Taber Holidays have been a specialist tour operator to Scandinavian countries since 1973 which means we are celebrating over 40 years in business! Initially, we produced our first programme of tours to Norway, aptly entitled 'Norway Only', however, we quickly grew to feature a full range of tours by air and by sea to Scandinavia which includes: Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Greenland. Following our expansion, we naturally evolved from 'Norway only' to simply 'Scandinavia'.
We pride ourselves on our diversity, so you'll be hard pressed not to find a holiday that isn't what you're looking for. We have a wide selection of motoring tours, escorted tours, self-guided tours using public transport, self-catering tours and specialist cruising to a wide range of places within Scandinavia. If you need any help towards creating your dream holiday then all you have to do is drop us a line and a member of our friendly team will gladly assist you!
Meet the team
Suzel is the MD and has worked for the company, in one way or another, pretty much all her life. She loves all the Nordic countries but it is fair to say that her first love must be Norway as this is where it all began when she was just 8 years old. In 2009 Suzel was awarded Norway Ambassador of the Year by Innovation Norway, an award she is extremely proud of. Suzel loves dogs (though it’s a wolf in the photo above) and does much of her ‘managerial thinking’ whilst walking and talking to hers!
Terry has worked at Taber Holidays for over 23 years and, although his knowledge of Norway, Sweden and Finland is excellent, his chief speciality is Iceland, a country he absolutely loves! There is nothing Terry likes better than a juicy tailor-made itinerary for Iceland and his obvious enthusiasm for all things Icelandic is infectious! Terry handles reservations to all destinations and is a key contributor to the development of our Iceland tour programme - there isn’t an inch of it he doesn’t know!
Jo has worked at Taber Holidays for over 20 years and has incredible knowledge of public transport timetables and motoring routes. She is responsible for reservations, travel itineraries and travel tickets and also ensures our IT booking system behaves itself and does as it’s told! Suzel and Jo meet each day to discuss new systems and products whilst walking their dogs and in her spare time Jo is studying for her degree in Business Studies and Spanish!
A degree in creative writing and literature made Shing the perfect choice for researching and writing the content for our brochures and website. She also takes care of all the new ‘stuff’ such as blogging, Twittering and Facebooking! Shing loves to travel, and does so in abundance. She is a culture vulture, always heading to where the museums are; her aim is to rebuff the notion that museums are boring! Her camera is always poised and there is little she won’t do for the perfect shot... just ask Suzel.
Susan has worked and lived in Norway for many years and is perhaps Norway's finest Ambassador of Tourism! She lives in Bergen where she often meets guests at the airport or at their hotels. Her chief love though is to be 'out on the road' escorting group tours, researching new products and visiting hotels and guesthouses.
Clara is the newest member of our team and handles much of our day-to-day general admin; this makes her not only our newest member of staff but also our most popular! Clara studied music at university and is a keen enthusiast and promoter of Scandinavian arts. Trips to Copenhagen, Malmö, Stockholm, Gothenburg, Reykjavik and Oslo (this year alone!) have kept her topped up with inspiration and have proved invaluable when liaising with clients by telephone and email regarding their holiday enquiries.
Margaret has been successfully running Specialised Tours for over 30 years, and in 2013 Taber Holidays and Specialised Tours merged operations. Margaret wanted more time to concentrate on product research and development and on tailor made itineraries and her exceptional knowledge of Scandinavia made her the perfect person to do this. Suzel is very happy about having Margaret on board - they have been colleagues and friends for over 25 years and are a formidable team!