Welcome to Active Travel Boutique

Active Travel Boutique is a personal, professional travel service that offers expert guidance and inspiration for holidays and short breaks across Europe and around the world.

This is a bespoke, independent travel guidance and booking service tailored specifically to you by travel industry expert Steve Murray. Steve’s extensive travel background over 22 years includes 5 years with Holiday Which? magazine (now Which? Travel), including inspecting and writing for the Which? Guide to Good Hotels, and 12 years developing holidays for a leading UK activity specialist, creating luxury walking and cycling holidays.

Add to this 5 years selling and travelling on round the world trips to Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the US, and you have a breadth of destination knowledge and industry contacts that can literally take you anywhere you ever wanted to go.

What Makes Us Different

Holiday inspiration and guidance....

The entire purpose behind setting up Active Travel Boutique is to offer travel inspiration and guidance to anyone who asks me for it, for free. With first hand knowledge of over 50 countries, many of them popular holiday choices, and with over 20 years in the travel business, you can receive free and 100% independent guidance on what trip and which supplier would suit you best.

Narrow down the options.....

The kaleidoscope of holiday options can be bewildering, and it is much easier to pick from a couple of amazing options proposed to you, rather than try and hunt down a trip for yourself. When you decide on your destination or type of holiday, either we can provide you with an itinerary we think will be ideal for you, or if you are the sort of person who loves researching holidays as much as we do, we can even work on it together to create your perfect trip.

Travel concierge and booking service.....

When a tailor made trip arrives in your inbox and you decide you love it enough to book it, then the trip is booked for you from start to finish. All you have to do then is call the person whose number we send to you, and they will take payment for the trip. You only pay exactly what you would have paid if you had found the trip yourself - there is no charge for ATB's services.

With destination knowledge of over 50 different countries and a broad range of industry contacts, ATB is now the ideal place to come for travel guidance that is 100% independent.

After finding out about what you enjoy and look for in your holidays, we can tailor make an ideal trip to fit your dates and budget using specific contacts and experience, so finding and reserving the trip becomes completely hassle free.

When you are happy we have found your ideal trip, we then book it and put you in touch with the supplier to pay.

This entire service is free of charge.


What Customers Say

  • On the way home from Venice. Had a fantastic time – hotel was simply amazing! Thanks for sorting out such a great trip for us
    Steve & Vicky
    September 2015
  • Thanks again for organising everything! The New Zealand B&Bs were amazing; we had a great itinerary. Debra and I would both go back tomorrow and if we do we will be sure to get back in touch!!!

    Phil and Debra
    January 2015
  • Overall, Steve pulled together the perfect honeymoon package thanks to his passion and knowledge for travel, and certainly comes highly recommended!
    Chris & Penny Swift
    December 2015
  • I want to say a huge thank you to Active Travel Boutique for planing my recent trip to Italy. The brief was to fulfill both my needs for a holiday and a photography trip and you delivered on both fronts. I'll definitely be using you for my next adventure! The photos from the trip can be viewed here


    James and Suvi