TERMS & CONDITIONS
Booking and payment:
Reserve your spot by making your- deposit (non-refundable).
Your deposit is due at time of booking AND no later than October 1, 2022.
Final payment is due March 1, 2023.
Cancellations of confirmed bookings:
Cancelation until October 1, 2022: full refund (minus 150 EUR administrative fee per person and any non-refundable paid fees).
Starting October 2, 2022: deposit is non-refundable.
Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary. Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges, or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. Any holds we have placed on your behalf are temporary, hotels and services listed are not guaranteed, prices subject to change. We recommend booking early and quickly.
We accept payment via credit card or wire transfer. Program package quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless specifically noted on the itinerary.
I HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND AND ACCEPT THE FOLLOWING:
Wine Lovers Travel will make every effort to honor the price as originally quoted, however, under certain circumstances additional costs by a supplier or government may be imposed due to an increase in the cost for one or more of the travel components.
I acknowledge and accept there are cancellation policies, change fees, and penalties that apply to my travel plans and services, which have been provided to me in writing. I agree to all such cancellation policies, change fees, and penalties, and understand unused portions of travel vouchers are non-‐refundable.
If for any reason my credit card charges are later declined, reversed, or Wine Lovers Travel is unable to receive payment for the travel plans and services, I acknowledge that this is a binding contract between myself and Wine Lovers Travel, and Wine Lovers Travel shall be entitled to recovery, including reasonable attorneys’ fees in connection with collection.
Travel documents, including passports, visas, and health/vaccination certificates required are your responsibility – Valid Passports are absolutely required for all international destinations and the expiration date should be at least 6 months following the return date of your trip. Some countries require that your passport have two to four blank visa/stamp pages. Some airlines will not allow you to board if this requirement is not met. (For more information, see: https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports/FAQs.html)
When traveling domestically or internationally, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) advise that everyone carry at least two forms of acceptable identification in order to board a flight found http://www.tsa.gov/traveler-‐information/acceptable-‐ids. Examples: DHS-‐designated enhanced driver’s license, USA Passport, a foreign government passport. The name, date of birth and gender that appears on the identification card must exactly match the same such data that is listed on airline ticket(s) and booking records. Additionally, a visa and vaccinations may be required. Please note that even when a visa is issued, a traveler may be denied entry since each country’s local immigration officials make the final entry decision. Several factors including past criminal record may contribute to the decision of the local immigration official(s). Should a visa not be issued, Wine Lovers Travel is not responsible for lost payments made toward the contemplated trip. If traveling to or through Canada, travelers with a Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) or other conviction record, should always check whether current rules exclude admission, and potential waivers. Wine Lovers Travel feels it is an invasion of privacy to make such an inquiry. The final decision of entry rests with the immigration or border services officer. (For more information see: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/faq/inadmissibility/index.asp
Visit the USA State Department Web site http://travel.state.gov on a regular basis for information regarding incidence of disease, terrorism, safety issues, crime, the need for travel documentation (such as passports, visas, proof of health/vaccination certificates), health hazards, and other restrictions regarding travel to your domestic and/or international destination(s), and re-‐entry into the United States. Required or advised inoculations you decide to obtain upon the advice of your personal physician, may need to be administered in a series of doses months ahead of your planned departure, and such time element should be taken into account by you, when making deposits and/or nonrefundable final payments. Visit the Web sites of the USA Centers for Disease Control, www.cdc.gov ; and the International Society of Travel Medicine, www.istm.org . Travel to certain destinations may involve greater risk than others. Wine Lovers Travel urges clients to remain informed on a daily basis as to current news, as well as to review travel prohibitions, warnings, announcements and advisories issued by the United States Government prior to booking travel to international destinations. Information on conditions in various countries and the level of risk associated with travel to particular international destinations can be found at: http://www.state.gov http://www.tsa.gov , http://www.dot.gov http://www.faa.gov http://www.cdc.gov and http://www.cbp.gov
The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a free service provided by the U.S. Government to U.S. citizens who are traveling to, or living in, a foreign country. STEP allows you to enter information about your upcoming trip abroad so that the Department of State can better assist you in an emergency. Registration is recommended and provided by going to https://step.state.gov/step/
If Wine Lovers Travel books your international flights:
Flight confirmation is subject to availability and prices are subject to change after the date of deposit, including price increases in the price of a seat, price for baggage, applicable fuel surcharges, or an increase in a government-imposed fee or tax.
Passport copies are required to confirm international air reservations.
Once purchased, US air transaction prices will not increase, except for potential charges resulting from government-imposed taxes or fees. I consent to pay for such charges and authorize Wine Lovers Travel to charge my credit card for such additional amounts. This consent applies to all travel arranged by Wine Lovers Travel at my request, that includes US scheduled air transportation, and may be revoked at any time with respect to future travel for which I have not yet made payment. Five (5) years following the date of execution, this consent expires.
I understand that additional air amenities, including but not limited to, upgraded seating, baggage fees and seat assignment fees, made at my request, are in addition to quoted fare. I consent to pay for such charges and authorize Wine Lovers Travel to charge my credit card for such additional amounts.
Certain suppliers reserve the right to increase prices to cover increased costs, fuel surcharges, tariffs and taxes, and to reflect fluctuations in foreign exchange markets.
BY OFFERING TRAVEL FOR SALE TO PARTICULAR DESTINATIONS, WINE LOVERS TRAVEL DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT TRAVEL TO SUCH POINTS IS ADVISABLE OR WITHOUT RISK, AND SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR COSTS, DAMAGES, OR LOSSES THAT MAY RESULT FROM TRAVEL TO SUCH DESTINATIONS. PARTICIPATION CONSTITUTES ACCEPTANCE OF SUCH EVENTS AT EACH TRAVELER’S OWN RISK.
Although WINE LOVERS TRAVEL will make every effort to adhere to the itinerary, on rare occasions it may be necessary to make an adjustment to these arrangements. Should such adjustment be necessary, a substitute will be offered when and where possible. If any unusual, unforeseeable or extraordinary circumstances beyond our control, including (but not limited to) war, riots, terrorism, fire, natural disaster, explosion, strikes, lockouts, slowdowns, prolonged shortage of energy supplies, plagues, epidemics and acts of state or governmental action prohibiting or impeding any party from performing its respective obligations under the contract (travel restrictions, quarantines, trade embargoes, closure of airports or seaports and borders) or any other event outside the control of WINE LOVERS TRAVEL which affects the journey arrangements, WINE LOVERS TRAVEL cannot accept liability for any resulting loss, damage or expense and any refund will be subject to deduction of applicable expenses. In case of force majeure and we need to cancel any travel arrangements, WINE LOVERS TRAVEL has the right to retain funds paid, to delay the delivery of the services or end the legal contract without legal intervention by informing of this in writing. Clients are not entitled to any damages unless this would be unacceptable according to measures of reason and fairness given the circumstances. WINE LOVERS TRAVEL is not responsible for any loss, accident, injury, delay, defect, omission, or irregularity which may occur, such as changes, additional expenses, and cancellations due to weather conditions, ferryboat, or other transportation schedule changes and other any changes beyond our control.
WINE LOVERS TRAVEL must be advised during the booking process should there be any person in a traveling party who cannot travel independently or who needs any form of assistance or has any medical condition which could affect their travel, as such person must be accompanied by a companion capable of assisting this person. Areas visited will often not offer access and pathways comparable to those accommodating the disabled in your country.
Change Request Deadline
We understand that there may be a need to change a component or item of your final booking program and we will try our best to accommodate such requests (but cannot guarantee that such request can be accommodated and if accommodated that such will not increase the cost of your booking package). We request that you give us as much advance notice as possible of any additional requests or nuances or changes to your program. Prices are based on current rates of exchange, tariffs, and taxes. WINE LOVERS TRAVEL retains the right to increase tour prices to cover increased costs, tariffs, and taxes, and to reflect fluctuations in foreign exchange markets. WINE LOVERS TRAVEL retains the right to cancel or vary any itinerary and substitute components of the itineraries and arranged sightseeing due to unforeseen circumstances or circumstances beyond WINE LOVERS TRAVEL control. Every effort will be made to operate tours as planned, but alterations may occur after the final itinerary has been issued.
Travelers must provide required health documentation for travel and agree to comply with all health protocols as directed by WINE LOVERS TRAVEL staff during their journey. Noncompliance with these measures will result in not being able to travel or continue on the journey. Guest voluntarily assumes all risks and related expenses in the event that they or any member of their traveling party require testing or quarantine, become infected with COVID-19 or experience travel interruptions or delays.
Photography During Travel
WINE LOVERS TRAVEL reserves the right to take photographs and video of guests during the operation of any program or part thereof and to use, re-use, publish, and republish their image, identity likeness, voice, interview, statements, video clips and sound recordings, and/or photographic portraits or pictures in which guest(s) may be included (an “Image”), for promotional purposes during the program and thereafter. By booking a program with WINE LOVERS TRAVEL, guests acknowledge that WINE LOVERS TRAVEL is the owner of the photographs and video and agree to allow their Image to be used in such photographs and videos, which may thereafter, be used by WINE LOVERS TRAVEL. Guests who prefer that their images not be used must (1) identify themselves to their Tour Guide at the beginning of their journey; and (2) notify their Travel Consultant by email, not later than thirty (30) days following the end of the guest’s journey. In the event the guest fails to comply with both obligations, the guest shall not be exempt from this section. If such written notice is not timely provided, the guests, individually and on behalf of any minor child travelling with them, have granted unrestricted rights and permission for WINE LOVERS TRAVEL to use the Images.