WHY TRAVEL WITH US?
PERSONAL TAILOR-MADE SERVICE
Throughout many years of providing detailed and high-end services to our clients, we have gained the experience and expertise necessary to ensure booking the holiday of your dreams is as seamless as possible. Each and every itinerary is carefully designed with your exact passions, desires and preferences in mind. No question is too small, we are there every step of the way to offer our knowledge and support and love hearing how you got on your return.
We have access to the most competitive rates and contracts across the globe and work with the best ground agents in the market. We negotiate on your behalf to ensure that you pay a competitive price, below that of large tour operators. We do not produce a brochure or have set contracts with any hotels. This means your options are never restricted.
RELIABILITY & PROTECTION
Blake Private Travel is partnered with Temple World and offers clients financial protection under their ATOL 2901 and ABTOT 5411. We give our clients 24-hour protection and security whilst abroad.
OUR PRICING MODEL
We receive net rates from our suppliers, which means that the rate you pay is the same as you would pay online. Our prices are either the same or slightly lower than what you would pay online but you receive a huge amount of added benefits. These include complimentary upgrades, holiday gifts, concierge services, final documents posted to your home, 24 hour dedicated team that looks after you in-country, and much more.
CULINARY & HISTORY
IN VENICE & ROME
Combining two of the best cities in Italy, embark on this luxury foodie and historical adventure. Begin with a private boat from Venice airport that will whisk you straight to your characterful abode.
Dine by the canal under candlelight and share some of the best pizza you have ever tasted, handmade by yours truly. Then jump on a train, first-class over to Rome where champagne and the Colosseum awaits with your private guide.
End the evening at the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma where the beauty of the building and the opera will blow you away. Whether you are after a romantic weekend away or just want to escape the city, this short chic city break is set to impress.
JUNGLES & BEACHES
One loves the beach, the other loves adventure? A quandary that many couples, families and friends struggle to find the balance between. Indonesia is one of many destinations that provide both an incredible wildlife and beach experience, but you do have to know where to go.
Home to the endangered orang-utan, these stunning mammals just have to be seen. Take a private, fully staffed Klotok boat down the Arut River and stay in the rainforest, think Tarzan but with a twist. Then head to Bali for culture, markets and rice paddy fields.
End in either the south coast of Bali or head over to Sumba where only one luxury hotel exists and is known to those only in the know. Here you will find deserted beaches, hidden waterfalls and your own incredible hideaway. Think Robinson Crusoe with flair.
IN THE MALDIVES
Are you ready to just get away from it all? To escape the hustle and bustle and truly, completely relax with a Butler, Maid, Nanny, and everything you could want or need at hand.
With so much choice for your beach break, it is so important to get it right. A favourite of mine is the Soneva Javi, located on its own private island in The Maldives. Each over-the-water bungalow comes with its own slide and for the romantic, the ceiling above your bed opens up to the stars at night.
Each property that we use has been carefully chosen based on its unique offering and high levels of service. We want our clients to stay in places that are unknown to most and offer memorable and exceptional experiences.
Blake Private Travel was founded by Katie Blake who lives and breathes travel and truly loves inspiring and exciting her clients with undiscovered destinations and secret boutique properties.
Katie's wanderlust began as a child after joining her globetrotting parents on their travels to the USA, Canada, Asia and Europe. After graduating from university, Katie continued to travel and took to the road exploring Australia and South East Asia. She has not stopped travelling since.
Some of her most memorable moments include trekking through the Borneo rainforest to see endangered orang-utans, spotting wild dog and leopard on her first safari in Botswana and being invited into a local home in India to dine with their family after cycling through remote villages.
After spending five years working for some of the most well regarded and high-end travel companies in the UK, Katie decided to start her own business, to continue her passion for designing memorable and exceptional tailor-made journeys around the world.
"Alongside excellent service, Katie has made some superb holiday suggestions for us and offered great advice on getting the most out of our holidays. What we love about Katie’s advice is that it is based on experience and up-to-date knowledge that you don’t necessarily get on ’travel’ websites. Together with this insider knowledge, superb itinerary planning and suggestions and attention to detail, I plan to use Katie for all future holiday planning - she’s pretty much a one-stop-shop!"
Diana D, Pembrokeshire
"I have known and booked my holidays with Katie for many years. She not only listens but also delivers through the entire process. I trust her advice and am confident in her being able to deliver both my romantic trips away with my partner and family holidays with my three kids. I respect her and trust her professionalism and will continue to use Katie for all my future trips because she meets all our requirements!"
Claire Manuel, London
"After an extensive conversation about our likes, dislikes and initial thoughts about what we would like to see and do Katie put together an amazing proposal. The attention to detail by Katie in every aspect of our holiday shone through. She even changed one of our hotels during the holiday as she discovered that the booked one was undergoing refurbishment. We did things that we may not have known about or done if we went on a group tour. We were made to feel very special throughout our holiday and would have no hesitation in recommending Katie to organise our future holidays. We know that we can put our trust in her to ensure everything will run smoothly and we will have a great time."
Sue and Alan, Burgess Hill
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