Yes. The price of the tour does not include flights and we do not provide a flight booking service.
We sell individual self-guided trips. This means that you are not travelling with a group and there are no fixed departure dates. You are free to start whenever you like (subject to availability), and you can travel to the starting point by whatever means you like. This also gives you the flexibility to find the cheapest flights/train tickets. Google Flights is an excellent resource for comparing flights to any destination.
Please note that we always recommend that you wait until you receive your final confirmation email from us before booking your flights.
The vast majority of our trips come with luggage transfer included. The exceptions are generally either self-drive tours (where you bring your own car) or holidays based in one hotel. You will drop your overnight bags (one per person) by an allotted time each morning in a designated area in your hotel or B&B. Typically, bags should be left at the reception or store room by 09:00 hrs. We will provide you with name tags, which you should attach to your bags so that the driver can identify them. You are then free to walk unencumbered, with only your day pack of essentials.
Your baggage will be transferred to your next night’s accommodation, and will be waiting for you at reception when you arrive. Your pre-departure information pack will advise you of any weight limits or restrictions you should be aware of.
Because we are providing self-guided trips, this enables us to book small and authentic local accommodation that large group tours would not be able to use. This means that you will typically stay in small hotels, inns and B&B’s. All of our accommodations are chosen for their comfort, quality of service and standards of cleanliness and safety.
Most of our tours are comfort rated 3 (the category we call “comfortable”). You can expect to stay in en-suite, air-conditioned rooms in good quality, comfortable family run hotels. In more remote areas, such as the high Alps, some nights may be in more basic accommodation such as dormitory rooms in mountain huts. The accommodation information is always available under the ‘details’ tab on the tour page, although we do not list the specific hotels for all tours as they can vary depending on availability.
Yes. It is no problem extend your trip by adding one or more extra nights before, during or after your trip. We can arrange this for you. When completing the booking form, type this in the ‘Comments’ field. Let us know how many additional nights you want and on which dates.