About Gareth

I have been lucky enough to spend most of my career within the travel industry and have almost three decades of that passion, knowledge, and expertise to help you design a truly unique and personal holiday experience! Fully financially protected by ABTA and ATOL, completely independent and with access to over 450 suppliers, attention to detail and value for money are guaranteed.

Having worked for a multi-national retail travel agency, a luxury cruise specialist and overseas, as a Tour Manager and Cruise Director, you can be confident that your travel arrangements will be handled to the highest possible standards from the moment you make contact. I have worked in 4 & 5* properties, hosted and escorted special interest groups from organisations like the U3A and Women’s Institute and have always constantly strived to add those little, extra special touches to your travel itinerary that will make memories to last a lifetime. Exceeding your expectations is my ultimate goal and I encourage you to let your imagination and wanderlust run wild! Our business is aligned with the award-winning Cyplon Holidays, an industry keystone and destination specialist, which has been owned by three generations of the same family since 1972 who are committed to investment and development in this ever-changing world.

So that is enough about us…tell us about you! What is your Travel Philosophy…or as we like to call it, Your Travelosophy?!

I want to know your motivation for travelling; what you want to see, hear, smell, touch, taste, what you want to gain from your journey and, what you may like to give back to the communities that you visit. Whether you like to travel as a couple, a family, a group or solo, perhaps with other like-minded people, I will use every available resource to perfect your trip. Are you planning your special wedding day or a once-in-a-lifetime honeymoon in an idyllic location? Do you like to spend your days away by the water, on the water or even under water? Would you prefer to while away your time exploring a bustling city or trekking through a rainforest to see the flora and wildlife…all are just an email or phone call away! Please visit the Travelosophers by Gareth Harding Facebook page for some examples of the kind of holidays that we offer and to book a consultation.


What Customers are Saying about Gareth

We have just returned from a fabulous 24 day tour to Cambodia and Vietnam. Thank you Travelosophers By Gareth Harding for organising such a wonderful holiday. Gareth's attention to detail is second to none, the daily trips, hotel pick-ups, superb hotels, airport transfers and internal flights during the tour were all spot on. Gareth even booked our seats on the flights and checked us in, e-mailing our boarding passes to us!! Our car journey to and from Heathrow and Airport Lounges were all organised by Gareth, which made everything stress free and so relaxing. We wouldn't hesitate in recommending Travelosophers by Gareth Harding to anyone looking to book their special holiday. You won't be disappointed!! Thank you so much Gareth for all your hard work, it is really appreciated.
After many years of dreaming about cycling in Asia with a group of friends, this was made possible after speaking with Gareth. From the beginning, he took time and care to understand what I was looking for and put together an amazing holiday, visiting Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, with a wonderful 4 days at the end on a catamaran. I can’t thank Gareth enough for all his hard work and attention to detail in making this a trip of a lifetime, with plenty of memories that I will never forget.
I cannot praise Gareth enough, I asked him to look at a cycling trip in Asia for a group of friends, with a few extra requests as well.
What he arranged for us was amazing, from start to finish he made the whole process so easy and we had the time of our lives, made it even easier knowing that everything was arranged in advance and it went like clockwork. From transport to boarding passes, the hotels and the excursions, Gareth had it all covered. All we had to do was, cycle 200+ miles and enjoy the scenery.
If you are looking to have a holiday that's a bit out of the ordinary, contact Gareth, as he will make it happen. He definitely takes the stress out of the process and I will be using his knowledge from now on.
Gareth was brilliant in listening to what my parents wants and needs were, and finding the best no-fuss holiday, within budget for them. From arranging home pick-up, VIP boarding, flights etc, and with a full itinery, it has put their minds (and mine) to rest, as everything has been arranged to make it plain sailing! Thank you Gareth. You have gone over and above in organising a break they so need and deserve. I'm sure once they're back, they will be planning the next with you.
Once again Gareth has showed us excellence beyond compare. A passion to deliver service and experience. We truly appreciate your dedication. Thank you Gareth.
149 days until I take my whole world ( Alex and Za) to Amsterdam for 5 days 4 nights , A treat for Za finishing college and for them both for being good kids and studying hard and working hard and making me proud .
Thanks to Gareth Harding of travelosophers for organising it all and being so helpful
https://www.facebook.com/Travelosophers.gh got a great deal and cheaper than Tui and Thomas cook etc. check this lovely man’s business out. He will quote with no obligation and organise it all . At ages 18 & 19 I don’t think they’ll want to holiday with their old mum for much longer 🤣❤️
We have just returned from a trip to New York as a group of 8 to surprise a family member who lives in the US for a very special birthday, 60th. Gareth has been amazing in organising everything we wanted with a great hotel located very close to Times Square, great bars and restaurants and other great attractions. The organisation and travel experience provided by Gareth has made our trip so enjoyable and special. Not used an agent for years as always organised trips ourselves but have to admit we are converted and already considering other trips with Gareth. Would highly recommend Gareth nothing is too much trouble.
I fully endorse Les’ comments. He’s been awesome. I would definitely use him again if, or should I say when, we do another trip to the states.
I have been organising a Route 66 trip for 6 of our members (including myself) for next year. We have placed the booking of the trip in the hands of Gareth Harding at Travelosophers. I have to recommend him highly as possible. He has been so patient whilst we confronted him with many challenges. He has handled every one calmly, professionally and really helpfully. Check him out before considering your next holiday!
Just returned from a fantastic trip to Berlin organised by Gareth he did everything from start to finish and planned everything so well.   from restaurants Christmas markets and even taxis we never got lost once thanks to his brilliant planning and advice thanks Gareth for a fantastic trip we’re now looking for the next 👍🏻
Gareth is literally the gift that kept on giving! Having not used an agent in years I called him after seeing his posts on Facebook.  We had a great chat about our budget and requirements, and he came back super quickly with several PERFECT options!  He went over and beyond on absolutely everything, from delivery an incredible itemised itinerary, to checking us in and following up That we were happy once in resort!  The icing on the cake was an amazing hamper on our return which included Moroccan spices and a cookbook (where we went!). Thank you, Gareth, have recommend you to everyone and won’t book a trip again without you! 💙💙
I have booked two holidays with Travelosophers by Gareth Harding now; a cruise and a week in the Canary Islands.
Gareth took time to find out my interests, which food I like and what I wanted to get out of my time away. He then created a personalised itinerary just for me.
He is professional, efficient and thorough and very fast to respond to emails and calls.
Looking forward to my next trip already and I will definitely be booking it with Gareth!
Gareth booked my holiday to Gran Canaria for me and a friend. He organised everything, flights, hotel transfers and excursions. I’ve not used a travel agent before, but it was great to have someone arrange everything for us and make suggestions on hotel and excursions. Gareth is very friendly and nothing too much trouble. I would highly recommend using him.
Gareth organised a Christmas markets trip for us to Hamburg and Amsterdam. From the minute we booked with him he was super organised and on the ball to make sure everything went smoothly. As well as booking the trip itself, he gave us loads of ideas on things to do in each destination and put together an itinerary with all the info we needed. I was impressed with Gareth’s attention to detail, he replied to messages quickly and really did go above and beyond to make our trip special.
We are planning a holiday to San Francisco and surrounds for next year and have used Gareth to plan the whole thing for us having been very disappointed by so-called local established travel agents.
Gareth has been unbelievably thorough and his knowledge and attention to detail has proved absolutely fantastic for this holiday. Nothing is ever too much trouble for him and responses to emails are literally within hours almost all times of the day.
I cannot recommend Gareth high enough for holiday planning. If you are thinking of going anywhere please give him a call first as he will come up with a perfect itinerary to make sure you have a wonderful trip.
Thank you Gareth for organising our recent yoga holiday to Mallorca! Your service, care and attention to detail was exceptional. From booking our flights, transfers, seats and special assistance to liaising with the hotel and checking on us throughout, making sure that our holiday was going smoothly and we had everything we needed. You took a lot of pressure off my shoulders and I was able to relax, knowing that you got it all sorted! I will definitely be using your services again, thanks for all your invaluable help! Eva xxx
Absolutely marvellous service. Got the holiday I wanted and for very good value. Great knowledge of places to go restaurants etc will definitely book Travelosophers again 😊
Gareth organised a Christmas market trip to Hamburg for me and a few friends, his local knowledge was brilliant. Thoroughly enjoyable trip with a great itinerary. Highly recommend using Gareth, his attention to detail made the holiday.
Gareth’s service and knowledge is superb! He found the perfect holiday for my friends and I at a great price, suggested things to do and places to see and even told us about local festivals and events. I would thoroughly recommend Travelosophers and will certainly be booking my holidays with them in the future! Thank you! 😊
Hi Gareth
Just a quick note to say thanks for sorting my NZ flights out for September and December. You’ve made the process super easy and we’re really pleased with every aspect of the service you’ve given us. I’ll be highly recommending you to family and friends. Looking forward to our adventure and many more trips and holidays abroad through yourself and Travelosophers.
Kjnd regards
Fantastic service from a guy who knows his stuff! Will definitely recommend and will be using his service again for sure!
Amazing service from Gareth. He came up with so many choices of holidays & at fantastic affordable prices. Gareth was very helpful & was able to give me lots of advice on every holiday in question. I would highly recommend & have already got him looking for holidays for this year for some of my friends & family.
We have been using Gareth for our travel plans for a number of years now and he never fails to deliver in customer service and price .. we are going to Canada this month for five weeks with friends and he has helped plan an RV trip through the Rockies for two weeks, an Alaskan cruise and various other hotels and car hire.. we have also just booked Dubai in Jan and a Windstar cruise in Barbados in March with him… I can’t rate him highly enough..in fact we would consider him a friend now! If you are looking for excellent service, price and an amazing personal touch then Gareth really is your man!👍Sandra😁
Gareth has helped us book 2 holidays this year and has been super efficient and helpful, he really knows his stuff and always replies quickly to all queries , would def recommend him 😀
It is our 10th wedding anniversary next year and Linda Stanley has kindly agreed to let Paul and I go on holiday for a week, TOGETHER, ALONE!
I trawled the holiday websites and got annoyed.
I had heard of Gareth and what he did so I gave Travelosophers by Gareth Harding an email and asked him to find what we needed.
My god he went the extra mile finding more than I ever could within our budget. We are so looking forward to our time together in March. It was easy, seamless and professional.
I would hugely recommend.
Gareth has recently organised a 31 day holiday for my Daughter and Grandson.
He has spent weeks organising the whole trip including all excursions, accommodation flights and transfers for 4 different countries. All for a very reasonable price.
And always available for any questions & help my daughter needed.
I would highly recommend.
We cannot recommend Gareth enough. My partner and I recently booked our honeymoon through Gareth and he’s only gone and found our dream honeymoon. He spent time putting everything together and organising everything and we can’t express how appreciative we are. Definitely would recommend to anyone who’s looking for a honeymoon or even a holiday. Thank you Gareth
We used Gareths service for our first holiday in 11 years. We were unsure where to go as a family and Gareth came up with Turkey Marmaris fully inclusive at the grand ideal premium hotel for July 2023 at a great price. Gareth then answered various emails and payment methods via his services which were very easy to do. He could also offer day trips in Marmaris at good rates. As time went on nearer the holiday date Gareth gave us our documents with Easyjet and from then on everything went perfect with the airport and travelling.
we can't recommend Gareth enough he was so helpful and had great travel knowledge we will definitely be booking our next holiday with him.
I used Gareth for my first solo adventure abroad. Right from my first enquiry until I returned, Gareth was on hand. I told him just once what I wanted and he got it absolutely spot on. I've now asked him to organise my solo safari for next year and again, it looks like he's found exactly what I want.
Gareth's prices are very reasonable and he made me feel like I was his only customer. I highly recommend Travelosophers by Gareth, simply the best.
First class service from the initial enquiry through to the welcome home, how was the trip text.
I would totally recommend Gareth, I don’t feel we missed anything and can happily add New York to our job done list.
We will definitely be using Gareth to plan our anniversary trip to Canada.
Debbie and Dave
Thank you Gareth for helping us to plan our special trip!!
I have been very demanding and fussy, as I was so adament about what we wanted and Gareth spent a lot of time ensuring the holiday incorporated everything we wished for.
Gareth is friendly, professional, thorough, very helpful and extremely patient. Queries are very quickly answered and Gareth can't do enough to ensure you are happy with every aspect of the booking. We never felt rushed in making our decision and felt supported throughout.
We wouldn't hesitate in recommending Travelosophers by Gareth Harding to anyone.
Thank you Gareth for all your hard work, it is really appreciated.
Gareth has been so helpful and patient supporting me with a large family booking. We chopped and changed and couldn’t decide so numerous questions…..the whole way through Gareth remained professional and responded to our queries as well give us the time to finally decide on a booking. Gareth then bettered the offer and booked us in!
A huge thank you to Gareth in helping us plan our dream honeymoon. From start to finish, Gareth has been so very helpful, kind, patient and informative. We can't recommend enough!

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