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The love of travel is a shared passion between Holiday Vacations and our guests. We are dedicated to bringing you the same unparalleled travel experiences we’ve delivered since 1973. During these unprecedented times, we would like to highlight the many ways that your health and safety continue to be a top priority for Holiday Vacations.
We know the value our tours have in giving you extra peace of mind with prearrangements, good-faith health declarations, and safety protocols. These important tenets align with the TOURCARE guidelines given by the USTOA (United States Tour Operators Association). The USTOA supports integrity and trust-building in the US tour operator industry. Click or tap the icon to view these guidelines.
Holiday Vacations is diligently working to keep you healthy and safe throughout your travels. Below you will find some of the ways Holiday Vacation plans to operate today. We are constantly monitoring changes to health guidelines and recommendations. As a result, our protocols are subject to change.
Click or tap the icon to view these guidelines. See below for our health safety overview, tour and flight safety information, and more.
Booking Assurance Policy
When you are ready to travel, you can book your next Holiday Vacations tour with confidence knowing your investment is protected by our Travel Assurance Booking Policy.
Learn more about the Travel Assurance Booking Policy here.
Travel Protection Plan
Holiday Vacations recognizes the value and importance of travel insurance for our guests. Both the US Department of State and the CDC urge people to purchase travel insurance, now more than ever. We offer an optional Travel Protection Plan, which helps provide coverage for Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Emergency Medical and Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation, and more.
Learn more about our optional Travel Protection Plan here.
Tour-Specific Safety Information
When you book with Holiday Vacations, you’ll receive destination-specific information regarding safety and health protocols. You’ll also receive details on what you can expect from Holiday Vacations for helping to protect your health on tour from start to finish.
Travel Health Screening
All travelers will complete a health declaration prior to travel. Additionally, everyone will participate in self-monitoring protocols while on tour.
Hand sanitizer is available on motorcoaches for your use when boarding. Surfaces are disinfected frequently, drivers wear protective gear, and cabin air is cleaned by filtering fresh, outdoor air with HEPA filtration systems. Reduced group sizes allow us more room for physical distancing on the vehicles.
Different airlines have their own safety protocols. Common standards for some of the airlines include mandatory mask wearing, enhanced protocol for sanitation, and modified food and beverage service for heightened protection. Practices can change at any time. Please click here for links to official websites of major airlines to learn more about current specific policies.
Delta American United Southwest KLM Aer Lingus Air Canada
Air France Air New Zealand Virgin Australia Hawaiian
On-Tour Safety: Hotels, Restaurants & Attractions
We have coordinated with our travel partners and have agreements for effective physical distancing and sanitizing procedures in place for our tours.
Our Tour Directors and Drivers are trained in enhanced health and safety protocols necessary for the operation of our tours. They work closely with our in-house operations teams and our travel partners to relay necessary safety and sanitation measures.
Tour size has been reduced by approximately half of normal capacity to allow for physical distancing. Respecting the boundaries and comfort zones of fellow travelers assures an enjoyable and memorable experience for all.
24/7 Emergency Assistance
Staff is available to you around-the-clock and our Tour Directors are trained to assist in emergencies.
There are many things you can do to take care of your own health while traveling with Holiday Vacations:
Tour days tend to be shorter in length, at a relaxed pace, and include lots of unscheduled time for leisure. Expect standing and walking for extended periods of time on flat surfaces, mostly low altitudes, and consistent temperatures.
Tour days usually move at a leisurely pace. Some days’ scheduled activities last longer than others. Expect standing and walking for long periods of time on occasionally uneven terrain. You may experience changes in altitude or temperature.
Tour days tend to be long, move at a consistent pace, and may include long travel days. Expect standing and walking for long periods of time on uneven surfaces. Some destinations may have changes in altitude and/or temperature.
Tour days tend to be long, move at a brisk pace, and may include lengthy travel days. Expect long periods of walking and standing on uneven surfaces. Scheduled activities may require physical effort or have distinct changes in altitude or temperature.
Tour days tend to be long, move at a vigorous pace, and may include lengthy travel days. Expect long periods of walking and standing on rough surfaces. Scheduled activities may require physical effort or have distinct changes in altitude or temperature.