FAQ

What is Brits?

A 24 day self drive adventure tour of the UK. The Brits Job allows you the the freedom and flexibility to join our day to day excursion or to venture off on your own at your own paceYou'll see more with us, than on a Bus!

 

When Are We Going?

The time of the year will be very similar - Mid May to Mid June 2016 - Dates will be confirmed by July 2015.

 

What will you drive?

We drive identical Mini One's.  Zippy, yet economical and great for two people and luggage.  Included in the rental agreement are, GPS, unlimited mileage, second driver.  Note, drivers over 72 require extra insurance.

 

Where are we going?

We'll be driving through large parts of England North Wales and Souther Scotland.  We will stay in these places.  New Forest & Portsmouth, Cornwall, Cotswolds, Snowdonia, Lake District, Edinburgh, York, Cambridge & London

 

What will we see?

Over 30 attractions are on our list of must sees and another 30 on might sees depending on time. All the major highlights from Castles and Cathedrals to ancient Roman ruins, and even older Druid monuments, to great gardens and breathtaking scenery, quaint Cornish fishing villages right up to one of the worlds greatest cities, London.  Plus 5 of the UK's very best drives!

 

Where will we stay?

We have chosen a range of accommodation based on style and location. You'll experience Coaching Inns, Boutique Hotels, B&B's and when in London a 'chain' hotel that was chosen soley for location. All accommodation are 3 star or better.  Breakfast is included.  See the Brits Job Tour Itinerary for a review of accommodation we will be using during the 2015 trip (subject to change) .

 

How Much Does it Cost?

We believe the price will be similar to our first trip which was $7990 per person.  However we can not confirm the prices until closer to the tour dates.  A lot relies on NZ$/GBP rate.  A 10% non-refundable deposit is required when you book the tour, then three equal instalmanents are required for the balance in September, November and January.  If you book after Septemebr you will need to pay the deposit and the instalments already due.

 

What's Included in the price?

Economy Class Return Airfares, 3 Star Accommodation with Breakfast, Mini One Car Hire.

1 x Day London Hop-ON-Hop-Off Tour and 3 Day Rail Pass (For buses and tube), Entrance into Stonehenge, Salisbury Cathedral, Beaulieu, Historic Docks, Eden Project, St Mawes Castle, Tintagel, Shakespeares Birthplace, Chester Open Bus Tour, Lake District Eveing Cruise & Train Ride, Lakeland Car Museum, Beatrix Potter Hill Top House, Wordsworth's Dove Cottage, Birdoswald Roman Fort & Hadrians Wall, Edinburgh Castle, Falkirk Wheel, Evening York (Ouse River) Cruise, Punting on the Cam, London Hop On Hop Off Tour, 2 Day London Pass and Travel Card, West End Show & Dinner, NZ Heritage Pass (see below).

 

 

Other.

NZ Heritage have a reciprocal entrance policy with English National Trust, England Heritage, Scotland Heritage and Wales Heritage, which means you can get free entry into 600 amazing sites.  (Plus over 100 in NZ too!)

The tour ends on the last morning in London - Travelers are free to extend your holiday in the UK or to venture into Europe or Ireland after The Brits Job Tour - subject to return flight requirements. Note:  Changing your return date may add a surcharge to teh airline ticket price.

 

Insurance

As your hosts we understand how critical it is to have total peace of mind while we're away.  Your insurance is extra to the ticket price and must be bought at time of booking. Insurance is based on per diem.  Details of our group cover will be discussed with you by our travel agent.

 

Your Hosts

Pete Stretch. TV & Documentary Producer and Photographer

Colin McCabe . Brits at the Beach Organizer and Radio Station Owne

 

Hosts Oblgations.

It's importanmt to understand the Brits Job Tour is a well organized holiday with complete flexibility.  It's been designed so you can follow your tour hosts, or branch out and do your own thing - the choice is yours.  What we are not are Tour Guides.  We wont be usherring you from one attraction to another, or explaining every single thing you will be visit. It's up to you to explore on your adventure.  We will have a daily meeting with the group at breakfast which we urge all Brits Jobbers to attend.  That's where we will give you all the latest information we have on hand about road conditions and any last minute changes.  We may meet up somewhere through out the day either at lunch or in evening, but that will be on a casual basis, except for the pre-organized group dinners.  If you have any issues with accommodations, you need to talk to the accommodation manager first.  If you have no joy at that point, come and talk to us and we'll do our best to sort out any issue.  For any serious issues that may happen, we will try to help as much as possible, but if it becomes an insurance issue, then your insurance policy takes that out of our hands and will look after you and as hosts we will need to stay with the group.