Europe & Britain 2014 (USA)
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Trafalgar’s TRAVEL PROTECTION Providing you with “any reason” cancellation flexibility and peace of mind while you travel. Trafalgar Travel Protection Plan – designed exclusively with the following: For trips priced at: Cost is: Under US$2,000 US$129 per person US$2,001 to US$3,500 US$199 per person Over US$3,500 US$249 per person Note: Prices are subject to change without notice. Section I : Travel arrangement protection Provided by Trafalgar* TRIP CANCELLATION up to total trip cost: Reimburses the non-refundable Trafalgar cancellation penalties imposed if you must cancel your trip for a covered reason such as illness, injury or death to you, a traveling companion or an immediate family member. Other covered reasons for cancellation include common carrier-caused delays due to inclement weather, jury duty, subpoena, or a documented traffic accident en route to departure, and other reasons as cited in the plan description. THE TRAFALGAR “Any Reason” Cancellation Waiver**: With the Trafalgar “Any Reason” Cancellation Waiver, if you cancel your trip more than 48 hours prior to your scheduled departure for any reason that is not eligible for cash reimbursement, Trafalgar will provide you with 100% of the cancellation charges in the form of a future travel credit certificate. These Trafalgar Travel Certificates allow you a two-year credit to travel with us at a later date! Please note that to be eligible for the “Any Reason” Cancellation Waiver, you must enroll and pay for the plan within two days of your initial trip deposit. The certificate is valid for two years, is non-transferable and non-refundable and may not be redeemed for cash. Future travel certificates do not include airfare cancellation charges for air arrangements unless those arrangements were provided by Trafalgar. TRIP INTERRUPTION: Up to Total Trip Cost TRIP DELAY: Up to US$1,000 (US$150/day). Section II : Travel insurance benefits Underwritten by Stonebridge Casualty Insurance Company*** Baggage Protection: Up to US$2,500 Bag Delay: Up to US$500 Medical & Dental Expenses: Up to US$50,000 Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation: Up to US$50,000 Section III : Emergency assistance services Provided by On Call International While the above is not a complete description – a full plan description detailing the terms, conditions and exclusions will be sent to you – we have highlighted just a few of the plan benefits. If you have any Travel Protection Plan questions, or would like to request a copy of the plan description, please call our plan administrator, BerkelyCare, at 1-866-580-4869.You may also view the plan at www.trafalgar.com. The Trafalgar Travel Protection Plan is provided in addition to other applicable indemnity or insurance programs, where permitted by law and shall apply only after benefits have been paid. * For NY residents, Section I Travel Arrangement Protection (Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption & Trip Delay) is underwritten by Stonebridge Casualty Insurance Company, Columbus, Ohio. / ** For NY residents only, the “Any Reason” Cancellation Waiver may be purchased separately from the Trafalgar Travel Protection Plan. Contact 1-877-722-2195 for details. / *** Section II Travel Insurance Benefits, Policy Number MZ0911062H0000A-U are underwritten by Stonebridge Casualty Insurance Company, Columbus, Ohio: NAIC #10952 (all states except as otherwise noted) Policy/Certificate Form series TAHC5000. In CA, CT, HI, NE, NH, PA, TN and TX Policy/Certificate Form series TAHC5100 and TAHC5200. In IL, IN, KS, LA, OR, OH, VT, WA and WY Policy Forms TAHC5100IPS and TAHC5200IPS. This plan was designed and is administered by BerkelyCareSM. IN CALIFORNIA: BerkelyCareSM is a service mark of Aon Direct Insurance Administrators, CA Insurance License # 0795465. IN ALL OTHER STATES: BerkelyCareSM is a division of Affinity Insurance Services, Inc. in all states other than CA, except: AIS Affinity Insurance Agency, Inc. in MN and OK and AIS Affinity Insurance Agency in NY. 5864684A Booking Conditions and other Important Information Large print version is available at: www.trafalgar.com PAYMENT & CANCELLATION FEES SUMMARY INFORMATION LAND ONLY GUIDED VACATIONS Deposit required Final Payment No of Days 45 days and over 44-22 days 21-8 days 7-1 days Departure Day/No Show GUIDED VACATIONS WITH LOUIS CRUISES $200 45 days Penalty Deposit 25% 30% 50% 100% YOUR GUIDED VACATION BOOKING Trafalgar Tours West Inc is the ‘Sales Company’; Trafalgar Tours Limited is the ‘Operator’; collectively these companies are referred to as ‘Trafalgar’. Your agreement is with Trafalgar and a contract is formed when you make a reservation with us that we accept. The invalidity of any provisions herein shall not affect the validity of any other provisions agreement shall be construed as though the invalid provision was not contained herein and was replaced with an enforceable provision as similar as possible to the original provision. Disclaimer Travel is personal and each individual’s goals and experiences may differ. Trafalgar will not be bound by, or liable for, any description, representation or warranty made by any independent third party sales representative, Travel Agent, or other person or entity relating to any vacation offered by Trafalgar. Departure Date The departure date is the date indicated on the Trafalgar confirmation. WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE GUIDED VACATION PRICE Inter-city Travel By private motorcoach, trains and ferries (see itineraries). Air Transportation Not included unless otherwise indicated in the price panel. Please be advised that due to the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Secure Flight rules, airlines must collect required information from guests. For more information regarding TSA’s Secure Flight rules, please visit www.tsa.gov. Guided Vacation By air-conditioned luxury motorcoaches. On London sightseeing and some Regional vacations, motorcoaches including the Middle East and Morocco, without toilet facilities are used. If due to circumstances beyond our control coaches are used otherwise than as advertised, a refund of $10 per person will be made. Hotel Accommodations Prices are per person, based on two persons sharing a two-bed room with private bath or shower. Triple rooms may be available on selected vacations in limited numbers. Triple rooms will often feature one foldaway bed plus one double bed. Three adults may find these rooms small and 242 Deposit required Final Payment No of Days 45 days and over 44-22 days 21-8 days 7-1 days Departure Day/No Show $200 45 days Penalty Deposit 25% 50% 100% 100% suitcase space slightly restricted. They are generally more suitable for two adults and one child. Every effort has been made to reserve two-bed rooms; however, on some occasions, rooms with one bed may be the only choice available. These rooms will be allocated to single travelers and couples first; other rooms may feature a single bed and rollaway bed, murphy bed or sleeper sofa. A limited number of twin-shared rooms are available with our Guaranteed Room Share service. Special room requests must be made at time of booking. Special room requests are not guaranteed and are based on availability at time of check-in. Many hotels are 100% smoke-free, including guest rooms, restaurants, lounges, meeting rooms, public spaces, and employee work areas. Smoking in a non-smoking room may result in a fine. Accommodations outside of the USA may not be in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act and may not have wheelchair accessibility. Substitute hotels may be used sometimes. We try to use hotels of similar standard. Hotel Frequent Traveler program points are not earned with hotels on Trafalgar vacations. Cruises Per person prices are based on two persons sharing a cabin with two berths, private shower and toilet. A limited number of single cabins are available at an extra cost. On Nile cruises, triple rooms are not available. Free WiFi Internet Service Complimentary WiFi service is available in many Trafalgar hotel guestrooms and/or the public areas of most hotels. In most countries complimentary WiFi is also provided on-board the coaches. The WiFi on the coaches uses the cellular phone network and as a result the connection will be slower than standard broadband and at times may not be available. In some countries this service will not be available. WiFi is not available on City Breaks, or when main Trafalgar coach is not being used, such as on transfer coaches and other local coach services. For further information please refer to the Trafalgar website. Travel Director Guided vacations are conducted in English by a professional Travel Director. On City Breaks there may be a Local Expert instead of a Travel Director. In Egypt, only itineraries of 10 people or more will be guided by a Travel Director. In Turkey and Israel, vacations are conducted by a Local Expert. In the unlikely event that there are fifteen guests or less traveling on a departure, Trafalgar reserves the right to operate this departure on an individual basis with private transfers and individual arrangements. Please refer to the individual guided vacation. Pre-or-post itinerary extensions are operated on a locally hosted basis using regular English-speaking Local Expert services. Meals Meals are included as detailed on itineraries. Sightseeing Excursions entrance fees and English-speaking guide (when required) are included as detailed in the itinerary pages. Transfers Between airports, hotels, railway stations and piers are included as indicated on each guided vacation itinerary. Transfers in London will only be included provided guests have booked a land and air package with Trafalgar (please see ’Airport Transfers’ section for further details). There will be no refund for missed or unused airport transfers. Porterage Baggage handling of one suitcase per person, at each guided vacation hotel and porter service at airports for all intra-air flights (indicated in the itineraries) is included in the guided vacation price. Due to limited coach capacity, a single bag is allowed with dimensions not exceeding 30”x18”x10” and weight not exceeding 50 lbs. Airlines may impose stricter weight and size limits for luggage and may also charge fees for checked baggage, including the first checked bag. Please check with your airline(s) directly for their most current baggage regulations and related fees. Trafalgar is not responsible for additional fees imposed by air carriers regarding baggage. A charge of US$6 or local currency equivalent per traveling day will be collected by the Travel Director if a second piece of baggage is permitted to be carried, or if suitcase exceeds weight or size limits. This is not assurance that luggage in excess of limits on size, weight and number of pieces will be permitted on the coach. Carry-on/hand luggage is restricted to one piece per person, not exceeding 12”x11”x6” to fit under your coach seat or in the small overhead compartment. Carry-on/hand luggage handling is the responsibility of each guest and must be taken on and off the motorcoach by you each day of the guided vacation. Carry-ons with telescopic handles and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartments or under seats and, therefore, cannot be accepted as carry-on luggage. Trafalgar and Trafalgar’s affiliated entities shall not be liable for loss or damage to baggage or any guest’s belongings. Guests should immediately report lost items to the Travel Director who will assist in completing a lost property form that can be used for an insurance claim. Trafalgar cannot assist in locating lost items after the guest disembarks or completes the Trafalgar vacation. Tips/Gratuities Tips/gratuities are included for services on guided vacation provided by dining-room waiters, chambermaids and porters at hotels, airports and docks. NOT INCLUDED IN GUIDED VACATION PRICE Any items and matters referred to above, including, airfares to and from your destination, air-related taxes and fees (except where specified); additional fees charged by airlines such as checked and/ or excess baggage (visit www.trafalgar.com/baggage), seat selections and any other services; passport and visa fees; insurances of all kinds; tips/gratuities to Travel Directors, Motorcoach Drivers and Local Experts; laundry; internet access; minibar; beverages and meals not detailed in the itinerary; optional experiences; and all items of a personal nature. Additional taxes and surcharges may be collected by foreign governmental and non-governmental entities. The price does not cover costs and expenses, including your return home, if you leave the guided vacation whether at your own volition, due to illness, action by any government or other reason. This list is illustrative and not a complete list of every item not included. RESERVATIONS & PAYMENTS 1. Your guided vacation will be confirmed after receipt of a non-refundable, non-transferable deposit as detailed in the Summary Information table. We reserve the right to refuse a booking without giving any reason and shall in that event return any deposit received. If not received within 3 calendar days of booking, the reservation will automatically be canceled. On certain departures, deposits may be required at time of booking to hold seats. 2. Air-inclusive bookings may require an additional non-refundable deposit or payment in full at the time of booking, see Air Arrangements section below. 3 Final payment for your land reservation will be due prior to departure no later than as detailed in the Summary Information table. 4 Payment in full will be required at time of booking for reservations made less than 45 days prior to departure date. 5. Trafalgar reserves the right to cancel the reservation and impose cancellation charges if any payment is not received as detailed within the Summary Information table above. Trafalgar will not be responsible for lost land and air reservations. 6 Credit Card Bookings: Trafalgar should be advised of your credit card number when making your reservation directly with us. For security purposes, we are required to collect the guest’s credit card billing address as well as the customer verification code. 7. Any special meal requirements must be provided at time of booking and are received on a REQUEST basis only. Trafalgar cannot assure special meal requests will be fulfilled and does not assume responsibility or liability if requests are not fulfilled. 8 Your Travel Agent shall hold all monies for each and every person named in the booking until the booking is confirmed at which time shall provide those monies promptly to us. You consent to us depositing monies received by us as required by law. We will be entitled to keep interest earned on monies. You consent that all monies paid to us whether through your Travel Agent, by deposit or otherwise, may be disbursed by us as and when we see fit. Early Payment Discounts Discounts are applied at the time of booking and apply to the LAND-only portion of vacations featuring the “Early Payment Discount” in the price panel, and require full payment by the applicable discount deadline dates (see Great Savings section), but no later than 45 days prior to departure for land-only vacations. If full payment is not received by the correct date - as stated on the invoice - the discount will be removed and the booking will be re-priced. These discounts are not valid on all itineraries or departure dates; do not apply to optional extensions, airfares, government taxes and fees, air flight supplements, extra nights’ accommodations, transfers and any cruise portion of a vacation. Full cancellation penalties apply. This offer is subject to availability, applies to new bookings only and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Travel Documents Travel documents will be sent to you approximately 21 days prior to the guided vacation departure date (provided full payment was received on time). A documents shipment fee of $10 per address will be charged for each additional delivery address. If final payment is not received when due, costs to courier documents will be your or your Travel Agent’s responsibility. If you are leaving home earlier, please request your travel documents well in advance. If travel documents are required the next day or earlier than 21 days prior to departure date a fee of $35 will apply. Any documents delivered outside the USA will incur a minimum fee of $50. Actual cost will be advised at time of booking. Passports & Visas All guests including children must be in possession of a machine-readable passport and applicable visas. Please refer to ’Things To Know Before You Go’ section. Your Travel Agent will advise you as to information and travel documents (such as passports, visas, affidavits, etc.) that will be needed for each person for whom travel services are being booked. Trafalgar bears no responsibility for such information. BOOKING CHANGES, CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS Booking Changes A fee of $35 or more per person, per change and any further cost we incur, will be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed unless the change increases the price of the booking. Costs and charges may increase the closer to the departure date that changes are made. We will try to make your requested change but it may not be possible. A change of guided vacation date or itinerary within 45 days of departure date will be treated as a cancellation. Cancellation fees will apply except when the change is to an earlier departure date and the guided vacation price is equivalent or greater, in which case a $35 (or more) per person amendment fee will be charged. Name changes or corrections will be treated as a cancellation and fees may apply. CANCELLATIONS AND CANCELLATION FEES: