Holidays and Mini-Breaks of Excellence Since 1980

 

 

INFORMATION ABOUT OUR TOURS DURING COVID19 PANDEMIC:

DAY TOURS:

We are pleased to announce that we will be recommencing our day tours on 8th July.

The latest government guidance does not advise against non-essential travel. It does however suggest passengers 'consider other forms of transport' before using public transport, so we will leave the decision to individuals as to whether they travel or not.

The following precautions will be implemented to ensure the safest possible environment for our customers:

1) Passengers will be spaced a minimum of one metre apart unless they are from the same household. This means that a maximum of 24 will be allowed on our coach until further notice however it is unlikely we will have more than 20 on each tour when we consider lone-travellers.

2) All customers will be asked to bring their own face coverings.

3) Hand sanitiser will be available on boarding our vehicles.

4) All regular contact surfaces will be cleaned between each journey.

5) Before tours run we will ensure that at the destination, and stopping points, customers will be able to use public conveniences and purchase refreshments This may mean that some tours may still be cancelled with no less than 7 days notice if we feel that customers comfort and enjoyment of the tour will be compromised.

We are still awaiting advice about holiday tours, and so a decision will be made Isle of Wight holiday as soon as the guidance surrounding hotels is clear. We will be in touch with those affected as soon as we can.

The latest guidance surrounding travel is available on the Government website:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-safer-travel-guidance-for-passengers

 

HOLIDAYS: 

St Agnes has been cancelled and we have contacted customers about refunding deposits.

Eastbourne has been cancelled and we have contacted customers about refunding deposits.

Oberammergau Passion Play/Austrian Alps: Both of these tours have been cancelled. Refund applications have been sent to our customers.

Kynren has now been cancelled. We are planning to rearrange this tour for 2021, once details are finalised we will write to those affected to offer the new dates or a refund.

All other tours from July onward: are due to go ahead but are kept under constant review. If you have a holiday booked during July or August, you do not need to pay your balance until we confirm that it is appropriate to go ahead.

Please be assure that we are fully aware that these cancellations have been of great concern to our customers, particularly those with holidays booked. We are working to ensure the best possible outcome for all customers and we thank you for you patience whilst we work on solutions to the more complex tours.

The Phillips Family
 
 
 

Company Overview:

The proprietors of our company are Celia, Alan and Julian Phillips. Alan and Celia have been operating coach holidays throughout the UK, France, Italy and Europe since 1980. Their son, Julian joined the company in 2015 and he or Alan will be acting as driver/courier when you choose to travel with us. Julian's wife, Gemma, also joined the company in 2015 and is responsible for the administration side of the business. We are a true family business that is well in to its second generation.

The
emphasis of our tours, both European coach holidays and day excursions, is quiet and relaxing, the journey being as enjoyable as the destination. An informative commentary is given on all journeys, and on some tours hot and cold drinks are served at your seat. No music or videos are played on board.

The vehicle you will be travelling on is the most up to date in respect of comfort, safety and reduced carbon emissions. It is British built and was brand new in March 2017. The carbon footprint per passenger on our coach is one ninth of that per passenger on an aircraft.

                       

                                                   
As coach tour operators our programme of tours, day excursions and European coach holidays is changed annually, but most destinations are repeated, within two to three years. The hotels are carefully selected by the Phillips family, and equally the itineraries are planned with the utmost care.

                                                        
The programme listed on this site can be arranged for a private group, but we are pleased to discuss with any organiser the individual requirements for their particular party.
 

We look forward to you travelling with us...

 

 

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“ For my part I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.”  
Robert Louis Stevenson.