Booking payment


After you have booked a group/single tour with Shoestring, the entire administrative processing of your trip will take place via your myshoestring account. You will no longer receive a paper confirmation from us. All correspondence goes through your digital file. No need to worry about losing documents and it is even better for the environment too. All information about how to make a payment can be found below.

Tailor made holidays

Booking a Shoestring tailor made holiday works slightly differently in that your invoice will not be visible in your myshoestring account and will instead be sent to you directly (by email).

Payment information

You must make payment by bank transfer. You are liable for any applicable bank charges for transfer (both sender and beneficiary). Please indicate as such when sending payment. Please include your booking/invoice number(s) as reference. We do not accept debit/credit card payments.

Invoices in Euros must only be settled with a Euro payment to our Euro account. Invoices in GB Pounds must only be settled with a GB Pounds payment to our GB Pounds account. Invoices in US Dollars must only be settled with a USD payment to our USD account. Details of all these accounts can be found below:

Bank Information

EURO payments:
Beneficiary: Shoestring
IBAN: NL70INGB0673211061

Additional info for international transfers:
Swift code/BIC: INGBNL2A

GB POUNDS payments:
Beneficiary: Shoestring
Account number: 20371828
Sort code: 238859

Additional info:
IBAN: GB81INGB23885920371828
Swiftcode/BIC: INGBGB22

US DOLLAR payments
Beneficiary: Shoestring
ING Bank (Amsterdam)
IBAN: NL14INGB0020009801
Swift code: INGBNL2A


After booking your place(s) on our group/single tour, we will send you confirmation of your booking via email. A deposit of 25% of the full amount due must be paid within 7 days. The full amount must be paid no less than 42 days before departure.


If the minimum number of participants is not met, we can decide not to let the trip continue. Fortunately, this is not often the case with Shoestring but should it occur, we will notify you no later than three weeks before departure. If you do not hear from us, you can assume that your trip will continue as planned.

After you have booked, should you decide not to take part in the trip due to personal circumstances, we will charge a cancellation fee. You can try to recover this from your cancellation insurance. For full details about cancellations, please look at our terms and conditions.