Our holiday insurance policies are safe, secure, fully comprehensive and underwritten by White Horse Insurance Ireland Ltd. We cut the cost not the cover!
Travel more than once a year? Annual multi trip holiday insurance is guaranteed to save you money and time. Plus, we'll give you 10% off airport parking for a year.
£6.94 per week
- Up to £10 million medical cover, £5,000 cancellation, £1,750 lost baggage
- Kids go FREE on Single Trip Family Policies
- Travel more than once a year? Check out our Annual Travel Insurance rates
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- Annual Travel Insurance
- Single Trip Travel Insurance
- Family Travel Insurance
- Backpackers Travel Insurance
- Ski Insurance
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Essential Travel is one of the UK's leading online Travel Insurance providers - giving peace of mind to hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers each year.
Customers have scored Essential Travel on average based on 328 reviews. Prices from £6.94 for 1 week's cover in Europe.
We tailor our travel insurance policies to suit all your holiday requirements. Single Trip Travel Insurance starts from £6.94 a week and Annual Insurance from £32.99. So, whether you travel regularly and require an annual multi trip policy or once in a while and need a single trip policy - we've got you covered. Get continual cover for up to 2 years on our long term or backpacker travel insurance polices. Are you a sports fanatic? We offer specialised cover for almost every sport, from scuba diving and skiing to mountaineering and trekking!
- 24-Hour Emergency Assistance
- Book Travel Insurance Online - it's quick, easy, safe and secure
- Pre-existing Medical Conditions covered
- Up to 45 days per trip allowed on Annual policies
- Book with Confidence - Policies are underwritten by White Horse Insurance Ireland Ltd
Whether you're skiing in the Alps, shopping in New York, scuba diving in Thailand or simply relaxing on a Spanish beach, Essential Travel insures you have a great holiday
Booking your holiday insurance online
With Essential Travel it's quick, easy and a secure way to safeguard your trip. Our travel insurance policies can be tailored to your individual needs, so you only pay for the protection you actually need. Plus our standard policy can be extended to include skiing and snowboarding, while our Adventure Travel Insurance covers a wide rage of more extreme sports.
24-Hour Emergency Assistance
If on your journey you've lost your bags, your camera has been stolen, or your flight's been cancelled - we've got you covered with our holiday insurance.
All our policies include access to a UK-based 24-Hour Emergency Assistance Helpline, offering worldwide multi-lingual assistance - which means that you can be sure of our support, and rely on us to be there anytime, anywhere.
Pre existing Medical Conditions covered
A pre existing medical condition doesn't mean you can't travel. You will be asked four simple questions at stage four of the booking process to assess the right kind of cover for you.
Travel news, blog and magazine from Essential Travel
For the very latest travel information - check out our Travel News articles, Travel blog and our brand new Essential Travel Magazine full of tips and advice sure to help you on your holiday.
Our Travel Insurance offers you more
Essential Travel works with White Horse Insurance, a specialist Travel Insurance underwriter who insure 2 million people a year, and are part of the Thomas Cook PLC Group, to provide you with complete peace of mind on your holiday.