News & Updates

Coronavirus update

UK holidays and also holidays to Europe are all going ahead as scheduled

Please follow this link for a full update      Covid 19 update

Please be patient when contacting us,  we are a small company of only two staff

Kind regards

Jilly & Debbie

Booking Your Flight

Please always try to book your flight through a website or agent who are ABTA and ATOL members and pay with a credit card..Book a flight with a COVID guarantee who will refund you if the holiday does not go ahead. (such as Easyjet)

See our flight button

Brexit - travel rules have changed.

Click here for information on travel to EU countries

Travel Insurance

Always make certain that you have insurance cover as soon as you book your holiday or flight. If you do not have an annual travel insurance policy you can take out cover just for the dates of your holiday at any point prior to the holiday taking place. The Post Office Travel Insurance includes cover fro Covid.

Taking out cover straight away ensures that should anything unexpected happen that is covered by the insurance policy  you can make a claim . Travel insurance policies vary enormously ALWAYS read the small print

Brexit and how it affects your travel

Passport You will now need at least three months validity left on your passport when travelling to an EU country and probably 6 months for further afield. Be especially careful if you renewed your passport early last time you renewed as this does not include the extra time on your passport between the actual renewal date and the date it was due for renewal. Follow this link, click on the country you are travelling to and then click on Entry Requirements

The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)  which gave free, or reduced rate, healthcare when visiting the EU has been replaced with the UK Global Healthcare Insurance Card (GHIC).

This is free of charge, visit to obtain yours. You can continue to use your old EHIC until it expires. Neither of these cards covers Liechtenstein, Iceland, Norway and Switzerland. Do not forget to take out additional travel insurance as these cards do not cover all costs should you become sick or injured when in an EU country.
Remember that the GHIC is not an alternative to travel insurance. It will not cover any private medical healthcare or costs, such being flown back to the UK, or lost or stolen property.

Updates - flight delays

My flight has been delayed. Can I get compensation?

Check the Citizens advice website for detailed information by following this link

Also read the following

Airlines don't have to pay out for delays caused by snow because weather is classified as an "extraordinary circumstance" – though some airlines may issue a refund at their discretion. For those of you flying to India you are almost certainly on a non EU airline so contact them direct to see exactly what you are entitled to.

According to Which magazine you can challenge your airline if you don't agree there were extraordinary circumstances – for example, if you are told you can't fly due to the snow, but other flights are departing. "Airlines may stretch the definition of extraordinary circumstances further than they should."

Which Magazine  states:-

If the delay is not caused by extraordinary circumstances you will be entitled to compensation under EU rules, but only if you are flying with an airline based in the EU or with a non-EU-based airline flying from an EU airport, and only if the delay is for two hours or more. If you are flying somewhere else or with a non-EU-based airline not flying from the EU you'll have to check that carrier's terms and conditions.

If you are delayed for two hours or more you are entitled to: two free phone calls, faxes or e-mails; free food and drinks; and free hotel accommodation if you need to stay overnight.

If your flight arrives at its destination three hours or more late you will receive compensation of between €250 and €600, depending on how far your flight takes you. So you'll get €250 if your three hour-delayed flight travels 1,500km or less (ie, London to Amsterdam), but €600 if your plane is delayed by four hours or more and travels at least 3,500km (ie, London to Sydney).

My flight has been cancelled. Will I get my money back?

If your flight is cancelled you should be offered either a refund or an alternative flight to your original destination.

For compensation you will have to look to the EU rules again, though if the delay is caused by snow – and thus an extraordinary circumstance – you might not get anything. If you are covered by EU regulations you will be entitled to travel assistance (such as help with rebooking for a later date) as well as meals and accommodation etc. Check the official EU website for more on your rights.

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Welcome to Free Spirit Travel, UK's leading provider of yoga holidays

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the format of a yoga holiday?

Our holidays are structured so that they include yoga sessions and time for other holiday pursuits, such as swimming and sightseeing.

Typically there is a morning yoga session of around 2 hours and an evening session of around 1.5 hours, although times of day and length of session can vary if the group wants to change the format. Yoga is not compulsory, it is pefectly possible to bring non-yoga partners who will enjoy the location and the facilities just as much.

The morning session is done first thing which is a great way to start the day, and usually followed by a brunch, with great food, and a chance to meet the others in the group. The food is often organic and locally sourced, sometimes by the venue itself.

Dinner is after the evening session and again is a group affair, although in some venues it is not provided by the venue, as the local restaurants provide excellent meals at cheap rates. This will be included in the holiday details.

There will be one day when yoga is not provided which is a good opportunity to go on longer trips, try different restaurants and sleep in if required.


Do you sell yoga retreats?

We do occasionally. A retreat is a more intense experience and is typically aimed at people who are looking to focus on their yoga skills, it is more about yoga and less about holiday.

A retreat will have multiple yoga sessions per day and may well require a certain level of yoga competency beforehand to be able to join the retreat.

These will be clearly marked on the site to ensure that the difference is clear.


Can you cater for people new to yoga?

We can - all our teachers are selected to be able to include everyone whatever their previous experience, from beginners to those who are already expert.

Yoga practice is not competitive, it is normal practice in a class to see some people in advanced versions of a pose and others in much more simple versions, you do what is appropriate to you.

Even if you are a complete beginner doing 10 sessions of good yoga over the course of a week will definitely improve your ability, as well as adding great value to your holiday.


Do you sell packages with flights?

No - we are not a travel agency, flights are always additonal to the prices shown.

However we are very familiar with the airline services offered, many destinations have a limited number of operators and we will know what flights are available, who offers them and what you can expect to pay, and any alternatives that may be available.

Please call us and let us help you with getting the best deal.


Is it a good idea to wait until the last moment to book a flight - will it be cheaper?

Almost never!

The days of cheap last minute deals are almost completely gone - the credit crunch, high fuel prices and the need for airlines to make a profit mean that they will only schedule enough planes to meet the expected demand.

In fact they are more likely to cancel a service at short notice if it doesn't look like filling - if you are already bookd they will give you preference on another service which may well be amalgamated with a competitor.

If you aren't booked your options may be limited.