About Cilantro

Cilantro Travel has passed a long way since its early beginnings in 1988. The company was founded by two ordinary guys passionate about tourism. At the moment, the company serves more than 15,000 travellers across Europe each year.
Our professional team has been lucky to travel to a number of amazing countries across all continents and can proudly boast many years of practical expertise in the travel industry. They are committed to excellence in providing clients with high-quality travel and the best possible traveling experience at reasonable prices. Due to the time spent abroad, they clearly understand all the demands of a modern traveler. Our specialists are always friendly and pay individual attention to each client. Expert guides will happily share with you all of their favourite spots.

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Our mission and vision

Cilantro Travel has come a long way since its humble beginnings in 1997. A company that began with two bearded backpackers, a typewriter and a kitchen table now leads 10,000 travelers across the Europe each year. Our team have been lucky enough to travel to a huge variety of incredible countries across all seven continents, and collectively boast many years of experience in the travel industry to compliment our modern approach to providing quality travel.

Because of our time spent abroad, we know exactly what the modern traveller wants from a destination specialist. Our specialists offer an honest, informed approach to planning your holiday and we return regularly to our offered regions to check on any new products and destinations and to conduct a quality check of the products we already know and love.

Management team

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Tom Smith

Owner, General Manager

Tom is an agency owner and general manager with over 20 years of practical experience.

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Linda Sherman

Owner, Marketing & Sales Director

Linda is Cilantro’s owner and marketing & sales director with over 10 years of experience in the travel business.

Meet our team 

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Ann Leroy

Tour Operator, 6 years of experience

Ann joined the staff of Cilantro in 2012. She is an expert tour guide. She knows all the gems and the best sights to discover in France.

Languages: English, French, German

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Paul Rouge

Senior Tour Agent, 10 years of experience

Paul is our licensed senior tour agent with more than 10 years of travel industry experience under his belt.

Languages: English, French, Italian

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Joyce Buckland

Tour Guide, 4 years of experience

Joyce joined our team as a travel guide. She is always very friendly and attentive to clients to help them get a memorable travel experience.

Languages: English, French

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William Barthes

Tour Guide, 4 years of experience

Working as a tour guide, William loves to meet interesting people from all over the world. He spends his spare time exploring different parts of Paris and then shares them with tourists.

Languages: English, French, Italian

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Meg Kim

Senior Guide, 2 years of experience

Margaret is not so long with us but her passion, enthusiasm, and skills make many people come back to her. This proves her true professionalism.

Languages: English, French, German

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Joyce Buckland

Tour Guide, 4 years of experience

Hannah is our travel consultant dedicated to each customer to ensure that every trip is seamless and stress-free from start to finish. She is always in high spirits and inspires everybody in our team.

Languages: English, French

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Our pricing guarantees

Best price guarantee

For products with a Best Price Guarantee, we will meet or beat any offer currently advertised on the internet. The offer must be for the same level of service and not connected with any conditional offerings.

Never lose your deposit

For Aperitivo Time! itinerary, if you must cancel for any reason not covered under insurance, we will waive the deposit on any future Aperitivo Time! Itinerary of equal value.

Pricing Transparency

With our pricing transparency, you will see an itemized breakdown of costs. When we work with local partners who organize the bulk of the trip, we estimate costs to help you understand where your money is going.

Our partners

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Joining our team is your opportunity to step up and work with the leaders that are shaping the future.