2020 did not go according to plan and our programme of excursions and holidays went out of the window. So, we would like to say a big THANK YOU to all our regular travellers for your continued support, loyalty and generosity, it means a lot to us. We would also like to extend a warm welcome to new travellers with us.
Like most coach companies, we lost the majority of our work, along with our income for 2020. With no direct financial aid from the government we have had to borrow money in order to see us through the COVID-19 crisis. This has unfortunately forced us to increase the prices of our excursions and holidays for 2021.
A quick look at our prices and we are not cheap. BUT our holidays are COMPLETE PACKAGES, there are NO extras. As well as your coach travel and hotel accommodation, on dinner, bed and breakfast basis, travel insurance, all excursions (unless otherwise stated) and refreshments on the coach are all INCLUDED. All you need to find is your lunch, drinks, any sundries at the hotel and gifts. All our holidays include:
- COMPLIMENTARY Travel Insurance, including COVID-19 cover.
- COMPLIMENTARY refreshments on the coach (at convenient times) – new for 2021.
- INCLUDED excursion package on all our holidays with carefully thought out and planned itineraries.
- LOCAL PICK UP POINTS no feeder coaches and no waiting around at an interchange.
- QUALITY ACCOMMODATION all our tours feature 3 or 4-star hotels along with some excellent family run 2-star hotels. At all our hotels there is a choice of menu at dinner, even on the overnight hotels.
- Our OWN COACH, built by Mercedes Benz to our specification with all the usual features you would expect on a touring coach plus upgraded seats with extra padding, complimentary WiFi and USB charging points. The coach is maintained regardless of cost at the main Mercedes coach dealer in Coventry.
- NO SURCHARGE GUARANTEE gives you further peace of mind travelling with C & J Tours, knowing that the price you book will be the price you pay.
When comparing our prices with those from other companies we politely ask you not just to look at the price, but to also look at what is included. Do you have to pay for travel insurance? How many excursions are included? If excursions are optional, what are the prices? Add all these up and our prices do not seem to be too bad, especially when you include the quality and standard of service we provide as well as the coach you will be travelling in. We appreciate that we may not be the cheapest and as a company we are aware of the wide choice of operators available. As a husband and wife run company, operating just the one coach, we can only work so many days a year. Plus, our tours are not repeated every week, we do not have the buying power of the big coach companies and as such we cannot complete with them on price. Nor will we compete with some of the more ‘cost conscious’ companies as we do not want to lower the quality and standard of service that we have become renowned for, and are proud of.
As a husband and wife run company we are small enough to consider every one of our customers not just as loyal customers but also as friends. Travel with C & J Tours and travel with friends. Sit back and relax in the comfort and safety aboard our top of the range Mercedes Benz coach. No queues and waiting for hours at the airport. No worries about driving, the traffic, finding somewhere to park and the cost of fuel. Plus, you will be doing your bit in helping the environment, 53 people on one coach is much better than 53 people in cars.
Whether a new or regular traveller with C & J Tours, we hope that you find something of interest in our 2021 Holiday Brochure. We thank you for taking the time to browse our brochure and look forward to welcoming you on board and having the pleasure of your company on one or hopefully more of our holidays.
Tina, Dave & Bethany.