The DOH provides essential information on planning for a healthy trip, avoiding health risks when overseas, obtaining emergency medical treatment abroad, and on form E111 which will give you free or reduced cost emergency medical treatment in most European countries
Foreign & Commonwealth Office website with lots of useful information about travel to all countries - health, threat of terrorism, what to do before you go, which countries to avoid, etc.
FCO site with details about British Embassies, Consulates, High Commissions, etc. around the world.
Useful site with advice on where to stay, eat and what to do in over 170 places around the world.
The Identity and Passport Service is responsible for issuing UK passports and identity cards and for the registration of births, marriages and deaths in England and Wales. It is an executive agency of the Home Office.
The Pet Travel Scheme allows pet animals from certain countries to enter the UK without quarantine, as long as they meet certain conditions. The Scheme also means that people in the UK can, having taken their pets to these countries, bring them back without the need for
Issues UK passports to British Nationals living in the UK. It also issues visas for entry into British dependent territories overseas to foreign nationals and Commonwealth citizens already in the UK.
Details of major car rental companies.
Universal Currency Converter
Type in what currency you wish to convert from and to.
Rail travel throughout Europe.
Part of RailPass.com which is a US site with comprehensive info and deals on passes for rail travel in Britain and Europe.Offers travel planners, guides, maps and a shop.
Book your tickets on Eurostar, find out more about your destination, and book your hotel..
Site covering the most extensive range of countries and destinations available by rail.
Learn about rail travel journeys, family and individual travel programmes and sightseeing highlights in India and its sub-continent.. Also lists regions of India with details of scenery, things to see, travel, hotels, climate, etc.
Maybe you don't like flying, or are concerned about air travel's contribution to global warming. Or perhaps you just prefer real travel by train or ship, where the journey is part of the adventure... Either way, The Man in Seat Sixty-One helps you work out how to travel overland comfortably & affordably where you might think that air was the only option. Help with rail travel in the UK and Ireland, Europe and Africa, America and Australasia.
Nostalgic North American Rail Tours
Advocacy organization seeks to promote train travel in the USA - learn about US rail routes.
USA and Canada rail travel by Amtrak (Amtrack), US rail travel guide, rail pass, railway links.
International Driving with details about the International Driving Permit
Excellent French government website - in English. For a strategic guide to good and bad times to travel in France. You can also check for road works, tunnel closures, regional details and so on It also has a detailed summary for the coming weekend to a colour-coded road- traffic calendar pinpointing dates to avoid.
Ferrybooker site with what you need to know about driving in France
Driving in Europe. Sort out your route by typing in your starting point and your destination. Covers most European countries.
See information about AA European Breakdown Cover
Travel Guides from the AA - with pullout maps which are handy. Well worth a look.
Saga Holidays & Cruises for over 50s (if the main traveller is 50 years old then a second guest, aged over 40, can travel with them).
Saga's sister cruise company, Spirit of Adventure, will accept all passengers aged 21 or over.
Timetables, holiday deals, special offers. Services from Plymouth, Portsmouth, Poole and Cork to France and Spain.
Fast crossings from Poole plus conventional crossing from Portsmouth to Channel Islands and France
Guide to ferry and channel crossing provides timetables for over ten passage service providers. Also find holiday discounts.
Check prices for all ferry crossings plus Tunnel. Excellent, easy to use site and efficient service. You can also book overseas breakdown cover and travel insurance.
Independent service well worth reading before deciding on which ferry company to choose for your crossing.
Excellent, few frills ferry service from Calais to Dunkirk. 2 hour crossing on fairly basic ferry but cheap and perfectly adequate. Used a lot by lorries but cars welcome and all is efficiently run.
Routes, timetables and booking info for services from British ports to Europe.
Passenger ferry services between the UK, N.Ireland, Eire and Holland. Info on vessels, fares, and schedules.
Brilliant - all the times around the world by country or city. Not only that you have the national holidays and the weather. Even if you are just Skyping it is great to start the call with a little inside knowledge. People are really impressed if you know what the weather was yesterday!
Works out time differences