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Walkabout Insurance — Camper Insurance and Van Tour Insurance for Backpackers and Travellers              Call for a quote now — 0844 888 4 888(From overseas call +44 1279 719 915)


Walkabout travel insurance is a dedicated insurance scheme aimed at travellers to (and around) Europe, whether on a "van tour" or in a camper.


Visitors to Europe have previously found it difficult to get appropriate insurance cover -

most insurance companies can only offer cover for a whole year at a time, which often means paying extra for cover you don't need if you are visiting for just a few months.


Additionally, many insurance companies don't offer cover to holders of foreign licenses, and those that do will frequently up the price they quote by a considerable amount.


Here at HIC, though, thanks to our knowledge and experience with Campers, we realised that the particular needs of visitors to Europe taking van tours were not being met.


We know that those on 'walkabout' tours want to make the most of their time on tour, visiting as much of Europe as possible, so cover which was valid throughout Europe was a priority.* It goes without saying that owners of Campers and Motor Caravans expect standard cover to include such items as the contents, your personal effects along with full cover for any loss or damage caused whilst using the heating or cooking equipment. 


We also offer the ability to manage the policy on the move - we can send all of your documents by e-mail and you don't even need a permanent address.


And, whether on a tour or not, visitors from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and the USA, among other countries, need insurance that doesn't penalise them for holding a foreign license, or charge them for a whole years cover, when frequently a few weeks or months is all they require.


And so we created Walkabout Insurance.


For travellers, backpackers and gap year students visiting or working in the UK and Europe our specialist Walkabout scheme offers:

  • Cover valid throughout EU and other countries.*
  • Cover available for Campers including Vans
  • Cover for periods ranging from 15 days to 1 year
  • No permanent address needed - documents can be sent by e-mail
  • Overseas driving license acceptable, including Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, South Africa and selected other countries


The team at Herts Insurance have a range of short term car insurance policies that will ensure that you can get just as much cover as you need. And because our walkabout cover comes with many of the features and extras that are normally associated with annual policies, you will have the peace of mind that comes from knowing that you have top quality insurance cover in place.


In fact, with HIC's Walkabout Insurance scheme, covering your car for periods ranging from as little as 14 days to 12 months is not only simple, but also exceptionally good value for money, as our sample quotes show:




Ford Transit Camper
2500cc petrol model

Male: 36
Lives in : Australia

Camper value: £7,500
Zero NCB, £200 excess
3 months insurance cover

£294 fully comprehensive cover

8 months insurance cover

£595 fully comprehensive cover

12 months insurance cover

£763 fully comprehensive cover

Volkswagen Camper
1600cc RHD model

Male: 25

Lives in : UK

Camper value: £2,000
Zero NCB, £150 excess

15 days insurance cover

£127 third party, fire & theft cover

1 months insurance cover

£176 third party, fire & theft cover

3 months insurance cover

£255 third party, fire & theft cover



Cheaper Car Insurance for Backpackers and Travellers

So, if you want to take a camper van tour, or just drive in the UK whilst you work through your gap year, you can be sure that Herts Insurance will offer you a competitive and appropriate policy.


And because so many of our staff are car and camper enthusiasts and owners too, you can be sure that, when you call us, the person dealing with your policy knows exactly what you're talking about.


If you would like to talk to our team about Walkabout Car Insurance, call 0844 888 4 888 or click the button below and we'll call you, free. (From overseas call +44 1279 719 915, or use our free callback facility, please note that our opening hours are 9am-7pm UK time Mon-Fri and 9am-2pm Sat).


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*European cover: includes cover at the full level of your policy for all EU countries plus Andorra, Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Iceland,  Norway,  Slovakia, Sweden and Switzerland. Third party cover can be included for Turkey, Tunisia, Morocco, Romania, Bulgaria and Albania subject to an additional premium.

**sample quotes are cover as stated for a driver with a clean license (unless stated otherwise). These illustrative car insurance quotes, valid as at 22/2/2014, are provided for information only and do not form the basis of any contract or tender.

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