TRIPS AND EXCURSIONS

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

The 2020 programme of Day Trips is below:

2020 Destination Approx.
Price
Depart Ramsey
April

Sat

18th

Houses of Parliament + Westminster to Greenwich River Thames Cruise £50 pp 8.00am
July Fri 17th Hampton Court Palace £45 pp 8.30am
October Fri 23rd Peckover House & Elgoods Brewery, Wisbech £25 pp 9.30am

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

Saturday 18th April – Houses of Parliament and Westminster to Greenwich River Thames Cruise  –  £50 per person

Depart from Ramsey clock at 8.00am for our journey to London in a Dews Executive Coach.  We will be dropped off by Victoria Tower in Abbingdon Street for a short walk to the Houses of Parliament. Our tour is set to commence at 11.30am.  After the tour there should be time for a snack in the cafe at the Houses of Parliament or you can bring your own picnic.

You will make your own way to Westminster Bridge for our cruise up the River Thames; the departure time will be confirmed on the day.  The cruise takes about an hour and we will get off the boat at Greenwich where our coach will be ready to pick us up about 5pm for our return home.

For further details contact:  Shirley Hammond  Tel: 01480 389876

Friday 17th July – Hampton Court Palace
Approx. £45 per person

Details to follow when confirmed.

Friday 23rd October – Peckover House and Elgoods Brewery, Wisbech
Approx. £25 per person.  National Trust non-members will need to pay entrance fee to Peckover House.

Details to follow when confirmed.  Please note that the tour of Elgoods Brewery is not suitable for disabled or those who have difficulty walking but there are some beautiful gardens to be enjoyed if you still want to join the trip.

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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.