To book a place on a tour please:
- Read the Terms and Conditions shown below
- Click here to download our Booking Form
- Please print, complete and email us a copy of your booking form then return the booking form with your deposit cheque or make a bank transfer of the deposit
CLASSIC CAR TOURS INTERNATIONAL LTD.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF CONTRACT
1.The supplier and Organiser of the Tour is
Classic Car Tours International Limited (company number 04836747)
whose address is 5 Royston Rd., Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire FY6 7JX.
The following terms and conditions form the basis of a contract with you "the client" once you have completed the booking form and returned it to us together with the relevant booking fee and we have acknowledged acceptance to you in writing or by email.
2. The price of the Tour
The price of the tour is per person and is listed on the web site. This price is based on two people sharing a car, ferry cabin and hotel room. Single person occupancy of a hotel room will incur a premium. Only one person in a car will also increase the overall cost per person based on ferry and cabin costs, as these will not be shared between two occupants. We have the right to increase or decrease the price of unsold tour holidays at any time. The current price will be confirmed at the time of booking.
After confirmation the following provisions will apply;
Currency surcharges: changes in exchange rates means that the price of travel arrangements, especially overseas hotels may change after you have booked.
All of our 2022 European tours are priced on our website in euros due to the uncertainty of future £ sterling to euro exchange rates.
Correction of errors we reserve the right to correct errors after the confirmation of bookings.
3. Payment schedule and method of payment: Deposits
UK TOURS, deposit per person
Tours up to and including 5 days duration, £500
Tours of 6 -9 days duration, £750
Tours of over 10 days +duration, £1,000
EUROPEAN TOURS, deposit per person
Tours up to and including 5 days duration, 550 euros
Tours of 6 -9 days duration, 865 euros
Tours of over 10 days +duration, 1,150 euros
Your deposit must be accompanied by a completed booking form.
The balance of the cost of the Tour is payable 12 weeks before the first date of the tour.
Payment is acceptable in the form of cheques or BACS. ( we do not accept credit cards ).
In the event that we do not receive the balance of the cost of the tour by the due date, we have the right to treat your booking as cancelled and your deposit may be forfeited.
4. Cancellation by you
All cancellations must be in writing and are subject to the following cancellation charges based on total invoice cost:
Greater than 12 weeks before the tour start date, your deposit
4-12 weeks before the tour start date, 50% of the total tour cost with a minimum of your deposit
Within 4 weeks of the tour start date 100% of the total fees
In addition to the above, there will be a ferry cancellation penalty of 25% of the total ferry cost imposed by Brittany Ferries. The balance of your ferry cost will be refunded by a voucher from Brittany Ferries.
The cancellation period will be calculated from the date we receive written notice to the date the tour starts. To protect yourself against losing the above cancellation fees you must take out insurance to cover yourselves against the possibility of suddenly having to cancel or withdraw from the event after the refund dates.
5. Cancellation by us.
In the event that we are forced to cancel the tour, for whatever reason, we will refund all monies to the client including deposits with the exception of 25% of the total ferry cost retained by Brittany Ferries which will take the form of a voucher.
6. Passport and visa requirements
A current, valid passport is required by all members of the client's party.
In the case of European tours, your passport must have a minimum of 6 months left before expiration as you may not be admitted at the European border if your passport is within 6 months of the expiry date.
We are not aware of any specific visa requirements to enter Europe but it is the customer's responsibility to check this with the relevant embassy.
For European tours will need an insurance Green Card which you can obtain from your car insurance company.
7. Health formalities
All customers should be in possession of a European health insurance card, ( EHIC ) or a UK Global Health Insurance Card, ( GHIC ).
We are not aware of any specific health formalities to visit the countries on the tour. However, customers are advised to check with the relevant embassy.
8. Arrangements for the security of money paid over to us by clients
We are governed by The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992 (SI 1992 No 3288), and are required by law to protect clients' pre-payments. We do this by ensuring that all monies paid to us by a customer are held in our Clients' Trust Account from which they may only be withdrawn on completion of the contract, defined as the end of a Tour. The Client Trust Account is held at our bank. Prior to the commencement of the Tour, all clients will be issued with their own personal return ferry tickets. In the event of our insolvency, therefore, all clients will be able to return back to England using the return portion of this ticket.
9. Travel destinations covered by this Tour
The destinations covered by this tour are covered in the itinerary.
10. Relevant periods of stay and dates
The ferry dates and the Tour will take place between the dates shown in the itinerary
11. The means characteristics and categories of transport to be used
Commercial passenger ferries will be used to travel from England to France and return or from Wales to Ireland. During the Tour, clients will drive their own cars. The timing, points of departure and dates of ferries will be confirmed to the client 4 weeks before departure.
12. Location of accommodation and its tourist category
A list of the accommodation and its tourist category will be notified to the client 4 weeks before departure. Accommodation is normally 4-star hotels but sometimes we use 3-star hotels or 5-star hotels.
The accommodation normally comprises the following:
Double or twin bedroom
Each individual hotel has been vetted by us and complies with the rules of the Member State.
13. Minimum number of persons required for the Tour to proceed
For the tour to take place we normally require a minimum of 6 cars. However, we reserve the right to proceed with the tour with fewer cars. In the event that we do not reach this number, we will notify the client of the cancellation of the tour within 6 weeks of departure at the latest.
A provisional itinerary is available on our website. A final itinerary will be issued 4 weeks before departure.
15. Visits, excursions and other services included in the Tour price.
The Tour price may include entry to relevant car races as a spectator together with parking (unless specified in the provisional itinerary).
16. Liability for loss or damage to participants' cars and property
We are not responsible for damage to clients' cars or property including when parked on hotel grounds. At all times clients should be aware of the need to lock their cars when unattended and remove valuables from the car. Clients must also drive sensibly and within the law and under no circumstances can we be held responsible for any damage to clients' cars or property sustained during the tour.
17. Complaints by customers
Complaints during the tour must be addressed to the Tour Director who normally accompanies the tour. All complaints by clients after the end of the Tour must be confirmed in writing and received by us within 14 days of the completion of the Tour.
18. Special requirements agreed with customers when making the booking.
Any special requirements agreed with the client when making the booking will be agreed upon in writing by both parties.
19. Travel Insurance
Clients must have valid and relevant travel insurance covering the cost of cancellation by them, the cost of assistance including motor vehicle breakdown and recovery, emergency repatriation in the event of the customer's illness, or any member of their party.
If you do not take out breakdown recovery insurance you are responsible for the repatriation of your vehicle and passengers and thus agree to indemnify us against any costs that might arise. We are able to supply such cover, please ask for details.
20. Our liability
We accept liability to provide the services we contract with you to a satisfactory standard.
We purchase our tickets from various Ferry Companies and passengers are carried under their terms of carriage. We are not liable for the consequences of travel delays affecting the carrier.
We cannot accept liability under any circumstances if you suffer injury or death whilst travelling in a motor vehicle whether or not through your own fault or neglect.
We do not accept liability where there has been no fault on behalf of ourselves, our servants, or agents and where the events complained of are due to circumstances that neither we nor our suppliers could have foreseen if all due care had been exercised.
21. Compliance with motor regulations for travel abroad.
You must comply with motoring regulations for travel abroad and carry the relevant equipment. Information is available from your insurers, the AA, and the RAC.
It is compulsory to have a full current driving licence, car registration document, motor insurance certificate and current MOT certificate.
22. Changes to this contract
In the event that we as organizers wish to alter significantly an essential term of the contract, we agree to notify the customer as quickly as possible. The customer will then be given the choice to withdraw from the contract without penalty.