Meet some of our holiday experts
They’re supported by a back-office team who seek to ensure that you’ve got the best itinerary and all holiday arrangements are in place for you to enjoy.
What is unsurpassed is their wide travel knowledge and commitment to making your holiday as friendly and pleasurable as possible. We’d like to introduce you to some of them below.
Join us Our Leaders are an integral part of our short breaks and holidays and we are always interested in recruiting new leaders with the right experience, qualifications and aptitude. Click here for more information about becoming a leader.
Local Leaders and Guides
We also employ and train some local leaders as well as working with local area guides on many of our long-haul destinations.Native to the area, their friendly welcomes and special insights are hugely popular, adding real character and flavour - and keep our clients coming back for more!
Aisling moved over from the Sales Desk to the Product Management team in February 2011 and has made it her mission to see as much of the world as possible as fast as possible! After gaining a first in Tourism Business Management at university, she took off for Africa for some independent travelling before joining Ramblers Worldwide. Aisling now specialises in South Africa’s Cape Provinces, France and Portugal.
Fluent in French and Italian with a smattering of Spanish and Arabic, Megan leads tours of ancient sites and cities including Rome, Florence and Venice, savouring the past, but also finding time for conversation and the chance to relax in traditional cafes. Further afield she is looking forward to re-visiting Egypt and Peru.
As a group leader Megan enjoys the way that strangers soon become friends as they relax and exchange their travellers’ tales.
Teresa and Keith are experienced leaders with over 10 years leading around the globe for Ramblers Worldwide.Together their expertise, enthusiasm and knowledge of the natural world bring added interest to all their tours. You will often find them leading in New Zealand – they have led both the Grand Tour and South Island Adventure and each year they lead one of the Canyonlands holidays. Keith is also a keen birder and you may find him in Trinidad and Tobago or Extremadura in the winter months.
''The variety of tours is amazing with each new brochures there is a mouth-watering choice to suit all. Holidays are important and therefore it is up to us leaders to make sure everyone is enjoying themselves whether it is a challenge they are going for or just a different part of the world’’. Now retired Ian is looking forward to the next few years in leading for RWH
Misty says 'if you’re taking a human away on holiday you know what makes them happy, and let’s face it, if they’re happy, you’re happy. But enough about them…what about us? I’ve found some walks with excellent puddles and cow-pats you wouldn’t believe. Lakes, rivers, mountains… we’ve got the lot. I’ve spotted rabbits and squirrels in the gardens, and the local canines are full of good advice on where to go. If there is anything you need to know about our Paws on Tour holidays please feel free to contact me'.
Gemma spent many happy years exploring the globe including the USA, South East Asia, chalet hosting in the French Alps and has searched almost every corner of Australia. Whilst here she was lucky enough to work aboard a ship sailing the Great Barrier Reef and beyond, and the most glamorous; picking fruit and laying turf in Perth!. Joining the Ramblers Worldwide planning team in 2008 has not slowed her down, her bags are always packed ready for the next rambling adventure.
Debbie has been leading for Ramblers Worldwide Holidays for five years, in the north of England, where she lives, as well as Europe, Scandinavia and more recently further afield in the Asian subcontinent. She has a lifelong love for exploring and her favourite area is the Himalayan region where she has travelled extensively. Asia is a continent which is a feast for the senses; from its vibrant colours, exotic smells, dramatic mountain scenery and the wonderful culture of the Himalayan people. Debbie is a qualified art historian, her area of expertise being Biddhist and Hindu inconography and temple architecture so if you have her as your tour leader you will benefit from her additional knowledge.
Diane likes nothing better than sharing a good walk with like minded people. Fluent in a handful of European languages (and willing to have a go at any language), she has led tours in more than a dozen countries. Her favourite destination? The next one, of course.