Europe is re-opening for travel

Europe is re-opening

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We’re very excited that Europe is beginning to open again. 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.

Latest Travel Advice

Our team are continuously reviewing the latest country-by-country travel guidance. Since the UK government relaxed quarantine measures and the FCO reported it will no-longer advise against non-essential travel to nearly 70 countries, travel to Europe has become feasible again. Since then, the Department for Transport has confirmed the full list of countries deemed safe on its ‘traffic light system’, a list that includes some of our favoiurite European walking holiday destinations, such as France, Italy, Croatia and Malta.

On the back of these changes and the new government guidance, we are looking forward to re-starting some of our European trips and welcoming you on our walking holidays again. Our team are working tirelessly to make the necessary adjustments to our holiday programmes and adapting our itineraries so that you can travel again – and do so in the confidence that we’re doing what we need to do to make the experience both safe and enjoyable. Among other things, we’ve put in place detailed protocols for hygiene and measures for social distancing, and we are scrutinising our European partners carefully.

European Holidays operating in September & October with HF

Below, we’ve highlighted a dozen of the trips that are available to take now, so you can plan your next European holiday. Why not take a look at some of our trips to inspire your next adventure?
Provence guided walking holiday


Explore grand landscapes of soaring rock faces and the plunging depths of Verdon Gorge (the Grand Canyon of France), which are contrasted with traditional hilltop villages surrounded by farmland, lavender feilds and pretty countryside.
Take me to Provence
French Catalonia guided walking holiday

French Catalonia

Nestled between the Pyrenees and the Mediterranean Sea in the Languedoc, northern Catalonia offers superb walks taking in secluded coves, pretty beaches and wild landscapes.
Take me to French Catalonia
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
Puiglia guided walking holidays, Italy


Enjoy a wonderful mix of guided walking and sightseeing and immerse yourself in Puglia, a charming, undiscovered part of Italy, home to multiple empires and cultures who've all left their mark, from traditional 'trulli' houses to the cave dwelings of Matera.
Take me to Puglia
Lake Garda guided walking holidays, Italy

Lake Garda

Backed by the Trentino Mountains and with historic towns scattered along the shore, there is plenty to interest those exploring on foot. Hike up through the olive and lemon groves to reach high alpine ridges from which there are fabulous views across the lake.
Take me to Lake Garda
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
Malta guided walking holiday, Maltese archipelago

Maltese Archipelago

Discover prehistoric temples, dramatic coastal walks and rural inland paths on this warm, colourful and laid-back Mediterranean island. Year-round sunshine makes this the ideal destination for a relaxed autumn break.
Take me to Malta
Istria guided walking holiday, Croatia


Explore the beautiful, unspoilt green hills and winding coastal paths of the Istrian peninsula which are full of history and share many similarities to neighbouring Italy, with pretty hilltop towns surrounded by vineyards and olive groves.
Take me to Istria
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