Day Trips & Tours
For departure and return schedules, weather related information
and/or schedule changes, call the Tours Hotline at
703-324-8687 (324-TOUR) for recorded
information. Email email@example.com
and automatically receive a list of upcoming tours. If you would
like to receive the Day Trips and Tours supplemental brochure please
contact the Tours Program Coordinator at 703-324-5611 and leave your
name and address.
Transportation: Transportation for tours is
by chartered motor coach equipped with reclining seats and restroom,
motor coach with reclining seats or large van, depending on the type of
tour. Please arrive at your departure location 15 minutes before the
scheduled departure time a location and do not wait for the bus inside
businesses or nearby establishments. Call 703-222-4664 for tour
Bus Seating: We do not have reserved seating
on trips. Participants may select seats on a first-come first-served
basis. Usually on a motor coach the two seats adjacent to the driver
are reserved for the trip escort and a tour guide (if needed).
Generally a few bus seats are left available for interpreters when
needed, in the rare case of a defective seat or for persons who may
experience motion sickness. The trip escort will try to accommodate
requests for special seating when possible.
Age Parameters: All minors must be
accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older. Only children five
and older may travel by motor coach.
Alcohol: No kegs, opened cans or glass
containers are allowed on the bus. No large coolers are allowed unless
the cooler can be positioned on the back seat so that it does not take
away a seat from any passenger. Damage or spillage from a cooler can
stain coach seat upholstery and comprise the cleanliness and appearance
of the bus.
Registration: Use the registration form at
the back of Parktakes. Tour reservations may be made by Internet, mail,
fax, in person or by telephone with a MasterCard or Visa, and are
accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until the trip is filled.
Discounts: Early registration discounts
apply only to tours first advertised in this issue of Parktakes. The
senior discount fees do not apply to tours. The class scholarship
policies also do not apply to tours.
Persons with Disabilities: Persons with
disabilities requiring ADA accommodations must call 703-324-8563 at
least 10 business days in advance of the scheduled activity. TTY
Cancelations: The FCPA reserves the right to
cancel a trip due to low enrollment and/or other circumstances. If a
trip is canceled, all registrants will be notified, and all fees will
be refunded to your Parknet member account. Trips will not be canceled
due to inclement weather unless you are notified by phone. Call
703-324-TOUR (8687) for emergency weather instructions.
Refund Policy: For day trips, refunds,
credits or transfer will be allowed up to 14 days prior to the trip
date. Cancelation/refund requests received 13 or fewer days prior to
the trip date will not be granted because of deadlines from the bus
company and destination vendors. For trips requiring deposits, the
deposit is nonrefundable. You can, however, substitute another person
in your place.
The FCPA retains the right to decline, accept or retain any person as
a member of a trip when such action is deemed to be in the best
interest of the health, safety or general welfare of the tour group or
the individual concerned.
Schedule times are approximate. Reasonable substitutions for some
items included in the printed trip description may be necessary in
certain cases. Refunds are not given for delays or changes in the
itinerary due to weather, traffic, security delays, crowds, mechanical
breakdown, or other factors beyond the FCPA’s control. FCPA is not
liable for cost of tickets, meals or expenses due to schedule changes.
Confirmation and Itinerary: The week before
a trip, you will receive an itinerary in the mail for most trips.