Terms & CONDITIONS
how to book
Your completed booking must be made with a non-refundable deposit of £100.00 per person.
Upon receipt of your booking we will reserve your holiday if available, and send you a confirmation/invoice by email (or by post if you do not have email) which will advise you of the balance and when it is due.
You must pay the balance in full eight weeks prior to departure unless otherwise stipulated.
We do not offer Travel Insurance however you may want to consider this under your own arrangement should you have to cancel your holiday for any reason.
If you cancel your holiday up to 70 days before departure you will lose your deposit.
Up to 69-41 days : 35% of tour cost
40 – 29 days : 55% of tour cost
28 – 8 days : 75% of tour cost
7 days to date of departure :100% of tour cost.
Payment can be made by cheque payable to ‘Somerset Birdwatching Holidays’ or directly via online bank transfer - account details will be given at the time of booking.
Credit card payments are not available.
We expect the details of your chosen holiday to remain as stated on our website and as per your confirmation, however we reserve the right to amend the holiday programme as we feel necessary. Any change would usually be due to where birds are, weather conditions, tide times and conditions underfoot.
Amendments or cancellation to our birdwatching packages
A degree of unaided mobility is required to get the most out of your holiday experience. By the very nature of our holidays at times we may be walking over rough and uneven terrain, although most walks will be on footpaths. All participants are expected to cope with reasonable birdwatching conditions and be able to walk up to 2 miles if required.
Maximum size of group will be 8 people – larger groups on request.
A minimum of 4 people are required to operate a holiday. If we have to cancel your holiday before the date of departure, you will have the choice of taking an alternative holiday or accepting a full refund of all monies paid.
Walls Farm Swimming Pool – There is a beautiful large indoor heated swimming pool that is available to use at the owner’s discretion – please check before use. If used it will be on the understanding that the pool will be unattended and used completely at your own risk. The owners will accept no liability under any circumstance. Towels are provided but not swimwear.
On all tours it is expected that Stephen Moss will be the expert Ornithological guide ably assisted by Graeme Mitchell a keen and experienced birdwatcher. In the unlikely event that either Stephen or Graeme is not available for any tour we will inform you as soon as possible and advise of the suitable alternative guiding arrangements we have made.
Stephen and Graeme will have two powerful Swarovski birdwatching telescopes that will be available and used when appropriate on our excursions. It is expected that all participants will have their own birdwatching binoculars. A minimum 8X32 magnification binoculars are advised but not essential. Spares binoculars may be available to borrow on request.