We have an excursion booked in St John for October 17th i.e. 12 days from now..The tour company has just emailed us this :
I regret to announcethe City of St. John has suddenly and without warning changed their policyregarding tour guides and the transportation they use to deliver tours.Unfortunately, this will affect the way your upcoming tour is delivered – notin the content, but in the transportation arrangement. In short, Mike will notbe able to drive while he provides your tour.
They have offered us a couple of not very satisfactory options / solutions. One of which is a member of our party drives a rental vehicle, the other is a shared van with strangers.
We booked a private guide for the 5 of us, and paid a lot of money for it.
I am not saying their is anything untoward here, but call me suspicious, I find it difficult to believe the city has done this with immediate effect and no prior warning.
Any locals out there hearing anything?