Tom Collett Welcomes You
to a genuine mountain specialist that prides itself on its unique holiday formula,
an extensive knowledge of its destinations and the human touch
We are an independent, ABTA-bonded holiday specialist offering summer and winter holidays in Europe’s most majestic mountains. So what sets us apart from the rest?
Our unique and flexible formula for summer walking holidays.
You choose whether to self-guide or join free, daily organised walks – or do a mix of both.
You choose your dates of arrival and departure, staying with us for as long as you wish.
You choose to stay half-board in a delightful hotel or chalet – or to self-cater.
You choose whether to walk at an easier moderate level or on harder high level treks…
…or, depending on your destination, on our flower walks, painting strolls or cycling tours.
Our extensive local knowledge – we will use this to ensure you can create a succession of memorable days out, whether you join walks organised by us or opt to self guide. Similarly, if you fancy a day off walking, we can advise you on locally supplied alpine activities, places of interest, bike rides etc. Our impressive Ideas & Information Files feature numerous walks of all grades, from gentle strolls through wildflower-strewn pastures to dramatic high trails – each itinerary comes with a Route Card, which guests can borrow on a daily basis. Lazy days are fine too and sometimes you might simply choose to relax in the splendour of our mountain retreats.
The human touch – this will be present from your initial enquiry through to the end of a memorable stay. In the mountains, our painstakingly-recruited hosts and walkers will make you feel welcome, ‘at home’ – and well-informed. They don’t wear uniforms or sell excursions. Careful not to interfere, they will pass on their knowledge enthusiastically so you can plan wonderful days out – whatever your interests or level of fitness. Meanwhile, our small team here in the UK is comprised of past-hosts, most of whom have lived and worked in our destinations – myself included – so, with our first-hand experience, we can help you choose just the right accommodation in just the right destination.
The most common request from the guests who stay with us year after year is to keep it small and personal. Their wish is our command. We hope to see you in the mountains soon.
In pictures – Collett's Mountain Holidays
Our third Colletts holiday, but first time to Andalucia, staying at the Posada La Plaza.
We had an amazing time - it is a really lovely area, with lovely friendly local people. The hotel is beautifully basic and steeped in tradition. "Luxury" it is not, but go prepared for this and enjoy the rustic charm. We absolutely loved it, and there(...)