About us

Small enough to care, Big enough to deliver.

This is who we are…

I am proud to introduce our family owned and run travel tour operator based in Surrey. Our bespoke personal service means the team like to talk to you to discuss your holiday over the phone, by email, or even over lunch at a location convenient for you! Everyone involved in the company has a passion for travel and a love for what they do which means that we can focus on making your holiday right for you.

… and this is what we do

Our skill in tailoring your holiday to what interests you means that we work with your schedule and your ideas in order to make most itineraries and holidays private to you or as a part of a small like-minded group.

Our direct personal service, expertise and great value have been a key to the company’s ongoing success – “Small enough to care, big enough to deliver”.

…we also do this…

Just as we take time to consider your needs we take great care in looking after the well-being of the communities in which we operate.

We focus particularly on enabling women in employment, keeping children in education that would otherwise have to work from a young age, and support some of the poorest in the community through food donations and medical aid – Mohamed Fahmy – Managing Director

UK Team

UK Team

Led by Linda - Company Operations Manager and tailored tour specialist

Linda leads the operations side of the company and ensures everything runs as smoothly as possible for your special holiday. Linda and the team loves taking time to talk to you, listen to you, then build a package based on those conversations.

Africa Team

Africa Team

Led by Henry Majani

Our African holiday expert can tailor make your trip of a lifetime to discover the beauty and wonders of Africa. Their passion for the continent is evident and being on the ground can give first hand advice and ensure you are not dealing with any third parties.

Egypt Team

Egypt Team

Led by Abdul

Over the span of 6000 years our Egyptian Company has learnt lots! The team in Egypt has developed a network of local women and men providing all the services and purchases we need in running our Egyptian holidays including the Dahabiya Dream Luxury Nile cruise boat. Their passion is helping the local community through our local projects in Luxor.

Turkey Team

Turkey Team

Led by Emre

Our Turkish teams philosophy is ``Add Value to the Moment``. They specialise in tailor making holiday tours that provide value and discovering the rich history of Turkey. Whether it is a city break, gulet cruise, beach holiday, cultural & culinary trips as well as detailed tailored itineraries to explore the places you want to see.

Dahabiya Dream Crew

Dahabiya Dream Crew

The Dream Team!

Your Dahabiya team are fully trained and experts in making your holiday as special as it can be. Their priority is your safety and comfort. You will have the opportunity to meet the Dream team see how the boat works, enjoy our qualified chef’s fantastic cuisine, and learn more about Egypt.

Sailing Holidays Team

Sailing Holidays Team

Led by Roberto Juan

Our sailing experts have resources to boats all over the world. They also travel all across the Mediterranean and beyond to check all destinations and get to know the boat captains. Nothing replaces the experience, advice & suggestions of real live sailors.

Dzung

Dzung

Vietnam, Cambodia and Malaysia expert

Dzung tailors, arranges and ensures the smooth running of all our Far East Tours. A bit of an adventurer himself combined with his passion for the area makes for fantastic holiday experiences in this part of the world.

Mladen & Adrijana

Mladen & Adrijana

Your Croatian Hosts

Mladen and Adrijana look after you if you stay at our self-catering Villa in Lic. Their warmth and hospitality is delivered in true Croatian style usually involving local food and drink!

Reuben Chown

Reuben Chown

IT Adviser

Reuben provides us with his professional expertise in keeping our website and IT services up to date.

Our Promise to you

Our promise to you is that we will listen to you and go the extra mile to deliver your holiday as you want it to be.

Financial Protection

Explore Travel & Cruises is part of FAHMY LTD which is a fully licensed and bonded tour operator. We hold an Air Travel Organisers License (ATOL number 10313) issued by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). This means that in the unlikely event of our insolvency, any holiday arrangements made with us in conjunction with flights from the U.K. are 100% protected. Many of the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. But ATOL protection does not apply to all holiday and travel services listed on this website. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. If you do not receive an ATOL Certificate then the booking will not be ATOL protected. If you do receive an ATOL Certificate but all the parts of your trip are not listed on it, those parts will not be ATOL protected.