Oxford-educated Granville has lived throughout Europe and speaks French, Portuguese, Spanish, and Italian. He’s also an expert on Turkey and the Balkans, and has noticed client’s increased interest in the former Yugoslav republics of Montenegro and Slovenia. In the past few years, Granville has made several scouting trips to the latter (where he toured the Soca Valley, the capital city of Ljubljana, and Triglav National park), Croatia (to inspect hotels, yachts, and activities in Split, Dubrovnik, Hvar, and Trogir), coastal Montenegro, and Turkey in order to keep up-to-date on the best places to see and things to do for his clients. And Granville has an affinity for water-related trips, facilitating private boat charters in the Adriatic Sea and the Saronic Gulf.
Outside of Europe, Granville has traveled extensively throughout Oman, Myanmar, and Japan — especially with the lead-up to the Tokyo Olympics. Last year, he journeyed the length of the island nation on an intense, extended scouting trip that included stops in cities such as Kyoto, Naoshima, Miyajima, and Hakone. He can create interest-specific tours through the country that focus on food and culture, and is especially skilled at family or multi-generational trips, and notes that Japan is a place that’s fascinating for kids due to the modern, high-tech sensibility of its major cities.
"Ed Granville has organised two trips for our group of 12 ladies over the past couple of years and is currently organising a third trip for the same group. The fact that we keep returning to Ed, having consulted an extensive list of other travel specialists, is a real testament to him. With a group of women — all with different expectations — it’s tricky to achieve 100% success and satisfaction but, amazingly, Ed consistently achieves the impossible. He is utterly meticulous in planning each tour, remembering nut allergies, children’s names, hotel and restaurant preferences, and a variety of quirky requests time after time. The organisation and execution of each minute of our trip is faultless. In addition, he is extremely kind, holds our hand every step of the way, and always goes far above our original remit. Without exception, we will use Red Savannah again and again due to the service we received from Ed." - Katharine Landale