BOOKINGS & REFUNDS
Your bookings made through Chigwell Tours once accepted and confirmed in writing to you represents a contract between all persons named on the booking form and Chigwell Tours& Visits.
Chigwell Tours are also sold through online agents, affiliates, designated contractors and bookings made with these represents a contract between us so this also must follow our terms of bookings.
Chigwell Tours accept all bookings done through our website and agents are accepted as being true and accurate, if in hindsight this proves to be incorrect the company will not be held liable to any legal actions that arise from this.
- If you choose to cancel your tour 21 days prior to departure you will receive a 85% refund
- If you choose to cancel your tour 15 days prior to departure you will receive 35% refund
- If you choose to cancel you tour under 14 days prior to departure you will NOT receive a refund
- All cancellation refund are subject to and have incurred a15% administration cost
- Credit card charges and debit card charges are not refundable.
Cancellation by Chigwell Tours and Visits (CT&V): Every effort will be made to carry out cruises and steam train events a described in the brochure but in case of adverse weather conditions and/or mechanical issues beyond the company’s control, it may be necessary to change or curtail the planned itinerary. If the company is able to give two or more days’ notice of enforced cancellation, all monies will be refunded. Wherever possible customers will be offered alternative dates and then all monies will be carried across to the new date.
Our Cruises – If the customer arrives for the start of the cruise and in the Skipper’s opinion it is unsafe to depart, no refund will be given, but the barge, her crew and all food will remain at the disposal of the passengers.
If the Ongar steam train breaks down on the morning of the event an alternative train (usually diesel/locomotion) will be used as a replacement.
CT&V can accept no liability for expense or compensation arising from enforced cancellation due to, for example, adverse weather for sailing or mechanical breakdown of steam trains. In the event of the minimum number of bookings not being achieved 2 weeks before a trip, CT&V reserve the right to cancel the trip.
Our aim is to provide an excellent service which should meet the expectations of the clients/customers. However with this in mind the company policy states that a full refund will not take place to clients who complain unless due to a cancellation of the tour (which can be because of the suppliers or the weather condition).
All complaints will be investigated and the outcome will be given to clients and in certain cases we can offer a discount on an alternative tour. If the client refuses this offer, the company will take no further action.
ALL TOURS CAN BE BOOKED ONLINE WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT. IF A PAYMENT IS MADE PRIOR TO US HAVING CONFIRMED AVAILABILITY AND THE SERVICE IS SUBSEQUENTLY UNAVAILABLE, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO RETAIN 15% OF THE PAYMENT MADE TO COVER OUR ADMINISTRATION COSTS AND BANK CHARGES INCURRED IN MAKING ANY REFUND.
Tour Meeting Point: You will be informed of the pickup locations, times and items you need to bring with you. It is your responsibility to arrive at the location and time given, If you fail to arrive or arrive late and the tour has departed you will not receive a refund, It is the tour guides responsibility to give you information and to inform you to within the group, those who choose to separate themselves from the tour guide and/or the group do so at their own risk . If you arrive inappropriately dressed being allowed on to the tour will be at the discretion of the tour guide/driver.
Customer fails to arrive:
Bus tours and walking tours: if you fail to arrive on time and the tour departs without you no refund will be made.
Tours: Where possible we will endeavour to resell your tour booking (s). While every effort has been made to provide the customer with a safe and enjoyable tour, we cannot accept responsibility for events beyond our control.
Psychical or Medical Disclosure: If you have a medical condition you should disclose it at the time of booking. If you fail to do this and your health or psychical health in affected by taking part in the tour, we will not be held responsible.
Health & Safety: The tour guides are aware of all Health and Safety issues, If the rules instructed by the tour guides are not followed, The company will not be held responsible for any accidents/issue that may occur. Customers should also be aware of any health and safety issues of coming onto a tour and should dress appropriately, It is important during our summer tours when the weather is hot endeavour to bring bottles of water to use for their tour.
During special holidays such as: Easter, Christmas, New Year, August, December, booking would need to be done immediately to ensure availability. Once booked you will receive a confirmation email and/or text for your booking.
Customers who book on our tours are expected to behave appropriately and be aware of the diverse needs of other customers on the tour, Offensive language and behaviour will not be tolerated and disregarding instructions from the tour guide may result in the customer being removed from the tour with NO refund
All Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult and are their responsibility at all times.
Services such as: Luxury Spa, Golf, Sailing and Flying Lessons and last minute bookings involving third parties, are non refundable.
ACCIDENT or LOSS: We accept no liability for loss, damage, delay, inconvenience, or direct or, consequential loss, however caused, unless due to our employees negligence, in which case our liability is limited to a maximum or the tour cost.
PERSONAL INSURANCE: NOT INCLUDED. WE ADVICE THAT ALL CUSTOMERS SHOULD TAKE OUT APPROPRIATE TRAVEL INSURANCE.
Any late payments are subject to expenses in order to recover the debts.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Concept Consulting RMT Ltd. from any and all losses, liabilities, claims, damages, expenses or costs asserted by any third party in connection with your use of the Website.
LIMITATION AND EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY
You agree that your use of the Website is entirely at your own risk. No warranty of any type is given by Chigwell Tours & Visits as to the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of any information provided on the Website. You agree that all information, services and materials on the Website are provided “as is” and “as available” without warranty of any kind. The content of the Website is provided for information purposes only and you should not rely upon it in making or refraining from making any decision or in taking or refraining from taking any action.
Concept Consulting RMT Limited hereby excludes its liability for all and any loss, claim, damages, expenses or costs (whether as a consequence of its negligence or otherwise) arising in connection with:
- your use or inability to use the Website or the services offered from time to time therein;
- any unauthorised access to or alterations of information provided by you;
- your use of any third party websites (including without limitation those that may be connected by hyperlink to the Website);
- any arrangements entered into with any third party in connection with any information provided by or in connection with the Website;
- the inaccuracy, incompleteness or tardiness of any information supplied through the service.
Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall exclude or limit Concept Consulting RMT Limited liability for death or personal injury caused by negligence or for fraudulent misrepresentation.
LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
The Website may contain links to and content from other internet websites and resources. Chigwell Tours & Visits does not endorse any such website and it is not responsible for the information, material, product or services contained on or accessible through those websites. Your access and use of such websites remains solely at your own risk.
You may only link to this Website with the express written permission of Chigwell Tours& Visits. Chigwell Tours & Visits expressly reserves the right to withdraw its consent at any time to a link which it considers (in its sole opinion) inappropriate or controversial.
The company operates a data protection policy and this is adhered to at all times.
By using the Website, you agree to these Terms and Conditions in full. You understand and agree that these Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between Chigwell Tours & Visits and yourself in respect of your use of the Website and supersede any and all prior arrangements, agreements and representations.
Chigwell Tours & Visits reserves the right to change these Terms and Conditions at any time without notice. Any such changes will be displayed on the website. Chigwell Tours & Visits reserves the right to suspend or cancel any part of the Website and the services offered therein at any time without notice.
Chigwell Tours & Visits operates subject to sufficient demand and shall not be liable to you or to any other person in the event that all or any part of the Website is discontinued, modified or changed in any way. In the event of tours being closed, or road conditions en-route prevent the tour being operated as advertised, or not reaching minimum number of passengers and any other reasons beyond our control, every endeavour will be made to substitute with an alternative, but the Company reserves the right to cancel or alter arrangements as and when necessary.
These Terms and Conditions and your use of the Website are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and the English courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction to determine any dispute in connection with such terms or use of the Website.
The Chigwell Tours & Visits website is owned and operated by Concept Consulting RMT Limited (no. 4562002) and your use of the Website is subject to the following terms and conditions. Please review these Terms and Conditions carefully before using the Website. Your use of the Website indicates your agreement to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.
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- post, transmit or disseminate any information on or via this Website which is or may be harmful, obscene, defamatory or otherwise illegal;
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- deface, alter or interfere with the front end ‘look and feel’ of this Website or the underlying software code.
Without prejudice to any of its other rights, Concept Consulting RMT Limited reserves the right to:
- cancel your bookings without reference to you; and/or
- deny you access to the Website.
Where it believes (in its absolute discretion) that you are in breach of any of these Terms and Conditions.