TRIPS AND EXCURSIONS

For holiday information please go to our Travel (Holidays) page.

The 2019 programme of trips is below.

2019 Destination Price Depart Ramsey
May 24th Gordon Boswell Romany Museum and Springfields Shopping Outlet & Festival Gardens £25 pp 9.15 a.m.
July 19th Felbrigg Hall and Coastal Town of Cromer £20 pp 8.45 a.m.
October 18th Black Country Living Museum, Dudley £40 pp 8.30 a.m.
November 25th Thursford Christmas Spectacular FULLY BOOKED £58 pp tba

Friday 18th October – Black Country Living Museum – £40 per person (incl. entrance and introductory talk).  £10 non-refundable deposit to confirm your booking.

The coach will leave the Clock Tower at 8.30am for our journey to this award-winning corner of the West Midlands, which is now one of the finest and largest open-air museums in the United Kingdom.  After very humble beginnings, a bright idea and 40 years of inspiration, this is 26 acres worth exploring.  Amazing as it may seem, they have created a ‘place’ – a real and lively place, where once there was nothing and nobody.  With a village and charismatic residents to chat with.  Trams to ride.  Games to play.  Things being made.  Stories to hear.  People – their triumphs to admire and troubles to be thankful that are not ours.  Time to be well spent. 

On arrival we will have an introductory walk and then members will be left to explore in their own time.  Back to the coach at 4.30pm for our home journey.

Book your place by contacting Jane Cusworth:  Email jcusworth@btinternet.com or telephone 01487 814984

Provisional Day Trips for 2020

2020 Destination Approx.
Price
Depart Ramsey
April

Sat

18th

Houses of Parliament + Westminster to Greenwich River Thames Cruise £60 pp TBC
July Fri 17th Hampton Court Palace £45 pp TBC
October Fri 23rd Peckover House & Elgoods Brewery, Wisbech £25 pp TBC

Provisionally book your place on the sign-up sheet at the General Meetings or contact Jane Cusworth (Tel: 01487 814984  / Email: chairman@ramseyu3a.org.uk)

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 25 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.