We are world leaders in blind and sighted travel. Being specialists, we do things a little different to the rest. Here’s some information on how our holidays work.
Our groups provide a safe, comfortable and fun way for any blind or sighted person to travel solo. Each group is on average 14 people. Around half of the group are blind and the rest are sighted. We aim to take a few extra sighted travellers along, just to make things a little easier. We enjoy daily excursions together and dine together in the evenings, so you’ll never have to eat alone. After dinner, individuals can choose whether to socialise, or just relax with a bit of ‘me time’.
Blind and sighted pairs
Each day, we pair a sighted traveller with a different blind traveller. Swapping partners on a daily basis means that each person gets to know everyone else within the group. This is partly the reason why our groups bond so well. Blind travellers will tell their sighted friends how much they can see, and how they like to be guided. Then it’s off to explore!
Shared and single rooms
The holiday booking price is based on a shared twin room. This helps keep travel costs low and is part of the sociable experience. We want your stay to be as comfortable as possible, which is why we create room partners based on your gender and interests. This means that a sighted person may be sharing with another sighted person, and vice versa. If you are travelling with a companion, you will automatically be sharing a room unless you request otherwise. However, for those of you who enjoy your own space, we offer single rooms at an additional cost. This amount is dependent on the holiday, and is subject to availability.
Specialist tour managers
In addition to us using the very best of local tour guides, our specially trained tour managers accompany all of our holidays. Traveleyes tour managers ensure that everything runs smoothly, from the initial group meeting at the departure airport, until the end of the holiday. What’s more, they love exploring the world with you, and are renowned for bringing the groups together, for the most sociable of travel experiences. We take great pride in providing you with excellent service before, during and after your holiday, so you can simply relax, and enjoy.
Travellers join us from all over the world. In fact, we have international travellers in most of our groups, though they are all English speaking. When searching for your perfect holiday, you can select between UK and non-UK prices on the search results page. When selecting non-UK prices, a rough estimate is displayed in your local currency. It is also displayed in pounds, as this is the currency you will pay in. When you select a holiday from your list of search results, you can also request a flight quote from your local airport.
Traveleyes operates a clear and transparent pricing policy – it is always our intention to be very competitive in comparison to other group UK based tour operators offering similar itineraries or trips. We start from the point of wanting to make our blind or partially sighted prices on par with our competitors. We passionately believe that our travellers should not be paying more than they may do with other companies. As we are asking our sighted travellers to guide and be the ‘eyes’ for our visually impaired travellers, we discount the sighted price (which is entirely subsidised by Traveleyes) by up to 50%.
Visually impaired travellers pay for a great holiday on par with other operators with the added benefit of having a new sighted guide each day to describe the sights.
Sighted travellers benefit from great holidays in fabulous locations and the opportunity to help others explore the world but pay half of what they may do with other standard tour operators.
Despite the difference in price, all of our trips are operated on an equal footing and to this end we hope that we offer fantastic experiences for all of our travellers. If you have any questions, then please do contact us.
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