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Book now pay later on your flights, hotels, transport, and tours today

Starting from just £60 for tours and £99 for packages, STA Travel’s trip deposit scheme has been introduced to help you lock in your trip at today’s price without having to pay the full amount immediately.

By paying a small deposit upfront, you can rest assured that your adventure is fully booked and you won’t have to pay the remaining balance until closer to the time. As all of our trip deposit schemes are completely interest free, you don’t need to worry about being charged the extortionate rates associated with loans and credit cards. So all that’s left to do is get excited about your next trip!

Why book now pay later with STA Travel?

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Guarantee prices

Lock in the hotels, tours and accommodation you've been internet stalking while they're at their lowest price.

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Book tours & beds

While you're saving up for your trip, someone else is booking up the tours and hotels you want! Don't miss out, secure it now.

no interest

No interest

Hold the phone to the bank or your parents... because with our deposit scheme, there's no interest and so no need to wait!

Our Deposit Options

The £49 flight deposit

Freakin' about flight prices getting to high? No sweat. Thanks to STA Travel’s exclusive flight deals, you can book your perfect flights now and pay the rest off later! Simply find your flights and contact a Travel Expert to find out how to book! Terms and conditions apply.
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Holiday Deposit

From £99

Packages From just £99

It's not just flights that you can put a deposit on. We want you to have it all, so you can also deposit your entire trip! Book your holiday package for just £99 - choose from loads of flights and our best hotels and hostels worldwide. Terms and conditions apply. Contact us for more details.

Our tour deposits

Contiki tours

Just £60

18-35s Deposit £60

Secure your place online today on one of our exclusvely 18-35s adventure tours with a deposit of only £60! By putting down a deposit, your price will be secured and you can pay off the full amount 10 weeks before your scheduled departure. Terms and conditions apply.

G Adventures

Small group tours

Deposit £100

Choose your perfect small group tour from G Adventures and secure your place for just £100. By using the deposit scheme, the price of your tour will be guaranteed upon receipt of the payment, for you to pay off 10 weeks before departure. Terms and conditions apply.

Our transport deposits


Just £150

Deposit £150

There's nothing quite like hopping in a camper with your mates and exploring a country at your own pace - the open roads of the Australian Outback, or the world-famous driving routes in the USA. What's more, you don't have to worry about forking out all of your money straight away - you can put a deposit on a camper for only £150! Terms and conditions apply.

Bus passes

Just £150

Deposit £150

If you don't drive, or you'd rather someone else drive you around - then how about the freedom of a hop-on hop-off bus pass? With passes across Asia, New Zealand and Australia, you can get around with ease! Put a deposit on a pass for only £150. Terms and conditions apply.

Terms and Conditions

£49 Deposit 
The £49 deposit will guarantee your seat and price at time of reservation. Any bookings must be paid in full 10 weeks prior to departure date. Only available on new bookings. In the unlikely event that the price of your trip decreases in the deposit period, the balance paid will still be amount determined when the deposit was initially paid. The low deposit is non-transferable. Only valid on certain types of fares – ask a travel expert for more information. There will be a non-refundable ‘low deposit access fee’ added to the total price of your flight in order to book on deposit.

£99 holiday deposit
Deposit option is limited to selected packages with specific airlines and properties. Minimum stays apply. Subject to availability.

Contiki (£60 deposit)

In order to reserve your place on a Contiki tour, a non-refundable deposit of £60, per person per tour, or the full amount payable if booking is made within 45 days of departure from home country, must be submitted to STA/Contiki within 7 days in respect of that holiday. The deposit is accepted as a first instalment of the holiday price by Contiki only once the booking has been confirmed in writing by Contiki or STA Travel. Inca Trail Trek - If you wish to book a tour including the Inca Trail Trek you will be required to provide full passport details & make an additional deposit at the time of booking. Your STA Travel consultant will advise you of the additional amount required. Should Contiki be unable to obtain a trail pass for the date requested your additional deposit will be refunded in full. FlexDeposit: If you decide to cancel your booking, the value of the original deposit can be used as credit towards booking a new trip with Contiki. Original deposit refers to tours deposit only and excludes any addition deposits such as Inca Trail, or flights. Any discounts already refunded are not applicable. The credit will be applied as a discount on the final payment of your new trip. The amount allowed to be redeemed is equal to the original deposit amount paid. In the case of multiple deposits due to back to back trips, only one deposit amount can be credited per trip, they cannot be combined. However multiple trips can be booked using multiple expired deposits. Valid on all Contiki trips 7 days or longer. Credit is valid until the client turns 35. i.e. fitting within Contiki's age limit as per Contiki’s booking conditions. Credit can be gifted to family or friends. To gift to family or friend the customer must email confirmation to Contiki stating the nominated name. Gifting only valid within 5 calendar years of the original booking. (eg cancelled in 2014, valid on trips up to end of 2019) Deposit credit is not valid on existing bookings. The credit has no cash value and is non-refundable.

G Adventures (£100 deposit)
(a) G Adventures Tours: At time of booking a non-refundable deposit of GBP£100 per person per tour (£400 for Expedition trips) is due. If booking is made 60 days or less prior to departure 90 days for Expedition trips), full payment is due. The non-refundable deposit and medical form, if applicable, should be sent to the Company or its Agent.
(b) Lifetime Deposits: Should the Client cancel their booking, the deposit amount as defined in (a) or (b) above, will be held as a ‘Lifetime Deposit’ with the Company, subject to the full extent of these terms and conditions. This Lifetime Deposit has no expiry and may be used as a deposit on one future Company tour. Any specific permit costs above the deposit amount are subject to different terms and conditions as applied by the Company. The Lifetime Deposit has no cash value. Only one Lifetime Deposit may be applied per tour. All Lifetime Deposits must be applied to a new tour that is of equal or greater value than the cancelled tour. A booking may not be cancelled, and have the Lifetime Deposit applied to the same or similar dates of travel or a tour at a price lower than the cancelled tour. The Lifetime Deposit may be transferred or gifted to another Client.

£150 campervan deposit

Campervan hire bookings with Britz, Mighty, Maui and Travellers Autobarn can be secured with a £150 deposit. Full balance payment is due 10 weeks prior to departing the UK. If booked within 10 weeks of departing the UK, full payment is required at time of booking.

The deposit is non-refundable - In the event of a cancellation outside of 10 weeks prior to departure the deposit will be forfeited. Any cancellation within 10 weeks of departure may incur additional cancellation fees. Ask your Travel Expert for details

£150 hop-on hop-off bus passes

Product supplied by Kiwi Experience, Bamba (hop-on hop-off only), Stray Asia (hop-on hop-off and flexi-tours), Loka and Awesome Adventure Fiji can be booked with a £150 deposit. Full balance payment is due 10 weeks prior to departing the UK. If booked within 10 weeks of departing the UK, full payment is required at time of booking.

Hop-on hop-off and open-dated products can only be booked on deposit if the booking also includes a flight with an earlier departure date.  

The deposit is non-refundable - In the event of a cancellation outside of 10 weeks prior to departure the deposit will be forfeited. Any cancellation within 10 weeks of departure may incur additional cancellation fees. Ask your Travel Expert for details