Grove Travel
  • Richard Goates Director
  • Kate Cockley Manager
  • Susie Marks Admin Manager
  • Jeff Lockwood Business Dev
What we do and how we do it

The magic of travel is like a wonderful dream, with exotic countries, spices, scents, music and art, all a hint of what is to come. Then, when you wake up, the reality can be a shock. But it doesn’t have to be. With many years of experience, GROVE TRAVEL is used to arranging the obvious transport and accommodation but, also, all the extras that make dream holidays come true.

From the start we can help you choose convenient departure times from a local airport and whether you are looking for a Gin & Tonic by the pool or a Grand Tour – or any combination – our website offers you so much more. With the widest selection of holiday ideas from a range of suppliers, selected for their knowledge and expertise, we can craft the best experience, tailored for you.

Whilst many websites have links to climate and destination videos, 360 degree virtual resort tours and of course ‘real’ customer hotel reviews, in the real world there’s nothing like talking to someone who as been there – and with over 40 years of travel experience, the chances are that one of us can advise or find the answers to your questions. If you prefer to come into our shop in Watford, we have free customer car parking.

Getting you the best price is important to us and, as members of Advantage, a group of 350 independent travel agents, we can ensure that we are offering you some of the best value holidays from around the world. We are also specialists in Business Travel services.

Many of the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. But ATOL protection does not apply to all holiday and travel services listed on this website. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. If you do not receive an ATOL Certificate then the booking will not be ATOL protected. If you do receive an ATOL Certificate but all the parts of your trip are not listed on it, those parts will not be ATOL protected. Please see our booking conditions for information, or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to:

To help you choose, we have highlighted a selection of our most popular choices, for example:

Saturday morning departures from Heathrow to:

  • Sardinia and Italy,
  • Croatian islands,
  • Hidden Turkey and
  • 5 star Cyprus.


Sunday departures to:

  • Portugal and
  • Winter Ski holidays across the Alps.


For more exotic destinations, take a look at ‘Adventure and Safari’ holidays with golf, spa, honeymoon, safari, diving, ranch, rail and heritage tours all featured here.

If ‘Beach Resorts and Hotels’ is your idea of heaven, you’ll find ideas for the Caribbean and Mexico, Maldives, Mauritius and the Indian Ocean, Dubai, Oman and the Emirates, Far Eastern destinations including Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam,  Hong Kong and China, Malaysia and Bali, even Burma. ‘Cities and Short breaks’ is full of ideas such as New York and Las Vegas, which are now easily accessible for 3 or 4 nights, as well as Riads in Marrakech or Palaces in Istanbul, Orient Express trips to Paris or Venice, the Art Galleries of Madrid or Art deco Prague, to mention a few.

If you don’t see what you are looking for please give us a ring as we have too many ideas to include here.

Finally, ‘Cruises’ include river trips to round the world voyages. We have a listing of all these, available by grading, length, destination or departure port, so we can be sure to match to any of your requirements.