TRIPS AND EXCURSIONS

For holiday information please go to our 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 – CANCELLED – New date to be scheduled when possible. £45 pp 7.45am
July Fri 17th Hampton Court Palace – CANCELLED – New date to be scheduled when possible. £40 pp 8.00am
October Fri 23rd Peckover House & Elgoods Brewery, Wisbech – CANCELLED – New date to be scheduled when possible. £22 pp 10.00am
     

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  –  CANCELLED

Depart from Ramsey clock at 7:45 am for our journey to London in a Dews Executive Coach.  We will be dropped off by Victoria Tower in Abingdon Street for a short walk to the Houses of Parliament. Our party will be on 2 separate tours; one to commence at 11:20 am and the other at 11:40 am.  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 to eat on the boat.

You will make your own way to Westminster Bridge for our cruise up the River Thames; the departure time is 2:00 pm but we have to be there 20 mins before.  The cruise takes about an hour and we will get off the boat at Greenwich where there may be time to have a look around before our coach picks us up about 4:00 pm for our return home.

For further details contact:  Shirley Hammond  Tel: 01480 389876

Friday 17th July – Hampton Court Palace – CANCELLED

Depart from Ramsey clock at 8:00 am for our journey to London in a Dews Executive Coach.  The drop-off point is a 15 minute walk from the entrance.  You will be free to explore in your own way the public dramas and private lives of Henry VIII, his wives and children in the world of the Tudor court.  Admire Henry’s Great Hall, the infamous Haunted Gallery and the Tudor kitchens.  Discover the spectacular baroque palace built for William III and Mary II and explore the magnificent gardens.

Food can be purchased from the three cafes or you can take your own picnic.  Return to the coach for 4:00 pm for our journey home to Ramsey.

Friday 23rd October – Peckover House and Elgoods Brewery, Wisbech
£22 per person.  Non National Trust members will need to pay £8 entrance fee to Peckover House – CANCELLED

Please note that the tour of Elgoods Brewery is not suitable for those with limited mobility but there are some beautiful gardens to be enjoyed if you still want to join the trip.

Depart from Ramsey Clock at 10:00 am for our journey to Wisbech by Dews Executive coach.  Peckover House is a classic Georgian merchant’s town house, lived in by the Peckover family for 150 years.  They were Quakers and operated a bank from the premises from 1794-1879.  The house is renowned for its fine plaster and wood rococo decoration.  There are rooms to view on three floors but those with limited mobility can explore the ground floor and beautiful gardens.  The tea room and gardens are open from 11:00 am and the house opens at 12:00 noon.

The party will depart at 1:30 pm for a short walk over the road to Elgoods Brewery to take advantage of their superb cafe followed by our tour and tasting of three different beers.

Elgoods Brewery is run by the 5th generation of the family.  Access is to the Garden and Visitor Centre.  The 4-acre garden includes a lake and a maze planted with Thuja and Laurel plus a superb variety of interesting features to look out for.

Our coach will pick us up at 4:00 pm for our journey home to Ramsey.

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RULE BOOK

All activities must be approved by the Ramsey & District U3A Committee.

A small working group of the 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 members of 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 members of 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.