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Travel update

Updated May 16th, 2022

We're available to help you with any bookings or enquiries by telephone (see opening hours at the top of this page), or by emailing us at grj@greatrail.com. 

Here's our latest updates and frequently asked questions:

Russia Holiday Update

Our holidays to Russia have been taken off-sale, with no new bookings being accepted for the foreseeable future. We have currently cancelled all tours to Russia for 2022 and will continue to monitor developments closely.

UK escorted tour holiday update

Our UK tours are running as planned.

European escorted tour holiday update

Our European tours are running as planned.

If we do have to cancel your holiday, you will have the flexibility to transfer to another date in 2022 or 2023 free of charge. We may require you to pay any difference in your holiday price, dependent on the date you wish to move to. Alternatively, we'll offer you a cash refund.

We continue to monitor and adhere to all government restrictions and will update customers once we know a tour can operate, or where we have to cancel. We will make the decision on whether a tour can operate no later than 14 days before departure date.

If a tour is able to go ahead, but a customer chooses not to travel, standard cancellation terms will apply.

Long-haul escorted tour holiday update

We are operating some of our long-haul tours as planned, particularly to Canada and the USA.

If your holiday is cancelled, we'll be in touch to discuss your options and, you'll have the flexibility to transfer to another date in 2022 or 2023 free of charge. We may require you to pay any difference in your holiday price, dependent on the date you wish to move to. Alternatively, we'll offer you a cash refund.

We continue to monitor and adhere to all government restrictions and will update customers once we know a tour can operate, or where we have to cancel. We will make the decision on whether a tour can operate no later than 14 days before departure date.

If a tour is able to go ahead, but a customer chooses not to travel, standard cancellation terms will apply.

River cruise holiday update

Our river cruise programme is running as planned.

There is, on some cruises, a requirement to complete a health declaration form, which we will send to customers, with their final documentation.

Independent Tailormade holiday update

Because of the bespoke nature of these holidays, decisions are being taken on an individual itinerary basis, dependent on specific country restrictions. We are monitoring restrictions on a regular basis and if we have to cancel a holiday, we will contact customers directly and wherever possible arrange for the holiday to be rebooked at a later date.

How will any Coronavirus restrictions impact my holiday if it does go ahead?

We work closely with our partners around the world to ensure we can give you the best holiday experience possible, whilst adhering to local regulations and safety protocols in the countries you are visiting. We've outlined how we'll be looking out for your well-being in our Travel Safe commitments

Will I need to take a Covid test to travel?

You may need to take a pre-holiday test before you leave the UK. The test required varies by destination country and is also subject to your vaccination status. Check the current requirements for your holiday destination via the foreign travel advice section of the UK Government website https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice. This will also advise you on the type of test you may need to take.

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C19 testing      Fleewinter10  C19 testing 
Breathe Assured    n/a  Breathe Assured 
Living Care     n/a 

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