About Airedale

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Airedale came into existence as far back as 1985. At that time many coach companies had a small sideline business organising bespoke tours for private groups, but no holiday company specialised in this part of tour operating. All that was to change when Tony Padgett left his job at the National Bus Company and founded Airedale Tours to do just that.

Although Tony is sadly no longer with us, we have nearly 35 years’ experience, having created thousands of great holidays for groups from all around the UK. Our attention to detail, friendly service and the sheer knowledge of our team make for an unbeatable combination, which is why our customers just keep coming back.

Whether your group would like a sunshine break to the UK coast, or perhaps a city break in Europe, even a long-haul holiday of a lifetime, it’s likely we have been there already and we can take care of everything for you.

If you are a Group Travel Organiser who wants to spend more time dreaming up your next trip and less time on paperwork, Airedale’s ‘Personal Administration Service’ can take the worry away, please ask Jo for more information.

We are a small, family business and you will be looked after by Lesley, Jo, Steph, Linda and Rob. You can read our stories in the ‘Meet the Team’ section. Why not give us a call on 01924 276135 and entrust us with your next group holiday.

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