The BEST Travel Agent Bedford Has To Offer

With Select Travel Holidays, your holiday is truly in the hands of experts...

Proud to be named one of TTG's Top 50 Travel Agencies in the UK and Ireland 2018 - and one of the Top Three in the East of England - and AGAIN in 2021!

There are seven continents and 195 countries in this world of ours, and boundless possibilities for adventure or relaxation! Your holiday – whether it’s a city break or a three-month world cruise, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity or your fifth trip away this year – should always be special, memorable…and stress-free, and that’s where our team of dedicated travel agents come in. As an independent travel agency, we’re more than just travel agents; we’re travel specialists, and we’re here to help you with every step of your holiday, offering travel advice, finding the perfect holiday, and taking away all the stress and worries, so that all you have to do is dream, look forward, and enjoy!

We offer an incredibly diverse range of holidays, with just the tip of the iceberg to be found on this website. Working closely with a number and variety of tour operators and cruise lines, we can find you the perfect tour, short break, hotel stay, packaged holiday, river or ocean cruise, or tailor make something that’s bespoke to your needs and desires. Whether you want a beach break, a honeymoon, golfing holiday, safari trip, escorted tour, or anything besides, just ask us! Our knowledgeable and experienced travel agents – nay, travel specialists! - have all been in the industry for many years, making them perfectly placed to find the right holiday for you.

As a family-owned independent travel agency, we pride ourselves on our values, focusing on customer service and expert knowledge to deliver the very best in holiday experiences for you. We’re driven by passion; passion for travel and holidays, and passion for doing the best for our customers, going that extra mile for you. As we’re fiercely independent, we’ll find the right holiday that’s right for you and your needs. With our ABTA and ATOL licenses, you can rest assured your money and holiday are protected when you’ve booked with us.

If you’re local to Bedford, you’ll find your local travel specialists in our beautiful shop, just a stone’s throw from the town centre on Mill Street. If you’re further afield, we’re still just a telephone call away on 01234 326 778 or on email at we look forward to helping you with your next holiday!

Speak to our Bedford-based team of dedicated and knowledgeable travel agents!

01234 326 778

Or visit us in store at 24 Mill Street, Bedford

Covid-19 update

We have always prided ourselves on our customer service, doing the best for our clients no matter what, and the current Coronavirus pandemic has been no exception. In fact, we believe that our personal customer service is never as important as it is now, during these challenging and confusing times. Throughout, we have remained available to help answer all queries, and deal with bookings and enquiries, even during lockdowns. Even though we haven't been able to reopen our shop fully to the public since March (with the exception of appointments, when allowed to open as a 'non-essential shop'), we have continued to be on the phones and emails. We have, of course, missed being able to see our lovely clients face-to-face like we used to!

No matter what, you can always contact us by phone or e-mail.

Opening hours for calls:

Monday to Friday 09.30 - 17.00

Saturday - 09.30 - 15.00

Tier Four update: we are no longer able to take appointments for the duration of Tier 4 restrictions, and we are returning to work from home, with our shop closed again.


In today’s world, time is money! Instead of spending hours scouring the internet researching different hotels, cruise ships and itineraries, let our dedicated experts do the hard slog for you, finding you the perfect holiday, even from scratch. We’ll create a seamless holiday experience, and with our knowledge and insider industry relationships, we can find exclusive deals, and save you money, as well as time. Plus - you'll never pay more to book with us.


With over 200 years’ of experience in the travel industry, our team of travel specialists have travelled all over the world, and experienced over 200 cruise ships from over 40 different cruise lines. You simply cannot beat first-hand knowledge and experience, and ours is unrivalled.


As an independent travel agency, we are impartial in giving travel advice, as we put you – our client – at the heart of everything we do. We pride ourselves on our exemplary customer service and take care of every aspect of your holiday for you, so that all you have to do is look forward, and enjoy.


Our expertise and customer service levels are recognised within the industry, and we have been leading cruise specialists for almost twenty years. In 2018, we were recognised as one of the top 50 travel agencies in the UK and Ireland, and we have won awards from Hebridean Island Cruises, Titan Travel, and Silversea, along with being recognised by Travel Weekly and Cruise International.


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ABTA & ATOL protected, so you can rest assured when booking with us

Book an appointment with one of our travel specialists in-store!

As of 2 December 2020, we will be in Tier 2 (per the current Government Coronavirus guidelines and restrictions), and will be able to re-open our shop, and we will be open for appointments only. To make an appointment, you can call us on 01234 326 778, email or just fill in the form below!

Please note that we are asking for your name and contact details in order to follow up and confirm your request for an appointment. It will not be used to send you any marketing, unless you explicitly consent to join our mailing list during/following your appointment. We will not share this information with any third-parties for marketing purposes. You can read our privacy policy in full here.

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Independent and family-run travel agent, with a dedicated team of travel specialists with decades of experience, at Select Travel Holidays, you can be assured of first-class customer service and making your dream holiday a reality.

Let our website inspire you, give us a call, or pop in to our shop on Mill Street, Bedford, where you'll be greeted with a friendly smile, and our travel specialists will take care of all the details of your next holiday, so all you have to do is enjoy exploring the world! Whether an all-inclusive luxury resort, an epic rail adventure, or a small group tour, and everything in between, we're here to help you discover the world's most beautiful and exciting destinations - on land or at sea!

01234 326 778

In the Words of Our Clients

Dear Julie We would like to thank you and all the staff in your office for the faultless arrangements you made on our behalf including the cabin we requested and the taxi to and from the docks. We are now studying your brochures and deciding which holiday to book with you for next year.

Mr Hicks

Hi Sharon - Got home late Tuesday night after a marvellous cruise on board Nautica. Thank you so much for all you did for us. Please also thank Amy for all her hard work on the travel guides - they were very useful and educational.

Mr and Mrs Crocker

We returned from our P&O cruise last Saturday 19th December and feel so grateful for the arrangements you made. We would especially like to thank you for getting us a table for 2 in the dining room as with my wife having a hearing problem her life is made a misery on large tables as she cannot hear conversations when more than one person is talking. This is the second time we have used you and will return to you for our next cruise.

G. Watts

Dear Sarah, just a short note to tell you how good the holiday was and to thank you for all your help throughout the booking process. Everything went smoothly, from being collected from home, the three flights and the subsequent pick up at New Orleans Airport for transport to the Hilton Hotel. The hotel was excellent and only a few yards from where the American Queen docked. The stateroom was excellent, the food to die for, both in presentation and quality, with service to match. At each port the vessel stopped at, there were coaches waiting to take us on “hop-on/hop-off" tours with excellent local guides. I would heartily recommend this holiday without reservation. Thank you.


I just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you for organising a fantastic holiday. The local people in Costa Rica are amongst the friendliest we have encountered anywhere in the world. Pacuare Lodge was a simply awesome experience, the white water rafting in/out of the complex was exhilarating and despite Sally’s trepidation she loved it too. At the lodge itself, the accommodation, food and staff were top draw, could not be faulted. The rain forest is fascinating and to spend a few days without electricity really improves your sleep, amazing. Heartily recommend Costa Rica to anyone thinking of visiting Central America, safe, friendly and great local experience.


Dear Julie Thank you for recommending and coaxing me to book a holiday with Just You. Not just that, but making the whole experience of booking a 'singles' holiday easy. As you know I was dubious about travelling alone but after talking to you I decided to go ahead. I thoroughly enjoyed my Discover Sicily holiday and will certainly book with Just You again. Will you please let Just You know how impressed I was with our guide Nensi, she was friendly, informative and caring to our group. A real asset to the company.

Miss Brennan

Hi Sharon, I'd just like to say thank you to you and Select Travel for organising everything for us. The weather in Santorini was perfect for the wedding and the resort where the wedding took place was stunning, it overlooked the bay where all the cruise ships docked, so I'm sure people who have been with Select Travel Cruises have stopped at this port. Thanks once again to you and Select Travel for organising our holiday the service that was provided was excellent and we would recommend Select Travel to anyone who wants to book a holiday, personal service is so much better than booking it on the Internet yourself and easier!!!

Liz G

Excellent service all round. I will definitely use Select Travel Holidays again.


Hi Sarah Apologies for my tardy response. It was a fabulous event and thank you for inviting us to it. Please pass our thanks to the rest of the team. Very informative and relaxed. We will definitely book with you for a River Cruise, not quite sure when. Hope you are well. Warm wishes

Mrs Stewart

Thank you Bella for all your patience with us when booking our safari/beach holiday. Everything went so smoothly. It was an experience of a lifetime. Kind regards

Mr & Mrs Snow

Hello Sharon Yes, we had a very enjoyable holiday with Great Rail Journeys to Nice and Cote D’Azur. The travel arrangements were very well organised, the Hotel Westminster was superbly located on the Promenade des Anglais, and there was a good choice of excursions. Our Great Rail Tour Manager, Julian, was very good – friendly, efficient and helpful. Thank you again for your all your work in handling our holiday booking – it is much appreciated and we’ll definitely be calling in again to Select Travel Holidays in future.

Mr & Mrs Law

I would like to thank Julie and her colleagues at Select Travel Holidays who have made all the arrangements for my holiday with care and efficiency. I recommend the services of Select Travel Holidays for help, suggestions and advice on travel and holidays. Kind regards,

Mr Webb

Hi Bella and team Just a quick thank you for organising our holiday to Grand Teguise Playa. The hotel was lovely and we all had a great holiday. Thanks again

V Clarke