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Traveling abroad on holiday with a wheelchair for 1st time

Melton Mowbray...
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Traveling abroad on holiday with a wheelchair for 1st time

My wife and I wish to have a holiday abroad (in Europe). I have been in a wheelchair for 2 years.

We are middle aged are looking for help and advise on all aspects of traveling i.e. airports, flying, transfers, hotels, hiring a scooter

Edited: 25 March 2024, 09:53
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United Kingdom
Destination Expert
for Cornwall
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1. Re: Traveling abroad on holiday with a wheelchair for 1st time

Assistance at airports is booked via the airline but apart from that it would be helpful to know what your interests are eg countryside, beaches, sunbathing, museums etc and/or whether you have any particular countries in mind.

Wrexham, United...
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for Singapore, Traveling With Disabilities
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362 reviews
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2. Re: Traveling abroad on holiday with a wheelchair for 1st time

Look through other topics on this forum and you'll get lots of advice.

Decide where you'd like to go, then ask in the destination forum for help from local experts.

To find the destination forum Google tripadvisor forum destination.name

Going on holiday once you're disabled is horribly complicated, but well worth the effort. Have a great time.

London, England
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3. Re: Traveling abroad on holiday with a wheelchair for 1st time

It really is t difficult travelling with a disability as long as you do plenty of research beforehand. Obviously, some places are easier than others and cruises are ideal for disabled travellers.

I also find there is better information from disabled Travellers on various Facebook pages rather than here on TA

Fremont, California
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4. Re: Traveling abroad on holiday with a wheelchair for 1st time

You may look for some ideas by looking at web sites such as

https://www.accessibleeuropeholidays.com/europe-wheelchair-accessible-tours/

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