Single Centre Guided Holidays
Frequently Asked Questions
What happens on a typical day?
ARRIVAL DAY: We generally recommend that you arrive by around 6pm in the evening, in time to relax before your evening meal at around 7.30pm. The tour leader will make him or herself known to you, and will usually suggest that the group meets in the bar for a drink before dinner. The first evening is an opportunity to get to know your fellow guests.
If you arrive earlier in the day you will find your room available from around 2pm (hotels vary slightly in this respect). If you do arrive before your room is ready the hotel will be pleased to store your luggage while you take a stroll around the area or relax in the lounge or garden.
A TYPICAL WALKING DAY: The day begins with a leisurely breakfast, which is usually available from 8am (earlier at some hotels). After breakfast we set out on our walk (or take the minicoach to the start of the day’s walk) at around 9.30am. We walk until around 4.30pm, taking a 15-20 minute break during the morning and afternoon and a break of around 40 minutes to eat our picnic lunch. Additionally, we have plenty of time to admire views, take photographs, and explore villages. We return to base at around 5.00pm, which allows plenty of time to change and relax before dinner (generally served at around 7.00pm). We do not timetable any evening ‘entertainment’ as we usually find that the multinational make-up of our groups makes for an interesting and sociable evening in its own right.
On the six and seven night tours there is a free day on the Wednesday to enable you to take a rest or pursue your own activities. Your leader and the hotel will be pleased to make suggestions for possible visits, and to help you to find out about public transport if needed.
DEPARTURE DAY: The tour finishes after breakfast on the final morning. If your travel arrangements mean that you need to depart early let us know, and we will ask the hotel to provide either a continental or a ‘bag breakfast’ for you to eat in your room or take with you.
Thank you very much for another superb holiday. Everything just worked so well. Hotel A.1.O.K., and the group was a super mix – a lot of different experiences, backgrounds, but got on well together and lots of conversation, laughs and good times.
Val L, Bedford, UK