Explore truly wild countryside with beautiful natural scenery in the Garrotxa Natural Park.
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You can book and travel with us in complete confidence, we have flexible booking conditions and we continue to be fully committed to offering you all the flexibility you need and to keep you updated with all the latest developments.
Please see our VIEW TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS link below for up-to-date destination information and please also take the time to review the information specific to your chosen destination on the FCDO travel advice website.
Please see our VIEW TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS link above for up to date destination information.
PCR tests are not a UK requirement but of the destination country itself and the requirements can change at any time. Most countries, particularly now in Europe, will accept visitors if you have proof of vaccination and entry tests are no longer required. This is specific country dependent though, so we recommend that that you visit the FCDO travel advice for the latest information.
If you do need to show a negative PCR test result, you will need to use a private provider as the NHS Test and Trace will not be able to provide these documents. If you prefer to take this test at home, you can purchase self-tests from companies including Medicines Online, Randox, C-19 and Qured. See here for discount codes for Medicines Online
Please verify the travel window specified by your destination country and remember you’ll need to take the travel certificate and the necessary QR Code with you to the airport. If you have not printed these documents and intend to use your mobile or tablet, please ensure they are fully charged and keep in mind, you will be dependent on the airport's internet connection.
Check your travel insurance cover carefully – not all polices provide cover for medical and cancellation claims related to COVID-19. We strongly recommend that you have taken out insurance which covers you in case you or one of your party members tests positive for Covid-19 prior to departure or whilst in resort, and this includes holidays for UK residents that are based in the UK.
Check your passport – you may not have travelled overseas for a while so it would be worthwhile checking the following:
• Check your passport is less than 10 years old.
• Ensure that your passport is valid for at least 3 months after the day you plan to leave any EU or other Schengen country. The 3 months you need when leaving a country must be within 10 years of the original passport issue date.
• For non-EU or Schengen area countries your passport should be valid for at least 6 months on the day you travel.
For up to date advice, visit the FCDO travel advice website.
There are a higher number of flight cancellations than normal at this time, some of which have been occurring with very short notice. Despite the high-profile news reports, the majority of our holidays have been unaffected and whilst we cannot guarantee that there will not be flight schedule changes or cancellations ahead, we can promise you that our Customer Services team are here to support you every step of the way.
We want to reassure you that whilst airline cancellations are outside our control, as your tour operator it is our responsibility to look after you and to do our best to ensure that any disruption is minimised.
We will be in contact with you as soon as is reasonably possible if we are notified of any changes but occasionally you may receive a notification directly from the airline before we have had chance to contact you as we will have received a message from them at the same time. If this happens, do not worry, as we will be busy sourcing alternative flights for you and one of the team will be in contact with your options.
In the event that your flight has been cancelled or rescheduled before you travel you will be offered a suitable alternative flight or, if that's not possible, either an alternative holiday option or a full refund for your holiday.
If your return flight is cancelled or rescheduled, we will notify your tour leader and rearrange return flights for you.
If, in the very unlikely event, your flight is cancelled whilst you are at the airport, our 24-hour Duty Team are on hand to assist you.
We are always reviewing our itineraries, making any necessary tweaks in order to comply with any local requirements, as well as working hard to ensure we can deliver the best possible holiday experience. Your tour leader will let you know of any local restrictions, for example, there may be some instances where you are required to wear a face mask. As a general policy we would always recommend when travelling that you carry your own supply of reusable face masks and alcohol-based hand sanitiser.
For all of our destinations, we review accommodation, transport, and other aspects of your holiday against our firmly established Covid-19 Safety Guidelines, and we’ll continue to update our policies and protocols as appropriate, ensuring that all our suppliers are kept updated. Our aim is to provide you with an enjoyable holiday with as few restrictions as reasonably possible.
If you feel unwell during your holiday, our tour leader will assist you in seeking the appropriate medical care and if you are displaying Covid-19 symptoms, you may choose to take a test although this is not mandatory.
All our holidays are accompanied by trained and experienced tour leaders who have ‘around the clock’ support from our head office operational team who themselves have a huge wealth of experience in supporting our tour leaders and customers overseas.
There will always be someone to assist you in the event of any illness within the group. Our local suppliers and agents work closely with our tour leader ensuring that the best medical facilities and practical assistance are always available.
If you test positive for Covid-19, we will ask you to follow the local guidelines regarding self-isolation, and depending on the level of your illness, our tour leader may ask you to absent yourself from a day’s activities for your own safety and wellbeing and that of other group members.
If you are required to self-isolate, then our tour leader will arrange for you to remain in your hotel, or transfer to a dedicated facility, and you should also contact your insurance company who will liaise with you regarding any instructions for returning home.
Should a member of our travelling group test positive for Covid-19, it is not mandatory for other group members to take a test. If, however, you do feel unwell whilst on holiday, our tour leader can help to arrange tests for anyone who requests one.
Please ensure your travel insurance individual policy covers you in the event of any illness or medical emergency including Covid-19.
Wherever possible, we will aim to continue with the group holiday arrangements and our tour leader will assess this on a case by case basis, assisted by our experienced head office team. We will also, of course, be guided by local regulations.
When returning to England you no longer need to
This will apply whether you are vaccinated or not. You will also not need to quarantine, in line with the current rules.
We know that you, our customers, really want to get out there and explore the world on foot. It’s no secret that during our period of lockdown, getting outside, walking, and exploring took on huge significance, providing us all with much needed exercise and allowing us to reconnect with the great outdoors.
Exploring on foot really is the best medicine and we are as committed as ever to not only providing great walking holidays but supporting local communities overseas who benefit from our ‘small group’ tourism. Although our post pandemic portfolio may initially be smaller than before, we fervently believe that sustainable tourism will be more important than ever, we know what a huge privilege it is to be able to travel freely and by leading small groups, supporting local and global charitable causes and approaching all that we do ethically, we're able to minimise any adverse effects of our activities. See here for more of our initiatives.
Our product, travel and planning teams have put together a great selection of holidays, we have always been committed to providing carefully researched destinations, to provide you with great walking opportunities, with some wide-open spaces, panoramic views, sunshine, local food, and comfortable accommodation. Add in and the company of your fellow travellers and you’re set to go.
Now is the perfect time to step back into Europe, as many countries are reducing or dropping their entry requirements. Our new city breaks could be just what you are looking for, exploring hidden side streets and the local delicacies of a European capital or maybe you just want to head to sunnier climes and stride out across country or on a coastal footpath, soaking up the warmth and scenic views.
Further afield, our long haul holidays are available and ready to book, if you have been dreaming of new horizons, in far flung places including Africa,North Africa & Middle East,North America,South & Central America,Caribbean,Asia or Australasia then now is the time to book your space, you can immerse yourself in another nation, and cultural world, seeing new sights and enjoying new experiences with a group of fellow like-minded travellers. Admire the towering Drakensberg Mountains or the stunning and remote Milford Sound in New Zealand.
Meanwhile, don't forget about our UK selection exploring the countryside, hills, mountains, and coastal paths of our diverse lands. You can stride across the country on one of our National Trails, walk on scenic paths trails from the Orkney Islands to the Devon coast, wherever you wish to explore, we’ve got you covered. Our recently introduced UK cultural city breaks which include blue badge guided tours have also proved immensely popular - if you are looking for a short break and new UK cities to explore, this could be for you!
Our protocols are guided by the WTTC (World Travel & Tourism Council), UNWTO (World Tourism Organisation), the European Commission and local government regulations and include personal protection, extensive disinfecting, and physical distancing measures. We have reviewed and enhanced our health and safety policies and procedures to consider the new challenges posed by coronavirus. We endeavour to ensure that all our suppliers and partners are implementing new minimum standards that emphasise increased hygiene and sanitation.
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Last Update Thursday 11th August 2022
Last Review Thursday 11th August 2022