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2014 - Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards Nomination

Our founder, Sir Erich Reich, was nominated for the Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards 2014 for helping to raise millions for charities across the UK.

Click here to watch his interview on ITV.




2014 - Most Committed Individual to the Sector Award

Sir Erich Reich was recognised as the 'Most Committed Individual to the Sector' by the Institute of Fundraising at their Partners in Fundraising Awards 2014.

Mark Astarita, Chair of the Institute of Fundraising, who presented the award described Sir Erich as a "true pioneer in the sector" and praised his "tireless commitment through his personal efforts and his company".



2010 - Knighthood for Founder of Classic Tours

Sir Erich Reich was awarded a Knighthood in the 2010 New Year Honours List for services to charity.

He said: "I'm overawed to receive such an Honour. It is a tribute to the work of my team at Classic Tours who tirelessly support my original concept to help charities fundraise through overseas challenge events".





2009 - Outstanding Achievement Award by Professional Fundraising Magazine

In June 2009 Erich Reich was awarded the prestigious Outstanding Achievement Award by Professional Fundraising magazine for inventing a totally new type of fundraising.





Travel Protection

You can book with Classic Tours for total peace of mind. Please see our Booking Conditions for more information about our ATOL and ABTOT travel protection.

awards006ATOL Licence

Classic Tours Ltd acts as an agent for Travelink Group Ltd ATOL (1886) on all travel arrangements made by us which include flights and accommodation and is managed by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). Many of the flights and flight-inclusive packages on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. But ATOL protection does not apply to all packages and travel services listed on this website. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. If you do not receive an ATOL Certificate then the booking will not be ATOL protected. If you do receive an ATOL Certificate but all the parts of your trip are not listed on it, those parts will not be ATOL protected. 

Please see our Booking Conditions for information, or for more details about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate, visit www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate.  


ABTOT Bonding

The Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust Limited  (ABTOT) provides financial protection under the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992 for Classic Tours, and in the event of their insolvency, protection is provided for the following:

1. Non-flight packages commencing in and returning to the UK

2. Non-flight packages commencing and returning to a country other than the UK

3. Flight inclusive packages that commence outside of the UK, which are sold to customers outside of the UK. 

1, 2 and 3 provides for a refund in the event you have not yet travelled. 1 and 3 provides for repatriation. Please note that bookings made outside the UK are only protected by ABTOT when purchased directly with Classic Tours.