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About Norman Allen Group Travel

Norman Allen Group Travel (NAGT) is a long established, privately owned and independent company, exclusively involved in group travel and dedicated to providing high quality British, Irish, European and Worldwide tours by coach and by air.

We are proud of our long history and are firmly committed to the principles of excellent service, innovation and high quality touring.

Company Heritage

Norman Allen out on the road in 1981

The story began in 1953 when, on holiday in Austria, Norman Allen made a rare sighting of a small British tour group. With boundless enthusiasm he returned to the UK, purchased a vehicle and in 1954 offered his first tours.

This small business, Microtouring Ltd, travelled to then distant destinations such as Yugoslavia and Norway, a country still close to our hearts. Norman recalls that by the 1960s a 10 day tour to Switzerland was selling for just £26 and coaches were still being hoisted by crane on board ferries to cross the English Channel.

In 1972, by now highly respected as a touring specialist, he established Norman Allen Group Travel Advisory Service.

During the 1980s the company moved into the new era of computing. It was the early systems developed in house that further consolidated the company's long held reputation for innovation and attention to detail.

In the mid 1990s markets were expanded with sister company Greencastle Travel being founded to provide group tours by air, as well as dedicated departments established to offer a specialist service to private group travel organisers and to overseas tour operators. Greencastle Group Tours remains a trading name of Norman Allen Group Travel Ltd.

Over the years we have enjoyed incredible staff loyalty and that has played a significant part in building our reputation for experience and reliable service. We remain at the forefront of tour wholesaling and our friendly teams work hard to ensure the success of each and every tour entrusted to us.

Share the Experience

And so we invite you to Share the Experience... from a one night hotel reservation to a multi-country bespoke tour with specialist guides and visits, we have the knowledge and expertise to make your tour a resounding success. Please do contact us to discuss your requirements.

Quality Group Tours since 1972
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