Booking with The Thinking Traveller is simple. Please see our step by step guide below or click on the following links for more detailed information.
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Talk to our expert London team
When booking your holiday it is important that everything is just right! To ensure this is so, we recommend you speak to our expert London team about your wishes and requirements. They visit the properties regularly and will be happy to answer all your questions, give advice and point you in the right direction.
Either: Book your villa online
Once you've chosen your villa, the easiest way to book it is online straight from the villa page. The process is extremely simple: select the weeks you want to book, enter the composition of your group and preferred rooming, click on the "Book Now" button and follow the instructions to make a payment on our secure site.
N.B. It is currently not possible to make online bookings for (i) the winter (from the end of October to Easter), (ii) last-minute bookings made less than 6 days before departure date, (iii) stays of more than 4 weeks, (iv) our villas in Trancoso, Bahia, for which the villa owners ask us to check with them personally before confirming bookings. For these types of bookings, please contact us at email@example.com or calling our London office on +44 (0)20 7377 8518. In addition, a few of our villas are excluded from online booking. if your villa does not offer the "proceed to booking" button, please contact us.
Or: Check prices and availability and ask us to place an option
Prices and availability for all our villas are shown on each individual property page. Simply click on the “Prices, Availability and Booking” tab and select your preferred month of travel, the length of your stay, the number of people in your group and your preferred currency* from the dropdown menus. Then click on your preferred week(s). At this point, if you are not yet ready to book you can click "Make an enquiry".
Once you have sent us your "Enquiry List", a Villa Specialist will be in touch with you to offer tailored, expert advice and information. They will also be able to place an option to hold the villa for you whilst you consult with your family and friends. (Options are normally hlep for 24 hours). Please feel free to contact your Villa Specialist at any time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling our London office on +44 (0)20 7377 8518.
*You may view prices in UK Pounds Sterling, US Dollars, Euros, Australian Dollars and Canadian Dollars and pay in UK Pounds Sterling, US Dollars or Euros.
Confirm your booking (once we've created an option for you)
1. Log onto your personal, secure, password-protected page (see below for more info).
2. Make your confirmation payment (if booking more than 9 weeks before departure, a 30% deposit is sufficient to confirm your villa. Full payment of the balance is then due 9 weeks before departure. If you are booking less than 9 weeks before departure, payment of the full amount is required at the moment of confirmation).
N.B. Payment of both the deposit and the balance may be made in UK Pounds Sterling, US Dollars or Euros. You may pay this on-line by credit card by logging into the Secure Client Area, or by bank transfer.
Make the most of your secure web page
Your own personal page on TheThinkingTraveller.com not only allows you to make secure on-line payments for your villa, but may also be used for the following*:
- informing us about your flight/check-in times
- specifying room configurations
- requesting travel cots and highchairs
- renting a car
- organising a rental car delivery to your villa
- organising a transfer to your villa
- arranging an in-villa cook
- ordering wine for your villa
- sending us your feedback
*these services and more will become available on an ongoing basis
Rent a car
Our rental car booking engine, allows you to book the vehicle that best suits your requirements for pickup at the airport when you arrive. Alternatively, we can arrange for a rental car to be delivered to your villa.
Read up before you go - the joining pack
Once your balance has been paid, and in good time before departure, you will receive your “joining pack”. This will contain all the information you will require for your holiday, accommodation vouchers, maps, directions, a manual with detailed information about your villa and its surrounding area and any other information relevant to your holiday.
Don't worry about a thing - local support
In addition to your ongoing contact with TheThinking Traveller’s team in London, you will be able to contact a dedicated Local Manager on the ground in Italy, Greece or Brazil from the day before departure until your safe return home. Your Local Manager will be available to provide any assistance you may require, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.