Our History

Where it all began


Our founders, former schoolteachers Ray and Annie Long, wanted to explore the most beautiful, off-the-beaten-track locations in Italy, but struggled to find places to stay that they really loved. So, they decided to take matters in their own hands, searching for stunning accommodation to provide a unique holiday experience.

To this day, we have stayed in every hotel that we offer in order to guarantee the very highest quality. We are also known for our outstanding trulli – these are traditional Puglian stone houses, and ours are amongst the best in Italy, having been painstakingly restored by Ray and Annie. For over thirty years, Long Travel have been continuing the tradition that the couple started, focusing on the high-quality, bespoke holidays our customers have come to expect from us.

How we work


Our aim is to provide you with the very best holiday experience we possibly can. We want to help you have the most authentic experiences of Italy – we’re truly passionate about the country, and we are eager to share our enthusiasm with you.

From the moment you contact us, our friendly and knowledgeable staff are on hand to help plan the perfect holiday for you, tailoring it to your specific interests and saving you lots of browsing time, as well as ensuring you get the very most out of your holiday. We love nothing more than to put together a special itinerary just for you and your family. Long Travel holidays have a personal touch, which is why many of our customers choose to come back to us time after time.

Why choose Long Travel?


It’s our unique approach at hand-crafting every detail for a truly authentic experience. We work with you to plan an unforgettable escape that matches your passions and carefully select the best boutique hotels and villas hidden away in unspoilt landscapes, giving you the thrill of new discovery every day.

Our experts too share your love of holidays off the beaten track. In fact, we’ve been to every hotel and villa we book, including many family-run properties. So we’re perfectly placed to share in-depth knowledge and advice as we hand-craft your ideal holiday.

Award winning service


Our commitment to exceptional, unforgettable travel has won us several awards. Including gold for Best Holiday Company To The Italian Peninsula four years running at the British Travel Awards, something that no other tour operator has done before.

We're proud of what we've acheived and we would like to thank our customers and partners for voting for us. Wining this recognition inspires us to push the boundaries further and create even better experiences, uncovering more of Itay's amazing regions.

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Specialist Team

Specialist Team

Tailor-Made Specialists

30 Years Experience

29 Years Experience

Tailor-Made Specialists

Multi-award Winning

Multi-award Winning

Atol Protected

Financial Protection

Hand-picked Properties

Hand-picked Properties