Why travel with HF Holidays

We have the experience and knowledge to deliver exceptional holiday experiences: travel with us on a small group walking holiday or special interest activity break and you will be in safe hands.


More than 100 years’ experience

HF Holidays’ was founded in 1913. We’re one of eh UK’s longest established travel companies and one of the first overseas tour operators, so we’ve got a huge amount of experience behind us. In that time, we’ve stuck to our vision of providing shared holiday experiences that inspire friendship, fun and an active enjoyment of the great outdoors. We have continually strived to operate first-rate walking holidays that our guests enjoy to the full. Every year, thousands of clients choose to travel with us. The positive feedback that we regularly receive from our guests lets us know that we are achieving our goal.


Award-winning holidays & service

Our dedication to providing high quality holiday experiences and excellent customer service has been officially recognised by HF Holidays winning lots of industry awards over the years. In recent times, we’ve been delighted to receive a range of accolades, including Silver Travel Advisor’s ‘Best Specialist or Activity Tour Operator’ (three years running), Feefo’s Gold Trusted Service Award (five years’ running) and Group Leisure Awards Best Accommodation for Groups. HF Holidays’ is also a Which? Recommended Provider.

Value for money - look what's included

If you’re comparing prices, consider just how much we include on our trips. Rest assured, there are no hidden costs and we don’t cut corners in order to be competitive, while still providing you with walking holiday and special interest activity breaks that are unbeatably good value for money.

In the UK

Walking holidays in the UK mostly take place at our own country houses, where everything is almost everything is included, from your accommodation to your meals, and access to the facilities. You just have to pay for the drinks to toast your time away.


We offer holidays either with or without flights from the UK. The choice is yours. Depending on whether you book a Europe walking holiday or longer haul adventure, you receive the following:


On holidays in Europe

  • Choice of two different grade walks each day on guided walking holidays
  • Services of experienced HF Holidays Walking Leaders and/or local guides
  • Half Board en-suite accommodation in carefully selected partner hotels
  • Transport to and from walks
  • ‘With flight’ holidays include return flights from the UK and hotel transfers

On holidays Worldwide

  • Services of an experienced HF Holidays leader and/or local leader or guide
  • Full Board en-suite hotel accommodation (except where stated)
  • Most sightseeing and entrance fees
  • All on-trip transport, which may include internal flights or boat journeys
  • Tips

Financial Protection

On our holidays abroad, all of our ‘with flight’ holidays are ATOL protected. We are also a member of The association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust (ABTOT). In the unlikely event of our insolvency, your money would eb fully protected.


HF Leaders

All of our overseas holidays are accompanied by experienced HF Leaders and/or local guides. They will take care of daily logistics and show you the way. Their local knowledge will add insight to many aspects of your holiday and enhance your overall holiday experience. On guided walking holidays in Europe and Worldwide, we offer a choice of two different grade walks each day. Because we have multiple leaders, we can run both walks, so that everyone in the group gets the walk of their choice.


The range of accommodation on our holidays is exceptionally diverse, and tailored to the type of trip and destination. In the UK we use our own country houses; we have 18 properties, all with their own character and appeal, all across England, Scotland and Wales. In each, there are a range of room styles and grades, and you have the choice to pick a Good, Better or Best Room where available for a small fee. You can learn more about our UK accommodation here. Where we explore the UK in areas away from our country houses, we use hand-picked partner hotels of a high standard.

On our European Walking and Worldwide holidays, hotels and places to stay are carefully chosen. They range in style and location, from classic mountain lodges to coastal escapes, upmarket tented camps on safari or in the desert to stone igloos, houseboats and other unusual places to sleep. Often there’s the opportunity to stay in traditional accommodation, from ryokans in Japan to riads in Morocco, the better to immerse yourself in a destination.


Trip notes

Information relating to our holidays can be downloaded as detailed Trip Notes from the website. These include a day-by-day itinerary and lots of practical information that’s invaluable while you’re preparing for your trip and then while you are actually away, from advice on things to take to information on passports and visas, vaccinations, currency and suggested background reading and maps related to your trip.


Great for groups

If you are organising a trip n behalf of a group of eight or more people, you are eligible for a range of benefits including discounted trips and priority booking for new trips. You might be a walking club, group of friends, family or group of families. Regardless of the group make up, you will get a dedicated account manager to help you every step of the way. In the UK you can arrange sole occupancy of our country houses, and abroad it’s possible to arrange exclusive departures for your group. To find out more, visit our Group Holiday section [link], or call our Groups Team on Tel 020 8732 1260.

The UK’s only holiday Co-Operative

HF Holidays is a co-operative society. This means that all profits go straight back into making your holidays better. You can even have your say on how your co-operative is run by becoming one of our shareholding members. You can become an HF member with as little as £100 investment. There are different levels of membership, each enjoying a range of discounts and other benefits. Members earn annual interest on the shares that they purchase. For full details on our benefits, or to become a member, see how to join. Of course, you don’t have to be a member to join our holidays or to travel with HF; everyone is welcome.


The HF Difference

Unmatched knowledge of the world’s finest destinations, over 100 years of holiday experience, a focus on flexibility and choice, and unrivalled value for money make us the ideal choice for your next walking holiday.

So whether you only have a weekend to spare, or are planning the trip of a lifetime, we’ve got a choice of holidays to suit everyone’s diary.
100 plus years
Experienced & Trustworthy

100+ years experience

Award winning

Experienced leaders

Peace of mind

Expertly Crafted
Expertly Crafted Holidays

Exceptional value

Range of adventures

Our own UK country houses & hand-picked partner hotels

All meals included

Flexible flying

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Book with Confidence

ATOL protected

Which recommended provider

Best price guarantee

24/7 support & emergency contact