Tailor made tours of the UK and Ireland & destination management services
With over 30 years’ experience arranging travel all over England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland, for clients across the world, we are well placed to deliver tailor made tours and DMC services for you or your group.
We have designed tours for academic and non-profit organisations to art galleries, museums and castles, as well as arranging business and study trips for companies and professional bodies. So, whatever UK or Irish tour you are looking for, why not speak to us and find out what we can do for you?
Meet the team
Janet Redler Travel and Tourism has two principals - Janet Redler and Nick Bardsley - both of whom have been in the trade for many years. The skills and experience each brings to the business means we can truly claim "Relax, you can do no better!"
With over 30 years’ experience in the travel trade you can have complete peace of mind that your luxury tour will be planned to the last detail by Jan, our CEO (Chief Executive Officer). Passionate about service, she is not satisfied unless she exceeds your expectations.
Jan has designed tours for travel writers, including 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.
Her knowledge and attention to detail mean 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 the Chief Financial Officer and takes the lead with travel agents, tour operators and trade enquiries. With a background as an academic historian at Oxford University, England, Nick may be just the contact you need to research your family's roots in the UK and Ireland.
As Director of Operations, 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 & Tourism. 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.
Neil is responsible for overseeing and supporting our group operations team. Originally from North Wales, Neil retired from the British Army and found the travel industry, a completely different field to his previous career. Neil wanted to experience the other side of tourism, so he joined Janet Redler Travel & Tourism. When not in the office, Neil is a member of the British Reservists and enjoys travelling and exploring with his wife and two daughters Rhiannon and Bethan.
Helen (Bsc. DipLD. MA)
Our specialist in ‘all things green’, Helen is a qualified landscape architect and her love of gardens and landscapes comes through in her tours. She has a wealth of knowledge of the gardens and heritage of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland and has travelled extensively throughout France, Italy and mainland Europe.
Kat (BA (Hons))
Kat works with us on a part-time basis as and is passionate about the wealth of beauty, culture and history of the British Isles. She has travelled extensively around the world, visiting over 35 countries in five of the seven continents – and that number growing every year! An experienced travel professional, Kat has worked with groups, events, corporate travellers and on personalised itineraries for the individual traveller. A true foodie, Kat’s favourite tours to plan are anything that involves food experiences, afternoon teas, cooking workshops or just finding hotels that offer menus specialising in local produce and authentic flavours!
Robin is passionate about helping us deliver our premier vacations in Ireland and the UK to travel agents and individuals around the world. Born in Wales, with Scots ancestry and living in England, he has lots of the right connections. Whilst new to the travel trade, Robin is learning fast and nothing is too much trouble for him. In his spare time Robin enjoys photography, film and music.
Rachael works on preparing our tailor-made client itineraries, which she says she finds both challenging and fascinating. Rachael has travelled widely and travel remains one of her favourite pastimes. Having previously worked in Australia and Italy, Rachael is now putting her vast travel experience to good use by helping our clients get the most out their tours and enabling them to enjoy the best of our traditions, culture and history.
With 30 years’ business experience, Shaun is a safe pair of hands when it comes to our finances. Working with Nick, our Chief Financial Officer, Shaun helps manage our invoices, book-keeping and payments. As a wheelchair user, Shaun is passionate about accessibility issues and, when not working, Shaun volunteers as Treasurer of his village hall and enjoys competing in (and winning) pub quizzes.
Ethos public relations
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. They are an integral part of our team!
Our Tour Leaders
A keen walker and cyclist, James is an experienced tour manager. He takes the lead with youth groups and loves to share his passion for European travel.
David Price is thoroughly Welsh and knows the country.... and all its nooks and crannies... like the back of his hand. He is an enthusiastic hiker, fluent Welsh speaker and of course experienced driver/guide. With David in charge, you are guaranteed a great trip and the very best vacation in Wales!
Last, but by no means least, is Dai our experienced tour leader. The face of Janet Redler Travel & Tourism for many of our visitors, Dai is a vital - and popular - part of our team.