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RECOMMEND A FRIEND TO ENJOY, A FUN DAY OUT
WHEN WE CONTINUE OPERATION

Government Guidance

WORKING ALONGSIDE MANY GOV DEPTS

Travel Policy – ON HOLD

Due to lockdown 3.0, Our office has decided to hold back until lockdown has ended.

BOOKING FLEXIBILITY
If you contract COVID-19 up to 5 days before you’re due to travel, or you have been told to self-isolate, you will also be able to move your booking to another tour or date for free*.

HEALTH & WELLNESS
Being of a certain age and not being able to exercise to maintain body muscle mass is similar to loosing the art of communication with strangers during complete isolation. DON’T USE IT – YOU’LL LOSE IT – WE ALL NEED TO BE SOCIAL

NO ALCOHOL OR SMOKING PERMITTED ON BOARD OUR TOURS

RULE OF 6
Rule of 6 will be observed by every passenger whilst onboard our coach travel. Responsibility for Rule of 6 once a traveller has disembarked the vehicle will rest on the individual. We urge that individuals once departed from our coach trip remain in their established groups and ensure that total numbers do not exceed 6 people.

TRACK AND TRACE
* The registration process we have adopted allows for automatic track and trace to be part of the booking process.

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Businesses and venues

All businesses and venues should follow COVID-secure guidelines to protect customers, visitors and workers.

Restrictions on businesses and venues in Tier 3 areas include:

  • Retail

    Tiers 1-3

    Retail businesses, including markets, may remain open in Tiers 1-3 except for non-self-contained shops that are based inside closed premises and cannot be accessed directly from the street.

    Door-to-door sales should not be taking place, and sales activities should be conducted remotely (such as by phone, online, or mail).

    Tier 3

    Markets may open, however where there are larger events with activities such as funfairs, local authorities may choose to prevent these from going ahead if they are concerned about the safety practices or transmission risk.

    Betting shops may remain open, but should implement additional mitigations set out in separate guidance.

  • tour groups must operate in line with social contact rules. This means that larger tours where different households or support bubbles (or groups of more than 6 if outdoors) interact will not be feasible

See full guidance on which businesses and venues are permitted to be open under each local restriction tier.

COACH SEATING PLAN

SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY

REGULAR
SEATS: £54.00pp

PREMIUM
FRONT & EXIT DOOR SEATS: £60.00pp

TOURS ON HOLD
ROUND-TRIP DAY EXCURSIONS

PART OF OUR HEALTH AND WELLNESS PROGRAM WHERE SUPPORT & FRIENDSHIP HAVE A VALUE

 

Tour Preferences.

CURRENT OPTIONS
** Discounted senior citizen packages
** 30’s to 60’s excursions

PERFECT FOR
** Social clubs and groups across Devon
** Care and residential home services

Tour distances are approx 25 – 30 mile radius of Exeter, Devon. The current cost per person for scheduled full day trips that include a snack box and onboard bingo entertainment from only £54 person.

Entertainment provided on-board will be non-contact “BINGO”. (The Business Club format has its own format)


We recommend travellers sign up early due to the scheme being launched on a first come, first serve basis.

OUR SCREENING FOR PURPOSES OF HEALTH & SAFETY WORK WELL WHEN EVERYONE IS COMMITTED TO PROMOTING SAFE SOCIAL DISTANCING AND WEARING OF MASKS WITH NO BUBBLE EXCEEDING SIX

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THE TOUR PACKAGES ARE A WORKING PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN DARTLINE COACHES & OTTERY TRAVEL.

49/53 Seat Executive Vehicles with Air Conditioning, Toilet, and Drinks Facilities
We work alongside the Dartline Coach team in ensuring social distancing is followed.

All text information supplied has been verified by Dartline Coaches.

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SUBSIDISED TOURS FOR CHARITIES / ASSOCIATIONS

HELPING CHARITIES AND ASSOCIATIONS WHEN IT MATTERS

As an organisation, we are proud to work alongside charities and associations where subsidised travel packages are awarded. The level of subsidy is subject to grants receivable from local authorities. These can range from 100% to 5% dependent on the level of grants provided.

ARE YOU ON BENEFIT / COMMUNITY SERVICES

ARE YOU ON BENEFIT OR NEED FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

We are a private company that operates health and wellness day trip excursion packages for those living alone, looking for a break from isolation sickness.

The first thing we would suggest is talk to your local CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU and see whether they can offer advice on any funding available through any local charities within your area.

The above notice was put on this site after a retired individual felt that the cost of £54 for a complete day out may be too expensive.

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Offical update to whether coach tours can go ahead.

“If it is possible to ensure that groups of more than six do not mingle on a tour, coach tours of over six people on the coach can go ahead. People must stay in their groups of up to six (or larger if they are from one household) on all parts of the tour – for example whilst in hospitality settings and when visiting attractions as well as whilst on the coach.”

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HEALTH & SAFETY

* Our day scenic mystery tour excursions are an excuse to get out and enjoy fresh air in the company of strangers using safe covid protocols. This decision was made to help restrict any type of cross border infections.

 

Passenger collection points:
Within DEVON (Area providing the greatest interest) – Exeter etc

 

* There is no mandatory requirement for face masks on private hire, when the coach is booked on a dry hire basis.  However, in circumstances where different families, groups and individuals occupy a shared vehicle it is mandatory that face masks be worn, especially when talking to strangers on board. There will also be regular comfort breaks that allow passengers to stretch their legs.

 

* When boarding the coach, passengers will be given their thin rubber gloves. This helps prevent them touching other seating whilst moving up or down the isle of the coach.

 

* Our social distancing allows for a maximum 29 seat occupancy plus the host which totals 30 people onboard a 53 seater vehicle.

 

* In the event of several pick-up points, travellers will need to start filling up the rear of the coach first, as this helps to minimise close contact.

 

* Seating arrangements first row behind driver to be left clear unless vehicle fitted with a protective screen (We have 2 private hire vehicles already fitted). The remaining passenger seats to 1m+ so window seats and any family members or carers will be able to sit together.

 

* There will be no mixing of any persons outside those registered on the passenger manifest / track and trace sheet. A copy of everyone onboard is sent to the coach operator.

OTHER TOURS

ONLY WHEN RESTRICTIONS ARE LIFTED

(2) 2 DAY SHORT BREAKS – From Staycation Events to Full European Travel Programs
(3) 7, 10 and 14 day Group Tour Packages including Cruises available through our travel dept.

We minimise exposure with general public outside the tour bubble.

WHAT IS INCLUDED

HOSTED
INCLUDED

TRANSPORTATION
INCLUDED

SNACK BOX**
INCLUDED

COMFORT BREAKS
INCLUDED

ENTERTAINMENT**
INCLUDED

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HYGIENE
Q. As people move through the isle, it is expected that they will be touching every seat by default and leaving imprints on the seats?

A. We will address this question in two parts

  • (1) Prior to boarding the coach, everyone will be provided a set of blue surgical gloves which they are expected to wear everytime they travel along the isle of the coach
  • (2) The inside of the coach is given a coating of ‘Biocide’ as an Aqueous coating. This remans active for upto seven days.The acqueous coating is hard wearing and creates a clear coat of active biocide which can only be removed by cleaning with a strong bleach, disinfectant or simply worn away. (Similar to an active coating of clear varnish). If 1000’s of people rub the hand rail in the same spot continuiously then that area coating, at some point will be worn away (just as varnish would be). If no one rubbed their hand on the rail, it would stay active for over 30 days.PLEASE NOTE THAT EVERY COACH LEAVING THE DARTLINE GARAGE IS RE-SANITISED SUBJECT TO USAGE – DAILY & WEEKLY SLOTS.

ANXIETY
A feeling of worry, nervousness or unease
The problem is that the MEDIA may have gone over board with the Crona Virus campaign is that it has caused many to fully issolate and feel an increase in their aniexty levels. People need to communicate more than Zoom or Skype. Companionship is a paramount is any human sanity. The coach trips we organise are managed using COVID protocol. Every effort is made ensuring that passengers remain in their bubble.

GROUP BOOKINGS & DIRECT COACH HIRE

You Decide The Event – We’ll Provide The Logistics

USE THIS FOR GROUP BOOKINGS ONLY

RESERVATIONS - CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONS

  • First NameLast Name 

GENERAL REQUEST

FOR COACH HIRE ONLY

  • First NameLast Name 
  • Date Format: DD slash MM slash YYYY

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THE PERFECT SOLUTION FOR LOCKDOWN LONELINESS

Current Flyers Distribution Points

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HONITON
Childrens Hospice | Jollybees Kitchen | Creature Comforts | Gentie & Bertie | Local Library

REFERRAL AGENT APPLICATION

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DUE TO CURRENT LOCKDOWN, OUR CURRENT SHOP IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. HOWEVER, PLEASE PHONE US ON 01404 811 849 AND WE WOULD BE HAPPY TO ADD YOUR DETAILS SO YOU MAY RECEIVE OUR NEWSLETTER. ARRANGEMENTS THAT SUIT YOU.


A MEMBER OF STAFF WILL BE HAPPY TO COMPLETE YOUR REGISTRATION

Excess Demand

Additional coaches will be added

In situations where the demand outstrips 30 people, we will endevour to add additional coaches where neccessary. The second vehicle may have a different routing to prevent any socialising during any provided comfort breaks. All content forthwith is subject to availability .

Tour Explained

MAX 30 PEOPLE IN TOTAL INC HOST & DRIVER

OVER 30’s - 60’s Tours

OVER 30s – 60s TOURS

We currently offer just scenic tours. If you like the idea of leaving their car at home and joining a mixed social group that may also include those that qualify to be single to mingle. The aim is to allow individuals to enjoy a day out, enjoying local scenery whilst increasing their circle of friends. When what REALLY connects us is OLD SCHOOL communication

SENIOR CITIZEN INFORMATION

SENIOR CITIZEN INFORMATION

If you are retired, then why not ask about our discounted senior citizen tours. These are can often be supported by various grants made by individuals to charities, local government and associations. Please note that we book 53 seater  vehicles that do not have any special provisions for those with special needs.
We are able to offer a;; our senior citizen a standard 5% discount of the full price.

ENTERTAINMENT

ENTERTAINMENT

The following only applies to two key groups. The 30’s – 60’s and the senior citizen group. We are always coming up with fun ideas for those on-board. Currently, we are offering our on-board travellers an opportunity to enjoy our BINGO sessions.

The Buiness Club format is based on providing a coach microphone to individuals that wish to say a few things about their business to a closed group of other business people that are sharing the same journey.

Tour Cost

SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY

From
£54.00 per person

COST BASED ON
RETURN TRAVEL INCLUDING COMFORT BREAK, COACH HIRE, DRIVER, HOST & SNACK BOX & ENTERTAINMENT BEING PROVIDED

DAY TRIP

10.30 – 15.30


NO REGISTRATION OR MEMBERSHIP COSTS

EXAMPLE SCHEDULE
INDIVIDUAL HEAT CHECK UPON BOARDING
10.30 – 11.30 APPROX BOARDING TIME
11.30 – TOUR DEPARURE TIME
13.00 – 14.30 – ARRIVAL TIME AT REST POINT
(SNACK BOX** PROVIDED) + FREE TIME
14.30 – START RTN TRIP HOME
15.30 – APPROX RETURN TIME TO PICK UP POINT

Information for
TEAM LEADERS

GROUP BOOKINGS

Useful tool for anyone keen on hosting a group event

SOCIAL GROUPS

SOCIAL GROUPS

SOCIAL GROUP EXCURSIONS

> CHARITY CLUBS TO ASSOCATIONS

RESIDENTIAL CARE HOMES

CARE HOMES

RESIDENTIAL CARE HOMES

> AVAILABLE SW ENGLAND ONLY

OUR OFFICE WILL HANDLE SEAT ALLOCATIONS
TRAVEL DATES RELEASED THROUGH OUR OTTERY TRAVEL OFFICE

HOUSE KEEPING RULES

HOUSEKEEPING RULES FOR ALL INDIVIDUALS

These are an extention to current rules since COVID-19 

  • All events are hosted by facilitators.
  • NO ALCOHOL OR SMOKING PERMITTED ON BOARD OUR TOURS
  • Maximum group attendance is subject to permitted government acceptance (30 People), any pre-deposits that may have been paid are refunded fully on cancelled events.
  • We will not accept any behaviour that may put others at risk.
  • Prior to registering, please ensure that your personal health DOES NOT not impede the enjoyment for fellow guests and attendees.
  • Please check prior to confirming any reservation that your (If needed) travel insurance documents are up to date.
  • We are keen to offer private member clubs, associations and social clubs a fully designed travel package suited to their needs.
  • CANCELLATION POLICY
    100% Non refund policy if cancelled within 14 days from travel date.
    50% Non refund policy if cancelled within 30 days from travel date.
  • NO SHOW
    Should an individual confirm their reservation and decide not to show at an agreed leaving time (We always allow 15-20 minutes margin time for traffic), then the individual will lose any monies paid.
  • PAYMENT CONDITIONS FOR PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS
    If you wish to attend one of our travel experiences, please ensure that payment is made to “Fun Events Corporate Services Limited” at Ottery Travel in Mill Street. EX11 1AD
  • PAYMENT CONDITIONS FOR CORPORATES / GOV DEPT / ASSOCIATIONS INCLUDING SOCIAL GROUPS AND CARE HOMES
    Purchase order must be in-line with the terms and conditions covering deadlines for payments.
  • RESTRICTIONS
    Hire conditions do not permit us to entertain single sex groups. examples are stag & hen parties.

MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES

BUSINESS CLUB
MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES

COMPLEMENTARY MARKETING OPTION FOR BSUINESS CLUB MEMBERS TO MARKET THEIR PRODUCT OR SERVICE TO OTHER BUSINESS PASSENGERS ONBOARD

A FUN WAY TO GETTING YOUR BUSINESS KNOWN

Freelance networkers based in Devon wanted to promote our health an wellness programs

ENQUIRY LINE
01404 811 849
PRE-BOOK ESSENTIAL

SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY

ADDITIONAL COACHES WILL BE MADE POSSIBLE SUBJECT TO DEMAND

  • DEVON COACH TRIPS
    Re-Energised Naturally


    ADVANCE BOOKING REQUIRED

    The registration process allows us to send out tour information to those interested in joining us.

    We look forward to welcoming you on board.

Encouraging a more positive outlook

Helping prevent isolation sickness