Archers Holidays specialise in providing escorted tours and cruises in order for their customers to discover the beautiful scenery, history and culture of each destination that they visit. Archers offer more than 350 holidays to over 80 destinations worldwide and offer exciting getaways from the historic cities of Europe to the exotic Far East.
Welcome to Archers Holidays
We want to take you on your best holidays, full of memorable experiences and pinch-yourself moments in thrilling destinations around the world. Whether it’s being buffeted by the spray at the foot of Niagara, meeting a Terracotta Warrior first-hand, or gazing down on Rio from alongside Christ the Redeemer, we want to share the world with you!
Our story begins
A forward-thinking young Italian named Antonio Mantegazza started it all back in 1928 when he purchased a rowboat to transport visitors across Lake Lugano in Switzerland. Big things come from small beginnings and as Antonio grew his business our sister company Globus was born.
From that came Archers Holidays in 1994 – launched as a ‘direct to the customer’ holiday company, years before Google, to give holidaymakers the choice of researching their own holidays instead of going into a travel agent’s office.
As the years have gone by the difference between booking ‘direct’ and through your travel agent has disappeared, but our ambitions to give you the most memorable holiday, at the best prices we can, has remained.
Here and now
A brand new website and a refreshed look hasn’t changed the basics – we’re committed to making your holiday and travel planning as smooth as we can, and to find new ways of giving you greater value for money along the way. We’ve introduced new destinations and our Platinum tours with even more access and sights packed in, and a price promise guarantee for our touring holidays to give you peace of mind. Above all, we’re still the same loyal, family-run business with a commitment to delivering great value holidays to you, our customers, every single day.
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The new boss of Cosmos Tours & Cruises has wasted no time in launching a charm offensive to the travel trade. Within days of joining the business this month, Giles Hawke announced plans to switch the Archers Holidays brand from direct-sell to a trade ...
Drifting from a golden palace to white horses: The best river cruises in Europe revealed
... all in one week. The departure on September 20 aboard French vessel MS Gerard Schmitter costs from £1,179pp including flights from Gatwick and drinks but not excursions. Archers Holidays (archersdirect.co.uk, 0800 668 1892). Lavender and sunflowers.