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Postcards from Provence

Provence, the enchanting region in southeastern France, is a land of lavender and olives, where plane trees cast shadows over lively weekly markets. Rich in history, it was home to popes and artists, a haven for gypsies and troubadours. The allure lies in its timeless charm, a tapestry of culture and natural beauty.

  • Provence

  • 7 nights
  • Half Board with Dinners in Local Restaurants
  • Culture

    Food & Wine


  • Aug

  • Average group size: 12-14


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Walking grade

Grade 2


Adagio Collection

The perfect blend of guided shorter walks, sightseeing trips, and quality accommodation for a more leisurely way to discover the world.


Holiday Highlights

  • Unwind in Avignon's historic charm, a town steeped in captivating tales.
  • Explore the Popes Palace and the Pont d'Avignon with a local guide before heading on to the vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
  • Indulge in the flavours and aromas of St Remy de Provence and Les Baux, an authentic rural French immersion.
  • Explore Arles, the muse behind Van Gogh's iconic masterpieces, an artistic haven beckoning discovery.

Step into Provence, the captivating "Provincia Romana," where expansive lavender fields and olive groves create a tapestry of tranquillity. Wander beneath plane trees that provide shade to lively markets, immersing yourself in the essence of rural French life. Avignon, our medieval sanctuary, becomes your gateway to the diverse wonders of this enchanting region.

As you embark on this journey, Provence unveils its treasures. Arles, with its ancient Roman relics, stands as a testament to the enduring legacy of history. The untamed beauty of the Camargue, home to wild horses, bulls, and graceful flamingos, offers a striking contrast to the quaint charm of St Remy de Provence and Les Baux.

In the embrace of Provence's serene countryside and charming towns, you're encouraged to embrace a slower pace, relishing moments in idyllic sidewalk cafés with a steaming cup of coffee, a chilled glass of wine, or the iconic anise-flavoured Pastis. Our journey carefully balances the tranquillity of the countryside with the allure of historic towns adorned with honey-hued architecture, each stone carrying the weight of the region's storied history and romance.

Throughout your exploration, our expert local guides become your companions, revealing the secrets of Avignon, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, and the captivating Le Luberon. Their knowledge transforms each location into a living story, adding vibrant layers to your experience.

Immerse yourself in the splendour of Provence's landscapes, where every hillside tells a tale and every village exudes its unique charm. Traverse the mosaic of history, culture, and natural beauty, guided by those who hold the keys to Provence's secrets. Let this region unfold before you, inviting you to be an integral part of its living narrative.

  • Return rail from London St Pancras to Avignon with Eurostar and SNCF.
  • Train station transfers in Paris via private taxi (some routes may be via Lille).
  • Train station to hotel transfers.
  • En suite four-star hotel accommodation on bed and breakfast basis.
  • Half Board with dinners taken at local restaurants.
  • All local transport required for the itinerary by private coach/public bus/train.
  • All entrances as noted in the itinerary.
  • Services of a local guide in Avignon, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, and the Le Luberon.
  • All local tips
  • Services of an Adagio Tour Leader
  • Entrance fees (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Travel Insurance

Holiday Information

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NOTE: Itineraries and Holiday Information Sheets can vary by a specific date chosen

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Itinerary & Travel

Itinerary Details

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

Your Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Provence


Dinner in a local restaurant


Start your holiday with a Eurostar journey to Avignon, whether through Paris or Lille. If traveling through Paris, a short taxi transfer between stations awaits you. Afterward, upon arrival into Avignon a brief transfer brings you to your hotel within the city's 14th-century ramparts, reminiscent of Avignon's historic role as the residence of the Pope and his entourage.

Day 2

In & Around Avignon


Breakfast & dinner in a local restaurant


  • Time

    1.5 hours

  • Distance

    2 miles

  • Ascent/Descent


Explore Avignon on foot, a pedestrian-friendly city with minimal traffic. Your local guide unveils the mysteries of papal history at landmarks like the Palais des Papes, the cathedral, and quaint streets. Stroll along the impressive ramparts, leading to the iconic Pont St Bénézet over the Rhone. After lunch, venture north to Châteauneuf-du-Pape for a guided vineyard stroll and village exploration, concluding with a wine-tasting experience. Indulge in France's prestigious wines, savoring the southern heat and herbal notes that infuse your taste buds with every delightful sip.

Day 3

The Wild Camargue


Breakfast & dinner in a local restaurant


  • Time

    2 hours

  • Distance

    3 miles

  • Ascent/Descent


Head south of Avignon to the untamed flat expanse of the Camargue, where first, by walking on the robust medieval walls which encircle Aigues-Mortes we explore the important history of this interesting bastide town. This unique region, shaped by the Rhone delta, provides a perfect opportunity to see the extensive salt flats and for you to spot wild horses, bulls, flamingos, and egrets. Immerse yourself in the natural wonders as you embark on a short walk through a nature reserve. Finally we visit  Les Saintes Maries de la Mer, a seaside village known for its echoes of Camargue traditions, Christian legends and gypsy pilgrimages. Here, discover a sandy beach adorned with whitewashed houses, adding to the charm of this coastal gem.

Day 4

Free Day


Breakfast & dinner in a local restaurant


While nominally a free day, Avignon offers you an array of captivating activities. Wander through the charming streets, discovering hidden boutiques and delightful cafes.

For some an optional walk with your leader might take your fancy. Discover Villeneuve-lès-Avignon's medieval allure with a visit to Fort St André and its ancient battlements, explore the serene Chartreuse de Villeneuve les Avignon, and immerse yourself in art at the Musée Pierre-de-Luxembourg. Stroll along charming Provençal streets, venture to Avignon's Pont Saint-Bénézet, and savor panoramic views at Rocher des Doms. Conclude your day with a leisurely riverside walk. 

For art enthusiasts, the Collection Lambert, housed in a historic mansion, showcases contemporary art exhibitions.

Indulge in the local culinary scene at Les Halles, the vibrant indoor market, where you can savour fresh produce, cheeses, and Provencal specialties. Alternatively, relax in the Rocher des Doms gardens, offering you a tranquil escape with panoramic views of the city.

Whether you're drawn to history, art, culinary delights, or the scenic outdoors, Avignon provides you with a diverse tapestry of experiences to weave into your free day exploration.

A mere 30-minute train ride takes you to Nîmes, a city boasting some of the finest Roman remains globally. Marvel at the Maison Carrée, a pristine classical temple, and the Arena, which continues to host various events, providing you a glimpse into the ancient world's grandeur.

Access the Pont du Gard Roman aqueduct via a local bus and a short walk and prepare to be awe-struck by this remarkable ancient structure on your first encounter.

Day 5

St Remy de Provence & Les Baux


Breakfast & dinner in a local restaurant


  • Time

    1 hours

  • Distance

    2 miles

  • Ascent/Descent


Embark on a sensory journey in St Remy de Provence as you immerse yourself in the vibrant local market, a kaleidoscope of tastes and aromas from the warm south. Following this sensory feast, take a short walk to St Paul de Mausole, where the walls echo with the artistic strokes of Van Gogh.

The pinnacle of your day unfolds in the enchanting village of Les Baux de Provence. Navigate cobblestone streets, meandering past quaint shops and charming eateries, ascending to the plateau atop the town. Once home to the formidable castle of the Lords of Les Baux, now reduced to ruins, the panoramic views from this elevated vantage point unveil the entirety of Provence. A quilt of olive groves and almond trees stretches below, with the Mediterranean glistening in the distance. Whether from cafes, designated viewpoints, or during a leisurely 2.0km (1.3 miles) walk around the village perimeter, the vistas are nothing short of breath-taking.

Upon departing Les Baux de Provence, venture to a nearby olive oil mill for a brief exploration of their olive groves. The experience culminates in a tasting session, allowing you to savour the essence of the local produce.

Day 6

A Year in Provence - Le Luberon


Breakfast & Dinner


  • Time

    2 hours

  • Ascent/Descent


Peter Mayle’s 'A Year in Provence' made the Luberon famous.

Today we visit some of the most beautiful sights in the area, starting with Roussillon, a hill village constructed from the local ochre-coloured stone, contrasting with the lush green pine trees which surround it. Here we have the option to walk the Ochre Path, where two easy hiking trails take us through a former ochre quarry and the surrounding woods, also known as the Provence Grand Canyon. On the way to our next visit we make a photo stop to capture the beauty of Gordes a limestone village perched above the Luberon valley. From here we move onto Fontaine de Vaucluse where a short walk takes us to the impressive site of the source of the River Sorgue. Finally, we visit L’Isle sur la Sorgue, a small town with ancient narrow streets, surrounded by the River Sorgue and its canals with many old water wheels, some still working

Our day is brought to life not only by Peter Mayle but also with the bonus of a local guide joining us for the day, ready and willing to answer any questions you may have.

In places there will be 300 steps to be negotiated.

Day 7

In the Romans footsteps and those of Van Gogh


Breakfast & dinner in a local restaurant


Embark on your journey to Arles, a city that once stood as a prominent centre in the western Roman Empire and later became the backdrop for Van Gogh's most prolific artistic endeavours. The Romans left an indelible mark on the town, taking hold of it in 123 BC and transforming it into a significant urban centre, complete with the impressive Amphitheatre.

Van Gogh, in stark contrast, arrived in Arles during the winter of 1890 with grand plans to establish an artists' community, envisioning Paul Gauguin as its leader. While that dream doesn't come to fruition, your brush rarely rests as you paint the town's buildings, people, and picturesque countryside.

Your exploration of Arles unfolds with a stroll around the remarkable UNESCO-designated Roman sites, including the awe-inspiring Amphitheatre. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Romanesque church and cloister of St. Trophime, with its timeless architectural charm. Meander through quaint cobbled streets, tracing the footsteps of Van Gogh as you discover boards marking the spots where he stood and painted. From the iconic Café de Nuit to the mesmerizing Starry Night and the vibrant Sunflowers, each masterpiece has its roots in this captivating city.

Day 8

Au Revoir Avignon



As you bid 'Au revoir' to Provence and board the Eurostar home you take with you a newfound understanding for why so many artists are drawn to the region.

Departure dates for your selected tour

31st Aug 2024 - 7th Sep 2024 (7 Nights)

Travel Details

  • Return rail from London St Pancras to Avignon via Lille or Paris.
  • Rail transfers by road c.10mins


Accommodation information

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday across all departure dates. Please refer to the Itinerary for more detail about each night's accommodation for each departure date.

Hotel de L'Horloge

Nestled within Avignon's historic district, Hotel de L’Horloge offers an idyllic location just a short stroll away from the iconic Palais de Pepe. Despite its central position, the hotel provides a peaceful atmosphere, with essential amenities like supermarkets and pharmacies conveniently close by. This elegant four-star establishment guarantees a stay marked by comfort and convenience.

While the hotel does not feature an on-site restaurant, guests can start their day with a hearty continental breakfast served each morning, ensuring a delightful beginning to your day of exploration.

The hotel's 66 rooms are thoughtfully adorned in warm hues and cosy materials, incorporating ample wood accents for a welcoming ambiance. Each room is well-equipped with modern conveniences, including complimentary Wi-Fi, satellite TV, a minibar, safe, kettle, and a hairdryer, enhancing your overall stay experience. At Hotel de L’Horloge, the harmonious blend of convenience, comfort, and thoughtful design promises a memorable stay in the heart of Avignon's historic charm.

Trip Information

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Holiday Grade

This level mixes active sightseeing with shorter, city or countryside walks. Trips are not aimed at seasoned walkers, but you should be confident in managing walks of around 3miles at a leisurely pace with a few ups and downs. Where in more mountainous areas we use transport to access higher ground with ease. 

Usual daily walks - Distance: 3 miles; Ascent/Descent 150-200m; Terrain: good paths and tracks; Time: Short or Half Day exploration. 

The above statistics are generalisations of a day’s keys walk, it does not include distance covered during general sightseeing or  daily activity. Detailed information of the daily walking requirements are specified in the specific holidays ‘Daily Itinerary" .

Walks & Excursions

Culture Holidays

Why simply visit a country as a tourist when you can truly experience it? In addition to great walking, on all these holidays, we'll visit the local sites of interest, absorb the natural beauty of our surroundings, and enjoy local customs and history.

These experience-rich itineraries are designed to suit those whose interests have a focus on sightseeing and history on their holiday. You'll see spectacular landscapes, while visiting the classic sites as well as discovering the quirky and lesser known along the trail.

On this holiday we visit Chateauneuf du Papes for a wine tasting experience, wander the streets of Avignon, explore the villages of Aigues Mortes, Les Saintes Maries de la Mer, St Remy de Provence, Les Baux and Arles.

Local Costs

Holiday Budgeting

As you plan your holiday budget, it's essential to account for expenses such as drinks, meals not covered in the holiday price, entrance fees not included, optional local excursions, and any souvenirs or additional services like laundry. For a rough estimate, budgeting around £10-£20 per person per day for lunches and drinks is a helpful guideline.

Local Transport Costs

In the holiday cost, we've included all local transport expenses related to the advertised activity program for your convenience. If there are additional visits or excursions to enrich your experience, you can choose to participate and cover the costs locally. Depending on the itinerary, local transport may involve a mix of private hire coaches, taxis, local buses, and ferries.

Country Currency

The currency in France is the euro. 

Credit cards are widely accepted. You may be asked to provide ID if you can’t pay by chip and PIN. ATMs are widely available in most towns and villages throughout France.


In your holiday price, we've included tipping for our local suppliers, covering hotel and restaurant staff, local guides, and drivers. Should you wish to make an extra contribution for a specific service, this should be given directly to the recipient at your discretion.

Your Group

Your Leader

Your tour leader plays a crucial role in enhancing your holiday experience, and they share your passion for exploring the world on foot. In addition to being resourceful and organized they are also well-travelled and deeply enthusiastic about showing you new destinations. Your tour leader takes care of all the local, ensuring you can fully enjoy your holiday without worrying about the logistics. While leading group holidays, they always keep in mind that each group is composed of individuals. Each tour leader brings their unique style, talents, and professional background to the table. Rest assured, they are all trained, qualified, experienced, and dedicated to making your holiday as enjoyable, interesting, and inspiring as possible. Remember, your leader, while on holiday, is your first port of call for any issues, ensuring a smooth and worry-free experience for you.

Leaders Evening Briefing

Each evening, your tour leader will meet with you to review the programme for the next day. This is your chance to discuss details and ensure that the planned activities align with your walking ability. If you have any concerns about clothing or equipment, feel free to bring them up during this discussion. If, for any reason, you prefer not to participate in the organised group programme, please inform your leader. Your preferences are important, and your leader is there to make sure your experience aligns with your expectations.

Local Guides

Visiting historical sites, churches or museums are much more rewarding with a local guide. They give an insight to the local culture, language and traditions and can bring a destination alive. Many of our Adagio holidays include a knowledgeable English speaking guide on at least one of the days. Please refer to your daily itinerary to see where a guide is included.

Group Size

We believe that the best things come in small packages, and our Adagio holidays prove just that. We limit our groups to a maximum of 18 persons, plus the Adagio Leader, so that everyone has the opportunity to mix, share their love of travel and return home with new friendships. Small groups also have less detrimental local impact, allows us to use public transport on some days, eat at small local restaurants and, we believe, offers a better experience.

Travel Plans

Getting to your Holiday

We travel to Paris Gare du Nord or Lille by Eurostar from London St Pancras International. From here we have a private transfer via taxi to Paris Gare Montparnasse or Gare du Lyon (confirmation will be on your booking invoice) and then take the TGV direct to Avignon.  We will then have a 20-minute transfer by private coach again from Avignon TGV train station to the Hotel de l’Horloge.

During the week we will travel on foot, use the TGV, local trains, and buses.

Booking Your Own Travel Arrangements

If you prefer to arrange your own flights from a non-UK or regional airport or travel to your holiday destination by rail or car, you may qualify for 'land only' reductions, and we can provide details upon request. Feel free to reach out to us for more information.

Before finalizing any independent travel arrangements, especially if you're doing so 12 weeks or more before your intended travel date, please check with us first to ensure your holiday has been cleared to operate. If you plan to join your holiday locally, kindly inform us at least 14 weeks in advance.

If you're joining and leaving your holiday overseas, we assume, unless you specify otherwise, that you will join and leave the holiday at your hotel.

Although airport/station transfers are not included for those making independent travel arrangements, you may have the option to join the group at the overseas airport/station, depending on your arrival time. If interested, contact us at least 5 weeks before departure for more details.

Please be aware that you must arrive within 30 minutes of the group flight/train arrival to be eligible for the group transfer. Additionally, we'll need your flight number, arrival time, and departure point or independent travel arrangements to ensure the group leader can meet up with you. If you have a mobile, please ensure we have the number, and it is turned on while you are traveling for effective communication.

Hotel Transfers

When you book a flight or rail inclusive holiday, transfers between the airport/station and hotel (and vv) are included. On some holidays, where we offer various flight options, the transfer vehicle may wait for all flights to land before transferring to the hotel.

Luggage Allowance & Tickets

If you're booking a flight or rail inclusive holiday, rest assured that details of your travel arrangements and baggage allowance will be clearly outlined in your 'Final Travel Documents'. These will be sent to you approximately 10 days before your departure, ensuring you have all the necessary information for a smooth and well-prepared journey.

Personal Details Check

To ensure the accurate administration of your holiday arrangements, kindly verify that the personal details we have for you are current and correct. Confirm that you've given us all the necessary information for securing your travel and accommodation. Please review your passport details, date of birth, and any other pertinent information crucial for the management of your holiday.

Additionally, please make us aware of any dietary allergies or intolerances you may have. Your well-being is important to us, and this information will help us make appropriate arrangements for your meals during the trip.

You can access and update the provided information or add missing details through the "Manage My Booking" feature on our website at www.rambleworldwide.co.uk. Alternatively, reach out to our Sales and Reservations team at +44 (0)1707 331133. Upon receiving your booking confirmation, promptly check the details. Your cooperation ensures a seamless and enjoyable holiday experience.

Passport Information

General Passport Advice

It is a good idea to carry photocopies of the personal details pages of your passport page (with your photo on). Should you lose your passport, this may assist with the issue of replacement documents and your return to your home country. Passport and visa requirements can change at any time. It is your own responsibility to ensure that you inform yourself from a professionally qualified source on, and comply with, such requirements. 

General travel and destination advice for UK nationals is available from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office at www.fco.gov.uk/travel and at www.gov.uk/travelaware.

Brexit Passport Advice

If you are planning to travel to an EU country (except Ireland), or Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino or Vatican City, you must meet the Schengen area rules.

Your passport must meet 2 requirements. It must be:

  • less than 10 years old on the day you enter (check the ‘date of issue’)
  • valid for at least 3 months after the day you plan to leave (check the ‘expiry date’)

Your passport may need to be less than 10 years old during your whole visit, and the 3 months at the end of your visit may need to be within 10 years of your passport’s issue date.

Check both the issue date and the expiry date in your passport. If you renewed your passport early, extra months may have been added to its expiry date. This could affect the requirement for your passport to be less than 10 years old.

Non British Passport holders should consult the host country’s embassy for applicable passport and visa entry requirements.


During our time in Avignon all breakfasts are taken at the hotel with lunches purchasable from local supermarkets or bakeries. In the evening dinners will be taken in local restaurants for a taste of Provence.

When taking reservations for groups in local restaurants, it is the policy of restaurateurs to offer one set menu, served to everyone at the table with the exception of vegetarians, vegans and gluten free. We would like to remind you that when making your holiday booking you had the option to state dietary requirements, if you didn’t do so at the time, please let us know as soon as possible so we can strive to try and meet your needs.

We don’t include lunches in the price of the holiday – normally these can be taken as a picnic or in a pleasant café.

Footwear & Kit List


Comfortable, broken in, walking boots or shoes with a good sole are recommended for this holiday. Walking shoes or other comfortable footwear will be suitable for sightseeing days.

General Kit List

Outdoor activities are always safer and more enjoyable if you are prepared.

If you have not travelled with us before the following list might be of use:

  • Waterproof jacket (Goretex or similar) and trousers
  • Fleece or jumper
  • Sun hat, sunglasses, lip salve and sun screen
  • Swimwear (if appropriate)
  • Day sack (this should be able to carry all you would need for the days activity)
  • Water bottle - at least 1 litre capacity
  • Basic first aid kit
  • Reusable Lunchbox
  • Walking poles (should you find them useful)

This list is not exhaustive and every traveller is different and may have their own preference.

Holiday Specific Kit

You may find it helpful for our day in the Camargue to bring Mosquito Repellent.

Swimming in France

Please note that in French public swimming pools men are not permitted to wear baggy swimming shorts but must have ‘Speedo’ style trunks or tight fitting longer shorts. Men with incorrect swim wear will not be allowed into the pool.

Water To Go

Opting for filtered water from a reusable bottle with its built-in water filter, like the Water-to-go bottle available at www.watertogo.eu, is a sustainable alternative to single-use sealed water bottles. Simply refill it from any water source and contribute to saving the environment from disposable plastic bottles.

Exciting news: Water-to-go has introduced two new bottles to their collection. The Active bottle is designed to fit bike water bottle holders, and the Sugarcane bottle is an even more planet-friendly option. Crafted from fibrous cane, a by-product of liquid extraction, it undergoes a process to create plant-based plastic. Explore the details on the Water-to-Go website for this innovative new range.

As a token of appreciation for your commitment to the environment, we've secured an exclusive 15% discount with Water-to-Go for you. Visit www.watertogo.eu and use the code RWH17 during your order.                        

Note: If you're booked on a long-haul holiday departing after November 1, 2023, you'll receive a complimentary Water to Go bottle, sent to your home address 2 or 3 weeks before your holiday. Thank you for being a part of our sustainable journey!

Travel Document Checklist

To ensure your holiday gets off to a good start, please make sure that you bring the following documents and information with you:

  • Passport (make sure it's yours and valid)
  • Your travel tickets or e-ticket itinerary
  • Any visa or electronic travel authorisation (if required)
  • Holiday currency
  • Credit or debit cards (and separate details of who to call if lost)
  • Car parking ticket and car park directions (if prebooked)
  • Coach or rail travel tickets (if prebooked)
  • Your holiday Booking Confirmation document
  • Your travel insurance details
  • Alternative form of identification (such as a driving licence)
  • Photocopy of the personal details pages of your passport
  • A valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) if relevant
  • Details of any medical condition or allergy your holiday leader should know about

Electricity in France

Electricity is supplied at 220 Volts. If you wish to use electrical equipment you will need a European two pin adaptor with round pins. More information can be found at https://www.power-plugs-sockets.com/

Maps & Guidebooks

Ideal Maps & Guidebooks

The Rough Guide to France has about 50 pages on the Avignon region and a couple of pages on Avignon itself.

The Avignon Tourist Office’s website is www.avignon-tourisme.com with lots of information on all sorts of things in Avignon itself. 

The Map Shop

If you cannot find the maps or books locally we recommend:

The Map Shop
5 High Street
Upton upon Severn, Worcs

Tel: 01684 593 146
Website: www.themapshop.co.uk
E-mail: themapshop@btinternet.com

If you key many of the local places mentioned in this holiday fact sheet into YouTube, you will find a vast array of spectacular footage of the area.

Staying Healthy on Holiday

Country Health

No compulsory immunisations are required for visits to France.

You should be up to date with the usual immunisations recommended in the UK.

You may wish to consider immunisations against Tetanus and Tick-borne Encephalitis

Further Health Advice

For further advice please visit:

You might wish to take a small bottle of antibacterial hand gel with you for times when you're unable to wash your hands.

Travel Insurance


Starting January 1st, 2021, you, as a UK traveller, can continue using your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) throughout its valid five-year period, granting you access to medical assistance during your holiday until its expiry date. Be aware, though, that this coverage will no longer extend to Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, or Switzerland. In case you don't have a valid EHIC, you can apply for a new UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC), which will replace the EHIC as it gets phased out.

It's essential to emphasize that the EHIC/GHIC, while valuable, should not be regarded as a substitute for comprehensive medical or travel insurance. For your peace of mind and comprehensive coverage, considering additional insurance is highly recommended.

For more information, please visit www.nhs.uk/ehic

Travel Insurance

It’s a condition of booking that you obtain adequate travel insurance, from a reputable provider, to undertake the holiday, including UK trips chiefly due to the cancellation element of cover.

The policy must cover the period from the date of booking to the last day of your trip and should include, as a minimum, cover for: medical expenses (including the consequences of a Covid positive test result), mountain rescue including helicopter rescue, death, repatriation, cancellation and curtailment and shall not have exclusion clauses limiting cover for the activities you will partake in on your trip, including altitudes reached in the holiday arrangement. It is your responsibility to check that your policy is adequate for the nature and destination of the holiday booked.

Once you have obtained your travel insurance, please provide us with the name of your travel insurer, the policy number and the insurer’s 24 hour emergency assistance number.

In the event that you fail to obtain suitable Travel Insurance we shall not be liable for any costs incurred or claims made against us due to your failure to comply with this term.

If travelling outside the UK you must carry proof of insurance with you and produce it if reasonably requested to do so by RWH Travel staff, tour leaders or suppliers. No refunds will be made should you be excluded from the walking programme through being uninsured or you being unable to demonstrate that you are insured.

Our house broker MPI should be considered for whom we are an affiliate and contact information is on our website and will be referred to in your booking confirmation.

If you are travelling to an EU country or Switzerland please also ensure that you have either an existing valid EU EHIC card (European Health Insurance Card) or a valid UK GHIC (Global Health Insurance Card). You can apply for a UK GHIC free of charge on the NHS website at https://services.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/cra/start.


It is important to ensure while purchasing insurance that you are insured for guided walking upto 1000m.

Our Ethos

Responsible Travel

We are dedicated to promoting responsible travel practices that prioritise the well-being of both the environment and local communities. We believe in the transformative power of travel and aim to minimize our ecological footprint by selecting eco-friendly accommodations, encouraging waste reduction, and supporting sustainable transportation options where possible. Our walking tours are designed to immerse participants in the local culture, fostering meaningful connections with the communities we visit. We strive to leave a positive impact by engaging in responsible tourism activities, respecting local customs, and contributing to the preservation of natural landscapes. Through our commitment to responsible travel, we aim to create enriching experiences for our guests while actively contributing to the conservation of the destinations we explore.

Heart and Sole

We appreciate that we are in a fortunate position to be able to use our profits to help make a difference to people's lives. Heart & Sole is a venture managed by our office staff, whose aim is to reach the heart of the communities in the countries we visit. Through Heart & Sole, we hope to make more of a long term, direct impact to these communities, particularly in less developed countries where even a small amount goes a long way. 

The Ramble Worldwide Outdoor Trust

Unlike many other tour operators, we take pride in our unique approach. Ramble Worldwide channels its surplus profits back into various outdoor, walking-related, or environmental conservation projects in the UK through our own trust. When you choose us, you contribute to this impactful initiative.

The Ramble Worldwide Outdoor Trust is passionate about making the outdoors more accessible for more people from all communities. We grant funds to many organisations and have recently partnered with Mind Over Mountains, Adaptive Grand Slam and other groups to create an enduring impact on people’s lives and to support them to enjoy the outdoors. In addition, the Trust makes many small grants to local organisations such as Ramblers Groups, Walkers are Welcome, My kind of Books and recently provided a small grant, via his scouting group, to enable a young man whose family had fallen on hard times to complete his DofE Gold award.

Patron of the Trust is the renowned explorer, Mark Wood. Over 20 years Mark has undertaken expeditions to some of the most remote parts of our planet. Our shared values make for an exciting partnership, and we believe that by standing shoulder to shoulder we can encourage people from all communities to enjoy being active outdoors in whatever way suits them best.

For more comprehensive details, please visit the 'About' section on our website and click on the Charitable Trust link. Your choice to travel with us goes beyond a memorable vacation; it contributes to meaningful projects that have a positive impact on our community and environment.


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  • Currency

    Euro; CFP Franc

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  • Time Difference

    UTC +02:00

  • Flight duration

    1.5hrs from UK

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No Visa Required

Average weather

  • January


    Avg. Rain: 65mm

  • February


    Avg. Rain: 56mm

  • March


    Avg. Rain: 55mm

  • April


    Avg. Rain: 59mm

  • May


    Avg. Rain: 66mm

  • June


    Avg. Rain: 58mm

  • July


    Avg. Rain: 51mm

  • August


    Avg. Rain: 56mm

  • September


    Avg. Rain: 66mm

  • October


    Avg. Rain: 79mm

  • November


    Avg. Rain: 76mm

  • December


    Avg. Rain: 74mm

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