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For mobility needs, care assistance and those with sensory impairments
If you are a looking for a holiday that will cater for all your needs, be that space for wheelchair manoeuvres, a flat floor wetroom, care whilst you’re away or ease for access for travellers with limited mobility, then we can help!
There are specialists who offer holidays
around the world and in the UK for a wide range of needs, including
We can also recommend AccessAble, whose accessibility guides cover many thousands of places in the UK and Ireland, all visited in person.
Accessibility and assistance information can be found on Silver Travel Advisor’s holiday company pages and also on our Accessible Holidays page.
Specialist Accessible and Assisted Holiday Companies
Enable Holidays take you to Europe and beyond, with adapted transfers from the airport to your accommodation, which is audited for suitability. Five times winner at the Silver Travel Awards for Best Accessible Travel Company.
Limitless Travel for tours on adapted coaches, with carers, in the UK and Scotland, along with tailor-made trips in Europe. Special discounts for Silver travellers.
specialise in designing and delivering small-group short breaks and holidays
for people living with dementia with an emphasis on nature and being outdoors.
Mind For You provides unique, life-enhancing, year-round specialist holidays in Scotland, Wales and England to people living with dementia, their family and their friends.
is one of the largest providers of respite holidays with on-call nurse-led care
for disabled people and carers in the UK, catering for over 150 different
Driving Miss Daisy provides a safe, friendly and
reliable driving and companion service for people unable or not wishing to
drive. It caters for wheelchair users and walkers and always offers a supporting arm
if required, ideal as transportation to and from your holiday, as well as days out and assisted tours.
Traveleyes are an escorted tour operator with a difference! Half the group are visually impaired, and the other half are sighted. The sighted travellers guide and describe the world for a different blind traveller each day, and in return, the sighted travellers receive a discount on the cost of their holiday. Choose from 70 countries to visit, in small groups with a tour manager.
UK and Channel Island Breaks that offer Accessible Accommodation
Forest Holidays for beautiful, adapted Silver Birch cabins in woodland locations, for tranquillity amongst the trees. Special offers for Silver Travellers.
HF Holidays leisure breaks – singing & music, art & crafts, duplicate bridge, meditation – at their wheelchair accessible country house hotels. Contact Reservations Team for accessibility and assistance information on 020 3974 8865.
Original Cottages for self-catering properties in England and Wales for couples, families and larger groups, pets too in some cases!
Warner Leisure Hotels stay in accessible country house hotels or seaside villages with daytime activities & live evening entertainment. Silver Traveller discounts - quote PHC Silver.
Europe and Beyond
Artisan Travel offer slightly off the beaten track trips and adventures, so if you have special requirements, give them a call on 01670 785085.
Aurora Zone are experts in Northern lights holidays, up in the northern climes. There are lots of activities, suitable for beginners.
Eurocamp with adapted accommodation in France, designed for wheelchair users, flat floor wetroom, ramps and wide doors. Pre-book wheelchair hire also available.
Kirker Holidays provides tailor-made holidays - let them know what you’d like and they will arrange it!
Saga Holidays go almost everywhere and do almost everything from Rhine cruises to jazz weekends, to trips for single travellers and escorted tours in Borneo, as well as the UK too!
take the grandchildren on a magical trip to visit Father Christmas and the
elves. For accessibility and assistance information, please call 01483 676956.
Holiday Property Bond
The Holiday Property Bond gives you access to a range of holiday properties across the UK and Europe. Many have been designed for accompanied wheelchair users, with everything from wide doorways to purpose-built 'wet' bathrooms. Others are 'mobile friendly', with no or very few steps and easy-to-access showers. From a ground floor apartment in an elegant manor house in Brittany to a stylish villa in southern Spain, you’ll find a range of stunning holiday properties to choose from.
Accessible Ocean Cruises
Azamara Club Cruises offer accessible staterooms and all reasonable assistance to make your voyage as enjoyable as possible. Call 0344 493 4016 to discuss your requirements.
Celebrity Cruises create wonderful opportunities for everyone, mobility issues and sensory impairment and autism are well catered for here.
Holland America Line
have good provision for wheelchairs and mobility scooters, as well as hearing and visual impairments. Be sure to discuss
your needs when booking.
Hurtigruten welcome those with limited mobility and have cabins on nearly all their ships that are suitably adapted.
NCL offer special assistance coordinators before and during your cruise, so you can sail with confidence.
Princess Cruises have wheelchair accessible staterooms on all ships, and will do all they can to assist you, there are medical staff on board. If you need oxygen on a cruise, they can help.
Saga Cruises have adapted cabins for
wheelchair and mobility scooter users. Assistance dogs can be accommodated too.
Accessible River & Canal Cruises
Some ships have accessible cabins and lifts, but please be aware that getting on and off the vessel requires good mobility. Planks are narrow and cannot accommodate a wheelchair or scooter, and it is common for a river ship to tie up next to others in port, so guests need to be able to step across at least one other boat to get on or off.
ABC Boat Hire travel the UK waterways in super narrowboats, of differing sizes. Lots of departure points and miles of fabulous canals to explore – all very slowly!
CroisiEurope have lifts, adapted cabins and accessible bathrooms on some of their European river fleet.
Enable Holidays offer river cruises in The Netherlands, on board the well-equipped Prins Willem Alexander, which is designed for wheelchairs with adapted cabins, bathrooms and spacious public areas.
English Holiday Cruises have excellent details about their ship, it is accessible if you can climb a few stairs.
The jolly useful mini guide to Accessible Holidays and Attractions is available free. We can send it out in the post or you can view it online or download it – take a look just here!
Further interesting articles
selection of articles are available here
- Travel tips from AccessAble – information you can trust
- Accessible Accommodation around the UK
- Air, Rail, Coach and Taxi services for limited mobility and accessibility requirements
- Suggestions for Activities for Those with Limited Mobility or Disabilities
- Tips, ideas and useful websites for those travelling with a wheelchair, limited mobility or disability
- Questions to ask when booking a holiday with limited mobility, disability and care needs
- Answers to accessibility travel questions
- Airport Assistance - Airline Accessibility
for People with Disabilities (FPDs)
- Passengers with Reduced Mobility (PRM) at Gatwick Airport
a Holiday for Elderly Parents
- Solo Cruising with a Mobility Scooter - Princess Lines & Cunard
- Specialist companies for those with limited mobility or accessibility requirements
- Should Dementia Stop your Holidays? We Don't Think So!
- Supported Holidays with Dementia Adventure
- Useful travel sites for dementia, dialysis, oxygen, carers and general information
- A place like no other: three unforgettable stories from Revitalise guests
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