Tour Terms and Conditions

Tour Terms and Conditions

This tour is based on rates, tariffs and ground costs in effect January 2017 at the time of tour quotation and subject to future ARC and IATA fare increases, carrier fuel surcharges, and possible land increase costs in effect at the time the tour operates and subject to change without notice.

LAND TRANSPORTATION: As specified in the respective tour itineraries. Where motor coaches are specified, these are modern, large-windowed, air-conditioned/heated vehicles designed especially for sightseeing. The cost of the land arrangements as outlined in this brochure is based on a busload ranging from 15-25 tour participants as available locally.

HOTELS: As specified in brochure. The tour price is based on shared accommodation in twin-bedded room with private shower or bath. A limited number of single rooms are available at additional supplements stated in brochure. Single rooms when available are often smaller than doubles. Tour participants without a roommate will have to pay the single rate.

MEALS: As per tour brochure. In-flight meals as per the airline’s normal meal service policies.

SIGHTSEEING: As specified in each itinerary, including the services of a local multilingual guide. (Right is reserved to vary the sequence of sightseeing programs, or to make substitutions if necessitated by circumstances beyond our control.)

TRANSFERS AND PORTERAGE: Included in each city abroad between airports, rail stations, piers, and hotels and vice versa. Porterage includes the handling of one normal piece of luggage per person. Additional pieces (including garment bags or similar) may be handled at additional charges, collected upon arrival abroad. Free allowance for checked baggage aboard airlines is 44 pounds (Seasoned travelers have found it convenient to use one piece of luggage only.) Carry-on bag must fit the dimensions of 9 in. by 14 in. by 22 in.

INCLUDED IN PRICE OF BASIC STANDARD PROGRAM: All U.S. current departure taxes (subject to change and increase), round trip airfare, transfers with group to and from overseas airports and piers; shared double room in first class hotels; two meals daily; English-speaking guide; transportation and entrance fees to sites to be visited.

NOT INCLUDED: Passport fees; phone calls; valet/laundry service; and other items of a strictly personal nature; baggage or other insurance (which is highly recommended); and any beverage; (Please note that the custom abroad is to include coffee or tea with breakfast only; it is an extra charge when served with other meals, as are mineral waters, wines or liquor); expenses within the U.S.A. or Canada. Also any exception noted on the face of the booking registration form and/or in the tour brochure as indicated in not included box of brochures.

TAXES: Airline security, Custom and Departure taxes are in addition to all air fare. These taxes are subject to change per government regulations and currency fluctuations. Quoted taxes are subject to change. Final taxes will be advised at time of final invoice. It is the responsibility of the group leader and clients to have taxes paid at finalization.

PASSPORTS: All tour members must have a valid passport. Passports are issued for individuals, husband and wife, or for a family. To apply for passports you can contact either your local Passport Office, Clerk of the District or County Court. Of course, your Tour Hosts will be happy to help you obtain the necessary forms for passport application.

DOCUMENTATION: U.S. citizens require a valid passport for international travel; the passport must be valid for six months beyond the group’s return date.