Guided Walking Holidays 2017
Changes to how we operate guided holidays.
Posted by Mark Armstrong 5th December 2016
This coming holiday year is a year of transition for us, with some changes to how we operate. For most customers who go on our self guided holidays, you may notice little change. You may have noticed that we are now showing our prices in Euros as well as Pounds. This may seem strange seeing as we have voted to leave the EU, but it is precisely the uncertainty that the 'Brexit' vote has caused that has brought about this change. We will advertise a stable Euro price for our French holidays and any changes to the price in Pounds will only be as a result in the changing value of the Pound in relation to the Euro. Read more on our blog.
We have also taken the decision to stop advertising a calendar of scheduled Guided Walking Holidays. Over recent years we have found that we have had less interest in our sheduled and more bookings for groups on guided walks. The scheduling of guided walking holidays tied up our guides to certain weeks with the uncertainty of whether we would get a large enough group to run the holiday, whereas private groups would wish to book holidays during weeks where we had scheduled another holiday. So rather than have a selection of walking holidays advertised as scheduled guided holidays and others as 'tailor-made' guided holidays for private groups, now all Guided Walking Holidays are offered for any private groups (4 or more people) for any week (see individual holidays for details).
Occassionally, where singles or couples have expressed an interest in a guided holiday, we may be able to organise a trip for a date that suits and advertise the week for others to join. This will be subject to minimum numbers and availability.
For scheduled holidays we were able to advertise a price based on getting our minimum numbers. However prices for Guided Walking Holidays will now be a 'From' price based on a group of 8 people or an example price. Prices will differ for smaller or larger groups based on a number of factors. This includes for example, the type of accommodation available for the group size and the transport requirements.
You can explore our full list of Guided Walking Holidays