C & J Coach Tours can organise holiday tours and day excursions in the UK or Europe for groups. We will tailor make the holiday tour or day excursion to suit your specific needs, organise theatre tickets, guides, refreshments. At C & J Coach Tours every booking is very important to us and you are guaranteed our full co-operation and understanding no matter how big or small your holiday tour or day excursion.
Call us (01245 222477) or e-mail us now to discuss your requirements or to get a quote.
In preparing a quote for you, we do not just simply pluck a figure out of thin air. Several factors are taken into account.
First, is the coach itself – a new coach such as ours with 49 reclining seats with seatbelts, tables, arm and footrests; air conditioning; toilet and drink facilities, costs in excess of £200,000.
Then there are the licences for the vehicle and the company. C & J Coach Tours operate under an International Operators Licence with a Community Licence for the coach. There is the Road Fund Licence (currently £330.00); Insurance for the vehicle and our Liability Insurance. We have a PRS Licence so we can legally play music on the coach. The coach is also licensed to travel at 62mph (100kph) where applicable by being certified to Tempo 100 and Vitesse 100 regulations.
Next is your destination along with the route and mileage. Modern coaches may be environmentally friendly but they only do around 10mpg and with the ever increasing cost of fuel the route and mileage play an important part in the quote.
We also take into account drivers wages. So we look at the length of hire, when the driver needs to start and finish, bearing in mind the driver needs to clean the coach at the end of the hire. The start and finish times may also affect the work that can be done the day before and the day after the hire. Very early starts or late finishes mean the driver cannot always work the day before or the day after, so this will have some affect on the quote.
At C & J Coach Tours we try and plan for any unforeseen circumstances. However well a coach is maintained problems can and do occur. In order to give you piece of mind whilst out with us the coach has a mobile phone (hands free) so contact is available. Our office can be contacted 24 hours a day/7 days a week. We are members of CPT and their associated breakdown and replacement coach service and as we operate a Setra coach we are one telephone call away from assistance Europe wide with the Omniplus system offered by Setra.
Taking all these factors into account our quote may seem expensive. BUT if the quote is broken down per person, on a full coach you will be looking at only £10.00 to £15.00 per person, per day, which for what we offer, we think you will agree is not a great amount for a great day out.