Guided Travel Experts

Our philosophy is simple: To provide quality travel experiences that fit our clients' needs at highly competitive prices.

Global Explorers LLC was founded & is still operated by Englishman Declan Pratt & American Joy Pratt. Declan & Joy met whilst traveling & still love sharing their experience & passion for travel with others.

Global Explorers began from a simple belief - after over 25 years of traveling the globe & leading tours in over 55 countries, we believed that we could put our first hand experience & expertise to use & offer travelers great tours at great prices. Having led tours for many companies, including both small independent outfits & some of the travel industry's largest operations, we know first hand how many tour operators herd their clients from sight to sight, fitting everybody into an inflexible itinerary. Many don't allow the time or freedom for their travelers to ‘get to know’ a city or country, others take their groups to the major destinations, & then charge a small fortune for clients to visit the ‘must-see sights’!

When we founded Global Explorers LLC we were determined not to be those kind of travel companies. Our clients are not all the same so we don't expect them to want the same travel experience. Rather than try to fit our clients into a pre-designed 'cookie cutter' tour we tailor all our tours to our clients, whether they are families, students, couples or seniors. And we always include the essential sights & experiences such as gondola rides in Venice, ascending the Eiffel Tower, or experiencing a London theater performance.

We are proud to be a small, family-owned & operated company, enjoying the close relationships we build with many of our travelers. However we also offer many of the same services, benefits & securities that larger tour operators boast.

Global Explorers LLC is a proud member of the National Tour Association. NTA members must meet strict requirements regarding insurance, financial security, the number of tours conducted, & employee/management experience. Traveling with an NTA member company helps you to ensure that your investment is protected & your tour will run smoothly.

Financial Security: Travel funds received by Global Explorers are used only for the operation of that specific tour
Insurance: Global Explorers carries $1 million (per incident) in liability insurance & requires all accommodation & transportation providers to
  meet industry standards including insurance.
Crisis & Risk Management: Global Explorers has a customized crisis & risk management policy in place that is reviewed regularly.

For more information about Global Explorers tours, see How We Travel

Meet the Team

Our team of highly-experienced & passionate tour leaders & travel professionals are some of the most outstanding in the business. Based around the world & giving Global Explorers a truly global reach, our team have years of experience & a wealth of knowledge, enabling them to make your tour a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Read on to meet some of the team...

Declan Pratt, Tour Leader & Founder of Global Explorers LLC
Declan's love of travel began at an early age with childhood trips around Europe, but it was a trip to China in the 1980s that really set him on the path to a career in the travel industry. Beginning as an overland safari leader in eastern & southern Africa, Declan later moved on to lead tours in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, & the Americas. After moving to the United States in 2002 Declan founded Global Explorers with his wife Joy. Today Declan is involved in the design & planning of all Global Explorers tours & still leads many of our groups on trips around the world.
Please feel free to drop Declan a line at

Joy Pratt, Office Manager
Co-founder of Global Explorers LLC with husband Declan, Joy keeps things running smoothly in our office & also monitors our emergency phone. All our clients will work with Joy at some point as she oversees our bookings & invoicing. An avid traveler herself, Joy is equally at home in cosmopolitan London or walking near her native Lynchburg, VA. Joy has helped scout destinations & hotels as far afield as Peru, China & South Africa, & accompanies select Global Explorers tours worldwide, including our London shopping trips!
Joy can be contacted for any booking or invoicing enquiries at

Pepe Martinez, Tour Leader & Licensed Tour Guide for London
A Londoner born & bred, English-Spanish Pepe has over 15 years experience working in the travel industry & has led tours all over the world. He is now a London 'Blue Badge' Tourist Guide & loves nothing more than showing people around what he considers to be the greatest city in the world, especially on walking tours - the best way to explore a new city. Pepe has recently developed a popular Street Art walking tour in London's East End, one of the cities' most vibrant, fashionable & happening districts. Other interests & talents include his passion for the performing arts (having trained in technical theatre) & his new 'Jack the Ripper' walking tour.
Pepe can be contacted to lead personalized tours in London: