We've partnered with Byway, the world’s first slow travel booking technology, to offer you journeys to love by train, boat, bus and bike. Venture to lesser-known locations across the UK and Europe via picturesque train rides and unique places to stay, with each trip fully customised to suit you.

The carbon impact of air travel is 20 times that of train travel. For example, giving up meat for a year saves 2.7 tonnes of carbon, but giving up one return flight from London to Bangkok saves 3.3 tonnes.

Slow travel is not just about more carbon-friendly ways to travel, but the wider benefits of slowing down and taking the scenic route. It’s about taking the time to get to know a place – its food, its landscapes, its people, its histories – and enjoying the freedom and unexpectedness of travelling overland.

All Byway bookings include customised transport, handpicked accommodation and experiences, on-demand expert advice as well as the low carbon footprint.


Sustainable, safe and slow travel is the way at Byway. As well as offering 100% flight-free holidays, they can also book local places to eat and stay.

A team of local experts will recommend non-touristy activities, tell you about great local businesses and direct you to deliciously uncrowded eateries.

Byway designs trips tailored to you and there will always be someone on hand for support. We love the fact you can easily contact them via WhatsApp.

With Byway, you’ll really get to know a destination. Now more than ever, there’s so much joy in slowing down and taking the scenic route.  

the Byway difference

Unique to you

Byway creates a fully personalised journey designed around your interests, group size, transport and accommodation preferences, diet and other personal requirements. Their technology optimises routes based on enjoyment rather than speed and plans stops based on your preferences. Each trip is uniquely yours as if you’d planned it yourself, just without all the hassle of research, route planning and booking.

Off the beaten path

Byway’s team of experts recommend delightful detours and hidden gems, spanning experiences and activities, local shops and businesses, and wonderful eateries tucked away from the crowds. Their planning tool deprioritises overtouristed locations and offers alternative spots selected by local experts. It’s a great way to avoid tourist traps and feel like a local no matter where you’re heading.


Not only are their modes of transport significantly better for the planet than flying, but Byway also recommends and books places to stay that are sustainable, part of their local community and switched on to all things slow. They’ve worked hard to vet activity and restaurant recommendations by local advisors and sustainability principles, and even offer a vegan travel planner.

Superb customer service

All of Byway’s prices include real people ready to help you with disruption support, direction and timely travel tips. An added bonus is you can text via WhatsApp. In the age of “we’re experiencing unusual call volumes, please hold”, it’s all very human. Their trips are ABTA bonded which means all bookings are fully refundable or can be moved at no charge in the case of travel restrictions or disruptions.

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Your dream holiday is just a few steps away. Speak to an expert in-person, on the phone or as a virtual appointment.