Welcome to Traveleyes
Are you ready to change the way you see the world?
Whether you’re travelling solo, as a couple or with friends, we invite you to join our small and sociable groups on an exploration for all of the senses.
But these are no ordinary group holidays. Traveleyes groups are a mixture of both blind and sighted travellers. As a sighted traveller, we simply ask that you share your sight by describing the wonderful world around you. You won’t need any experience of blindness and, as an added benefit, we subsidise the cost of your holiday by up to 50%.
As a blind traveller, you’re able to book a holiday with the same freedom and independence that sighted people have always enjoyed. What’s more, you don’t have to bring anyone with you, as you will be joining a group of like-minded explorers.
Our travellers join us from all over the world and you can too. Follow the links below to find out more about joining us as a blind or sighted traveller.
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below is a sample from our range of holidays
May 6 - May 13, 2017 | 8 days
Journey to Bucharest before exploring the rural Saxon traditions beloved and endorsed by Prince Charles himself. We have two departures for this trip and they are both in collaboration with International Schools. Therefore, we are able to offer a discounted price for both sighted and visually impaired travellers. Click the following link for more information on our May itinerary.View Itinerary
May 16 - May 29, 2017 | 14 days
Journey by rail, boat and plane across the beautiful countryside of the Cantonese Valley, Guangxi and Sichuan. We’ll spend a day with pandas, witness the glittering lights of Hong Kong and Macau and explore the splendorous mountains and rivers of Guilin and Yangshuo.View Itinerary
May 19 - May 30, 2017 | 12 days
Journey to the Lone Star State for an adventure into the Wild West. Stay on a traditional dude ranch to practice essential cowboy and ranching skills in the Texan Hill Country. Discover how Texas was founded at the Alamo in San Antonio, the significance of the Space Race at the Space Center Houston and choose your favourite Honky Tonk bar in Austin. It will be easy to see why Texans say their state is a whole other country.View Itinerary
My first Traveleyes experience was excellent. I was a bit apprehensive beforehand, but my fears were totally unfounded. I chose a short weekend break in York, just so I could see if this sort of holiday was my kind of thing, and I'm happy to say that I'm already looking for my next holiday with Traveleyes. The people are lovely, both sighted and visually-impaired, and it was a joy to spend time with them. I really hope I meet some of them again. If you are hesitating, don't! Book your Traveleyes holiday now - you won't regret it!
Judy Stannard, Sighted Traveller - York Christmas Markets, December 2015
Spending time with likeminded people was uplifting. Being VI or sighted was no barrier to holiday enjoyment. All my fellow travellers were great people and it was a wonderful experience. Thank you Traveleyes
Jackie Rothery, Sighted Traveller - Tignes Skiing, January 2016
Cuba is yet another great fantastic destination for both blind and sighted travellers. Live music fills the air from morning till night. Visits to a tobacco factory and wandering around where rum is produced and blended, offered us the strong smells and a chance to taste the rum. Not all VIs could see the 1950s American type cars, but we experienced a trip round the town when the atmosphere and exhaust fumes vied with each other! Many people still travel by horse and cart, so yet another smell! Once at the beach many in the group enjoyed swimming in the sea - a great pleasure we can't really do at home.
Moira Wilson, Sighted Traveller - Cuba, December 2015
From the childhood TV of "Daktari" to crying over "Born Free" - this lived up to every dream. Actually touching lions and her allowing us to walk with her, to the spray of Victoria Falls, a touch of the elephant as it curls its trunk around your finger each was a small moment of joy. And then we had the Safaris, when the wildlife got up close and personal - and sometimes real close! And how do you describe how big a hippo's jaw is? Pick up its skeleton! This was my first Traveleyes non-skiing holiday - and my only thought as I came back was when can I go and do it again? Damn work for getting in the way!
Debbie Bowles, Sighted Traveller - Zimbabwe, November 2015
I initially was quite sceptical about how much I would get from a safari but I was so wrong. No feeling on earth compares to the thrill and wonder of being on safari regardless of whether you can see or not. This was a superb holiday that really left its mark on me and has made me want to keep pushing the boundaries and try things that I wouldn't have before.
James Barrett, Blind Traveller - Zimbabwe, November 2015
As my first time with Traveleyes the walking trip was a great introduction to guided holidays. It was also my first holiday in Italy and the great food and good walking made it a perfect holiday for me. I went with my wife who is also blind and our needs as a couple were always treated with consideration and thought by Jack, the holiday rep. I have come back from this holiday with lots of great memories but also a stinking cold (thanks Anita).
David Buckley, Blind Traveller - Cinque Terre, October 2015
No other travel company gives visually impaired people the same range of opportunities to visit countries across the world. Exciting destinations, action packed holiday programmes. The chance to do things that you only dream of. All done in a safe, friendly environment with experienced tour managers. What more could a visually impaired person want from a travel group? Not cheap but worth it.
Steve Ewens, Blind Traveller - Canada & New England, September 2015
As I mentioned before, I had always dreamed of sailing on a "real" sailboat. I simply did not have the opportunity and never wanted to sail with a champagne/sunset type of holiday. This sailing adventure really turned out to be exactly what I had hoped it would be. It was a true "hands-on" learning experience that I will remember the rest of my life. It has now inspired me to look for some sailing buddies and hopefully I'll sail again. As a first-time sailing sighted person, I was filled with pleasure watching VIPs winching, tying knots and steering wind-filled sails. I was grateful to be a part of the same crew experiencing the same sensations. A big THANK YOU to Traveleyes again! Can't wait for the next one.
Frank Cefali, Sighted Traveller - Croatia Sailing, September 2015
Yet another amazing experience with Traveleyes. I do recommend Traveleyes holidays to other visually impaired people who wish to travel, partly because the trips provide such a sensory experience of another country and partly because I find it very satisfying and fulfilling as a blind traveller to be able to exercise a level of independence on holiday which may not always be possible when holidaying with friends or family.
Adam Hoolahan, Blind Traveller - Bulgaria, July 2015
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