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Guests can generally choose between Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian meal options. Additionally, we do accept requests for specialized meal preferences, such as Jain or Halal meals, though it is vital to note that these are subject to availability and therefore not guaranteed. Please specify your dietary requirements, including any preference for Jain meals (which exclude onion and garlic) or any other specific dietary needs like avoiding root vegetables, to our reservations team at the time of your booking. This ensures we can do our best to accommodate your preferences during your stay.

Our lunch offerings, especially for vegetarian options, are often presented in an al fresco, picnic-style buffet setting, ensuring a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. You can anticipate a diverse array of dishes daily, set up in a buffet format. While the lunch menu bears similarity to our dinner offerings.

Dinner offerings generally encompass a wide variety of items including two vegetarian curries, Indian bread (such as roti, naan, or puri), rice, lentils (daal), yogurt (raita), salad, pickle, papad, and a sweet dish. Additionally, a non-vegetarian option is typically available during dinner only and will usually feature chicken, egg, or fish. Please note that pork and beef are never included in our meal offerings.

Our standard breakfast offerings include cereals, juices, bread or croissants, and hot beverages like tea or coffee. Please note that the specific breakfast items may vary from one hotel to another. Additionally, breakfast will be served in a separate dining hall, not within the main breakfast area of the hotel.

A packed lunch, in our context, typically includes a dry curry and chapatti, accompanied by a bottle of water and a choice of fruit or yogurt. Opting for a packed lunch is sometimes our approach to facilitate time-efficiency, ensuring that you have ample time for sightseeing and other activities without needing to allocate time for a sit-down meal during the day.

We do not provide snacks or water. Guests are more than welcome to bring their own snacks, provided they are dry items that are permitted on the coach.

Lunch is typically served in a picnic style while en route to ensure that your journey is not disrupted, and dinners will be arranged either at the hotel or in a restaurant, providing a comfortable and enjoyable dining experience.

For some of our tours we do use restaurants, however the caravan Kitchen enables us to offer fresh, high quality, classical delicacies, made from fresh local produce purchased daily from within each city that you stop in.

We were the first tour operator, in the UK, to introduce a uniquely designed state of the art kitchen caravan system. This is where a caravan kitchen situated where you are travelling to prepare fresh food for the groups.

A Jain meal within our offerings closely resembles a typical Indian meal but excludes onion and garlic. It's important to note that our Jain meals, by default, are defined by the omission of onion and garlic only. If you require further adherence to Jain dietary restrictions, such as avoiding root vegetables, please make sure to inform our team in advance. Remember that these specific meals are available only upon request.

Regrettably, due to operational constraints, we are unable to cater to special diets beyond the options previously stated. Our ability to accommodate specific dietary needs is limited to the offerings and variations we've outlined.

We make a concerted effort to ensure that we use Halal meat. However, it may not always be possible to procure Halal meat in certain locations on the continent. For confirmation regarding the availability of Halal options during your journey, please check with your tour manager.

While our meals are crafted to appeal to a broad range of palates, we unfortunately do not cater specifically to children or infants dietary preferences or needs. Our offerings aim to be widely enjoyable, without specialized options for younger diners.

On some tours, local meals are included as a special feature of your travel experience. Particularly when visiting Italy, we strive to ensure that we offer local cuisine or continental food to allow our guests to immerse themselves in the region's culinary culture.

No, we do not provide water. Travelers will need to purchase water from local shops. We recommend carrying bottled water with you during your journey. It's worthwhile to note that tap water is safe to drink in most Western European countries, with Italy being a notable exception where caution is advised.

On a Swiss express/Swiss Alpine tour you are recommended to carry your toothbrush and essential toiletries in your hand luggage as you will be stopping at services in the morning to freshen up, before commencing a day of sightseeing, and will not be checking into the hotel until the following evening. we will usually go for dinner before checking into our hotel.

Due to weather conditions it is not possible to provide caravan kitchen in the winter months, as the chance of bad weather for lunch stops is relatively high.

Due to the numerous lcoations we do it is not possible to host a caravan kitchen in all locations.

Food service varies based on the duration and nature of the flight. For short-haul flights, food is typically not provided. However, for long-haul flights, the availability and type of meal services will be communicated to you at the time of booking, ensuring you know what to expect during your journey.

Yes, you can request specific dietary accommodations, and this information will be relayed to our agent when your flights are booked. However, it's essential to note that such requests are not guaranteed. We strongly advise you to reconfirm with your airline by using their online portal or contacting their call centre to ensure your dietary needs will be met during your flight.

All meals are served in a buffet style, providing a range of dishes from which to choose. However, it's important to note that individual meal choices or custom orders are not available as all meals are pre-set. Thus, the selection, while varied, is determined by the preset buffet offerings.

Availability of soft drinks and alcoholic beverages for purchase may not always be assured. Our restaurants might be able to offer you drinks at an additional cost, which will need to be paid directly at the time of purchase. Therefore, it is advisable to check with the specific restaurant regarding the availability and options for purchasing drinks

As we utilize group meal restaurants, not all amenities that you might expect from a typical restaurant may be accessible. We provide the buffet meal and tap water exclusively. Items such as ice and additional drinks will not be available at our meal locations or restaurants. Your understanding regarding these limited offerings is greatly appreciated.

While we understand the challenges that food allergies present, we regrettably cannot guarantee that our food is allergen-free. Consequently, we recommend that you make your own arrangements should you have any allergy concerns. Please note that a price reduction will not be applicable as a result. We also encourage you to check with the restaurant or tour manager regarding potential allergen contamination to ensure your safety and wellbeing during your trip.

Our buffet offerings aim to present as much variety as possible, although certain staples like Indian bread, rice, pickles, and salad may consistently feature throughout the tour. Additionally, it's worth noting that there may be a repetition of certain foods, as we utilize various restaurants and suppliers during the tour to provide the meals. Consequently, while we strive for a diverse menu, some items might appear more frequently than others.

As we use group meal restaurants, not all facilities associated with a typical restaurant will be available. We are only able to provide the buffet meal and tap water. 

Ice, drinks etc will not be available at our meal locations, or restaurants.

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