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Terms and Conditions

AIR TRANSPORTATION

Round trip air transportation by participating IATA or ARC carriers. Airfare based on non-refundable coach class fares. Once tickets are issued, cancellation penalties up to 100% and change fees will be assessed.

GROUND TRANSPORTATION

As shown in each itinerary, by modern motorcoach, minibus, car or first-class train (depending on the group size).

HOTELS

Twin-bedded rooms with bath or shower in deluxe, first-class or standard hotels (see hotel listing). On rare occasion, it may be necessary to substitute a hotel in a different category. Should this occur, an appropriate refund will be made for the applicable portion of the tour. A limited number of single rooms are available at the supplementary charge shown for each tour. Triple rooms usually consist of standard double or twin beds, plus an additional sofa bed, folding bed or cot for a third person.

TIPS AND TAXES

Service charges, as imposed by hotels and taxes by local administrations and government authorities on accommodations and meals are included in the tour price. Tips to tour directors, drivers, etc., are at travelers’ discretion.

 

SIGHTSEEING

As specified in each itinerary, including entrance fees. Due to unforeseen changes in local schedules and events, we reserve the right to change the sequence of sightseeing events and activities. We may also substitute those listed with others of similar quality and value without prior notice. NOTE: Itineraries may vary from date to date. An updated schedule will be forwarded with your final documentation.

TOUR ESCORT

The services of a tour escort while touring. Local hosts elsewhere.

 

CHILDREN

Under 7 years of age not accepted on motorcoach tours. Reduction on land portion for all tours - $20 per night for child age 8-11. Reduction on air transportation is offered according to each airline’s policy.

BAGGAGE

Porterage of one suitcase is included in the tour price. International air carriers are becoming more strict about the size and weight of baggage and carry-on luggage. Please contact your air carrier for specific information prior to departure, as size and weight limitations vary from airline to airline. Baggage is carried at the owner’s own risk and insurance is recommended.

 

CANCELLATION AND REFUNDS

Cancellations must be made in writing and cancellation charges per person will apply. Since these conditions are strictly enforced, we strongly recommend that you purchase trip cancellation insurance from us or through your Travel Agent. If you do not take the trip because of civil disturbance in a country to be visited (whether or not the subject of a State Department Advisory), American Travel Abroad will not be responsible for any refund or alternate arrangements, if you cancel in these circumstances. There will be no refunds for unused tour services. This includes missed transfers due to airline schedule changes and/or missed flights, missed sightseeing tours, meals and hotel accommodations.

Prior to Departure Cancellation Charges
61 or more days $50 plus non-refundable deposit
60-40 days 10% of tour cost
39-15 days 50% of tour cost
14 days prior to arrival 100% of tour cost
NO SHOW 100% of tour cost
 

PRICES

Prices are based on tariffs and exchange fares in effect as of November 1, 2019, and are subject to change without notice.

ERRORS

In case of printing, typographical, computer, verbal or human billing errors, we reserve the right to invoice or re-invoice the participants with corrected billing.

 

RESERVATION AND PAYMENT

A deposit of $200 for tours per person is required at the time of booking. The balance is due 45 days prior to departure.

CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS

Major credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover Card) are accepted for deposits and final payment. Credit card charges will not be processed without a completed AMTA Credit Cardholder’s Authorization form.

 

CHANGE FEE

Subsequent to an initial reservation, any revision will incur a $50 change fee per booking for each revision.

CITY STAYS/HOTELS

Up to 5 days prior to departure: $50. 4 days or less prior to departure and during your stay: $50 plus one night’s hotel cost per room at each hotel on itinerary. Non-arrivals will be subject to a 2-night hotel fee.

 

CLAIMS

In the unlikely event of a complaint and/or refund request, please note that they must be submitted in writing, together with all supporting documents no later than 30 days after the completion of the tour/services. Complaints and/or refund requests received 30 days after the tour/services completion date will not be accepted and we shall be released from any and all further liability. In case it pertains to any airline transportation service, any and all claims shall be resolved between the passenger and the airline directly.

YOUR RATE DOES NOT INCLUDE

Passport fees; visa handling fees; taxes or tips on services not included in the itinerary; laundry valet service; gratuity to tour escort or local host; excess baggage charges; insurance of any kind; wines, liquors, mineral waters, coffee or tea, food or beverages not on the regular menus of the included meals.

PASSPORTS & VISAS

A valid passport is required for all U.S. and Canadian citizens traveling to Europe. Your passport expiration date must be at least six months after your return to U.S. In addition, some countries may require a visa. All passengers are responsible for obtaining all necessary visa and other travel documents.

TARIFF & EXCHANGE FLUCTUATIONS

All prices herein are quoted in U.S. dollars and Euro and are based on tariffs and exchange levels in effect November 1, 2019. Rates are subject to tariffs and exchange levels. Prices quoted herein are those in effect at time of printing and are subject to change.

 

RESPONSIBILITY

American Travel Abroad, Inc., 505 8th Ave., Suite 801, New York, NY, 10018, (800) 228-0877, hereafter referred to as the tour operator, and/or the travel agent, acts only as agent for the various companies, owners or contractors providing the means of transportation, accommodations and other services pertaining to the tour. All exchange orders, coupons, vouchers and tickets are issued subject to the terms and conditions under which such means of transportation, accommodations and other services are offered or provided. The issuance and acceptance of such documentation shall be deemed to be consent to the further condition that the travel agent and/or American Travel Abroad and/or its agent shall not be in any way liable for injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity in any vehicle or through the act or fault of any company or person engaged in conveying the passengers or of any hotel proprietor, personnel or servant or of any other person otherwise in connections therewith. The travel agent and/or American Travel Abroad and/or its agents cannot accept any responsibilities for losses or additional expenses due to delay or changes in air or any other services, sickness, weather, strike, war, quarantine or other causes. All such losses or expenses will have to be borne by the passenger, as tour rates provide for arrangements only for the time stated. The tour operator reserves the sole right to eliminate any tour or feature and to make changes in the itinerary as it may be necessary or desirable and to decline to accept or retain any person as a member of the tour for the whole or any part of the tour should it be deemed advisable for any reason.

The airlines concerned are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time passengers are not on board their aircraft. The airlines concerned are responsible only for the air travel portion of this tour performed by it on behalf of the tour participants in accordance with terms and conditions of their individual passage contracts and subject to applicable laws, treaties and regulations governing air transportation The passenger contract in use by the airlines concerned, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the airlines and purchases of these tours and/or the passage. All statements and information given in this brochure are, to the best of American Travel Abroad’s knowledge and belief, correct at the time of going to press; however, the facts and descriptions given herein have in the majority of cases been supplied by third parties and we accept no responsibility whatsoever for any error or misdescription contained herein.