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VISITING: Norway BROCHURE CODE: 5214
All prices include: accommodation, meals and car hire; all as listed.
Northern Norway offers it all; dramatic mountain views, scenic forest trails, fjords and ocean activities; even a visit to a husky farm can all be experienced on this self-drive adventure. Your accommodation also offers some fantastic views of mountains, fjords, harbours and sea.

What's included?

  • Rental Car: all summer car hire is based on two people sharing a mini class of car
  • Accommodation: 1-night stay at Clarion Collection Aurora, 1-night wilderness glamping in Kvaløya, 1-night stay at Hamn I Senja, 1-night staty at Sommaroy Arctic Hotel
  • Meals: 4 breakfasts, 1 light evening buffet* and 1 dinner (half board upgrade available)
  • Roadmap, route description, ferry schedules and times all provided

*The Clarion Aurora hotel's restaurant closes at 9pm. On your arrival night, if you arrive before 9pm, a light evening meal will be included at the hotel. Alternatively, and for those arriving after 9pm, you can explore the delights of this city's culinary scene. The hotel staff will be happy to recommend some local restaurants.

What's not included

  • Flights are not included in your holiday, but our Travel Experts will happily make arrangements on your behalf, please just ask for a quote
  • Ferry tickets and car parking charges are not included and need to be paid for locally

The areas of Northern Norway covered in this wonderful four-night, self-drive holiday, are far above the Arctic Circle. This means that from the end of May until the end of July, they are bathed in 24-hour light under the Midnight Sun. So, if you really want to make the most of your days here – this is the ideal time to come!

The summer months really showcase some of Norway’s finest scenery, and during this holiday you will discover the beauty of some of the white sandy beaches, crystal clear fjords, remote islands, and mountain peaks on offer. You will also see some of the quaint fishing villages which sit perfectly in their waterside settings. Drives in the area can take longer than expected as you always want to pull over to take a photo or two.

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We start things off in Tromsø, often referred to as ‘The capital of the Arctic’. It is an ideal gateway to the Arctic and offers a great mix of modern comforts and Nordic culture. There is a fantastic range of restaurants and although a light evening buffet is included during your stay, we would highly recommend arriving early and sampling some local cuisine. If you wish, you can also visit the world’s most northerly aquarium, Polaria, which has some fantastic exhibitions and wildlife to enjoy. See our ‘Personalise’ section for more details.

From Tromsø, you then visit a wilderness camp on the island of Kvaløya for a night of glamping. This remote site offers an incredible experience amidst some truly breath-taking scenery. The heated tents are charming and offer rustic luxury, with comfortable double beds and windows overhead so you can enjoy the views. It is a fantastic location for enjoying the light of the Midnight Sun.

Your next stop will be on the Island of Senja, a hidden gem in Northern Norway which is known locally as the ‘fairy-tale’ island. It is difficult to find the words to describe the scenery, but you will certainly understand why it has been given this nickname. Senja is a particularly good spot for enjoying the Midnight Sun and if you wish, a guided kayaking tour can be added to your holiday and you can take to the water and enjoy this incredible light. See our ‘Personalise’ section for further details.

Sommarøy, which is known locally as 'Summer Island' will be your final stop. The white sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters are stunning, and the small fishing community still adheres to age-old traditions. It is a fascinating place in which to simply enjoy wandering around, but there are a range of activities which you can add to your holiday to aide your exploration. Options include an introduction to stand up paddle boarding or a kayaking adventure on the fjords. See the ‘Personalise ‘section of the holiday page for details. 

In short, this self-drive holiday is a fantastic introduction to Northern Norway and you will experience some of the world’s most jaw-dropping scenery. The long daylight hours and range of additional activities allow you to tailor your holiday and get the most out of each day. You can also extend your stay should you wish to explore further. Either way, the dramatic scenery alone, is enough to ensure an unforgettable summer holiday. 

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Key facts

Duration:4 nights
Pace:Set your own
Midnight Sun Dates: 19th May - 26th July
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  • Tromsø, which is often referred to as the 'capital of the Arctic', is your first destination on your five-day self-drive holiday. This lively city which is located on the island of Tromsøya offers a beautiful natural setting, modern architecture and a range of museums.

    On arrival, you will collect your car from the airport and make your way to the Clarion Collection Aurora which is your accommodation for your first night. Here in Tromsø you can view the 19th Century colourful wooden houses and learn about the city’s heritage in one of its many museums. As your hotel is only 10 minutes away from the Arctic Cathedral you could venture to one of the famous Midnight Sun concerts (tickets available at the venue). Or, you could experience a cable car ride which takes you up to Mount Storsteinen.

    The hotel's restaurant closes at 9pm. If you arrive before 9pm you can either enjoy a light evening buffet at the hotel or alternatively, and for those arriving after 9pm, you may choose to explore the delights of this city's culinary scene.

    Included Meals:  Dinner
  • Following breakfast, you will make your way to Kvaløya, which is a picturesque island on the outskirts of Tromsø. It’s only a short drive and so you may want to further explore Tromsø before setting off.

    Alternatively, we can arrange for you to enjoy one of two husky encounters at a sled dog centre en-route. There is a choice of either a guided tour of the farm, or the opportunity to spend time training some of the puppies. Details of both options can be found on the ‘Personalise’ section of the holiday page.

    Your journey to Kvaløya will end at a wilderness camp surrounded by jaw-dropping mountain scenery. You will spend the evening in a luxury tent with comfortable beds and windows over-head which provide fabulous views of the wilderness outside. You can really embrace the silence of the surrounding nature and will hopefully enjoy good weather so you can make the most of the Midnight Sun.

    A home-cooked dinner will be served in the evening before you relax in your tent for an unforgettable night

    Included Meals:  Breakfast, Dinner
  • Following breakfast, you will head towards the ferry terminal in Brensholmen before crossing to Botnhamn ferry stop and making for the Island of Senja, undoubtedly one of Northern Norway's hidden gems.

    Known as the ‘fairy-tale island’ Senja is wild and beautiful and offers an array of stunning hiking trails with extraordinary vistas over mountainous peaks and pristine bays.

    An optional kayaking tour is a fantastic way in which to explore the crystal-clear waters and admire the dramatic landscape. This is all the more amazing if you are travelling during the time of the Midnight Sun. Please see the ‘Personalise’ section of the holiday page for details.

    During your hour-long drive from the Island ferry terminal, you will be guided along some spectacular coastal roads and enjoy some of the best panorama views the island has to offer.

    Your accommodation at Hamn I Senja which is located in a former fishing hamlet. Breakfast is included and if you wish, you can upgrade to half board and enjoy dinner in the hotel restaurant. 

    Included Meals:  Breakfast
  • Sommarøy which is also known as 'Summer Island' will be your next destination and as the name suggests it is something of a Norwegian paradise.

    White sandy coral beaches are surrounded by emerald green, clear water and bordered by a striking landscape.

    There are several optional activities, such as stand up paddle boarding and a kayaking tour available here and details can be found in the ‘Personalise’ section of the holiday page. Alternatively, you may wish to simply enjoy your surroundings and relax.

    Your accommodation for your stay will be at Sommarøy Arctic Hotel which includes breakfast. 

    Included Meals:  Breakfast
  • Your final day will see you depart from Sommarøy and drive back to Tromsø in time for your flights back home.

    For those who have a late flight, you may wish to visit the Villmarksentret Husky Centre on your way to the airport, where the same husky activities as noted on Day two, are once more an option.

    If you simply don’t feel like you want to leave today then we can of course arrange for you to extend your stay at the time of booking. Tromsø has so much to offer and we can also provide activities such as glacier hiking and guided mountain walks for those who wish to explore at greater lengths. As ever, details can be found in the ‘Personalise’ section and our travel experts will happily provide you with a quote.

    If you are heading home today, then you will drop your car at the airport and catch your return flight home. 

    Included Meals:  Breakfast

Included in price

Clarion Collection Hotel Aurora

Nights: 1

The Clarion Collection Hotel Aurora enjoys an enviable position on the harbour front in the centre of lively Tromsø with beautiful views of the sea and towards Tromsø bridge. Its position also puts it within easy walking distance of the city's facilities such as the theatres, shops and famous city landmarks such as the Polar Museum (Polarmuseet) and Arctic Cathedral (Ishavskatedralen).

Hotel facilities

The hotel offers a range of well thought out facilities that have been designed with comfort in mind as well as showcasing modern Norwegian trends.

These include:

  • A wonderful afternoon tea for guests which includes coffee and fresh waffles - delicious!
  • A light evening buffet including salads and soups is included for all guests to enjoy
  • There is a gym, a sauna and an exceptional outdoor hot tub on the roof of the hotel
  • The friendly reception desk is open 24 hours to help you with anything you may need

Room types

Double or twin rooms

The hotel has 121 rooms over five floors. Your stay will be in a standard double/twin en-suite bedroom.  All rooms are fully equipped with TV, refrigerator, hairdryer, minibar, complimentary Wi-Fi and en-suite shower room. Upgrades to rooms with whirlpool baths are available on request.

Wilderness Camp North Tour

Nights: 2

North Tour is a Norwegian wilderness tented camping experience with a comfortable twist. Located on the island of Kvaløya, which is forty minutes from Tromsø, the tents themselves are luxurious with large, cosy double beds. They have panoramic windows in their roofs so you can admire the breathtaking scenery surrounding the camp. The tents are spacious and there is a seating area from which to enjoy the view whilst enjoying a hot drink or some fresh fruit from the minibar.

The camp is set in a genuinely wild location, with dramatic mountain peaks surrounding a pristine valley. The only sounds are that of the running river and the local birdlife.

A wooden cabin is located in the centre of the camp and here you will enjoy your meals which are home-cooked using fresh ingredients. There are no showers at the camp, but there is a water pump which provides fresh water whenever you need it.

If you are travelling during the time of the Midnight Sun (end of May to late July) they offer wonderful views of the scenery at all hours (blinds are provided to block the light when you do choose to sleep).

Hotel Facilities

  • Enjoy the space and luxury of the tent which has heating, a seating area and fantastic views from the overhead windows
  • Sample fresh local produce and delicacies such as reindeer soup or fish soup which is are particular favourites in Northern Norway
  • The central cabin is an ideal location to relax with a hot drink whilst enjoying the silence of the wilderness. It is equipped with a fireplace to ensure a cosy atmosphere.

Rooms

Exclusive Tent: The luxurious tents are equipped with large, cosy double or twin beds and are both bright and spacious. There are windows overhead which provide fantastic views of the surrounding landscape but they are also equipped with blinds, so you can block out the light. Each tent has a seating area, coffee and tea making facilities and a minibar with fresh fruit provided. There are toilets in a separate building and a water pump which gives access to fresh water whenever you need it.


Image credits: North Tour

Hamn i Senja

Nights: 3

Hamn i Senja can be found on the island of Senja - an idyllic Norwegian fishing village, surrounded by dramatic mountainous scenery. This perfect, peaceful location is an absolute must for those with a genuine appreciation of natural beauty. As Norway’s second largest island after Svalbard, Senja can be found midway between Tromsø and Harstad and offers its guests a beautiful array of diverse island scenery with spectacular views of the surrounding fjords, islets and mountains.

The name of ‘Hamn’ means harbour and the location that Hamn i Senja resides within has roots dating back to the 1880s as a traditional fishing village. There is a wonderful historical feel as well as a perfect peaceful location directly on the harbour front.

Hotel facilities

The hotel was recently refurbished so offers a high standard of modern facilities for its guests.

  • A stylish restaurant where you will enjoy a delicious range of home-cooked meals (including freshly caught local fish)
  • The Cognac Saloon is the hotel's on-site bar which is open throughout the day and evening so guests can enjoy a coffee and chat with friends or relax and wind down with a Cognac later on in the evening
  • For those moments where you wish to relax you can enjoy the sauna and sauna chamber
  • Free Wi-Fi is available in all of the public areas and some of the rooms
  • The majority of our trips give you the opportunity to enjoy the hotel's Lighthouse and the very quirky hot tub made from a converted fishing boat (see 'What's included' for details). The Lighthouse (a short walk from the hotel) offers a spectacular vantage point of the harbour and north facing views of the sky, which means that you can enjoy a wonderful view of the Midnight Sun (depending on which time of year you are visiting)
  • A range of activities can be added onto your trip via the hotel such as fishing, boat trips and whale watching trips

Guest bedroom types

LARGE SUITES

The large suites are located in three buildings.

Each suite has two bedrooms with two beds (which can be made up as either twins or doubles). Facilities in the suites include a fully equipped kitchen area, a lounge area with TV and view of the harbour, dining area, a shower room and a hairdryer.

The hotel offers complimentary Wi-Fi and towels.

Sommarøy Arctic Hotel

Nights: 4

Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and located within the picturesque Sommarøy coastal town your stay here will guarantee sea views. Located in a traditional fishing community you will be provided with fresh local dishes and an insight into how they hunt and fish.

  • Relax in the hotel's wood-fired sauna or take a dip in the outdoor hot tub and enjoy the views of the sea
  • The hotel offers free private parking to all guests
  • Breakfast which is included in your stay is served within the on-site lobby restaurant which uses fresh local ingredients where possible.

Guest bedrooms
Your stay will be in a standard double/twin shower en-suite bedroom. They all come equipped with Internet, TV, desk, hairdryer and seating area.

Please note that the hotel is currently undergoing some expansion and improvement work, due for completion in Spring 2017. The majority of the external work has been completed and a few internal projects remain. Working hours will be limited to the daytime only and the hotel will aim to locate guests as far away from the work as possible. If there are any issues during your stay, the hotel staff will be more than happy to help.

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Sommarøy/Tromsø – Husky farm visit

From £86pp

Visit a local husky farm where you will learn how these wonderful dogs have been trained and brought up to work as sled dogs. Your musher guide will show you around the farm so you learn a great deal about their lives with their dogs and the special bond they share.

Please note: this activity can be booked on either day 2, after leaving Tromsø, or day 5, before returning the car to the airport when leaving Sommarøy. Alternatively, you can extend your stay in Tromsø.

Min: 2

Duration: 3.5 hours

Availability on request


Other options

Activities

Sommarøy/Tromsø – Puppy training

From: £125pp

Visit a local husky farm and learn how to train a puppy for its future role as a sled dog. This is a hands-on experience and you’ll leave knowing you have helped train a future sled dog. Your experienced handler will guide you throughout your visit on how and why they train their dogs as they do.

Please note: this activity can be booked on either day 2, after leaving Tromsø, or day 5, before returning the car to the airport when leaving Sommarøy. Alternatively, you can extend your stay in Tromsø.

Min: 2

Duration: 4.5 hours

Availability on request

Tromsø – Glacier Hiking

From: £185pp

Feel a sense of personal achievement on completion of hiking your first glacier. Take the opportunity to learn about the nature of glaciers whilst enjoying a hike and getting to know the natural environment. 

Please Note: to book this activity you would need to extend your stay in Tromsø.

Min: 2

Duration: 12 hours

Availability on request


Image credit: Anders Gjengedal, Innovation Norway

Tromsø - Mountain hiking

From: £112pp

With a range of mountains offering picture-perfect views of the town and lower surrounding fjords, you won't be stuck for mountain hiking routes. We can organise a mountaineering guide to assist you in your hiking adventure.

Please Note: to book this activity you would need to extend your stay in Tromsø.

Min: 2

Duration: 8 hours

Available from 1st June and on request

Senja - kayaking on Bergsfjorden - Midnight Sun tour

From: £175pp

Kayaking on the magical waters of Bergsfjorden offers a truly enchanting experience, particularly during the Midnight Sun.

North of the Arctic Circle, the sun doesn’t set below the horizon from the end of May until the end of July creating 24 hours of daylight. Experience kayaking late into the evening amidst the crystal-clear waters, idyllic white sandy beaches and the stunning orange glow of the Midnight Sun.

The clear waters are perfect for kayaking and you may be sharing the water with some native seals and a variety of seabirds.

Min: 3

Duration: 2 hours

Availability on request


Image credit: Hamnisenja.no

Sommarøy – Kayak tour of the fjords

From: £130pp

Kayaking is the perfect opportunity to get up close and personal with nature and explore the myriad of islands along Northern Norway’s coast. You will also need to keep your eyes open for any whales, seals and sea eagles that you may encounter during your activity as they all inhabit the region.

Min: 2

Duration: 4 hours

Availability on request

Sommarøy – Stand Up Paddling beginners course

From: £98pp

Stand up paddling is one of the world’s fastest growing sports with an increasing popularity in Norway. This unique activity allows you to glide over the pristine waters of this coastal region in what makes for a magical experience amongst a beautiful landscape.

Sommarøy is the ideal location, with white sandy beaches and sheltered bays, it is an ideal spot for beginners. Knowledgeable guides will provide hands-on instruction for the duration of the tour.

Min: 2

Duration: 1.5 hours

Availability on request


Image credit: Visit Tromsø

We include more, no hidden costs

On each of our holidays you will see a clear outline of exactly what's included in the price of your holiday. We never use 'headline' or 'lead-in' prices like so many tour operators, as we prefer to include as much as we can, rather than see our clients incur considerable additional costs in our destinations.
Price guarantee

Next season’s pre-sale dates and prices

To secure your holiday for next season, you can make a pre-reservation by paying only £50pp. The provisional departure dates, prices and itineraries remain subject to change. We will contact you when the final dates, prices and itineraries are confirmed and you will have 14 days to decide if you would like to go ahead. Should you wish to proceed then a further deposit (typically of £150pp) will be payable at this stage. If you decide not to travel, we will refund your initial £50pp payment. Our Travel Experts will happily provide you with full terms and a complete quotation.

Departure dates between
Sat 01 Jun 2019
to Sat 31 Aug 2019
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Adults£ 820 Single Adult£ 1,860

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Holiday group size (approximate)

Minimum 2 people

Group size

We always try to provide an approximation of the group size you can expect to be with for the duration of each of our holidays. It may be that you are joined by others for parts of your holiday (such as transfers and particular activities) but the above number reflects those you can normally expect to be with from beginning to end. If group size is something which is particularly important to you, please speak to our Travel Experts and they can suggest the best holidays for you.

Tailor-made holiday group sizes will vary for all activities as will the group size for any additional activities you book.

Minimum numbers required for a holiday to operate

Some of our holidays require a minimum number of participants to operate (as listed in the ‘Group Size’ section). If your holiday departure has not yet reached the minimum number, you will be told at the time of booking. In the unlikely event that your chosen date is not guaranteed by nine weeks before your scheduled departure date, we will contact you to discuss the available options as per our booking conditions.

Minimum age

The minimum age for this holiday can be found in the dates and prices section of the holiday page, under ‘Terms’.

Unless otherwise stated in the dates and prices section of the holiday page, under ‘Terms’, the minimum age for participation in an Artisan holiday is typically 8 years old (there may be younger children in some destinations who have booked with other companies). If an adult-only environment

is important to you, then please contact our Travel Experts and they will advise on the best dates and destinations for you. If you are looking for a holiday designed specifically for families then please see our sister company www.activitiesabroad.com

Single supplements

Please note that some of our holidays may incur a single supplement. Please speak to one of our Travel Experts who will provide you with a quotation. 

Medical history and advice

We want our holidays to be accessible as they can be and will do our best to accommodate any special requests and requirements where possible. We have a wide range of holidays and destinations and so our travel experts will help find the best holiday for you.

In order to give us the best possible chance to do this we ask that if you or any member of your party has any medical condition or disability which may affect your holiday or has any special requirements, that you tell us at the time of enquiry or booking. You must also promptly advise us if any medical condition or disability which may affect your holiday develops after your booking has been confirmed. You may need to provide a doctor’s note and proof of insurance in some cases as the health and safety of our clients is absolutely paramount.

In providing this information you are allowing us to work with our expert local partners to ensure that your whole party can enjoy the holiday. By letting us know in advance we can discreetly work with you to adapt any part of the holiday which may potentially be challenging. Being able to prepare for this in advance makes an incredible difference to what we can offer and minimises any impact on your party and the rest of the group.

Unfortunately, if you choose not to share this information with us in advance then it may limit some or all of the itinerary you have booked, and we cannot be held accountable for any additional costs or missed activities resulting from this.

Pregnancy

If you are pregnant at the time of booking your holiday or you discover you are pregnant prior to your departure, firstly – congratulations! Secondly – please tell us as soon as possible. This situation does arise, and we are able to advise you both from our own first-hand experience and from discussing this at length with our expert local partners who have experience in this area. The more notice you can give us the better, in order to suggest any adaptions to the itinerary you have booked which will reduce the risk to both mother and baby. Please contact our customer service team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Insurance

Insurance is not included in your holiday, but it is a pre-requisite to travelling with us. You will need to ensure that you have cover for all the activities that you will be participating in during your holiday.

It is extremely important that you take out a suitable travel insurance policy at the time of booking. Plans do sometimes change, and you will need this policy should you need to cancel your holiday.

If you are struggling to find a suitable policy then details of our preferred provider, who will cover you for all the activities we offer, can be found on our website by clicking here. Please note that this policy is available to EU residents under the age of 75 only.

Reduced mobility

If you have a reduced level of mobility, then please contact our Travel Experts to discuss the suitability of this holiday in relation to your requirements.

Experience and fitness
Any activities included in your itinerary are all designed for beginners. Full instruction and tuition are provided for all activities and you do not need to have any previous experience. For example, you need never have set foot on a pair of skis of any kind before a cross-country ski tour. We have adults of all ages and fitness levels taking part in our holidays.

We do highlight certain itineraries where an increased level of fitness is required. If you have any questions at all with regards to fitness levels please get in touch and talk to one of our experts. You can find further details in our trip preparation section online. You must inform us at the time of booking if any of your party has a disability, medical or behavioural conditions which could affect their own participation in the holiday or indeed that of the other people on the holiday.

Guides and safety
It is essential when partaking in any activity that you listen very closely to, and abide by, the instructions provided. Nobody knows the environment better than our activity providers who work here almost every day.

Consequently, their knowledge and experience are unsurpassed. If there is anything that you are unsure of during a safety briefing or that you would like to clarify with the guides, please make this clear to them immediately before starting the activity.

There may be rare occasions when our guides consider local conditions unsuitable for a certain activity. Hence, your itinerary may be subject to change at short notice, but we will always endeavour to firstly find a replacement on the day and secondly, to provide the cancelled activity later in your stay whenever possible. Very occasionally it proves impossible to provide the activity in which case you will be refunded when you return home.

Our guides' word on activities is always final and your safety is their principal concern at all times, please respect their decisions. By following their instructions, your safety and enjoyment during each activity will be greatly enhanced.

You must inform us of any medical conditions that may affect your participation in an activity at the time of booking.

Booking activities locally and equipment hire

Additional activities can be booked locally in almost all our destinations. However, as per our booking conditions, we cannot be held responsible for any injury or loss incurred through participation in activities which are booked at your destination outside of our holiday itinerary (see our ‘Terms and Conditions’ for further details).

When arranging any such activity please always ensure that safety is your primary concern.

In some of our destinations, you can borrow or hire equipment for use in your free time. You do so entirely at your own risk. You must ensure that you are properly prepared, have the necessary equipment and knowledge (maps, etc) and ensure that where applicable, you follow marked routes. We recommend discussing your plans with the local teams who will be able to advise on the most suitable options for you.

Always let the reception/guide know where you are planning to go and take a torch and mobile phone (with the hotel/guide’s phone number stored). It is also a good idea to leave your contact number and the time you expect to return to the hotel should the hotel need to contact you.

Itinerary amendments

The order of activities is always subject to change and guests will be provided with their final itinerary upon arrival.

Car hire
If your trip includes car hire the named driver must have a credit card registered in their name which they can present when they collect their car along with their driving licence, as a deposit will be held on the credit card. Please see your trip dossier for full details.

Travel Safety and Foreign Office Advice

Our clients’ safety is at the centre of everything we do, and our operations team continually assesses and monitors the destinations we feature. We carry out thorough risk assessments and work closely with all of our suppliers to continually follow best practice. For up to date travel advice the UK government offers its Travel Aware website as well as the advice detailed below.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office Advice

We receive all updates from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) with regards to travel advice and we always ensure that we follow this advice in our operations. The FCO issues travel advisories for countries based on a very wide range of factors. They may provide notification about things as simple as a football match and crowds, or they may go so far as to advise against all travel to a region. We ask all our clients to refer to the relevant Travel Advice by Country for the destinations they are visiting in order to make an informed decision on the safety of the destination based on the details provided. It also provides vital information regarding entry requirements, embassy information, local laws and customs as well as specific safety and health. Guests should take responsibility for keeping themselves up to date with this advice. Please also ensure that, if you are transiting through another country, you have read the advice and meet the entry requirements for that destination too.

The FCO travel advice is applicable to British Passport Holders. Most governments will issue their own travel advice for a region and, if you are not a UK resident then you can find some helpful links below:

Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/ New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade http://www.safetravel.govt.nz/ Canadian Consular Affairs Bureau http://voyage.gc.ca/ The U.S. Bureau of Consular Affairs http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/english.html

If the FCO deems that there is an unacceptable level of risk for UK citizens then, together with the government, they may issue an advisory against all travel to a region or country. If such an advisory is published, then we will act accordingly, and this may require the cancellation, curtailment or amendment of a holiday itinerary. These decisions are made on the basis of ensuring our clients’ safety and will affect all clients on the holiday, regardless of their nationality.

If one of our local experts suggests an amendment due to a situation which develops locally then we may also take the decision to amend an itinerary appropriately.

If we have to cancel your holiday prior to departure you will be offered the option of an alternative trip (where any price difference will either be refunded to or covered by you) or a full refund of the monies paid.

If we have to curtail a holiday, then you will be refunded for any costs for the elements we have been unable to deliver, where we have been able to secure a refund from our suppliers. If we must reroute a holiday, then any basis for refund is determined on a case by case basis and dependent on whether the central holiday experience was provided or not.

Flight schedule changes and connecting transportation

On your documentation, we will confirm your flight schedule. Sometimes the flight number, routing and timings might change prior to your departure. If the change is classed as a significant change then we will contact you to discuss this. Please see our booking conditions for details.

Flight schedule changes can impact on your pre and post-holiday travel arrangements if these have been booked separately to your holiday. We strongly recommend that you do not book transport (such as trains or transfers), car parking or non-connecting flights to the departure point for your holiday until you have received your final confirmed travel times when your final travel documents are issued. We are not responsible for the effect of any schedule change on your pre or post travel arrangements. We strongly recommend that you do not purchase non-flexible or non-refundable tickets to avoid cancellation and penalty charges.

Booking your own flights - cancellation disclaimer

If you have chosen to book your own flights, then you will need to wait until we confirm to you that the holiday departure has met the minimum numbers required to run (if applicable to your chosen holiday). Once the holiday is guaranteed to run, you will be informed and you can then make your arrangements.

If transfers are included in your holiday, please ensure that any potential flights will be met by our standard transfers (speak to one of our Travel Experts for advice) otherwise private transfer supplements may be applicable. Once your flights are booked, please send us a copy of your detailed flight itinerary.

Please be aware that most tickets are non-refundable in the case of cancellation. For this reason, we strongly advise you check the rules of the ticket and check the limitations of your cancellation insurance before booking. We cannot be held liable, in the unlikely eventuality that we should be forced to cancel or amend your trip, for losses incurred relating to any flight booking you have made.



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