Frequently Asked Questions...

How do I book a Classic Escapes holiday?

Please either ring +44(0)1208 812060 or use the 'contact us' form so we can discuss your specific holiday requirements.

It is helpful if you have an outline holiday in mind from our range of 'example' special breaks; but be sure to bear in mind that although these are popular examples, we are always very happy to tailor arrangements to match your specific wishes. Our personalised booking process will find out what the priorities are for your holiday and the things you are most interested in seeing and doing whilst in the area.

Once we have confirmed that the relevant parts of your holiday are available for the dates you require, and to make the reservation firm, we simply take a 35% deposit via credit or debit card. The balance becomes due six weeks before the holiday commences.

Please do read our terms and conditions with regard to cancellation. We strongly advise having suitable holiday insurance in place as the booking deposit is necessarily non-refundable. This is due to the level of arrangements we make on your behalf with the various parties involved in your holiday, as at the point of booking.

How do you select the accommodation and other elements (visits to attractions, experiences, restaurant reservations etc.) for my Classic Escapes holiday?

Classic Escapes takes a great deal of care over selecting its partners, working with accommodation partners and experience providers who a) are locally held in high regard, b) share our vision of providing the complete holiday experience and c) are able to demonstrate to us that they are amongst the best in their field. This relates to external awards, press commendation, customer reviews and as a matter of course all accommodation partners are subject to a site visit. Wherever possible a Classic Escapes representative will also sample their services first hand.

Precedent is always given to partners with whom a long standing relationship has been forged, and whose Health & Safety record is exemplary. It is very much in our interests to ensure that your holiday experience lives up to what we ourselves would wish to enjoy.

How does our holiday itinerary work? And what does the Classic Escapes holiday pack contain?

Having booked your outline holiday (organised dates, selected accommodation and perhaps organised some key experience or other reservation) we will then bring together your bespoke holiday pack based on your specific interest areas.

This gives useful local information and suggests day-by-day itineraries which you may choose to dip into, or, depending on your mood, follow religiously during the course of your break. For instance this may highlight the best local restaurants, attractions, gardens, historic houses and castles or just the best walks and vantage points to discover.. With Classic Escapes you don't just arrive and wonder where to go - or go hit and miss into the first restaurant you find - we only recommend places we ourselves would want to re-visit.

Whilst your Classic Escape may have a number of booked activities, visits and experiences we believe that your holiday should not become a succession of fixed appointments, rushing from one sight-seeing trip or appointment to another....Enjoying time to relax, considering what you might like to do with your day, should be an integral part of your holiday experience. For most of us that is something of a novelty when compared to the normal day-to-day! As such our arrangements avoid the unyielding prescription of stereotypical package holidays (with their rather annoying array of schedules). At Classic Escapes we believe "It's your holiday - you make the choices" - we're just here to make it all that little bit easier for you...

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Short breaks
from 120 to 785
per person

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from 393 to 1,540
per person

*Prices dependent upon holiday selection.