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Coronavirus, various travel updates: see news.

Welcome to Honeyguide Wildlife Holidays. Our 32nd season of natural history holidays is soon to start in very different circumstances to the first 30 years.

There is no Honeyguide brochure for 2021 or 2022 on account of the uncertainties due to the coronavirus pandemic. Therefore, this website becomes the main reference for Honeyguide's holidays.

The simplification of rules for overseas travel announced on 17 September, coming into effect during October, means that our wildlife holiday packages become much easier for double-vaccinated travellers. We will start taking bookings very soon. The website's menu on the left hand side lists the oversea holidays we initially planned for 2021, now rolled forward to 2022. These and others are also listed on our calendar page. We will be checking the details of the Government's announcement and making sure practicalities are in place before opening bookings for holidays in the first part of 2022.

In the short term, if enough people are prepared to travel this autumn, we could run a small group. See right hand column about Menorca and Crete in October.

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Honeyguide's programme also has an added focus on UK breaks.

Thorpe Marshes, 27 April 2020

Norfolk break
6 - 10 September 2021

 

NWT Thorpe Marshes

 

North Norfolk
11 - 15 October 2021

1 - 5 November 2021

Stiffkey

saltmarsh at Stiffkey


 

Wild Essex
4 - 8 October 2021

Colne Estuary

Regular local walks in Norfolk (see news and Honeyguide blog) are also running. Please contact us if you'd like to go on the circulation list for these.

Autumn holiday in the Lizard peninsula, Cornwall, with David Collins.

27 September – 4 October 2021

Church Cove

Church Cove

We are pleased to help with group holidays – a holiday for a group of friends along the lines of our UK breaks above could work well. Or you can book Chris Durdin as a guide in Norfolk. The Honeyguide blog gives ideas of the kind of places we could visit.

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If you would like an old Honeyguide Wildlife Holidays brochure, please contact us.

Some holidays run in the past are in our archive section, and many of these could return to the programme in a future year. There's plenty to browse in our nature notes, too.

The Honeyguide Wildlife Charitable Trust remains strong, though inevitably there are far fewer donations to conservation projects in 2020 and 2021 than usual. This works through a conservation contribution with each holiday of £40, which goes through the Honeyguide Wildlife Charitable Trust.

This idea, still surprisingly rarely copied, remains a simple and effective way of helping to protect the wildlife we enjoy. Donations to conservation projects linked to our holidays in 2020 totalled £2,600 (much less than usual for obvious reasons), and our running total since 1991 is £136,662 (to December 2020). Through the Honeyguide Charity, the taxman tops up our contributions.

Holidays give the typical flights we use, but where practical we can arrange flights from airports near to where you live, or help with other arrangements. Carbon offsets are part of each holiday’s price. Prefer not to fly? We're happy to make that possible, more on our ATOL page.

Rules about selling travel insurance mean if you want Honeyguide’s insurance you need to go straight to our broker rather than buying a policy directly from Honeyguide. Details are on our booking page and there is also help here on how to book parking and hotels at airports.

I hope you’ll want to find out more by exploring this website further.

Chris Durdin

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(+44) (0)1603 300552
Email - see contact us.

PDF of Honeyguide's brochure for 2020 on our holiday calendar page, plus availability updates.

NEWS
For our news pages click here, or start with headlines and news in brief below.

New system for international travel on Gov.uk (17 September),

Good year for Rhodope lilies: more in news.

Lilium rhodopaeum, 2021 (Vladimir Trifonov).
Lilium rhodopaeum, 2021 (Vladimir Trifonov).

Book now for autumn breaks!

Report from Norfolk break no 7 (September 2021) and photos on Facebook.

Highlights of breaks in Norfolk and Essex in May and June 2021 are in news.

Weekly morning walks in Norfolk - see news and Honeyguide blog. Contact us to go on the circulation list.

Good To Go England


Autumn holidays 2021 we could run
Menorca 6 — 13 October
Crete 19 — 26 October

Under the new system for international travel (here, 17 September), new rules come in on 4 October.

WTTC SafeTravels Stamp

Package holiday refunds and cancellations: advice from the UK Government here.


Honeyguiders' photo albums

Cameradiary: a photo-album — the name comes from the camaraderie created by sharing photos through 'Honeyguiders in Lockdown' — open for Honeyguiders to contribute photos, comment and keep in touch.

Honeyguiders in Lockdown: photo-album, closed for new photos, still available to view.


Thorpe St Andrew Marshes. Wildlife sightings, blogs and news from Norfolk Wildlife Trust's nature reserve.


Honeyguide blog: regular reports from guided walks.

Updated September 2021


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... where there are many holiday photos to enjoy.

Atol protected

The air holidays shown are ATOL Protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is ATOL 3253. ATOL Protection extends primarily to customers who book and pay in the United Kingdom. Click on the ATOL logo if you want to know more.

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