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Centurion Tours are working in association with Bath Rugby to provide transportation from various locations into the city for home matches.

Terms & Conditions of Booking

Centurion Tours in conjunction with Bath Rugby have provided coach transport in the form of an excursion for passengers travelling to Bath Recreational Ground for the purpose of watching a rugby fixture. The service is available for any persons for this reason only. Purchase of coach tickets are only available in advance and will not be available on the coach.

Coach Travel will be booked via Centurion Travel Ltd and further conditions apply.

THESE CONDITIONS DO NOT APPLY TO TRANSPORT PROVIDED AS PART OF A PACKAGE (AS DEFINED BY THE PACKAGE TRAVEL, PACKAGE HOLIDAYS AND PACKAGE TOUR REGULATIONS 1992) ORGANISED BY THE OPERATOR

1. Application

The hirer is the person making the coach seat booking(s).

These conditions apply whether a contract has been made verbally or in writing.

The hirer acts on behalf of all the passengers travelling on the vehicles. If the hirer is a Company, group, or partnership, an individual must be named as a responsible person. The hirer is responsible for the actions and decisions of all the passengers on board including any additional costs incurred in performing the contract, whether or not they actually travel with the party.

If the hirer is not going to travel with the party, a representative must be chosen, and the Company informed prior to the hire taking place. The Company will only accept instructions from the hirer or their nominated representative.

Where a copy of these conditions has been given to the hirer at any time, or the hirer has been advised verbally of all significant terms, making a booking will be deemed to signify acceptance of them. Where a hirer makes a booking before receiving these conditions and without being advised verbally of all significant terms, the hirer may cancel the contract without liability to the operator within 48 hours of receiving these conditions.

Otherwise, the hirer will be deemed to accept these conditions.

2. Quotations

This section is not used for the purchase of seats on vehicles. All pricing is set and will remain once a booking has been made. There will be no change in this price.

3. Use of the Vehicle

The hirer cannot assume the use of the vehicle between outward and return journeys, nor that it will remain at the destination for the hirer’s use unless this has been agreed with the Company in advance.

4. Route and Time Variation

The Company reserves the right to vary the route and time for a reason beyond its control for example a road closure. No liability will therefore be held by the company for delays in arriving at any destination or pick up point.

The coach will depart the appointed place and will depart at times agreed by the hirer and it is the responsibility of the hirer to account for all passengers at those times. The Company will not accept liability for any losses incurred by passengers who fail to follow instructions given by the hirer.

5. Drivers’ Hours

The hours of operation for the driver are regulated by law and the hirer accepts the responsibility of ensuring the hire keeps to the hours and times agreed by the Company. Neither the hirer nor any passenger shall delay or otherwise interrupt the journey in such a way that the driver is at risk of breaching regulations relating to driving hours and duty time. If any breach is likely to occur the hirer will be responsible for any additional costs incurred unless it is outside the control of the hirer.

6. Seating Capacity

The Company will, at the time of booking, agree and specify the legal seating capacity of the vehicle to be supplied. The hirer must not load the vehicle beyond this capacity. The company will reserve the right to prohibit travel for anyone with no valid ticket. The hirer must ensure they have booked enough tickets to cover those travelling.

7. Conveyance of Animals

On an excursion, no animals (other than assistance dogs notified to the Company in advance) may be carried on any vehicle without prior written agreement from the Company.

8. Confirmation

Normally, written confirmation by the Company is the only basis for the acceptance of a hiring or for a subsequent alteration to its terms.

9. Payment

Any payment is to be made at the time of purchase of a coach ticket.

10. Cancellation by Hirer

If the hirer wishes to cancel any agreement the following scale of charges will apply in relation to the total hire charge.

Notice given Charge

3 days or more None

1-2 days 50% of hire

Cancellation due to inclement weather conditions will charged as above.

If the hirer wishes to cancel any agreement the due to the rescheduling of an excursion for which tickets had been booked. Then the hirer will be entitled to a refund providing that an email notification had been made prior to the booked date.

No refunds for transport will be made by the company once the booking date has past.

11. Cancellation by the Company

In the event of any emergency, riot, civil commotion, strike, lock out, stoppage or restraint of labour or on the happening of any event over which the Company has no control (including adverse weather and road conditions) or in the event of the hirer taking any action to vary agreed conditions unilaterally, the Company may, by returning all money paid and without further or other liability, cancel the contract.

12. Vehicle to be provided

The Company reserves the right to provide a larger vehicle than that specified at no additional charge.

The Company reserves the right to substitute another vehicle (including those of other operators) or ancillary facilities for all or part of the hiring subject to such substitutes being of at least equivalent quality.

13. Breakdown and Delays

The Company gives its advice on journey time in good faith. However, as a result of breakdown or traffic congestion, or other events beyond the reasonable control of the Company, journeys may take longer than predicted and in those circumstances the Company, the Coach company nor any agent or other persons involved with the arrangement of the excursion will not be liable for any loss or inconvenience suffered by the hirer as a result.

14. Agency Arrangements

Where the Company hires in vehicles from other operators at the request of the hirer and where the Company arranges ancillary facilities such as meals, accommodation, ferries, admission tickets or any other services provided by another supplier, it does so as agent for and on behalf of the hirer. Any terms and conditions imposed by such other suppliers through the Company shall, insofar as they are supplied to the hirer, be binding on the hirer as if he had directly contracted such services and the hirer shall indemnify the Company against any loss, claim, damage or award in respect of a breach of such supplier’s terms and conditions brought about by the hirer’s action.

15. Package Travel Regulations

If the hirer organises other elements of a package in addition to the provision of transport, the hirer may be defined as an ‘organiser’ or a ‘retailer’ for the purposes of the Package Travel, Package Holidays, and Package Tours Regulations 1992 and as such may be required to comply with the provisions of those Regulations.

In this instance, the Company cannot accept any liability that may be incurred for losses or damage that it would otherwise accept under the terms of those Regulations.

The hirer accepts responsibility for establishing whether they are so defined and the Company cannot accept liability for loss or damage incurred that should have been the responsibility of the hirer if the hirer was the legally defined organiser or retailer.

Where the Company agrees to act as an organiser or retailer it will issue separate conditions of trading relating to its liabilities and responsibilities under the Regulations.

16. Passengers’ Property

All vehicles hired by the Company are subject to restrictions on carrying luggage for statutory safety reasons.

The hirer accepts that the driver shall be the sole judge as to whether and to what extent passengers’ property is carried. Large bulky items may not be able to be carried, and the hirer should take all steps to notify the Company in advance of such requirements.

The Company accepts any personal property of the hirer and their passengers on the understanding that it will take all reasonable steps to avoid loss or damage. The hirer should notify the Company or the driver if items of exceptional value are to be carried on the vehicle. It is the hirer’s responsibility to minimise risk of loss when property is left unattended. No claim can be made against the company for items reported as lost or stolen from the vehicle.

The Coach Company’s liability for damage to property, however caused, is limited to £500 per bag, case or package with an overall limit of £1000 (overall claim value) maximum per passenger. It is the responsibility of the hirer to ensure that items over this value are insured separately for loss and damage.

The limits in this section do not apply to personal injury claims. The Coach Company’s will be fully insured in the event of personal injury claims.

All articles of lost property recovered from the vehicle will be held at the Coach Company’s premises where the vehicle is based, and will be subject to the current Public Service Vehicle (Lost Property) Regulations. The Company will provide details of this legislation on request.

17. Conduct of Passengers

The driver is responsible for the safety of the vehicle at all times and as such may remove any passenger whose behaviour prejudices safety or is in breach of the Public Service Vehicle (Conduct of Drivers, Inspectors, Conductors and Passengers) Regulations 1990. These regulations set out certain rights and responsibilities on all parties and full details of these can be obtained from the Company on request. The hirer is responsible for any damage caused to the vehicle by any passenger for the duration of the hire.

Where the hire is to a sporting event, the hirer should be aware of the legal requirements relating to alcohol contained in the Sporting Events (Control of Alcohol) Act 1985, (as amended) and the conditions of entry to race courses as laid down by the Race Course Association Ltd. The Company will provide details of these restrictions on request.

18. Complaints

In the event of complaint about the Company’s services the hirer should endeavour to seek a solution at the time by seeking assistance from the driver or from the Coach Company. If this has not provided a remedy complaints should be submitted in writing and within 14 days of the termination date of the hire. The Company will acknowledge all complaints within 14 days and will normally reply fully within 28 days.

19. Notices

No bill, poster or notice is to be displayed on any vehicle without the written consent of the Company.

20. Refreshment and Alcoholic Drinks

Other than on a vehicle fitted expressly for that purpose, food (except confectionery) and drink (including alcoholic beverages) may not be consumed on the vehicle without prior written consent from the Company.

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