A new travel company has been launched in the UK offering bespoke luxury independent and adventure travel around the world. From Antarctica to Athens, Egypt to Ecuador and Luxor to Lyon, excedo will tailor-make itineraries to suit individual passions, ranging from small-ship experiences to an expert Platinum Collection of insightful learning tours.

General manager Andy Hancock explained: “We are very proud of the fact we have selected places and activities that go beyond the ordinary. Wherever you choose, you’ll stay in the most luxurious hotels, the most well-appointed ships or the most interesting country houses and historic palaces. You’ll have privately guided tours, expert talks and a range of options to add to create a very personal holiday of a lifetime.”

Small ship experiences include a choice of River, Adventure and Sailing cruises in the Amazon, Antarctica, the Galapagos, Tahiti, the Caribbean, the Nile and the Far East, as well as a selection in Europe. As part of the Platinum Collection, travellers can discover the Rhone/Saone Valley in France on an exclusive wine cruise in the company of Master of Wine James John on journeys unique to excedo.

For more information, call 0845 246 2666 or visit www.excedotravel.com