If you wish to organise your own flights from a non-UK or your local regional airport, or travel by rail or car to the holiday centre, ‘no-travel’ reductions are often available to allow you to join and leave our holidays at the overseas hotels or airports. There can however be restrictions due to our contractual commitments with the airlines, so please contact us for details.
Before finalising any independent travel arrangements, please check with us, as changes to our planned group travel schedules do occur.
If you do plan to join a holiday locally please tell us at least 14 weeks before departure. Please also make it clear to us where you propose to join and leave the group either at the hotel or at the airport. Bear in mind too that cities such as Rome, Milan and New York are served by more than one airport we don’t want you to wait at the wrong one…
We regret that a change from a booking including flights to a ‘no travel’ booking without flights within 14 weeks of departure is usually not available without penalty, due to our obligations with the airlines.
For more information please see our advice on independent travel arrangements.
Should you be unable to join your holiday due to the cancellation or delay of your independent flight, please be aware that additional costs and losses involved in meeting up with your chosen tour may not be covered by your airline or insurance policy.
Although we will make every attempt to minimise your losses in these circumstances, we would not be able to absorb the cost of any cancellation charges or additional costs.
In the event of strikes, although we will endeavour to offer reasonable assistance, our ability to assist you may be limited when there are delays on your return journey to the UK.
On holidays involving the party travelling on a group visa, should you be making your own travel arrangements and not checking-in for travel with the main party, it will be necessary to make your own independent visa arrangements which may involve additional cost and lengthy visa application procedures.