T & C | SPAIN, PORTUGAL & MOROCCO
Air transportation (where included) is based on contracted bulk fare(s) in economy class on participating IATA or ARC carriers. All fares are subject to change and availability. Should airline schedule changes result in a necessity to alter the land arrangements, any additional expenses must be borne by the passenger. Land only is available.
Accommodations are on "run-of-the-house” basis. We reserve the right to substitute hotels of the same or similar category. Holiday supplements may apply in some cases. Please note that some hotels, although advertised as "air-conditioned,” are actually "air-cooled.” Standard check in is 2PM. Standard check out time is 12Noon. Triple room and children’s rates available upon request. MEALS All meals as indicated on each itinerary. Lunches or dinners when included at hotels are table’d hote or buffet and limited to specific dining rooms at hotels.
On group departures within Spain, sightseeing may be bilingual, with English as a featured language. Private cars utilize the services of an English speaking driver/escort plus local English speaking guides as specified. While the best available air conditioned vehicles have been contracted for all tours, during the summer season certain areas, especially Morocco, may experience high temperatures, which may limit the air conditioning capabilities of the vehicles. There are no refunds if such circumstances arise.
ABOUT YOUR HEALTH
Escapade Vacations travelers should be in stable health and confident in their ability to undertake the tour chosen. Participants who require assistance must be accompanied by a helper capable of, and totally responsible for providing such assistance. Please consult our reservations staff as well as your physician if you are in doubt about your ability to participate in any tour in this brochure.
As some tours are "guaranteed,” during certain seasons they may operate with fewer passengers than what would normally constitute a "group.” While many passengers consider this a definite advantage, there are others who do prefer to travel in larger groups. Tours that combine several destinations may have a different number of participants in each country. We will be happy to advise you of the approximate number of passengers booked on your tour, if you contact us 30 days in advance of your departure. However, please bear in mind that often the passenger count may fluctuate up until arrival date in each destination.
TRANSFERS & PORTERAGE
Transfers, including inter-city travel, to/from airports, hotels, trains and ports are included, as indicated, as per the scheduled itinerary. Alterations to the published itinerary may result in a supplement for transportation and touring services. CHILDREN We do not recommend All-Inclusive motorcoach tours for children under 10 years of age.
Prices listed in this brochure do not necessarily correspond to published rates of respective establishments and/or services. They include planning, communications and all other operational costs.
PASSPORTS & VISAS
Each passenger must be in possession of a valid passport, for 6 months from your return date. Passengers must check visa requirements for the countries they plan to visit directly with the consulates of those countries and obtain necessary visas prior to departure from the USA. Escapade Vacations is not responsible for any delays, damages, losses, missed portions of tours or other missed services incurred by passengers who fail to obtain necessary travel documents.
DEPOSITS AND FINAL PAYMENT
A deposit of $350 per person for land together with optional insurance must be received within 7 days of booking date. The balance is due for land arrangements not later than 60 days prior to departure.
CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS
Major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover Card) are accepted for payment. Credit card charges will not be processed without a signed Credit Card Authorization Form and copies of the credit card front and back. CHANGE FEE Subsequent to initial reservation, any revision will incur a $50 change fee per booking for each revision, for each country.
CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS PRIOR TO DEPARTURE ALL TOURS:
|Up to 46 Days
|45 - 31 Days
|30 - 16 Days
|15 - 7 Days
|6 Business Days or Less
Note: Additional penalties may apply, rail tickets are non-refundable.
Additionally, airfare cancellation charges will be incurred in accordance with the rules of the individual airlines involved. Comprehensive travel insurance is highly recommended. REFUNDS ON LAND ARRANGEMENTS Once your trip has commenced, no refund can be given for any missed transfers, sightseeing, meals, accommodations, services, or any voluntary absence from a tour. In the case of an emergency departure from your tour, based on proper documentation, any refunds secured on your behalf will be subject to a $45 processing fee. Refund requests must be sent in writing no later than 2 weeks after return. BAGGAGE Most transatlantic flights allow two checked bags, per person, with neither exceeding 62 inches. Restrictions vary from carrier to carrier. It is the traveler‘s responsibility to contact the appropriate airlines or refer to its website for specific information regarding baggage restrictions. Baggage insurance is highly recommended, as we cannot be held responsible for lost or damaged luggage or personal items. Only one suitcase per person is permitted on all motor coach and private car tours.
OUR RATES DO NOT INCLUDE: GRATUITIES
Though service charges are included, it is customary to show your appreciation to hotel and cruise personnel and to the guides, drivers and escort of your tour. Prior to your departure, you will receive an information booklet outlining suggested tipping.
Our programs do not include porterage.
AIRPORT TAXES, CUSTOMS & IMMIGRATION FEES
Are not included in rates and must be prepaid together with the airfare. Local airport taxes abroad are not included.
We recommend that you purchase adequate and comprehensive travel insurance before departure. Neither Escapade Vacations/Isram Wholesale Tours & Travel Ltd., nor your travel agent is responsible for loss or damage to luggage, accidents en route or ill health that may require you to miss part of your trip or your return to the U.S.A. with the group. Insurance may not be purchased after final payment is made. Once paid, premiums are not refundable.
Some shops, restaurants and museums may close on certain days during the year due to national or religious holidays. This may effect the operation of certain programs.
The Travel Agent and/or Tour Operators, Escapade Vacations, an Isram Wholesale Tours & Travel, Ltd. company and its representatives abroad, act only as agents for the various companies, owners or contractors providing the means of transportation, accommodation and other services. Isram Wholesale Tours & Travel does not own, manage, control, promote, run or operate any transportation or recreational vehicle, motel, hotel, restaurant, or any supplier of services. All exchange orders, coupons and tickets are offered subject to the General Information under which such services are offered or provided. Isram Wholesale Tours & Travel, Ltd., and its representatives assume no liability in arranging transportation, hotel and other accommodations and are not responsible for any personal injury, illness or property damage or other loss or expense of any nature whatsoever arising directly or indirectly out of any actions of any person or supplier of services providing any of the services, programs or accommodations offered in connection with a tour. Further, by participating in an Isram Wholesale Tours & Travel, Ltd. tour, you are bound by our rules and you participate in the activities of the tour at your own risk. Isram Wholesale Tours & Travel, Ltd. assumes no responsibility at all and no liability at all for any death, injury, illness, quarantine, sickness, diseases, natural disaster, damage, loss, delay, accident, expense, defect or any other abnormality which may result from your participation in any activity during the tour. The aforesaid Isram Wholesale Tours & Travel, Ltd. and/or their agents can accept no responsibility for losses or accidental expenses due, as well, to delays or changes in schedules or departures, hotel overbookings, sickness, weather, strikes, war, quarantines, riots or insurrections or criminal acts committed by third parties, defaults, political disorders of any type, or other such similar causes. All such losses or expenses will have to be borne by the passenger. Each exchange coupon, order and ticket is to be regarded as one contracted on or in behalf of the particular company or person named in it. The passenger contract in use by the airline or steamship company concerned, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract of air or steamship passage with the purchases of these tours and/or the Passenger. The airline companies concerned are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time passengers are not on board their planes or conveyances. The right is reserved to withdraw any tour announced in this Program and to make such alterations to the itineraries as may be found desirable for the proper carrying out of the tours. In the event it becomes necessary or advisable in the Tour Operator’s discretion to alter the arrangements or itineraries for the passenger’s comfort or welfare for any reason whatsoever, such alterations may be made without penalty to the Operator. Additional expenses, if any, shall be borne by the Passengers. The right is reserved to decline, to accept, or retain any person as a member of any group at any time. This program is issued on the sole responsibility of the Tour Operator. It is not issued on behalf of and does not commit any Airline whose services are used in the course of the tours. It is agreed by and between the passenger(s) and Isram Wholesale Tours & Travel, Ltd. that all disputes and matters whatever arising under, in connection with or incident to this agreement shall be litigated, if at all, in and before a court located in The City of New York, New York State, U.S.A., to the exclusion of the courts of any other city, state or country. The issuance and acceptance of tickets and/or other documents for travel services is considered acceptance of the above items.
Delays, cancellations and overbookings may occur on air flights, and land reservations by the participating carriers and hotel. While Isram will do everything possible to avoid these inconveniences, it cannot and will not assume responsibility for the respective carriers and hotels.
Fares and surface arrangements based on tariffs and currency exchange rates in effect at time of production, May 2010. Price adjustments will be posted on our website, www.escapadevacations.com.
Escapade Vacations 2010 All Rights Reserved. The Itineraries and Programs described herein are unique and proprietary to Escapade Vacations and any misappropriation of same is strictly forbidden.
HOW TO BOOK
Escapade Vacations believes that your travel needs can best be served by booking your arrangements through a travel professional. Have your travel professional call weekdays, between 9AM – 7PM (EST) for reservations and information: 800.356.2405.