Tour prices shown on this website are a guide only. The selling price at the time you book your holiday could be different to that shown here, due to current flight availability.
One of the most common reasons that the flight inclusive selling price varies from that shown is that the flight that is available at the time of booking may cost more. All guide prices shown on the website are based on group flight fares. These are fares given to Explore as a tour operator when we hold a block of seats on any given flight. Due to the way that many airlines work, we are generally unable to hold enough seats at the group fare for all customers, so once the block of seats is used up (or once we have passed any unsold ones back – generally a month or two before travel) we have to find alternatives. This either means booking the same flight on an ad hoc basis or finding alternative flights – both of which may cost more than the group flight.
Prices listed are on a per person basis, sharing accommodation (unless otherwise stated). Please refer to the trip notes for details of what is included in the cost
Brochure and website accuracy
The information contained in our brochure, website and other advertising material is believed to be correct at the time of printing or publication. However, this information may subsequently change. Please ensure that you check all the details of your chosen holiday (including the price) with us at the time of booking.
As part of our Responsible Tourism Policy, we offset carbon emissions from all the flights that we book for you and for our staff. Our CO2 offset partner is Climate Care. If you are making independent flight arrangements to join one of our tours, we encourage you to offset your CO2 emissions through Climate Care, or a similar offsetting scheme. For more details please see our website: www.explore.co.uk/explore-formula/responsible-travel
What’s included in our tour prices?
- Transport, meals and accommodation: all details are outlined in the individual tour itinerary.
- Tour Leader: the services of a Tour Leader are included on nearly all tours. In most cases the Tour Leader will accompany you for the full duration of the tour. On some tours a local representative may accompany you instead (this will be outlined in the individual Trip Notes.)
- Local crew: as well as drivers and local guides, interpreters, cooks, helpers and porters may be provided on some tours (details will be outlined in the individual Trip Notes.)
- Activities, equipment, sightseeing and visits: please see individual trip notes for details
Are flights included?
Flights are included if you book on a ‘Flight or International Train Inclusive basis.’ They are not included if you book on a ‘Land Only’ basis. Flight or International Train Inclusive guide prices are shown throughout our website. Please remember that these prices are a guide only. We will be able to give you an exact price as soon as you have told us where you would like to travel from, your travel dates and times and route preference.
Are transfers included?
We can provide you with airport transfers for most trips, please contact us for more information and prices.
What’s not included in tour price?
The price of the tour does not include: visa fees, vaccinations, passport costs, international departure taxes, insurance premiums of any kind, excess baggage charges, optional tours and excursions, hotel porterage or meals (other than those we list as included). We also do not include items of a personal nature; such as laundry, room service charges, drinks or phone calls. Tips for personal service are not included and are usually expected.
If you book on a ‘Land Only basis’ we do not include flights or trains from the UK, departure taxes or transfers.