Coronavirus Travel Update

Coronavirus Travel Update
Last Updated 12:00pm Wednesday 29.07.20

A selection of tours due to depart in September and all tours in October 2020 are planned to go ahead.

Coronavirus Peace of Mind

If you contract COVID-19 up to 5 days before you’re due to travel, or you have been told to self-isolate, you will also be able to move your booking to another tour or date for free*.

We understand that some customers may be reluctant to travel in 2020, and are offering the following for future travel:

Change your holiday and date for free – book a European or Battlefields coach tour before 31st August and you can change to a later departure date or different tour at no extra cost. One change per booking can be made at any point up to 42 days ahead of your departure date.

Price freeze on 2021 holidays – book next year’s holidays at this year’s prices when you book by 31st August.

Low deposit – reserve your place from just £50pp, then nothing to pay until 6 weeks before departure.

Understandably, you may have questions regarding your upcoming holiday but please be assured that we will be in contact with you as soon as possible and ask for your patience during this time.

* proof will be required.

You may cancel your confirmed booking at any time before departure. You may also transfer your booking, if required. Both may incur fees, depending on how far in advance you make the cancellation/changes.

In the event that we have to cancel your tour, or you choose to cancel your holiday, we will issue you with a Refund Credit Note, which is fully protected by ABTA. This can be redeemed against a future booking or for a full refund, at a later date. We will, of course, endeavour to offer you comparable alternative arrangements, where possible, which you may choose to book in place of those cancelled.

For full terms and conditions, please see our Booking Conditions

Everyone due to depart up to the end of May has now been contacted and advised of their options regarding refund credit notes, which includes receiving a full refund. We will continue to contact customers strictly in departure date order – we politely request that you wait for one of our team members to call you and do not call us.

We would like to thank all of our customers for their patience during these exceptional circumstances and particularly challenging time for the travel industry, and thank you for your continued support.

Throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, we have been closely monitoring Government guidelines. As of today, there are no specific restrictions around the number of people on coaches, however, in order to make your journey as safe and comfortable as possible, we’re putting the following into practice:

  1. 1. We will ensure that you will not be seated next to anybody you aren’t travelling with and your seats will be allocated and will not change throughout the entirety of your holiday, giving you peace of mind before you depart.
  2. 2. If you’re travelling alone, you are guaranteed to be seated at the window with an empty seat to the side of you.
  3. 3. The front row seats behind the driver will not be occupied for the duration of your holiday. However, the front seats on the passenger side of the coach will be available for UK breaks.
  4. 4. You will be required to bring your own face covering and to wear it throughout your journey on the coach.
  5. 5. At your joining point, each customer will be temperature checked before entering the vehicle. Any customer who has a temperature above 37.5 degrees will be advised that they can’t travel. They will receive a full credit, to be used against another holiday, less a £20pp administration fee.
  6. 6. There will be a strict boarding process in place in which customers seated to the rear of the coach will be asked to board first, both on the transfer journey and on each day of your tour.
  7. 7. We will provide hand sanitiser on board the coach that must be used upon entrance and exit of the vehicle.
  8. 8. Onboard toilets will be out of use during all journeys, however, the facility can be used in an emergency, and regular stops will be made throughout your journey.
  9. 9. During each night of your holiday, your coach will be treated with an antibacterial fogging machine that will disinfect all surfaces within the vehicle.

The above measures are currently only applicable to 2020 departures.

All customers should follow sensible guidance to reduce their risk of exposure to Coronavirus while this outbreak is ongoing. Viruses can easily be passed from person to person, however the best preventative measure to stop the spread of infections is to wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap, then rinse them well under running water. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands. Always cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a bin and wash your hands with soap and water.

The latest information and advice on travel to specific countries can be found at:

If you have further questions that aren’t covered above, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01709 830 333.