Tour Conditions & General Information
We at Travel Germany Tours are thrilled that you are considering traveling
with us on one of our tours. We love to travel and enjoy new experiences.
Our main goal is to have a safe, enjoyable, enlightening tour. We want you
to join us again and again. We've tried to cover the main points
of concern, however,
we encourage your questions or
comments. You can reach us at email@example.com or at
1-618-667-4625 or 1-618-980-6999.
Our mailing address is: Travel Germany, P O Box 272, Troy, IL 62294.
Tour Escort and Guide:
My name is Fran Colter.
I will personally meet you at the agreed upon airport
and be your tour guide on every tour. I previously lived in Germany and
returned to tour Germany many times. I am getting more fluent in German
on an ongoing basis. I have studied German in the Fall 2003 at the Goethe
Institut in Prien, Germany. Previously, I took several German classes at the local Junior
College. This is not a job but rather a dream come true for me. Come
enjoy the dream.
Deposit and Final Payment:
A deposit of $500.00 per person is required to guarantee space on any requested tour. Deposit
is due at the time reservation is made. Checks or money orders are accepted.
Full payment must be made upon receipt of final invoice approximately 60 days prior to departure.
Payments are payable to Travel Germany, P O Box 272, Troy, IL 62294
We will stay at 3-Star hotels and inns.
Not all hotels will have an elevator so be prepared to use the stairs.
All the accommodations will be clean, have a TV, and will
have private bath facilities. Air conditioning is not an option
but fresh air is abundant. You will be furnished with a list of accommodations
and phone numbers before departure. All hotel changes are of equal or higher
quality to those listed in the brochure.
Baggage will be loaded and unloaded from the van. All other baggage handling will
be the responsiblity of the tour participant. Travel Germany will not be responsible for
left items. It is recommended that each traveler takes 1 large suitcase only and carry-ons are permitted. Please check with your airline about size and weight.
A hearty German breakfest is included in the price of the tour. It will usually
feature breads, cereal, yogurt, cheese, sausages, coffee, juices, and fruit.
My mouth is watering just thinking about it. Lunches, dinners, snacks, and alcohol
are not included.
All ground transportation in Germany, Austria and Switzerland is included in the price of the tour. We will travel
by minivan or minibus or car. We will be small groups of 10 or under so we can
make frequent stops if we see something that is of interest.
We want this
to be fun, not a challenge. I will be your driver and I have an excellent driving
record in Europe and the US. And yes, I can drive and talk.
The price of tours described in this brochure includes the specified nights accommendations with breakfast
buffet, ground transportation in Germany, Austria and Switzerland,
meals as listed, and guide services. Travel Germany does cover the costs of entrance fees to sites
listed in the itinerary. The price of the tour does not
include airfare from your home city to agreed upon airport. Travel Germany can make your US to agreed upon airport
travel arrangements for you but this charge is not included in the price of the tour.
If you make your own air reservations, you must be in agreed upon airport by noon on the designated
day or the tour will leave without you. Due to considerations to other tour participants, there
will be no exceptions. Travel arrangements to connect with the tour at another point will be
at your expense.
Travel Germany Tours strongly recommends that you purchase travel insurance. Baggage insurance and
cancellation insurance can be purchased separately from Travel Germany Tours.
If you have a health insurance carrier in the US, please call that carrier and confirm your coverage is
good in Europe and how to file claims. Medicare, however, is only good in the US so a limited term
healthcare insurance might
be a good investment. Health care could be very expensive in Germany. We hope there is no need
for any type of health insurance, but accidents can happen. Its always a good idea to refill and have
an ample supply of your drugs with you.
Travel Germany Tours reserves the right to make reasonable changes or substitions to any tour itinerary
as we deem necessary, desirable or appropriate.
Passports, Visas, and Other Identification:
Citizens of the United States and Canada traveling to Europe must have a valid passport. No visas
are required. Citizens of other nations who are resident aliens of the United States must have a valid passport
country and must carry with them the United States "green card" to re-enter the United States. The name on the
passport and the
name on the airline tickets must be the same to avoid confusion when airlines check passports upon departures.
We request that you furnish us with a photocopy of the information and picture page of your passport as soon
as possible. This facilitiates replacement of passports in case of loss or theft, and is necessary for
verification of name, age, citizenship when traveling internationally.
Cancellations and Refunds:
Any cancellations on the land portion of the tour are subject to the following cancellaltion charges:
60 days prior to departure: deposit fully refundable
59-31 days prior to departure: $200.00 per person fee charged
30-15 days prior to departure: $400.00 per person fee charged
14-1 days prior to departure: $600.00 per person fee charged
Canceling after tour commences: $750.00 per person fee charged
If illness or other imperative reasons make it necessary to withdraw from the tour after land arrangements
have commenced, a refund will be made for the unused balance of the tour less cancellation expenses of $750.00
Travel Germany Tours responsibility:
Travel Germany Tours and/or associated and/or affiliated or subsidiary companies are not responsible for and
cannot be held liable for any injury, loss, damage, accident, detention, annoyance, expense or delay arising
from (a) quarantine,strikes, force majeure, failure of any vehicle or means of convenyance restrictions or
regulations or through the acts or default of any company or persons engaged in coveying the tour participants or
providing any tour service and other cases over which we have no control or (b) through any tardiness, misconduct
or illegal acts on the part of any tour participant. Compensation for any mishap must be sought in the country
the mishap occurred. Travel Germany Tours reserves the right to refuse, accept or retain any person as a member
of any tour at any time. Participants are responsible for their own injuries due to ground transportation accidents, stairs, uneven payments, or any other cause of injury.
Tour participants must have attained the age of 18. No one under the age of 18 will be accepted on any Travel Germany
Tours. There is no upper age limit, however, all tour participants must be in good health, able to walk at least 1
mile and negogiate at least 1 flight of stairs. Please consult your doctor with any medical concerns.
It is the responsibility of the tour participant to claim his/her own luggage from baggage claim at airports and to move
the luggage from the arrival area to the van/car and from the van/car to the
airport check-in upon departure. Check with
your airline for size limitations on luggage. Travel Germany reserves the right to limit luggage. Again the baggage limits are 1 large suitcase and 1 carry-on per person.
Meals and drinks:
Meals are included as specified in the tour itineraries. Breakfast buffet is included with every night's accommodations.
Lunches, snacks, dinners, alcohol, and minibar are the responsibilities of the tour participant. It is highly recommended
that tour participants do not drink the tap
water but rather purchase bottled drinks. These drinks are at tour participant's
Items not included in the tour price:
The following items are not included in the tour price: Airfare, room service, telephone charges, alcoholic beverages, hotel snack and
minibar, valet and laundry services, and taxis. Entrance fees for sites when on your own are at participant's expense.
Smoking is not permitted in/on the van/car, airplanes, and some restaurants and hotels. A smoking room is usually available
at most hotels. Please inform Travel Germany Tours of your smoking preference. Van will make smoking breaks if informed.
Preparation and Planning:
After receipt of reservation form and $500.00 per person deposit and copy of passport, tour participants will receive
2 separate packets by mail
from Travel Germany Tours.
Packet 1 contains pre-tour information, personal data forms, insurance information, and airline tickets request form. Please
complete the appropriate forms and return them to Travel Germany Tours as soon as possible. Forms not returned may result in
cancellation of individual tour participation.
Packet 2 contains additional travel information, brochures, and magazines pertaining to places you will visit. It will also
contain name tags, luggage tags, tour diary, phone numbers and addresses of hotels.
Thank you for your interest in
Travel Germany Tours. We at Travel Germany Tours look forward to hearing from you and meeting you on our tours.
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