South Coast Walks & Historical Sites
Bring intriguing coastal trails and history alive in South Hampshire
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You can book and travel with us in complete confidence, we have flexible booking conditions and as the world really begins to open up once again for tourism, we continue to be fully committed to offering you all the flexibility you need and to keep you updated with all the latest developments.
We'll endeavour to keep the information on this page updated but please note that these details shown below refers to England only, for the other devolved nations, please refer to the appropriate government websites for Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland.
Please also take the time to review the information specific to your chosen destination on the FCDO travel advice website as there may be additional local rules and restrictions in place which are important for your arrival and stay and these may be introduced at short notice.
Yes, most likely. If you live in England and have taken a full vaccination course you will be able to demonstrate your Covid-19 vaccination status, either using the NHS App or by applying for a written document from the NHS website or by calling 119. The NHS App has been updated to include booster vaccinations.
We’d recommend that you check if the destination country accepts proof of vaccinated status and also if they have also set an expiry date on vaccines (270 days after your final jab including boosters).
Some destinations may alternatively accept proof of a negative Covid-19 test but you should check your destination country individual requirements by visiting the FCDO travel advice website.
Remember that the airline will check your documentation prior to departure from the UK and it is likely that immigration officials will also check this on arrival in the destination country.
PCR tests are not a UK requirement but of the destination country itself and the requirements can change at any time. Many 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.
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.
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 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 were showing symptoms of Covid-19 whilst on one of our holidays, or return a positive test result, we would 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.
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.
Please also ensure your travel insurance individual policy covers you in the event of any illness or medical emergency.
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.
This page is a summary of the extensive steps we are taking. Should you wish to know more, you can download the safety guidelines we have provided to our team for a more detailed breakdown of the measures we have put in place.
In addition, more information can be found here:
LAST UPDATE Tuesday 10th May 2022
We have reviewed and enhanced our health and safety policies and procedures to take into account 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.
Ramblers Walking Holidays has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that we have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols – so you can experience ‘Safe Travels’.
We're Good to Go! In partnership with the National Tourist Organisations of Great Britain and Northern Ireland this certification recognises that we have confirmed that we have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing.