Welcome to our UK 2024 Brochure As we all continue to recover from the Pandemic, I want to welcome you to our 2024 UK brochure. We have worked hard to pull this together securing some of our traditional hotels and finding some new, tweaking itineraries and introducing some new visitor attractions to help you tempt your customers to take a holiday by coach. It won’t be a surprise to see prices have increased by some margin; without exception these have come from suppliers and not Albatross Travel. London has been particularly challenging as it enters another cycle of boom, yielding bed stock out of reach in many cases. Prices have also been pushed up by the lack of bed stock in some areas, due to Government contracts and a desire to take individual leisure travellers rather than groups. All of that said, I am sure you will enjoy browsing the content and ultimately contacting your account manager to obtain dates and quotes or just to find out more.
THE SMALL PRINT • Every effort has been made to ensure all pricing and information provided in our brochure is accurate and up-to-date at the time of publication in March 2023. However, details are subject to change and any typographical, clerical or other error or omission shall be subject to correction without any liability on the part of Albatross Travel. • Tours are priced on a minimum of 25 passengers. • Prices shown are ‘from’ prices based on the lowest rate we have from our suppliers, and are in £GBP per person for the stated duration of the tour. • All brochure prices are non-commissionable and quoted inclusive of VAT. • All brochure prices exclude public holidays and major local events unless otherwise stated. • All brochure pricing is correct at the time of going to print and is subject to change due to changes in VAT and other local/national taxation such as city taxes. Albatross Travel sets aside advance payments, made by you to us, until your tour is completed. This reflects the undertaking and protection that you must in turn, provide to your passengers. The only exceptions to this are prepayments that are made in advance to suppliers or have been received on a non-refundable basis. Why book with us? Free Single Room for your Driver * No matter how many passengers are booked on your tour! * Excludes London. We Go the Extra Mile We have dedicated sales and operations teams to support you and we take the time to understand your business. We tailor our products to match your requirements. 24 Hour Helpline Number Our helpline is available for all drivers, should any element of the tour not go as planned. Visit, Inspect & Grade We visit, inspect and grade every hotel in our brochure to assess its suitability for coach tourism and to help you select the most appropriate hotel for your customers. Please note as we catch up after the Pandemic, some inspections have been delayed. Team of Contract Managers Our team of Contract Managers are dedicated to specific geographical areas, with some based in the areas they contract, so our product knowledge is second to none! Your Money is Safe with us Even though it is not a legal requirement,
Things to remember… Pricing The price you see (or quote if no price is shown on the page) includes the group admission rate for each attraction in the itinerary that is highlighted in bold. Suggested Itinerary This means that we are providing you with ideas for a tour that we would be happy to arrange for you if you wish. The Sales Team can provide you with a revised quotation price, based on any tour ideas that you feel would best suit your customer base. We would then arrange guided tours, purchase of tickets and payment of entrance fees on your behalf. What To Do All the attractions and hotels featured on the following pages can be mixed and matched according to your requirements. We are always happy to provide you with a bespoke solution for your tour programme. Additional Hotels We only have room in the brochure to feature some of our hotels. We have reserved space at many more. Please give our Sales Team a call. Overnight Hotels We understand that a successful tour is not just about the mainstay and that the hotels your passengers stay at along the way are a very important start and end to the tour. We have a great selection of hotels in excellent locations to suit all tastes and budgets. If you would like overnights adding, please give our Sales Team a call. City Tax Manchester has announced its intention to charge a city tax of £1 per room per night from 1 April 2023. At time of going to press, Edinburgh is considering something similar and other cities may follow suit. City taxes are not included in our prices. Low Emissions Zones & Access Regulation Emission Zone (ULEZ) is expanding to include all London Boroughs as from 29 August 2023. It already incorporates a single zone bounded by but not including the North Circular Road (A406) and South Circular Road (A205). The ULEZ will continue to operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including weekends (except Christmas day), with a daily charge for vehicles that do not meet the required emissions standards. For more information please visit: https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/ultra-low-emission-zone/ulez-expansion-2023 Additionally Bath, Bristol, Birmingham, Bradford, Portsmouth, Newcastle, Gateshead and Sheffield have implemented Clean Air Zones (CAZ), whilst Manchester is under review. Other cities will need to adopt CAZ, for further information visit: Drive in a clean air zone - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) We will not be held liable for any penalties, tickets or charges that result from entry into towns and cities with low emission zones and/or access regulations. New zones are regularly being introduced across the UK so please check before costing and operating your tour. Drivers Hours EU Regulation 561/2006 is transcribed into UK law and still applies. Our itineraries are created with drivers’ regulations in mind and we look to comply with daily driving, break and rest requirements.
• All brochure pricing excludes the cost of overnight hotels unless otherwise stated. • All brochure pricing excludes road tolls, emission zone charges and permits. • All brochure pricing excludes peak date supplements on ferry crossings. • All products are subject to availability at the time of booking. • All itineraries are subject to change depending on the seasonal opening hours of attractions. • All itineraries are based on the most recent train timetables, sailing schedules and opening hours and are subject to change. • Event dates are subject to change year on year. Your tour has been based on this year’s dates and times, where available. • Please be advised that details about some shows and events have not yet been finalised. We have therefore
based the information on current shows, which may be subject to change or cancellation. • Please note, on occasion some attractions require pre- payment upon confirmation and these charges will need to be passed on. • We cannot be held liable for any changes that may occur regarding a venue or an attraction that is beyond our control. However, we will aim to update you with details of any such changes as soon as possible. • All overnight sailings will be on a room only basis with inside, lower bed cabins. If meals are required, please advise at the time of quotation. • Dinner will always consist of at least 3 courses. Where a choice of menu is stated, there will be at least 2 dishes for each course unless stated otherwise. If a set menu is listed, this means that all passengers will have the same meal. Special dietary requirements will of course be catered for if we are advised in advance. • Please note that during weekend stays, other parties may be present and dining time options may be restricted.
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