THE Tour Operator for THE Aviation Enthusiast …. Ian Allan Aviation Tours is a trading name of Eton Travel Agency and organises aviation tours led by aircraft enthusiasts for aircraft enthusiasts: from long weekend tours in Europe to 10-21 day tours to countries around the world.
Our annual tour programme comprising of approximately 25-35 tours per year are researched and organized by a team led by Graham Dinsdale, a professional aviation tour organiser with nearly 40 years experience. All tours are escorted either by Graham or one of our experienced Tour Managers who are themselves aviation enthusiasts.
Our programme of Aviation Tours throughout the year will include all the different areas of aviation: civil, military, classic and antiques, warbirds, preservation and restoration, museums and air shows – and more.
Whenever possible, pleasure flights will be offered, as an option, on some of the most famous and classical aeroplanes flying today: civil and warbirds!
All visits to military bases, and the taking of photographs, are to be confirmed – unless stated otherwise in the tour itinerary.
Visits to civil airports and airfields will include ramp tours wherever possible, and at museums we ask to look around their workshops and restoration facilities.
Our tours are based on the requirements of aviation photographers; however, we welcome ‘non-photographer’ enthusiasts and spotters.
At some of the famous cities and places we visit, the itinerary may well include a sightseeing tour and/or free time to enjoy the local attractions, go spotting, shopping or relaxing. All long-haul tours depart by air from the UK on the scheduled services of the world’s major airlines. In-country we travel by deluxe coach and stay in superior 2-star (minimum) hotels or motels. There is no overnight coach travel. Some of our shorter European Tours are by deluxe coach, Eurotunnel rail services or on overnight Ferry Crossings (we will offer single and twin berth cabins).
Overseas enthusiasts are particularly welcome to join us, either in the UK or directly in the country we are visiting. Please ask for our special “Land Only” prices.
In planning our tours we refer to “Aviation Museums and Collections of the World”, a series of excellent books by Bob Ogden containing comprehensive details of aviation museums.
Meals are not included in the tour price unless they are part of the room rate.
As your Tour Operator IAAT has a duty of care toward its travellers so the following conditions have been added to our 2021 itineraries.
In light of the ongoing COVID-19 virus, tours will only operate if:
• The UK travel ban to the country or countries has been lifted
• The host country or countries has no travel ban in place
• The advice from www.gov.uk states there are no health restrictions in the host country or countries.
For the latest information on our programme and complete itineraries (when available) please select tour programme from the menu or contact:-
Ian Allan Aviation Tours
10 - 12 Denmark Street,
Telephone: +44 (0)1753 671738
All our air holidays and flights are ATOL Protected by the Civil Aviation Authority under licence number 2824. ATOL Protection extends primarily to customers who book and pay in the United Kingdom. Click on the ATOL logo below if you want to know more.