About Kipling Tours
Kipling Tours are located in the historical abbey town of Sherborne, Dorset, in the heart of the West Country. We have a management team that combines over 50 years’ experience in educational travel to popular destinations in Europe and North America as well as Asia, Africa and South America.
Travelling with Kipling Tours
Our trips are all 100% tailor-made. You tell us where you want to travel to, when you want to go, and what you want to see and achieve. We will then put together a totally tailored-made itinerary which we will send to you, together with an indication of price. If anything is not quite how you want it, you can then tell us to make any changes you want. We work with you to choose the right hotels based on your budget and will always confirm selected properties in advance. Once we have agreed an itinerary we will send you our final quote and you can then finalise your booking.
Booking with Kipling Tours
We want to make booking your tour as effortless as possible, so when you contact us we will help guide you through the process and give you all the support you need to bring your plans to fruition.
Tailor Made Tours
We don't operate off-the-shelf tours and every single itinerary and tour that we run is individually designed by our experts around your specific requirements
Expert knowledge of your destination
When you contact us you can be sure that you will be able to speak to someone with in-depth first hand knowledge of your chosen destination
Our goal is always to provide you with a well-organised and high quality tour at a competitive and affordable price
Designing Your Tour
Our educational trips are all 100% tailor-made and we don’t sell pre-packaged tours. You tell us where you want to travel to, when you want to go, and what you want to see and achieve. One of our expert travel advisors will then put together a totally tailored-made itinerary which we will send to you, together with an indication of price.
If anything is not quite how you want it, you can then tell us to make any changes you want. Once we have agreed an itinerary we will send you our final quote and you can then finalise your booking.
After You have Booked
Once you have confirmed your booking with us, one of our expert Tour Coordinators will make all the arrangements for your tour. During this process they will be liaising closely with you throughout the period from the initial trip booking right up to the time that you actually travel.
The Tour Coordinator will be your constant point of contact throughout and will collate various details such as the passenger name list, any dietary requirements and any special flight requests. They will also be able to make any changes and adjustments to the tour which you may want to add after booking.
Our Management Team
Our directors have a wealth of experience in educational travel and are all very much involved in the day to day running of the company. We're all very approachable and when you call our office you may well be speaking to one of the management team.
Andy BroomManaging Director
Andy has a travel industry background that stretches back over 30 years and has an incredible depth of knowledge of our worldwide destinations. He is passionate about delivering tours of the highest quality to all our clients and takes great pride in making sure the very best travel arrangements are always delivered for every school we work with.
Hannah PartridgeOperations Director
Hannah has built an impressive career through her passion for educational travel and has over a decade of experience designing bespoke tours, managing groups, arranging itineraries and working with educational institutions. She very much enjoys her challenging role of Operations Director at Kipling Tours. Hannah is a passionate travel specialist and has travelled extensively abroad. With her love of landscapes and wildlife her favourite destinations to travel to are Iceland, Costa Rica and South Africa. In her spare time Hannah enjoys cooking, running and catching up with friends over brunch. Being a real foodie she loves exploring all the eateries of Somerset and Dorset.
Patrick SheridanSales Director
Patrick is the Sales Director for Kipling tours. He is an extremely experienced and focused travel professional with a wealth of knowledge that has been obtained from working in the school’s travel industry for the past 20 years. He has lived overseas for 14 years and feels privileged to have visited over 50 countries throughout the world. He loves working and collaborating very closely with schoolteachers, and thoroughly enjoys tailor-making special interest tour programme experiences, that fit perfectly with the teacher’s vision, educational goals, objectives, and expectations. Outside the office Patrick enjoys keeping fit and active by walking and training at the gym. He loves gardening and cooking up a storm in the kitchen as much as he enjoys attending premiership matches watching his beloved Chelsea football club.