Holiday companies The best and worst holiday companies

Holiday companies rated

Which holiday companies are the best to book with and which show a need for improvements

Which holiday company should you use for your next trip? Our survey of thousands of Which? members reveals all.

Holiday companies rated

We’ve rated 43 leading travel and holiday companies including Thomson, Riviera Travel, Trailfinders, The Co-operative Travel, Saga, Great Rail Journeys, P&O Cruises, Virgin Holidays and First Choice to help you book your holiday with confidence. Unlock the table to find out:

  • our 8 recommended holiday providers
  • ratings for important factors including value for money, accommodation, customer service and the journey experience
  • which holiday companies are the best to book with
  • which companies show a need for significant improvements.

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How you rate holiday companies
Recommended
Provider
Holiday companyType of holiday offeredCustomer serviceAccommodationJourneyValue for moneyCustomer score (%)
Subscriber only contentArchers HolidaysWorldwide holidays and escorted cruisesSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only content
Subscriber only contentAudley TravelWorldwide holidays, tailor-made, toursSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only content
Subscriber only contentBritish Airways HolidaysWorldwide holidays arranged through BASubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only content
Subscriber only contentBrittany Ferries HolidaysWorldwide holidays, tailor-made cruisesSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only content
Subscriber only contentCitaliaTailormade Italian specialistSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only content
Subscriber only contentThe Co-operative TravelWorldwide packages and tailormadeSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only content
Subscriber only contentCrystal SkiSki and snowboarding holidaysSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only content
Subscriber only contentCunardWorldwide cruisesSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only content
Subscriber only contentExodusActivity holidaysSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only content
Subscriber only contentExpediaOnline travel providerSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only content
Subscriber only contentExploreActivity holidaysSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only content
Subscriber only contentFirst ChoiceWorldwide all-inclusive holidaysSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only content
Subscriber only contentFred Olsen CruiseWorldwide cruisesSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only content
Subscriber only contentGreat Rail JourneysWorldwide escorted tours by trainSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only content
Subscriber only contentHF HolidaysActivity holidaysSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only content
Subscriber only contentHurtigruten CruisesCruises in Norway, Greenland and AntarticaSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only content
Subscriber only contentInghamsSki, lakes and mountains holidaysSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only content
Subscriber only contentInntravelActivity holidaysSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only content
Subscriber only contentJames Villa HolidaysWorldwide villa holidaysSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only content
Subscriber only contentJet2 HolidaysEuropean holidays through Jet2Subscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only content
Subscriber only contentKuoniWorldwide holidays, tailor-made, toursSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only content
Subscriber only contentLeger HolidaysWorldwide tours and cruisesSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only content
Subscriber only contentLowcostholidays.comOnline travel providerSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only content
Subscriber only contentMercury DirectWorldwide holidaysSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only content
Subscriber only contentNewmarket HolidaysWorldwide escorted tours and cruisesSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only content
Subscriber only contentNoble CaledoniaWorldwide escorted tours and cruisesSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only content
Subscriber only contentOlympic HolidaysGreece and Cyprus holiday specialistSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only content
Subscriber only contentP&O CruisesWorldwide cruisesSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only content
Subscriber only contentPrincess CruisesWorldwide cruisesSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only content
Subscriber only contentRamblers Worldwide HolidaysActivity holidaysSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only content
Subscriber only contentRiviera TravelWorldwide escorted tours and cruisesSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only content
Subscriber only contentRoyal Caribbean CruisesWorldwide cruisesSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only content
Subscriber only contentSagaWorldwide holidays for over 50s and cruisesSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only content
Subscriber only contentShearings HolidaysWorldwide escorted tours and cruisesSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only content
Subscriber only contentThomas CookWorldwide holidaysSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only content
Subscriber only contentThomsonWorldwide holidays and cruisesSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only content
Subscriber only contentTitan TravelWorldwide escorted tours and cruisesSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only content
Subscriber only contentTrailfindersWorldwide holidays, tailor-made, toursSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only content
Subscriber only contentTravelsphereWorldwide escorted tours and cruisesSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only content
Subscriber only contentTravel RepublicOnline travel providersSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only content
Subscriber only contentViking River CruisesWorldwide river cruisesSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only content
Subscriber only contentVirgin HolidaysLong-haul beach resorts and citiesSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only content
Subscriber only contentVoyages Jules VerneWorldwide escorted tours and cruisesSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only content

Using the table
Star ratings: Star ratings are based on one to five stars. The more stars the better.
Type of holiday offered: A brief description of each business. The company may offer other holiday types.
Accommodation: Customer service, comfort, facilities, room size, cleanliness.
Journey: The journey to and from your holiday destination eg customer service, flights, train journey, transfers.
Tours: Customer service, quality of tour guide, range and availability of tours.
Value for money: Respondent rating when booking the holiday.
Customer score: This is based on a combination of overall satisfaction and how likely people are to recommend the holiday company to a friend.

How we researched holiday companies

In March 2013, we used our online Which? Connect panel to ask Which? members about the most recent travel company they had used to book and provide their holiday in the past two years. We received 5,781 completed questionnaires. Only companies and star rating categories with at least 30 responses were reported on.

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