Tailor made tours of the UK and Ireland & destination management services
With over 40 years’ experience arranging travel all over England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland, for clients across the world, Janet Redler Travel is well placed to deliver tailor made tours and destination management (DMC) services for you or your group.
We have designed tours of all sizes, from family vacations to groups of over 100, as well as tours for solo travellers. If you’re looking for an unforgettable holiday, an academic voyage of discovery or on-the-ground support for a business visit to the UK, we can help.
Whether you're interested in castles and museums or gardens and galleries, we have the local knowledge to create the perfect itinerary. We also offer special interest tours for all tastes, from food and wine to concerts and opera, and from pilgrimages to steam trains! In addition, our experience of the finest hotels and the best restaurants means that our luxury tours are second to none.
So, whatever UK or Irish tour you are looking for, why not contact us to find out what we can do for you?
Meet the team
Janet Redler Travel has four directors: Janet Redler, Nick Bardsley, Neil Redler and Dawn Redler. Janet Redler and Nick Bardsley, who originally set up the business, have been in the trade for many years. Neil and Dawn Redler, Jan's son and daughter-in-law, both have a backgound in the Forces and bring additional energy and enthusiasm, as well as significant organisational experience, to the company. The skills each director offers means we can truly claim "Relax, you can do no better!"
Janet Redler is our Managing Director and, with Jan at the helm, you can have complete peace of mind that your tailor-made tour will be planned to the smallest detail. Passionate about service, Jan isn’t satisfied unless she exceeds your expectations!
Jan has designed tours for travel writers, including from the New York Times and English Garden, individuals, couples, groups of friends and family, and large groups too, some with exacting briefs and others who give a flavour of the tour they would like and Jan takes care of the rest.
Jan’s knowledge and attention to detail means that people come back time and again, with a high proportion of tours booked through personal recommendation.
Most Unusual Tour Planned (so far) – An ancestral tour for ‘Cedar the Welsh Corgi’ from Florida. Alas, no royal bloodline was found!
Scariest Moment – ‘Coasteering’ whilst conducting a radio travel broadcast for Radio Canberra, Australia.
Most Rewarding Moment – When the US Consul General came to listen to a US Youth Choir at Stormont Parliament Buildings, Northern Ireland, during their 2013 tour.
Nick (BA (Hons) Oxon D.M.S.)
With a background at a senior level both in private business and public administration, Nick is our Company Secretary and Chief Financial Officer, overseeing the administration and the finances of the business. As an academic historian who studied at Oxford University in England, Nick takes the lead with our heritage tours, and Nick may be just the contact you need to research your family's roots in the UK and Ireland. When he isn’t busy in the office, Nick is helping his local community as both a councillor and as vice chair of the village hall where he lives.
As Director of Business Development, Dawn is responsible for organising our day-to-day business and ensuring that everything is ready for our clients' tours. Dawn spent over 23 years in logistics and planning, two key areas of the travel business, before retiring from the Forces and joining Janet Redler Travel. Dawn's experience and organisational skills are a real asset to our team! When away from work, Dawn enjoys roller derby, a sport that originated in the United States but which is growing quickly in the UK and Europe, as well as travelling with her family.
Born and raised in Blaenau Ffestiniog, North Wales, Neil has also lived in Yorkshire, Suffolk and Cyprus, but is now settled in Shropshire with his wife Dawn, daughters Rhiannon and Bethan, and dogs Roman and Holly. Neil is our Director of Operations and has responsibility for overseeing and supporting our group operations team. Neil worked in logistics and supply chain management in aviation for 25 years before joining the family business. Out of work Neil enjoys cycling, walking, rugby and football, but this is more watching than playing these days.
Charlotte has excellent administrative skills and in her role as Travel Advisor helps to ensure that our tours are delivered successfully. Charlotte studied travel and tourism at college, so is familiar with all aspects of the industry, and has worked in a number of customer-facing roles. In her spare time, Charlotte loves to read and enjoys finding new walks and places to visit, as well as spending time with her family and her little niece.
Our Travel Advisor Jan has a background in hospitality and the veterinary industry, moving from a love of food and animals to nurture her passion for travel. Jan enjoys travelling the world, having been to 25 countries and spent five years living abroad, and delights in exploring new places. Now back and settled in the UK, Jan likes having adventures with her Staffy terrier, Max, spending time with family and having fun with her little nephews.
As Travel Advisor, Daniel wants to ensure everyone gets the most enjoyable trip possible. Daniel has always enjoyed travelling, both inside and out of the UK, and so brings all this experience to his role. Outside of work, Daniel likes to be around his two dogs, Coco and Rosie. He also has a big passion for aviation and geography, and can name every country, capital, and flag of the world!
John Colclough, Genealogist
We work with a range of experts to deliver our tours and that includes professional genealogist John Colclough. John is based in South Wales and researches projects across the UK and Ireland for clients from all over the world, as well as accompanying families on visits to their ancestral places. After retiring from nursing, John completed a Genealogy Post Graduate Qualification which, adding to 35 years researching his own family history, spurred him into his second career. When not working, John plays field hockey and enjoys walking with his wife, and Eva the Jack Russell terrier.
For invoicing and payment enquiries, please contact our accounts team.
Shropshire-based Ethos public relations have worked with us for a number of years, keeping our website content up to date and handling our PR.