Going on holiday can often be the highlight of the year, but the cost of getting there can make your eyes water.

At Columbus Direct, we understand the need for good value, quality holiday insurance, where cutting corners is not an option. We’re also committed to offering a product that represents value for money, a policy that is flexible and adaptable, so that it can be shaped according to your individual needs.

Our Holiday Insurance is split into three levels of cover, namely Bronze, Silver and Gold. Bronze offers basic levels of cover at highly competitive prices. Silver is our most popular as it’s the middle of the range policy with more comprehensive benefits attached, including cover for cash and documents. For a fully comprehensive plan, you need look no further than our Gold level. Gadget cover is available as an optional extra for all levels of insurance and we have a number of other ways you can tailor the cover level you choose.

Our Winter Sports Cover can be bolted on to any of our holiday insurance policies, as can Cruise Cover, Golf Insurance and Adventure Travel Insurance, to name a few. They can be purchased either as a Single Trip Insurance or a Annual Multi-trip plan, depending upon whether you intend to venture away more than once during a twelve month period. 

  • We can offer cover ranging from 1-365 days
  • There is a flexible range of policies and prices
  • We can provide cover for many pre-existing medical conditions
  • Free cover for over 150 sports and activities
  • Ski and snowboard insurance is optional
  • Up to £2,500 baggage cover including valuable and delayed baggage
  • Gadget cover is optional
  • Holidays in the UK are also covered

Another great saving benefit for those selecting Annual Multi-trip Travel Insurance is the fact that children get covered for free. Potentially, this is a huge saving if there a few of you to protect. Any named member of the family group can also travel independently and enjoy the same protection, which in turn, provides even greater flexibility.

We deliver cover to a wide selection of people, even those who may have struggled to find holiday insurance elsewhere. If you’re over 65, suffer from a pre-existing medical condition or simply love to push the boundaries of adventure to the limit, we have a policy that may just suite you.

Whether you plan to take your family to the Algarve and splash in the waves, brave the crowded streets of New York, on the hunt for the local landmarks that we are so used to seeing, or go surfing off Bondi Beach, your holiday will generate memories that you’ll treasure for years to come. So, best remember your trip for all the right reasons. With Columbus Direct tucked in your pocket, as you set out on your adventure, you can sit back, relax and enjoy yourself, knowing we’re there if you need us.   

Latest from our blog View more

How you can claim if your flight is delayed or cancelled over the Christmas period

Barring illness abroad or losing their passport, a traveller’s worst nightmare is arriving at the airport and seeing signs saying 'Delayed' or, even worse, 'Cancelled'. Not great at any time, but potentially horrendous, especially if you’re travelling to see friends or family for the Christmas break... Read more

The top Belgian Christmas Markets to visit this December

More and more people are going on holiday around Christmas, and it's not a surprising trend. Not only can you avoid the horror of the shops on Boxing Day, but it's a great way of experiencing how another country gets itself into the festive mood. In recent years, Belgium's had a rise in popularity... Read more

Sharm el-Sheikh: What you need to know, and what your insurance covers

The UK government have advised against all but essential travel through Sharm el-Sheikh airport. Please note that the FCO still advise that the resort itself is still considered to be safe. Currently tour operators are flying customers home and cancelling further trips to Sharm el-Sheikh. Airline... Read more

Gap year medical claims double in two years

When you're exploring options for your gap year adventure, certain parts of the planning process may be forgotten - but travel insurance definitely shouldn't be one of them. It may be an expense you think you don't need, especially if every penny's going towards your adventure - but if things go wr... Read more

The ten strangest items ever seized at customs

If you've ever been caught trying to smuggle a large bottle of perfume or a smelly foodstuff through customs and you've been caught, you'll probably remember the shame. The look in the official's eyes as they found your contraband item. The embarrassment you felt as it was consigned to the bin.Howev... Read more

Why Columbus Direct?

  • Leading specialist provider for over 25 years
  • Award-winning products and services
  • Over 15 million customers worldwide
  • Best Travel Insurance Provider 2014 (Your Money Awards)
Award Award Award Award

Customer reviews

Columbus Direct is rated 5 / 5 based on 4711 Trustpilot customer reviews.