With operators preparing to restart their holiday schedules, there have been new policies put in place to help maintain social distancing and the health & safety of all passengers and staff members in line with government advice. In many cases this includes providing hand sanitizer, booking fewer passengers on coaches and carrying out additional cleaning procedures between coach uses. You may also be required to wear a face covering and be subject to temperature checks before boarding. We ask that you be respectful of other passengers and staff members as this will be a new experience for everyone.
We thank you for your patience for any delay in responding whilst our team continues to work from home with limited numbers. We are still hard at work rearranging any affected holidays as the world opens its doors again.
Should you contract Covid-19, generally feel unwell or have been instructed to self-isolate prior to travel, please contact us immediately to discuss the options for your booking.
If you need to contact us, please send an email to: email@example.com with your booking reference(s) and the lead passenger’s full name and your query. Alternatively, if you are interested in booking a new holiday, please send us your requests via the tour page(s). Your enquiries will be responded to as quickly and efficiently as possible.
As always, stay safe!
With our selection of frequently asked questions, we've tried to answer most of the questions that may arise with regards to booking with Tour & Explore, but if you cannot find the solution you're looking for here, then you can e-mail us with your questions instead.
1: Will my money be safe?
2: When do I pay the balance?
3: Can I pay the balance online?
4: When do I get my tickets?
5. What are the visa and passport requirements for my holiday?
6. Do you send out brochures?
Yes, we are proud members of ABTA and are therefore financially secure as all of its members have to lodge bonds with them, giving you peace of mind.
The combination of travel services offered to you is a package within the meaning of the Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations. Therefore, you will benefit from all EU rights applying to packages. More information about financial protection, regulations, including the key rights, can be found here.
Where you only pay a deposit at the time of booking, you must pay the full balance by the balance due date notified to you at the time of booking. This will also be stated on the initial Tour & Explore headed documents. Please note that the operator's confirmations will show a later date - this is to give us enough time to pass your monies on to the operator.
If balances remain unpaid after the operator's due date, under the operator's terms and conditions, your holiday may be subject to cancellation.
Not yet. We are in the process of making this possible, so please bear with us. Until then you have the option to give us a call on 020 8686 2378 and pay by card, or by bank transfer using the information on your Tour & Explore travel documents.
For bookings with most operators, you will receive tickets up to a week before travel. For last minute bookings where tickets cannot be sent out in time, you can travel with your booking confirmation and operator booking reference.
We can provide general information about the passport and visa requirements. Please note that these requirements may change between booking and departure. Most countries now require passports to be valid for at least 6 months after your return date. Please take special note that for all air travel within the British Isles, airlines require photographic identification of a specific type. For up to date information about visa and passport requirements please keep an eye on Foreign Travel Advice. When travelling abroad, it is also good to know where you can find a British Embassy.
As an online based travel agent, we do not have the facilities to send out brochures. Instead we list all tours scheduled by the operators we work with on our website. So have a browse, book online, send us a request, or give us a call on 020 8686 2378 if you see any tours you are interest in.