Events focused on promoting group camaraderie
Group participation amongst individuals is encouraged for social interaction
(GOV ADVICE) KEEP IT: SMALL – SHORT – LOCAL
Feeling good feels great
Meeting new friends becomes harder the older an individual becomes because of two factors. The first being due to many having moved on and the second being that self isolation starts creeping in which for many is a frightening thought.
Enhancing any type of non-judgemental friendship that inspires wellness and confidence an an individual is always going to be seen as a welcome sign. Personalities define a generation over any kind of financial success. Passenger ‘name badges’ are provided to everyone. The aim being to help make self introductions between those attending our events easy.
Solo passengers are always encouraged to bringing a companion. From a family member, a friend or even a carer. Journey comfort breaks and a snack box (subject to dietary requests) are provided. ‘Reasonable’ assistance is offered with mobility where necessary.
Fate changes strangers into friends
Unlike other coach trips focused on holidays, this service focuses on social interaction amongst seniors as away of enhancing group camaraderie. There are visual and wellness benefits to being able, in getting out and meeting new people within a shared environment. Our journeys start at Exeter St. Davids.
Planned Getaways for senior citizens, and guests. (Individuals with carers, including those working as carers).
NO MEMBERSHIP COSTS
Devon Coach Trips are based on group meetings focused on allowing seniors and under ‘60s to reconnect with others allowing opportunities for individuals in meeting real people, exchanging life stories and having fun.
THE COST IN JOINING INCLUDES A COMPLEMENTARY SNACK BOX WITH A SOFT DRINK THAT IS PROVIDED ON ALL OUR EVENTS
Please note that ‘Snack Boxes’ are there to provide nutrition rather than any full balanced meal. (However our restaurant event pricing does include the meal cost)
We are currently considering local pick-up points subject to demand. This is because many find a central pick-up point in the heart of Exeter difficult due to local connections. Events range from sightseeing, theatre events to food and drink related staycations. Enjoy also exciting overseas trips within Europe and beyond.
Examples of Events Hosted – Subject to interest (Seats Confirmed)
We will start by offering seats on our popular day trips to Clarks Village.
- Visit to Clarks Outlet Village & Return Journey back to Exeter from Clarks Village :: STARTING APRIL
- Three Pub Discovery (Round trip coach excursion consisting of visiting 3 character country pubs then returning back to Exeter St. David) :: SEE NEWS LETTER FOR UPDATES
- Non Coach Social Events (Local Exeter Lunch Time Meet-Ups) :: SEE NEWS LETTER FOR UPDATES
- Fri – Sun (2 Night) Local Staycation Devon Breaks (All Inclusive) :: SEE NEWS LETTER FOR UPDATES
- European Short Breaks (Small Groups) :: SEE NEWS LETTER FOR UPDATES
WE’RE COMMITTED TO HELPING PEOPLE GET BACK TOGETHER SAFELY
Freedom & Friendship Interaction Events.
We also encourage any senior citizen to be able to bring along any age guest, family member or carer that may accompany their adjoining seat.
(GIFT OPTION) It is possible to offer our ‘confirmed seat tickets’ as gifts to friends and relatives.
STORAGE AREA FOR DISABILITY AIDS IS AVAILABLE ON OUR COACHES THAT WILL BE SUBJECT TO SIZE
POLICY ON REFUNDS AND CANCELLATIONS
Details provided on our newsletter
Should you wish to join an excursion, we suggest that you reserve your space early. The selected coach size will be subject to the total seats required. As we have a 3 week cut off prior to registration, this means that we are unable to accept any last minute bookings.
Please note that once the seat is confirmed, we do not offer any refund. (Unless the event is cancelled by our office). We allow passengers the option of having their booking either transferable to another date or we quite simply process a full refund. Should you have any questions, please call our office on 01404 811 849 or pop-in to our shop at Ottery Travel 14a Mill Street, EX11 1AD and secure your seat using a secure chip & pin.
HEALTH & SAFETY
We take health and safety seriously. We promote people in being cautious as the COVID virus is even more prevalent. More so than normal being that our audience is mainly made up of seniors.
Events Based On Companionship
– CREATIVE WELLNESS BREAKS –
Months of self isolation, has meant that many of us need to get out and meet new people. One shared fact is true… The get older we become, one’s personal circle of premium friend is reduced and for many, it’s meant staying isolated…
WE DO NOT ALLOW ANY ACCOMPANIED PETS: However much we may love our pets, sadly, we can not accept them on any tour event. Allowing this would prevents anyone with an allergy attending and enjoying the fun.
Packages are focused on group communicaton than arriving at a location as a stranger
As an event company, we offer the following ‘packages’.
WE HAVE THE RIGHT DUE TO DEMAND TO ALTER PRICES PRIOR TO ANY BOOKING CONFIRMATION.
(Example for 2 -4), A built charge covers: the entrance fee for (This excludes any 2 day staycation package quotes) any basic attraction /venue entrance / restaurant (All sole restaurant visits would include the cost of the meal and a complementary welcome drink upon arrival).
Bespoke Option 1. – PRIVATE DAY TOURS
Private tours based on exploring Devon through a one 2 one service. The concept can be based on improving communication skills or for individuals that just want a fun day out, visiting various key places of interest. This also allows individuals an opportunity in participating in specific activities that may have been on their bucket list.
PACKAGE COST: £PRICE ON APPLICATION
Self Drive Option 2. – SELF DRIVE OPTION ON JOINING GROUP EVENTS
People may join our events using their own mode of transport to the event. The joining charge per person is £45.00 per person plus the cost of an attraction. One day event ONLY.
PACKAGE COST: £45.00 per person
Coach Seating Option 3. – LUXURY COACH SEAT ON JOINING GROUP EVENTS
Request a seat on the coach between the middle exist and the back is fixed at £54.00 per person. One day event ONLY.
PACKAGE COST: £54.00 per person
Coach Seating Option 4. – LUXURY COACH SEAT ON JOINING GROUP EVENTS
Request a seat between the exist and the front is fixed at £60.00 per person (Due to high demand). One day event ONLY
PACKAGE COST: £60.00 per person
Coach Seating Option 5, TWO NIGHT STAYCATION PACKAGES ARE BESPOKE PROGRAMS
This is due to programs being bespoke in design and tailored to passenger needs
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