Seat booking information and conditions for Day Excursions
HOW TO BOOK
You can reserve places on our day excursions by phoning 01903 505805 or calling in at our travel office in 117 George V Avenue, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 5SA. We are open weekdays from 9am to 4pm, however telephone calls will be answered until 5:30pm on weekdays and between 9am and 12:30pm on Saturdays. You can also book online at www.worthing-coaches.co.uk.
Please note that all reservations must be paid for at the time of booking. Bookings can be accepted subject to availability. Once paid you will be issued with the appropriate excursion confirmation.
RESERVING NUMBERED SEATING
Particular seat numbers of your choice can be reserved in advance and are on a 'first come, first served' basis. Please be aware in some circumstances particular seat numbers are not allocated on internet bookings. The Company reserves the right to change seat allocation or vehicle without notice.
REDUCTION FOR SENIOR CITIZENS & CHILDREN
Children aged 1 year and over and Senior Citizens are often carried at reduced rates. Children under 12 months of age are carried free of charge on UK day excursions provided they do not occupy a seat and that we are notified at the time of booking. In consideration of the comfort and well-being of all our customers, we are unable to take children under 12 months of age on our European day excursions.
PICK UP POINTS & TIMES
Your confirmation, which acts as your travel ticket, will confirm the exact departure time from your requested pick-up point, unless you are joining our feeder service, when we will confirm exact pick up times 5 days prior to the date of travel. All passengers are requested to be at their chosen pick up point at least 5 minutes before the scheduled departure time. The Company will not be held responsible for the late arrival of passengers or passengers not being at the correct pick up point. No refund will be made for passengers arriving after the scheduled departure time nor shall the company be held responsible for the late arrival of coaches due to circumstances beyond our control (i.e. traffic & weather conditions). Return times shown in our day excursion brochure/leaflet are merely as a guide.
To reduce coach pick up times to a minimum, a feeder vehicle may be used and passengers transferred to meet the excursion coach at one of the main pick up points. The feeder vehicle may be a coach, minibus or taxi.
FOR YOUR COMFORT
The consumption of alcohol is NOT permitted and by law, we operate a strict no smoking policy on all our vehicles. The use of electronic cigarettes is NOT permitted on our vehicles and the use of mobile phones on vehicles is NOT permitted other than in an extreme emergency.
Worthing Coaches Limited cannot guarantee that the coach stated will be supplied. (This will only be in exceptional circumstances).
We will refuse a booking or terminate a passenger's travel in the event of unreasonable conduct.
Complaints should be made in writing within 7 days of the excursion to our Head Office, 117 George V Avenue, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 5SA.
CANCELLATIONS, REFUNDS OR AMENDMENTS
A. BY THE COMPANY
Should the circumstance arise where due to insufficient bookings we are forced to cancel any excursion, all monies paid by passengers for that particular excursion will be refunded in full and following that the company shall be exempt from any further liability.
B. BY THE PASSENGER
You may cancel or amend your booking at any time prior to departure subject to the following conditions.
1. For cancellations notified to us more than 7 days prior to departure time of the excursion, a 50% cancellation charge is made in addition to any entrance tickets, which have been prepaid by the Company.
2. For cancellations notified to us within 7 days prior to departure time of the excursion a 100% cancellation charge will apply.
3. For amendments to any booking, a £5.00 per person charge is made.
4. You may also transfer to an alternative trip, however, the above cancellation charges will apply and any outstanding monies will be transferred to the new excursion.
The Company reserves the right to alter excursions or prices, or cancel any excursion listed. Admission charges are included in the price unless otherwise stated.
Worthing Coaches cannot accept any responsibilty for any disruption prior to / during or after an event, arising out of matters of which we have no control, e.g. war, threat of war, riot, fire, flood, bad weather, industrial dispute, Acts of Terrorism or government action. We always allow plenty of time for the journey to a concert or event. In the unlikely event of a coach failing to arrive at the venue, or arriving after the show or performance has begun, Worthing Coaches accepts no responsibility for any such failure caused by accident, mechanical breakdown, bad weather, traffic or external forces outside of our control. No travel costs will be refunded once a journey has commenced.
Subject to our vehicles loading capacity, we can sometimes accept lightweight manual wheelchairs, provided they are able to be folded and stowed in the luggage hold of the coach and weigh no more than 20kgs. When we have room we are also able to accept small mobility scooters/powered wheelchairs, subject to the following:-
We are given details of the size and make of the powered wheelchair/scooter to enable checks to be made on the manufacturer's website that it is suitable for carrying on the coach.
That the powered wheelchair/scooter will break down into separate parts each weighing no more than 20kgs.
The disabled customer is accompanied at the point of departure and arrival by a companion who is able to dismantle and reassemble the powered wheelchair/scooter to enable stowage in the coach.
The powered wheelchair/scooter is operated by dry cell batteries only.
That we have sufficient additional room in the hold to carry the item.
We MUST be advised at the time of booking if you wish to take any of the above listed items is being taken as we have to consider the luggage capacity of the coach and we will let you know before accepting your booking whether we will be able to carry these items. Our drivers/escorts will be happy to provide general assistance to passengers but will not be expected to do any of the following:-
Our drivers and escorts are not permitted to assists customers with their eating or personal hygiene.
Health and safety considerations mean we cannot lift or carry you, and cannot provide medical services such as giving injections.
Our drivers and staff are unable to provide personal care services during the journey.
Our drivers and staff are unable to dismantle or reassemble mobility scooters or powered wheelchairs that have been approved for travel.
Worthing Coaches Ltd will not accept liability for any damage to personal property howsoever caused.
Luggage is carried at the owner's risk and we shall not be responsible for any property or equipment left on the coach. Any item of lost property will be held for a period of 1 month following the date of the tour in accordance with the minimum regulation laid down by the Road Traffic Act 1960 & the Public Services Vehicles (Lost Property) Regulations 1995. There will be a minimum charge of £2.00 on collection from our offices in 117 George V Avenue, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 5SA. Postage and packaging will be charged extra.
ENTRANCE FEES/ FARES ONLY DEALS
Entrance fees are included except where stated. If you have your own ticket for an event - or wish to visit friends or family somewhere - don't forget that 'fare only' prices are often available on many of our all-inclusive packages.
Please note some of our day excursions may be shared with our sister companies Lucketts Travel Ltd and Coliseum Coaches Ltd.