Westgate Travel Worldchoice
Westgate Travel Worldchoice has been an independent travel agent to the local community since 1989.
With over 20 years of independent travel experience we offer our clients a wealth of expertise, first hand knowledge and personal service. From honeymoons to family holidays, city breaks and cruises to a long haul luxury holiday, our travel consultants can tailor make every aspect of your trip to make it a truly memorable experience.
Our consultants can recommend a host of first class destinations and accommodation across the globe. For those couples seeking the perfect honeymoon experience our travel experts are at hand to tailor make your trip and offer an array of honeymoon destinations to ensure you start married life in style. Or if you'd prefer to have your actual wedding abroad, we can arrange that for you as well - we have helped many couples tie the knot in tropical destinations around the world.
If your travel plans are not so grand, we can also book hotels, coach trips, holiday homes and parks in the UK. We can arrange package holidays with all the major tour operators such as Thomson and Thomas Cook to the popular holiday destinations around the Mediterranean and further afield as well as using the smaller, niche tour operators that travel to quieter unspoilt destinations that you may not have even heard of!
Being an independent travel agent, we can help with virtually any travel plans you may have. However, there are a few niche areas that we have specialised in over the years. These are :
The British Pullman
For those looking for the ultimate in luxury travel our travel consultants specialise in luxury train journeys around the world including the Danube Express, Rovos Rail and Blue Train in South Africa and of course the luxurious and exclusive Venice Simplon Orient-Express trains.
Venice Simplon-Orient-Express have three trains in the UK - The British Pullman which departs mainly from London Victoria on day-trips to stately homes, cities and sporting events, or on round-trip dining excursions around the UK. The Northern Belle departs from many stations around the country, including a number of departures from Cardiff, again to stately homes, picturesque cities or other destinations of interest or on leisurely dining excursions. In Scotland, there is the luxurious and exclusive Royal Scotsman train that carries passengers on journeys lasting up to 7-nights around the spectacular Scottish Highlands.
There is also the legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express which epitomises an era of elegance and grace in travel, when the journey was as much a part of the trip as the destination.
Destinations on board the Orient-Express include Paris, Venice, Prague, Krakow, Vienna and of course Istanbul, gateway to the East and you will be transported to these cities in perfectly elegant and stylish surroundings, whilst enjoying exquisite cuisine and service.
Lastly, but by no means least in the Orient-Express stable is the Eastern & Oriental Express that travels from Singapore to Bangkok through some of the most superb scenery in South East Asia. This is certainly one to consider if you are travelling to the Far East and certainly a more enjoyable way of travelling between the two cities than flying!
We are one of the main agents in the UK for Hurtigruten voyages around the spectacular scenery of the Norwegian fjords. We have all travelled on the Hurtigruten ships and enjoyed the tranquillity of cruising along the beautiful coastline, stopping in small and remote ports along the way, as well as taking part in some of the local activities such as husky dog sledging. It really is a cruise to remember and not at all like a cruise on a traditional cruise.
On board the Hurtigruten ships, the cabins are comfortable, clean and well-maintained, but not luxurious - unless you opt for one of the suites. The atmosphere is very relaxed - there is no need to dress up for dinner and there is no formal entertainment. These cruises are all about the destination, not the cruise, but what a destination it is!
Norway certainly is a beautiful country with its rugged coastline and scenic fjords and the Hurtigruten ships are the best way to see the country's coastline. The vessels are smaller than normal cruise ships and can manoeuvre in and out of even the smallest ports with astonishing ease and speed. These ports are usually the hearts of the towns, so you can easily disembark and look around or take advantage of the excellent excursions offered by Hurtigruten.
Norway's seasons bring an added dimension to your cruise, depending on when you travel. During summer you can witness 24 hours of daylight in the 'land of the midnight sun' and in winter, if you are lucky, you will see the awe-inspiring Northern Lights - a sight you will certainly never forget.
Luxury Caribbean Beach
The Caribbean stretches for 1000 miles between North and South America with a dozen or so main islands and many, many more smaller idyllic islands; some of them among the few hidden gems which remain relatively untouched by the mass travel market of today.
Barbados has something for everyone but has not compromised its idyllic charm by becoming too developed. Here you'll find beautiful white sand beaches, swaying palms beside warm blue seas and some of the friendliest people in the world. Sandy Lane is simply the best hotel. The rooms and suites are breathtaking, the facilities are magnificent and the spa is one of the finest, anywhere. The Colony Club is a deservedly popular hotel with an elegant yet informal ambience. The Fairmont Royal Pavilion is one of the leading resorts on the island. The elegant design of the guest rooms is influenced by Caribbean flavours which have been interpreted with refined and contemporary touches. The House is a sanctuary of privacy and peace, with quintessential service from a bygone era, this intimate hotel blends chic design and minimalist grace with the essence of the Caribbean.
Mustique is a secluded 1,400 acre island surrounded by beaches of pure white sand. It is a private retreat of barefoot luxury for those who visit and a peaceful setting where one can rest, recuperate and indulge.
Antigua boasts a beach for every day of the year; the sand is white, the sea is clear and warm and its difficult not to just lie back and take things easy. Carlisle Bay has brought contemporary luxury to the Caribbean. It is located on the unspoilt south coast of Antigua, with a backdrop of rolling hills and lush tropical rainforest and enjoys one of the most ravishing beaches on the island.