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Collette Issues COVID-19 Travel Update
Friday, 25th September, 02:25PM (BST)

In this rapidly evolving situation, we want our guests and travel professionals to have the latest information regarding our tours. We are assessing tours and the regions they operate on a daily basis and communicating decisions immediately. We are closely monitoring guidance provided by the World Health Organization, Centres for Disease Control, U.S. Department of State, and other public and private organisations to ensure the well-being and enjoyment of our guests and employees worldwide.


Tour Operations September 1, 2020 and forward

Collette is committed to staying up to date with all public health and local government rules and regulations. The ability to deliver travel is evolving on an ongoing basis, so therefore, we will be making decisions to either operate or cancel specific tour dates 30-45 days prior to departure of travel. At that time, we will proactively be contacting individuals to notify them on the status of their tour.

Therefore, for existing reservations please refrain from calling Collette and rest assured, we will be reaching out during the time noted – 30-45 days prior to departure date.

Tour cancelations and updates:

To check the status of tours departing in September and October, click here.

  • Departures to China will be cancelled through 2020, and will not operate in 2021.

  • Departures to Russia will be cancelled through September 30, 2020.

  • Canadian Rockies by Rail (Rocky Mountaineer) will be cancelled through 2020.

  • Cancelled for 2020: Alaska Discovery, Canadian Rockies by Train (VIA Rail) & Calgary Stampede.

  • The 2020 Oberammergau Passion Play has been postponed and has been rescheduled to begin in .May of 2022.


Guests travelling on affected departures will be contacted and offered the option to either travel on a date and tour of their choice, or be provided a refund.

For ALL other tours not listed above:

We understand you want to know the status of your departure as soon as possible. We ask for your patience and understanding as we assess tours and the regions they operate on a daily basis. Any changes to upcoming tours will be communicated immediately.

Collette wants to assure guests we are available to answer any questions regarding upcoming travel. Please contact us at or contact your travel professional.


We’re hearing many common questions from our guests. We hope you find the information below helpful to you. If your question isn’t answered here, or you would like more information, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

Tour Cancellation Questions

The safety of our guests and employees is our biggest priority. Collette monitors guidance provided by the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control, U.S. Department of State, and other public and private organisations on a daily basis to ensure we are operating within the most up-to-date guidelines. If we should choose to cancel any tour on the basis of this information, we will contact those affected as soon as possible.

We are optimistic we will operate tours after June 30, 2020. We plan to resume operations when it is safe to do so and your tour experience is consistent with our quality standards and enjoyable.

If your tour is cancelled, you can expect us to reach out to you or your travel professional to outline the options available to you.

If you wish to cancel your booking or transferring to another tour or date, our standard cancellation policy will apply. Please contact us to review your options. If you have booked your tour through a travel professional, please contact them directly.

Passport Club loyalty credits that were set to expire in the 2020 calendar year will be automatically extended to 12/31/2021 for all guests. The value of your loyalty credits as of 1/1/2020 will be available to use for travel all the way through 12/31/2021 (with no changes to the value during that time). For travel 1/1/2022 and beyond, your credit will once again be subject to the normal terms. Your credits will automatically adjust on your account. You don’t need to do anything.

Refund Questions

We are required to issue refunds back in the original form of payment. If we are unable to do so, Collette will issue you a check. If you paid us using several different forms of payment, these amounts will be refunded back in the same manner they were received. For example, if you paid a deposit by check and another payment by credit card, Collette will refund you the deposit amount by check and the credit card payment to your credit card.

Your refund will be processed within approximately 8 weeks. If you are receiving a refund by credit card, it can take a full billing cycle to appear on your credit card statement once it’s processed. If we issue your refund in the form of a check, you can expect it to take about 10 weeks to receive it.

Your six-digit booking number is the only number Collette needs to reference a current booking, a cancelled booking, or the status of a refund. If you are receiving a voucher towards future travel, these vouchers have your booking number on them.

On-Tour Wellness & Quality Measures

We’ve consulted with health and security experts all around the world to create enhanced protective measures for our guests. These measures are intended to help safeguard guests’ health and well-being, while allowing for an enjoyable travel experience.

From flexible booking to more open space on the coach and much more – all aspects of travel have been considered. This is The Travelling Well Experience.

Hear from Jaclyn Leibl-Cote, President of Collette, as she introduces The Travelling Well Experience and outlines our key health initiatives.

For full details on all the wellness and quality measures we’re taking before, during, and after your tour,

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