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BOOKINGS: A deposit in the amount of $500.00 per person is required at the time of booking.

CHANGES IN ITINERARY: Once itinerary has been accepted and deposit received, any voluntary changes will incur a $50.00 administration fee per change plus any extraordinary expenses necessitated by the changes.

EXCLUSIONS: Not included are air transportation to/from the country; airport taxes where levied; passport and visa fees (visas are the responsibility of the passenger); excess baggage; luggage, personal and trip cancellation insurance; beverages; meals other than those specified in the final itinerary; entrance fees other than those specified in the final itinerary; laundry and other items of a personal nature; general gratuities/tips for services rendered; and any item or feature not listed as specifically included. Additional services not listed in the final itinerary must be paid for upon completion of service on site, charges to Design Travel & Tours are not permitted.

CANCELLATIONS: Once reservations are in progress, deposit is refundable less $250.00 per person plus any communication charges. Within 35 days of departure, refund is limited to 50% and is based on recoverable monies from suppliers plus any communication and administration charges incurred in effecting the cancellations. Less than 15 days, services are non refundable. voluntary changes and/or cancellations enroute are non refundable. All cancellations must be in writing and are effective upon receipt in our Glen Ellyn offices. We strongly recommend cancellation insurance.

RESPONSIBILITY: Design Travel & Tours, Glen Ellyn, Illinois, its affiliates, assignees, cooperative agents and your travel agent act only as agents for the passenger with respect to transportation, hotels and automobile contractors. They exercise every care possible, but cannot be held responsible for personal injury in connection with the service of any airplane, train, automobile, carriage or other conveyance which is used in carrying out these tours, nor are they responsible for delay, accident, sickness, loss of personal property, strikes, armed conflict, additional expenses due to weather, disruption of advertised schedules, refusal of visas, or other causes beyond their control. Further, the operation of the vehicles used in their tours is the full responsibility of the companies and individuals engaged in the conveying of passengers; said companies or individuals as governed by laws of the country of operation and recourse for any mishap must be filed locally. Unforeseen conditions may necessitate tour changes and the right is reserved to make such changes or withdraw the tour as deemed advisable. The right is also reserved to refuse to accept or retain any passengers on any tour at any time. All cooperating IATA, ARC airlines and steamship companies are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time passengers are not on board; the limit of their liability is that of a common carrier and the passage contract in use by such carriers, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between companies and the purchaser of this tour and/or passenger.

Receipt of deposit constitutes agreement to all terms and conditions. 


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