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'. 




Countryside is Great Campaign

VisitBritain launched the GREAT Britain Campaign over 3 years ago to promote the UK and invite international tourists to come and visit.  Now entering its fourth year, the campaign has performed well on an international level and over the next two years is set to bring in over £200 million from tourism related spending.  That's great news for Compass Holidays as we are looking to develop and grow our international appeal for our UK tours namely Cornwall, the Lake District and The Cotswolds.


And what's more, the next few weeks will see Visit Britain launch the Countryside is GREAT campaign. It is a £3 million campaign showcasing the beauty of Britain's countryside; from Cornwall to the Lake District, Pembrokeshire to the Scottish Highlands. £4m of advertising space has also been secured in Heathrow airport to promote travel from London and continuing to work with regional gateways such as Manchester and Birmingham to spread valuable inbound tourists to the nations and regions in record numbers.

If you are thinking about enjoying a UK break, take a look at what we offer at .  We would love to welcome you and show you how the Countryside is GREAT!


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