Welcome to our 2022 Summer/Autumn collection of day excursions.
As always, a big thank you to our regular travellers for your continued support and loyalty, it is greatly appreciated. We would also like to extend a warm welcome to new travellers with us and look forward to seeing you all soon.
Our 2022 Summer/Autumn collection of day excursions includes some old favourites, such as Stamford and the Rutland Water Cruise, along with some new ones including Hyde Hall Flower Show and some that we have put a new twist to, such as Clacton by putting it with Walton and calling the excursion Essex Sunshine Coast. There are also a couple of excursions to commemorate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, such as Superbloom including a visit to the Tower of London. For all our excursions, holidays, and private groups we spend time making sure we follow an interesting and suitable route, we visit somewhere on an appropriate day, and the timings for the day work. We try to offer excursions that do not involve more time on the coach getting to where we are going, once the pickups are complete, than you do at the destination, so you get the most out of the day and have an enjoyable day out with us. We do not always get it right, but we try.
We are a family and like everyone else we are feeling the financial pain of the rising costs of living and its effects on disposable income. The last thing we want to do is increase our prices, but to meet the rising cost of fuel and to stay in business we have to. Even before the crisis in Ukraine, the cost of fuel had been rising, it has now risen dramatically. Since the beginning of the year for us fuel has risen in price by around 30%. Fuel is not the end, as modern diesel-powered vehicles such as ours require an additive, AdBlue, to meet the latest emission standards. The cost of this for us has risen by just over 40% and is now on par with the cost of fuel. We have endeavoured to keep the price increases to a minimum and the increase will not affect the excursions, holidays and private group bookings already advertised and agreed. The price of these will remain the same, we will not impose a surcharge.
Regarding COVID, please do not to travel if you are, or think you are infected. If you have to cancel due to being infected, where possible we will transfer your booking to another excursion (any difference in price will have to be paid). Sorry, we cannot offer any refunds. Even though the government has lifted all restrictions, we are asking that you continue to wear face coverings whilst walking through the coach when boarding and alighting. This is for your wellbeing, that of your fellow travellers and ours. We are also asking that you use the hand sanitser provided every time you board the coach. For our part we will continue to offer single travellers a seat to themselves, unless instructed otherwise and thoroughly clean the coach every day.
Despite the price increases, we are still confident that given the level of service we provide, the coach we operate and the fact that our excursions, where applicable, include entrances, guides and refreshments, that our day excursions are still value for money. Plus, travelling by coach is one of the safest way to travel, it is one of the most environmentally friendly ways to travel and you get the chance to meet up with friends, make new ones, enjoy the scenery and you do not have to worry about which route to take, where to park and the cost of fuel. As you are not driving, if you want to you can enjoy a drink with your lunch! So, join us on one or more of our excursions, sit back, relax and enjoy your day out with us.
Many of our regular passengers have been travelling with us for years, have become friends and make new travellers with us feel welcome and part of the family. So if you have not travelled with us before give us a try. Travel with C & J Tours, travel with friends.. We look forward to welcoming you aboard and having the pleasure of your company on one or more of our excursions.
If you are interested in any of our excursions and want to book or require more information contact us on: 01245 222477 Our office hours are: Monday – Friday 09.00-17.00
All our excursions require a minimum number of passengers in order to operate.