This page is for members who are looking for holidays of more than one day away from home. Those looking for day trips should visit the Travel Group (Trips & Excursions) page.

Holidays may take the form of a short city break lasting two or three days in the UK, or of a longer excursion to somewhere more distant, say in a European country, region or special interest destination with an extensive travel itinerary.

A copy of the Travel Group Rule Book is shown below.

2019 Beautiful Bruges – Monday 23 September – Friday 27 September 

Organised by the Travel Committee with Greatdays Holidays (a member of ABTA).  TWO PLACES STILL AVAILABLE at £470 per person.

Itinerary and Inclusions:

  • ABTA protection
  • 5 days return coach hire and driver services from Ramsey to Bruges
  • Return Eurotunnel crossings Folkestone/Calais/Folkestone
  • 4 nights bed and breakfast accommodation at the 4* Parkhotel Brugge in centre of medieval Bruges
  • Entrance and tasting at Roose’s Chocolate World, Bruges
  • Entrance, tour and 1 x tasting at De Halve Maan Brewery, Bruges
  • 30 minute Bruges Canal Cruise
  • Day trip to Antwerp – ‘City of Diamonds’

2020 Provisional Holiday – IRISH HOUSE PARTY
Monday 29th June – Friday 3rd July 2020
Cost £558 per person (£69 single supplement)

Organised with Greatdays Travel (ABTA) to include

  • ABTA protection
  • 5 days return coach hire and driver services from Ramsey to Ireland
  • Return ferry crossing Fishguard to Rosslare.
  • 4 nights half board at Treacy’s Hotel, Enniscorthy.
  • Celtic Roots Show entertainment and free bar (from 6-9pm on selected beverages each evening)
  • Waterford Crystal Factory Tour
  • Entrance to Mount Usher Gardens
  • Tour of Kilkenny Castle
  • Visit to the Dunbrody Famine Ship

To provisionally book your place, please contact a member of the Travel Committee or Jane Cusworth (Tel: 01487 814984  Email: chairman@ramseyu3a.org.uk.

2018 holidays were:

Netherlands including visits to Keukenhof, Delft and Amsterdam.

WWI Battlefields Tour

TRAVEL GROUP RULE BOOK
All activities must be approved by the Ramsey & District U3A Committee.

A small working group of the Travel Group members will plan all events, whether day trips or overnight trips.

Liability Insurance is provided by the U3A Trust in respect of Day Trips and Study Group Trips ONLY. Refer to the National U3A website for details.

DAY TRIPS

The sub-committee will arrange a trip and agree with the treasurer the payment arrangements and the ‘sales’ price usually including a small mark-up as a contingency.

  • All people taking part in Day Trips MUST be fully paid up members of the U3A.
  • In order to make it viable a minimum of 30 persons required for the trip to take place.
  • A £10 per person non-refundable deposit to be paid on sign-up.
  • People taking part in a trip should, whenever possible, pay the balance by bank transfer using a suitable identifier as the reference. Only when this is not possible, payment may be made by cheque, made payable to Ramsey & District U3A.
  • All monies received by the Treasurer must be paid into the R&D U3A bank account.
  • All expenses must be paid by cheque or bank transfer from the R&D U3A account.
  • The annual accounts prepared for the members must include the gross amounts for all income and expenditure and MUST NOT be netted off.
  • Members taking part in the trip must pay their final balance prior to the final payment for the trip being made. The deadline for payment for each trip will be notified to all those taking part.
  • Under no circumstances will payment be accepted on the day of the trip. Anyone not paying by the agreed date will forfeit their place.
  • No refunds will be made unless there are extenuating circumstances, which will be reviewed by the working group.
  • If space is available trips can be made available to adjoining U3As
  • Dews Coaches Executive Travel will be the preferred supplier of transport.
  • Pick-up and drop-off point to be Ramsey Clock Tower.

STUDY GROUP TRIPS

  • Study Group Trips must be for the purpose of studying a particular subject or subjects pertinent to the Group and NOT a holiday.
  • All people taking part in Day Trips MUST be fully paid up members of the U3A.
  • A minimum sign up of persons to make the trip viable will be agreed.
  • A £10 per person non-refundable deposit to be paid on sign-up.
  • People taking part in a trip should, whenever possible, pay the balance by bank transfer using a suitable identifier as the reference. Only when this is not possible, payment may be made by cheque, made payable to Ramsey & District U3A.
  • All monies received by the Treasurer must be paid into the R&D U3A bank account.
  • All expenses must be paid by cheque or bank transfer from the R&D U3A account
  • Members taking part in the trip must pay their final balance prior to payment for the coach being made. The deadline for payment for each trip will be notified to all those taking part.
  • Under no circumstances will payment be accepted on the day of the trip. Anyone not paying by the agreed date will forfeit their place.
  • No refunds will be made unless there are extenuating circumstances, which will be reviewed by the sub-committee.
  • If space is available trips can be made available to adjoining U3As
  • Dews Coaches executive travel will be the preferred supplier of transport.
  • Pick-up and drop-off point to be Ramsey Clock Tower.

HOLIDAYS

  • All holidays MUST be booked through a Travel Agency/Tour Company protected by ATOL/ABTA.
  • Minimum number of people as required by tour operator.
  • It is expected that a non-refundable deposit will be required from each member by the Travel Agent/Tour Operator.
  • The final balance will be payable in accordance with the Travel Agent’s/Tour Operator’s Terms and Conditions.
  • All payments made must be on an individual basis, directly to the company and not to the R&D U3A.
  • Cheques, made payable to the Travel Agent/Tour Operator, may be collected by the Treasurer and forwarded direct to the travel company if required.
  • As payments are made direct to the Travel Agent/Tour Operator, it is not necessary to pass the monies through the R&D U3A bank account, or include them in the annual accounts.
  • All individuals taking part MUST take out their own Travel Insurance and provide evidence of cover as and when required.
  • In the event of cancellation by an individual, claims for refunds must be made to the individual’s insurer.
  • Non-members, e.g. partners or friends of members, may take part in R&D U3A holidays if space is available.

FREE TRIPS

In the event that a Travel Agent/Tour Operator offers a free place, the discount will be split between all those travelling.