About Us

A network of travel professionals


Bakewell Travel has grown dramatically since starting over 25 years ago. Managing Director Gary Cooke has developed the business from a thriving independent agency into a multi faceted luxury travel network., specialising in 'tailor-made' travel, long haul flights, cruises and international business travel.

Complementing our long-established retail premises in Derbyshire, Gary has attracted several highly experienced travel professionals who have become part of Bakewell Travel while working independently outside Derbyshire. Each one has a huge amount of product knowledge in their own field and they meet regularly to exchange ideas and share information.

With a total of over 200 years experience in the travel industry, our combined skills and invaluable range of industry contacts built over many years makes us the only choice when it comes to booking that all-important trip.

We realise that is often takes more than just a lunch hour to sort out one of the most important events of the year, that's why you can relax safe in the knowledge that you are in the hands of real experts with a wealth of travel experience. All that's left for you to do is pack!


Enquiries are generally handled by the same consultant from beginning to end, allowing them to build up a personal relationship with each client, getting a feel for the kind of experience you are looking for and discovering your likes and dislikes, making your travel arrangements free from the unnecessary hassles that are all too often encountered with other companies.
AITO is the Association of Independent Tour Operators, a collection of over 120 specialist independent companies offering the widest variety of quality holiday around the world with the security of financial protection.

Many of them operate on a small scale their names such as Inside Japan, Safari Consultants or Vacations to America evoking their expertise. Others focus on a particular activity such as wine tours, art and history, riding or walking holidays..
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Foreign Travel Advice

Get advice about travelling abroad, including the latest safety and security, entry requirements and travel warnings.
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Your travel experts specialising in tailormade holidays for the discerning traveller.