Introducing Pelago Travel

What we do

Pelago Travel are specialists in guided tours that bring alive the landscapes and history of Great Britain.  We make it easy to get the most out of your holiday or vacation in Great Britain.

The Business

Pelago Travel is a family business, founded on a wealth of expertise and knowledge of British heritage and travel, supported by a dedicated and experienced team. We work in partnership with leading organisations in the travel and heritage sectors.

Our Tours

Pelago Travel help people immerse themselves in the deeper stories of Great Britain. We also assist you to use Britain’s excellent rail network, to easily experience the landscapes and world-class heritage beyond London. Our tours are designed to bring fellow travellers together – in enjoyment, friendship, discovery and a spirit of exploration. Our aim is to help travellers find their own connection with these lands – an experience they will treasure.

From Journey into Story

A Pelago tour is a journey and a story – crafted from landscapes, the places we visit, events we encounter, and the people we meet. We put you at the heart of the story. We visit places that provide unique access, often hosted by owners or makers. Within our journey, we take special opportunity to dine together – combining food-from-the-land with good company, and in special places.

‘Far from the Madding Crowd’

We take our travellers to historic sites that may be famous across the world. Then we venture off the well-trodden path, to help see these islands from a different perspective. We help travellers uncover beauty and meaning in the less-seen, often most glorious places.

Our Guests and Travellers

Our tours are typically for groups of between 6 and 20 people. They’re for people who are curious and want to explore – perhaps new places and new ideas. One of the pleasures of our tours is the warm, supportive sense of togetherness that helps us get to know each other. You will be made very welcome and included – whether you are travelling on your own, as a couple, or in your own small party.

Activity Level

Unless we state otherwise, each of our tours are moderately active. For example, there are likely to be some stairs or uneven floors in historic buildings. You will be walking moderate distances, perhaps in the countryside, and sometimes on un-surfaced paths.

Leading our Tours

Your Tour Director has the specialist knowledge to bring the story alive, as well as the commitment and experience to help ensure that your tour runs smoothly. If you have any queries or concerns at any time – your Tour Director is there to help you.

Our Hotels

We know each one of the hotels that feature in our tours, and have selected them to ensure a high standard of service and quality. Whenever possible, we source hotels that may be independent or family run, and that convey both warmth of greeting, and a connection to the landscape or culture of the place we are visiting.


As we journey across landscapes, we travel in small luxury coaches – using main routes when we need to, but heading beyond the major highways whenever we can.  We will also help you to make good use of the excellent rail network in Britain.

Leading the Pelago Team

Directors Stuart and Rachel Gillis have enjoyed successful careers in leading museums and national parks before setting up the company. They love the travel business and the experience of travel. They founded Pelago Travel to share with others their fascination and passion for the landscapes, histories and cultures of the British Isles.

Stuart Gillis and Rachel Gillis in Kings Lynn for Pelago Travel, specialists in landscape and heritage guided tours of Great Britain

Customer Protection

Any bookings you make with Pelago Travel are fully protected and comply with the UK’s 1992 Package Travel Regulations. All payments you make are paid into an independent controlled trust account. This is administered by Protected Trust Services and funds are only used to deliver the service you have bought from us. In addition, we carry the necessary Insurance policies for our Company. You must also ensure that you have your own, personal Travel Insurance to be able to travel with us.

Agents and Partners

We work in partnership with leading organisations and suppliers both large and small – hotels, museums, country houses, pubs, makers, tour guides etc. We’re really interested to hear from like-minded agents and suppliers. Please get in touch if you think we could do business together

Inspired by the Peak - logoAt Pelago Travel we never cease to be inspired by the landscapes & world-class heritage of the Peak District.  We are constantly delighted by sharing its array of stunning country houses, gardens & parklands, set in the beauty of the UK’s first national park. 

See our Chatsworth & The Peak District Tour…

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