What's Included?

What's Included?

We are committed to offering exceptional holidays at exceptional value. All of this is usually included in the cost of your walking or activity holiday with Ramblers Walking Holidays:

  • Return travel by air or rail to/from the UK (unless otherwise stated or if you book a 'land only' holiday)
  • Ground transfers between airport or station and your hotel
  • Accommodation: hand-picked for comfort and convenience - from tea huts to four-star spa hotels
  • Meals: holidays are usually half board
  • A Ramblers Walking Holidays tour leader: All leaders are trained, qualified and experienced - we offer a number of 2 Leader 2 Grade holidays to give you greater flexibility 
  • Full Holiday Itinerary: Expertly planned to showcase the best of the destination on foot and on tour
  • All local transport costs
  • Tips and service charges (you may also wish to add a personal contribution)
  • 100% Financial Protection (ABTA & ATOL protected)
  • Airport or harbour taxes and British Air Passenger Duty

Please note that no refunds can be made should you opt not to participate in the organised programme or take a day off. Similarly, should you decide not to participate in an included group meal arrangement we regret that we will be unable to make any refund for meals not taken.

See also our Rewards & Benefits page for ten more reasons to travel with us!


What's Not Included?

Sometimes it makes more sense to exclude certain costs from the inclusive holiday cost, this is because they are either optional, not an integral part of your holiday or are subject to change. We always try to be as clear as possible about the full cost of your holiday, the list below gives you an idea of the kind of additional costs you may have.    

  • Entrance fees to some museums and historic buildings (unless otherwise specified) – these are often included on long haul holidays
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions

Full details of what’s included are provided on the individual holiday pages and Holiday Information sheets downloadable foe individual holiday departures.


Optional Excursions

During your holiday you may wish to book an excursion or activity provided by a local operator which does not form part of your pre-booked holiday arrangements and which is available in your destination. We have no involvement in any such activities or excursions which are not run, supervised or controlled in any way by us.

Should you decide to book an excursion or activity please note that your contract will be with the local activity or excursion supplier, who may or may not have their own public liability insurance, and we accept no responsibility for their actions or omissions. You may also be required to sign a waiver or disclaimer form. Any acceptance of liability contained in our Terms & Conditions of booking does not apply to such activities or excursions.

We will offer reasonable assistance to you in the event of loss or injury incurred during any activity not forming a part of your pre-booked holiday arrangement.

Before booking any activity from a local supplier please ensure that your holiday insurance policy covers you for the type of activity likely to be included as a part of the excursion.


Local Tips

This information is for for guidance only on tipping expectations. We must emphasise that the details below are given for your information only.

In most countries, in restaurants where a service charge is not included, a tip of 10% is considered acceptable. There are some parts of the world such as the Caribbean and the USA where 15-20% is more commonly expected for standard levels of service. When visiting Australia, Czech Republic, India, Morocco, Nepal, New Zealand and Vietnam tipping is considered discretionary. When travelling on a coach outside Europe, $1 per person per day for both the driver and guide is generally considered acceptable.

A disinclination to tip may, in some destinations, have an impact on the smooth running or enjoyment of your holiday. Your leader will have a nominal, goodwill tip for the hotel staff and transfer coach drivers and will be able to provide further advice.

On Cruise & Walk holidays, tips not included in your holiday charge are added to your cabin account.


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