Europe is re-opening for travel

Cliff views on the Sorrento Peninsula, Italy

Green & Amber list countries to travel to

Book & travel with confidence

We’re very excited that, on the back of the latest government announcement, Europe is beginning to open again for travel from the UK. It’s been a long time since we were able to explore somewhere new or share a hidden gem in one of our favourite destinations, and we’re looking forward to welcoming our guests back so they can immerse themselves in these incredible destinations with our expert leaders, on small group guided walking holidays.

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While travel abroad remains a little uncertain right now, The UK government have just confirmed that from 19 July, fully vaccinated travellers in England (and their children under 18) will no longer be required to quarantine when returning from amber-list countries, and that there will be reduced PCR testing requirements. This is a hugely positive step for those who have received both jabs, and a massive step towards a wider reopening of travel, paving the way for a whole host of countries to welcome back UK travellers.

This means that, in addition to Madeira, Malta and Croatia, which are on the UK Green List for travel, you will be able to travel to Amber list countries we love including Ireland, Italy, Greece, Spain (including Balearic Islands) and Portugal without having to quarantine upon return, if you are fully vaccinated.

So, whenever you're ready, we're ready to start the conversation. Perhaps there's a little flicker of an idea lurking at the back of your mind, or maybe you're dead set on where you're going to go on your next big trip. Do you need some serious inspiration? Whatever point you're at in the planning stages, it's never too early to bounce a few ideas around.

European Holidays operating in September & October with HF

Below are some of the destinations that our guests are starting to get in the diary for later this year. We expect them to prove particularly popular over the coming weeks. And while there are still a lot of complexities to navigate in the world of travel, that's where we come in. We're keeping fully in the know when it comes to each country's individual requirements and are here to guide you through the planning process, providing the utmost flexibility to make your experience completely hassle-free.

Things to remember

  • From 19 July 2021, if you're arriving in the UK from an amber list country, and you've been fully vaccinated, there will be no need to quarantine. Adults and children aged between 11 and 18 will have to take a pre-departure test (before leaving destination country to return to the UK) and a PCR test on or before the second day after returning home
  • Children aged 5–10 years will be required to PCR test on or before the second day after returning home only
  • Children aged under five are exempt from all testing and isolation requirements
  • Test packages must be booked and paid for before travelling from a list of government-approved testing providers
  • There must be no FCDO (Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office) restrictions for travel to your chosen destination
  • You must always check the entry requirements for your chosen destination both at the time of booking and prior to departure
Madeira guided walking holiday


Explore the Green Pearl of the Atlantic. Follow the famous levadas through the mountains draped in lush vegetation to uncover sweeping views and great cascades, and toast your good taste with a drop of local wine.
Take me to Madeira
Malta guided walking holiday

Maltese Archipelago

Discover prehistoric temples, dramatic coastal walks and rural inland paths on this warm, colourful Mediterranean island and uncover Neolithic temples, 4th century catacombs, Roman ruins and churches built by the Knights of St John.
Take me to Malta
Puglia guided walking holidays, Italy

Sorrento Peninsula

Enjoy a wonderful mix of walks through mountains and atop impossibly sheer-sided sea cliffs. Stroll the Path of the Gods and explore forests, with a day dedicated to immersing yourself in the history of Mount Vesuvious and the unfortunate town of Herculaneum.
Take me to Sorrento
Piedmont guided walking holiday, Italy


Be entranced by the beautiful rolling landscapes of the Piedmont wine-growing region of Italy, with its carpet of vineyards and hazelnut groves. On a clear day, the Matterhorn and Monte Rosa form a breathtaking and scenic backdrop.
Take me to Piedmont
Cinque Terre guided walking holidays, Italy

Cinque Terre

Walk along the spectacular coastal path with panoramic views as you explore the narrow, winding streets of each the fabled five villages and follow paths to secluded hamlets, vineyards and olive groves hidden in the hills above.
Take me to Cinque Terre
Evia guided walking holidays, Italy


Evia is much less visited than many other Greek islands. With its network of traditional paths between sleepy villages, beautiful Aegean coastline and the green foothills of Mount Ochi, it’s a wonderful destination for a walking holiday though.
Take me to Evia
Western Algarve guided walking holiday, Portugal

Western Algarve

Discover the wild and beautiful Atlantic coast on guided walks that take in dramatic cliffs overlooking large stretches of golden sand beaches and secluded coves and visit national parks famed for thier wildflowers and abundant birdlife.
Take me to the Western Algarve
Camikno de Santiago guided walking holiday, Spain

Camino de Santiago

The Camino de Santiago is one of the oldest and most celebrated long-distance trails. Undertake a challenging but exhilarating journey along the final stage of the route, and achieve the pilgrim's goal of reaching the beautiful Santiago de Compostela.
Take me to the Camino de Santiago
Catalonia guided walking holiday, Spain


Explore an unspoilt stretch of the Costa Brava where pretty, wild coastline is dotted with classic whitewashed villages. Inland, discover extinct volcanoes and walk on both the GR92 long-distance path and the Cami de Ronda for wonderful coastal views.
Take me to Catalonia
Dalmatian Coast guided walking holiday, Croatia

Dalmatian Coast

From our base in the small coastal town of Baška Voda, on the Adriatic, enjoy marvellous walking options along the mainland coast, on the delightful island of Brac and around the yawing chasm of the Cetina Gorge.
Take me to the Dalmatian Coast
Ireland guided walking holiday, Croatia

Kerry & Cork

Walk in some of Ireland's wildest and most beautiful landscapes in the counties of Kerry and Cork to discover colourful villages and glorious coast, Bronze Age standing stones and sweeping views. Step on the Kerry Way and sail to Garnish Island on this adventure.
Take me to Kerry