Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ Topics

Holiday Extras

How do I add/cancel extras and excursions?

This can be done through your online My Booking or by getting in touch with Reservations on 01483 791 111 or your Travel Agent.

We would advise you to book your extras as early as possible to secure the best deals, as many offers are subject to availability and can be withdrawn at any time. Most extras can be added up until 4 days before departure.

If you want to cancel pre-booked extras, this may incur an administration fee of £25 per person or even 100% loss – please contact your travel agent, or Reservations on 01483 791 111.

How do I add ski carriage?

You can add a ski carriage at time of booking. Booking in advance will help you secure the best possible price. On some flights, ski carriage is limited so we recommend booking as soon as possible.

If you are travelling on one of our Jet2 charter flights, you can book ski carriage directly with Jet2 via their website. You will be asked for your Inghams reference number so make sure you have this to hand before booking.

It’s important to note that ski carriage will be slightly more expensive when booking via Jet2 and it can only be done 7 days after your booking is confirmed by Inghams.

 

Do you have any airport parking offers?

Through our partnership with winners of the prestigious ‘British Travel Awards’ Airport Parking & Hotels – APH we are able to offer up to 35% discount to all of our Inghams Santa Breaks customers at Gatwick, Manchester, Newcastle, East Midlands and Bristol.

With our Lapland flights all departing early in the morning, to maximise your time visiting the Arctic, why not take advantage of some of the great ‘Airport Hotel and Parking’ packages and stay at an airport hotel the night before you fly. This takes the stress out of getting to the airport in the morning on time and finding the car park, and allows you to wake up fully refreshed ready to head to the North Pole and to meet the big man himself. If an overnight stay is not for you then the ‘Meet & Greet’ Valet Parking is the perfect way of dropping your car off as it saves you time, hassle free and is so convenient. Simply drive to the airport terminal where an APH chauffeur meets you and takes your car to their nearby secure car-park. On your return, your car is then delivered back to you directly at the terminal, for you to drive straight off home!

Visit our Airport Parking, Hotels and Lounges page for more information and to book your Airport Parking for your holiday.

Can I buy travel insurance through you?

Inghams is an Unregulated Introducer of Campbell Irvine Ltd who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

We don't sell our own holiday insurance. You can purchase insurance with our recommended provider for walking holidays here and for winter sport specific travel here.

It is a condition of booking with us that you and your party take out suitable hiking and winter sports Insurance from a reputable provider. Please note that a standard travel insurance policy, including many ‘free’ bank and credit card policies, will not cover hiking to an altitude above 2000m or winter activities such as skiing, husky, reindeer and snowmobile safaris and we ask you to please check with your insurance policy provider that you have adequate cover for any activities you plan to participate in, including the optional Guided Walks.

Before You Go

How can I supply my API (Advance Passenger Information)?

This can be done through your online ‘My Booking’. If you have any problems, please get in touch with Reservations on 01486 791111 or your Travel Agent.

Will there be an Inghams Rep at my UK departure airport?

Generally there are representatives present at our UK departure airports.

I have booked Swiss fly rail luggage. What happens with this?

We will need to post these to you (or your Travel Agent) as they are documents issued by the Swiss Rail System and are accountable documents. You can expect to receive these around 10 days before you depart. There will be detailed instructions on how to use the ‘Fly rail luggage labels’ with your documentation.

Can I pre-select seats or add extra baggage to my flight?

Flight seating rules will vary between the airlines, so it is best to speak Reservations on 01486 791111 or your Travel Agent.

If you wish to add extra baggage, you will need to contact the airline as we are unable to add this to your booking.

I have questions about my airport / inter-hotel transfers.

Seats cannot be requested in our transfers.

If you are travelling between hotels with us, you will be advised of the arrangements for your transfer to your next hotel by your rep, towards the end of your initial stay.

If you have chosen a private transfer, once you have collected your luggage you should speak to an Inghams Rep who will take you to your private transfer.

If you’ve arranged your own transport, please call Reservations on 01486 791111 or let your Travel Agent know so we can advise the Inghams Reps.

Santa Breaks

Can I pay to pre-allocate seats on the flight?

So that all families are seated as close together as possible, we pre-allocate seats on all of our flights in advance. If you have specific medical requirements, please contact your Reservation Consultant or Travel Agent.

Is Lapland suitable for infants and toddlers?

Santa Breaks are not recommended for very small infants under 3 years of age. Toddlers 3 years+  generally love the excitement and magic of it all including the Santa’s Workshop.

Although children under 4 years old are not able to join any snowmobile safaris, it's possible for them to join the husky & reindeer safari excursion, under the care and supervision of an adult.

What happens if there's no snow in resort?

As we know that the weather is an important factor on our Santa Breaks holidays, we’re always keeping an eye on the forecast and speaking with our local suppliers. If we have any cause for concern about the weather conditions, we will endeavour to contact you 7 days before your departure to let you know.

If we and our suppliers believe that there’s not enough snow to run the activities included in your Santa Breaks package, we will contact you again 72 hours before travel with an update and advice on the options available to you, which may include cancellation.

Our Snow Guarantee – In the event that we decide that there is insufficient snow you will have the following choices: you can amend your travel dates to any of our other Santa Breaks dates that are available in the same season and at no cost, provided that the elements of the holiday (accommodation, room type, duration and party composition) remain the same. If you change any of the holiday elements, you’ll need to pay the difference in price if it is more expensive, or if the new arrangements are cheaper, you will receive a refund of the difference. If you decide not to travel at all, you can cancel with a full refund of all monies paid to Santa Breaks for the trip.

Please note: Snow Guarantee is only valid on 3/4 night Santa Breaks.

When will I receive my tickets?

We aim to send out your pre-departure information pack 4-6 weeks before travel. Included in the information pack will be an informative “Santa Breaks” booklet with more information about Lapland and what will happen when you are in resort. The pack will also include luggage labels and blank letters for the children to write on, so they can hand them to Santa at the Santa’s workshop activity morning / afternoon.

Your e-ticket will follow by email approx. 2 weeks before travel. Please ensure that the names on the travel documentation match your passports exactly and call us for advice if there are any differences. All times shown on your e-ticket are local.

If you have booked via a travel agent, all information will be sent via your agent. Please contact them if you have queries.

Further information including a more detailed itinerary will be provided on arrival at Kittilä Airport.

Are vouchers issued for Excursions?

As a trip to Santa’s Workshop is included for all guests, there is no need for a voucher as all the information is passed directly on to the workshop helpers in advance. For guests who have pre-booked one of our other exciting activities – the Combined Husky & Reindeer Safari, Ski Taster (4-night holidays only) or a Snowmobiling Adventure – vouchers for these will be issued in your welcome information pack provided on arrival at Kittilä Airport.

Visit Santa Breaks for more information about our optional excursions. These activities are also available to book locally, subject to availability, but we recommend you pre-book in advance to guarantee your place.

When we get to our Santa Breaks holiday Lapland resort, when will we receive our thermal suits and boots?

Thermal suits and boots are included in our prices for all Inghams Santa Breaks holidays for guests aged 3yrs and over. In both Levi and Ylläs, guests will be asked to collect their thermal suits and boots from our partner shop in the resort centre on arrival. For guests staying in the Ylläs Log Cabins, we usually make a stop on the way from the airport before dropping you off at your cabin, depending on how far your cabin is from the resort centre.

We can cater for all sizes, but please mention if you need an extra-large thermal suit or boots when you book so we can advise our partner shop in advance to make sure they have a suit available for you on arrival.

For children under 0-2yrs, parents must bring their own thermal clothing as this is not included in the holiday price and availability locally cannot be guaranteed.

What is the best thing to pack for our Lapland holiday?

Both Levi and Ylläs are above the Arctic Circle, so it is essential to bring the right clothing to make sure that you and your children are kept warm and happy throughout your visit. All guests will receive thermal suits and boots free of charge, but please make sure you bring cosy woollen socks, gloves, thermal underclothes, hats and a scarf or balaclava to cover your face if necessary with you!

We also recommend you also bring some additional mittens or gloves (ideally waterproof ones for children’s snow play) to be worn next to the skin.

Layers are the key to keeping warm here and are far more effective than one or two thick items, so the thermals, a shirt or roll-neck fleece and a jacket/anorak under your suit when outdoors is recommended.

What is a Santa Breaks holiday?

Santa Breaks are magical, Christmas holidays to Finnish Lapland. Discover the secrets of Santa's workshop, meet his elvish helpers and experience the magic of the Arctic Circle over the period of a 3 or 4 night break. Guests staying on one of our 3 or 4 night breaks will receive flights, transfers, accommodation on either half board or self-catered basis and thermal suits and boots.

What does a Santa Breaks holiday include?

Santa Breaks holidays include a magical visit to Santa’s home, complete with a private audience with Santa himself. You’ll receive arctic thermal suits and snow boots for all adults and children (3 years and above). Choose from hotels, apartments, and cabins in Levi, Ylläs and Muonio, with choices of board basis from self-catered to full board. Every Santa Break includes a Festive Feast, filled with fun and games.

Can I visit Santa's workshop during a Santa Breaks holiday?

Experience Santa's enchanting grotto where you will enjoy a variety of activities in the untouched winter landscape with an exclusive private meeting with Santa himself. All included as part of your Santa Break holiday package.

Are there any special events or activities during Santa Breaks?

Every Santa Break includes a special meeting with Santa Claus, plus a Festive Feast for everyone to enjoy Christmas dinner, games and even dancing! You'll also have a choice of optional excursions to add to your holiday, such as snowmobiling, husky and reindeer safaris.

How do I choose the right resort for my Santa Breaks experience?

Our Santa Breaks resorts are all situated in the Arctic Circle with a magical wilderness atmosphere! Ylläs boasts a traditional and picturesque ambiance that you'll absolutely love, Levi has a bustling centre with a great choice of cafe's, restaurants & bars, and Muonio is an all inclusive Santa experience in a remote wilderness area. Our resorts are perfectly set up for you to enjoy the magic of Christmas, providing you with the best chances to see the Northern Lights!

What makes Santa Breaks in Levi special?

On a Santa Break to Levi you'll stay in the bustling ski village surrounded by the Arctic wilderness. A special meeting with Santa is included in your holiday and you'll have the option to add on other activities and excursions such as snowmobiling, a husky and reindeer safari and even try out skiing with a ski taster session (available on 4 night stays only).

Can I meet Santa Claus in Levi during my Santa Breaks holiday?

Yes, you'll have a special private meeting with Santa during your holiday to Levi included in your 3 or 4 night Santa Break.

What activities and excursions are available in Levi?

An exciting excursion to visit Santa is included as part of your Santa Breaks package to Levi. You'll also have the choice to add other activities like snowmobiling, husky sledding and a reindeer sleigh ride to your holiday. View our excursions here.

Is a Santa Breaks holiday in Levi suitable for families with children?

Santa Breaks to Levi are the perfect choice for a special family holiday with children. The whole family will have the chance to experience the excitement of meeting Santa in Lapland. We offer accommodation choices suitable for families with children and extended families. Santa Breaks are not recommended for very small infants under 3 years of age.

What does a Santa Breaks holiday in Levi include?

An Inghams Santa Breaks holiday to Levi includes a special meeting with Santa, flights, transfers and accommodation, Arctic thermal suits and boots (3 years and over) and a Festive Feast. Our Inghams representatives will also be on hand throughout your stay to help make your holiday as magical as possible!

What makes Santa Breaks in Muonio special?

On a Santa Break to Muonio you'll find yourself in the Arctic wilderness where you'll have a special meeting with Santa, as well as snowmobiling, reindeer and husky excursions included in your package. Experience the ultimate Lapland package and enjoy cosy accommodation choices, full board meals and exciting Lapland activities.

Can I meet Santa Claus in Muonio during my Santa Breaks holiday?

Yes, you'll have a special private meeting with Santa during your holiday to Muonio included in your 3 or 4 night Santa Break

What activities and excursions are available in Muonio?

Exciting excursions are included as part of your Santa Breaks package to Muonio. You'll have the opportunity to go snowmobiling, husky sledding, take a reindeer sleigh ride and have a private meeting with Santa.

Is a Santa Breaks holiday in Muonio suitable for families with children?

Santa Breaks to Muonio are the perfect choice for a special family holiday with children. Everyone will have the chance to experience the magic and excitement of meeting Santa in his home. Santa Breaks are not recommended for very small infants under 3 years of age.

What does a Santa Breaks holiday in Muonio include?

An Inghams Santa Breaks holiday to Muonio includes a special meeting with Santa, flights, transfers and accommodation, Arctic thermal suits and boots (3 years and over) and a Festive Feast. Our Inghams representatives will also be on hand throughout your stay to help make your holiday as magical as possible!

What makes Santa Breaks in Yllas special?

On a Santa Break to Yllas you'll stay in an idyllic unspoiled Lappish village with marvellous scenery, where you'll have a special meeting with Santa, as well as snowmobiling, reindeer and husky excursions included in your package. Experience the ultimate Lapland package and enjoy cosy accommodation choices, full board meals and exciting Lapland activities.

Can I meet Santa Claus in Yllas during my Santa Breaks holiday?

Yes, you'll have a special private meeting with Santa during your holiday to Yllas included in your 3 or 4 night Santa Break.

What activities and excursions are available in Yllas?

An exciting excursion to visit Santa is included as part of your Santa Breaks package to Yllas. You'll also have the choice to add other activities like snowmobiling, husky sledding and a reindeer sleigh ride to your holiday.

Is a Santa Breaks holiday in Yllas suitable for families with children?

Santa Breaks to Yllas are the perfect choice for a special family holiday with children. The whole family will have the chance to experience the excitement of meeting Santa in Lapland. We offer accommodation choices suitable for families with children and extended families. Santa Breaks are not recommended for very small infants under 3 years of age.

What does a Santa Breaks holiday in Yllas include?

An Inghams Santa Breaks holiday to Yllas includes a special meeting with Santa, flights, transfers and accommodation, Arctic thermal suits and boots (3 years and over) and a Festive Feast. Our Inghams representatives will also be on hand throughout your stay to help make your holiday as magical as possible!

Special Requirements

How can I tell you about special requirements or requests I have?

Please let our Reservations Team or your Travel Agent (as applicable) know if you have any special requests or requirements so that we can pass them on to the supplier. If you booked online with us directly, you’ll need to call us about any special requirements or requests that you may have. These are requests and are not guaranteed.

Accessibility requirements:
If there are things that are paramount to your holiday, such as (but not limited to) wheelchair assistance at the airport, walk-in shower in your accommodation, adapted rooms or transfer vehicles, you must contact us before you book so that we can send you the appropriate request form. This should be completed and returned to us before your booking is confirmed.

Dietary requirements/requests:
We aim to provide information on our accommodation pages about special diets that can be accommodated in our featured properties, e.g. vegan, vegetarian and dietary preferences. Please check this information when selecting your accommodation, and let us know of any requests or preferences that you have.

If you have a severe allergy or intolerance, i.e. where certain foodstuffs must be completely avoided, it is important that you let us know before confirming your booking with us so that we can confirm that the accommodation that you have chosen is suitable for your needs. Some of our accommodations are small, family-run establishments whose kitchens are not set-up to facilitate dedicated food preparation areas for allergens.

Will I be able to take a pushchair on the flight?

It is possible to take pushchairs on holiday with you. You will have the option of checking in your pushchair at check-in with your luggage, or you can check it in before you board the aircraft. Your pushchair will then be collected with the rest of your luggage in the arrivals baggage hall at your arrival airport.

What if I need assistance at the airport?

If you need assistance at the airport, an Inghams Representative should be on hand to help near the check-in area. Further information will be included on your e-ticket. If you require wheelchair or special assistance, please call Reservations on 01486 791111 or let your Travel Agent know in advance, so we can advise the airport before you travel.

Lapland

What are the top resorts to visit in Lapland?

The top resorts to visit in Lapland include Levi, Ylläs and Saariselkä. Our 3 resorts across Finland all ensure you will have the most magical Lapland experience. Stay above the Arctic Circle where you can soak in the sights of the wilderness, enjoy the full Finnish sauna experience, search for the Northern Lights or curl up by the fire.

Can I see the Northern Lights from Lapland?

Yes, the Northern Lights can be seen in Lapland, however it isn't guaranteed. With its position within the Arctic Circle and clear winter skies, Lapland offers excellent opportunities to witness this natural phenomenon.

What activities are available at Lapland resorts?

For over 20 years, Inghams has worked closely with local tour operators to ensure our guests receive the best value winter excursions in Lapland, including husky, reindeer and horse-riding excursions, a snowmobile safari, ice activities, skiing, meeting Santa Claus, and of course, searching for the Northern Lights.

Are there family-friendly accommodation options in Lapland?

Yes, Inghams offers a variety of family-friendly accommodation options in Lapland. From cosy cabins to spacious hotels, there are accommodations suitable for families of all sizes. Plus, there are so many fun activities to see and do when you are on a family holiday to Lapland, so you can make the most of your holiday.

Can I ski or snowboard in Lapland?

Yes, with an average of 200 days of fresh snowfall each year between November and May, Finland has some of the best snow-sure resorts due to their location in the Arctic Circle. Inghams offer 3 great resorts for you to choose from. Skiing in Lapland is perfect for families and beginners looking for gentle slopes, and for those looking to try something a little different, cross country skiing is available in all three resorts - Levi, Ylläs & Saariselkä.

What makes Levi a popular destination in Lapland?

Levi is one of the top destinations to visit in Lapland thanks to the range of outdoor activities, opportunities to search for the Northern Lights and its pristine wilderness location north of the Arctic Circle. Renowned for its world-class skiing and snowboarding, Levi also offers unique experiences like reindeer safaris, husky sledding, horse riding and snowmobile adventures. The resort centre has a great winter atmosphere at the foot of the slopes, with plenty of exciting bars and restaurants.

Are there ski-in/ski-out accommodations available in Levi?

We offer a range of accommodation options in Levi, situated within walking distance of the centre/ski resort or near ski bus stops. While not ski-in/ski-out, you're never far from the slopes. Rent ski lockers from Zero Point or South Point to ease equipment transport after a day on the fells. Enjoy easy access to skiing adventures without compromising on comfort.

What winter sports can I enjoy in Levi?

Experience a winter wonderland in Levi with skiing, snowboarding, husky safaris, reindeer safaris, snowmobile safaris, snowshoe safaris, ice karting and horse riding. From adrenaline-pumping activities like skiing and snowboarding to the tranquillity of reindeer safaris, Levi offers a diverse range of winter sports adventures for all enthusiasts.

Can I visit Santa's workshop in Levi?

Yes, you can meet Santa and his helpers at Santa's Elves Hideaway. Enjoy a magical experience full of atmosphere and fun for the children. Bake gingerbread with Mrs Claus, play games in the snow and enjoy the ultimate Christmas experience at a private meeting with Santa Claus himself!

Are there any local cultural experiences to try in Levi?

Yes, you’ll have the opportunity to experience the local culture during your time in Levi. Try authentic Lappish cuisine, visit the local handicraft shops, enjoy a traditional Finnish Sauna, learn about the history or the region and indigenous of the Sami people.

What makes Saariselkä a popular destination in Lapland?

Saariselkä's popularity in Lapland stems from its breath-taking Northern Lights displays, extensive winter activities like husky safaris and snowmobiling, and authentic Sami culture. Its appeal lies in offering unforgettable Arctic adventures amidst stunning natural landscapes.

Are there ski-in/ski-out accommodations available in Saariselkä?

With Inghams you'll have a choice of hotels, apartments and cabins in the centre of Saariselkä. They're all close to the ski bus stop providing easy access to the downhill ski resort. Saariselkä is also known for its cross-country skiing with tracks starting right from the centre of town. So although our accommodations are not ski in/ski out, you'll be in a great position to access downhill and cross-country skiing during your stay.

What winter sports can I enjoy in Saariselkä?

Saariselkä offers a range of winter activities such as skiing, reindeer and husky sleigh safaris as well as snowmobiling and snow shoeing! On holidays during November and December you'll even have the chance to meet Santa.

Can I visit Santa's workshop in Saariselkä?

Yes, you can pre-book to visit Santa for your chance to meet him in his Arctic home. This is available for everyone travelling before Christmas.

Are there any local cultural experiences to try in Saariselkä?

The local history of Lapland is very interesting and it is worth understanding the Sami Culture in particular. The Sami are the indigenous tribes of Lapland. You can visit museums to hear stories about their legends and tales. Not far from Saariselkä is the Gold Museum.

What makes Ylläs a popular destination in Lapland?

Ylläs is known for it's unspoiled natural beauty surrounded by the Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park. Split into two areas either side of the Ylläs ski fell, Äkäslompolo (the main village) to the north and Ylläsjärvi to the south.

Are there ski-in/ski-out accommodations available in Ylläs?

Our accommodations in Ylläs are located on either side of the ski fell. The main village of Äkäslompolo is to the North and Yllasjarvi is to the South. Ylläs is well known for its cosy log cabins that are dotted around the beautiful arctic village. There are also choices of hotels and apartments, plus a range of board basis to choose from to suit your holiday.

What winter sports can I enjoy in Ylläs?

You can try a range of winter sports in Ylläs - from skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing to cross-country skiing. As well as exciting winter activities like husky sledding, reindeer safari and snowmobile excursions.

Can I visit Santa's workshop in Ylläs?

Yes, you can pre-book the Santa's Hideaway as an excursion. It's available for all arrivals before Christmas.

Are there any local cultural experiences to try in Ylläs?

It is worth learning about the Sami Culture in particular when it comes to the cultural history of Lapland. The Sami are the indigenous nomadic peoples that have lived in Lapland for thousands of years. You can visit local cultural sites to hear stories or read about the way of life here. On the edge of Yllas is Pakasaivo, located within Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park, which is a Sami place of worship.

Travel Information

What should I check with regards to my passport?

The party leader is responsible for ensuring all party members are in possession of a valid passport (a full 10 year passport in the case of British Citizens over the age of 16 on return date), which is valid for a minimum of 3 months after the date of return from your destination. Your passport should have a ‘date of issue’ less than 10 years before you arrive (passports issued before 1 October 2018 may have extra months added if renewed before expiry). 

If you are unsure if your passport has sufficient validity, you can check the requirements for your chosen destination here: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.

Please be aware that in some instances your arrival point from the UK may differ from your final travel destination, e.g. flights into Geneva (Switzerland) for holidays in France. You will therefore need to check the travel advice for both destinations.

Will anything on my holiday change due to Brexit?

As of the 1st January 2021, the UK has left the EU. Here’s what you need to know before travelling with us:

Driving in the EU: From 28 September UK stickers will replace GB stickers. Check the GOV.UK Displaying number plates website for more information on what to do if you are driving outside the UK before, on or after 28 September 2021.

If you are hiring a car, ensure you have a green card. In both cases you must make sure that you have the relevant international driving insurance with your chosen provider.

GHIC Cards and Travel Insurance: Under a new agreement with the EU, UK residents are now able to apply for a UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) if your current European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) has expired. This will give you access to emergency and medically necessary healthcare in the EU during your holiday. GHIC cards are FREE and can be applied for on the NHS website: Applying for healthcare cover abroad (GHIC and EHIC) - NHS (www.nhs.uk). You can still use your EHIC card, excluding Switzerland and Norway, if it is still valid and in date and as part of our terms and conditions, you must also still hold valid travel insurance to cover your personal circumstances, (pre-existing conditions, etc). In Norway, you can show your UK Passport to receive limited urgent healthcare.

You should ensure that all members of your travelling party are in possession of a comprehensive travel insurance policy covering their individual needs and the type of holiday and activities booked. This should be arranged as soon as possible after confirming your booking, so that you are covered from the outset. While the GHIC card will give you access to some medical healthcare and assistance (some insurance policies insist upon an EHIC/GHIC being held and used in the first instance), it does not cover costs of, for example, medical repatriation to the UK, which can be costly. You should ensure that your chosen insurance policy covers medical repatriation from your chosen destination, as well as cover for personal belongings, loss of baggage/equipment/money, pre-existing medical conditions, cancellation fees, other medical expenses and assistance costs.

Data Roaming: Free data roaming will cease, therefore you need to be aware of any additional charges for using your phone and data abroad. Most of our properties have complimentary Wi-Fi for guests to use, but please remember that this is for social usage only.

ATOL & ABTA: As we are an ATOL and ABTA bonded UK travel company, guests booking with us enjoy comprehensive consumer protection. Your holiday will be protected under the Package Travel Regulations, which means you have the right to a full refund if, for any reason, we can no longer provide your holiday.

Visas: In Autumn 2024 we expect to see the introduction of the EU Entry/Exit System (EES) – an automated IT system for registering non-EU nationals travelling for a short stay (up to 90 days within any 180 day period) each time they cross the external borders of European countries. It is anticipated that this will replace passport stamping and automate border control procedures. For more information on EES, please visit: General information - European Union (europa.eu)

From 2025 onwards the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) will be effective, which will require visa-exempt EU nationals, including UK citizens, to hold an electronic authorisation to travel to or within the Schengen Zone (currently 27 EU member states, plus Bulgaria, Romania and Cyprus). An ETIAS travel authorisation is a visa waiver which will be required regardless of the length of your visit. Once granted, it will be valid for 3 years or until your passport expires. It can only be applied for online and a fee will be payable unless an exemption applies. If you are unable to travel on your holiday because you have not obtained an ETIAS travel authorisation, our normal cancellation charges will apply. For more information on ETIAS, please visit: What is ETIAS - European Union (europa.eu)

Travel Disruption: When entering and exiting countries, it is your responsibilty to give yourself extra time to get through the immigration queues in the airports as there will be delays. We may have to organise our transfers slightly to help with this and ensure that you have extra time.

 

The UK government and ABTA have also put together some useful information about holidaying in the EU after the 31st January 2020. These resources can be found below:

Do I need a visa to travel to Canada?

If you hold an EU or British passport you will NOT require a visa for Canada, however, you must hold a return or onward ticket and require an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) which can be applied for here: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/visit-canada/eta/apply.html.

What happens if there's lack of snow in the resort I'm travelling to?

We only feature resorts with reliable snow records and access to high altitude ski areas, but if your resort is fully closed, we’ll do our best to get you back on the slopes. You can find out more about our Snow Guarantee here.

Understanding Your Documents

What documents will I receive?

Once booked, you will receive your invoice within 24 hours. Following on, you will receive another email or letter outlining more information should you need it.

If you have booked through one of our Travel Agent Partners they will forward a copy of the Inghams invoice as well as their Invoice. In both cases (booking direct or through a Travel Agent) a link to our Booking Conditions will be sent to you. We always ask that as soon as you receive your holiday invoice you check it to ensure all details are correct and as agreed.

10 days before your holiday you will be sent your holiday documents which are titled ‘Your Travel Itinerary & E-Ticket'. This is the documentation you will need to check in for your holiday (along with your passport and applicable visa, of course). For all Customers, except some of those travelling to Switzerland, your holiday documents will be sent to you by email (where an email address has been provided).

Some customers travelling to Switzerland will receive documents by post, as Swiss rail tickets will need to be posted to you. Please note these documents will not outline specific room aspects or transfer arrangements, you need to refer to your holiday invoice for these.

Why is there a "flight supplement" on my holiday invoice?

We price our holidays using the lowest-priced available flight-route and airline to enable us to offer a “from” price, which is factored into the base price of your holiday. Where flying from a different airport or using a different airline is higher, this will show as a "supplement" on your invoice, but it is still factored in to your total holiday cost at the bottom of your invoice.

A reference to a "supplement" is made on my holiday invoice, what does this mean?

Our holidays are priced using the lowest-cost room type on our programme which is at a zero supplement as the cost for this is factored into the base price.

Where it costs more to have certain room facilities such as a balcony or lake view, over and above the zero supplement, a supplement is applied. In addition, prices are based on two people sharing so if there is a single traveller or additional person travelling, there may be a supplement such as "single use supplement" or "occupancy supplement".

Amendments and Cancellations

I need to change an aspect of my holiday or my entire holiday; how can I do this?

You can make a change or move your holiday to a later date up to the point that your full balance is due with no admin fee from us. Please contact your Travel Agent or call our Reservations team on 01486 791111 if you booked with us directly. You will need to cover any extra cost if the new arrangements are more expensive, or if the suppliers charge a fee for the change which we need to pass on. Supplier charges may include admin fees charged to us, as well as any costs which need to be paid by us at the time of booking to secure elements of your holiday, such as scheduled or low-cost airline flight costs, committed excursions and accommodation fees. Full balances will be due 10 weeks before departure (this may be earlier for bookings made with a Travel Agent). After this point our usual booking terms and conditions apply.

I need to change a name, spelling, date of birth or title in my booking. Is there a charge for this?

We don’t charge an admin fee for these changes, but will pass on any admin and/or re-ticketing charges from airlines and other travel providers. Some airlines and specific flights/routes may not permit flight or name changes. Changing all names on the booking will be classed as cancellation and incur the relevant cancellation fees at that point in time.

Please be aware that changing a date of birth may affect the cost of the holiday or any extras that you may have pre-booked.

If your title (Mr, Mrs, Miss, Mstr, Ms, Dr) is incorrect on the paperwork this will not affect your travel as titles do not appear on passports. If you wish for us to change your title, please call your Travel Agent or, if you have booked with us directly, call our Reservations team on 01486 791111.

I need to cancel my holiday, what do I need to do?

We really hope that you don’t have reason to cancel your holiday arrangements with us, but if you do, we ask that you let us, or your travel agent know immediately.

If you have booked directly with Inghams, please call Reservations on 01486 791111. Please note that if you have booked via a travel agency, you must cancel with them directly.

Is there a charge to cancel my holiday?

Your holiday deposit is non-refundable. If you cancel prior to the scheduled date of departure, you will be liable to pay the cancellation charges set out in the table on our Terms and Conditions section 4, bracket B. The term “total holiday cost” in the table means the total holiday cost for all persons cancelling and shown on our invoice and includes extras.

Please be aware that if one member of your party wishes to cancel, this may mean that the accommodation booked is under-occupied and result in the other members of the party having to pay any additional applicable supplements or child discount changes to retain the booking.

A cancellation invoice will be sent to you within 7 days.

What if I have to cancel my holiday for medical reasons?

Cancellation charges are levied in all cases, and it will be at the discretion of your individual insurer as to whether your travel policy will cover any losses in this situation.

COVID-19

Where can I check for up-to-date travel and health information for my destination?

UK health authorities are providing detailed advice on from England Travellers are advised to read the FCDO travel advice for the country they are travelling to The National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC) TravelHealthPro website provides specific country-by-country travel health advice. The NHS website has useful information about how to take preventative measures against Coronavirus ABTA has updated advice and FAQs for travellers. ABTA also has a leaflet that offers handy tips and information for anyone preparing to travel overseas. You can either download their mobile version or print your own at home.

If the entry requirements change for my holiday destination, what does this mean for my holiday?

We are paying constant attention to the guidance from the FCDO, ABTA and Public Health England in the UK, as well as to the guidance from local health authorities, to ensure our destinations are open to travellers from the UK. Any additional entry testing and vaccination requirements differ by country and are being reviewed and updated frequently.


It is your responsibility to ensure you have the required vaccinations and/or additional tests in line with the entry requirements for your holiday destination. It is imperative that you check the latest requirements at the time of booking and are able to meet them. For more information, please visit the FCDO website for your destination.

Will I be entitled to a refund if Inghams has to cancel or make a significant change to my holiday due to the Coronavirus outbreak?

If things change and we have to cancel your holiday because of Coronavirus, you can move your holiday to another available date or destination of equivalent value, or pay the difference to upgrade your trip. If for any reason you are not able to move your holiday, we’ll give you a refund.
Equally, if we have to make a significant change to your holiday, we’ll give you the option of accepting the change or receiving a refund. You can find out more about what would be considered a significant change in our booking terms & conditions.


Please remember it is a condition of our booking terms that you have valid travel insurance. We would strongly recommend that you take travel insurance out at the time of booking that offers additional Coronavirus cover.
Our insurance partner Campbell Irvine offer travel insurance with additional comprehensive Covid-19 cover and will be happy to give you a quote. To contact them, please visit here for winter trips and here for summer.


Inghams is an Unregulated Introducer of Campbell Irvine Ltd who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

What if I want to cancel or move my holiday?

We understand that you might be feeling apprehensive about travelling and would like some added flexibility. As part of our In Safe Hands promise, you can choose to move your holiday to a later date, up to the point that your full balance is due, with no admin fee from us. You will need to cover any extra cost if your new date is more expensive.

If our suppliers charge a fee for the change we may need to pass this on. (Supplier charges may include admin fees charged to us, as well as any costs which need to be paid by us at the time of booking to secure elements of your holiday - such as scheduled or low-cost airline flight costs, committed excursion costs and accommodation fees.) mention full balances.

Full balances will be due 10 weeks before departure (this may be earlier for bookings made with a travel agent) and after this point our usual booking terms & conditions apply.

What if I receive a positive Covid test whilst I’m on holiday before I travel back to the UK?

If at any point during your holiday you should test positive or feel unwell with Covid -19 symptoms, in the first instance you should stay in your room, seek medical assistance if required and let your accommodation management and Inghams Representative know.

If you test positive with an antigen LFD test, you might be asked to take a further PCR test to confirm the result. If this is positive, in most instances you will be required to self-isolate in designated accommodation and in accordance with local government guidelines (which can vary from country to country). The period of self-isolation may extend beyond the planned return date of your holiday and all additional costs incurred will need to be covered by yourself or your travel insurance company. At the earliest opportunity, you should contact your travel insurer for assistance and advice on next steps.

Our Inghams in-country teams have been fully trained in Covid-19 safety measures, including preparations for handling positive Covid-19 cases in resort, and will be there to help and support throughout – on the ground or by phone.
Insurance cover will vary depending on the provider and level of cover you have chosen. Our insurance partner Campbell Irvine offers travel insurance with additional comprehensive Covid-19 cover and will be happy to give you a quote. To contact them, please visit here for winter trips and here for summer.


Inghams is an Unregulated Introducer of Campbell Irvine Ltd who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Animal Protection Policy

What is Inghams Animal Protection Policy?

Read our policy on Animal Protection here

Walking

What types of walking holiday destinations do Inghams offer?

Inghams Walking holidays are perfect for people who love the great outdoors. Pick your base from our handpicked collection of the best walking destinations across Europe, from 79 resorts across 7 countries: Andorra, Austria, France, Italy, Madeira, Slovenia and Switzerland. Starting and finishing in your resort on the same day, all our destinations have stunning scenery and easy access to plenty of walking trails; whether you seek challenging mountain treks or leisurely strolls by the lakes.

How do I choose the right destination for my next walking holiday?

When choosing the perfect walking holiday destination, consider factors like scenery, route difficulty level, and personal interests. Whether you prefer coastal paths, mountain trails, or countryside routes, we have a variety of European resorts to choose from. We're with you every step of the way, so give one of our travel experts a call or get in-touch via the live chat if you need a helping hand with booking or choosing your perfect holiday destination.

Are there any Inghams walking holiday special offers available?

Browse our walking holiday deals here, including limited-time offers and early booking discounts, making your next walking adventure both unforgettable and affordable. You can also make sure you’re always in the know about our latest holiday discounts, news and deals by signing up to our newsletter via the sign-up page. Where will your inbox take you?

Can I book guided walks on an Inghams Walking holiday?

Absolutely! In many of our resorts you have the chance to join up to two exclusive Inghams guided day walks, led by a professional guide. Each week you can choose from one easy-to-moderate walk and one that's a bit more challenging - or both! Your local guide will be your go to for anything you need to know. Spaces are limited, so reserve your spot when booking or through 'Manage My Booking'!

Are there any walking holidays suitable for families?

Of course! Our family holidays are all about adventure. Spend time together exploring the walking trails and forests, seek out summit playgrounds for some thrill-seeking fun, or burn off some energy on tree-top adventure courses and bike parks. Brimming with activities to keep the whole family entertained, our resorts allow you to wave goodbye to screens and embrace the great outdoors, where unforgettable memories are waiting to be made. Discover our Family Holidays in Europe guide to find out more!

Why is Andorra great for walking?

Andorra is a walker's paradise, boasting stunning Pyrenean vistas and diverse walking trails for all abilities. Sitting pretty in the Pyrenees, Andorra bursts to life with trails that beg to be explored as the snow bids adieu. Whether it’s tranquil valley walks, calming lakeside loops, or towering pine-filled trails, Andorra has something for everyone.

Are there walking trails suitable for beginners in Andorra?

Absolutely! Andorra offers plenty of walking trails perfect for beginners. Explore one of Europe's smallest countries, with over 100 mountains and three natural parks. Enjoy beautiful scenery, delicious mountain flavours, a host of activities and endless walking trails. With well-marked paths and breathtaking views, even novice walkers can enjoy the beauty of the Pyrenees.

How hard are the walks in Andorra?

Andorra's walks cater to all levels of fitness and experience, making it the perfect destination for new walkers, regular walkers and experienced hikers. Find out more with our Best Walks in Andorra guide and get ready to soak up the panoramic views, pristine trails, and beautiful mountain villages this beautiful country has to offer.

Are there any guided walks available in Andorra?

While there aren't currently any Inghams guided walks available in Andorra, you’ll have prime access to panoramic views, pristine trails, and beautiful mountain villages. Many of the marked walking trails have also been seriously thought out with clear signage and even QR codes to translate directions into numerous different languages.

Where are the best viewpoints in Andorra?

Discover Andorra's most breathtaking viewpoints for stunning panoramas of the Pyrenees! Visit Roc del Quer and hover over the valley with Canillo at your feet, cross Montaup Valley on the Tibetan Bridge (one of the longest simple suspension bridges in the world) or visit Tristaina Solar Viewpoint and let time stand still as you walk on a sundial that overlooks the lakes of Tristaina

Why is Austria great for walking?

Walking in Austria is like diving into a storybook landscape, making it a walker's dream destination that boasts magnificent Alpine scenery and a vast network of well-maintained trails. Imagine yourself strolling through picturesque flower meadows, stumbling upon traditional Tyrolean hamlets along the way. There are a staggering 24,000 kilometres of marked walking trails just waiting to be explored.

Are there walking trails suitable for beginners in Austria?

Of course! Austria offers a huge variety of walking trails suitable for all abilities. It boasts well maintained trails and minor altitude differences that allow beginners (and families with children) the opportunity to discover the beautiful surroundings Austria has to offer. Discover our guide to find out the must-visit spots for an unforgettable walking experience on your Austrian walking holiday with Inghams.

How hard are the walks in Austria?

Austria has walking routes suitable for all abilities. With a staggering 24,000 kilometers of marked walking trails, you’ll be surrounded by an never-ending maze of peaks, valleys, and lakes.

Are there any guided walks available in Austria?

Yes! Included in your holiday at select Austrian resorts you'll have the chance to join a small group of fellow travellers on up to two exclusive Inghams guided day walks, led by a professional guide. Read our Guided Walks guide to find out more.

Where are the best viewpoints in Austria?

Austria has a plethora of beautiful, must-see views! Experience the beauty of Wildmoos and Mösern Lake which is a short distance from Seefeld, or discover the enchanting Lake Schwarzee in Kitzbühel. Whilst in Kitzbühel, be sure to take a scenic walk to Kitzbüheler Horn, where beautiful panoramic views await. Another favourite is the Alpine Herb Trail in Saalbach & Hinterglemm, with over 200 different herbs and alpine flowers lining the path!

Why is France great for walking?

Discover the hidden gem of summer in the French Alps, perfect for alpine walking and breathtaking mountain vistas. The trails around Chamonix, Lake Annecy, Samoëns and Morzine are just begging to be explored whether you’re a serious hiker or looking for gentle trails with the family. Our French walking trails allow you to get off the beaten track at the quieter resorts or throw yourself into iconic walks, making France a great destination for your European walking holiday.

Are there walking trails suitable for beginners in France?

There are! The French Alps in summer remain one of the best-kept secrets for alpine walking, and are the ideal place for anyone looking to experience the incredible beauty of mountain scenery, from beginner walkers to experienced hikers. Discover our Walking in France guide to find out more about the breathtaking beauty of the our French resorts.

How hard are the walks in France?

France offers walking trails suitable for all levels of fitness and experience. From gentle paths meandering past Lake Annecy to the mighty peaks of Chamonix. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced hiker, France's diverse terrain caters to your preferences, ensuring a rewarding outdoor experience with beautiful, scenic views.

Are there any guided walks available in France?

Yes! Included in your holiday at select French resorts you'll have the chance to join a small group of fellow travellers on up to two exclusive Inghams guided day walks, led by a professional guide. Read our Guided Walks guide to find out more.

Where are the best viewpoints in France?

Enjoy unforgettable views from the Aiguille du Midi cable car in Chamonix and journey into the Mont Blanc Massif for sensational (and chilly) views. If it's good enough for Cézanne then it's good enough for us – the lake views from Talloires village have inspired artists and poets for centuries. From Samoëns, journey to “Le Bout du Monde” or in English “the end of the world” that sits within the Sixt-fer-a-Cheval – you’ll be blown away by the views.

Why is Italy great for walking?

Italy is the perfect destination for your walking holiday, combining beautiful landscapes with art, cuisine, and history. Explore Tuscany's vineyards, Liguria's coast, or the beautiful charm of Lake Garda and Maggiore. Venture into the Dolomites for mountain trails or experience coastal strolls, lake views, and alpine hikes. Italy walking holidays offer a perfect blend of both scenic beauty and cultural immersion.

Are there walking trails suitable for beginners in Italy?

There are! Italy is home to plenty of exciting walking routes suitable for all abilities, with Lake Garda or Bardolino being two of our favourite easy walking areas. Whether you're a walking beginner or hiking expert, experience the magic of Italy on foot and create unforgettable memories along the way. Discover our Walking in Italy guide to find out more about the beautiful Italian walking routes available.

How hard are the walks in Italy?

Italy's walking holidays cater to all walking abilities, offering diverse and stunning landscapes. In the Dolomites, challenge yourself on mountain trails or tackle Alta Via no.1 to Monte Bianco. For a gentler stroll, explore Lake Garda's flat lakeside paths or opt for challenging mountain trails, all boasting breathtaking views.

Are there any guided walks available in Italy?

Yes! Included in your holiday at select Italian resorts you'll have the chance to join a small group of fellow travellers on up to two exclusive Inghams guided day walks, led by a professional guide. Read our Guided Walks guide to find out more.

Where are the best viewpoints in Italy?

Liguria offers incredible coasts in Italy and is picture perfect with its sleepy hamlets and seaside towns. The Dolomites offer dramatic mountain landscapes, walk through the high mountain pass, Passo Sella and enjoy the panoramic views! Head to Montecatini Alto where you’ll experience Tuscan postcard views. Or, join the guided walk in Limone to Monte Bestone, where you'll be met with one of the most beautiful views of Lake Garda.

Why is Madeira great for walking?

Set 1,000 kilometers away from mainland Portugal, walking holidays to Madeira offer a real sense of adventure. Some hikes are easy meanders between orchards and prehistoric laurel forests; others clamber up (and up and up) to mountains and gorges. What sets Madeira apart is its year-round subtropical climate, making it an absolute haven for walkers and nature lovers alike.

Are there walking trails suitable for beginners in Madeira?

Madeira offers walks for all levels, from leisurely strolls to moderate routes. Its diverse terrain showcases vine terraces and dramatic coastal cliffs with stunning sea views. Discover charming villages along the way, perfect for a break and sampling local cuisine while admiring the scenery. Madeira promises a memorable walking experience amidst captivating landscapes and warm hospitality.

How hard are the walks in Madeira?

Walks in Madeira can be challenging and are recommended for regular and experienced walkers. Madeira consists of mountain terrain with Levadas which can be narrow, steep and require sure-footedness. There are around 3000 kilometers of trails to explore across Madeira, each promising a unique adventure. Discover our guide on the best walks in Madeira to find out more.

Are there any guided walks available in Madeira?

Yes! You'll have the chance to join a guided walk every Tuesday (full day) and Thursday (half day) in Funchal and Caniço. Please note: the guided walks in Madeira are open to everyone and are not exclusive to Inghams guests. Read our Guided Walks guide to find out more.

Where are the best viewpoints in Madeira?

For some head spinning heights and spectacular ocean views, visit Cabo Girão cliff which sits at an impressive 580 metres high. Or, for the best view in Funchal, hop on the Funchal cable car and ascend to the beautiful botanical gardens where you can delight in breathtaking scenery. Prefer to explore on foot? Then join our included guided walk to Caldeirão Verde - you’ll pass by dramatic peaks, distant ocean views and tropical wanders and waterfalls.

Why is Slovenia great for walking?

Walking holidays in Slovenia are perfect for nature lovers and those looking for adventure, with 60% of Slovenia being made up of forests that are teaming with wildlife. Boasting popular walking destinations such as Lake Bled, Kranjska Gora and Lake Bohinj, Slovenia's walking trails are nothing short of beautiful.

Are there walking trails suitable for beginners in Slovenia?

Of course! Slovenia's walking routes are suitable for all abilities. Once you get out on the trails and passes of the Julian Alps, you can explore endless forest paths, lakes and waterfalls, and tougher mountain climbs for those looking for a challenge. Discover our Walking in Slovenia guide to find out more about the beautiful Slovenian walking routes available.

How hard are the walks in Slovenia?

The walking trails across Slovenia are suitable for all abilities. Explore the pristine charm of Triglav National Park in the Julian Alps, offering diverse footpaths across 84,000 hectares. Challenge yourself with hikes up Mangart or along the River Soča's 25km stretch. In Lake Bled or Lake Bohinj, take an easy lakeside amble or explore the surrounding hills and the pastures of the Pokljuka Plateau.

Are there any guided walks available in Slovenia?

Yes! Included in your holiday at select Slovenian resorts you'll have the chance to join a small group of fellow travellers on up to two exclusive Inghams guided day walks, led by a professional guide. Read our Guided Walks guide to find out more.

Where are the best viewpoints in Slovenia?

One of the best viewpoints in Slovenia can be met when walking up to the towering Alpine peaks, with mountain tops shimmering in the morning sun. There is also the charming Mount Vogel in Bohinj, with views across the Julian Alps and its highest peak Mount Triglav, as well as the bird's eye view of Bled Island and surrounding region, which can be seen from Bled Castle!

Why is Switzerland great for walking?

Switzerland is a great destination for those wanting to walk or hike, with access to a vast supply of trails through traditional Swiss villages, abundant wildlife and past dramatic views. With over 7,000 lakes and 4,000 snow-capped peaks to explore, Switzerland is a must for walking enthusiasts who crave adventure with a breathtaking backdrop. Read our guide to walking in Switzerland.

Are there walking trails suitable for beginners in Switzerland?

Definitely! Switzerland is a dream for walkers, with trails that cater to all levels of hikers and an amazing public transport system. From shimmering lakes and rolling meadows to snow-capped peaks and storybook villages, Switzerland has it all.

How hard are the walks in Switzerland?

The walks in Switzerland vary in difficulty. Take a leisurely stroll along the lakeside promenades from Interlaken, or complete a steep ascent to one of the summits in Grindelwald. Discover our Walking in Switzerland guide to find out more about the beautiful Swiss walking routes available.

Are there any guided walks available in Switzerland?

Yes! Included in your holiday at a number of our Swiss resorts you'll have the chance to join a small group of fellow travellers on up to two exclusive Inghams guided day walks, led by a professional guide. Read our Guided Walks guide to find out more.

Where are the best viewpoints in Switzerland?

Switzerland has some incredible viewpoints, including the fantastic view of the world’s most photographed mountain, taken from the Klein-Matterhorn. On the top of Europe, a visit to Jungfraujoch, by the cog railway, puts a jewel in the crown of any visit to Grindelwald, Wengen or Interlaken. There's also an alpine world made of ice, snow and rocks with views over Aletsch glacier which is a must-see when visiting Switzerland.

Is there hiking in Kitzbühel?

The Kitzbühel region offers 1,000 kilometers of diverse walking and hiking trails suitable for all levels. Enjoy everything from gentle strolls and family adventures to challenging treks in the picturesque Kitzbüheler Alps. After exploring, cool off in Schwarzsee Lake or relax in the lively town centre.

Can I find guided walks in Kitzbühel?

Yes, you can find guided walks in Kitzbühel. Included in your holiday we offer exclusive full-day walks twice a week, specifically for guests. These walks are led by professional guide David Hechl, who takes you through some of his favourite trails which is a fantastic way to familiarise yourself with the area. The guided walks are available from May 27th to September 12th, on Mondays and either Thursdays or Fridays. Read our Guided Walks guide to find out more.

Are there any themed hiking tours available in Kitzbühel?

Yes, Kitzbühel offers a themed hiking tour called the Alpine Flower Walk on the Kitzbüheler Horn. This 20,000-square-meter garden, created by the Hofer family, showcases over 300 plant species from global regions including the Caucasus, Andes, Pyrenees, and Himalayas. Located at 1,880 meters, the trail starts at the cable car’s top and descends 14 kilometers through alpine pastures, concluding near the renowned Sonnbergstuben guesthouse.

What are the best walking routes for experiencing Kitzbühel?

Experience Kitzbühel's culture by starting in the lively old town, where you can stroll along cobblestone streets and enjoy quaint cafés, shops, and historical sites. Additionally, take the Bichlach Circular walk, a scenic, low-level route that winds through hills and forests shaped by the Ice Age, passing traditional farmhouses and offering stunning local views.

Is Kitzbühel suitable for a family walking holiday?

Yes, Kitzbühel is an excellent destination for a family walking holiday. This vibrant mountain city offers a variety of attractions suitable for all ages, including diverse mountain to s explore, the warm Schwarzsee lake, and a Streif-themed play area for children. It's a perfect spot for families looking for adventure and relaxation. For more details on planning a family-friendly hiking holiday in Kitzbühel, feel free to contact us.

What are the top walking trails in Mayrhofen?

Mayrhofen offers a variety of walking trails, catering to all levels. The easy Stilluptal walk showcases stunning waterfalls and a turquoise glacier reservoir. Families will enjoy the scenic 8.1km Penken Panoramaweg, which features panoramic views and activities. For the adventurous, the challenging hikes to Olperhütte and Friesenberghaus or the summit of Ahornspitze offer breathtaking scenery and require sure-footedness. The Berlinerhütte and Schwarzsee hike, a 25km trail, leads to iconic alpine huts and the picturesque Schwarzsee lake.

Are there any easy walks suitable for beginners in Mayrhofen?

Mayrhofen offers several beginner-friendly walks. The Stilluptal features an easy valley floor path with waterfalls and a turquoise reservoir, accessible by a private bus. The Penken Panoramaweg is an 8.1km trail perfect for families, offering panoramic views and activities like mountain scooters and zorb balls, plus a route extending to the Brandberg dairy farm for cheese tasting. For those with buggies, the Ahorn Leisure Trail includes bird-watching stations and viewing platforms, making it an accessible and enjoyable option.

Can I find guided walks in Mayrhofen?

Yes, you can find guided walks in Mayrhofen. Included in your holiday we offer exclusive full-day walks twice a week from a program of eight walks, specifically for guests. Go to our Guided Walks page to find out more.

What are the best walking routes for spotting wildlife in Mayrhofen?

Mayrhofen is surrounded by the vast Zillertal Nature Park, which has 1,700km of trails great for spotting wildlife. Bird lovers can watch birds of prey in Eagles Valley or catch a show at the Ahorn Eagles Stage. Other interesting routes include the 'Art River' walk past sculptures, and the Brandberg dairy farm loop where you can try local cheese. The Ahorn Leisure Trail also has bird-watching stations and a viewing platform for observing wildlife.

Where can I find hiking maps and trail guides for Mayrhofen?

You can find hiking maps and trail guides for Mayrhofen on the Zillertal Tourism website. There, you'll discover a variety of recommended routes and detailed tour maps to help plan your hikes. Additionally, you can ask your resort representative, who will be happy to provide further recommendations and assistance.

What walking routes are available from Seefeld?

Seefeld is surrounded by the majestic Karwendel and Wetterstein mountains, offering 650 kilometers of marked walking trails for all skill levels. Adventurous hikers can use the Rosshütte lifts to access the challenging limestone peaks of the Seefelderspitze and Reitherspitze, where the rugged routes reward climbers with stunning views. The area provides a variety of paths, from strolls perfect for a hut lunch or family outings to more demanding treks that lead to spectacular viewpoints in the Karwendel Mountains.

Can I find guided walks in Seefeld?

Yes, you can find guided walks in Seefeld. Included in your holiday we offer a full day guided walk every Monday and Thursday, specifically for guests. View our Guided Walks page to find out more.

Are there any scenic trails suitable for leisurely walks in Seefeld?

Absolutely! Seefeld offers scenic trails suitable for leisurely walks, such as the Wildmoos and Mösern Lake Loop. This easy walk covers 7.1 kilometers with a 250-meter elevation gain and takes about three hours to complete. Starting from Mösern Lake, just outside Seefeld, the trail loops through picturesque woodland, passing by the stunning Lottensee, a periodic lake. Along the way, you’ll enjoy excellent views of the Inn Valley and find plenty of huts for refreshments.

What are the best viewpoints for panoramic hikes in Seefeld?

The Königstour, or The King's Tour, offers one of Seefeld’s best panoramic views. This challenging 4.4-kilometre hike ascends 502 meters and takes just over four hours, requiring hiking experience and sure-footedness. Starting from the Seefelderjochbahn, it summits the Seefelderspitze and Reitherspitze. After challenging terrain, you reach the Nördlinger Hütte for stunning views and refreshments. The hike concludes with a one-hour walk to the Härmelekopfbahn before returning to Seefeld by lift.

Where can I find hiking maps and trail guides for Seefeld?

You can find hiking maps and trail guides for Seefeld on the Seefeld Tourism website. There, you'll discover a variety of recommended routes and detailed tour maps to help plan your hikes. Additionally, you can ask your resort representative, who will be happy to provide further recommendations and assistance.

What are the best walking routes in the Saalbach-Hinterglemm area?

Saalbach-Hinterglemm offers diverse walking trails like the easy Alpine Herb Trail and moderate Kohlmais Panoramaweg, featuring breathtaking views and family-friendly activities. The relaxing Forest Wellness Trail provides a rejuvenating woodland experience with yoga and relaxation spots. Adventurous hikers can tackle the Saalbach Hiking Challenge with routes like the challenging Pinzgauer Spaziergang and the Seven Summits, requiring good fitness. Families will enjoy the interactive Montelino's Adventure Path and the Wildlife Trail, perfect for young explorers keen to learn about local wildlife.

Can I find guided walks in Saalbach-Hinterglemm?

Yes, you can find guided walks in Saalbach-Hinterglemm. Included in your holiday we offer up to two full day guided walks every week, specifically for guests. View our Guided Walks page to find out more.

Are there any challenging hikes or summit trails in Saalbach-Hinterglemm?

Yes, Saalbach-Hinterglemm offers challenging hikes and summit trails, notably the Seven Summits and the Home of Lässig Walk. The Seven Summits is a demanding 24km hike that traverses seven peaks, requiring sturdy boots, plenty of provisions, and excellent fitness. It takes approximately nine to ten hours. Similarly, the Home of Lässig Walk covers 22km with a 1,700m height gain, providing breathtaking views and wildlife spotting opportunities. This hike demands good preparation and fitness, taking about eight to ten hours.

What are the top attractions to explore in Saalbach-Hinterglemm?

In Saalbach-Hinterglemm, top attractions include exploring the vibrant villages of Saalbach and Hinterglemm, bustling with shops, cafés, and a friendly atmosphere. For biking enthusiasts, the area has over 80 kilometers of downhill trails and numerous mountain and gravel bike routes. Adventurous visitors can enjoy canyon courses, zip-lining, Europe's largest high ropes park, and the Flying Fox. Don’t miss the Sigmund-Thun-Klamm, a dramatic gorge accessible via a scenic wooden walkway.

Where can I find accommodations for hiking holidays in Saalbach-Hinterglemm?

You can find accommodations for hiking holidays in Saalbach-Hinterglemm by visiting the 'accommodation' tab on the Saalbach Hinterglemm resort page. There, you'll be able to view a selection of handpicked accommodations suited for your stay.

What walking trails offer panoramic views of Zell am See?
For panoramic views of Zell am See, explore the trails on Schmittenhöhe, accessible via convenient lifts. One of our included guided walks is the Mauerkogel summit hike, which begins at the top of the Schmittenhöhe cable car. This route offers stunning 360-degree views as it passes traditional Alpine pastures and the Pinzgauer Hütte. Enjoy breathtaking vistas of the Kalkalpen range, including Wilder Kaiser and Hochkönig to the north, and the Hohe Tauern range with glaciers like Grossglockner to the south.
Are there any guided walking excursions available in Zell am See?

Yes, we offer guided walking excursions in Zell am See, included with our holiday packages. You can find more details about these guided walks by visiting our resort page and checking the 'Included Guided Walks' tab.

Can I find information on family-friendly walks or nature trails near Zell am See?

Yes, you can find information on family-friendly walks and nature trails near Zell am See by visiting our resort page and checking the 'Family Activities in Zell am See' tab.

What are the top attractions or viewpoints accessible by foot from Zell am See?

Yes, Zell am See offers many attractions easily accessible by foot or a short ride. You can ski in the summer on Kitzsteinhorn Glacier or go paragliding for spectacular views. Visit Gipfelwelt 3000 to see glaciated peaks from an impressive viewing platform. Lake Zell is great for water sports like paddle boarding and boating. The area has many cycling routes, relaxing lake cruises, and excellent golf with two 18-hole courses. For stunning views, hike or take a gondola to Schmittenhöhe.

Where can I find trail maps in Zell am See?

For trail maps in Zell am See, we recommend the Mayr Map 574, which covers Zell am See and the surrounding area at a scale of 1:25,000. These maps clearly display hiking routes, which are numbered to match the yellow signposts in the area. They also include a key to help you understand the nature of the hiking trails before you begin your walk.

What are the best walking trails with views of Lake Garda?

The best walking trails with views of Lake Garda include the Ridges of Monte Baldo, offering breathtaking panoramas accessible via a quick chairlift. The Ciclopedonale Limone is an easy trail starting from Limone Centro Ferry Port, featuring a scenic route that overhangs the lake with stunning views, ideal for both walking and biking. Un Percorso Nella Natura is a moderate 4.5km trail in Limone Sul Garda, showcasing beautiful lake views, varied terrain, and the iconic Statue Bridge "San Giovanni".

Is Lake Garda suitable for families?

Yes, Lake Garda's Bardolino, Garda, Riva and Malcesine are perfect for families! Bardolino offers walks, vineyards, ice cream, and thrilling theme parks. Garda blends relaxation with history and markets, are also close to theme parks. Malcesine features cable cars, biking, kid-focused events, and museums. All have delicious food, camping options, and ferry access to explore the lake, making Lake Garda a top family destination.

What are the top attractions to see in Lake Garda?

Explore historic Sirmione with its castle and spa, enjoy wine tastings in Bardolino and Garda, try thrilling water sports and bike trails in Riva, take in breathtaking views from Malcesine's cable car, and wander picturesque Limone. Ferry hop between charming towns, visit castles, explore bustling markets, and even plan exciting day trips to Gardaland, Venice, or the Dolomites.

Are there any guided walking tours available in the Lake Garda?

Yes, guided walking tours are available in the Lake Garda region. In Garda, Limone, and Bardolino, guided walks are offered every Monday (full day) and Friday (half day). These tours cover tranquil lakeside paths, diverse trails on Monte Baldo, and routes through scenic vineyards and olive groves. Special attractions include Bronze Age rock carvings on Monte Luppia and the Sisan museum, which focuses on bird and water life. Head to our Guided Walks page to find out more.

Where can I find trail maps or hiking guides for Lake Garda?

If you're on the hunt for a walking map of Lake Garda, the Kompass 697 - Lake Garda map at a 1:35,000 scale is a great choice. This detailed map is ideal for exploring the area on foot, providing comprehensive coverage that can enhance your experience of the beautiful Lake Garda region. Our in-resort reps can also provide more information on recommended walking routes and tips for getting the most out of your holiday.

What walking trails are there in the Dolomites?

The Dolomites offer a variety of walking trails in one of Europe's most stunning UNESCO-protected mountain ranges. Easily accessible by lift, these trails provide breathtaking views, especially at sunrise or sunset when the peaks glow red. Whether you prefer hiking, mountain biking, or enjoying scenic vistas, there's something for everyone. The area is also great for exploring local farms and wine tasting, making it a perfect destination for an adventure-filled holiday.

How can I explore the UNESCO World Heritage sites of the Dolomites ?

To explore the UNESCO World Heritage sites of the Dolomites, you can visit the astonishing peaks within Nature Parks such as Three Peaks, Fanes-Sennes-Braies, Sciliar-Rosengarten, Puez-Odle, and GeoParc Bletterbach. You can choose between self-guided walks, which allow you to explore at your own pace, or opt for our included guided walks led by professional local guides.

Where can I find information on scenic alpine walks in the Dolomites?

You can find information on scenic alpine walks in the Dolomites on our resort pages under the 'walking' tab, or when on your holiday, our in-resort reps can also provide more information on recommended walking routes. For a digital guide, download the free Val Gardena Outdoor app from Google Play or the App Store, which includes several walking routes. If you prefer using paper maps, we recommend Kompass 59 or Kompass 76 for detailed maps of the area.

What are the must-see viewpoints and mountain passes in the Dolomites?

Explore the Dolomites' stunning scenery through key hikes: The Panascharte to Seceda offers an 8km trail with views of the Odle peaks, accessible from Ortisei via cable car. The 7km hike to Pic Mountain from San Cristina rewards with 360-degree vistas. The challenging 17km Round the Sassolungo Group passes iconic rock formations and panoramic highlands. For a unique perspective, the 13km Sass da Ciampac Circumnavigation reveals rugged terrains akin to lunar landscapes.

Are there any guided walking tours available to discover the Dolomite peaks and valleys?

Yes, guided walking tours are available to explore the Dolomite peaks and valleys in Selva, Canazei, and Merano. Each location offers full-day guided walks every Monday and Friday. Canazei provides a variety of trails suitable for all abilities, making it family-friendly. Selva features unlimited walking paths, stunning mountain views, and local cuisine. Merano offers beautiful vistas and natural beauty, ideal for exploring the mountainous region. Head to our Guided Walks page to find out more.

What are the best walking routes near Merano in the Dolomites?

Near Merano in the Dolomites, top walking routes include the challenging Merano 2000m to Stoanerne, featuring stone figures and refreshments at Möltner Kaser, and the easy 4km Tappeinerweg Trail with panoramic city views. Sissi's Path offers a historical 3.2km walk through Merano's landmarks. For more adventure, try the moderate 8.7km Hinteregger Alm or the scenic Passer-Schluchtenweg Path. The Alta Via di Merano Moncucco - Unterstell provides a moderate to challenging hike through beautiful meadows and farms, ending in Naturno village.

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How can I explore the picturesque landscapes and Alpine meadows around Merano ?

To explore the picturesque landscapes and Alpine meadows around Merano, you can choose between self-guided walks at your own pace or participate in our included guided walks. We offer full-day guided walks every Monday and Friday, allowing you to experience the area's natural beauty with the expertise of a local guide. These guided walks are a great way to learn more about the region's flora, fauna, and history while ensuring you don't miss any scenic highlights.

Where can I find information on scenic trails and nature walks near Merano?

You can find information on scenic alpine walks in the Dolomites on our resort pages under the 'walking' tab. The Merano tourist office also provides resources like public transport timetables and prices to help you plan your journeys. Additionally, you can book guided walks with qualified nature and landscape guides through the tourist office to enhance your exploration of the beautiful trails around Merano.

What are the must-visit sights and viewpoints while hiking in Merano?

While hiking in Merano, soak in the natural hot springs at Terme Merano and AquaForum. Explore the town's rich cultural heritage with its numerous museums, galleries, and Art Nouveau architecture, exemplified by the Kurhaus and Villa Tivoli. Don't miss Castel Rametz, where you can visit an ancient wine cellar believed to be the Alps' first wine production site dating back to Roman times. These sites combine natural relaxation with a deep dive into the historical and architectural beauty of Merano.

Are there any guided hiking excursions available to explore Merano?

Yes, there are guided hiking excursions available to explore Merano and its surroundings. You can join our included full-day guided walks every Monday and Friday (go to our Guided Walks page to find out more). Additionally, our in-resort reps can provide more information on recommended walking routes, or the Merano tourist office offers the option to book guided walks with qualified nature and landscape guides.

What are the best walking routes near Selva in the Dolomites?

Top walking routes near Selva include the Panascharte to Seceda, an easy to moderate 8km hike offering spectacular views of the Odle peaks from the summit of Seceda, accessible via cable car from Ortisei. Another great choice is the 7km hike up Pic Mountain for 360-degree views of Val Gardena, starting from San Cristina. For a more challenging experience, the 17km trek around the Sassolungo group begins at the Ciampinoi lift, featuring breathtaking landscapes and views over Seiser Alm.

How can I explore the forests and peaks around Selva?

To explore the forests and peaks around Selva, consider joining guided walks through the Val Gardena Active Programme, available for booking at the local tourist office. Affiliated hotels offer discounts with this programme, including Hotel Oswald, Hotel Rodella, Hotel Aaritz, Hotel Mignon, Hotel Somont and Hotel Stella. Additionally, we provide two guided walks per week with a local professional guide, which are included in your holiday and need to be pre-booked. Go to our Guided Walks page to find out more.

Where can I find information on scenic trails and Alpine walks near Selva?

You can find information on scenic trails and Alpine walks near Selva by downloading the Val Gardena Outdoor app, available for free on Google Play or the App Store. This app offers a variety of walking routes to get you started. If you prefer paper maps, Kompass 59 and Kompass 76 are highly recommended for detailed guidance on the area's trails.

What are the top landmarks and viewpoints to visit while hiking in Selva?

While hiking in Selva, don't miss the Seceda Ridgeway, a 6-mile trail from the village centre to the summit of Seceda mountain, featuring lush meadows, dense forests, and rocky terrain. Selva is rich in Ladin culture and history, offering unique customs, traditions, and cuisine. The area's strategic importance during World War I is highlighted by historical sites including battlefronts, caves, and tunnels from the conflict, all accessible to visitors wanting to combine scenic views with historical exploration.

Are there any guided hiking excursions available to explore Selva?

Yes, guided hiking excursions are available to explore Selva and its surroundings. We offer full-day guided walks every Monday and Friday, which are included with your holiday. These guided tours provide a fantastic opportunity to learn about the area's rich natural and cultural heritage while enjoying the beautiful landscapes. Additionally, our in-resort reps can also provide more information on recommended walking routes and tips for getting the most out of your holiday.

What hiking opportunities are available near Lake Bled?

Near Lake Bled, the Julian Alps offer excellent hiking opportunities with trails extending from the lake into the surrounding mountains. A highlight is the Vintgar Gorge, featuring wooden walkways that crisscross the turquoise Radovna River. Additionally, the nearby Pokljuka Plateau, at the edge of Triglav National Park, is perfect for scenic walks through lush mountain pastures, dotted with old shepherd's huts. For further adventures, Bled's train stations provide easy access to distant sites, including the charming capital, Ljubljana.

How can I explore the tranquil shores and forested trails around Lake Bled ?

To explore Lake Bled, take a relaxing walk around the lake which can be done in about 1.5 hours. Start from Bled town and pass by attractions like a lido and water sports center. Make sure to visit Bled Island via a traditional "pletna" boat, a unique experience with a history dating back to the 12th century. Also, take advantage of the free Julian Alps Card for discounts and freebies.

Where can I find information on scenic walks and nature hikes near Lake Bled?

For information on scenic walks and nature hikes near Lake Bled, check out the walking tab on our resort page. You can also get detailed walking maps from the Tourist Office or most hotel receptions in the area. For personalised recommendations, don't hesitate to ask your resort representative. These resources will help you discover the best trails and routes around Lake Bled.

What are the top landmarks and viewpoints to discover while hiking around Lake Bled?

While hiking around Lake Bled, don't miss the iconic traditional wooden pletna boats that take visitors to Bled Island, the only island in Slovenia. Enjoy bird's eye views from Bled Castle, perched atop a steep cliff with a history dating back to 1004. The castle offers stunning panoramic views of the lake, a museum filled with local history, a fresco-painted gothic chapel, traditional hand printing displays, and a wine cellar.

Are there any guided hiking tours available to explore Lake Bled?

Yes, there are guided hiking tours available to explore Lake Bled and its surroundings. You can join a full-day guided walk from Lake Bohinj every Monday and Friday. These tours offer an excellent opportunity to experience the beautiful landscapes and learn more about the area's natural and cultural heritage with the help of a knowledgeable local guide.

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