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Holidays for the Blind and Visually Impaired

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DisabledHolidays.com can provide help and advice when booking a holiday if you are blind or partially sighted.

If you have a destination in mind, we’ll be able to advise on its suitability and find accessible activities and accommodation in the area. Alternatively, if you don’t have anywhere in mind, we’ll use our knowledge and expertise to find your ideal holiday.

Not sure on something or have a question? Just ask us! We’ll ensure you are 100% happy with every detail of your holiday, from the time of booking until you return home!

Below are some of our frequently asked questions from people travelling with a sight impairment.

FAQs

I will need adaptations to my accommodation. Is this something you can arrange?

Yes. Many of the holiday properties we advertise are suitable for people who are blind or partially sighted. A number of cottages and hotels both in the UK and overseas specifically cater for people with sight impairments. Some adaptations we can arrange are:

  • Furniture that has been specifically designed to aid, rather than impair, spatial awareness
  • Onsite information in large print or Braille
  • Kitchen equipment with built-in talking features

Below you can see some of our stunning adapted cottages, hotels and apartments.

UK cottages with facilities for visually impaired guests

These three self-contained Herefordshire cottages have achieved an English Tourist Board 4–5-star Gold award rating, have a National Accessibility Grading up to V2, H2, M1 and M3 and have been reviewed by DisabledHolidays.com for your benefit. Interlinked cottages in their own grounds have been specifically designed for the visually impaired guest in mind. They can be hired together or separately, sleeping ten in total.

Accessible cottage in Herefordshire for guests with a visual impairment

Cottage 1
Sleeps 4. Bedrooms are upstairs. Accommodation has steps throughout; however, adaptations have been made for guests with visual impairments.

Accessible cottage in Herefordshire for guests with a visual impairment

Cottage 2
Sleeps 4. Bedrooms on first floor. This accommodation has been purpose-built for a guest with a visual impairment. Handrails go all the way up the stairs.

Accessible cottage in Herefordshire for guests with a visual impairment

Cottage 3
Sleeps 2. Adapted with a wheelchair user in mind. All rooms are on the ground floor. Interlinks with cottage 2.

UK hotels with facilities for visually impaired guests

Accessible hotel in Devon for guests with a visual impairment

Devon
Set in seven acres of magnificent scented landscaped gardens, this is the perfect place to relax or to discover the beauty of the English Riviera.

Accessible hotel in Cumbria for guests with a visual impairment

Windermere
Stunning Victorian manor house hotel set against the outstanding backdrop of Lake Windermere and the Langdale Pikes.

More UK accommodation with adaptations for visually impaired guests

Can you arrange assistance at the airport?

Yes. Airport assistance can be pre-booked and arranged free of charge through us. We can arrange for someone to help you from your taxi at the airport, assist you at the check-in desk, and escort you to the aircraft and help you board. If needed, we can also arrange hoists and lifts on and off the plane.

Can you help me plan accessible days out?

Yes. We can plan the accessibility of your chosen holiday destination before you book with us. If there is something in particular you would like to do on holiday, we can arrange it for you prior to travel.

Would cruising be a suitable holiday?

Yes. Cruise ships have various important amenities for people with visual impairments, including:

  • Large-print menus
  • Braille/tactile signage
  • Braille elevator buttons/audio call signals
  • Orientation tours

Can I take an assistance animal onboard a cruise?

Yes. Service animals are welcome onboard cruise ships, which typically provide a 4x4-ft relief area with cypress mulch.

Overseas holidays for the blind and visually impaired

These holidays are tailor-made for travellers with visual impairments. You’ll visit famous landmarks and sensorial attractions, take part in thrilling sports and outdoor activities, enjoy fantastic cooking classes and wine-tasting sessions, and loads more!

Plus you’ll stay in accessible accommodation with facilities for the visually impaired and be accompanied by a personal guide who will help you every step of the way, ensuring your holiday is safe and carefree.

Blind and partially sighted holiday tour in Cyprus

Cyprus
Explore historical Paphos, spend lazy days on gorgeous beaches and go hiking in the lush Troodos Mountains – the green heart of Cyprus.

Blind and partially sighted holiday tour in Rome

Rome
Visit the Colosseum, enjoy a sensorial tour of Saint Peter’s Church and create a culinary masterpiece at a traditional Roman cooking class.

Blind and partially sighted holiday tour at Mount Etna, Sicily

Sicily
Climb Mount Etna, delight in delicious ice cream and wine tastings and meet adorable animals on an organic farm.

Blind and partially sighted holiday tour in Slovenia

Slovenia
Ski and hike on scenic Mount Vogel, go sledding and snow-shoeing and explore Ljubljana’s rich artistic and cultural scenes.

More European hotels and holiday properties suitable for visually impaired guests

What about travel insurance?

To ensure you enjoy a safe and secure holiday, we advise getting travel insurance. We recommend our partner Fish Insurance, one of the UK’s biggest disability insurance providers.

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