from London to the Scottish Highlands, from the New Forest to County Laois – we know the best country house hotels, the smartest city hangouts, the most ravishing mountains to scale and the loveliest lakes to relax by. What we love most of all though, is revealing these treasures to our clients by designing their perfect tailor-made British Isles experience.

James Jayasundera
Founder & Managing Director of Ampersand Travel

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Highclere Castle A QUINTESSENTIAL DOWNTON ABBEY EXPERIENCE

Not just for fanatics, our 11 day Downton Abbey itinerary takes you on a tour of the UK giving the perfect taste of the grand history of the British aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the early 20th century. It conveniently provides the perfect backdrop for an exploration of the most beautiful, iconic and interesting properties across the UK.

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Chewton Glen Beach FAMILY-FRIENDLY HOTELS

The British Isles are perfect for family holidays, be it a short weekend break or a school holiday. From natural landscapes like the Lake District, New Forest and the Scottish Highlands to the Harry Potter Studios, London’s many child-friendly museums and world-famous toy shop Hamley’s, there is just so much on offer.

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Gidleigh Park Devon Uk 9 GIDLEIGH PARK, DEVON

An impressive Tudor style manor house in the heart of the ethereal Dartmoor National Park, this property provides the perfect escape deep into the country side. Picturesque walks, historical houses and quaint villages are a stone’s throw away, just waiting to be explored. This historical hotel has gone from strength to strength, building a name for itself around the two-Michelin star restaurant under the Head Chef Michael Wignall.

AMPERSAND The Bespoke Luxury Travel Experts

At Ampersand we believe that ‘luxury is in the experience’: whilst we love travelling in style, we’re not afraid to step off the usual circuit in order to experience something exceptional. We specialise in exclusive tailor-made holidays that are perfect for honeymoons, cultural tours, family trips, wildlife adventures, sabbaticals and multi-generational holidays.

Since 2003 we have established ourselves as a leader in creating luxury tailor-made tours to the Indian Subcontinent, Southeast Asia and the Far East. And in keeping with our desire to share the places we know and love best, we are thrilled to add Africa and the British Isles to our portfolio of destinations.

Our clients are mostly private individuals who recognise that time is their most precious asset and want to entrust it to experts with a well proven track record. This smoothes out the planning process and ensures that they have the most rewarding and memorable experience possible. We also look after some of the world’s most acclaimed museums and organisations who rely on us to arrange once in a lifetime small group tours for their most important patrons.



I had a very lovely time and was looked after splendidly. My first visit to India could not have been better, save for being longer! But I shall return at some point and I shall look to you to make the arrangements.
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
I thought the Ampersand team was outstanding. We couldn’t have hoped for anything more.
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India
Everything you did for us whilst we were away was hugely appreciated, and Ampersand has been exemplary in every way. I'll always recommend you!
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
So many highlights to choose from! The hotels were amazing but Maya Villa was a highlight… I loved just hanging out in the hammock reading my book and watching the peacocks chase the cows!
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka
Ampersand’s preparation, attention to detail and interaction before and during our trip show exactly why good travel agents have a role in today’s internet booking age. They were a delight to deal with!
- Mr David Wallace, North India
We had a wonderful holiday - everything was perfect. Thank you for helping us to make a thoughtful plan to enjoy and make most out of our trip. The places we visited, the guides, the transportation and driver, the hotels selected... Everything was great!
- Jaime Benitez, South India
Without question, you put together the best trip I have ever taken. We were shown around like visiting dignitaries, the hotels were fantastic and the itinerary was just right. Everybody I know will hear about how amazing Ampersand is!
- Leslie Siben, India
Difficult to articulate just how good the service from you and your team really was. We know you will continue to do well and hope we have the chance to seek your assistance again before long.
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India

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