If you wish to organise your own flights from a non-UK or your local regional airport or travel by rail or car to the holiday centre, ‘land only’ reductions are normally available. This can be arranged by booking the ‘land only’ package online or this can be discussed with our Sales and Reservations department on 01707 246 666.
Before finalising any independent travel arrangements, please check with us, as changes to our planned group travel schedules do occur.
If you do plan to join a holiday locally please tell us at least 14 weeks before departure. Please also make it clear to us where you propose to join and leave the group either at the hotel or at the airport. Bear in mind too that cities such as Rome, Milan and New York City are served by more than one airport we don’t want you to wait at the wrong one!
We regret that a change from a booking including flights to a ‘land only’ booking without flights within 14 weeks of departure is usually not available without penalty, due to our obligations with the airlines.
Delays When Joining Your Holiday
Should you be unable to join your holiday due to the cancellation or delay of your independent flight, please be aware that additional costs and losses involved in meeting up with your chosen tour may not be covered by your airline or insurance policy.
Although we will make every attempt to minimise your losses in these circumstances, we would not be able to absorb the cost of any cancellation charges or additional costs. In the event of strikes, although we will endeavour to offer reasonable assistance, our ability to assist you may be limited when there are delays on your return journey to the UK.
Group Visa Arrangements
On holidays involving the party travelling on a group visa, should you be making your own travel arrangements and not checking in for travel with the main party, it will be necessary to make your own independent visa arrangements which may involve additional cost and lengthy visa application procedures.