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How we adapted our tours in 2020 to keep our guests and leaders safe

Tue, 26 Jan 2021

How we adapted our holidays in 2020, and some testimonials from customers

Many of our customers were lucky enough to get away on our tours last Summer and Autumn as covid-19 restrictions started to lift, and enjoyed holidays that we had adapted to ensure that they complied with all covid-19 safety measures. 

We will only run holidays when all elements of a trip meet our strict covid-safe criteria. This means we will only operate to destinations which are open to tourists, we know in advance there will be reliable airline access and every element is covid-safe. We kept our group sizes small, and all accompanied by trained leaders, who were trained to be able to adapt arrangements locally if necessary. 

We ran a total of 64 tours in Summer 2020, all but 8 of them in the UK. What was quite amazing was that the feedback we had from customers was our best ever.  If you are wondering what the travel experience will be like in a post-covid world, then have a read below of some of the customer reviews below. 


UK Holiday Reviews

Hassness Country House

"The trip was the tonic I needed to improve my mental and physical health. I am truly grateful that the trip went ahead. Thank you."

"We were very impressed with the way Debbie and the local team implemented the Covid-related restrictions - trying to reduce the impact as much as possible".


Hassness House Dining Room - Guests and Leader enjoying a celebratory drink at socially distanced tables                   


A welcome lunch stop during a day's walking in the Lake District

You can also read more about one guest's stay at Hassness in September 2020, by reading this article that appeared in the Telegraph 'What a Lake District group walking holiday looks like in the Covid-era'

Here's more reviews from customers who went on our UK holidays:

The Ironbridge Gorge

'I just wanted to thank you for setting up the Ironbridge holiday from 14-20 September despite all the Covid-19 restrictions. It was a brilliant week where everything worked out well, even the weather!'

South West Dorset & the Jurassic Coast

'Always well organised and stimulating. Particularly good for people who are on their own but like company. My 7th holiday with Ramblers! Excellent as ever.'

Slapton Ley

'The FSC staff were extremely hard working and very helpful. Their Covid precautions made me feel very safe.'



Our first guests on our Slapton Ley holiday in partnership with the Field Studies Council 


European Holiday Reviews

We also had some great feedback from customers who managed to get away to Europe last summer

Exploring Halkidiki

'Loved it! I had to pinch myself every day to ensure it was real that I had escaped the COVID madness for such lovely locations.'

Unspoilt Greece

'A great group of people most of whom had journeyed many times with you, endorsement enough.'

Exploring on our Unspoilt Greece Holiday last September 


Olympiada

'Lovely place, very good leader, good company. This was my first Ramblers holiday, as I am now on my own I was fairly nervous. I had a wonderful time.'

'Good walks, comfortable hotel, pleasant company. The leader on this holiday (Sharon) was cheery, empathetic, organised and fun.'

Lunch with a view on our Olympiada holiday last September


You can book and travel with us in total confidence, with our covid-19 refund guarantee, flexible deposits, financial protection and safety guidelines, we can't wait to welcome you back on our holidays this year. 

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