About Compass Holidays

Compass Holidays specialise in walking and cycling short breaks and holidays around the UK and Europe. Founded over 20 years ago, our vast expertise means we know how to plan holidays to highlight the very best the countryside has to offer. Compass has also just launched a series of bike & boat tours around some of Italy's most breathtaking coastline.

A unique and active holiday with Compass allows you to get under the skin of the history, culture and natural beauty of some of the UK and Europe's most iconic and stunning locations.

Not only this, Compass will organise your holiday for you so that you can sit back, relax and enjoy your time away. Simply choose your activity, destination, dates and numbers and leave the rest to us. Want to know more about the quality of our service? Here's what our clients have to say....

Alternatively, find out more the owner of Compass Holidays, Steve Short.

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In 2013 we were very proud to be a finalist for the Gloucestershire Business Awards. The award that we were recognised for was 'Made in Gloucestershire Export Award'. 




August highest month recorded for tourism spend on day trips

New figures from VisitEngland have shown that British people spent a record-breaking £5.5 billion on day trips across England in August. This is the highest spend for a single month since the day-tripping survey began in 2011.

August also saw the highest number of day trips taken in any month since 2012, with 151 million day trips across England up 14 per cent compared to August 2015. The figures bring overall domestic tourism trips in England from January to August to 988 million which has increased by 14 per cent.

Here at Compass Holidays, we love hearing news about how the UK tourism is constantly improving and we are proud to be a part of the Discover England Fund.


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