It is our wish that you thoroughly enjoy your Solos holiday and therefore we would urge you to read the following booking conditions and important information before booking your holiday. Your holiday contract will be with Hidden Travel Group Limited trading as Solos Holidays whose registered office is Whittington Hall, Whittington Road, Whittington, Worcester WR5 2ZX. Solos Holidays is fully bonded under Air Travel Organisers Licence number 4029. If there is anything you do not understand or want to know, please contact us as soon as possible. The following conditions, together with the relevant information set out in the website, will form part of your contract with Solos Holidays.
When you buy an ATOL protected air holiday package and flights from us you will receive a Confirmation Invoice from us (or via our authorised agent through which you booked) confirming your arrangements and your protection under our Air Travel Organiser’s Licence number 4029. In the unlikely event of our insolvency, the CAA will ensure that you are not stranded abroad and will arrange to refund any money you have paid to us for an advance booking. £2.50 per person of the total cost of this air holiday package as indicated on your invoice is paid to the Civil Aviation Authority to provide ATOL Protection to you. This amount is subject to change at any time as advised to Hidden Travel Group Limited by the CAA. This means the money paid for these arrangements is fully protected. For more information visit www.atol.org.uk.
The Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust Limited (ABTOT) provides financial protection under The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 for Hidden Travel Group (5206), and in the event of their insolvency, protection is provided for the following:
ABTOT cover provides for a refund in the event you have not yet travelled or repatriation if transportation was included in your package. Please note that bookings made outside the UK are only protected by ABTOT when purchased directly with Hidden Travel Group.
In the unlikely event that you require assistance whilst abroad due to our financial failure, please call our 24/7 helpline on 01702 811397 and advise you are a customer of an ABTOT protected travel company.
You can access The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 here: https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2018/634/contents/made
When you make a booking, you guarantee that you have the authority to accept and do accept the terms of these booking conditions. Your contract with Solos Holidays is made once the following steps have been fulfilled:
a) You have paid the required deposit.
b) Solos Holidays confirmation invoice has been sent to you. Your contract with Hidden Travel Group Limited commences on the date of issue of your confirmation invoice. You must check your invoice carefully and raise any queries with Solos Holidays immediately upon receipt. This contract is made on the terms of these booking conditions, which are governed by English Law, and the jurisdiction of the English Courts.
For all events and holidays, full payment must be made to Solos Holidays at least 84 days prior to departure except for ocean cruises which will be 100 days prior to departure. If you book less than 70 days prior to departure you must pay the full price when you book. Payment may be made by card, cheque or bank transfer. For your security we will raise a payment link for card transactions so that you can enter your card details in to our payment portal to ensure data protection. Cheques must be made payable to Hidden Travel Group Ltd t/a Solos Holidays. Bank transfers can be carried out using the following details – Account Name: Hidden Travel Group Ltd T/A Solos Holidays, Account Number: 7551 3332, Sort Code: 40-11-18. Alternatively you can request a payment link from us to complete the BACS transfer directly through your personal electronic device. Please note, failure to pay on time may result in cancellation.
If you wish to alter or transfer your booking to another date or holiday, after we have sent you the confirmation invoice, we will do our best to arrange this, but we regret that it may not always be possible. You must e-mail or write to us with details of the alteration requested at least 84 days before departure. If a transfer is possible, there will be an administration charge of £20 for UK holidays and events and £35 for all flight inclusive holidays. Should you wish to transfer from a cruise to another holiday, this will incur a full loss of deposit. You will also be required to pay any additional costs or price differences arising. Changes made 83 days or less before departure will incur cancellation charges, see section 6.
Note: Certain travel arrangements (e.g. flights) may not be changeable after a reservation has been made and any alteration request could incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of that part of the arrangements. If we need to change any flights on your behalf you could be subject to fare increases and airline administration fees. See also Section 20.
These include, but are not restricted to, any sightseeing trips, events or other tours either attended in resort or land-based ‘shore’ excursions for which additional payment is required. Sightseeing and Excursions can either be booked in resort or on board (“More to explore” or “Optional excursions” items) or pre-booked and paid for when you book your Package with us (“What’s included” items). All sightseeing and excursions are supplied by third party suppliers and are subject to the relevant sections of these conditions. We accept, subject to these conditions, responsibility for pre-booked sightseeing and excursions. However, sightseeing and excursions booked in resort do not form part of your Package and are not governed by the Package Travel, Package Holiday and Package Tours Regulations 1992. We do not have any responsibility or liability whatsoever for anything which may go wrong on a sightseeing and excursion booked in resort. We, our Tour Leaders, suppliers, employees or agents are acting, depending upon the actual sightseeing and excursion booking, either as agents for the relevant resort sightseeing and excursion supplier or as agent for you. In any event, the contract for any resort-booked sightseeing and excursion booking is between you and the sightseeing and excursion provider and such sightseeing and excursions are only available in accordance with the terms of the third party supplier. It is your responsibility to note carefully any conditions of contract contained in any resort-booked sightseeing and excursion, literature, ticket or receipt you are given. For resort-booked sightseeing and excursions, you may be subject to the laws and any relevant safety standards of the country in which you take your excursion and may be required to bring any disputes or claims before the Courts of that country also.
Details of what is included in your holiday/event can be found in the “Useful Information” paragraph on solosholidays.co.uk/important-information. The following items are examples of what is not included: holiday insurance, personal expenses, visa fees, overseas airport taxes, excess baggage charges, gratuities, sports equipment carriage, local charges for facilities and equipment, any new government compulsory charges, sightseeing and excursions booked in resort and some airline inflight meals.
Should you wish to cancel your confirmed booking, notification by email or in writing must be received at our offices from the person who made the booking. Verbal notification is not sufficient. The following charges will apply from the date on which written notification is received by Solos Holidays to compensate Solos for estimated losses and expenses. For scheduled flights, regional flights and flights with no-frills airlines, 100% cancellation charges may apply regardless of the time at which you tell us.
If the reason for your cancellation is covered under the terms of your insurance policy and you follow the procedure laid down by the insurers, you may be able to reclaim the cancellation charges, subject to any policy excess.
The figures are expressed as percentages of the total price excluding insurance, administration charges, and ATOL levy which are forfeited in full.
UK Breaks & Events – £50 deposit
Overseas Holidays – £200 deposit
More than 84 days prior to departure – loss of deposit
36–83 days 35% of the total cost of the holiday
22–35 days 50% of the total cost of the holiday
11–21 days 80% of the total cost of the holiday
1-10 days 100% of the total cost of the holiday
All Cruises – £400 deposit or 20% of cruise value
More than 100 days prior to departure – loss of deposit
71–99 days 30% of the total cost of the holiday
50–70 days 50% of the total cost of the holiday
29–49 days 75% of the total cost of the holiday
28-1 days 100% of the total cost of the holiday
NB: Cancellation charges may be higher for upgraded cabins
NB: Some suppliers have conditions which require the payment of higher or different charges (including 100% cancellation charges well in advance of the normal balance due date) which you will have to pay in the event of cancellation. You will be advised at the time of booking if this is the case for your holiday. See also Section 20
If you have a special request that does not form part of the arrangements described on the website, please check at time of booking and inform us in writing. We will pass on your request(s) to the relevant supplier but cannot guarantee that requests will be met and they do not form part of our contracted obligations. Special requests for in-flight meals etc. should be made at the time of booking. We will make every effort to comply with your requests but cannot guarantee that they will be provided and strongly recommend that you repeat your request to the airline or hotel at the appropriate time.
If you have cause for complaint whilst away, this must be brought to the attention of the Solos Holidays Tour Leader or local representative and the relevant supplier (e.g. hotelier, airline) immediately who will endeavour to put things right. Failure to report your complaint in this way may jeopardise any claim you subsequently make and possibly reduce or even extinguish any compensation or refund entitlement you may have had. Should the Tour Leader, local representative or relevant supplier be unable to resolve the problem in resort, you may be asked to complete a written report. Details of the complaint should in any event be notified to Solos Holidays in writing at our UK head office within 28 days of the end of the break, quoting your booking number.
Prices published on the website supersede those printed in all previous editions of the Solos Holidays brochure and other promotional material, but may, themselves, become superseded. For current prices, (subject to availability), please see our website or contact reservations on 020 8951 2900. We reserve the right to alter the price of any of the holidays/ events shown on our website. You will be advised of the current price of the holiday/event that you wish to book before your contract is confirmed. Changes in transportation costs, including the cost of fuel, dues, taxes or fees chargeable for services such as landing taxes or embarkation or disembarkation fees at ports and airports and exchange rates mean that the price of your travel arrangements may change after you have booked. In this case we will absorb and you will not be charged for any increase equivalent to 2% of the price, which excludes any administration charges. You will be charged for the amount over and above that, plus an administration charge of £1.00 per person together with an amount to cover agents’ commission (if applicable). If this means paying more than 10% of the price you will be entitled to cancel your holiday/event with a full refund of all monies paid, except for amendment charges. Should you decide to cancel because of this, you must exercise your right to do so within 14 days from the issue date printed on the latest invoice. However there will be no change within 30 days of your departure. All prices quoted on the website are calculated and bought on rates of exchange in existence at the time of publication. See also Section 20.
Whilst everything will be done to provide the holidays/ events shown, Solos Holidays may occasionally have to change your holiday arrangements or part of them. Solos Holidays reserves the right to do so at any time. Most alterations are minor and should not affect the overall enjoyment of your break. In the case of minor alterations, we will do our best to notify you before departure. If we have to make significant alterations to your arrangements we will notify you as quickly as possible.
You may then:
a) accept the change and the contract will be varied to incorporate the change.
b) take an alternative break subject to availability. If the alternative is of a lower price than that originally confirmed, the difference will be refunded to you.
c) withdraw from the booking completely in which case Solos Holidays will make a full refund of all monies paid by you except for any administration charges paid. Where any compensation is due, this will be agreed on a reasonable basis and, where appropriate, the terms of International Conventions will apply. Compensation will not be payable if we have to make a significant change due to reasons of force majeure, see section 11. Significant changes include the following: change of UK departure airport other than between Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and London City. Change of time of departure or arrival by more than 12 hours; change of resort; change of accommodation to that of a lower category.
Cancellation may be necessary in exceptional circumstances and Solos reserves the right at its absolute discretion to cancel your booking at any time. If this occurs, you will be offered an alternative booking of comparable standard (if available) together with a refund of any price difference or a full and prompt refund of all monies you have paid, except for any amendment charges. Other than for reasons of force majeure or where you fail to make payment in whole or in part, will your booking be cancelled within 4 weeks of departure. Force majeure means unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond Solos Holidays control or the control of our suppliers, the consequence of which neither Solos Holidays nor its suppliers could avoid even with all due care, including, but not limited to, war, threat of war, riot, civil strife, terrorist activity, (actual or threatened), industrial dispute, airspace closure, unavoidable technical problems with transport, machinery or equipment, power failure, changes imposed by our airspace closure rescheduling or cancellation of flights by an airline, natural or nuclear disaster, fire, flood, drought, adverse weather conditions, epidemics or outbreaks of illness and level of water in rivers. Solos Holidays will not pay any compensation, nor be responsible for any costs or expenses incurred by you as a result, including any additional accommodation, flights, car hire, equipment hire or excursions booked by you. See also Section 20.
All holidays and events are based on a minimum number and Solos Holidays reserve the right to cancel a tour if such numbers are not reached (ocean cruises will operate with only one passenger not accompanied by a Solos Tour Leader and cancellation will be subject to the appropriate charges). You will then have the choice of booking an alternative break with us, changing your departure date at the appropriate additional cost or a reduction depending on cost, or a full refund, but excluding any amendment charges paid.
a) Our obligations, and those of our suppliers providing any service or facility on your holiday/ event, are to take reasonable skill and care to arrange for the provision of such services and facilities and, where we or our supplier are actually providing the service or facility, to provide them with reasonable skill and care. Compliance with any applicable regulatory requirements (for example, those of the Civil Aviation Authority) will be proper performance of our, and our suppliers’, obligations. Health and Safety standards applicable to the services provided by us under this contract should meet the local standards applicable to your holiday destination. However you should note these standards vary widely across our programme and may not match those standards applicable in the UK. You must show that reasonable skill and care has not been used if you wish to make any claim.
b) For claims which do not involve death or personal injury, we accept liability, subject to a) above and e) below, should any part of your holiday not be as described on the website by us before you leave the U.K. If we have liability, we will, subject to sections c) and f) and section 15 below, pay you reasonable compensation. However, the maximum we will pay you in any circumstances is twice the price of the holiday. This maximum will only be payable when every aspect of your holiday has gone wrong and you have not received any benefit. Any sums received by you from suppliers, will be deducted from any sum paid to you as compensation by us.
c) Where a flight ticket is downgraded or a flight cancelled, delayed, or boarding is denied by any carrier in circumstances which would entitle you to compensation under EU law (Regulation 261/2004) (the “Denied Boarding Regulations”), then you are obliged to claim the appropriate sums pursuant to those Regulations from the carrier. Any sums received by you in this respect constitute the full amount of your entitlement to compensation for all matters flowing from the carrier’s actions and which fall within the scope of the Denied Boarding Regulations. If, for any reason, you do not claim against the carrier and make a claim for compensation from us, you must, at the time of payment of any compensation to you, make a complete assignment to us of the rights you have against the carrier in relation to the claim that gives rise to that compensation payment.
d) For claims which involve death or personal injury as a result of an activity forming part of your holiday/ event, we have liability subject to section a) above and e) below. If we accept liability, we will, subject to sections f) and g) and section 15 below, pay you reasonable compensation.
e) We accept liability in accordance with sections a), b) and d) above and subject to sections f) and g) and clause 14 below except where the cause of the failure in your holiday or any death or personal injury you may suffer is not due to any fault on our part or that of our agents or suppliers, and is either attributable to you, or attributable to someone unconnected with the Package and is unforeseeable or unavoidable, or due to unusual or unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all due care had been exercised, or an event which neither we, nor our agents or suppliers could have foreseen or forestalled.
f) You are obliged to assist us in recovering from any third party any sum which may compensate us for any sums we pay you. In particular, you are obliged to assign to us any rights that you may have against any other person whose acts or omissions have caused or contributed to our legal liability to pay you compensation. You must also provide us with all assistance we may reasonably require. Finally, you must follow the procedures for the notification of complaints set out in the clause above entitled ‘If You Have A Complaint’.
g) Should you become ill while on your holiday, you must, in addition to reporting your illness to your accommodation provider, consult a local doctor and also consult your GP upon your return to the UK. Should you then wish to make a claim against us as a result of that illness, you must provide us with details of both the local doctor whom you saw and your GP, together with written authority for us to obtain a medical report from both those doctors. Our liability will also be limited in accordance with and/or in an identical manner to (a) the contractual terms of the companies that provide the transportation for your travel arrangements. These terms are incorporated into this contract; and (b) any relevant international convention as set out in section 14 below. You can ask for copies of the transport companies’ contractual terms, or the international conventions by contacting us at our registered office. See also Section 20
If any international convention applies to or governs any of the services or facilities arranged or provided by us, or provided by any of our suppliers, and you make a claim against us of any nature arising out of death, injury, loss or damage suffered during or as a result of the provision of those services or facilities, our liability to pay you compensation and/or the amount (if any) of compensation payable to you by us will be limited in accordance with and/or in an identical manner to that provided for by the international convention concerned (in each case including in respect of the conditions of liability, the time for bringing any claim and the type and amount of any damages that can be awarded). International Conventions which may apply include: in respect of international air travel, the Warsaw Convention 1929 (including as amended by the Hague Protocol of 1955 and by any of the additional Montreal Protocol of 1975) or the Montreal Convention 1999; in respect of rail travel, the Berne Convention 1961; in respect of carriage by sea, the Athens Convention 1974; in respect of carriage by road, the Geneva Convention 1973; and, in respect of the provision of accommodation, the Paris Convention 1962, which limit the amount of compensation that you can claim for death, injury, delay to passengers and loss, damage and delay to luggage. You can get copies of the relevant conventions if you ask us. For the avoidance of doubt, this means that we are to be regarded as having all benefit of any limitations of compensation contained in any of these conventions or any other international conventions applicable to your travel arrangements.
Whereas it continues to be our basic principle to provide accommodation for single occupancy (without supplement) there are certain parts of the world, North America for example, where there is a significant difference in the price for single and double occupancy (they sell a room not a bed). Therefore in order to keep our holiday costs as low as possible, we do sometimes quote both single and sharing prices. However, where shared accommodation is the option chosen and it is not possible to match equal numbers then we reserve the right to charge a single supplement to the last person booked.
Every effort is made to ensure that the details, description and prices on our website are correct, based on inspections, or information passed to Solos by its suppliers. However, changes do occur, sometimes at short notice and therefore we will advise you at the time of booking, or if after booking as soon as possible of any such changes to our published information. It is not always possible for Solos Holidays to control all elements of the holiday/events whereby advertised facilities can sometimes become unavailable at short notice due to inclement weather conditions, lack of demand, emergency repair works, etc.
Many of these holidays involve travelling, touring, local flights or cruises, sometimes long distances and across borders. Whilst we make every effort to adhere to the itinerary printed it should be understood that changes may be necessary once the holiday has commenced due to influences such as weather, political, or transportation conditions.
If, after your departure, a significant part of your Package cannot be provided, you will be offered a suitable alternative, if possible. If it is not possible to offer you a suitable alternative or, for good reasons, you do not accept the alternative arrangements, we will return you to the place of your UK international departure. If appropriate, we will also pay you compensation, unless your return has been due to circumstances beyond our control. The amount of compensation will be reasonable, taking account of all the circumstances. See also Section 20.
Government legislation requires all carriers (air, sea and rail) due to arrive in or depart the UK to submit detailed passenger information prior to travel. This means that Solos Holidays will need to collect passport information from all travellers prior to travel so that all air, sea and rail tickets can be issued. For further information about e-borders please visit www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk
If any part of these Booking Conditions is found to be invalid, or unenforceable, then the remainder of the conditions will not be affected, and remain valid and enforceable.
Unless otherwise notified, Solos acts as agent on behalf of all cruise companies (referred to as “Principals”) featured. The terms and conditions of these Principals will apply and copy is available on request.
a) We acknowledge the ongoing COVID-19 global crisis and accept our obligations to comply with any official guidance from governments or local authorities, both in the UK and whilst in destination.
We will have no liability for any refunds, compensation, costs, expenses or other losses of any kind incurred by you (including, where applicable, the cost of medical treatment), in the following circumstances:
(i) If you, or anyone in your booking party, test positive for Covid-19 and have to quarantine for a period of time, or are notified or otherwise become aware that you have, or suspect you may have, come into close contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19 (or where they otherwise suspect they may have Covid-19) and have to self-isolate for a period of time. If this happens you may have to cancel your booking, in which case our standard cancellation charges shall apply as of the date we receive notice of cancellation from the lead name. You may be able to claim these charges back from your travel insurance.
If this happens whilst you are in destination, please notify us without delay and we will provide such reasonable assistance as we can in the circumstances. However, we will not be responsible for covering the cost of any curtailment of your booking, missed transport arrangements, additional accommodation required (either in the UK or in destination, prior to your departure), or other associated costs incurred by you. You must ensure you have travel insurance which covers these costs.
(ii) You fail any tests, checks or other measures imposed by a supplier, airline, port or airport, border control authority or other government body or local authority or fail to submit for testing or assessment when requested to do so and, as such, you are denied entry to board the flight, entry to the destination, access to the services or you are otherwise unable to proceed with your booking, or that portion of your booking.
b) You also acknowledge that the suppliers providing your booking and associated travel services, including airlines, hotels and excursion providers, will need to comply with national and/or local guidance and requirements relating to Covid-19 and have implemented certain measures as a result. This will likely include specific requirements regarding personal protective equipment, such as use of face-masks by staff (and you may be required to wear a face-mask as well), social distancing, maximum number restrictions on the use of certain facilities, designated alternative entrance and exit routes, mandatory hand sanitisation, limited entertainment options, limited food/drink availability and amendments to the usual or normally expected safety standards and procedures. We do not expect these measures to have a significant impact on your enjoyment of your booking and all measures will be taken with the purpose of securing your safety and those around.
It is imperative that you are adequately insured for overseas holidays ensuring that your policy provides, in particular, cover for medical expenses, emergency treatment, emergency/helicopter rescue and repatriation where necessary. If you suffer from a disability or medical condition you must disclose this to insurers and to us. We offer an insurance scheme available to UK citizens (see https://www.solosholidays. co.uk/insurance). If you wish to arrange your own insurance, details should be advised at the time of booking and a copy of the policy given to your Tour Leader. You should ensure that the insurance you purchase provides adequate cover for any activities you may undertake during the course of your holiday.
There is often confusion on the question of gratuities, since it frequently depends on the type of holiday, the location and, of course, your attitude towards tipping, as to what is normally expected. In order to give you a rough idea, we will give appropriate guidance in the information sent with your travel documents. The Tour Leader will be on hand to offer advice or suggestions, if required, but we stress that gratuities are offered entirely at the discretion of the individual.
It is common practice that hotels may ask for a debit or credit card as security deposit for incidentals charged to the room. If you decline to provide this information, your check-in may be refused, resulting in the termination of your Solos holiday. Solos can take no responsibility for any loss incurred under these circumstances.
Some destinations featured do have quieter ‘off peak’ periods when you can take advantage of uncrowded resorts and more personal attention from hotel staff at value for money prices. Some destinations are developing where such quiet periods exist throughout the year. At these times hotels, local bars and restaurants may scale down some of their facilities to match demand.
To enable us to offer you an efficient and professional service, we are committed to ongoing training, part of which sometimes involves the recording of phone calls.
In your own interest, you must be confident that your medical and physical condition is suited to the holiday you have chosen. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the activities booked. In making a booking, you declare and warrant that you have disclosed to us every matter concerning your health and mental and physical fitness of which you are aware, or ought reasonably to be expected to know, that is relevant to our decision to permit you to go on the holiday you have chosen. Upon any adverse change in your health and fitness that may be likely to affect our decision to accept the risk of permitting you to go on the holiday, you must notify us immediately in writing of any such adverse change. You acknowledge that the obligation to disclose continues from the time of booking the tour through to departure and extends for the duration of the tour. If you fail to comply with the duty of disclosure and if we would not have permitted you to undertake the tour, or continue participation of the tour, had you made full disclosure under this condition, Solos and any employees, officers or agents will not be liable for any loss, damage, injury or death sustained by you of whatever kind, nature or description that may arise or is sustained as a result of participation on the tour, unless such loss, damage, injury or death arises out of the breach of legal duty of Solos or its suppliers. Tours sometimes take place in remote areas where there is little or no access to normal medical services or hospital facilities for serious problems. Where necessary, evacuation can be prolonged, difficult and expensive. Medical and evacuation expenses will be your responsibility. We reserve the right at our absolute discretion to refuse you the right to participate in a tour on medical or fitness grounds. If in doubt please consult our reservation staff or your doctor and be sure to advise us of any condition we should be aware of. Tour Leaders will not be in a position to provide extra assistance to any individual which could reduce their effectiveness for the rest of the group. We appreciate that some clients may have special needs, and/or specific requirements to enable them to enjoy their holiday. Please ask for our ‘Special Needs’ form, so that we can assess your position in relation to the holiday required. Please note that we may not be able to provide the holiday of your choice.
Any person considered to be behaving in an antisocial manner and/or under the influence of alcohol or drugs may be refused boarding or removed from any flight. If in our reasonable opinion or in the opinion of our Tour Leader, a Hotel Manager or other person in authority, your behaviour is causing danger, damage or affecting the enjoyment of others, we reserve the right to terminate your holiday. Inappropriate behaviour can lead to Solos refusing to accept any future bookings from the individual concerned. Such individuals may also be liable for prosecution. Solos Holidays can take no responsibility for any additional expenses incurred or loss of holiday by individuals in any such circumstances. The company cannot accept any responsibility for the actions of other people outside its control.
Alongside every tour we list an average maximum daily temperature for that destination. Please bear in mind that this information is for guidance only. Climate changes across the world in recent years have made it impossible to predict weather anywhere. Activity, worldwide and golf holidays especially may be affected by poor weather conditions such as golf greens which can take time to recover, walking routes and subsequent alteration of included activity. It is never possible to predict the weather perfectly and we cannot be held responsible for the weather conditions at the time of your holiday. In particular hurricanes and tropical storms can affect the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico regions, usually between June to November. As the storms’ path and duration cannot be predicted accurately and if your holiday is cancelled or changed as a result of their actual or predicted effects, this will be included as an ‘event beyond our control’, see paragraph 11.
We take the safety of our customers very seriously. If the Foreign Office advises that people should not visit a particular country we will tell you and try to arrange an alternative holiday for you. The Foreign and Commonwealth Travel Advice Unit may issue information about your holiday destination. You are advised to check for any announcements on the internet at www.fco.gov.uk, or by calling 020 7008 1500. Standards of hygiene and safety in other countries may differ from those in the UK so please take care, particularly with your choice of food or drink. The suppliers we use are required to meet local health and safety standards and where possible we work with local suppliers to raise standards. However, you must take all reasonable precautions to protect yourself while on holiday. In particular, note fire procedures (alarm systems may not always be present), the design of swimming pools (lifeguards are unlikely to be present) and the height of balconies (which may be lower than expected). Note that areas around your holiday accommodation do not form part of your booking, for example the sea, beaches, roads, mountains and ski lifts etc and that you are also responsible for taking reasonable care for your own safety in these areas. Where our Tour Leaders recommend or use establishments as part of their resort services to you, please note their use of such establishments is operated in good faith and based upon their own views and experiences and therefore contain elements of subjective opinion. Crimes against people and property are a fact of life throughout the world and you have the same responsibility for your personal safety as you do at home. In some destinations the local police may not be very cooperative or interested when theft is reported or insurance confirmation is needed, so please take great care of your property.
We reserve the right to substitute airlines and/or aircraft, or change the destination or city departure airport. Such changes will not constitute a significant alteration as defined in paragraph 10 of the Solos Holidays Booking Conditions. Should you wish to cancel your holiday as a result of such a change, cancellation charges will be applied in accordance with paragraph 6 of the Solos Holidays Booking Conditions. Direct flights are flights where there is no change of aeroplane en route. They are not necessarily non-stop.
We are required to advise you of the airline flight carrier(s) at the time of booking. If the airline flight carrier(s) is not known, we will advise you of the likely carrier(s) that will operate your flights(s). Any changes to the airline flight carrier(s) after your booking has been confirmed, will be notified to you as soon as possible and will constitute a minor change.
Where flight timings are given, they are for your guidance only, and you should refer to your tickets for the actual flight times, although there will be occasions when these may also change.
Regrettably we cannot guarantee that your flight will not be subject to delay. Whatever the nature of a delay, these are the responsibility of the carrier, and subject to their Conditions of Carriage. Your attention is drawn to section 14 of the Solos Holidays Booking Agreement in this respect. The provision of subsistence, and/or accommodation, during the period of a delay, is also the responsibility of the carrier. In the event that a delay results in lost holiday time, Solos Holidays cannot make any refund of unused accommodation or meal arrangement, as they are not re-sold, and full cancellation charges will be applied by the hotel. No adjustment can be made to the holiday arrangements to take account of a delay. Please pay particular attention to this section when booking your own independent domestic flights, train or taxi connections, and allow sufficient time. Solos cannot accept any liability for missed connections, cancellation charges, or other consequential loss resulting from a delay, unless the arrangements in question are booked by us as a part of the inclusive package. Due to the nature and timing of aircraft chartering and scheduling, we cannot confirm at the time of going to press the precise airline for charter flights, nor the precise type of aircraft for charter or scheduled flights on each individual tour. If you choose not to take advantage of flights provided by Solos Holidays as part of the package and opt to book your own flight or make your own travel arrangements, we cannot be held responsible for any costs incurred through schedule changes.
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All customers travelling outside the UK are required to hold a current 10 year passport which is valid for 6 months after your date of return. All costs incurred in obtaining such documentation should be obtained by you. Your specific passport and visa requirements, and other immigration requirements are your sole responsibility and you should confirm these with the relevant embassies and/or consulates of the countries in which you are planning to travel. We regret cannot accept liability if you are refused entry on to any transport or into any country due to the failure on your part to carry the correct documentation. If you are not a British citizen and do not hold a British passport, you must make your own enquiries as to the applicable requirements.
Any special requests must be advised at the time of booking. Although we will endeavour to pass any requests on to the relevant supplier, no guarantee that any request will be met. Any medical requests which may affect your accommodation, flight or transfer must be declared at the time of booking. We may be able to assist you in considering the suitability of the arrangements before confirming the reservation. This also includes any medical condition or disability which may affect your booking arrangements after your booking has been confirmed.
If you would prefer to travel directly to your holiday location from a regional airport, please call our Reservations team to discuss or check our website where available options are. In these circumstances, we will happily make this booking for you and add the difference in cost of the new flight to your reservation. Please note that flight prices are set by the airlines and often fluctuate from day to day. It is Solos policy to pass on the charge made by the airline for the regional flight and any variation in price is strictly out of our control. Please note there may be occasions when we are unable to offer direct regional flights in order to manage our committed seats, as advertised within the holiday package. When we book regional flights on your behalf, full payment of the regional flight will be taken at the time of booking to secure the fare quoted, this is in addition to the holiday deposit or included in your full balance if booking inside of 12 weeks. You should be aware that, when travelling from a regional airport, you may not meet other Solos customers until you arrive at your hotel in resort. For more information please see solosholidays.co.uk/regional-flights.
This forms part of your package and we will help in the case of international schedule changes or unforeseen date changes by us, after your booking has been made. If we cancel your holiday due to low numbers, we will cancel your connecting flight at no charge to you. Payment for connecting flights is taken at time of booking, is non-refundable and is subject to an administration fee of £15.
This does not form part of your package and you will be responsible for any changes required in the case of international schedule changes or unforeseen date changes by us, after your booking has been made. If we cancel your holiday due to low numbers, we will not be responsible for your connecting flights. We recommend a minimum of 3 hours connecting time between international and domestic flights (luggage will not be able to be checked-through).
If you would prefer to book your own flight, we are happy to quote the holiday price for land only. This means that both the flight cost and the transfers will be deducted. If we cancel your holiday due to low numbers, we will not be responsible for your flights. Please note that there may be occasions when we are unable to offer a land only package in order to manage our committed seats and hotel rooms.
If you are taking your own flights (see Land Only) or we have booked a direct regional flight for you that has not been included in the package, you will have the choice, where possible, of joining the Solos group transfer or booking a separate transfer (at an additional cost). Please note this may be on your own, with another Solos customer or a shuttle transfer with non-Solos customers. It is important to note that we are not able to accept responsibility for missed transfers due to flight delays or any other circumstances beyond our control, such as schedule changes. If these changes result in the need for you to have a separate transfer, these costs will be passed on to you.
Many airlines no longer provide a pre-bookable meal service on short-haul flights but meals and snacks may be purchased on board.
On some holidays, our Tour Leaders will be travelling with the group, and on some holidays they will already be in the resort waiting to greet you on arrival at either the airport or the hotel. If you think you may need extra assistance at the airport, please advise our Reservations team of your requirements so that these can be passed on to the airline. We recommend that you get to the airport at least 2 hours prior to departure as some airlines can close check-in up to 1 hour prior to departure and arriving late can mean being denied check-in and Boarding.
These are not shown in the brochure as they are subject to change. However the most up to date times are available on our website or you can call our Reservations team on 020 8951 2900.
All airlines insist that we adhere to strict deadlines for releasing any unsold seats back to them; this deadline is normally 2 months before the departure date of the holiday. This means that if you leave your booking until close to the departure date, it is sometimes impossible to obtain a seat for you on the group flight or at the group fare.
This can also be the case if we have sold all of our original allocation. In either case, it may mean additional costs for either the flight or for a separate transfer on top of the published price of the holiday. We therefore strongly recommend that you book your holiday preferably more than 8 weeks before the departure date. We understand that this is not always possible and therefore we will be happy to book you the best alternative available.
We offer a wide and varied range of holidays throughout the world, and in doing so use many different categories of hotels. Accommodation is chosen for each holiday based on a number of criteria including location of the property, room and hotel facilities, value for money, customer service and feedback from our team and customers.
Solos no longer uses its own tick ratings. Instead, wherever possible, we will advise you of the hotel’s official star rating. With this in mind, please be aware that standards can vary between hotels of the same rating in different countries and even in the same country. For example, city hotels that often cater for business as well as leisure travellers may well have higher standards than a beach resort hotel where the whole atmosphere tends to be more relaxed.
I was so nervous about embarking on my first Solos Holiday, but I shouldn’t have been – it was the best thing I have ever done!
Wow! Got to see the famous shipwreck beach in Zakynthos with Solos. Can’t wait to discover more of their destinations!
Our tour leader Monica was exceptional! Had such a good time and will be rebooking with Solos. Thanks for a great holiday!
Had the best time with Solos! Discovered beautiful destinations and met some lifelong friends.