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Walkabout Insurance

Prices for Sterling’s walkabout insurance start from £149 for 1 week. Whether you’re on a gap year planning a European adventure or an overseas visitor to the UK and would like to explore further afield, our walkabout offers may work for you. Call us direct for our best prices.

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Walkabout Insurance from just £149 for one week!

Cheap insurance for driving around Europe

Walkabout motor insurance is a dedicated insurance scheme for those travelling to, and around, Europe such as gap year students and backpackers. It’s ideal for touring in a camper or car, making the most of a working holiday, or enjoying the winter sports season.

Thanks to our expert knowledge and experience dealing with camper, motorhome and car cover, we realised the special needs of visitors taking extended European tours were not being met by many insurance companies.

We’ll cover most vehicles as well as drivers from the UK, Europe and sometimes further afield. Give us a call and let us know about your journey – our best prices are usually available over the phone.

You may also want to look at our Green Card insurance, caravan insurance, motorhome insurance and van insurance policies.

The benefits of getting a policy with Sterling

  • Prices start from £149 for 7 days’ cover (annual policies available)
  • Covers almost any vehicle driving in the EU and other selected countries
  • Valid for UK, European and selected non-European driving licence holders
  • Covers personal possessions up to the value of £2,000
  • Breakdown cover, camping gear, keycare, misfuelling (optional extras)
  • Claims hotline open 24/7

Prices start from £149 for 7 days’ cover

Whether you’re planning a trip that’s a fortnight long or a full year long with your vehicle, you will want to be covered in every country you visit. Sterling compares quotes from various insurance companies so you won’t be paying extra for your level of cover. Let us do the work for you.

Walkabout cover for almost any vehicle

Whether you’ll be driving around in a brand new motorhome or retro van, Sterling will offer cover for almost any vehicle. Just let us know your travel plans and your vehicle details, and we can find cover that matches your needs. If you plan on doing any work to the vehicle, we will also cover modifications on a like-for-like basis.

Cover valid for selected non-European driving licence holders

We offer cover for UK residents with driving licences, European driving licence holders and driving documentation from countries such as Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada and South Africa. All insurance documentation is also sent electronically, ideal for long-term travellers who no longer have a fixed home address.

Personal possessions cover up to £2,000

If your belongings are accidentally damaged or stolen from inside your vehicle during your trip, our policy will cover personal possessions up to the value of £2,000. As travellers and backpackers on the road are sometimes equipped with cooking facilities, we also cover any damage caused through using cooking or heating equipment.

Breakdown cover, protection for camping gear (optional extras)

Add Sterling’s home-start service and European / UK breakdown cover to your vehicle’s insurance policy. It’s ideal for keeping you on the move. We also offer standalone camping equipment cover which protects all camping-related furniture and furnishings, personal possessions, luggage and camping accessories.

Claims hotline is open 24/7

Sterling’s claim line is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you need to make a claim, we will be here for your call.

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Frequently asked questions

  • Legal cover up to £100,000.
  • Uninsured loss recovery for non-fault claims.
  • Modifications covered on a like-for-like basis.
  • In car entertainment cover.
  • Salvage retention.
  • Agreed Value cover (optional).

European cover includes fully comprehensive cover for the following countries.

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and United Kingdom.

Non-European cover includes fully comprehensive cover for the following countries.

Andorra, Croatia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

Third party cover can be provided for the following countries at an additional premium:

Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, F.Y.R.O.M, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Tunisia, Serbia Turkey and Ukraine.

Getting a quote couldn’t be any easier.

Sterling also offers standalone camping equipment cover.

From just £26.50, you can protect all of your camping equipment, whether you’re spending the weekend in the English countryside, or going on a three month trip around Europe.

It will protect all furniture and furnishings associated with the camping trip, personal possessions, luggage and camping accessories,  subject to an excess of £25.

Great caravan insurance, motorhome insurance and van insurance policies are also available.

  • Get a quote for the duration of your trip. We will offer cover from 15 days right up to a full annual policy.
  • You don’t necessarily need a European licence. We accept documentation from Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, South Africa and other selected overseas countries.
  • All insurance documentation is sent electronically. An idea option for long-term travellers who are on the road and no longer have a regular home address.
  • Includes cover for your vehicle’s contents. This includes full cover for anything lost or damaged while using heating or cooking equipment.
  • Cover is valid throughout the EU and other selected countries. Start planning your next trip abroad.
  • We can cover just about any vehicle. When we say just about any vehicle, we also mean just about any year too.
  • Student travelling on a gap-year?… No worries, we can offer cover to you too.

Even better deals over the phone

Our best policies and prices do not appear on price comparison sites and are not available online.

So let us compare prices with the levels of cover available. We’ll take quotes from multiple insurance providers to ensure you get the very best deal.

Help is here when you need it

Sterling’s claim line is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

If you ever need to make a claim, someone will be here for you at the other end of the phone.

Our staff are based in the UK

Whether you’re calling for a quote or want to make a claim, our staff are based in the UK and ready for your call.

As soon as you agree the policy terms, your insurance can be issued on the same day.

30 years’ experience in the industry

Our senior staff have been working in the insurance industry for 30 years.

It means we can help if you need to find cover for situations or circumstances that are a bit more specialist.

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